Real Estate Investing Basics

14 Must-Listen BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes to Launch Your Real Estate Career

Expertise: Mortgages & Creative Financing, Buying & Selling Houses, Personal Finance, Real Estate Investing Basics
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A few years ago, in my search to learn how to build my real estate portfolio, I stumbled upon BiggerPockets.

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I remember being so elated! I felt like I had found the holy grail of info and a tribe that could help me achieve my goals!  

But as I dug through the blogs and forums, it all started to seem so overwhelming. Information overload set in, and then it happened—analysis paralysis.  

(To give you a sense of the wealth of info here, as of this writing, there are over 8,900 blog articles and 677,000 forum threads, not to mention 18 books AND well over 390 hours of podcast episodes.)

Looking for a better way to consume all of the wonderful information, I stumbled across the BiggerPockets Podcast.  

The tides turned!  

I could listen to podcast episodes anywhere! On a run, in the car, doing chores around the house—no excuses.

Fast forward to today, the BiggerPockets Podcast has over 320 inspirational and informative episodes. (By the way, I’ve been listening since episode 56.) It would take you over nine weeks of full-time listening to conquer the entire catalog of episodes!

So I thought I would help the newbie investors out by sharing a list of my favorites. These episodes can help get you up to speed, motivated, and headed in the right direction! 

Related: My Top 10 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes (with Number of Listens)

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Top 14 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes for Beginners

Getting Started MUSTS

How to Invest in Real Estate – The Ultimate Show for Getting Started

7 Paths to Financial Independence with Brandon and David

Overcoming Obstacles

No Money Investing – Four Techniques with Brandon Turner and David Greene

No Money, No Deals, No Time? Overcoming Real Estate’s “Big Three” with Brandon Turner and David Greene

Ouch! Brandon & David’s 10 Biggest Investing Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)

Economics 101

6 Rules for Investing in Real Estate in the Coming Economic Shift with J Scott

Goals & Mindset

The Science Behind Setting and Achieving Big Goals

Using Incredible Strength of Mindset to Succeed Despite Overwhelming Obstacles with Nick Santonastasso

From Tragedy to Broke to $400,000 a Month with Lance Wakefield

Investing Strategies & Scaling Your Business

“But My Market is Too Expensive!” (How to Become a Long-Distance Real Estate Investor) with David Greene

From Single-Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless

Financially Free in Less Than 5 Years Through Apartment Investing with Michael Blank

Note Investing and Raising Private Money with David Van Horn

Closing 75 Deals Your First Year by Simply Modeling Others with Steven Pesavento

Related: How I’ve Made Over a Million Dollars Listening to Real Estate Podcasts


As you can tell, I’ve only covered a few of the real estate niches out there. Keep in mind, there are so many other fantastic episodes that I’ve saved in my podcast player.   

While I encourage you to listen to every episode, I totally get that it might not seem possible—especially as BiggerPockets continues to crank out more AMAZING content. Let this short list serve as a quick primer to jump-start your education into real estate as a powerful vehicle to create wealth and independence.


Am I missing some classics that you love? 

Comment with your favorite episodes below! 


Whitney is a real estate investor and personal finance trainer whose vision is to launch 10,000 families on the path toward financial independence. After purchasing her first rental in 2002, and hi...
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    David Krulac from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Bigger Pockets Podcast #82, “How I Started With Nothing and Made $12 Million in Real Estate”
    Andrew Syrios Residential Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, MO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I think you forgot Episode 121………………………
    Whitney Hutten Rental Property Investor from Boulder, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Here is the link in case others want to click through BiggerPockets Podcast 121: Creating the IDEAL Real Estate Investing Business with Andrew and Phillip Syrios …
    Pearly Tan Rental Property Investor from NJ
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I second ep 121 🙂
    Patricio Aguilar
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Asif Aman Specialist from Durham, NC
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Great summary!
    Whitney Hutten Rental Property Investor from Boulder, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Glad you found value, Asif!
    Marcellus P McKinley
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks for doing this, Whitney! really enjoyed your Podcast as well.
    Whitney Hutten Rental Property Investor from Boulder, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Glad you found value, Marcellus!
    Roderic Baker from Denham Springs, Louisiana
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I needed this