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Posted on : April 16, 2007
#224: Building a Process to Buy 17 Deals a Week with Chris Clothier

What does it take to buy 17 deals a week? What if we told you it was the exact same process needed to buy just one deal per year? That's the topic on today's show where we sit down with Chris Clothier to talk about how his company is buying up to 17 deals a week following the same process any investor can to get their own deals. Chris also shares keen insight into building up a thriving business, hiring your first or next employee, why he decided to run a 100-mile ultramarathon, and much more. Whether you are looking to buy 1 deal a year or one deal a day - this show will have a tremendous impact on your life! 

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#223: How to Become Set for Life Through House Hacking, Frugality, and Maximizing Your Income with Scott Trench

A lot of people want to achieve financial freedom - but many who start the journey never arrive. So what's the best way to truly set yourself up for success in achieving financial independence and wealth? That's the topic of today's show where we sit down with Scott Trench, author of "Set for Life"Ě to discuss some of the simple, yet powerful, tactics people can use to increase their income, reduce their expenses, and lead a legendary life. ¬†

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#222: Lessons Learned from 40+ Years as a Real Estate Investor with Jay Hinrichs

Success leaves clues! Rather than trying to figure it all out on your own - why not listen to someone who has been involved with nearly every aspect of real estate for decades? On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Jay Hinrichs, an investor and hard money lender from Oregon, to learn how he has navigate the real estate market for more than forty years - and how you can grow your own business from his wisdom!

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#221: Buy and Hold Real Estate‚ÄĒWhat Works and What Doesn‚Äôt with Tim Shiner

A lot of people want to invest in rental properties - but a lot of people also fail when they jump in. Why? That's the topic on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Tim Shiner to learn his story of going from zero to over 150 units - and the lessons learned along the way. You'll learn some incredible strategies for getting deals when there are multiple offers, the #1 most important characteristic Tim looks for when buying a property, and why he focuses primarily on "higher end"Ě rental houses. You'll love all the humor, wisdom, and knowledge Tim brings to the show, so sit down, relax, and be prepared to learn!

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#220: Student Rentals, Multifamily, & the Silent Cash Flow Killer with Jesse Fragale

Many people buy real estate hoping to make great cash flow. But all too often that cash flow is quickly eaten away by a silent but deadly thief. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Jesse Fragale to hear his story and learn more about how this silent killer can eat away your profits if you don't analyze a deal right. You'll also learn how Jesse found a way to invest in a crazy expensive market, as well as tips on using partners, scaling to larger properties, and the worst pickup line Jesse has ever used!

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#219: Private Lending, Turnkey, and Crowdfunding Real Estate with Dr. Kenyon Meadows

Many people invest in real estate hoping to make "passive income"Ě but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time - and today's show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor who chooses to invest his money using a variety of passive real estate vehicles including funding other real estate investors, investing out of state through several turnkey companies, and investing in over thirty crowdfunding deals! If you are looking to make your real estate more passive- this is one show you can't afford to miss!

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#218: Driving for Deal Flow and Remarkable Educational Marketing with Erik Stark

Why is it some investors buy deals every single month - when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using "driving for dollars,"Ě direct mail marketing, and a fascinating "education marketing"Ě strategy that you'll be excited to try for yourself!

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#217: How to Work Less and Earn More Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall

Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don't amount to much. In fact- most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That's the basic concept of the 80/20 Rule and today's guest is one of the world's foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! Today's guest is Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and on today's fascinating show, Perry dives into how to use this principle to work less and achieve more. And don't miss the fascinating discussion on how to make $10,000 an hour; if you've never heard this concept before, it's about to blow your mind (and business) into the stratosphere!

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#216: Buying 150 Houses and Experiencing a Financial Meltdown with Damion Lupo

On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we're pumped to introduce you to Damion Lupo, an experienced real estate investor and hard money lender who has seen it all in real estate"Ēboth the good and bad! You'll learn how it was Damion's¬†naivet√© that led to his early success (and why naivet√© matters), as well as the traits that helped Damion build up an incredibly successful cash-flowing business. And don't miss Damion's story of the murdered security guard or his golden answers to the question, "How do you get a lender to say yes?"̬†

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#215: Condo Conversions, Student Rentals, and Profiting in a Hot Market with Ricky Beliveau

Boston is a tough market. Prices are high, but even high rents aren't enough to make it profitable to invest. Ricky Beliveau makes money by renting to students, converting small multifamily buildings into condos (it's easier than you think!), and transitioning unused space into more bedrooms to add massive value.

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#214: Building a $30M Fund to Invest in Real Estate with Joel Sherlock

Some investors buy a single house. Some buy a small multifamily. But today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with someone who jumped into real estate in a much bigger way! Joel Sherlock is an investor from Canada who put together a $30 million dollar fund to buy real estate in America. You'll learn why he went this route and how you can follow a similar strategy in your own business. You'll also learn about Joel's entrance into the world of commercial real estate, including the pros and cons of that niche.

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#213: Investing in Real Estate without Being a Landlord with Noah Kagan

If there is one thing you can know for sure by listening to the BiggerPockets Podcast, it's this: There are a LOT of ways to invest in real estate! That's why we're excited to bring you today's interview with Noah Kagan, who invests in a different way than most of the guests we've had on the show. Noah currently runs several very successful internet businesses (SumoMe and AppSumo) and knew he didn't want to be a landlord; Noah knows his best return is made in his business. Therefore, he devised his investing strategy around NOT being the landlord. Noah is a wealth of information and one of the most motivating humans we've ever met. So sit back and enjoy today's episode with Noah!

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#212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray

How much does it cost to buy a large apartment complex? Millions? Think again! On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we're excited to welcome back Brian Murray to the show. Brian, who was last seen on episode 126, has done some pretty amazing things over the past several years "Ē including purchasing¬†a 115-unit property that cost him nothing out of pocket (and, in fact, he walked out of closing with a massive check!). Whether you are looking to buy one house or a 100-unit property, this podcast will inform, motivate, and inspire you to massive action.

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#211: Investing in Out-of-State Rentals and Notes with Bob Malecki

What's the best way to invest in real estate when the numbers don't make sense in your backyard? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bob Malecki, a real estate investor who started by purchasing local rental properties but quickly shifted gears into two other niches: out of state rentals and mortgage notes. In this episode, Bob explains why he chose to make the switch and walks listeners through the step-by-step process for getting started investing outside your backyard!

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#210: My First Deal Changed My Life! A Newbie Show with Sunny, SunMarie, and Sam

Can a single real estate deal change your life? Definitely! That's the topic on today's "newbie episode"Ě of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down for several interviews with real estate investors who have just purchased their first deal. In the first interview, you'll hear how Sunny and SunMarie Burns used a fantastic "house hack"Ě to invest in an extremely high-priced area. In the second interview, you'll hear how Sam Valme was able to house-hack his home into a vacation rental that throws off massive cash flow each month. These stories are incredibly inspiring and full of tips that can help new AND experienced investors achieve more in their business!

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#209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin Carroll

Is small thinking holding you back? Not after this episode! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon talk with Kevin Carroll, a real estate investor who decided 18 months ago that he wanted to start flipping houses"¶ and has done 83 flips in the past year and a half! Perhaps most impressively, Kevin did most of these flips out of state utilizing strategic partnerships "Ē a strategy that just might change the way you think about real estate forever. Sit back and prepare to have your mindset expanded and let "big thinking"Ě take over.

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#208: Buying 41 Units on Your First Deal + Mobile Home Park Investing with Jack Baczek

Most people begin their real estate investing with a small single family purchase. Some even start with a duplex or triplex. But today's guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast skipped the intro phase and jumped right into a 41-unit property early in his 20s! Today, you'll learn how Jack Baczek used a strategy not before mentioned on the podcast to invest in 41 units, as well as his transition to mobile home park investing (and why that niche ROCKS). Jack's story is truly inspirational, and you'll walk away from this interview inspired, entertained, and pumped up to take massive action on your own business!

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#207: How to Achieve Greater Success by Doing Less with Devin Elder

Real estate investors wear a lot of hats, especially in the beginning: contractor, bookkeeper, receptionist, and more. But if you truly want to grow your business, you must do LESS. At least, that's the message you'll hear today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, where Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Devin Elder about how he's been able to scale his business by doing fewer and fewer tasks. You'll learn how he went from a single family rental in 2012 to buying multiple properties each month. We cover the topic of BRRRR investing, fix and flipping, using private lenders, getting started with no money, and lots more. Stay tuned for this powerful episode!

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#206: Taking Massive Action to Do 20+ Deals in Two Years with Joe England

Two years ago, Joe England was just a full-time military guy, dreaming about financial freedom. Now, he's done over 20¬†deals and is taking massive action to create an incredible future for himself. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dive deep into Joe's story and learn how taking massive action has helped him build his portfolio "Ē despite being deployed overseas the majority of the time.

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#205: Snowballing from Single Family Houses to Apartment Complexes with Jered Sturm

How does one transition from doing simple houses to more complex deals? That's the topic on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down once again with Jered Sturm, a real estate investor from the Midwest who's made the transition from doing all his own work on single family houses to purchasing larger properties. In this episode, we dig in deep on the purchase of his newest 42-unit apartment complex and the unique "value-add"Ě ideas he discovered that made this property a home run!

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#204: Flipping 30+ Deals by Age Twenty-Five with Chris Gill

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you'll hear from Chris Gill, a real estate investor in the San Antonio market who has only been investing for three years but has already done over 30¬†deals "Ē mostly fix and flips. On this episode, we walk through Chris's unique journey, including his initial four-plex rental property and his path toward flipping "the worst houses in the area."Ě And don't miss Chris's fantastic tip for finding deals that no one on the BiggerPockets Podcast has mentioned yet!

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#203: Finding Deals, Funding, Contractors, and Mentors with Matt and Liz Faircloth

When learning how to invest in real estate successfully, most people struggle finding four things: mentors, contractors, deals, and funding. That's why today we're excited to bring back Matt and Liz Faircloth onto The BiggerPockets Podcast to talk about how they find each of these! Matt and Liz (who were on episode 88) join us today as we dive deep into solving many of the problems that new investors struggle with. They also share the difficult story of how they recently shut down a major arm of their business and why it was the best move for them. Finally, Matt and Liz delve into the recent purchase of their 49-unit apartment building, offering some unique tips that will help you find and fund your next big deal!

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#202: Escaping the Rat Race Through Rental Properties with Mark Walker

Most people dream of getting out of the "rat race,"Ě quitting their day job, and living on passive income sources. However, usually that's just wishful thinking. But today, we're excited to introduce you to a real estate investor who did just that using rental properties, and he explains just how he did it. You'll learn how our guest, Mark Walker, used single family houses at first to begin building his portfolio, and how his passive income really took off when he switched to multifamily. And you'll love the in-depth discussion on exactly how he acquired his 64-unit apartment building!

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#201: Flipping 100+ "Zombie" Houses with Justin Stamper

Dead "zombie"Ě houses are everywhere "Ē just waiting for you to bring them back to life if you are willing to take the risk! That's the story we dive deep into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with reality TV star Justin Stamper, a real estate investor from the Orlando, FL market who has a fascinating and inspiring story of rising up from near financial ruin to become one of the most prolific investors in his market. You'll learn how his "punk rock"Ě attitude has given him a unique perspective on his investing and how he has been able to flip over 100 "zombie"Ě homes (and wholesale over 200 other deals!) in the past several years. After listening to this show, you'll be inspired, motivated, and educated enough to tackle your next zombie house!

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#200: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Real Estate Investment

Welcome to the BiggerPockets Podcast show 200! We wanted to create a show that we could point people to in the future as an ultimate resource for building their real estate investment business. If you are new, this will give you a step-by-step plan. If you are experienced, it will help you systematize your business better and pick up new ideas to streamline how you buy properties. These tips were obtained from the community in a recent Forum thread Josh started.

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#199: 25 Doors by Age 25 with Houssein Al-Eidan

Real estate investing is no longer just for older generations! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Houssein Al-Eidan, an accountant from the St Louis area who has purchased¬†25 rental units¬†"Ē and he's just turning 25¬†years old this month! You'll hear Houssein's unique strategy of buying lower-price properties (many from auctions) and using a variety of strategies to increase his returns (including AirBnB and even leaving some properties vacant!). This show is bound to leave you inspired to expand your own real estate portfolio "Ē no matter what age you are.

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#198: Financial Freedom Through Small Multifamily Rentals with Eric Bowlin

How many rental units does it take to achieve "financial freedom?"Ě Maybe not as many as you think! That's the topic on today's episode, where Josh and Brandon sit down to talk with Eric Bowlin, a real estate investor who achieved financial freedom at the age of 30, largely using the "BRRRR"Ě strategy to finance his deals. Eric owns fewer than 30¬†units but was able to "retire"Ě off the cash flow "Ē and today, you'll learn just how he did it (and how you can do the same). You'll also love his tips on how to find great deals on the MLS and how to manage your properties "Ē even if you don't live close by. Be sure to take some notes on this one "Ē you are going to need them!

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#197: Starting with $10k and Buying 52 Units in 3 Years with Chris Heeren

Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and blown away with today's BiggerPockets episode! Today on the show we're sitting down with Chris Heeren, a real estate investor from Wisconsin who's absolutely crushing it with his rental property investing. In just the past three years, Chris has built a massive portfolio of houses and small multifamily properties "Ē and he did it with just over $10,000 to start AND while working full-time. Packed with tips, stories, and incredible advice, this show will completely revolutionize the way you run your real estate business forever and prove "Ē once and for all "Ē that anyone can succeed no matter their situation. Listen up!

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#196: LLCs, House Hacking, and Saving on Taxes with Brandon Hall

What has five letters but causes so much fear that millions of wannabe investors never get started? That's right: TAXES. But taxes don't need to be scary "Ē and understanding and utilizing the tax system can actually help grow your business and help you build incredible wealth. That's why we're excited today to sit down with Brandon Hall, a CPA and real estate investor who works exclusively with real estate investors to help them strategize and organize their business in the most cost-saving way possible. We cover Brandon's real estate journey, including house hacking, LLCs, S-Corps, bookkeeping, and so much more. You'll love Brandon's engaging and entertaining personality, and for once in your life, you might even enjoy learning about taxes!

