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BiggerPockets Podcast 338: From Red Robin Waiter to 250 Units (Using the MLS!) with James Dainard

From waiting tables to scaling up to 250 units! Today’s show is going to blow your mind.

Brandon and David sit down with James Dainard, a real estate investor in the Seattle area, who is using his broad knowledge of real estate investing to do some big things! James shares how he got started door-knocking for someone else’s company to learn the business—and things took off from there!

He also shares how he’s finding 60 percent of his deals from the MLS, how he uses local zoning knowledge to find opportunities others are missing, and how he made over a million dollars off an MLS flip! James has some GREAT strategies he uses, including combining flipping, wholesaling, and BRRRRing; improving the return on his equity; and “inventing returns.”

You’ll also be blown away at how he created a 60-room rental (!!!) property that earns over $9K a month and how he saves money on maintenance and property management by running it all in-house.

James is a smart, humble, and experienced investor doing some very impressive stuff. Download this one today!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 337: Next Level Wealth-Building Through Overseas Development and Opportunity Zones with Russell Gray and Robert Helms

Want to learn from two guys who have weathered several real estate market cycles and come out on top?

You’re in the right place! In this episode, Brandon and David sit down with Russell Gray and Robert Helms, longtime hosts of the Real Estate Radio Guys program. In this wide-ranging discussion, Russell and Robert cover a TON of subjects, from house hacking to investing in overseas resorts.

The guys share the lessons they learned from the 2008 crash (hint: don’t rely too heavily on credit) and explain how they’re preparing for the next one. They break down how multifamily investing is just like running a business, and why hiring an assistant is the most important first step when scaling up.

Russell and Robert also tell us why having an A-student mentality can hinder new investors (and make them a target for gurus), and why you don’t need to know every step in order to just get started.

You’ll learn why Robert is about to make his 137th trip to Belize, why he and Russell stopped investing in Mexico and Australia, and why you should design your own personal investment philosophy, too.

If you’re a big-picture thinker interested in using the tax code to your advantage and staying on top of market cycles, this show will blow your mind. Listen here or on your favorite podcast app, rate and review us, and subscribe so you won’t miss the next one!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 336: $900 to $4.5MM Net Worth by 34 with Robert Jones

Location, location, location! On today’s show, Brandon and David sit down with Robert Jones, a real estate agent and investor in Colorado, who has built a cash-flowing portfolio with millions of dollars in equity in an expensive market.

Robert will blow you away with his knowledge on making deals work (even through the MLS) and choosing what to buy. You won’t want to miss his advice on buying properties with super low down payments, targeting ideal locations that attract ideal talents, and using agents to do the work of finding deals. You’ll also love his tips for creating systems so he can travel while making money and identifying the qualities of a good agent.

Robert is extremely humble for having such massive success, and he shares his whole playbook for how he built a portfolio of 26 units worth millions before the age of 35. DO NOT miss this one.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 335: 70+ Units Per Year and How Exactly to Make a Lowball Offer with Ryan Dossey

A whopping 73 units a year without negotiating your own deals! Today’s guest Ryan Dossey breaks down his business and shares how he built a deal-finding pipeline he runs without doing the work!

Ryan gives great insight into how he finds deals directly from sellers, has team members meet with and close deals, then decides if he wants to keep them or wholesale them. If you’ve ever been interested in how to build systems to get your time back, this is a show for you.

You won’t want to miss how Ryan used BiggerPockets to start and grow his business, how he began wholesaling, and how he uses NONE of his own money. You’ll also love hearing how Ryan made $10K in four hours on his first deal and how he built a conveyor belt to close deals while he’s out of the country.

Plus, he gives investors AMAZING advice on approaching a mentor the right way! Ryan is a great example of how to use BiggerPockets to grow your wealth and portfolio, and he shares some powerful tips about how you can do the same.

Download this one today!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 334: Using Other People’s Money to Take Down Flips, Multifamily and Self-Storage Deals with Ben Lapidus

Self-storage with OPM!

Today’s guest Ben Lapidus sits down and spills the beans on his strategies for buying self-storage units and running an investment fund with other people’s money. Ben has some really great advice for those who want to get started in self-storage, including how he got started getting 25% of other people’s deals, why he jumped from single family into commercial opportunities, and how he mitigates risk in the self storage space. You also won’t want to miss what he shares regarding how he picks a market, his criteria for buying a deal, and where he recommends brand new self storage investors get their start (hint-it’s all about size).

