Discover why so many successful investors support their investment careers with house hacking—and learn from a frugality expert who has “hacked” his way toward financial freedom!
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Imagine you’re friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what we’re aiming for with The BiggerPockets Podcast.
All the BiggerPockets podcast hosts on stage in one place!
This bonus episode was recorded at the BiggerPockets Conference 2019 on October 7th in front of a live audience of more than 1,000 peopleat the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
We turned the mics over to our members, who fired a bunch of great questions at Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, Brandon Turner and David Greene, Joshua Dorkin, and J and Carol Scott.
Our panelists covered some nitty gritty real estate topics, like tackling vacancy and how to invest IRA funds, as well as big-picture concepts like motivation, marketing, and teaching family members the importance of investing at an early age.
Also, everyone reveals which animal they would be if they had to choose, and a member of the audience challenges David Greene to produce an analogy on the spot. Listen to find out whether he performed under pressure!
Our first conference in seven years was a big success, and we’re so thankful to everyone who came out to learn, network, and have a great time.
Download this bonus episode, and be sure to subscribe to all three shows BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, BiggerPockets Money Podcast, and BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won't miss an episode.
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Stop whatever you are doing and download this episode right now!
Today’s show is highly likely to change your life in ways you may not have even realized it needed changing! Brandon and David sit down for an amazing interview with Ryan Holiday, keynote speaker and bestselling author of Ego Is the Enemy, The Obstacle Is the Way, and Stillness Is the Key.
And Ryan does not disappoint! You will be blown away with his advice regarding how we talk ourselves into buying deals we know we shouldn’t, how he conducts cost/benefit analysis on different opportunities that come his way, and how he’s learned to avoid “success” when it will cost him more than it’s worth.
Ryan also shares some mind-blowing knowledge about why we make bad decisions; why working harder isn’t always better; and how to identify virtues or skills you are lacking in a given situation, so you can figure out the path to the result you want. In addition, he shares how he models himself after the best and brightest minds he knows, how he believes in the power of journaling, and how important it is to put your strongest energy into the pursuits that will yield the highest ROI.
This show is simply an incredible breakdown on human performance, goal setting/reaching, and using real estate to accomplish what really matters in life.
Download this one today and buckle your seat belt!
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Ever wanted to break into real estate but just weren’t sure how to take that first step? You're not alone!
Almost all investors struggled with their first deal. But today’s guest may be just what you needed to get your foot in the door! On today’s show, Brandon and David dive deep into the mind of Craig Curelop, the author of BiggerPockets Publishing's new book The House Hacking Strategy.
Craig shares some incredible advice on how he eliminated his living expenses and earned as much as one could from a full-time job through house hacking—all by age 26! Craig breaks down just how simply you can get your first property with less than 5 percent down and turn it into a wealth-building machine that will help you achieve a “return on your potential” you may not have realized you’re currently lacking.
You’ll learn what to look for in a house hack, how to find the “path of progress” to start your search, and which straightforward criteria we can all use when searching for deals. You’ll also hear how to make “hedonic adaptation” work for you, how to exchange comfortability for profitability, and how to decide which property would work best for your specific situation.
We ALL want to own more real estate, and we all need somewhere to live. On today’s show, you’ll learn how to combine those two needs to build wealth and save money at the same time.
Download this one today!
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Apartment flipping from one of the best in the biz!
On today’s show, Brandon and David sit down with Nathan Tabor, a well-known multifamily investor who has done 26 multifamily flips in less than 10 years! You will love this informational and oftentimes hilarious episode, where Nathan shares some fantastic advice on how to flip apartments for big returns, what to look for in a deal, and which five incredible pieces of due diligence every investor needs to know.
You’ll also love his straightforward direction regarding questions to ask the county zoning department, great advice for raising money, and some mind-blowing insight into who actually owns fire hydrants!
This show is a very fun listen with tons of talk about dealing with rejection, finding the niche that’s perfect for you, and applying information you already know. Nathan's story is sure to change your mindset and confidence when it comes to taking action in your life. Make sure you listen today!
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Today’s guest is proof rental property investing can be fun, rewarding, and—with the right systems in place—totally doable… even with a job and a family.
Ashley Kehr sits down with Brandon and David and shares some great advice for building a rental property portfolio without much hassle or headache! Ashley manages all her own rentals and discusses the top three apps she uses to do it with ease. She also shares how she structures her partnerships, how she pitches her deals, and how she’s finding deals in today’s hot market.
Ashley gives great advice for what most newbies get wrong about investing, which apps she uses to find off-market property owner info, and how she uses her children to help her find potential deals! Plus, you won’t want to miss how Ashley helped her sister buy a duplex (and spend just $45 a month to live there), as well as how she bought a property no one else wanted, pulled $6,000 more out of it than she put in, and created a cash flow of almost $1,000 a month!