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195: Financing College Rentals & Mobile Home Parks Using Remarkable Creativity with Rudy Curtler

Trying to build a real estate empire while working a full-time job can be tough, which is why many people decide to use a partner to maximize their results. That's the story on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Rudy Curtler to talk about how he is building a portfolio of college rentals and mobile home parks utilizing a partner. You'll learn how (and why) Rudy is building his portfolio hundreds of miles from his home, the incredible benefits of investing in mobile home parks ("6x better than houses"Ě according to Rudy), and how he's able to put together the financing on deals using remarkable creativity!

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#194: Achieving Impressive Spreads Through High-End Flips with Justin Silverio

Is your ultimate goal to increase the spreads of your investments to the point where you can comfortably quit your job? Tune in for a conversation with Justin Silverio, an investor who successfully made the switch to full-time real estate entrepreneur and who is now focusing on the niche of higher-end rehabs. For tips on deal evaluation, how to find contractors for your particular project, and direct mail strategies, don't miss this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!

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#193: Finding and Managing Rental Properties While Working Full-Time with Steve Garner

Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth and cash flow. Yet so few people ever take the steps needed to build their portfolio. That's why we're excited for you to listen to this week's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast! On this show, we sit down with Steve Garner, a North Carolina investor who currently is building and managing a rental portfolio while working a full-time job he loves. You'll learn several creative methods for finding deals that have worked great for Steve, as well as some of his clever tricks for managing tenants with minimal work!

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#192: Income from Cash Flow but Wealth from Appreciation with Russel Brazil

"I can't invest in real estate "Ē everything is too expensive"Ě is a common statement¬†used by newbie real estate investors across the world. But is it true? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're excited to dig in on the topic with Russell Brazil, an investor from the DC area who has a unique perspective on the wealth-building power of appreciation (AND cash flow!).

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#191: Buying Out-of-State Rentals and Investing Later in Life with Bill Manassero

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're excited to introduce you to a man who didn't start investing until later in life but has built an impressive portfolio in the past few years. Even more, he bought his rentals thousands of miles away from where he lives! You'll learn the inspiring tale of our guest, Bill Manassero, and how he went from running an orphanage in Haiti to buying rental properties and the challenges that transition caused. You'll also be inspired by Bill's heart and his real purpose for creating wealth through real estate. You are going to love this powerful episode, and it just might change why you invest in real estate! (And don't miss Bill's story of how his family appeared on Oprah!)

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#190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban

Are you building vertical or horizontal income in your life? If you aren't sure, don't miss this exceptionally important episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we talk with Pat Hiban about creating multiple streams of passive income. Pat, who is a New York Times bestselling author, shares his real estate journey with us today, starting from a humble "house hack"Ě to participating in multi-million dollar apartment complex purchases. You'll also learn why (and how) Pat has 61 different sources of "horizontal"Ě income streams and the best ways to begin building your own. Don't miss a second of this incredible show.

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#189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl Yarber

Are you looking to ultimately work less, travel more, and life proactively rather than reactively? The key to this life is found in systems. And on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to a guest who's a master at building systems in his business. Tarl Yarber, an investor in the Pacific Northwest, shares his story of beginning with no money, making $100,000 on a single wholesale deal, and ultimately turning his love for real estate into a profitable business that has done 500 deals. This powerful show is sure to transform the way you run your business forever.

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#188: Using 20+ Years of Studying Market Cycles to Buy Low & Sell High David Gudmundsen

Is the real estate market about to collapse? Do we have 10¬†more years? What's the future hold? While no one can definitively answer these questions, today's guest has some keen insight into timing the market, allowing you to "buy low and sell high."Ě Today, we're excited to introduce you to David Gudmundsen, an investor who's been in the game more than 20¬†years and who's seen numerous peaks and valleys "Ē and who has learned how to ride the wave. With more than 250 deals under his belt, David is an incredible resource for anyone looking to grow their portfolio "Ē or preserve it "Ē during times of uncertainty. Unless you know exactly where the real estate market is headed next, don't miss this powerful and entertaining episode!

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#187: Building Wealth Through Older Small Multifamily Properties with Dana Bull

In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk about a subject many investors debate about: investing in OLD properties. Today's guest, Dana Bull, has filled her portfolio with properties over 100 years "Ē and she dishes out the good, the bad, and the ugly details. You'll also learn why Dana focuses on small multifamily properties and she offers some incredible insight into being an effective landlord "Ē no matter your age or experience level.

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#186: How to Get Your First Few Properties - Even in a Competitive Market with Dave Meyer

There are a lot of excuses people use for why they don't invest in real estate. Maybe they work too much. Maybe they don't have any money. Maybe the market is too hot. But some "Ē like our guest today "Ē don't let those difficulties stop them. Instead, they use creativity to overcome obstacles and build a real estate empire. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Dave Meyer, an investor from the Denver market, who shares his story of buying eight units using creativity, intelligence, and in incredible level of hustle!

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#185: How ‚ÄúRent-to-Own‚ÄĚ Can Increase Cash Flow and Maximize Equity with Bill Powers

On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with Bill Powers, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs, to¬†learn how he went from zero to over 70¬†units in five years while focusing on lease options "Ē also known as "rent to own."Ě This powerful strategy is one that anyone can begin using in their business to achieve more cash flow and equity "Ē and today, you'll learn all the details. Get your pen and paper out for this show "Ē you'll want to take some notes!

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#184: From Real Estate Agent to 800+ Deals with Bill Lublin

In today's humorous episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you'll meet Bill Lublin, a real estate expert who has invested in over 800 deals while also building the largest real estate agency in his state! You'll learn how Bill got his start in real estate sales, why he was a terrible agent, and the one thing that changed everything. You'll also hear how Bill has been able to do over 800 investment deals (from single family homes to multifamily to motels to development and more), his management philosophy, and why he thinks investors probably should NOT get their real estate license.

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#183: Achieving Financial Independence Through Rental Properties with Sarah Pritchett

What does it take to achieve financial independence? Thousands of deals and a 100+ hour work-week hustle? Not according to today's guest! Today we bring you an incredible interview with Sarah Pritchett who just one year ago began her journey toward financial independence using rental properties "Ē part-time! You'll learn how Sarah is building a rental portfolio despite living in one of the most crowded, competitive markets in the world, as well as her best tips on overcoming obstacles, creative finance, and more. This show will not only give you miles of practical advice, it will leave you saying, "I can totally do that!"Ě

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#182: 674 Multifamily Units in Three Years with Jake & Gino

Whether you own a single property or 1,000¬†units, systematizing your business is the key to growth. That's why we're excited to introduce you to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, a real estate partnership that's scaled to 674 units in just the past three years. In this explosive interview, Jake and Gino share their story of building a sizable portfolio using a variety of creative methods. You'll learn about the "hard lumps"Ě they took on their first deal, the mindset changes they needed to take to transform their business, how they financed a 200+ unit apartment for no cash down, and a lot more. This incredible show will not only change your business "Ē it might just change the way you look at life.

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#181: Finding Deals & Scaling in a Competitive Market with Lauren Hardy

Let's be honest: It can be tough to find a great deal in today's competitive real estate market. If you find yourself in that situation, you are going to love today's show! Today we hear from Lauren Hardy, a house flipper and wholesaler in the highly competitive Southern California market who overcame a rough beginning to scale her business to several deals a month. You'll love Lauren's honesty about quitting her job too early and her straightforward approach to finding deals, evaluating a market, and creating systems that allow her to work and live a full life. And grab some scratch paper "Ē this is definitely one show you are going to want to take some notes on!

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#180: 58 Deals by Age Twenty-Three with Devan McClish

What were you doing at 23¬†years old? Probably not building 17¬†houses like today's guest! That's right "Ē our guest today on the BiggerPockets Podcast is Devan McClish, a real estate investor from Nashville who's done nearly 60¬†deals in just the past couple years "Ē using almost no money of his own. You'll learn how Devan finds deals, raises money, works with contractors, and so much more. This show will go down as one of the greatest in BiggerPockets history "Ē so don't miss a second of it! ¬†

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#179: Doing the ‚ÄúImpossible‚ÄĚ by Buying 100+ Units in His First Two Years with Dale Hensel

What stops most people from achieving massive success through real estate? Money? Cheap properties? Knowledge? According to our guest today, it's fear. That's why we're excited to introduce you to Dale Hensel, an investor who's done everything from single family to multifamily to notes and a LOT more. You'll be amazed at the simple way Dale used his "ignorance"Ě that something should be hard to build several large, successful businesses "Ē including one real estate company he took public!

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#178: From House Hacker to House Flipper & Landlord with Charlie Kao

Trying to build a real estate portfolio when you are brand new and work a full-time job can be tough. That's why today we are excited to bring you an interview with an investor (and moonlighting stand-up comedian) with a remarkable story of using various "house hacks"Ě to jump into the game. Charlie Kao, who hails from¬†the Detroit, Michigan market, covers his entire investing journey, from condo investing to house flipping to landlording and more. And don't miss Charlie's powerful "Ē and incredibly unique "Ē strategy for finding deals through networking! Today's show is sure to bring new strategies to your business, and the humor will leave you smiling all day!

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#177: Using Fixer-Upper Rentals (BRRRR) to Achieve Financial Independence with Ben Walhood

When you hear the acronym¬†"BRRRR,"Ě what comes to mind? Winter? Well, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're going to talk about BRRRR "Ē and, no, we're not talking about the temperature! On this powerful episode, we dive deep into one of the most popular and exciting strategies for real estate investors today "Ē the BRRRR strategy (Buy-Rehab-Rent-Refinance-Repeat). We talk with Ben Walhood, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs who has found tremendous success buying properties in several states using BRRRR, as well as several other strategies. You'll learn why it took Ben nearly ten years to "take off"Ě as an investor, as well as the best tips he has for finding success today. Grab a notebook and pencil "Ē because this is one show you'll want to take some notes!

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#176: How to Close 100+ Deals In Your First 18 Months with Tom Krol

Everyone knows it's tough to find deals in today's real estate market "Ē but somehow our guest today, Tom Krol, didn't get that memo! In his first 18 months, Tom closed over one hundred wholesale deals and has continued to dominate his market. In this explosive and highly entertaining episode, Tom goes into incredible detail on the exact methods he used to build out a highly automated real estate acquisition machine. And don't miss the in-depth discussion on nine specific lists that Tom mails to; it just might change your business forever. Hang on tight "Ē this show is about to rock your world!

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#175: The Power of a Team to Build a Multifamily Real Estate Empire with Mike O’Connor and Matt Wood

Building a real estate portfolio can be challenging "Ē but taking others along for the ride can help everyone achieve incredible results. That's the topic on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Mike O'Connor and Matt Wood, two young investors from the Atlanta area who have built a sizable portfolio (150+ units) in a very short time thanks to the power of a team. You'll learn why they jumped straight from a single house to an apartment complex and the mindset and strategies needed to pull it off successfully. This highly entertaining show will have you taking notes "Ē and laughing "Ē 'til the very end!

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#174: Lessons Learned From 2,000+ Transactions Over 44 Years with Dave Short

Around BiggerPockets, we often encourage newer investors to sit down with an experienced real estate investor to "pick their brain"Ě and soak up their wisdom. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast,¬†we want to do just that. Dave Short began investing in real estate nearly half a century ago and has an incredible level of insight into the ups and downs of building wealth through real estate. We cover everything from overcoming failure to flipping a hundred houses in four years and much more!

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#173: Flipping 100+ Houses in an Expensive, Competitive Market with Steve Jones

House flipping can be incredibly profitable and fun "Ē but for many people, trying to make it work is next to impossible because of the high cost of homes. That's why on this episode we're excited to chat with Steve Jones, a house flipper from Southern California who has flipped over 100 deals in his neighborhood. Steve's advice is rock solid for anyone looking to grow their real estate business "Ē and you are going to love his advice about open houses. Steve's perspectives just might change how you do real estate forever.

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#172: Breaking Into Apartment Investing with a 100-Unit First Deal with Jonathan Twombly

Have you ever dreamed of owning large apartment complexes? If so, don't miss this powerful interview with Jonathan Twombly, a real estate investor whose very first deal had over 100 units! You'll learn why Jonathan skipped the "small deal phase"Ě and jumped right into big deals "Ē and how he's gone from nothing to over 400 units in the past several years. This show offers an incredibly realistic view of what it actually takes to break into the apartment complex market!

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#171: How to Overcome a Devastating First Flip, Scale to 300+ Deals, and Get Land for Free with Ryland Taniguchi

How would you feel after losing $150,000 on one of your first deals? That's the story we're excited to bring you today with guest Ryland Taniguchi. Ryland shares his incredible comeback story of losing a huge sum of money on a flip-gone-bad and fighting through the difficulty to do over 300 deals. You'll be both amazed and emboldened to blaze through your own difficulties, and you might just pick up a few new tricks while you're at it. This show is packed full of high-level, actionable tips that will help any investor grow to new heights.

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#170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman

On this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Andrew Cushman to learn how he went from a full-time job as a chemical engineer to a house flipper and finally a real estate syndicator, buying over 1400 units in less than a decade. You'll learn how Andrew finds deals, manages the rehabs on a large scale, raises money for large apartment purchases, and more. Don't miss a moment of this powerful show!

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#169: Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David Greene

What does it take to truly find success in real estate¬†"Ē¬†especially when you make an average salary and live in an expensive city? That's the topic of today's show, where we sit down with David Greene, a full-time police officer in the San Francisco market who's managed to buy multiple deals in the past several years through mass hustle and persistent deal-finding. You'll learn how David finds deals, invests both in-and-out-of-state, and finances those deals on a cop's salary! This show is sure to motivate and educate you to do more deals this year!

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#168: Building Hundreds of Homes to Sell or Rent with Cameron Skinner

Today we're excited to bring you an interview with a savvy investor who's done over 500 deals "Ē¬†Cameron Skinner. Cameron got his start with new construction spec builds in the late 1990s and due to the changing economy created an interesting twist that we know you guys are going to just love. This episode is packed with incredible, actionable advice that will leave you shouting, "I'm totally going to do that strategy!

