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BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

Imagine you are friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That?s what The BiggerPockets Podcast delivers.

Co-hosted by Brandon Turner, David Greene, and BiggerPockets founder Joshua Dorkin, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week. The show won?t tell you how to ?get rich quick? or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, the BiggerPockets Podcast will give you real strategies that work for real people.

Start listening and join the 1.3 million members who are learning to invest! Visit, and follow us on Instagram (@biggerpockets, @beardybrandon, @davidgreene24, @jrdorkin) and Twitter (@BiggerPockets, @BrandonAtBP, @DavidGreene24, and @jrdorkin).


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435: Why Successful People HATE Losing, But Aren?t Afraid to Lose with Scott McGillivray (Part 2)

Scott McGillivray is back for this second part of his amazing interview. Last time we talked about the nitty gritty of Scott?s investments, how he started to acquire houses, and building his empire. Now we?re touching more on the mindset of what makes Scott so successful, and how you can put yourself in his shoes.

Many people may know Scott from his HGTV shows, but maybe you didn?t know he was once in a boy band. Seriously. He took dance classes, convinced his friends to join him, and sold out some shows, but the takeaway from this short-lived boy band was priceless. If you see someone else finding success with something, use their blazed trail to find success yourself.

From his boy band, to being on student council, and even the passing away of a loved one, Scott learned valuable lessonsthat he took with him for the rest of his life, and now gets to share with the BiggerPockets audience.

Scott goes on to share a story that made him pivot the direction of his life as a teenager, and lead him to become the real estate mogul he is today. Scott goes through his top pieces of advice for young people and proves how planting seeds for investments early leads to acres upon acres of residual fruits for decades to come.

In This Episode We Cover:

How Scott manages his hectic life between companies, shows, and familyWhy successful people aren?t afraid of failingWhat young or inexperienced investors should do when they feel scared of taking a riskWhy Scott says you ?can?t lose money in real estate?The importance of talking to those who are older and have more experience than youScott?s top pieces of advice for young people just starting out their careersHow Scott runs his companies and what he?s doing to be a better leaderHow you can be the MVP of your company And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book store

Books Mentioned in this Show:

E-Myth by Michael GerberBuilt to Sell by John Warrillow

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434: How HGTV?s Scott McGillivray Started a Real Estate Empire with No Job, No Money, and No Experience (Part 1)

Do you like watching home improvement shows such as Income Property, Vacation House Rules, and Buyers Bootcamp? If so, you?re in luck! Joining us on the podcast is HGTV host Scott McGillivray! Scott has been hosting some of the best real estate investing and construction shows for over a decade now, and if you like BiggerPockets, you?ve probably seen an episode of one of Scott?s shows!

Scott?s investing career started long before his TV network deals. As a student in college, Scott accidentally stumbled upon his landlord?s mortgage statement of account. He realized that him and his roommates were paying a few hundred dollars over what their landlord was paying monthly for a mortgage. That was the lightbulb moment for Scott. It was time to get into real estate investing.

While in college with no job, very little money, and no experience, Scott bought a house and moved out of his rented room. Now he wanted more. Over the next few years Scott started amassing more and more rentals, taking as many financing options as he could get his hands on. By the time he was 25, he already had 25 units and a significant amount of profit coming in every year.

This only pushed Scott to strive for bigger and better deals. Now Scott owns hundreds of rentals, and spends his time between Florida and Canada, finding more deals, and fixing up more rentals.

Scott is a tried and true investor, one who has gone through different market swings, different fads, and many different tenants. While he?s only in his early 40s, he has amassed an extensive knowledge of the real estate space. It?s no surprise he?s one of Brandon?s real estate heroes!

If you liked this episode be sure to tune in this weekend for part 2 of Scott's interview!

