Latest Episode • August 5, 2020

Rookie Podcast 23: From Dave Ramsey Disciple to No-Money-Down Real Estate Investor with Sarah Brandenberger

Interested in real estate investing... but wary of taking on debt? That's the situation Sarah Brandenberger found herself in, and today shares her journey from a staunchly anti-debt "penny pincher" to a creative financier raising private money! Sarah also gives us the goods on portfolio loans ... show more

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July 29, 2020

Rookie Podcast 22: 5 Rentals on Autopilot with Full-Time Highway Patrolman Ruben Galindo

Curious how to manage a rental portfolio in your limited free time? Learn from today's guest Ruben Galindo, who had his hands full managing hundreds of law enforcement officers in Texas... but didn ... show more

July 22, 2020

Rookie Podcast 21: 5 Frequently Asked Questions When Starting Out With Felipe and Ashley

Rookie FAQ time! Today Ashley and Felipe run through the top 5 questions from the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group and the Rookie Request Line (leave us a voicemail at 1-888-5-ROOKIE). From fin ... show more

July 15, 2020

Rookie Podcast 20: Using Lines of Credit to Kickstart Your Investing Career with Charlie Ashley

Today: how Lexington, KY investor Charlie Ashley uses lines of credit and construction loans to build his portfolio while working full-time. Charlie walks us through his year-long education phase, ... show more

July 8, 2020

Rookie Podcast 19: Going Full-Time as a Rookie Right Out of College With Arvi Carkanji and Dave Arlaud

In today's episode, you'll meet a power couple who both immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago and soon decided real estate would be their path to financial freedom. Arvi Carkanji and Dave Arlaud a ... show more

July 1, 2020

Rookie Podcast 18: Starting at Age 45 With a "1% Rule" Property (in New Jersey!) With Tricia Baxter

She read Rich Dad Poor Dad, got angry at herself for not having built multiple income streams... and decided to do something about it! Tricia Baxter is a real estate rookie who got in the game in h ... show more

June 24, 2020

Rookie Podcast 17: 3 Rentals in His First Year & the Power of a Real-Life 'Rich Dad' Mentor with Derrick Ziglar Jr.

From humble beginnings... to Division 1 football, military service, and now three rental properties in his 20s! Derrick Ziglar Jr. is a man on a mission, and today he shares how he converted a wron ... show more

June 17, 2020

Rookie Podcast 16: How to Pick Your Perfect Market: Cleveland vs. Columbus Case Study With Dave Meyer and Jamie Gallagher

What better way to learn a concept than a real-life, real-time case study? Today, we listen in on rookie investor Jamie Gallagher as he compares and contrasts two markets. Meanwhile, BiggerPockets' ... show more

June 10, 2020

Rookie Podcast 15: 5 Steps to Reach Financial Freedom in 15 Years Through Long-Distance Investing With Elyse Rasmussen

In 2017, she had done zero deals. Today, she's got 20 units and is nearing her goal of financial freedom by age 45. In this episode, Elyse Rasmussen shares five tips for rookies interested in long- ... show more

June 3, 2020

Rookie Podcast 14: 4 Keys to Building a Portfolio While Working Full-Time With Robert Leonard

Between his career and a podcasting side hustle, Robert Leonard's a busy guy. So how does he—and how can you—build a small but mighty rental portfolio in your spare time? For Robert, it comes down ... show more

May 27, 2020

Rookie Podcast 13: How Drew Pulled 6 Deals From His First Direct Mail Campaign With Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee)—Part 2

Everything you've ever wanted to know about direct-to-homeowner marketing... but may have been afraid to ask! From exactly what Drew writes in a letter, to how he builds rapport when running an app ... show more

May 20, 2020

Rookie Podcast 12: What Works (and Doesn't) in a Recession & the Untold Story of J Scott's Messy First Flip

BiggerPockets legend J Scott was once a rookie, and he's got the stories (and scars) to prove it! Today J stops by to give us a primer on economic cycles and how they impact real estate investors. ... show more

May 13, 2020

Rookie Podcast 11: Using Home Inspections to Spot "Deal Killers" and Negotiate Better Prices with Rose Buckley

OK, you've got a property under contract. Now the real work begins! In today's episode, you'll learn all about about a crucial step in the home-buying process: home inspections. Find out how the ... show more

May 6, 2020

Rookie Podcast 10: 2 Long-Distance Rentals with $0 Down with Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson had every excuse NOT to invest. Expensive local market? Demanding full-time job? Family responsibilities? Check, check, and check. So, how did he pull off his first two deals in ... show more

April 29, 2020

Rookie Podcast 09: Finding Off-Market Deals, Step-by-Step with Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee): Part 1

Can't find deals on the MLS? Dreaming about off-market deals, but not sure how to go after them? Today's show lays out a step-by-step, repeatable strategy for those of you who have what it takes to ... show more

April 22, 2020

Rookie Podcast 08: Why Pay Someone Else's Mortgage? Ditching $20K/Year Rent with Mallori and Lukas

Banks tend to love a certain type of borrower... and Mallori and Lukas don't quite fit the mold. They're not 9-to-5ers. They rely on tips and seasonal work. And they live modestly but aren't swimmi ... show more

April 15, 2020

Rookie Podcast 07: 6 Things New Investors Should Be Doing Right Now

If you've been telling yourself, "I'll invest in real estate when prices come down," well... that time may be coming. So, what should rookie real estate investors be doing now to prepare? Today ... show more

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