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#167: 0 to 25 Units in Your First Year (Part-Time!) with Kevin Wood

People have a lot of excuses about why they aren't' investing in real estate. "I work too much."Ě "I live in an expensive area."Ě "I don't know enough."Ě But on today's show, we sit down with a BiggerPockets member who is absolutely crushing it "Ē despite a full-time job, living in Silicon Valley, and being brand-new to real estate. You'll learn how Kevin Wood has managed to go from zero to twenty-five deals in under a year, largely using networking on BiggerPockets to make it happen. You'll be inspired, motivated, and educated to get off the bench and jump into the game!

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#166: How Modeling Greatness Can Get You To 100+ Deals with Matt Aitchison

One of the best ways to achieve incredible results in your life is to model others who have succeeded before. At least- that's how our guest today was able to do over 100 deals- all before his 28th birthday! Today Matt Aitchison shares his story of overcoming a rough past and how he used real estate to define an incredible future. This powerful show is slammed packed with actionable tips and tactics that YOU can use, right now, in your business to increase your net worth through real estate investing! This show is bound to go down in the books as one of the greatest shows in BiggerPockets history!

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#165: Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back From Incredible Wealth with Natali Morris

Real estate investing is a powerful tool for building wealth "Ē but without firm personal finance skills, an investor could lose everything! On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with CNBC correspondent Natali Morris about the financial skills you need to succeed. In this discussion with Natali, we talk about the limiting beliefs that stop a person from achieving success, the difficulty in raising children to be financially smart, how to keep your family "afloat"Ě while building your business, and much more!

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#164: Scaling from 0 to 400+ Deals Through Real Estate Entrepreneurship with Steve Mills

What's it truly take to go from beginner to advanced in real estate? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Steve Mills, who shares exactly how he was able to overcome a bad first deal, find mentors, work with a partner, and eventually do more than four hundred real estate deals! This show is both highly motivating and informative and will definitely leave you with some great nuggets that you can use in your business to buy more real estate and have more fun doing it!

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#163: Making Your Real Estate Business Soar While Working a Full-Time Job with Bill Allen

Having a full-time job can make investing in real estate tough. However, with the right systems, people, and plan, your business can thrive no matter how few hours you have to dedicate towards it! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bill Allen, a navy pilot who's done just that in a very short time. We talk about hiring your first employee, finding good deals, using low down payment loans to fund your deals, and a lot more. If you are looking to make your real estate business launch into the stratosphere, don't miss a moment of this show!

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#162: How to Pay Less to the IRS with Amanda Han, CPA

No one likes paying taxes, so let's talk about how you can pay FAR less to the IRS! On today's show, we sit down with real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han, the author of the brand new book¬†The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investors. In this powerful (and fun!) interview, you'll learn about the biggest tax mistakes investors make when setting up "Ē and running "Ē their real estate business. This interview could literally save you thousands of dollars! Dig in!

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#161: Turning Good Income Into Incredible Legacy Wealth with NFL Star Ryan Broyles

A lot of people make good income from their jobs, but few are able to turn that income into lasting, generational wealth. That's why we're super pumped to bring you this interview with professional football player Ryan Broyles. Ryan shares the strategies he used to turn the money made from football into rental properties that will provide for his future for decades to come. Ryan candidly talks about the creative strategies he's used to pull off some impressive deals, the keys to working with partners, living life on a budget, and more. This episode is bound to change your outlook on investing, whether you are a football fan or not!

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Getting Started Investing in Real Estate - An Interview with My Real Estate Mentor
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#160: From 0 to 50 Flips in 5 Years (While Still Working a Job!) with Stefanie Marshall

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with Stefanie Marshall, an investor from Northern California who has flipped more than 50 properties in the last five years, all while working a job as an accountant! In this powerful (and hilarious) interview, Stefanie shares how she jumped into the flipping game, how she managed to purchase a property in California for just $30,000, the sad story of losing $100,000 on a single flip, and how she bounced back to create an impressive flipping empire! Don't miss a second of this fun, informative (and often sarcastic) episode!

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#159: How to Build a Real Estate Business That Buys 60 Deals a Year with Nathan Brooks

Anyone can buy a house. However, it takes a special kind of business (and business owner) to buy dozens of deals every year. That's the story on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, when we sit down with Nathan Brooks to talk about how he went from casual investor to buying nearly sixty deals last year. You'll learn the key hires that made this transition possible, the process for hiring the perfect team members to work your systems, Nathan's story of bringing in a partner to help scale, and so much more. If you are looking to really expand your business through partners, employees, and processes, dive into this powerful episode!

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#158: An Easy-to-Follow Blueprint for Building Your Real Estate Deal Pipeline with Jeff DeCarlo

Great real estate deals can be hard to find in a competitive market. So how do some investors manage to find multiple deals every month? That's the focus of today's show, where we sit down with active real estate entrepreneur Jeff DeCarlo as he shares his step-by-step blueprint for getting hundreds of leads from motivated sellers! You'll love the "extra mile"Ě Jeff goes to ensure his real estate pipeline never dries up!

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#157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod

He was clinically dead for six minutes. No heartbeat. No sign of life. But Hal Elrod came back from this devastating event and has impacted millions in the process through his bestselling book, The Miracle Morning. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you'll hear Hal's full story, from the drunk driver that nearly ended everything to the lessons he learned that completely revolutionized his life. Hal's story "Ē and his advice on reaching your full potential "Ē is sure to rock your life and leave you forever changed for the better. No matter what stage of your real estate investing business you find yourself in today, this show is about to help you get to the next level. Hang on tight!

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#156: Lifestyle Engineering Through Commercial, Residential, and Vacation Rentals with Mark Spidell

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Mark Spidell, an investor from the great state of Colorado, to discuss how he uses real estate to engineer his ideal lifestyle! We talk about partnering with family, investing out-of-state, buying small commercial buildings, owning vacation rentals, and much, much more! Not only will this episode entertain and inform you, it will also help you clarify your own investing plan so you can begin engineering your own perfect lifestyle!

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#155: From Zero to 200+ Deals in Five Years with Sharad Mehta

Boom! Prepare to be blown away by this unbelievable interview with an investor who's gone from nothing to more than 200 deals in just five years! You'll learn how Sharad was able to find great deals, finance those deals, and build an investment portfolio that continues to grow no matter where lives or travels in the world. This show is one of the most humorous and most enlightening shows ever recorded on the BiggerPockets Podcast, so why are you still reading this? Listen to the show!

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#154: Finding Incredible Deals to Flip or Rent from 3,000 Miles Away with Bob Couture

Finding deals in your own backyard can be tough "Ē but today we're talking to a guest who finds incredible deals from across the country! Bob Couture joins us today to tell us his inspiring story of starting out with several "failed"Ě flips, finding a partner, using crowdfunding, and much more. This show is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks for real estate investing, whether the deals are in your backyard or across the world!

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#153: From $600k in Debt to 108 Single Family Rentals with Linda McKissack

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you an interview with a prolific investor (and author of one of the world's biggest real estate books,¬†HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth), Linda McKissack! Linda currently owns 108 single family homes "Ē but she didn't start out that way. Learn how Linda discovered the power that real estate can have on a lifestyle and the mindset needed to make your dreams a reality. This show will blow you away with Linda's honesty, integrity, and story of excellence. Don't miss a second of it!

 

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#152: Building Wealth and Passive Income with Rental Properties with Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge Shukhat

How would you like to own ten, fifty, or a thousand rental units? That's the topic of today's podcast roundtable with three previous guests of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge Shukhat. These three investors have three very different business models, and in this fascinating discussion, each shares how they use rental properties to build wealth and passive income. We discuss (and debate) every aspect of the investor's journey "Ē all in an effort to help you succeed! We also discuss the big dangers rental investors face and how YOU can avoid those problems! Don't miss this incredibly powerful episode with three fun, smart, and successful rental property investors!

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#151: Finding Your ‚ÄúFreedom Number‚ÄĚ with Clayton Morris

On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Clayton Morris, a real estate investor and host of the weekend edition of Fox and Friends on the Fox Cable News Network. In this incredible interview, Clayton shares his story with us of getting started, finding financial freedom through a "Freedom Number,"Ě investing while working a full time job, understanding limiting beliefs about money, and much more. But be careful "Ē this show might seriously change the course of your life!

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#150: Designing a Lifestyle-Based Real Estate Business with Luke Swab

For some, the goal of real estate is to make tens of millions of dollars. For others, like today's guest, it's a way to finance an incredible life. Today's guest, Luke Swab, shares with us his story of designing his lifestyle through real estate and how you can do the same. Luke's story will take you from the wild waters of Alaska to a motorcycle trip through Africa to the streets of Michigan real estate and more! Don't miss this incredible honest, humorous, and informative episode!

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#149: Early Retirement, Real Estate Bubbles, and Dangerous Scams with Radio/TV Star Clark Howard!

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're excited to sit down with an individual many people already know from television, radio, and the newspaper -- Clark Howard. Besides being a nationally-syndicated radio and TV star, Clark Howard is also a real estate investor who has a unique outlook on the way real estate should fit into your financial picture, as well as numerous tips on avoiding scams, finding great locations to invest in, and much more! Don't miss a second of this powerful episode!

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#148: From 0 to 51 Units Despite Living in a Crazy Expensive Location with Nazz Wang

How do you build up a sizable real estate portfolio when you live in one of the most expensive cities in America? That's the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Nazz Wang. Nazz has gone from 0 to 51 units in the past several years, both local in California and across the country. You'll learn how Nazz overcame a bad first investing experience to find her niche in "lazy real estate investing"Ě and how you can do the same!

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#147: Turning ‚ÄúWeird‚ÄĚ Properties Into Cash-Flowing Monsters with Johnny Youssef

Sometimes to find success, you have to think outside the box! That's why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you an interview with Johnny Youssef, a young investor who has found clever ways to turn properties that no one else wants into cash flowing monsters. You'll be inspired and motivated after hearing Johnny's story, as well as his philosophy of using "financial freedom"Ě to help others. Don't miss a second of this powerful show!

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#146: Buying 100+ Units Through Word of Mouth Marketing with Enrique Jevons

Finding deals can be tough in today's real estate market, but one technique that works in every market is word of mouth marketing! In today's show, Enrique Jevons shares his story of quitting a 21-year career to become his own boss and build a real estate empire. You'll learn about finding deals, managing properties, getting your real estate license, and so much more!

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#145: Creative Investing in an Expensive Market, Seller Financing, and Buying Foreclosures with Grammy-Nominated Jeremy Jones

On this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with an investor who's also a Grammy-nominated musician! Jeremy Jones has been acquiring rental properties in the Seattle metro area for several years, focusing primarily on multifamily investments and supplying him with a stream of passive income. You'll love both his tactics and mindset and will walk away from this interview with numerous actionable ideas to help take your business to new heights. Enjoy!

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#144: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Kicking Butt at Real Estate with Danny Johnson

Do you have an "A-type"Ě personality? If not, don't worry--you can still build wealth through real estate! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with Danny Johnson (a real estate investor from San Antonio, Texas) about overcoming fears, age, and inexperience to successfully do more than 200 real estate transactions in the past decade! You'll love the tips and advice Danny offers, and the role-playing phone call between Danny and Brandon will improve your phone skills with motivated sellers dramatically! Don't miss this powerful show!

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#143: Quitting a 6-Figure Job to Go Full-Time in Real Estate with Nick Baldo

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a real estate investor who quit his six-figure full-time job at a Fortune 100 company to pursue his real estate investing dreams. Our guest, Nick Baldo, shares his story of starting with nothing and turning that into a sizable business that both flips and rents houses. Oh, and Nick isn't even thirty yet! Don't miss this informative episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!

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#142: 22 ¬Ĺ ACTIONABLE Tips for Beginner Real Estate Investors With Josh and Brandon!

WARNING: We're sorry, but there is no way you'll be able to listen to today's show without taking MASSIVE ACTION immediately after! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon bring you 22 (and a half) of their all-time favorite ACTIONABLE tips for building your real estate empire, especially if you're just getting started. This show will leave you with a serious list of direct, actionable next steps that you can start implementing in your real estate today. Get ready because this show is going to change how you do real estate. You've been warned!

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#141: 7 Ways to Find Incredible Real Estate Deals with Chad Carson

In today's busy real estate world, great deals can be hard for investors to find. That is why today we are excited to bring you a special episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, recorded live at the TradeKing stage at FinCon 2015. In this interview with Chad Carson, you'll learn his top seven favorite strategies for finding great deals even if your market is overheated! If you need to buy a great deal this year, the show is for you!

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#140: The Riches Are in the Niches (Like Student Housing) with Bill Syrios

Real estate investing is a BIG field, and there are hundreds of ways to build wealth. However, according to our guest today, the riches are in the niches! On today's show we sit down with Bill Syrios, an investor from Oregon who specializes in the incredibly lucrative field of student housing (as well as numerous other niches!). You'll learn how he transformed an early real estate setback into a business that owns hundreds of properties in multiple states!

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#139: Getting Started as a Businessman, Not a Handyman with Fat Tony

Many people struggle to get started, especially when they live in an expensive market. That's why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you this interview with a newer investor who's figuring out how to make a passive investment business despite living in one of the most expensive cities in America. You'll learn how Fat Tony (yes, that's really what he goes by!) invests in out-of-state deals and how mindset has played a major role in his early success.

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#138: Self Storage, Systems, and SEO with Michael Rogers

Self storage is one of the most passive forms of real estate investing out there, but only if it's run correctly. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you'll learn from CPA and real estate investor Michael Rogers about the process of finding, rehabbing, and cash flowing self storage units"Ēand they systems that have allowed Michael to buy 350 units and partially quit his job.

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#137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business with Sam Craven

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to introduce you to a real estate investor who has figured out the secret to scaling his business: systems. Sam Craven, who was last on the BiggerPockets Podcast back on show 33, shares with us the processes he has implemented that have enabled him to build a team, putting him on track to buy nearly 100 homes this year. You'll love the humor, the advice, and the examples Sam brings to the show and will walk away with new ideas to scale your own business.

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#136: Building an Incredible Real Estate Pipeline with Shawn Holsapple

Having trouble finding good deals? You won't after this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! Today we bring you an interview with Shawn Holsapple, a real estate investor who is dominating his market, having done over 300 transactions in just the past several years. You'll learn how Shawn is finding consistent deals and opportunities to keep his deal pipeline flowing!

