#AskBP 066: What Are Some Real Estate Related Jobs I Could Do While Waiting to Invest?


One of the pieces of advice heard so often on the BiggerPockets Podcast is to work in the real estate industry while learning (and saving up cash) to invest in real estate. On this episode of the #AskBP Podcast, Brandon shares the top jobs that you could do to make money while getting your foot in the real estate door. Stay tuned!

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner (G+ | Twitter) spends a lot of time on BiggerPockets.com. Like... seriously... a lot. Oh, and he is also an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, traveler, third-person speaker, husband, and author of "The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down", and "The Book on Rental Property Investing" which you should probably read if you want to do more deals.


  1. David Krulac

    I learned how to do title searches, it was a great help work on properties that had title problems that most people avoided.

    Another thing I learned was soil testing and perk testing. I got a state license and was able to use that information to do land subdivision and development. In addition, I came across properties that had failed perk tests that I was able to re-test and get the property to pass the perk test. The price of failed perk properties is about 10 cents on the dollar, so this is a great value enhancing technique.

    David Krulac

  2. Patrick Desjardins

    The real estate agent path isn’t the quickest because you’re a self-employed independent contractor and getting financing is much tougher. It is a pretty good way to learn the market and develop a network though.

    If you’re looking to invest within 2 years and plan to get bank financing then I’d suggest getting a W2 job. If you plan on using creative financing then no worries, be an agent.

  3. Any thoughts on providing CAD renditions of a floor plan for other investors?
    I’ve done these for many of my projects, from new construction, remodels, new patios, flips, etc.

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