Top 6 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes for Real Estate Newbies

Top 6 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes for Real Estate Newbies

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Tamar Hermes

Tamar Hermes is a full-time real estate investor and educator. After building successful businesses in the retail and entertainment industries, she turned her attention to real estate with a mission to get more women to become investors and continue to build her portfolio. Tamar has been investing for over 20 years with a focus on appreciation with buy and hold single-family homes and duplexes in Los Angeles. In the past few years, she has expanded her portfolio to include passive multi-family investments across multiple states, private lending, and Airbnb properties. She bought her first duplex when she was 28.

As an educator and advocate for women to become educated and invest in real estate to grow wealth, Tamar focuses her time empowering and educating women across the country through her masterclass, The Real Deal Formula. She also coaches and consults women and couples privately about the opportunities to build their assets through real estate and supports them to connect with reliable partnerships through her Wealth Warrior Woman Alliance.

Tamar always had a knack for saving money, but it took her years to discover there were other ways to earn income besides working a 9-5 job. She now firmly believes financial freedom is possible through real estate and understands the importance of knowing how to allocate and invest your money and protect assets is a critical piece of sustaining financial independence and creating a legacy.

Tamar currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 18 years and her two children. They plan to relocate to Austin at the end of 2020. When she isn’t teaching, reading, or learning more about real estate investing and self-development, you can find her on a hiking trail with her rescue terrier Teena, listening to the BiggerPockets Podcast.

She also loves traveling, yoga, hosting dinner parties with friends, supporting her favorite non-profits, hanging out with her Gobundance Women’s’ Tribe, and binge-watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. She currently serves as the co-director of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Mona Foundation, which has worked for 20 years to alleviate poverty through gender equality and education around the world.

Tamar’s first book on real estate investing for women will be published this year.

Before Tamar discovered real estate investing, she attended Pitzer College and the American Academy of Rome. She majored in communications and fine arts.

In addition to growing her portfolio in real estate, Tamar became a certified life coach, holds a real estate license in California, and studied finance so that she could master the knowledge she needed to own her financial destiny.


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If BiggerPockets preaches one message, it is that anyone can invest in real estate successfully. The following episodes offer the mindset boost and strategy primer you need to get started sooner rather than later. Get ready to take action when opportunities arise.

6 Must-Hear Podcast Episodes for New Real Estate Investors

1. BiggerPockets Podcast #90: My First Real Estate Investment – A Newbie Podcast With Matt, Romeo, and KC

Up first is a live chat with financial conference attendees Matt Giovanisci from New Jersey, Romeo Jeremiah from Detroit and KC Beavers from Rochester, N.Y.—three real estate investor newbies with fascinating stories and great tips for beginning investors and veterans alike! Hear from “accidental landlords”—a growing breed of property owners—firsthand, and let yourself be regaled by tales proving that first-time investors CAN achieve success from the get-go.

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

2. BiggerPockets Money Podcast #42: How to Invest in Real Estate with Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner

Who better to talk about the subject of getting started in real estate investing than BiggerPockets founder Joshua Dorkin and BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast co-host Brandon Turner?

In this episode, BiggerPockets Money Podcast hosts, Scott and Mindy, went to these experts to gather up some excellent real estate advice. Brandon and Josh give a brief history of their experiences with finance and real estate and chat about their book How to Invest In Real Estate. They also cover tips for managing your money while you save for your first investment, Josh’s inverted funnel analogy, and Brandon’s admiration of Harry Potter.

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3. BiggerPockets Podcast #373: Invest Locally or Out of State? Why Not Both! BRRRRing & Building with Lee Ripma

In this action-packed episode, Lee traces her journey from full-time field biologist to newbie who jumped straight into long-distance multifamily (wait ’til you hear about her first deal!) to developing apartment buildings in the high-end Los Angeles market.

You’ll learn how she formed relationships with local, “boots-on-the-ground” partners on her BRRRR deals in Kansas City, why she came to prefer value-add multifamily deals over BRRRR, and how she’s able to find higher and better uses for properties in Southern California.

Related: The 13 Best Real Estate & Personal Finance Podcasts Right Now

4. BiggerPockets Podcast #113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan

One of the most successful real estate authors in America, Jay Papasan has authored several books, including The Millionaire Real Estate Investor and The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. Most famously, Jay co-authored The ONE Thing, which Brandon featured as the number one book on his list of the business books that changed his life in 2014.

5. BiggerPockets Podcast #304: Using Incredible Strength of Mindset to Succeed Despite Overwhelming Obstacles With Nick Santonastasso

Nick shares his personal story and holds nothing back, describing how he’s overcome the difficulties of being born with Hanhart syndrome and the incredible mindset he’s developed along the way that led to him meeting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, becoming an online viral sensation (and scaring a character from The Walking Dead as a zombie), and climbing a mountain despite the absence of three limbs.

Nick shares tons of actionable steps for overpowering fear, overcoming and adapting to any environment, harnessing the power of gratitude, and more.

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6. BiggerPockets Podcast #204: Flipping 30+ Deals by Age Twenty-Five with Chris Gill

Chris Gill, a real estate investor in the San Antonio market, has only been investing for three years but has already done over 30 deals—mostly fix and flips. Chris walks through his unique journey, including his initial fourplex rental property and his path toward flipping “the worst houses in the area.”

The Bottom Line

Making your first investment may be challenging, but after listening to these strategies and stories of success, hopefully you see that it is possible! Practical tools and actionable advice to guide you through your first deal (and beyond) are all available on BiggerPockets—for free!

So don’t waste another minute. Grab your Airpods, turn on one of these episodes, and take a walk outside while dreaming of the financially free future you are going to create!

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If BiggerPockets preaches one message, it is that anyone can invest in real estate successfully. The following episodes offer the mindset boost and strategy primer you need to get started sooner rather than later. Get ready to take action when opportunities arise.