 

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#135: Raising Money to Buy 1,000 Apartment Units with Brian Adams

How does someone shift from buying single family houses to buying hundred+ unit apartment complexes? That's the topic we're diving into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with real estate investor and former CPA Brian Adams. This show is packed to the brim with actionable tips and advice for anyone looking to expand their real estate business, quit their job, raise private capital, and work less while enjoying life more. You'll be inspired and motivated by interview, so don't miss a moment of it!

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#134: Creative Finance and Gaining a Millionaire Mindset with Pro BMX Rider Terry Adams

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and dig into the life of a professional BMX bike rider Terry Adams. Outside of his many accomplishments in the stunt bike world (X-Games gold medal, appearance on Glee and Ellen, and more), Terry is also an accomplished real estate investor with some incredible strategies for building wealth. In the interview, we cover everything from investing with no money, to dealing with personal finance concerns, to mindsets, and more. This show is about to rock your world, so grab a pencil and some paper and let's get started!

 

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#133: Scaling Your Business From Scratch to $50 Million in Assets with Jason Cohen

How does a new real estate investor go from zero properties to over 1,000 units in under a decade? Through careful scaling! That's the topic on today's BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Jason Cohen, an investor who has built a sizable portfolio utilizing systems, processes and people. You'll learn about the financing strategies needed to make this adventure possible, as well as Jason's incredible strategy for finding real estate deals that no one else is finding. Prepare to be blown away - this is one show for the record books!

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#132: How Brie Schmidt Grew Her Real Estate Portfolio by 50 Units in 1 Year

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring back Brie Schmidt, a real estate investor from the Chicago market who has absolutely DOMINATED her goals over the past twelve months. Last time we talked with Brie, she had just quit her job to pursue real estate full-time. Today you'll learn about the impact that decision made on her life and how she's been able to reach her financial goal in just twelve months, buying more than fifty new rental property units in that time! Be prepared to be blown away and inspired to do the same!

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#131: Investing in Multifamily Properties in a HOT Real Estate Market with Serge Shukhat

Everyone wants to invest in multifamily properties. (Well, almost everyone.) But with the market heating up around the country, great deals are becoming incredibly difficult to find. That's why we had to bring back one of our most popular guests on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Serge Shukhat.

The last time we talked with Serge back in episode 60, Serge told us how he built up a massive portfolio in just a few years. But if you were impressed then, this show is going to blow you away. Filled with TONS of actionable tips, stories and warnings, this is one episode you are going to want (and need) to listen to over and over again.

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#130: Ten Smart Tips for Making $1M+ Flipping Houses with Will Barnard

Will Barnard recently closed on a seven-figure profit house flip (that's right... over $1M on one single house!) In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Will shares the story, as well as 10 specific and actionable tips for anyone looking to rehab a property. Be sure to grab a pen and paper for this show... you are going to need it!

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#129: Live-in Flips, Frugality, and Finance with Mindy Jensen

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're going to talk about a unique strategy that combines the power of house flipping with the benefits of home ownership. You'll meet Mindy Jensen and discover how she uses the "live-in flip" strategy to build wealth through real estate. You'll also learn how a live-in flipper can save significant money on taxes as well as a discussion on the benefits of doing your own work. Don't miss this enlightening, and hilarious, episode!

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#128: Investing in Foreclosures, Quitting Your Job, and Getting More Than 10 Loans with Anca Rader

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk with a real estate entrepreneur who recently was able to quit her job and travel the world thanks to her real estate ambitions! You'll learn the unique methods Anca uses to get around the "4 to 10 loans" limit to finance numerous properties, as well as many other tips on everything ranging from house hacking to buying foreclosures to buying at an auction, and so much more. Don't miss this excellent interview with an incredible successful investor, Anca!

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#127: How to Use a Partnership to Acquire (and Manage) 100+ Units with James Wise

As you grow your real estate business, a partner can help you achieve incredible levels. That's why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with James Wise to talk about how he used a partnership to build his own investment portfolio, as well as build a thriving brokerage and property management business. In this interview, you'll learn how James finds and screens tenants, uses BiggerPockets to raise money, and much more.

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#126: From 0 to 400+ Units Through Value-Add Investing with Brian Murray

Building a real estate empire takes time, effort, and significant amounts of capital. However, as our guest today shares with us, it's not beyond your reach! Learn how Brian Murray built a real estate portfolio to over 400 units using a variety of strategies and intelligent techniques. If you plan on building a large real estate portfolio in your future, this is a CAN'T MISS episode!

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#125: The Key to Business Success with Bestselling Author of The E-Myth Michael Gerber

What if you could sit down with one of the best-selling business authors of all time and pick their brain? Lucky for you, that's exactly what you get to do today here on the BiggerPockets Podcast where we interview Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited. The E-Myth has been one of the most-frequently mentioned books from past guests on this Podcast, so we just had to sit down with Michael to talk about what makes some investors successful and other's struggle continuously! Hint: It's all about the system.  Stay tuned!

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#124: Building a Real Estate Empire At a Young Age with Jered Sturm

Is it possible to invest in real estate when you don't have decades of life-experiences? That's the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with special guest Jered Sturm. Jered, who is in his mid-twenties, is an incredibly successful buy-and-hold investor as well as a house flipper and contractor. Jared's unique strategy appeals to anyone who is looking to build a large portfolio in a short time. Today's show is all about hustle, and doing what it takes to succeed! Whether you are 25 or 75, this interview is bound to inspire you to take massive action to find the success you desire. Stay tuned!

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#123: Overcoming an Ugly Past to Become a Cash Flow King with Justin Escajeda

Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is different than any other we've done, and probably not one to listen to with the kids in the car. Today we're talking with Justin Escajeda, who overcame a life of crime, drugs, and homelessness to create an impressive real estate business, despite his ugly past. You'll learn about the process Justin went through to build his empire and discover some unique ideas to help you create additional passive income in your life. Prepare to be shocked, encouraged, and motivated after listening to today's show.

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#122: 5 Myths Holding Investors Back From Real Estate Greatness with Chris Clothier

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're talking about myths. No, not about Sasquatch, elves, or the abominable snowman. We're talking about real estate myths that might be holding YOU back from greatness! We're excited to bring back Chris Clothier, a seasoned investor and business owner who shares stories from his own experiences to help you achieve new levels of success. Don't miss one second of this incredibly powerful and actionable podcast!

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#121: Creating the IDEAL Real Estate Investing Business with Andrew and Phillip Syrios

In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how to build an incredibly successful real estate business using the "IDEAL" system. Andrew and Phillip Syrios have built an incredible rental property business in just a few short years and today they'll share all their best tips so you can do the same. Discover the truth about property management, getting dirty, working with family, rentals, flips, and more! This episode is destined to become one of the most talked-about (and fun) episodes in BiggerPockets Podcast history!

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#120: How to Find, Analyze, and Finance an Incredible Real Estate Deal!

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're changing things up and doing something we've never done before!

Today we're bringing you over an hour of actionable advice on exactly how to find real estate deals (even in a hot market,) how to analyze those deals (so you don't lose money,) and how to finance those deals (even if you have very little cash!)

Don't miss this exciting and totally different show... a taste of our weekly webinar!

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#119: From Pro Athlete to Pro Real Estate Entrepreneur with Graham Mink

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Graham Mink, a professional hockey player turned real estate investor from the state of Vermont. Graham shares the story of getting his first deal while traveling the world and his journey since that day. You'll learn how he turned the lessons gained from house hacking into a profitable business managing tenants, being a real estate agent, and subdividing properties.

If you want to invaluable lessons about jumping into real estate investing, scaling your business, the ins and outs of financing your deals -- and much more -- then take a little time out of your day to hear this inspirational show!

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#118: Condos, Multifamily, and Dealing with Management with Himanshu Jain

When getting started, should you go BIG or go small? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how Himanshu Jain got started investing in real estate by buying BOTH a condo and a 20-unit apartment complex. Discover the lessons Himanshu learned in the process, as well as the pros and cons of each. Additionally, the discussion on property management is going to blow you away -- especially when you learn why Himanshu uses not one but THREE different property managers to look after his portfolio.

Whether you want to diversify your real estate portfolio or you're just interested in different forms of investing, check out this fascinating, innovative episode!

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#117: Maximizing Productivity to Get Things Done with David Allen

Real estate entrepreneurs are busy people"¶ but this doesn't have to mean getting overwhelmed! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with world-famous productivity author David Allen to learn tips and tricks for getting more things done in your life. You'll learn how to accomplish more things, in less time, with less stress using the Getting Things Done (GTD) system. This show will inspire and encourage you to do even more in your business.

Whether you're just starting out as an entrepreneur, or you just want to run your business more effectively and seamlessly, you'll definitely get something valuable out of this episode!

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#116: How to Quit Your Job Through Wholesaling, Flipping, and Taking Action with Nasar Elarabi

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn what it took for Nasar Elarabi to quit his dead-end job and become a full time wholesaler, flipper, and landlord. Tune in for discussions covering how he funds his deals, what makes him a better landlord, and why he's tried his hand at many avenues of real estate. In this not only informative, but also wildly entertaining episode, Nasar shares his tales of success and the failures that helped him learn -- including the first flip he ever undertook (that turned out to be disastrous).

This show is packed with a heavy dose of motivation and miles of actionable content, so don't waste another minute. Just hit "play!"

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#115: Getting Started with Apartment Complex Investing with Jeff Greenberg

Have you ever wanted to invest in apartment complexes, but were unsure how to start?

That's the topic of today's BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with apartment complex investor Jeff Greenberg. Jeff shares a ton of actionable advice on how to analyze, find, and finance larger multifamily investment properties! If you want to benefit from the big potential profits this kind of real estate investing can offer, don't miss out on this informative episode.

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#114: How to Invest in (& Have Fun with) Vacation Rentals with Scott Sutherland

Have you ever been on vacation and thought, it sure would be nice to own some property down here? Well, that's the subject of today's podcast, as we speak with vacation rental property owner Scott Sutherland about how he's built a profitable business owning and managing his vacation rental properties.

You'll learn the step by step process for finding potential properties and analyzing them for profitability, as well as financing ideas and tips on managing the short-term renters. Whether you're already in this real estate niche or you want to get your foot in the door, we're confident you'll get some new insight here. Don't miss this exciting episode!

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#113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you another fantastic interview by one of the most successful real estate authors in America.

Jay Papasan is best known to this audience as the co-author of The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (co-written with Gary Keller) which has been our top-recommended real estate book here from BiggerPockets Podcast guests. He also co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and collaborated on the best selling book FLIP and HOLD. Most recently, Jay is the co-author of The One Thing, which Brandon recently featured as the number one book on his list of the business books that changed his life in 2014.

Jay is also a savvy real estate investor, and he shares his incredible story and strategy with us today!

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#112: ‚ÄúLittle Old Lady House‚ÄĚ Investing with Mark Updegraff

Get ready for another incredible episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! On today's show we talk with real estate investor and property manager Mark Updegraff about buying homes from little old ladies, managing tenants with less stress -- and who has the bigger beard: Brandon or Mark.

If you want to learn about developing a buying criteria, how to get great leads through BiggerPockets, the "extra step" you should most definitely take while screening tenants, and a whole lot more, then don't miss out on this entertaining show!

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#111: A Unique (and Profitable) Real Estate Niche You’ve Probably Never Considered with Jefferson Lilly

In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dig into a real estate niche that, until today, you've probably never considered. However, after listening to this entertaining and informative show with guest Jefferson Lilly, we think you'll be a believer! Join us as we dive into the world of mobile home parks, and learn numerous reasons why a park might be a better investment than either single family or multifamily real estate.

Whether you're looking for a great, low-barrier first time real estate niche to invest in, or you're simply looking to expand your growing portfolio -- don't miss out on wealth of knowledge covered in this episode!

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#110: Eliminating the Hassle Factor As a Landlord with Glenn McCrorey

Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth -- but they also generally come with significant hassle and stress. However, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and talk with Glenn McCrorey, an investor who discovered a unique and powerful real estate niche that makes his landlording almost completely hassle-free!

Learn insight on renting to family and friends, tips on how NOT to waste your time worrying about your rentals, and ways to lessen the inconveniences that come with managing property. If you value your time but still want to invest in rentals -- then don't miss out on this unique episode!

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#109: You Will Get Sued. Here’s How To Survive with Attorney Scott Smith

No one wants to get sued, but if you plan to build a real estate empire, the question is not so much "if"Ě but "when."Ě However, we here at BiggerPockets have your back, so today we are bringing on Scott Smith, an incredibly smart and funny asset protection attorney from the great state of Texas! Scott shares with us a variety of tools and tactics you can use in your real estate business to protect yourself from losing the wealth you are working so hard to create.

Be prepared to learn new tips you've probably never heard before regarding umbrella policies, building your real estate team, LLCs, trust funds and more. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!

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#108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone

Prepare to laugh, groan, and be inspired.

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with bestselling author, TV pundit, and massively-successful real estate investor Grant Cardone. In one of the most motivating, humorous, inspiring -- and inappropriate -- podcasts of all 108 shows, you'll be captivated by Grant's candor and viewpoints on everything from getting a college education to investing in liberal cities to his definition of success. You'll also learn how Grant has used the principles outlined in his book, The 10X Rule, to grow his real estate portfolio to a value of $350,000,000. Yes, that's $350 MILLION dollars.

You are going to love this one.

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#107: Making $47,000 On Your First Deal with Jonathan Makovsky

Many new investors lose money on their first, second, and third deal. There is a steep learning curve when trying to invest in real estate and, while the loss is painful, it's very common. However, not for today's guest. Today we sit down with Jonathan Makovsky, a new investor from the tri-state area who had incredible success right out of the gate!

If you are a new investor trying to find the right way to get started or if you've been investing for years but want to improve your game - don't miss this impressive interview with Jonathan!

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#106: How to Do 100+ Deals Without a Bank (While Raising Unlimited Funds) with Mike Sumsky

Is it possible to build a large real estate business without the use of banks? Our guest today, Mike Sumsky, shows us that it's not only possible - but can be incredibly beneficial! Mike has done well over 100 deals in the past several years using a variety of creative finance methods and shows you how you can do the same.