Today’s show is fun, entertaining, and full of great advice for investors of all levels. Download this one today!
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On today’s show, a married couple who scaled to 5,000 units together!
Brandon and David interview Mark and Tamiel Kenney, a husband and wife team who buy large apartment complexes through the powerof syndication. This mighty couple shares some great insight into how to find the right partner, how to set expectations with your agent (or team member) in the beginning, and how coming up with strict criteria helped them overcome their fear of getting started.
You’ll love their advice on what they learned in the first 12 months to help them land their first deal, how they split profits with investors, and which are the most important fundamentals for any multifamily investor to learn. You DO NOT want to miss their advice on following up after meeting with brokers or investors. Plus, they reveal the most common trait successful syndicators share.
Mark and Tamiel go on to share how they’ve struggled with—and overcome—the difficulties of balancing a demanding business while still carving out valuable family time.
Don’t miss this episode, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast so you won’t miss the next!
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Attention: this is a must-listen show! Whatever you’re doing, stop and download today’s episode!
Brandon and David sit down with Josiah Pott, a real estate investor/wholesaler who is doing six-figure deals at 20 years old, using nothing but old fashioned cold calling. Josiah shares just how he puts houses under contract and wholesales them for big profits—then converts that money into cash-flowing rental property.
You will love hearing how he found his first mentor (and got paid $20K to do so), why he dropped out of college to invest in real estate, and what his five tools are for finding off-market property owner info. You’ll also love hearing how the power of compound interest changed his life, how he uses a calendar to manage his lead follow-up, and how he handles questions regarding his young age.
Josiah has done several deals where he’s made well over six figures and will tell you exactly how he did so.
Don’t miss out on this game-changing info. Download this show today!
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Today, Brandon Turner’s on the other side of the microphone.
J and Carol Scott, co-hosts of the BiggerPockets Business Podcast, recently interviewed him… and the result was so epic we wanted to share it here, too!
In this episode, Brandon reveals why he chose mobile home park investing (hint: NOT necessarily because it’s the “best” investment) and describes the method his team used to get hundreds of pads under contract in just a few months. (It's an approach YOU can apply using the new BiggerPockets Intention Journal.)
But this show is about much more than real estate. It’s about avoiding that all-too-common pitfall where you set an ambitious goal only to see it buried under an avalanche of more urgent (but less important) responsibilities.
Brandon shares the tools he’s used to break that cycle and how he’s applied them to other challenges—like moving to Hawaii, improving his personal health, and spending more meaningful time with his family.
You’ll hear how Brandon’s first business venture failed, how he got into real estate investing for cash flow, and how he discovered a way to bring BIG value to BiggerPockets as Employee #2, despite not owning a computer the year before! Oh, and you’ll learn the meaning of “M.I.N.S.” and the role they play in moving your business forward (ESPECIALLY when the going gets tough).
Brandon also shares why writing out a “vivid vision” of your future might be the best thing you can do to move yourself closer to your ideal life; why he asks, “What would be awesome?” and then works backwards; and why he and his wife organize a goal-setting retreat together on the same day every year.
This is an amazing episode that lays out a battle plan for getting WAY more done while setting aside quality time for friends, family, and fun.
Download this one, and subscribe using your favorite podcast app so you won’t miss any future shows!
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Over 25 seller financed deals in a few short years! Today’s guest, former service member (and diamond pushup world record holder) Gabriel Hamel, sits down with Brandon and David to share how he built a portfolio of over 140 units (in an expensive market) using creative methods and seller financing to make deals where other investors miss them!
Gabriel shares how he started investing in a tough market and used sub-prime lending (successfully) to house hack his first few properties. He gives some awesome advice on approaching sellers with seller financing proposals, structuring the offers, and showing them how it’s a win-win. He also gives great advice on finding gentrifying markets, walking away from closings with money in his pocket, and applying a mindset to real estate investing that helps him succeed in all aspects of life! Gabriel has very practical, down-to-earth, useful advice and shares it willingly.
This is an episode for both newbies and experienced investors to download today!
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Want to build a cash flowing portfolio while working a full time job?
Today’s guest did just that! Steve Rosenberg shares his incredible story of how he built a huge property management company (along with several cash flowing rental properties) while working as an airline pilot and travelling the country! Steve has a genuine, straight forward style and shares what he did wrong buying real estate, where he learned what his strengths are, and how he and his partner resurrected a dying business. Steve also shares how he learned why systems are so important, how he learned to build them, and which systems he uses in his own business to save time, make money, and scale! Steve shares some of the most painful lessons he learned through failure so you don’t have to learn them yourself.
This is an episode you definitely want to download today!
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From buying duplexes to a self-storage empire! Today’s guest Kris Benson sits down with Brandon and David to talk about his remarkable journey across all kinds of different real estate asset classes.