In This Episode We Cover:

When is the best time to get started in real estate?Why most people are scared to invest, and what pushes them to finally do itAmassing a small real estate empire even while you?re youngHow to take advantage of financing offers and how Scott closed on 8 houses in the same dayWhy you need to give your investing career time to start rollingWhat a ?double offer? is, and how you can use it to beat others to a dealWhy you should take action even when the market is uncertainThe ScottMc MethodAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets ShirtBiggerPockets PodcastIncome Property ShowGrant CardoneBrandon's Guesting in Scott's Podcast

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433: You Get Your Standards, Not Your Goals: Ed Mylett on Success, Faith, and Building $100M+ Businesses

You may have heard a speech from Ed Mylett (AKA the greatest speaker of today) sometime before this episode, but maybe not like this. For those who don?t know, Ed Mylett is a renowned speaker, entrepreneur, real estate investor, author, and podcaster. He has started businesses worth millions and continues to teach entrepreneurs through his personal brand.

What many people don?t know is how much Ed loves real estate. That?s right, you heard it first on BiggerPockets! It?s not the speaking, writing, and podcasting, it?s owning cash flowing properties. As a matter of fact, he just closed on one recently with his son and did an astonishing $100 million in real estate deals in 2020.

Ed emphasizes the importance of faith, generosity, and most importantly, setting your life at a high standard. These seem to be the key thought processes that many other successful entrepreneurs have, and again proves Ed?s point on their importance.

It?s not easy being in real estate, especially when the deals get big (we?re talking $25M+ deals). Ed cautions young investors to not bite off more than they can chew, or as he puts it ?don?t take a loss where you can?t fight again?. In a world full of mega-leveraged investment opportunities, this might be the advice new investors need to feel confident going forward.

This episode also dives into the importance of having a purpose, whether related to faith or not, and how you need to chase the life you want, set your standards high, and do the most impactful things to accomplish them.

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book store#Maxout Your Life Website

Books Mentioned in this Show:

#Maxout Your Life by Ed MylettE-Myth by Michael Gerber

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432: From $0 to $1,000,000 in 5 Years: The 4 Steps to Gain Millionaire Net Worth with Brandon and David

Everyone wants to be a millionaire, and if you?re listening to this episode, you probably want to be one as well! With so many online gurus trying to sell their secret to success, it can be hard to distinguish the real from the...not so real.

On this episode, we?re lucky enough to have two millionaires with us! Brandon Turner and David Greene! Brandon and David have compiled a list of 4 traits that all millionaires possess, and if you can possess these traits too, you?ll be on your path to millions. These millionaire traits aren?t just exemplified in Brandon and David, these traits tend to be universally consistent across self-made millionaires.

This episode will also touch on mastery and how you can not only achieve it, but refine it using the 4 stages of mastery. Stuck on a deal, don?t know where to go next in your career, thinking of jumping ship on a project? List down these 4 stages and see where you stand, you?ll be able to see what you need to do to go on to achieve greater mastery in whatever you?re interested in.

Since it?s the start of the year, it?s a great time to look forward with not only hope, but a plan. Take your existing plan and see where these traits and stages fit into your life, where you?re lacking, and where you can do better. This is how you?ll achieve success and the coveted millionaire status.

In This Episode We Cover:

What sets apart millionaires from those chasing millionsThe 4 common traits of a millionaireDeveloping your crystal clear criteria for investing in real estateThe importance of raising standards over time to achieve moreWhy tracking your personal AND business life can merge to benefit your entire lifeThe 4 stages of mastery that will make you into a millionaireAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsRamit Sethi Will Teach You to Be Rich! ? BiggerPockets Money Podcast 73BiggerPockets Money Podcast 127: Planning for the Unexpected: Being Financially Ready to Take Advantage of Opportunities with Ramit SethiBiggerPockets Podcast 403: Developing a Millionaire?s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason DreesBiggerPockets CalculatorsBiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew CushmanBiggerPockets Podcast 126: From 0 to 400+ Units Through Value-Add Investing with Brian MurrayBiggerPockets Podcast 212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray

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431: How to Make Trade-offs in Your Life (Before Others Do it For You) with Greg McKeown

Your agent is calling you to show you houses, your boss is emailing you about some work to do, your partner wants to grab dinner, and you want to take a nap. How do you prioritize things in your life when everything seems so important? The key is essentialism.

Joining the podcast today is Greg McKeown, Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Greg relates to the struggle of many entrepreneurs and investors: too many options, not enough time. Instead of telling you to wake up at 5 AM, take a cold shower and work until 10PM, he presents a far more effective (and simple) approach.

What Greg suggests: pick the things you care most about, do them, and don?t worry about the rest. But how do you pick when everything seems essential?