Listen for great tips on obtaining private money, finding deals by knocking on doors, and other innovative strategies for building your real estate business. Whether you want to overcome a lack of funding or you just want to explore creative ways to raise capital, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

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#105: From Minimum Wage to Full Time Flipper with Ophelia Nicholson

Prepare to be inspired and motivated after listening to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! In this program we sit down with Ophelia Nicholson, a house flipper from the Maryland area who got started with real estate while working a minimum wage job. You'll learn how she broke out of that life and was able to quit her job to become a full time, successful house flipper, working on multiple properties at once!

Listen for insightful tips on applying for a loan, learning to be a landlord, partnering with family members and quitting your job for real estate. If you're wondering whether it's possible to make your investing dreams come true, don't miss out on this episode -- it'll give you great insight into how you CAN make it happen!

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#104: How to Build a Scalable Real Estate Business and Design an Incredible Lifestyle with Todd Whiddon

Real estate investing has the power to change your life. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with an investor who's tried his hand at everything from house flipping to new construction -- and much more! Our guest Todd Whiddon shares with us how he is building a massively successful business while still making big plans to achieve the life of his dreams. Listen for tips on how Todd has handled failure and come out the other side stronger for it, as well as his input on successfully building a solid team and managing a business.

Whatever avenue of real estate investing you're focusing on, don't miss out on this episode! It's sure to leave you inspired and motivated to take your investing to exciting new places.

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#103: Building a Long Distance Real Estate Empire One House at a Time with Elizabeth Colegrove

Is it possible to invest in real estate at a distance -- successfully?

While many might say "no," today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we bring you Elizabeth Colegrove, who is working on securing her and her husband's retirement by investing in one home at a time, largely from a distance. Learn the ins and outs of long distance property management and what to look for when deciding on properties to invest in.

From "house hacking" to 1031 exchanges to long distance investing and more, this show is packed with wisdom (and debates) that are bound to inspire you to move your business forward, no matter where you live and where you invest.

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#102: How to Struggle and Still Succeed at Real Estate with Scott Costello

Have you ever struggled to get to the next level with your real estate investing?

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate wholesaler and self-proclaimed "struggling investor" Scott Costello. In this riveting interview, you'll learn why real estate investing is never as easy as it might appear and how to overcome the struggles that everyone faces to find success. Listen for awesome tips on how to break into the real estate industry, advice on getting into wholesaling, and how to motivate yourself amidst the everyday struggles investors face.

If you're looking for some great motivation and useful tips, don't miss this inspiring interview!

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#101: From Real Estate Agent to Profitable Landlord with Dawn Brenengen

Ever wonder what real estate investing looks like from a real estate agent's perspective?

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dawn Brenengen, a real estate agent-turned-landlord and discuss how she made the transition into the investing world, as well as her tricks and tips for success as a landlord. Along with important insight into the real estate licensing process, Dawn covers property management, house hacking, and a whole lot more! Listen for advice on finding a great property, handling everyday rental issues and finding that elusive "ideal" tenant. And in case you were wondering when it's appropriate to bend the "2% Rule" -- this episode explores that, too!

Whether you have experience as a real estate agent or not, don't miss this inspiring show!

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#100: The 1st Deal, Management Drama, and the Birth of BiggerPockets with Joshua Dorkin

For the 100th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we bring you the interview that you've been asking for since the beginning: the story of Joshua Dorkin, CEO of BiggerPockets and host of the BiggerPockets Podcast.

Learn about Josh's journey from real estate investing newbie to BiggerPockets founder -- and all of the obstacles he had to overcome along the way. Get insider information on topics from starting your own business to property management and HOAs. And leave inspired to tackle your own hurdles and get your real estate endeavors off the ground!

For BiggerPockets fans old and new, this is an instant BiggerPockets Podcast classic you won't want to miss. Get ready to learn more about the man behind the BiggerPockets curtains!

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#99: 3 Personal Finance Bloggers & Their First Real Estate Investment with Scott, Lauren, and Philip

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you another "newbie podcast" with 3 new real estate investors who are excited to share with you the story of their very first real estate deal!  This episode we are talking with three investors who share a common trait: they all have a deep understanding of personal finance and it's role in the real estate investing space and write about it online!

Today you'll hear from Scott Trench, Lauren Bowling, and Philip Taylor as they share how they found their first deal, financed it, manage it, and more. We cover everything from house hacking to creative finance, dealing with fear, and numerous other topics so, without further suspense, let's get to the show!

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#98: Value-Add Investing and Doing $1 Billion in Real Estate Transactions with Allan Glass

What does it take to buy, sell, and broker over $1,000,000,000 in real estate?

That's what you'll discover in today's podcast episode when we sit down with Allan Glass, a real estate entrepreneur from sunny Southern California.  In this hour long interview, you'll learn how Allan used his skills as a commercial real estate broker to build his own portfolio and "piece together" deals that are truly "win-win-wins."

If you are looking to take your business to a whole new level, don't miss this show!

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#97: Quitting Your Job and Overcoming Real Estate Obstacles with Kyle Pettit

Itching to quit your 9 to 5 to become a full time investor, but don't know how to get there? This week, we sit down with an investor who has done just that -- despite obstacles that could have discouraged his plans had he not been persistent and kept an eye on his end goal.

Listen as Kyle Pettit shares with the BiggerPockets Podcast his story of breaking into the rental and wholesaling sides of the real estate industry, including tips on screening tenants, expanding your marketing reach and tackling the challenges that come with working from home. If you're struggling to make your mark in world of real estate and wondering when that pivotal point of becoming a full time investor will ever happen, this is the motivation you've been waiting for.

Newbies and experienced investors alike, don't miss out on this informative, entertaining episode!

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#96: Finding Deals, Wholesaling and House Flipping in a Hot Market With Anson Young

Real estate investing isn't always about the speed of the chase - sometimes patience is key and the amount of deals you close might not be as important as the quality of each deal.

If you'd like to hone your deal-finding skills and knowledge of your local market, don't miss out on this BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with Anson Young to discuss the art of unearthing great deals, which properties are the best to flip, and how to handle a hot real estate market.

Anson got started in the real estate world back in 2004, when he moved to Arizona and bought his first house. A year later, he sold the property and moved back to Denver with his first big check,  and he has been in the Colorado real estate game ever since. Exploring many sides of real estate investing, he's found a niche in the wholesaling market and continues to grow his network and expertise of the local real estate environment.

If you want to hear more about the many forms of real estate investing and how to break into your local market, be sure to check out this episode!

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#95: Multifamily Investments, Partnerships, and Raising Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs With Curt Bidwell

If nothing else, investing in real estate is an adventure, as well as an ever-evolving learning process, where you can alter your focus to align with the needs of yourself, your clients, and your family. This week on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we'll learn all about what it takes to branch out in your real estate investing endeavors with our guest Curt Bidwell. 

Curt's first real estate opportunity arose while he was working as a pastor, when a few good friends asked if he wanted to partner with them on a local fourplex. Since then, he's acquired quite a portfolio of real estate, including sixplexes, duplexes, new construction, single family homes, townhomes, and mixed properties. He's done it all -- and now he's even gotten his kids involved! Listen for interesting tips on how to creatively invest, the best ways to find good tenants, as well as how to encourage your kids to get interested in finances and real estate along the way.

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#94: House Hacking, Partnerships, and Investing in Multifamilies While Working a Full Time Job with Michael Siekerka

Starting out in the world of house flipping and landlording can be taxing and a lot to take on at first, but it's all a learning experience, which is why we want you to get to know a master at both, Michael Siekerka. 

Michael's first real estate investing experience was just six months after he graduated college, when he occupied his first purchase by doing a fix and flip. After years of rehabbing properties by partnering with friends for quick income, he eventually found his niche in buy and hold properties. In this informative episode, Michael shares with us how he manages his properties, the criteria he uses to find new places to rent out and the methods he follows to work successfully with hard money lenders and agents to boost his revenue. This is a show to hear if you're in the market for success!

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#93: 0 to 400 Deals (in 5 Years!) via Smart Marketing with Erik Stark

Many people take their time in building their real estate investing... but not today's guest, who has used his incredible marketing skills to do more than 400 deals in the past five years!

Erik Stark got his start after he had been flipping cars out of high school and wanted to move on to bigger, better things. Since then, Erik has tried his hand at wholesaling, as well as purchasing single family homes, commercial property, bulk estates, multi-family homes, and more -- by his estimation, closing over 400 deals. Learn how he implements creative, eye-catching marketing techniques we can (almost) guarantee you've never heard of, as well as how he chooses which types of investments to make within his market.

Erik's business philosophy of adding value to others' lives through his deals will leave you inspired, and his many unique tips will have you reaching outside the box for innovative ways to grow your business. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!

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#92: No (and Low) Money Down Real Estate Investing with Brandon Turner

What would you do if you didn't need money to invest in real estate anymore?

That's the question we tackle today on the BiggerPockets Podcast as we interview one of our own... Brandon Turner, to learn how he's purchased over $2,000,000 of real estate with almost no money of his own! Brandon, although co-host on the BiggerPockets Podcast, is also an avid real estate investor who rarely-if-ever puts his own money into his deals. In this groundbreaking episode, Josh interviews Brandon about how he built his business using creativity rather than cash and the lessons that he learned along the way.

This episode will leave you inspired, refreshed, and with a laundry list of new ideas to use in your investing business to invest with less (or none) of your own cash!

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#91: Getting Started as a Real Estate Wholesaler with Ben Grise
Getting your first few real estate deals can be exceptionally tough -- which is why today we wanted to introduce you to an investor who is just wrapping up his first INCREDIBLE year as a wholesaler: Ben Grise.
 
During his first year, Ben earned more from wholesaling than most Americans earn from their jobs -- all while working a separate full time job, getting married, and having a baby! If you find yourself stressed, overworked and unsure of how to fit everything into your life -- this is a "can't miss" episode!
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#90: My First Real Estate Investment ‚Äď A Newbie Podcast With Matt, Romeo and KC

Don't miss this special feature, as we come to you live from FinCon 2014 for Podcast 90!

In a BiggerPockets Podcast first, we sit down and chat live with financial conference attendees Matt Giovanisci from New Jersey, Romeo Jeremiah from Detroit and KC Beavers from Rochester, NY, three real estate investor newbies with fascinating stories and great tips for beginning investors and veterans alike! Hear from "accidental landlords" -- a growing breed of property owners -- firsthand, and let yourself be regaled by tales proving that first time investors CAN achieve success from the get go. A unique and high energy recording, this is one episode you'll definitely want to tune in for!

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#89: From High School Dropout to 300+ Real Estate Deals with Engelo Rumora

Looking to be inspired?

Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and chat with Engelo Rumora, a real estate investor with a fascinating story that involved dropping out of high school, playing professional soccer, and building up a massive real estate investment business across two continents! Don't miss this incredible interview where we cover numerous topics ranging from getting started, flipping houses, networking with potential lenders, finding (and working with) mentors, running a growing business at a young age, and a lot more!

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#88: Investing with Your Spouse, Managing Financials, and Growing Your Team with Matt and Liz Faircloth

Today we're thrilled to chat with New Jersey real estate investors Matt and Liz Faircloth on The BiggerPockets Podcast, covering everything from the challenges of working with a spouse to purchasing a 10,000 square foot office space!

Matt and Liz have been hooked on real estate since buying their first single family home in 2002. After years of self education, their fair share of learning pains and a healthy dose of hard work, the couple now owns over 100 units and has accomplished around 15 fix and flips. Employing a team of 11, their mission statement is to "revitalize Urban America" and to "transform lives through real estate." Pick up some great tips on building an empire from the bottom up, choosing the best kinds of financing and earning that all-important track record of success. It's all here, so don't miss out!

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#87: How to Thrive After The Collapse of a Real Estate Empire with Nathan Brooks

Failure is no stranger in the real estate industry which is why we are excited to bring Nathan Brooks to The BiggerPockets Podcast today, an investor who knows firsthand that real estate can be tough!

Nathan is an investor (both flips and rentals) from Kansas who went through a very difficult period during the real estate crash, losing all his properties and filing bankruptcy due to a shady partner and jumping in too quickly.  Nathan has since emerged as a much stronger real estate investor and carries an incredible story with numerous lessons to share. Get ready to learn how failure can transform your life!

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#86: House Hacking Your Way to 97 Units (While Holding a Full Time Job!) with Cory Binsfield

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Cory Binsfield, a multifamily rental property investor who comes from Duluth, MN.

If you ever feel like you don't have enough time to invest in real estate, wait until you hear Cory's story. He currently owns and manages 97 units himself while still working a full time job. Today he teaches us how he does it and also touches on a variety of topics related to getting started, house hacking, investing in a college town, and being a master of creative finance.

This show is packed full of valuable tips so make sure to grab a pen and paper for notes, and let's get to it!

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#85: Hybrid Investing, Long Distance Rentals, and Property Management with Mike McKinzie

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we chat with Mike McKinzie, a full time real estate investor from Garden Grove, CA. Mike is an investor and former property manager who has personally dealt with over 5,000 real estate transactions, but focuses most of his attention today on using property management to invest both locally and out of state.

This show explores a variety of topics related to buy and hold real estate investing and offers a significant amount of actionable information on how to set up property management, covering everything from what questions to ask, what should be expected, and a whole lot more!

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#84: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit with Chad Carson, a full time real estate investor from Clemson, South Carolina. Chad brings expertise in a TON of areas including everything from fix-and-flips to creative finance, property management to buy-and-hold.

This show explores how to use real estate as a means to design the lifestyle you really want.

There are a ton of tips and tricks in this one, so dive in!

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#83: Profitable Landlording with Integrity with Marcia Maynard

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with Marcia Maynard, a hands-on landlord who hails from Vancouver, Washington.

Marcia got her start in real estate by marrying into "the family business" that already had an existing portfolio, but continued on the tradition to help fund her own future retirement.  On today's show, she goes into detail on how you can invest part-time for retirement while making a HUGE impact on the community in the process!

This show covers the importance of integrity in a landlord's life and is filled with actionable tips for dealing with tenants in an ethical - yet profitable - way.  This is a great show, let's get into it!

