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BiggerPockets Podcast 159: How to Build a Real Estate Business That Buys 60 Deals a Year with Nathan Brooks

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Anyone can buy a house. However, it takes a special kind of business (and business owner) to buy dozens of deals every year. That’s the story on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, when we sit down with Nathan Brooks to talk about how he went from casual investor to buying nearly sixty deals last year. You’ll learn the key hires that made this transition possible, the process for hiring the perfect team members to work your systems, Nathan’s story of bringing in a partner to help scale, and so much more. If you are looking to really expand your business through partners, employees, and processes, dive into this powerful episode!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • BiggerPockets Podcast ArtworkNathan’s beard, the bear from The Revenant
  • A recap of his last show
  • The importance of sitting down with your mentor
  • How to diversify your income streams
  • Why he started his own property management company
  • The companies he’s worked with before
  • How to avoid working with the wrong company
  • Nathan’s current number of employees
  • How he builds systems within his business
  • How to figure out what you’re good and bad at
  • What you should know about partnerships and finding the right people to work with
  • How Nathan’s hiring process works
  • How to know who to hire first
  • The time value of money
  • How to relay a process to an assistant
  • The importance of creating one-pager how tos
  • What exactly lifestyle design means
  • Whether it’s really possible to step away from work for six months
  • How to figure out your freedom number
  • One thing that made a huge impact on his business in the past few years
  • Why he keeps on learning and learning
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “Don’t focus on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths.” (Tweet This!)
  • “There’s always a person who’ll appreciate whoever you are and ride the rollercoaster with you.” (Tweet This!)

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Real strategies that work for real people seeking to build wealth through real estate investments. Co-hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, this podcast provides actionable advice from investo...
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    Shari Lawson Investor from Maryland
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great interview! I get motivated hearing how the guests scale their business.
    Nathan Brooks Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, KS
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Shari! It was a pleasure to be a guest on the show … good luck with your business in 2016!
    kym
    Replied over 4 years ago
    I am so glad I found this podcast – thanks so much for the information. I really love real estate and this was great.
    Nathan Brooks Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, KS
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Kym … thanks so much for listening and taking the time to post. I am really glad it was helpful!
    Julian Merchant Real Estate Broker from Huntington Beach, CA
    Replied over 4 years ago
    One of the best BP podcasts I’ve listened in a long time. I’m a big fan of 4 Hour Workweek stuff too and enjoyed hearing about how you’re incorporating that into your real estate business. Keep up the good work dude!
    Nathan Brooks Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, KS
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thank you Julian … it makes me so happy to hear the podcast got you fired up, and that your inspired to do whatever your fired up about in real estate. Good luck, you thank you!
    Julie Macd Investor from Seattle, Washington
    Replied over 4 years ago
    great podcast. inspiring as I get moving with my RE investments to build passive income to have the life I want (and deserve)
    Nathan Brooks Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, KS
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Julie … glad to hear it was helpful in getting your own stuff going. Best of luck!
    Mark Keller Real Estate Agent from Milford, Massachusetts
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Another great BP podcast and, Nathan, you held your own with Brandon and Josh (his assistant!) which deserves respect all by itself. You had great advice and thoughtful responses. I’m trying to ramp up my investing this year and your words help a lot. I’ll have to remember the podcast number so I can listen to it again.
    Nathan Brooks Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, KS
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Mark, thanks so much for taking the time to listen and respond … awesome that you are ramping up things on your end and I wish you the best!
    Aaron Vergason Rental Property Investor from Erin, NY
    Replied over 4 years ago
    I live in a small city that doesn’t really have property management companies to choose from. I’m planning on starting my own. Within the next 2-3 months. Are you a licensed real estate person and a broker? I’m trying to figure out if I must do that or if there’s another way. I’m in New York State.
    Dmitriy Fomichenko Solo 401k Expert from Anaheim Hills, CA
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I am always a big of fan of creating systems too, so excellent piece of advice there. Really enjoyed the podcast! Thanks for sharing.