The answer: almost everything else besides your core cares/needs aren?t essential. If you begin to treat the non-essential as essential, you stretch yourself too thin, not allowing you the time to accomplish what truly is...essential.

In the modern age, many of us feel like we don?t have time to accomplish everything we want. When we get laser-focused and put the principles of essentialism in our daily lives, we can accomplish more than ever.

In This Episode We Cover:

What is essentialism?How to designate the non-essential from the essential tasksWhy having too many good options puts us in a dangerous positionHow to find out which tasks deserve delegation or deletionDeveloping the courage to say ?no?Finding an accountability partner so you?re locked in for successWhy Brandon wants to spend less time on TiktokAnd So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book storeEssentialism book WebsiteStickK App. How to turn goals into a reality

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430: Best of 2020: Brandon and David?s Favorite Pieces of Advice from 2020 Guests

Another year of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast is in the books! This time, we?re joined by co hosts, David and Brandon, live from the Sea Shed in Maui!

We?ve had such a fantastic group of guests this year, so to help ease into 2021, David and Brandon picked their 7 favorite clips from the whole year. You?ll hear from familiar faces like Tarl Yarber, Thach Nguyen, and other real estate rockstars.

This episode doesn?t just touch on real estate, we also go into how many real estate professionals made personal growth a priority when accomplishing their goals, all while enjoying their life more.

If you?re ready to expand your business, get more units under contract, or begin your first house hack, this advice will be crucial for your personal, business, and real estate success in the coming year. It has certainly helped out Brandon and David!

Thanks again for joining us this year, we look forward to interviewing even more amazing guests in 2021 (and beyond)!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why certainty is often more expensive than riskWhy integrity in the present is worth so much more for your futureStaying focused on the long-term perspective for consistent successThe importance of peace of mind when investing in real estate (and other assets)Why you need to build a business around your life (not the other way around)How to commit even when you don?t have all the pieces neededWhy you always need to keep your expenses low (if you want to escape the rat race)And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Podcast 368: $3,500 per Month From One BRRRR Deal With Palak ShahBiggerPockets Business PodcastBiggerPockets Business Podcast 88: What?s Your Special ?Cut?? Why Brandon Turner and David Greene Doubled Down on Theirs in 2020BiggerPockets Podcast 375: Live Coronavirus Q&A: Resources, Tactics, and Mindset Shifts for Today?s Real Estate InvestorBiggerPockets Podcast 376: 12 Real Estate Rockstars Reveal Their No. 1 Tip for Surviving (& Thriving) Through a DownturnBiggerPockets Podcast 226: From ?D-Student? to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David OsbornBiggerPockets Podcast 201: Flipping 100+ ?Zombie? Houses with Justin StamperZombie House FlippingHustle & Persistence To Build Wealth Through Real Estate | BiggerPockets Podcast 169: Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David GreeneBiggerPockets Podcast 395: From Car Valet to $100k/Month? Seriously! with Thach NguyenBiggerPockets Podcast 398: 22 BRRRR Properties in Under 10 Hours Per Week with Tarl YarberBiggerPockets Podcast 403: Developing a Millionaire?s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason DreesBiggerPockets Podcast 422: From W2-Job Single Mom to Flipping Real Estate Rockstar with Amanda YoungBiggerPockets Podcast 425: Focusing On Your $10,000/Hour Tasks (And How to Outsource the Rest!) with Benjamin HardyBiggerPockets Podcast 423: Who Not How: Stop Doing the Things You Hate, Free Up Time, Be Happier and Richer with Dan SullivanBiggerPockets WebinarsBiggerPockets Podcast 385: Once Homeless, Now Investing in an Expensive Market (With No Money of His Own) With Greg GaudetBiggerPockets Podcast 393: Campus Maintenance Man to $10M in Real Estate Owned with Rick JarmanRick Jarman's Instagram

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429: Pursuing Self-Sovereignty and Why Life is More Meaningful When It?s Hard with Ryan Michler

How many times has something happened in life where we blamed someone besides ourselves for the outcome? Didn?t get a promotion: it?s your bosses fault for being greedy! Ran late to work: it?s all the other drivers faults, not yours! Investment property having problems: it?s the tenant doing all the damage!