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#82: From 0 to 800 Real Estate Deals with David Krulac

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with David Krulac, a real estate renaissance man who has experience in nearly every aspect of the industry, being involved in over 800 deals in his career.

In today's show we cover everything from prospecting tenants, how to buy at auctions, sub-dividing land, tax deeds  and much, much more!

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#81: Generating Real Estate Leads Through Direct Mail with Michael Quarles

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Michael Quarles to the show. Several weeks ago we talked with Michael about his story and spent most of the show discussing the topic of negotiation, never getting to one of the most important topics we wanted to discuss with Michael: marketing. Specifically, Michael is a wealth of knowledge on all things involving direct mail, so today we're going to tap into that knowledge.\

Today, Michael is going to teach you everything you need to know to get started in successful direct mail marketing and attract leads that no one else can get. We cover everything from market research to creating a call-capture system and everything in between. This show will go down in the history of BiggerPockets as one of the most actionable shows to date!

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#80: Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement with Jonna Weber

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area.

Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate for retirement and why real estate is a better avenue than the stock market. We also cover why an investor might want to become a real estate agent, how to find investor-friendly agents, what to look for when purchasing an investment property and much much more!

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#79: Low Income Landlording and Investing to Make a Difference with Michele and Bruce Fischer

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a couple who together, intentionally invest where most landlords fear to tread . . . low income housing.

Michele and Bruce Fischer who hail from Longview, Washington, decided to make a difference by landlording in areas that are so low-income, that even Section-8 doesn't work in their neighborhood. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding how to screen low-income tenants, how to handle (pets like pitt-bulls), what to do when your tenant is late on the rent, working with your spouse, what to do when the reality is your tenant will become homeless if you evict them, how to "tenant-proof"Ě in low-income areas and a lot more! You don't want to miss this one!

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#78: Quitting Your Job, Buy & Hold Investing, and Succeeding With High-End Rentals with Brie Schmidt

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a real estate investor who just said "you're fired!" to her day job and became a full-time real estate investor!

We are talking with Brie Schmidt, who invests in a wide range of rental properties in the Midwest and shares some incredible insight into how she finds them, finances them, and manages them. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding personal finances, getting your first deal, working with your spouse, tenant-friendly laws, when to quit your job, and a lot more! You are going to LOVE this episode!

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#77: Negotiating Your Way to 1000 Wholetail Real Estate Deals with Michael Quarles

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome Michael Quarles to the show. Michael is an active investor coming out of California's Central Valley who has done so many deals that he has lost count!

His experience is diverse and includes developing, flipping and more, but today his primary strategy is what is known as "wholetailing"Ě and today's show covers this strategy in detail!

Also, as a master negotiator, Michael breaks down the science of haggling a deal that both honors the seller and benefits the investor. This episode is so jammed-packed that you'll finish feeling like you just graduated with a degree in negotiation!

You even get to walk away word-for-word scripts! You really don't want to miss this one!

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#76: Growing Your Real Estate Company Into a $30 Million Dollar Business with Brian Burke

Today on the¬†BiggerPockets Podcast¬†we are¬†excited to welcome¬†back Brian Burke, who we last talked to back in episode number 3. Brian is the¬†owner of a large, successful real estate company headquartered in¬†Santa Rosa, CA. Last time we sat down with Brian, he showed¬†us how he got started investing in real estate, walking us through his first steps. ¬†On today's show¬†Brian¬†goes deeper, sharing the details of how he¬†scaled his¬†real estate business from a one-man operation to fully staffed multi-million dollar company! This show¬†goes into incredible detail (and offering¬†highly¬†actionable steps) on how to bootstrap your business, how to vet employees, how to gauge your market and much much more! If you are looking to turn your investing company into more than just a hobby"¶ this show is for you!

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#75: Mobile Home Investing and Getting Started With John Fedro

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome a guest who specializes in an aspect of real estate that no other guest has covered before!

John Fedro is a mobile homes investor out of the Austin Texas area who introduces us to all the incredible opportunities that one can experience in the mobile home arena. If you're someone asking yourself, "What type of real estate investing should I do?" Than this show is for you! Throughout the show John gives incredible advice and insight that can be applied to any aspect of real estate. This is a perfect show for people looking to get started, regardless if you like mobile homes or not!

This is one of the most actionable shows we've had so without further adieu, let's jump into it!

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#74: Buying My First Investment Property- A Newbie Podcast with Jordan, Jacob and Jeromie

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up- again!

This is our official 2nd newbie podcast and it's probably our most fun show yet. Just like the last newbie podcast back on episode 25, all of our guest today are investors who are just starting out and who have recently finished their first deal.

These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences! Each of these investors also are working full time jobs, which is something a lot of our listener's struggle with. Additionally, we cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to the importance of confidence when everyone thinks your crazy and we even get to talk to a real-life rocket scientist who's smart enough to hack his mortgage!  You really don't want to miss this one!

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#73: Investing in Rental Properties When Your Local Area is Too Expensive With Mehran Kamari

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back a repeat guest coming to us from The Los Angeles area!

We first met Mehran Kamari  in the newbie podcast back on show 025, where he took us through the process of his first out-of-state deal, and... well, a lot has happened since then!

Since his last appearance, Mehran's business has blown up - just completing the purchase of his 10th property!

In today's show, Mehran teaches us how to successfully invest out-of-state when your local market is too expensive. He goes into detail on how to use BiggerPockets to find out-of-state partners, what due diligence you need to do, who you need on your team, how to overcome fear and much, much more!

If you are in a market where the numbers just don't seem to work, then this Podcast is for you!

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#72: Managing Hundreds of Tenants and Getting Uncle Sam to Pay the Rent with Mark Ainley

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area.

Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you'd need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight out of of his experience investing in the notorious South Side Chicago area.

Today's show also gives great insight on the in's and out's of Section 8 housing, the program that has the government paying a portion (even up to 100%)  of the rental income for the tenant. Mark also covers a lot of the managerial secrets behind being a successful property management company and gives you specific criteria on how to vet property managers.

This show is really meaty so be sure to grab a pen and paper for notes... and with that, let's jump into it!

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#71: Finding Great Deals and Getting Started as a Wholesaler with Phillip Vincent

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we have Phillip Vincent, an acquisition specialist who hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area.  Phillip is part of a large real estate investment firm, handling all the ins and outs of getting properties under contract. This week's podcast goes into great detail on how to interact with distressed homeowners, how to generate leads from the high-end price points  and walks you through the best way to handle Probate leads.

Additionally, Phillip is particularly knowledgeable in wholesaling and shares excellent insight on exactly what you need to do to get started in real estate, ethically. This is an action-packed show, so let's get into it!

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#70: From Zero to Hundreds of Deals in Under Two Years with Grant Kemp

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is absolutely CRUSHING IT in a very unique niche.  Grant Kemp, from the Dallas Area, got his start in real estate only 2 years ago and already has hundreds of transactions under his belt, and regularly purchases 6-15 properties a month!

On the show today, Grant shares with us the dirty details on his business and shows how YOU can start capitalizing on more leads, make more income, and spend less (or even none) of your own money to make it all happen!  The best part is: Grant's strategy relies on generating profits from leads that most real estate investors simply throw away by utilizing subject-to purchases and mortgage wraps! Don't miss a second of this incredible interview and prepare to have your mind blown!

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#69: Getting Your First Deal, Quitting Your Job, and Successful Marketing with Brandon Krieg

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is a successful wholesaler and rehabber out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

 Brandon Krieg shares his insights on how he transitioned out of a full-time job to become a full time real estate investor and shares some incredible insight for others who are thinking about making the leap themselves. During the show, Brandon speaks on the importance of integrity in business and the priority of taking care of family and then continues on to shed light on his innovative marketing tactics, that has him averaging a 15-25% response rate with direct mail!

Whether you are a new investor struggling to figure out how to generate deal flow or struggling with making the transition from part-time real estate to full-time or you've been investing for years and need some marketing tips to take you to the next level, this is the show for you.

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#68: Being a Superhero House Flipper, Investor, and Team Leader with Mark Ferguson

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Mark Ferguson to talk about his adventures in flipping and renting single family homes in the Colorado market. Mark is truly a real estate superhero: managing a real estate sales team, flipping houses, making offers, being a landlord, and writing about real estate all while working less hours than the normal employee (all while also having twin toddlers at home!)

Mark has truly mastered the art of delegation, team building, and using systems to stay on track and find success in his business - and he shares all his secrets with us today, so don't miss a second of this incredible show!

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#67: Overcoming Inaction, Direct Mail, and Becoming an Successful Wholesaler with Tim Gordon

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who wasn't seeing a lot of action in his business - until a friend challenged him to take his investing seriously and start treating it like a business.

Our guest today, Tim Gordon, accepted the challenge, changed his approach, and his business took off!  Several short years later, Tim Gordon runs a successful investment business that focuses primarily on finding and wholesaling incredible deals in a competitive market, making tens of thousands of dollars every month in his business while still working a day job. Tim shares with us the lessons he learned to overcome inaction and the steps needed to consistently fill his pipeline with deals worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Whether you are a new investor struggling to get your first deal, or you've been investing for years and need a motivational kick to take your business to new levels, this is the show for you.

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#66: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank

On today's show, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Michael Blank to talk about his journey from a successful house flipping business and his entrance into apartment buildings... and the systems needed to run his investments well.

Michael is a business entrepreneur through and through and today we get to talk about everything from getting started, investing with no money, working with (and as) a wholesaler, and even hear the story of the professional tenant that almost destroyed Michael's investment career!

This show is packed with useful, actionable tips, so don't forget your pen and paper on this one... you are going to need it!

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BP Podcast 065: Creative Investing, Mistakes, and Bulletproof Vests with Wendell De Guzman
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#64: 50 Units in 5 Years while Working a Full Time Job with Josh Sterling

Working a full time job while investing in real estate is not always easy - but as our guest today shows us: it's totally possible. On today's show we chat with Josh Sterling, a real estate investor who has built up a portfolio of fifty units (complete with rehabs and doing his own management) all while working a full time job.

Discover the tricks, tactics, and systems that Josh has used, as well as an inside look at his creative finance methods to acquire these properties.  This show is definitely one that people will want to come back to time and time again!

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#63: Automating Your Investing, Long Distance Rehabs and Spec Building with J Scott

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are thrilled to bring back one of the most popular guests we've ever had, J Scott.

Last time we dug into the process of house flipping, but today we dig much deeper into the "business" of real estate investing and explore ways to automate your real estate investing business so you can spend less time working and more time doing the things you love. We also learn all about J's venture into house flipping at a distance as well as his foray into spec building (and the lesson's he learned... and things you should avoid!)

This show is incredibly inspiring and can help any new or seasoned investor improve their game - especially the 5 tips for automating your business, found toward the end of the show!

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#62: Managing Tenants For Maximum Profit & Minimal Stress with Phil Dwyer

Managing tenants can be a real pain.

Trust me.

However, on this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a full time property manager to talk about the business of managing tenants - and discover ways to make it easier and more profitable for YOU.

Today Phil Dwyer from the Las Vegas area shares with us his story of becoming a real estate appraiser and transitioning to a successful property manager. In addition, we also discuss the best strategies for finding and managing the best property managers.

If you have any rental properties - or ever plan to - this is a "don't miss" episode!

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#61: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing ‚Äď A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben

Change is good, right?

Ben Leybovich

We hope so - because in this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we change a lot of things up and invite you to come sit in the BiggerPockets digital coffee shop and listen in on a fascinating discussion! For the first time, we bring back a previous guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast to move beyond "their story" and dig into the dirty details on a very popular and important topic: multifamily rental properties.

Today Ben Leybovich, who shared with us his powerful journey almost a year ago on episode 14 of the BiggerPockets Podcast, is going to talk with us about what it takes to succeed as a multifamily investor - looking beyond the numbers and truly investing in the right kind of properties.

As I said- this show is a little different. Rather than just an interview, we decided to make this episode more of a "conversation" between Ben, Josh, and myself - discussing (and often loudly debating) everything from "what kind of properties to buy," "what kind of location someone should buy in," and a long debate on one of Brandon's most recent purchase- the ugly purple triplex.

Although this is our longest show, at almost two hours in length, I think this is one of the most powerful podcasts we have ever done because it's totally unfiltered, deep, and raw. Come be a fly on the wall in our "digital coffee shop" and discover everything you ever wanted to know about investing in multifamily rental properties.

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#60: From 0 to 68 Rental Units in Just Four Years with Serge Shukhat

Today we are pumped to bring you one of the most exciting conversations yet on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with Serge Shukhat, a real estate investor from the Arizona area who is absolutely crushing it in real estate. Serge started with no rental properties just four years ago but has quickly built up a sizable portfolio with a mix of both single family and multifamily properties using creative finance methods and using the cash flow to quit his job.

On this show we cover everything from getting started, choosing single family versus multifamily, tricks for dealing with tenants, increasing the value of your properties, and a ton more. This is definitely  a show you'll want to take some notes, so get ready to have your mind blown!

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#59: Mastering Multiple Real Estate Investing Niches and Getting Started with Paul Tschetter

Most of the guests we've had on the BiggerPockets Podcast have specialized in one niche of real estate.

However, not all real estate investors focus on just one field.

Today we want to shake things up a bit and introduce you to a relatively new investor who took 10 years to get his first deal... but has been on fire ever since engaging in numerous different real estate niches and crushing it in his business. Paul Tschetter, an investor from Washington State, shares his diversified real estate strategies and explains how we went from nothing to over a dozen deals in the past several years. From manufactured homes to vacation rentals, commercial, and more- there are an unbelievable amount of great actionable tips in today's show. Definitely don't miss a second of this motivation and insightful conversation!

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#58: Flipping and Wholesaling Homes While Working Full Time with Justin Silverio

For anyone who's flipped a house before, you understand how much work it can take. However, today's guest is not only flipping one house - but three all at the same time while still working a full time day job. Today Justin Silverio, an investor out of the Boston Massachusetts area, shares with us a ton of tips about getting started, building systems to manage your business, working with partners, wholesaling, and a whole lot more.

