BiggerPockets Podcast 320: Hands-On BRRRR Investing and DIY Secrets with Instagram Star Brittany Arnason

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Imagine building a business around work you’d do for free. Sound pretty great?

Today’s guest has done just that, and her story may change the way you think about investing. Brittany Arnason is a 26-year-old who’s converted her talent for hands-on work into a cash-flowing, 10-unit rental portfolio.

In this episode, Brittany shares how she learned the business of real estate and construction as a small child, bought her first property for $25,000, and worked on it herself to save money and learn the business.

She goes on to reveal her DIY secrets for adding value at minimal cost, how she applied skills she learned at her 9 to 5 to make her a more successful investor, and how she operates as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

Brittany has an incredible energy, spark, and passion for real estate, and it is infectious. Don’t miss how she uses creative strategies to finance her deals and the BRRRR method to fund unlimited projects.

This is an episode that will leave you pumped up and ready to go get your next (or first) deal. Download it today!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Britt got her first rental property at the age of 18!
  • Quitting her job as a power engineer
  • Pros and cons of doing your own work
  • The Lifeonaire Strategy
  • Things that make a huge impact in a property
  • Using personal line of credit to fund deals
  • What is a Step Up mortgage
  • Doing BRRRR strategy with her boyfriend
  • Finding deals through realtors and MLS
  • How she learned DIY skills from the internet
  • And SO much more!

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Fire Round Questions

Tweetable Topics:

  • “New builds can be easier and more straightforward than rehabs!” (Tweet This!)
  • “If it keeps you motivated and it keeps it fun for you, it probably will help your business.” (Tweet This!)
  • “You have to do whatever it takes to make it work.” (Tweet This!)

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Thanks for checking out the BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing & Wealth Building Podcast. Hosts Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner strive to bring top-notch educational content and interviews to our listeners -- without the non-stop pitch prevalent around the industry. With over 180,000 listeners per show, the BiggerPockets Podcast has become the biggest real estate podcast in the world. But don’t take our word for it. We’re the top-rated and reviewed real estate show on iTunes — check it out, read the reviews on iTunes, and get busy listening and learning!

4 Comments

  1. Jan Scilipoti

    First full-on belly laugh while listening to the podcast! The image of Brandon’s pencil snapping back on its’ lead line cracked me up. A great show overall. David, you were joking when you talked about the value, but it’s for real. You two work very well together as co-hosts. And Brit rocks!! Keep the bad-ass women coming. We’re out here listening.

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