Kris began with a successful sales career and explains why he transitioned into owning real estate instead. You’ll love Kris’s story about how he built a 64-unit apartment complex (in a cornfield), how he found partners to bring the project to life, and how it all started with one phone call! He also shares why he now invests in self-storage, how he evaluates properties, and why he believes this asset is recession-proof!
Kris provides great advice for raising money and finding your niche, and explains his theory that “deals create deals” as he walks through his journey. This is a fantastic show full of great content.
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Real estate flipper, broker, contractor, and more!
Today’s guest, Jared Holland, is doing 30 deals a year and profiting from all different phases of a flip-and he shares exactly how he does it! Today’s show gets into the nitty gritty of Jared’s business and how he grow from one wholesale deal to running an entire business in a short period of time. You’ll love Jared’s advise on using a multitude of methods to find deals, how he handled the transition of going from employee in his business to manager of his business, and how he got his first deal from a hedge fund! You’ll also find some fantastic advice about finding the right mindset in an employee/partner, how to find deals if you have no money, and why you should NEVER assume the person you’re talking to doesn’t want to work with you. Jared gives some great advice on why taking big action matters, as well as how to decide which actions you should start with.
If you’re looking to level up your investing, or take your business from successful to great, download this one today!
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Would you be interested in taking your retirement account and turning it into 22 cash flowing rental properties? What about doing it with someone else’s capital? Today’s guest did just that!
Whitney Hutten shares her incredible story of how she built a rental property empire off of a 401k account by leveraging the power of a team! You’ll love how she made 50k on one of her first deals (without paying a dime of the mortgage herself) and how she used Brandon Turners method known as “the stack” to keep building! She also shares how she got her start in turnkey houses and moved along a spectrum to get to fixer-upper BRRRR’s, how she bought 10 houses her first year, and why she invests out of state. Whitney goes DEEP sharing which parts of town she invests in, why she invests near hospitals, and how she netted a 30% ROI on a BRRRR gone wrong!
You do not want to miss this inspirational story of how an “average Jane” accomplished extraordinary results through real estate-including how she fixed a bus falling on one of her houses and survived a racoon infestation on another!
This show is hilarious, insightful, and content packed. Download today!
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Over 20 years' experience in mobile home park mastery!
On today’s show, Brandon and David interview Frank Rolfe, an experienced mobile home park investor with TONS of great advice to share—and share he does! You won’t want to miss Frank’s incredible tips for using seller financing to buy parks, staying low risk while scaling, and the beauty of owning “small cities”!
He also gives fantastic advice for making “stakeholders” out of tenants, describes what the perfect mobile home park setup looks like, and discusses how to find pocket listings no one else is seeing. Frank goes on to share the incredible story of how he bought a mobile home park with a wrestling ring in the back and how he sold it for a $1 million profit seven years later!
In addition, he talks about his strategy for finding the perfect resident manager and insuring yourself against embezzlement from your management team.
This is one of the most information-packed shows we’ve ever done in the MHP space, and you’ll be blown away by the amount of content here. Download it today!
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From waiting tables to scaling up to 250 units! Today’s show is going to blow your mind.
Brandon and David sit down with James Dainard, a real estate investor in the Seattle area, who is using his broad knowledge of real estate investing to do some big things! James shares how he got started door-knocking for someone else’s company to learn the business—and things took off from there!
He also shares how he’s finding 60 percent of his deals from the MLS, how he uses local zoning knowledge to find opportunities others are missing, and how he made over a million dollars off an MLS flip! James has some GREAT strategies he uses, including combining flipping, wholesaling, and BRRRRing; improving the return on his equity; and “inventing returns."
You’ll also be blown away at how he created a 60-room rental (!!!) property that earns over $9K a month and how he saves money on maintenance and property management by running it all in-house.
James is a smart, humble, and experienced investor doing some very impressive stuff. Download this one today!
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Want to learn from two guys who have weathered several real estate market cycles and come out on top?
You’re in the right place! In this episode, Brandon and David sit down with Russell Gray and Robert Helms, longtime hosts of the Real Estate Radio Guys program. In this wide-ranging discussion, Russell and Robert cover a TON of subjects, from house hacking to investing in overseas resorts.
The guys share the lessons they learned from the 2008 crash (hint: don’t rely too heavily on credit) and explain how they’re preparing for the next one. They break down how multifamily investing is just like running a business, and why hiring an assistant is the most important first step when scaling up.
Russell and Robert also tell us why having an A-student mentality can hinder new investors (and make them a target for gurus), and why you don’t need to know every step in order to just get started.
You’ll learn why Robert is about to make his 137th trip to Belize, why he and Russell stopped investing in Mexico and Australia, and why you should design your own personal investment philosophy, too.
If you’re a big-picture thinker interested in using the tax code to your advantage and staying on top of market cycles, this show will blow your mind. Listen here or on your favorite podcast app, rate and review us, and subscribe so you won’t miss the next one!
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