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#57: An Introduction to Investing in Vacation Rental Properties with Matt Landau

The sand between your toes, the soft roar of the waves crashing on the beach, the beautiful people sunbathing on the shore. If this is your vision of a vacation rental... it's about to change!

In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with vacation rental expert Matt Landau about getting started as a vacation rental investor and building a scalable (and profitable) business around leasing rental properties to nightly guests in great vacation areas. Matt shares a ton of great tips, tricks, and skills to help you learn more about this fascinating - and largely misunderstood - niche of the real estate space.

Additionally, Matt shares some really great tips for any landlord  to decrease vacancy rates and increase profits in your real estate business, so no matter what kind of investing you currently engage in, this episode is bound to help your business improve!

So grab a beach chair, make yourself a pi√Īa colada, and¬†¬†sit back and relax... it's time to take a vacation!

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#56: Syndicating Deals, Investing without Tenants, and Tax Liens with Ankit Duggal

Dealing with tenants can be a pain... which is why on today's show we're going to go beyond tenants and look at some "no-tenant" methods of investing in real estate.

Specifically, we're going to talk with real estate investor Ankit Duggal about his journey from real estate agent to syndicator to house flipper to landlord and finally to tax lien investor. Ankit has a great story and offers hundreds of great pieces of advice on this show perfect for both the new investor or someone looking to add some new skills to their investor tool belt!

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#55: The Five Steps Needed to Get Any Lender to Say ‚ÄúYes‚ÄĚ with Jimmy Moncrief

Simply put - this podcast could change your financial life.

You see, a banker can be your best friend or your worst enemy when trying to invest in real estate, as a great loan can mean the difference between long term success and failure. This is why we are super excited to introduce you to Jimmy Moncrief (your new best friend!) on the BiggerPockets Podcast today.

Jimmy is a commercial bank underwriter as well as a real estate investor, so he has a unique insight into the mind of a bank - especially involving real estate investing. . Jimmy is going to share some incredible, actionable tips that any investor can start using today to get your bank to say "Yes"Ě to your next financing request. In addition, Jimmy offers some unique tips for finding great FSBO deals and getting into your first deal.

This show contains so many tips and ideas to help you do more deals, get better financing, and change your future - so grab your pen and paper and set aside the next hour for a truly remarkable show.

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#54: Investing in Under $30k Real Estate, Working a Day Job, and Good Vs. Bad Neighborhoods with Lisa Phillips

How much money does it really take to buy a rental property?

$200,000?  $100,000? $75,000?

On today's show, we are going to chat with Lisa Phillips, a real estate investor who buys real estate in the under-$30,000 range and achieves some incredible cash flow from her mostly-passive investing.  Lisa shares some amazing insights into how she went from a personal foreclosure to owning several rental properties - bypassing the banks and investing creatively. If you are someone who is looking to get started investing with real estate investing without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars - this is the show for you.

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#53: Investing Without Loans and Retiring Early with Jason Hull

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we have an incredible chat with financial planner, real estate investor, and an all-around great guy - Jason Hull.

Jason has a great story of how his early mistakes led to his conservative but effective strategy of building wealth through rental property... all without the use of leverage, loans, or doing any labor. Jason has some terrific insight into the way our human behavior causes us to act and invest,  - so don't miss this entertaining and informative show that will have you looking at your real estate in a whole new light.

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#52: Buying Apartment Complexes, Raising Millions, and Building a Profitable Business with Ken McElroy

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with one of the most influential voices in the real estate investing world today - Ken McElroy.

Ken, the author of The ABC's of Real Estate Investing and several other influential books, shares his story of getting started with nothing and building up a real estate investment company with thousands of units and hundreds of employees. Ken has a lot of great advice and knowledge for people at all stages of their investing careers, and shares it in a fun, entertaining manner.

On today's show we're going to talk a lot about getting started, raising capital, and investing in large apartment complexes for big wins. Don't miss a second of this exciting show!

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#51: Small Multifamily Properties, Working a Full Time Job, and Training Tenants with Mike Sherwood

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge range of really important topics with real estate investor Mike Sherwood, including investing while holding a full time job, working with a partner to grow quickly, getting started with a small multifamily property, and a lot more.

Mike has invested in the Buffalo, NY for several years now, doing both rentals and is getting into fix and flip, so he has a ton of insight for both those just getting started and for those with a lot of experience already.

This show has so much good information and helpful tips for any real estate investor, this is going to be one you'll want to listen to over and over just to make sure you get all the great nuggets out of it.

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#50: Getting Started and No Money Down House Flipping with Mike Simmons

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk about the best ways to get started with real estate investing, as well as some killer tips for investing without using your own money.

From picking a niche, overcoming analysis paralysis, and a lot more - our guest, Mike Simmons, will share his story of overcoming obstacles and becoming a full time house flipper in the Metro Detroit area.

Mike has a great story and an incredible strategy for flipping houses using no money of his own, so whether you are brand new or have been investing for years - you don't want to miss Mike's creative advice.

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#49: Real Estate Tax Tips, Jokes, and Loopholes With Amanda Han

In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to talk about something you may think is a bit boring... taxes..

BUT WAIT! Perseverance 

Before you move on to go watch the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars... I promise you this interview isn't going to bore you to tears, but in-fact could potentially save you thousands of dollars this year alone on your upcoming tax bill. Today, real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han is going to bring a TON of really great tips and advice to help you make sure you are making, and keeping, the most wealth possible.

Additionally, this show is one of the most fun interviews we've done on the Podcast, so it definitely brings the once-boring topic of tax planning to a whole new entertaining level. No matter what stage of investing you are in - you definitely don't want to miss this incredible show.

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#48: Duplex Investing, Finding Great Properties, and Tips for Managing Tenants with Darren Sager

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with real estate investor Darren Sager about his fascinating business model involving buy and hold real estate, live-in flips, and managing properties with minimal hassle.

This show is crammed full of awesome, actionable ideas, tips, and lessons - so don't miss a second of it!

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#47: Apartment Complexes, NNN Leases, and Commercial Real Estate with Joel Owens

How do you like the idea of making double digit returns while not needing to lift a finger with your investments? If so - this is the show for you. On this 47th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with commercial real estate investor and broker Joel Owens to learn strategies for getting started with commercial real estate investing. From apartment complexes to NNN lease investing and a lot more, this show is packed full of tips for investors in all walks of life.

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#46: Six Figure Profit Spec Building and Marketing for Incredible Deals with Jon Klaus

On today's special Thanksgiving Day show, we sit down with one of BiggerPockets' most active members and biggest success stories, Jon Klaus.

Jon has flipped homes, built new properties, rented homes, and done a huge variety of other activities in the real estate space. Not only is Jon an incredibly nice guy, he's also one of the smartest investors you'll ever hear from.

Don't miss a second of this powerful show, where we cover everything from marketing for killer good deals outside of the MLS, arranging financing for your deals, getting started with no money, and even a step by step journey through a six-figure spec build.

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#45: Finding Your Unfair Advantage, Rural Investing, and Getting Started with Tom Sylvester

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge variety of really interesting topics with real estate investor Tom Sylvester (yes, that rhymes!)

Tom has been investing in the Rochester, NY area for several years and has a great perspective on getting started, building systems to manage your business, investing in rural areas (or as Brandon says, "rrrrrurrral",) and a whole lot more.

Don't miss a second of this excellent interview!

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#44: Creating Systems to Flip Houses While Still Employed with Michael Woodward

Trying to investing in real estate while holding a full time job is tough - but trying to flip houses can be even tougher. From dealing with contractors to finding money to getting the deals in the first place - flipping often feels like a full time job in itself. Luckily, today we talk with someone who is doing all those things while working a demanding day job - and finding great success at it. Michael Woodward sits down with us today to show us the systems he uses to balance both his house flipping with the rest of his life - all while maintaining a full time job. Whether you are a flipper, wholesaler, or Buy and Hold investor - you don't want to miss this great interview on systemizing your business.

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#43: Getting Started, Making Offers, and Crazy Properties with Shaun Reilly

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Shaun Reilly to talk about a wide range of topics - from getting started while living in an expensive area to wholesaling, putting in offers, flipping houses, buy and hold, and a lot more.

This interview was a ton of fun to do and there are so many great nuggets of information that anyone who listens will walk out with skills they can apply to their real estate investing business.

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#42: Building a Monster Wholesaling Business with Mike Nelson

The concept of wholesaling still confuses a lot of people - and learning how to do it correctly to make great income confuses even more.

Luckily, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are going to sit down with a wholesaler who is crushing it with his amazing wholesaling business. Mike Nelson is going to take us inside his business and show us how he is generating huge profits through systems that you can start to implement in your own business today. From marketing to outsourcing to partners and more - this podcast will take you from wholesaling newbie to pro in just an hour.

Don't miss this show!

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#41: How to Profit Through Long Term Flipping and Lease Options with Douglas Larson

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you a fascinating interview with real estate investor Douglas Larson.

Douglas has been investing for over 15 years, doing everything from flipping, buy and hold, lease options and more. Additionally, Douglas has some great stories of working for several weeks on a Guru sales floor, and sheds new light on the shady sales world that we, at BiggerPockets, stand so strongly against.

You definitely don't want to miss this entertaining and informative show!

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#40: 40 Quick Tips for Buying Your First (or Next) Investment Property

Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is a little different than normal - in a great way. To celebrate the 40th episode of the Podcast, Brandon and Josh spend an hour sharing their top forty tips for buying your first - or next - investment property. These tips range from marketing to working with agents to investing with a full time job and a whole lot more.  Whether you are brand new or are an experienced investor, a flipper, wholesaler, or buy and hold investor - these tips are going to help you build your business and close more deals, faster.

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#39: Dirt Cheap Land Flipping and Reaching Motivated Sellers with Seth Williams

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Seth Williams, a real estate investor from Michigan, who shares with us his story of finding and flipping vacant land. Although land is often view negatively with investors, the strategies Seth uses will definitely increase your awareness (and desire) for investing in vacant land. In addition, Seth shares his secrets for marketing and speaking with motivated sellers, as well as offering some great tips on generating leads online. This show is packed with ideas and strategies you've probably never heard of - so definitely don't miss a moment of this interview.

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#38: Unique Strategies for Buying Real Estate with Travis Daggett

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to dive into some really great buying strategies for picking up properties for the best deals. Our guest today, Travis Daggett, leads us into some really interesting and high level techniques that any investor, new or seasoned, can immediately apply to their own business. From buying HUD properties to bidding at the Courthouse steps - this show is chalked full of actionable advice.   Although Travis is primarily a wholesaler, his story and  knowledge on buying great deals can help any house flipper, buy and hold investor, wholesaler, or any other real estate investor. Definitely don't miss this show.

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#37: Full Time Income, Part Time Lifestyle Real Estate Investing with Aaron Mazzrillo

Not all real estate investors need to work 80 hours a week to put food on the table and build their wealth. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to introduce you to Aaron Mazzrillo, a real estate investor from the Southern California area who makes a great full time living with just 4 to 5 hours of work per day. Aaron's smart strategies for wholesaling, buy and hold, and flipping are fascinating and will give you an entirely new perspective on building wealth through real estate - while enjoying every moment of it.

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#36: How to Be an Awesome and Profitable Landlord with Kevin Perk

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we look at the topic of landlording and get some great advice from long-time landlord Kevin Perk. Kevin is a very successful investor from the Memphis area and has a real good grasp on finding and dealing with tenants as well as some unique methods of financing his properties, getting rid of bad tenants, and building wealth. There is a lot of really great tips and advice for anyone looking to grow their buy and hold real estate business.

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#35: Quitting Your Job, Lifestyle Design, and Being a Traveling Landlord with Paula Pant

On today's Podcast, we sit down with blogger, investor, BiggerPockets contributor, and perhaps "the most interesting woman in the world"- Paula Pant. Paula has a unique perspective on personal finance that is helping her build a strong buy-and-hold portfolio while maintaining freedom and mobility that most only dream of. This interview is sure to fascinate, entertain, and give some great real estate investing advice that you can use in your own life.

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#34: Virtual Real Estate Investing and How to Find Great Deals in a Hot Market with Anson Young

Many investors find themselves trapped by a heated market - but today's guest shows that it is fully possible to invest in real estate - even in a hot real estate market.

Anson Young, who lives in the Denver area, joins us today to chat about finding great deals locally and virtually, as well as tips for working with agents, dealing with assignments, and a whole lot more. Anson is a fun guy who has a ton of awesome tips to share with everyone, so don't miss today's show!

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#33: How to Close 27 Deals in Your First Year While Working Full Time with Sam Craven

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with a relatively new investor who is absolutely crushing it as a flipper and wholesaler - Sam Craven. Sam has an incredible story of learning to fight through the initial problems that all new investors face and achieving a lot of success while investing during his weekends and evenings. Sam has a ton of great tips on marketing, making a plan, running an investment business, and a lot more. Don't miss this show!

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#32: Luxury House Flipping, Finding Deals, and Discovering Your Niche with Will Barnard

Many house flippers focus on small, cheap properties - but on today's show we look at the other end of the flipping world: luxury house flipping. Our guest today, Will Barnard, is currently flipping multimillion dollar homes in the Southern California market, but the lessons and tips he shares can help any investor in any stage of the game. Will shares his story of how he got started with real estate investing and built up his business that has covered buy and hold, land development, flipping, and more. This episode covers a wide variety of topics that are sure to entertain and inform - so sit back and enjoy! We're really excited to bring you this interview.

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#31: Building a Professional Wholesaling Business with Lamar Cannon

On today's show, we want to introduce you to a relatively new investor who is building a really awesome wholesaling business through the use of smart marketing, savvy business skills, and persistence. Lamar Cannon, from the Austin, TX area, shares with us his story of how he got started with wholesaling and uses the sales skills from his previous job to close more deals. No matter what kind of investor you are, Lamar's story is going to inspire you, motivate you, and help take your own business to a new level.

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#30: Conservative Real Estate Investing and Starting Out with Kenny Estes

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we want to share an interview with someone who runs his investment business in a unique but powerful way - and it's sure to both inform and entertain you. On today's episode, we sit down with real estate investor Kenny Estes and chat about investing in rural America, funding deals through private money, building a team, and "going big" with a bold exit strategy. Join us today for a really awesome interview and one of the highest caliber conversations we've ever had (and one of the largest debates as well!)

