Latest Episode • May 8, 2021

Rookie Podcast 76: From No Experience to Multi-Million Dollar Business with Ellen Bennett

Before cooking at Michelin star restaurants, Ellen Bennett worked as a lottery announcer, an English tutor, and a “booth babe”. All of these jobs taught her to be comfortable in uncomfortable positions. When her head chef told her that he needed new aprons for all the cooks, Ellen took to the challe ... show more

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Previous Episodes

May 5, 2021

Rookie Podcast 75: From Working on Oil Fields to Passively Investing in Real Estate with Travis Watts

Travis Watts grew up with frugal parents. They taught him about coupons, buying the off-brand products, and basic financial 101, but never taught him about real estate investing. In 2009, as the marke ... show more

May 1, 2021

Rookie Podcast 74: Rookie Reply: Next Steps After Buying Your First Property

This week’s question comes from Jennsey on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Jennsey is asking: what’s the next step after your first property, as far as financing and steps to scale to a larger ... show more

April 28, 2021

Rookie Podcast 73: Partnerships: What to Do Before You Jump in With Another Investor

Believe it or not, Tony and Ashley haven’t met each other in real life...until now! They’re recording from the BiggerPockets headquarters in Denver, and they brought their partners! Tony’s wife Sarah ... show more

April 24, 2021

Rookie Podcast 72: Rookie Reply: Cash Out Refinances vs HELOCs | Which Should You Use?

This week’s question comes from Ricky on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Ricky is asking about the pros and cons of using a cash out refinance vs. using a HELOC (home equity line of credit), es ... show more

April 21, 2021

Rookie Podcast 71: Auctions, Section 8 Tenants, and 16 Doors in South Chicago with Martin Neal

Martin Neal started his career as a police officer during the great recession. His family convinced him to buy a condo since prices were near rock bottom, this is when Martin was bit by the real estat ... show more

April 17, 2021

Rookie Podcast 70: Rookie Reply: Should I Sell or Rent Out My Primary Residence?

This week’s question comes from Dane through Ashley’s DMs on Instagram (you can find her @wealthfromrentals). Dane is asking: should I sell or rent out my primary residence?   Whenever you’re movin ... show more

April 14, 2021

Rookie Podcast 69: Putting Rentals on Autopilot While Living in the Dominican Republic with Becky Nova

Becky Nova didn’t have a linear path to real estate like many others. She’s had times in her life when she was poor and times in her life when she was rich. Becky knew that she didn’t want to go back ... show more

April 10, 2021

Rookie Podcast 68: Rookie Reply: Stop Making Excuses in Business & How to Develop a “Scout Mindset”

It’s not uncommon that we make excuses for ourselves, especially when it comes to our businesses. A contractor may have let us down, or a tenant took advantage of a poorly-written lease, or our partne ... show more

April 7, 2021

Rookie Podcast 67: Moving From Single Family Homes to Self-Storage Units with Dee Brock

After moving from his home state of Georgia to Oklahoma, Dee Brock discovered a burning desire to buy rental properties. He had bought himself a primary residence and cosigned with his mother on her h ... show more

April 3, 2021

Rookie Podcast 66: Rookie Reply: Buying Sight Unseen & Financing Off-Market Deals

This week’s question comes from Mitch on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Mitch is asking two questions: How do you close on a property sight unseen and how do you finance off-market deals? O ... show more

March 31, 2021

Rookie Podcast 65: Multifamily, Mobile Home Parks, and Commercial Deals: All in 2 Years! with Tommy Polise

Real estate investing works differently for different people. Some people like to gradually buy small properties, then start looking for larger deals, and then go into commercial financing for big dea ... show more

March 27, 2021

Rookie Podcast 64: Rookie Reply: How Do I Place Properties Under a Newly Acquired LLC?

This week’s question comes from Mantas on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Mantas is asking: How do I place properties under a newly acquired LLC? Before you place your properties in an LLC, ... show more

March 24, 2021

Rookie Podcast 63: Diverging From Corporate Life to Flip Houses Full-Time with Sean and Ann Wayne

It’s hard to leave a comfortable job, especially when you’re working with family. What happens if you can’t make your entrepreneurial dreams work, what if you need health insurance, what about your bi ... show more

March 20, 2021

Rookie Podcast 62: Rookie Reply: What’s The Best Way to Find a Lender?

This week’s question comes from Kaylee on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Kaylee is asking: When looking for a lender (specifically 203k) what is the best most effective way to find them? Do I ... show more

March 17, 2021

Rookie Podcast 61: Digital Nomad with 15 Units in 5 Different Areas with Michael Su

While traveling throughout southeast Asia, Michael Su asked what he could be doing to protect himself if he ever didn’t have stable income. As a digital nomad, travelling from country to country, all ... show more

March 13, 2021

Rookie Podcast 60: Rookie Reply: How Do I Analyze Short-Term Rentals?

We’re asked a lot on how to analyze short-term rentals. Since short-term rentals have different expenses, rent estimates, and occupancy rates, running a short-term rental analysis may seem tricky at t ... show more

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