Start slow—or take off like a rocket? When it comes to real estate investing, the choice isn’t the same for all. This week, our guest Paul Thompson made a clear choice: Rocket! After realizing the fragile nature of his six-figure salary, he set out to replace his salary with passive income—as quickly as possible. This led him to average a new home purchase every month for the first year and a half, and soon he had true financial freedom and quit his 9–5. This show is packed full of actionable tips, including some never-before-heard-on-this-podcast strategies for finding deals with the use of virtual assistants, Craigslist, and cold calling! This is one episode for which you’ll need to take some notes, so grab a notebook and let’s get into it!
When does one plus one equal WAY more than two? Real estate partnerships! On this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with two real estate investors (Jay Helms and Tim Kelly) who were attempting to build their business alone, but found they could do far more together. In this fun and fast-paced interview, you’ll learn what makes their partnership so successful, as well as how the team analyzes a market (including several can’t-miss online research websites), and how they took down a 42-unit apartment complex using some pretty fantastic creative financing. Whether you plan to build your empire alone or alongside a partner, this episode is sure to give you a variety of tips and strategies to help your business take off.
BiggerPockets Podcast 281: How to Get Your First Deal—An Episode For New Investors With Bill, Jacob, and David!
Your first deal might just be your most important — because it leads to all the rest. That’s why it’s so imperative to study others who have just recently purchased their first deal! So today we’re excited to bring you a mashup episode, in which we sit down with three different investors to hear how they bought their first few investment properties. You’ll hear how Bill went from ex-con to house hacker, how Jacob used some highly creative methods to find his first deals, and how David is building an empire from across the ocean. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful episode!
BiggerPockets Podcast 280: The Key to Making Great Deals (Hint: Overlooked Properties!) with Mark Hentemann (Writer for TV’s Family Guy!)
On today’s show, we sit with Mark Hentemann, a writer and producer for TV’s Family Guy who also invests in Los Angeles real estate! Mark shares his incredible success stories, which include his trick for finding overlooked properties, house hacking for massive profits, adding value and utilizing the 1031 exchange—plus more! Mark’s strategy for filtering data will save you tons of time and help you find the deals others are missing. Listen and learn how Mark got into real estate investing through house hacking—and how that led to an $800,000 profit on his first deal! This episode is absolutely packed with motivating advice and fantastic ideas for getting started. Bonus? It will make you think and make you laugh!
Are you ready to jump into real estate investing, but don’t believe you can find deals in today’s hot market? In this episode, we sit down with multifamily expert Andrew Cushman, who's actively doing deals in today’s market — and turning big profits. In this show, Andrew explains how he’s finding deals, what metrics he uses to qualify them, where he’s buying today, and what his secret tricks are for finding the “overlooked opportunities” most investors miss — including how he found an amazing deal in the “trash can” for bad deals!
You’ll love hearing how Andrew creates millions of dollars in equity and builds relationships with deal-finders so that they bring him the best deals first. Be sure to download this episode and share it with your friends, so you, too, can master the secrets that the pros are using to snag killer deals!
Real estate is sexy… most of the time. But is that really what makes it profitable? On today’s show, we sit down with Charles Roberts, an investor and agent from the Denver market. He explains that the secret to success is far more boring than we like to admit. In this episode, we explore Charles’s story and the lessons he’s learned over his 20+ year career, including how his first deal failed miserably, how he helped another investor retire through rentals in just five years, and his strong belief that the deal isn’t as important as most investors think — plus so much more! Charles is incredibly wise, and he has years of experience — so this is one episode that you’ll come back to time and time again.
Many families can’t even enjoy a holiday meal together — but today’s guest has built a real estate empire with hers! Today we sit down with Ashley Wilson, a house flipper who got started investing in real estate while living overseas in Europe. Today, Ashley shares how she has been able to generate six-figures in profit — almost from the beginning — using a highly systematic approach to building wealth. She also drops some huge knowledge bombs with advice on finding and funding deals — and even some never-before-heard advice on knowing what features to put into your next rehab!
Why work at a lame job until you’re too old to enjoy the life you’ve been given? If you are looking to get out of the rat race earlier, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss. Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bryce Stewart, a former school teacher who was able to quit his job at age 35 through the smart purchases of small multifamily properties. Bryce shares his powerful story on how he was able to build a portfolio of 22 units that give him $10,000 per month in income. Bryce also shares a phenomenal concept he called “vacuuming the truck,” which could change the way you think about real estate (and life) forever.
“The wrong lease could cost you $15,000 or more.” That’s one lesson of many you’ll get today on this powerful episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast. In this show, we sit down with real estate investor and attorney Rob Oliver to learn how he went from helping other investors buy real estate to owning over 300 condo units while working full-time. In addition to his incredible story, you’ll also get keen insight into the world of real estate investing from the eyes of an attorney—without the $250 billable hour! You’ll learn the importance of a strong lease (and what happens if you don’t have one), as well as instructions on how to find a great attorney and get the most from the attorney for the least cost.
BiggerPockets Podcast 274: “Because of These 3 Simple Rules, I’ve Bought Over 600 Units and Never Lost Money” with Paul Morris
What rules govern your real estate investing strategy? For most, it’s a tough question to answer. But not for today’s guest, Paul Morris. Paul, co-author of the bestselling Wealth Can’t Wait, has been investing in real estate for more than twenty years and has never lost money, all because he abides by three simple rules. Today, Paul also discusses the power of mindset in building wealth, the key to investing in emerging markets, and much more. This episode will surely inspire, motivate, and educate you to continue your journey toward financial freedom.