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#29: Using Peer-to-Peer Lending to Finance Deals, Cash Flow, and Fix and Hold Investing with Dawn Anastasi

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to dive into some really fascinating new ways to finance your real estate investing while talking with residential investor Dawn Anastasi. Dawn is an active investor in the Milwaukee area who, while working a full time job, has collected a number of rental properties with amazing cash flow each month. Dawn shares with us her strategy for buying low priced houses (with unique financing in place,) fixing them up, and leasing them out to great tenants. This show definitely has a lot of great tips, ideas, and strategies for both new investors and seasoned pros.

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#28: Note Investing and Raising Private Money with Dave Van Horn

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets, we're going to dive into an area of real estate investing that is largely unknown, yet can be one of the most passive forms of earning lucrative returns: note investing. Our guest today is Dave Van Horn, who has been actively investing in real estate for more than twenty years and currently runs a very successful note business, PPR Note Company. In addition to information on notes and passive income, Dave also has a ton of great tips for any investor looking to raise money for their real estate deals - so definitely don't miss this valuable and informative show!

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#27: Fix and Flipping, Wholesaling, Marketing, and More with Jason and Katherine Grote

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with the dynamic husband and wife team of Jason and Katherine Grote about their adventures in flipping and wholesaling, while specifically dealing with some of the unique ways they find deals for their real estate investing business. This show was really a ton of fun to record and will give you both ideas and many good laughs as you hear the Grote's story and tips for you and your investing business!

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#26: Building a Scalable Real Estate Business and Tenant Management Tips with Chris Clothier

Successful real estate investing involves a lot more than just tenants, toilets, and trouble. Successful investors have learned to manage their investing like a business and not a hobby by creating systems to scale their efforts and build wealth faster and more securely. To get a better idea on just how to do this, on the show today we talk with real estate pro Chris Clothier of Memphis Invest, who shares his story and his view on how to start working on your business and not in your business. If you are looking to take your investing to the next level while maintaining more control "ď don't miss this episode. Chris also has some awesome tips on getting your properties rented quicker and dealing with difficult tenants so be sure to take notes!

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#25: Four Newbies and Their Very First Real Estate Success Stories

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up. You see, all of our interviews thus far have been with real estate investing professionals, who are absolutely crushing it in their real estate journey.

However, today, we want to sit down with some investors who are just starting out and can tell us their stories of how they achieved their first real estate deal. These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences. We cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to dealing with the drama that might arise during a wholesale deal and even tips for buying a small multifamily property as your first primary residence. Don't miss this amazing set of interviews with some really great individuals!

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#24: House Flipping and Deal Analysis with Michael LaCava

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with active house flipper and real estate investor Michael LaCava about flipping houses in today's rapidly changing real estate market. Mike has been flipping houses since 2006, so he's seen both the crash and the emergence of the market, and has a ton of great insight into building a scalable flipping business, analyzing deals quickly and efficiently, and (as a new feature on the Podcast) Mike dives into a "Fire Round" where he answers some of the most interesting questions asked by BiggerPockets members in the Forums.

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#23: Flipping While Working a Job, Partnerships, and Military Investing with James Vermillion

One of the biggest issues that most investors face is the issue of investing while holding a full time job. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor James Vermillion to discuss how he has built his real estate flipping and buy-and-hold investing business while working full time in the US Military and with a non-real estate business. James shares his story, along with numerous tips for managing your time while working a job and dealing with partnerships to maximize your investing power.

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#22: Building a Marketing Machine, Spec Houses, Flipping & Wholesaling with Tucker Merrihew

While most investors think of real estate investing as buying an ugly property and making it look good, today we sit down with an investor who runs a highly successful investing business that focuses heavily on investing in new home building, along with wholesaling and flipping as well. Tucker Merrihew, the owner of TTM Development Co in Portland, Oregon, shares a ton of great advice on creating a sustainable and automatic lead funnel, as well as numerous tips on a variety of investing techniques.

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BP Podcast 021 ‚Äď Marketing Like a Pro Wholesaler with Jerry Puckett
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#20: 20 Deadly Mistakes For Real Estate Investors to Avoid

While it's unlikely that you are going to make a mistake in real estate that will kill you - there is a much higher chance that you'll make a mistake that's going to kill your chance of finding success. To help you fight the good fight and avoid those mistakes - you'll definitely want to listen to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast with Josh and Brandon. You might be a seasoned investor or you might be just starting out - but the 20 mistakes listed in this podcast are real, common, and deadly if not properly addressed, so be sure to listen to today's show.

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#19: Short Sales Tips, Starting Out in Real Estate, & Working w/ Virtual Assistants with Tracy Royce

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are joined by Arizona real estate investor Tracy Royce to discuss all things related to short sales, getting started, and the best ways to run your real estate investing business.

This show has a ton of tips for finding the best way to help sellers who are underwater on their mortgages and still make you a profit as a real estate investor, as well as great strategies for using virtual assistants to lighten your work load and other tips for those who are just getting started.

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#18: Flipping, Marketing, and Wholesaling with Danny Johnson

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with fix and flipper Danny Johnson to talk about running a successful real estate investing business. Danny has been investing in real estate for the past decade and has hundreds of awesome, actionable tips that he shares with us in today's show. From real estate marketing through websites and direct mail to tips for wholesalers and ideas for getting started while working a full time job, Danny's knowledge is going to blow your mind. Whether you are an experienced house flipper, a wholesaler, or a new investor just getting ready to start investing, this show is going to give you a ton of ammunition to use in your business.

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#17: Finding Mentors, Facing Retirement, and Note Investing with Jeff Brown

Real estate investing is about more than just making money in the here and now - it's also about setting up your future for a solid retirement with minimal hassle and maximum wealth. However, planning for that time in your life is not always the most easy-to-understand task. To help, we sit down with investment specialist Jeff Brown, a very common face around the BiggerPockets Blog, to discuss some of the best ways to find mentors, what you can do to start preparing for retirement right now, and how to invest in notes using cash or your self directed IRA or 401K. This show is filled with a lot of really actionable, in-depth content so be sure to have your notepad ready - you're going to need it!

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#16: Land Contracts, Creative Selling, and Finding Private Money with Clay Huber

Several weeks ago on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we spoke with Leon Yang about using seller financing to buy properties. Today we are going to look at the opposite side of that transaction and discuss ways you can invest in real estate by utilizing seller financing (or "land contracts") to sell. Our discussion today with real estate investor Clay Huber is chalked full of a lot of great advice for utilizing this strategy, as well as a variety of tips for those who are just getting started or for those who are just looking for another tool to add to their investor toolbox.

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#15: From $80k in Credit Card Debt to 100+ Deals with Glenn and Amber Schworm

Starting out with nothing is not easy. Luckily - this week on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with husband and wife team Glenn and Amber Schworm, who have successfully done just this and scaled their real estate business to over 100 deals! On today's show, Glenn and Amber share a ton of great tips and advice about flipping, wholesaling, and marketing for real estate investors - both new and seasoned.

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#14 : Cash Flow, Creative Finance, and Life with Ben Leybovich

Creativity and real estate go together like peanut butter and jelly - but for many investors, learning how to get creative can be tough. So today, on the 14th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor Ben Leybovich to discuss buying property with 100% financing, the importance of cash flow (and how to get it,) overcoming obstacles that inevitable will rise, plus a whole lot more. Ben's inspirational story, involving his battle with multiple sclerosis, will teach you the importance of creating passive income through real estate because you never know what the future will hold. Learn how Ben turned this tragic, life-changing news into motivation to create a successful real estate investing business. You'll definitely want to take notes during this one!

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#13: Buying Real Estate with Seller Financing and Speculating with Leon Yang

Traditional cash flow investing and bank loans are the most common methods used for buy-and-hold investors, but it's not the only way.

Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast looks at some alternative methods of real estate investing that we haven't covered in great detail yet on the show, but may help you pick up new skills and ideas for your investing plan. On today's show, we sit down with Leon Yang, a young investor from the Las Vegas area who fills us in on his strategy to buy homes using seller financing. We also learn how he closely watches the real estate market to ride the "speculation wave"Ě to build wealth through appreciation and time.

A BiggerPockets Podcast Milestone!

Before we get to the show - we want to give a big thanks to everyone who has left us a review in iTunes - we are up to 175 five-star reviews and counting! Also - we have reached 100,000 downloads of the podcast since we started - which is really, really incredible! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us reach this milestone and supported BiggerPockets on this journey!

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#12 : Wholesaling and Marketing with Sharon Vornholt

Wholesaling real estate is a popular topic on BiggerPockets and often one of the first strategies used by newbies to build cash reserves. However, wholesaling is a business that requires certain systems, strategies time, and sometimes even cash to prosper at. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with expert wholesaler and marketing whiz Sharon Vornholt about some of those strategies and techniques that she uses to make an income as a full time wholesaler.

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#11 : The Ultimate Beginner’s Podcast For Real Estate Investors

Getting started with real estate investing can seem overwhelming, but on today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to walk you through the entire broad overview of how people actually make money in the real estate investing field - and how you can do the same. In this unique episode, Josh and Brandon will walk you through the steps to take before getting started, choosing your strategy, ideas for finding properties, tips for getting financing in order and much, much more. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes - this episode is jam packed with over an hour of directly actionable and educational information.

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#10 : Flipping Houses 101 with J Scott

House flipping is one of the most popular methods of investing in real estate. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly how to get started, as there are thousands of blog posts, articles, forum posts, and more about the topic. In today's Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.

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#9: Using Hard Money Lenders to Grow Your Business with Ann Bellamy

Hard Money Lending is a fundamental tool for many real estate investors, but is often misunderstood and difficult to find. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with hard money lender Ann Bellamy to discuss how to find and successfully use hard money to build and grow your real estate investing business. This show has an immense amount of solid, actionable content that you can use immediately, so definitely take the time to listen!

Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 129 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!

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#8: Learning to Be a Profitable but Ethical Landlord with Al Williamson

Being a Landlord can often be challenging, expensive, and stressful. So, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are speaking with Al Williamson, an active BiggerPockets member and inner-city landlord who has decades of experience dealing with tenants in both multifamily and single family rentals. Al is a pro at reducing expenses, increasing income, and dealing with difficult landlording situations - which is why we wanted to sit down with Al today.

Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 117 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!

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#7: Making Appraisals Work For You with Ryan Lundquist

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Ryan Lundquist, a professional real estate appraiser in the Sacramento area. An appraiser is one of the most important professionals that you, as an investor, are likely to deal with over and over in your business. Furthermore, knowing how to deal with an appraisal, especially when it comes in too low, is a skill that can help any investor.

Keeping with the "actionable content" approach that BiggerPockets is known for, this podcast will help you improve your investing by pulling back the curtain on the appraisal industry through our discussion with Ryan.

Thank you to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! Every subscription and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!

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#6: Investing While Holding a Full Time Job with Arthur Garcia

Investing in real estate while holding a full time job may not always get the most discussion in the real estate investing world - but there are thousands (if not millions) of investors who do just that. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Arthur Garcia, a busy part-time investor who has massed an impressive collection of rental properties while holding a full time job. This show is filled with a ton of really great tips to help any investor - large or small - be more efficient with their investing time. In addition - this was probably the most humorous show to date!

Before we jump into it - we want to once again thank everyone for subscribing to our show in iTunes and leaving us a review. We are up to 99 Five Star reviews and over 25,000 downloads! Thank you to everyone!

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#5: Dealing with Death ‚Äď A Financial Discussion with CFP Neal Frankle

Planning for death is not a topic a lot of people want to talk about. However, the discussion shouldn't be avoided because it's important that we prepare for the sake of our spouses, our children, our relatives, and our close friends. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner with unique insight into the financial side of death.

This fascinating discussion will help you look at your death (and near-death) in a different way and give you the tools you need to move forward with the planning of your finances. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

As of today, we are up to 85 Five Star Reviews for the show! If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us build our audience, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player. It also helps us out when you "subscribe" to the podcast in either your iTunes player or on your iPhone.

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#4: Commercial Real Estate Investing With Frank Gallinelli

Commercial real estate is a powerful way to build and sustain wealth - yet is often feared or misunderstood by real estate investors. Luckily, on today's podcast, we are excited to have a man who's professional life is dedicated to teaching investors the ins and outs of commercial real estate investing, Frank Gallinelli. Frank is a best selling author, business owner, and real estate professor who definitely knows his stuff.

This interview contains some powerful key metrics, data, and tools you'll need if you ever plan on investing in anything more than a single family home. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

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#3: Getting Started in Real Estate and Raising Money with Brian Burke

In today's show we talk with Brian Burke, a house flipper and real estate investor from Northern California with a fantastic story and fascinating business model.

Two days ago, Brian wrote a wildly popular article on the BiggerPockets Blog titled, "Anatomy of the Grand Slam: How I Made $800,000 on One Flip" where he talked about flipping a large apartment complex using a combination of hard money and private capital he raised. In today's Podcast, we're going to look more in-depth at how Brian got started, the strategies he uses to flip over 100 houses per year, and how you can use the same techniques that he does to raise money for your next real estate deal.

Last week, the BiggerPockets Podcast reached #6 on the Top Business Podcasts in all of iTunes. This is an enormous honor and we want to just take a minute to thank everyone who has taken time to listen on iTunes or leave a review. As of today, we are up to 49 Five Star Reviews. If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us out, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player.

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#2: Starting Out with Karen Rittenhouse ‚Äď Subject To, Direct Mail, and Investing from a Woman‚Äôs Perspective

On today's show we talked with Karen Rittenhouse from KarensPerspective.com - an active real estate investor, author, trainer, and all-around great gal. Karen's started investing in 2005 and has acquired well over 150 properties during her investing career. On this podcast, she shares with us exactly how she did it, and how you can use the same strategies to begin (or improve) your investing career.

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#1: Building a Successful House Flipping Business and Losing Millions with Marty Boardman

Today we're excited to announce the launch of the brand new BiggerPockets Radio Podcast. Each week, we will be bringing you incredible real estate investing tips, training, and interviews with actual investors who are in the field, making it happen. You can listen online (below), download it to listen later, on your smartphone, or via iTunes: all for free.

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