Ryan Michler, founder of the Order of Man, sees this sort of victim mentality as a massive block to our full potential. He makes the well-put point that all we can do is control our effort, we can?t control others.

This realization didn?t come easy, though. Ryan realized this after a tough fight with his partner, leading him to reevaluate not only their relationship, but the way he shifted blame on others, in an unhealthy way.

Now Ryan interviews the men that he looks up to on his own podcast, all while running his organization/brotherhood of those part of the ?Order of Man?.

It?s not easy to stay humble and calm all the time, especially in the state of our current world, but Ryan does as good of a job as any to remind us all that our future is in our hands, and all we can do is try our best, consistently.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why we all need to practice humility, ownership, responsibility, and sovereignty The importance of having a ?servant?s mindset? even as a business ownerHow to constantly add value to whatever you do in lifeWhy we should shift our focus to our efforts and not other?s effortsWhy having children makes you want to be better and push harderThe importance of owning and running a business, even at a young ageDropping the ?I? and using the ?We? when leading a teamWhy ?the win? is simply ?playing the game?And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book storeThe Intention JournalOrder Of Man Podcast

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428: Using Simple Conversations to Get Deals Others Can?t with Investor Rodney Ross

Rodney Ross didn?t have the most gracious entrance to the real estate space. He bought a house while in college, with only $8,000 down and not a lot in the bank. The house ended up getting de-authorized for tenants to live in so Rodney had to go back on his loan. Game over right? Time to give up? Not for Rodney!

While finishing college, Rodney decided to take it a bit slower, getting his real estate agent license so he could build up the capital to buy rentals. He?s been an agent, a wholesaler, a general contractor, and a buy and hold investor. If it?s happening in real estate, Rodney probably knows about it!

Unlike many new (and even experienced) real estate investors, Rodney took the time to nurture leads, have meaningful conversations with sellers and buyers, and found that by having some basic empathy for the other party, you?re more likely to close deals.

This strategy seemed to have worked, in a decade since his first deal, Rodney now has around 20 cash flowing units, and he?s looking for more! 

Using the 203k loan, Rodney has been able to get homes at a discount, finance the repairs, and get them rented and refinanced, kind of like a speciality BRRRR. This episode proves that if you care about real estate, care about your partners, and are willing to take risks, it will truly pay off.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to get back up after a frustrating investmentHow knowing about construction timelines and projects can help you get comfortable enough to do your first rehabWhy mixed use properties are often an overlooked real estate classThe importance of defining your role with your partnerHow to talk to buyers so they?ll choose you over other offersWhy it?s so important to look out for the other real estate parties in a dealAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsDavid's InstagramBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets StoreKeller WilliamsWells Fargo

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427: The 12 Week Year and The Danger of Long-Term Goal Setting with Brian Moran

We?re joined today by author, consultant, and entrepreneur Brian Moran, author of The 12 Week Year. Brian holds a view that many BiggerPockets listeners subscribe to: you are more capable than you think. Through short term sprints, Brian has found that we can all accomplish long-term goals, regardless of the difficulty.

This isn?t just a strategy that works for real estate, this works in any industry. Brian has consulted with every kind of business, and the results speak for themselves. Regardless of job type, business type, or industry type, the 12 week yearhelps you accomplish more by doubling down on what you need to do most.

Brian also talks about the danger of long term goal setting, and even annual goal setting. It isn?t that long term goal setting doesn?t work, it?s that it presents us with a long time frame to accomplish something we could do far quicker. That?s how the 12 week year kicks our ?unproductive mindset? to the curb, and gets us fired up to do great things sooner.

Many investors find it hard to break out of their comfort zone, do the things that they find hard, or even just feel motivated. The crucial part of finding success wherever you need it? Take action, start today, track, plan, and re-plan when needed. You?ll soon find that you?re fired up about things that used to seem scary!

