How does one scale a real estate investing business to hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit in under two years? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where you’ll hear just how Lance Wakefield, a real estate wholesaler in the Dallas area, accomplished that amazing feat. You’ll hear Lance’s powerful story of hitting rock bottom through numerous tragedies that hit him all at once and the devastation that caused—but you’ll also hear how he went from having just $3,500 to his name to earning over $400,000 in profit in less than 18 months. This show is motivating, educational, powerful, and moving—so don’t miss a moment of it. This is one show you’ll want to bookmark and listen to over and over and over again!
From the millions of people who come to BiggerPockets each month, there are two issues that we hear about over and over and over: People can’t find deals, and they can’t find money. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to dive deep into these two issues with a good friend of BiggerPockets—Anson Young. Anson is an experienced investor (and new author!) who shares his best tips for finding real estate deals, even in a competitive market. You’ll learn his best direct mail tips, advice for talking with sellers, and much, much more!
People often toss around the term “passive income” when it comes to owning rental properties. And, in truth, there are ways to make managing tenants passive. But for the majority of investors, being a landlord can be tough. On today’s show, we talk with Ryan Murdock, an investor and property manager from Maine about the lessons he’s learned building up his rental portfolio. Ryan also shares his story of going to the brink of financial ruin with a “no money” deal and how to avoid losing your shirt when doing creative financing.
Some investors get started slowly - a deal here, a deal there. But for Arianne Lemire, going slow was not an option. Arianne began investing just a year and a half ago but has already done fifteen deals, with more coming in every month! How did she do it? As she explains, a “powerful why.” You’ll learn how Arianne turned her drive for financial independence into a real estate career that includes rentals, flips, and wholesaling. Arianne’s story is powerful and will inspire you to blast off like a rocket to reach your destination!
Why do some people struggle finding one single real estate deal, when others are finding dozens each month? What’s the secret to getting consistent leads? According to our guest today, it’s relationships—and specifically, there are four types of relationships that bring him over 100 deals a year. Today we’re excited to bring back Nathan Brooks as we dive deep into all four strategies he’s currently using to bring in incredible deals. And don’t miss the powerful discussion we had about leadership and the extreme ownership needed to take your business to the next level! This show is as funny as it is informative, so sit down and prepare for an amazing 90-minute episode!
There are a lot of “shady” people in the real estate space, and wholesalers tend to be the worst offenders. So today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you an interview with Brett Snograss, an investor from Indianapolis market who’s (ethically) wholesaling up to 25 houses each month! Brett shares his exact strategies for finding deals, growing his business, and networking with others. You’ll even witness a “one-on-two coaching” moment as Brett walks Josh and Brandon through their “first deal” at wholesaling real estate. Brett is a great guy with a super powerful message that will leave you motivated and equipped to dominate your own real estate market!
BiggerPockets Podcast 230: Real Estate Investing as a Side Hustle with Grammy-Winning Producer Seth Mosley
Real estate doesn’t need to be a full-time business, but it can be a fantastic side hustle! That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Seth Mosley, a musical artist and producer (with several Grammy awards to his name!) who invests in rental properties on the side. Seth has a ton of great tips to share today for anyone looking to buy more real estate but not able to spend 40 hours a week doing it. And be sure to listen for his fascinating strategy on how he used a virtual assistant to help find and analyze deals! This show is packed full with tips, stories, and humor, so don’t miss a moment of it!
BiggerPockets Podcast 229: Early Retirement Through Short-Term Rental Properties with Zeona McIntyre
Not everyone wants to work a “real job”—but luckily, real estate investing can offer financial freedom for those willing to put in the work. Today’s guest on The BiggerPockets Podcast exemplifies this perfectly! Our guest today, Zeona McIntyre, is a master at short-term (aka “vacation”) rental properties and has achieved early retirement with just a small handful of these units. On this fun episode, you’ll discover how Zeona began her rental journey before buying a single property, how short-term rentals can provide significantly more cash flow than traditional rentals, and numerous tips and tricks for getting the biggest bang for your buck. We also chat on private lending, finding deals, and the amazing number of countries (and continents) Zeona has traveled to. Whether you plan to buy short-term rentals in your future or not, this show packs a powerful punch that everyone needs to hear!
BiggerPockets Podcast 228: Partnerships, Landlording, and Getting Started in Real Estate with Meghan McCallum
A lot of newbies get stuck when trying to get their first few deals. After all, figuring out how to find properties, how to get the money needed to buy them, and how to not mismanage the property are all big tasks. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this powerful interview with Meghan McCallum, a real estate investor who’s passionate about helping new investors discover their best plan for real estate success. Today, Meghan shares her story of a terrible first deal that led to an unbelievable second deal (you won’t believe the appreciation she’s seen!) and more. Meghan also shares on the first steps newbies need to do before jumping in, as well as the power of using partnerships to gain experience and financing for your deals!
BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless
Scaling: It’s a term often tossed around in business and real estate, but what does it actually look like? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll see firsthand how one investor went from a small handful of single family houses to purchasing over $130,000,000 worth of apartment communities in just the past few years. Our guest, Joe Fairless, has a great story that will show you how you can get started with larger multifamily properties, including several ways to find and finance those big deals. Whether you are looking for your first deal or a 250 unit apartment community, this is one show you can’t afford to miss!