BiggerPockets Podcast 206: Taking Massive Action to Do 20+ Deals in Two Years with Joe England

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Two years ago, Joe England was just a full-time military guy, dreaming about financial freedom. Now, he’s done over 20 deals and is taking massive action to create an incredible future for himself. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dive deep into Joe’s story and learn how taking massive action has helped him build his portfolio — despite being deployed overseas the majority of the time.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Joe learned about real estate from infomercials and BiggerPockets
  • Why he needs power of attorney
  • Important books he’s read
  • How he started investing while still deployed in Iraq
  • How he landed 22 properties in just 10 months
  • What exactly a rent-ready property is
  • What kind of properties he invests in
  • How he finances these deals
  • Joe’s end goal and his “why”
  • The state of the real estate market in Baltimore
  • How to NOT be a slumlord
  • How he manages his properties
  • His experiences with bad property managers
  • How to find properties on the MLS and Zillow
  • The strategy of putting an offer on everything he sees
  • His advice for the military
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “When doing an offer, if you are not embarrassed by your offer, it’s too high.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Real estate is kinda like an accidental pregnancy. At the end of the day, you’ll figure it out.” (Tweet This!)
  • “You can measure success by creating new problems.” (Tweet This!)

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  1. Kyara G.

    I love this podcast. My husband and I are building a portfolio in Baltimore and hold a lot of the same values. We have always talked about making “a vacant house a home”. We probably own homes in some of the same neighborhoods. Great representation of Baltimore investors!

  2. Great podcast! Very curious if you guys could interview his realtor to have her about her system that she put in place to streamline pumping out offers instead of writing each individual offer for the investor? And also, was I clear that where he found most of his properties were from MLS offers and one or two from Craig’s? Or is there other marketing efforts that he goes about to find properties?

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