In This Episode We Cover:

What the ?12 Week Year? really isHow short term goal setting can help you accomplish your biggest goalsWhy you need to shift focus to executable tasks How to get tactical on your goals and what you can do to accomplish themLeaning into hard things and shying away from comfortThe importance of ?vision work? and knowing where you?re headedHolding yourself accountable for what you want most in lifeHow repetition forms competence and competence forms confidenceAnd So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book storeReal Estate Investment CalculatorsBuy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David GreeneThe House Hacking Strategy by Craig Curelop

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426: Using the ?Sunflower Method? To Buy 18 Properties in Just a Few Years with Teacher Jon Wooten

Many new investors find excuses for why they can?t buy properties. Either they don?t have the money, the deals, or the experience. Our guest today, Jon Wooten, had none of these three, but found a way to acquire 18 units (and become financially free) in only a few years.

By asking questions and sticking out to the local real estate investors, Jon was able to acquire valuable experience, all while gaining equity in his rental properties. Jon has his own method for finding deals and acquiring wealth, called the ?Sunflower Method?, which has helped him get to the point he is at.

Now, financially free at 28, Jon has the ability to choose whether he wants to work, which projects to go after, and how he wants to spend his time. This isn?t a far away goal that only the rich and well connected can get to, it?s available for all real estate investors!

You may be working a minimum wage job, stuck in a career you want out of, or have debt. Jon shows that all of these can?t stop you from acquiring wealth!

How do you find houses? How do you find a mentor? What?s the best way to find a quality handyman? How can you make sure a house is being inspected properly. All these questions and more are answered in this episode!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to find a mentor AND get your first rentalWhy you should make it an effort to get to know your local real estate investors Why self-managing is a great way to gain experienceHow to get seller financing on a rental (and who to ask for it)Why you should call ?for rent? signsWhat the ?Sunflower Method? is and how it builds wealthThe best way to find a quality (and inexpensive) handyman Fake cash flow vs Pure cash flowHow to properly inspect a house before you make an offerAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsDavid's InstagramBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets StoreBiggerPockets Podcast 050: Getting Started and No Money Down House Flipping with Mike SimmonsBiggerPockets Podcast 200: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Real Estate InvestmentBiggerPockets Podcast 180: 58 Deals by Age Twenty-Three with Devan McClishBiggerPockets Podcast 355: From Small-Time Landlord to 1,000+ Units Under Contract with Ryan ?The Mercenary? MurdockOpen Door CapitalTony Robbins

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425: Focusing On Your $10,000/Hour Tasks (And How to Outsource the Rest!) with Benjamin Hardy

On last week?s episode, we talked to Dan Sullivan, author of Who Not How. This week, we?re joined by his co-author, Benjamin Hardy. Benjamin has spent the last few years getting his PhD in organizational psychology, writing books such as Personality Isn?t Permanent and Willpower Doesn?t Work. These tie perfectly into his new book Who Not How, and will help you get to the business, personal, fitness, or other goals you?re trying to reach.

Benjamin goes through why things like willpower and effort are often misunderstood, and how they can be used as tools to get you to your goals, but they aren?t the path. Benjamin walks us through why so many entrepreneurs get ?decision fatigue? and why situations often rule over people, not the other way around.

Benjamin presents a very unique view on shaping your future, one that isn?t often talked about in the self-help and business space. With many entrepreneurs feeling stressed, fatigued, or just confused, Benjamin?s advice offers not only a practical, but tangible way to accomplish what you want and do better in your business and personal life.

We also double down on the importance of hiring people who will make your life easier, not just for your sake, but for theirs as well. Plus, Benjamin shares one of the most important hires you can make that will help you clear hundreds of hours off your calendar.

This episode isn?t just about why you should hire an employee. It?s about how you designate your time, and ultimately your life. As Benjamin says ?Your future self is more important than your present self?, and for good reason!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why willpower doesn?t work in the way many people think it doesWhy situations are often more powerful than peopleHow to remove ?decision fatigue? and stop it from plaguing your lifeHow to find the right ?who? for your organization and lifeDefining your crystal clear criteria for your future self and the roles of othersHow to be the right ?who? for someone else?s ?how?Applying behaviors so your identity can followFocusing more on getting your ?$10,000 tasks? doneAnd So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book storeBenjamin's book: Willpower Doesn't Work

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424: Make More Money, Build Your Portfolio, and Get Greater Tax Deductions in 2021 with J Scott, Amanda Han, & Matt MacFarland

We have a real estate and investing mastermind session in this episode of the BiggerPockets Real Estate podcast! J Scott, Amanda Han, & Matt MacFarland join David and Brandon to discuss what investors should do to maximize their wealth (and opportunities) in 2021.

