Do YOU Want To Be A Guest On The BiggerPockets Podcast?

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Originally posted by @Jay Hinrichs :

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Originally posted by @Ned Carey :

I nominate @David Faulkner and @John Thedford .    .     .      .     only because I want to see what they really look like

We're actually the same person! Joke ... you don't really want to see what I look like ... let's just say I'm not getting by on my good looks, or my winning personality for that matter. LOL :)

I would love to be on the podcast.. thank you for thinking about this BP. You understand your market and know that some of us do have deals to do and projects to run and businesses to run... I really appreciate the gesture... I hope to hear from you soon if you feel I would be a good fit..

Thanks

Tom Olson

Originally posted by @David Faulkner :
Originally posted by @Mindy Jensen:

Hey Guys -

We thought we'd put out an open call for those folks who might be interested in being a guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast. If you're a listener, you probably know that we love talking to investors of all levels of experience and we want to meet people who work in all the various niches of investing.

If you want to share your story and help others learn from your experiences, being a guest is a great opportunity. It is also an incredible tool for helping you build your business, as the exposure is second to none -- with 150,000 listeners per show on average, you're bound to find new colleagues, associates and partners.

What Do You Need to Be on The Show?

The requirements are:

1 - You must be personable and have the ability to answer questions with more than one word answers.

2 - You must have high-speed internet of at least 15 mb/s (preferably 20mb+)

3 - You must have a web camera (we record audio and video for all shows) and we do require a decent microphone. If you don't have the equipment, you can get it for under $100 and the money spent will be returned in spades.

4 - You must have at least 10 deals under your belt.

5 - You must not be coming on to pitch in any way. If you think you can get a pitch in, think again.

NOTE - If you submit yourself as a guest, rest assured we have your information. There is no need to follow up. If we are interested, we will get in touch with you. Submitting your interest is NOT a guarantee or promise that we will invite you to come on the podcast.

How Do I Submit My Interest?

Simply Click this Link or go to http://www.biggerpockets.com/guest and fill out the form.

Thanks in advance and we'll look forward to hearing from you.

 Mindy, I'd recommend one more podcast requirement:

6 - You must have been in the Real Estate business for at least 10 years.

Sorry, but I don't care how many deals they've done, if they haven't lived through at least 1 full Real Estate cycle, then they are a newbie and should not be giving advice on a podcast. Can't name how many previous podcasts come off like: look at me, how cool I am, I've been in the business 4 years and have done a gazillion deals with no money down ... I'm leveraged to the hilt, have low margins, and only one exit, but that doesn't matter because all I've ever seen are green pastures. LOL. This results in some seriously dangerous advice for your impressionable young listeners. Please for your listeners' sake, add this rule ...

 You know what else should be a requirement to be on the podcast? A freakin' profile pic! ... Just kidding David hope you aren't offended by some blunt Trumpian humor.

Originally posted by @Andrey Y. :
Originally posted by @David Faulkner:
Originally posted by @Mindy Jensen:

Hey Guys -

We thought we'd put out an open call for those folks who might be interested in being a guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast. If you're a listener, you probably know that we love talking to investors of all levels of experience and we want to meet people who work in all the various niches of investing.

If you want to share your story and help others learn from your experiences, being a guest is a great opportunity. It is also an incredible tool for helping you build your business, as the exposure is second to none -- with 150,000 listeners per show on average, you're bound to find new colleagues, associates and partners.

What Do You Need to Be on The Show?

The requirements are:

1 - You must be personable and have the ability to answer questions with more than one word answers.

2 - You must have high-speed internet of at least 15 mb/s (preferably 20mb+)

3 - You must have a web camera (we record audio and video for all shows) and we do require a decent microphone. If you don't have the equipment, you can get it for under $100 and the money spent will be returned in spades.

4 - You must have at least 10 deals under your belt.

5 - You must not be coming on to pitch in any way. If you think you can get a pitch in, think again.

NOTE - If you submit yourself as a guest, rest assured we have your information. There is no need to follow up. If we are interested, we will get in touch with you. Submitting your interest is NOT a guarantee or promise that we will invite you to come on the podcast.

How Do I Submit My Interest?

Simply Click this Link or go to http://www.biggerpockets.com/guest and fill out the form.

Thanks in advance and we'll look forward to hearing from you.

 Mindy, I'd recommend one more podcast requirement:

6 - You must have been in the Real Estate business for at least 10 years.

Sorry, but I don't care how many deals they've done, if they haven't lived through at least 1 full Real Estate cycle, then they are a newbie and should not be giving advice on a podcast. Can't name how many previous podcasts come off like: look at me, how cool I am, I've been in the business 4 years and have done a gazillion deals with no money down ... I'm leveraged to the hilt, have low margins, and only one exit, but that doesn't matter because all I've ever seen are green pastures. LOL. This results in some seriously dangerous advice for your impressionable young listeners. Please for your listeners' sake, add this rule ...

