#AskBP 067: Should I Flip Houses or Buy Rental Properties?

by | BiggerPockets.com

The two most popular choices for real estate enthusiasts, flipping and rentals, can both help someone achieve significant wealth. But which is the best to start with? That’s the question Brandon covers on this episode of the #AskBP Podcast, sharing his insight into the pros and cons of each to help you make the best choice for you and your future.

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. He began buying rental properties and flipping houses at age 21, discovering he didn’t need to work 40 years at a corporate job to have “the good life.” Today, with nearly 100 rental units and dozens of rehabs under his belt, he continues to invest in real estate while also showing others the power, and impact, of financial freedom. His writings have been featured on Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, FoxNews.com, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media. He is the author of The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, The Book on Rental Property Investing, and co-author of The Book on Managing Rental Properties, which he wrote alongside his wife, Heather, and How to Invest in Real Estate, which he wrote alongside Joshua Dorkin. A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie) splits his time between his home in Washington State and various destinations around the globe.


  1. Kelly Ford

    You’re awesome. That’s the exact question I had and my answer, after listening to your engaging and succinct podcast, is that I want to do BOTH. But I have to start with a goal so I have adjusted and refined my plan to generating a quick profit through flipping and then using that profit to buy rental properties to create multiple streams of passive income. Before your podcast, I was about to make an offer on a SFR that fits the rental category, but it would tie up my current cash and prevent me from beginning a flip. So I had it backwards. And I love the Walt Disney quote at the end — I am definitely reading and learning too much right now and not acting — I got the message 😉

  2. Ramez Qubain


    I have been contemplating to quitting my job as an executive and build my own business in real estate. This podcast helped define the type of real estate investing that I should start in, whin in my case, is flipping.

    Thanks again

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