Co-host David Greene goes over his new book SOLD: Every Real Estate Agent?s Guide to Building a Profitable Business, talking through who should (and shouldn?t) be an agent, what makes a great agent, how agents can maximize their income, and more!

J Scott talks heavily about how the election, stimulus packages, and new (proposed) tax codes could hurt (or help) real estate agents, and what you can do to ward off higher tax plans, loss of rent, or even inflation.

Amanda and Matt are our tax professionals on the show! They dive into which upcoming 2021 tax codes could affect you, whether you?re an agent, a real estate investor, or just a W2 worker!

This is a fantastic episode for any listener who wants to know more about how 2021 may shape our economic future. Thankfully, we have some of the best guests in the world to tell you about it!

In This Episode We Cover:

Who should and shouldn?t become a real estate agentHow to offset earned income tax with real estate investmentsWhy you should buy David?s new book SOLD: Every Real Estate Agent?s Guide to Building a Profitable BusinessThe new opportunity of buying businesses in 2021How to hire your best workers (and why you may need to let some go)How 2020 taught us to keep our businesses leanWhat to do if 1031 exchanges go awayHow inflation may affect your wealth over the next 1-5 yearsWhy debt is a great inflation hedgeAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsDavid's InstagramBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Bookstore 20% off code: podcastBiggerPockets Business Podcast 20: The Questions You MUST Ask Every Potential Hire with David GreeneBiggerPockets Business Podcast 18: How to ?Have It All? by Living with Intention with Brandon TurnerBiggerPockets Business PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian MurrayBiggerPockets New Books!BiggerPockets Podcast 319: Avoid These Common Newbie Mistakes! Hard-Earned Lessons from Nathan BrooksPaying Off Student Loan Debt with a Median Income and Two Kids in Northern California with Kyle RenkeBring Brandon a DealBiggerPockets WebinarsBiggerPockets Facebook Page

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423: Who Not How: Stop Doing the Things You Hate, Free Up Time, Be Happier and Richer with Dan Sullivan

Has anyone ever told you ?you?re really good at that, you should make a business out of it?, if so, you may have inadvertently found your ?unique ability?.

Author and coach Dan Sullivan joins us to talk about the secrets of success behind the 20,000+ entrepreneurs he?s coached over the past few decades. If you?re finding it hard to scale up your business, hire on more staff, or get rid of the stuff you hate doing, Dan probably has an solution for you.

As someone who?s built a coaching empire AND been bankrupt twice, Dan knows a thing or two about what makes asuccessful enterprise, and what doesn?t. His key to success? Create a self-managing company, that allows you, the entrepreneur, to do what you really love.

Hate going through spreadsheets? Great, hire someone who loves it! Don?t like picking up the phone to talk to investors? Cool, get someone who likes to chat! Love giving presentations to prospective clients? Great, make it your main job!

Whether you have one employee or thousands of employees, Dan shows how simple it is to designate tasks, get the right person doing the right thing, and free up time for you and the whole team! The best way to hear Dan?s advice and grow your company? Listen to this episode!

In This Episode We Cover:

Finding your ?unique ability? and using it to build a businessThe 4 freedoms of an entrepreneur (and why they?re so important)How to create a ?self-managing? companyWhy procrastination is a great toolWhy the future of business is reliant on teamsHow to hold a team together when building your businessWhether you?re a ?simplifier? or ?multiplier? entrepreneurHow not to get bogged down in an abundance of choice in the modern ageAnd So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets book storeStrategic Coach Website

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422: From W2-Job Single Mom to Flipping Real Estate Rockstar with Amanda Young

Amanda Young stumbled into real estate. After being let go from a job, dealing with a family emergency, and homeschooling her son, Amanda knew that she had to find a way to provide for her family, but also allow her to discover her hidden edge.

After finding BiggerPockets and joining a local REIA (real estate investors association), she decided to take the jump and buy her first rental. Now, in 2020, she has 7 rental properties and a flourishing flipping business, working with a partner that matches her energy.

Amanda found her localized niche by targeting owners of ?sinkhole homes? and offering them deals that not only made sense for the buyer, but were a steal for her. She then used creative financing (really creative) to get these homes under contract.