If you want to have your mind blown, you CAN’T miss his technique for seller financing negotiating where he improves his terms by saving the seller’s money on their taxes-brilliant! This episode is completely full of high energy, content packed, practical advice for getting into commercial opportunities with other people’s money and we guarantee you will learn a TON.

Download today and buckle your seat belt!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 333: A Guide to Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate (+ Laundromats?!) With Ken Wimberly

Commercial real estate like you’ve never heard it before! On today’s episode, Brandon and David sit down with Ken Wimberly, the owner of a Keller Williams commercial brokerage and a commercial investor himself.Ken shares some incredible tips on how to get into owning commercial property, including how to find quality tenants, how to structure the lease, and how to protect yourself from a changing market. He also provides great advice on building relationships and identifying who NOT to partner with.

Ken goes on to talk about how he went from working in a pizza restaurant to cashing his first check for 50K as a broker—with absolutely no training program! He shares some incredible advice for opening a laundromat, making huge returns, and successfully investing in other people’s deals, too.

If you’ve ever been interested in how to do big deals without big headaches, this episode is for you!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 332: How to Build a Deal-Finding MACHINE With Adam Johnson and Brent Moreno

Build a deal machine to fuel your business and keep the leads coming!

On today’s show, Brandon and David sit down with Adam Johnson and Brent Moreno, two wholesalers running a business that fuels their investment portfolio! Adam and Brent share several key pieces that make their business go, like how they have built systems to reduce their workload, how they keep their pipeline full of leads, and how they use a “three-foot rule” to make sure everyone knows how they can help them.

You’ll also love how they recruit others to work in their business, how they use stories to hold people’s attention, and how they have leveraged an army of Uber drivers to find them deals! These two guys have formed a great partnership and share TONS of practical, meat-and-potatoes advice for how you can do the same. Their advice on “helping over haggling” alone is priceless!

If you want to learn how to form the perfect partnership, how to build a portfolio off a consistent pipeline of deals, and how to wholesale those deals for profit, this is an episode you can’t miss!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 331: 10 Deals on a $20K Waitress Salary With Ashley Hamilton

Ten doors free and clear on a blue-collar salary—today’s guest shares exactly how she did just that!

Brandon and David sit down with Ashley Hamilton, who shares the incredible story of how she went from poverty to success through real estate investing with very little help or guidance.

Ashley shares her remarkable strategies for investing in a market where very few others could, how she used BiggerPockets to develop a system, and how she got the city of Detroit to offer her a deal to buy a property at $500! Ashley also shares how she buys cheap houses at auctions, how she finds banks to finance her rehabs, and how she uses keyword alerts in the BiggerPockets forums to snag deals before anyone else! And be sure to listen for Ashley’s “no milk for her cereal” strategy to overcome and succeed!

If you’re looking for an incredibly inspirational story that highlights how creativity and resiliency can pay off, you want to download this today.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal Newport

Incredible show alert! You don’t want to miss this one: Brandon and David sit down with bestselling author Cal Newport (who wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, and so on) to discuss just what makes high performers different than the rest.Cal shares incredible insight based on his research as a professor at Georgetown University, including how boredom can serve a very useful purpose, how to improve your focus to master your craft, and how building “career capital” can open doors to the life you’ve always wanted.

Cal also shares life-changing advice on how starting the day in “monk mode” can supercharge your productivity, how to set better expectations with team members, and how to rebuild your digital life in 30 days.

This episode is so good you’ll feel guilty you didn’t have to pay. Download it today!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe Mejia

Financially independent before 30 years old! Today’s guest Felipe Mejia sits down with Brandon and David and shares the incredible story of how he scaled from a $3,000 mobile home to 10 units and financial independence!

Felipe has created a unique system that involves multi-unit properties, short-term rentals, and leveraging others to help run his business. The result? He is currently crushing it!

You don't want to miss the insanely powerful “no-why principle” he’s used relentlessly to succeed whenever he’s told no. Felipe also discusses how he leveraged the job of communicating with his Airbnb guests to buy his time back, and how he took advantage of a construction boom in his hometown to service its workers. He also talks about how he lost 30 pounds after realizing he was in the wrong profession, and how he bought a mobile home for $3,000 and then later got paid $30,000 for it!

This episode is jam packed with fun, exciting content and practical advice for those looking to exit the rat race and achieve financial independence through creative strategies with real estate.

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