 You know what else should be a requirement to be on the podcast? A freakin' profile pic! ... Just kidding David hope you aren't offended by some blunt Trumpian humor.

 My vote for a podcast guest is @Bob Bowling .

I am a solar energy specialist and know the ins and outs from the preliminaries to the set up and the final stages.  I hope that most people here are aware that landlords of commercial properties make huge profits out of installing solar power to their commercial properties.  To top that, these landlords who have switched to solar energy both off-grid and on-grid tend to attract more tenants to their rental properties.  If you think that it would be helpful for me to talk about this aspect of business development for owners of commercial properties then I would be more than happy to share my thoughts about it.  Thank you.

Originally posted by @Steve D. :

David Faulkner nailed it! Tired of hearing the young buck with little experience. Bring on some experienced folks who have seen the good and he bad. I tune out as soon as I hear the guest is under 30.

 I understand where you're coming from, but to throw fuel on the fire, Brandon Turner turned 30 last year... That beard hides his baby face...

Originally posted by @Mindy Jensen :
Originally posted by @Steve D.:

David Faulkner nailed it! Tired of hearing the young buck with little experience. Bring on some experienced folks who have seen the good and he bad. I tune out as soon as I hear the guest is under 30.

 I understand where you're coming from, but to throw fuel on the fire, Brandon Turner turned 30 last year... That beard hides his baby face...

You are NOT helping the case against by citing Brandon Turner as an example, Mindy. LOL. For the record, I never said no under 30 (though Steve D did), just at least 10 years experience ... I'm sure there are some that basically grew up in the business or started way young that are experienced yet under 30 ...

@Mindy Jensen if only I did well with large audiences.. never was comfortable doing so. I do agree with the sentiments from others regarding the experience factor. I have heard some podcasts that (if I were not experienced) sounded like they knew what they were doing, but down under they got lucky, and didn't do it right. Agreed as well with seeing multiple cycles.

One more thing that has bothered me for a long time, and no one seems to make it a priority: why are we as investors so impressed by the $$ made by the caller first? Wouldn't it be great for Josh and Brandon to focus on the problem being solved first, before the investor deal? When I hear of the "whale of a wholesale" deal, it bothers me that the focus is not on the problem being solved for the seller. Feel free to call me out, but I would be more impressed with the guy that made $1 but made a significant difference in the life of a motivated seller to the point that the seller could come on the show, to share their story of the integrity of the investor. This, to me, would the "show of all shows...." My $.02

I just signed up on bigger pockets, but I would definitely be interested. I work in Albuquerque, NM and wear many hats utilizing many tools.
20 rental units
12 active flips 
- recs to purchase 
-some are now rec notes
-private money on the flips utilizing retirement plans/corporate/nonprofit funds
-wholesaling 
and I have started a new platform of providing financed wholesales.

would love to see if my knowledge is of value to others.

@David Faulkner and @Jerry W. ,

I'm flattered you two thought of me. I'm not cut out for podcasting unfortunately. My wife complained I share too much and always go out to lunches w/ strangers. It's time to scale back and stay low key. 

@Johnson H. and @David C. have been encouraging me to put some materials together to present and share with local folks on how lucrative investing in the Bay Area could be. I've been too lazy doing it. Also, we just landed another deal so that gives me an excuse to stay focus on stabilizing this asset in the next few months. 

If my partner were up for it, we could make $200k wholesaling this deal. This would give us something to brag about. However, he wants to keep the whole $500k so we have to get our hands dirty to extract the equity. The biz is still alive and well even though we're approaching the top of the housing cycle.

Cheers!

@Mindy Jensen have they considered a different angle for the podcasts to add some variety? 

There could be occasional episodes focused on people who don't own rental properties. Instead of a single guest, maybe have three short guests or a panel on a specific topic. Like Property Managers, Real Estate Agents, Accountants, etc. It would give a different perspective on real estate from people who support the industry. Rather than digging in deep on one guest, it would be three shorter guests talking about specific topics. 

Another idea is to have a live show where people can call in with questions.

I love the podcast, but as they rack up more episodes, it seems adding variety would be good. 

One final idea, have an episode titled "Getting Rich in Detroit". Have three guests on that are making money in Detroit and let them gang up on Josh. Give Detroit a chance to defend itself for once...

Originally posted by @Lane Kawaoka :

Steve D. If you have been doing real estate forever does that mean that you are doing it wrong?

I don't think Steve was asking for experienced people to imply they were doing it wrong. Did you mean to say right? 

Yes, I have owned Real estate since I am 19 I have done a lot more than 10 deals over the years , would be happy to be on a podcast. I specialize in single family homes in middle class neighborhoods , working people providing a high quality product for tenants that stay for avg. 5-10 years.   

I'm super interested in being a guest. I am wholesaler based out of North Florida (Jackonville). Been in the game for just over 2 years. Have been experiencing 6 figure months, 8/2019 being at 140k. Continuing to build my team and continuing to scale. Love to share what I've done to help others. I would happily submit any verifiable info needed.

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