Amanda is the definition of someone who has grit, and is willing to work hard to earn their piece. She talks through Section 2 deals, 1031 exchanges, refinancing, and even how to ?COVID-Proof? your tenants, so when the next global emergency happens, you?ll be ready.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to fight your analysis paralysis and get deals doneWhat probate deals are and how to find leadsWhy owner financing can be a win-win for buyers and sellersHow Amanda found a niche in ?sinkhole homes?Why it?s important to find a niche that others would run fromHow to ?COVID-Proof? your rental propertiesGetting ahead as a woman in a male-dominated industry (flipping)Empathizing with the seller so you?ll win negotiations (even with less money)And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsDavid's InstagramBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastSinkholes: Swallowed Alive (Discovery Channel)BiggerPockets Podcast 412: Start Investing in Large Multifamily? How to Do it, and Why (or Why Not) with Ashley Wilson

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421: Family Over Everything: How Life Forced BP Founder Joshua Dorkin to Reevaluate His Choices

Many avid members of the BiggerPockets forum, listeners to the podcast, or readers of our articles may know our founder, Joshua Dorkin.

What you may not know is Joshua?s journey in founding, building, scaling, and finally leaving BiggerPockets. It was a hard decision for Joshua to leave, but thanks to his amazing team, he was able to (even during a time of tribulation in his personal life).

You?ll hear how Joshua was cranking out 100 hour weeks, working 7 straight days, for the first 6 years of BiggerPocket?s existence. He later transitioned to building a team, starting with the BiggerPocket Podcast?s very own host, Brandon Turner.

This later snowballed into more hirings, with the BiggerPockets growing faster and faster, and being able to scale larger and larger. Just at the time when things were starting to go from big to bigger, Joshua had to take time off to take care of his daughter?s medical emergency. This caused a shift in Joshua?s reality, so he dropped everything.

This keynote speech goes deep into what really matters most. It?s not money, it?s not success, but it?s something that matters even more: fulfillment and family.

Check out the video on our Youtube channel, and be sure to give Joshua a follow on Twitter at @jrdorkin.

In This Episode We Cover:

The history of BiggerPockets and how it grew to what it is todayWhy ?knowing everything? usually means knowing nothingThe importance of hiring smart, capable peopleHow to listen to your body and mind, to find out what you need mostWhy you shouldn?t work 6 years straight with no time offWhy you need to do the ?Big Scary Thing?How life forces you to account for what matters mostWhy Joshua Dorkin has 3 dadsAnd So Much More!

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420: Finding the ?Sweet Spot? in Multifamily: Scaling to 150+ Units with David Grabiner

David Grabiner takes the term ?long distance investor? to the extreme. While he was a hospital administrator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he was calling real estate agents in Chattanooga, Tennessee trying to scoop up multifamily deals.

David started out by partnering up with his father, buying a quadplex that helped him get his initial training in property management. He later scaled up his and his father?s investment portfolio to 24 units, and then, within 3 years, scaled up his own investments to 150+ units!

This meant that David had to quit his job and go full-time into real estate investing. He did it, and he isn?t looking back! Now David is a deal-finding machine, buying directly from listing agents and becoming one of the go-to multifamily investors in Chattanooga.

Whether you own one single family home, a dozen duplexes, or hundreds of apartment complexes, you?ll take something away from David?s in depth discussion on property management, landlording, and tenant screening.

In This Episode We Cover:

Finding your ?unfair advantage? and how it can help your investing careerApproaching different investors with different points of viewThe importance of networking for off-market dealsWhy you shouldn?t be scared to be ?the owner?, and actually use it to market yourself to othersHow to find, screen, and keep tenants in placeHow you can quickly increase a property?s value (simply by being a great property manager)Finding the ?sweet spot? in multi-family dealsSetting up systems for automated property management (so you can scale!)And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsDavid's InstagramBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastBuildiumCollegedale Credit UnionBiggerPockets Podcast 362: Big Goals? Here?s How to Get Your Spouse or Partner on Board with Jay and Wendy PapasanBiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris VossRent Manager

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419: Defeating Distraction and Why ?To-Do? Lists are Dangerous with Nir Eyal

Ever missed out on an important moment because you were staring at your phone, distracted by TV, or just zoning out? Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable, felt the same way when he missed an important moment with his daughter because he was locked in on his phone.

