BiggerPockets Podcast 319: Avoid These Common Newbie Mistakes! Hard-Earned Lessons from Nathan Brooks

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How does finding and closing 15 deals a month sound? Today’s guest shares exactly how his team does just that!

Returning guest Nathan Brooks goes into detail about how he built a turnkey business that consistently finds and closes deals on a large scale. He also shares great info regarding how he uses the DISC profile to understand himself and his team members, his three-step process for rehabbing homes, and why he always has at least two sets of eyes on every deal.

Plus, he reveals what he wishes he had done differently in the beginning and how to alternate between a “10,000-foot view” of your business and being on the front line. You also won’t want to miss his discussion about mistakes newbies should avoid.

Nathan is a long-time investor with a heart-felt passion for helping others succeed. If you want to grow your real estate business, be sure to check out the incredible advice and encouragement he shares in today’s episode!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Nathan uses the DISC profile to understand himself
  • What he would have done different if starting his business again
  • His three-step process for rehabbing homes
  • Why he always uses two sets of eyes on every deal
  • How he utilized meetups to grow his business
  • How his team is buying 12-15 deals a month
  • His rule for replacing anything that doesn’t have a 10-year life span
  • Mistakes for newbies to avoid
  • How to alternate between a big picture view and daily activities to lead to success
  • How he handled his nightmare flip
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “As soon as you can afford it, hire your weaknesses.” (Tweet This!)
  • “The direction of your business is your responsibility.” (Tweet This!)
  • “If you’re not taking professional pictures of your rental property, stop and start doing that now.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Your business is only as good as you are.” (Tweet This!)

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4 Comments

  1. Mary Olynick

    Great podcast, Nathan! As a newbie working on househacking to start, I found so many nuggets from you (process tips, team building…DISC is cool). I especially love hearing abt the military support group and will pass along to my Navy son (newbie too who was braver than me & put in an offer on SFH recently). Thanks so much, Mary

  2. Derrick Lumsden

    Hello, My question is for Nathan.

    I heard you mention you were a D/C personality which is kinda rare. After the show I went and found a personality test and found I am a D/C personality as well.

    I don’t see a lot of write ups about this personality type specifically, would you be willing to share with me what are 5 opportunities and 5 challenges with being this personality type?

    (I am asking for 5 to make the question more directed, please feel free to reframe the question in a way that is easy for you to answer)

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