Latest Episode • October 21, 2020

Rookie Podcast 34: School Teacher Making $72,000 a Year in Cashflow with Amy Barber

What do you get when you combine Dave Ramsey-style frugality with aggressive deal-finding tactics? You get teacher Amy Barber and her fiancé, Jay – and their $6,000 monthly cashflow in rural Iowa. In this episode, Amy shares her strategies for buying foreclosed ranch houses in cash, cleaning them ... show more

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Previous Episodes

October 14, 2020

Rookie Podcast 33: A Marine (and his Mentor) Buy a BRRRR: Step-by-Step with Joe Roberts and Steve Rozenberg

Today we bring you another mentor/mentee conversation, where Joe Roberts shares his experience working alongside Steve Rozenberg to buy his first long-distance investment property. Joe is a U.S. Ma ... show more

October 7, 2020

Rookie Podcast 32: Debt Free with 2 Rentals and Counting with 24-Year-Old ICU Nurse Prescott Williams

Frontline healthcare worker... Air Force Reservist... real estate investor! 24-year-old Prescott Williams is a renaissance man committed to building real wealth through real estate while serving hi ... show more

September 30, 2020

Rookie Podcast 31: Partnering Up, Part 2: Two Real-World Case Studies with Amy Swayze and Chris Lawrence

So... how do partnerships work in real life? Today, you'll learn how – from two new(ish) real estate investors: Amy Swayze and Chris Lawrence. Amy breaks down her partnership with her adult son, wh ... show more

September 23, 2020

Rookie Podcast 30: How to Structure a Partnership, Part 1 with Felipe & Ashley

"I know partnerships can help me build wealth, but how do they actually work in practice?" This is one of the most common questions we get... and today Felipe and Ashley outline 6 rules for partnering ... show more

September 16, 2020

Rookie Podcast 29: Growing Your Portfolio with Turnkey Investing with Whitney Hutten and Lance Robinson

Expensive market? Busy with a career and other priorities? There are a lot of compelling reasons to consider turnkey investing in a more affordable area – where a local "operator" sells you a tenanted ... show more

September 9, 2020

Rookie Podcast 28: Balancing 8 Properties with a Full-Time Career and Family with "Property Pastor" Marsay Winder

We all have the same 24 hours per day... so be like Marsay Winder and make the most of them! He calls himself the "Property Pastor," and he owns 8 properties (24 units) in the Virginia Beach, VA ar ... show more

September 2, 2020

Rookie Podcast 27: 5 Doors by Using Seller Financing for the First Time with Aaron Chapman

Aaron Chapman ran into major obstacles on his first 2 real estate deals... obstacles you might face as you launch your own investing career. Wouldn't you like to know how to react when you're turned d ... show more

August 26, 2020

Rookie Podcast 26: Mindset Shift at 40 to Start Real Estate Investing with Derek Tellier

Derek Tellier didn’t start investing in real estate until he was over 40. Unhappy with what was going on in his life, a friend plugged him into healthy eating, exercising, and long-distance running. O ... show more

August 19, 2020

Rookie Podcast 25: What Appraisers Look For and What it Means for You with Investor/Appraiser Josiah Smelser

Here, by popular demand: the Appraisal Episode! Josiah Smelser – podcaster, two-time BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast guest, and Certified General Appraiser – is here to answer your many questions ... show more

August 12, 2020

Rookie Podcast 24: 13 Units Despite Being Stationed 5,000 Miles Away with Naaman Taylor

On today's show: how U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Naaman Taylor is combining house hacking, partnerships, and VA loans to build himself a comfy retirement... all while serving his country overseas! This ep ... show more

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" ... show more

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

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