This spurred Nir?s curiosity on why people get distracted, what they?re getting distracted by, and how people can turn their distractions into the opposite: traction. 

As a business owner, angel investor, Stanford lecturer, and father, Nir understands what it feels like to live a hectic life, but he also understands that most of the time, we ourselves are the ones making it hectic.

So what prompts us to take action? What prompts us to take inaction? How can we make ourselves do the things we need to do, with better results, and still have time for our children, relationships, hobbies, and even down time?

It?s all possible, and the key to a distraction-free life is even easier than you would think. 

In This Episode We Cover

Why most people know their distractions, but not how to eliminate them Why we need to ?get out of our own way? to accomplish our goalsHow to find your ?traction? and use it to get aheadThe 4 steps to eliminate distraction Understanding your values and using them to schedule your timeHow to ?time box? your calendar and get your tasks doneLeaving the victim mentality behind and empowering yourself to do what?s importantThe 3 ?life domains? that we revolve around Why you need to prioritize consistency over intensity And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets PodcastIndistractable book?s WebsiteNir?s schedule maker toolArticle ?Why schedules are better than to-do lists?Brandon?s InstagramDavid?s Instagram

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418: 14 Deals in 16 Months: How Alex Camacho Found his Mastery in Deal Finding

Alex Camacho has had quite an interesting career path, and he?s just getting started! From a bank teller, to the mortgage business, to property management, and even Airbnb arbitraging, Alex took his time in acquiring the skills to succeed in real estate.

In this episode, you?ll hear Alex talk about how he became successful at locking down deals, finding the ?pain points? of sellers, and how to have empathy when closing. You?ll also hear how he analyzed over 5,000+ deals, leading him at one point to close on 8 deals in one month (seriously!)

You?ll hear Alex go through his off and on-market strategies, and how to steer clear of deals that won?t make the cut. In just 16 months on his own, he?s done 14 deals, some with six-figure profits (each), and how he?s using social media to get even more!

In This Episode We Cover:

The importance of apprenticeships in real estateThe art of saying ?no? as you grow into your roleWhy it?s crucial to surround yourself with high-level investors and entrepreneursHow to get great at analyzing deals, so you can close on the best ones!Using the ?LAPS? funnel to drive leads and grow your portfolioFinding the ?pain points? sellers have, and how to empathize with themUsing social media as a tool, instead of a distractionAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Keyword AlertsBiggerPockets Podcast 315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert GreeneBiggerPockets Podcast 398: 22 BRRRR Properties in Under 10 Hours Per Week with Tarl YarberBiggerPockets WebinarsBiggerPockets CalculatorsBiggerPockets ProBiggerPockets Podcast 320: Hands-On BRRRR Investing and DIY Secrets with Instagram Star Brittany ArnasonBiggerPockets Podcast 292: 200+ Deals in the First Four Years with Ryan Pineda

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417: 9 Ways to Tweak Your Mindset So You Can Lock Down Deals with Brandon and David

Are you a new or aspiring real estate investor who hasn?t locked down your first deal? Or maybe you haven?t hit your personal goal or unit count yet. If so, you may need to tweak your mindset to reach new heights.

Brandon and David are back flying solo on this weekend?s episode to talk about the 9 mindset changes that make successful real estate investors, well, successful! You?ll hear them dive deep into each mindset change, with examples from their investing careers, and how they made the leap to change their mindsets for the better.

If you?re looking to cultivate a healthier relationship with real estate investing for the better, this is an excellent episode to take some notes!

Whether you?re brand new to investing or just looking to level-up your current portfolio, you?ll take away some important lessons on this weekend?s episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why many new investors haven?t done their first (or second) deal yetUnderstanding the cost of inaction (and how it can work against you)Focusing on the big picture without being bogged down with detailsBuilding your investment criteria to know what you wantTurning ?base hits? into ?home runs??Running towards hard? and taking responsibility for doing the workThinking outside the box, regardless of your career, investor level, or experienceGathering experience and keeping the momentum goingUsing off-market techniques to get on-market deals (and vice versa!)Letting go of expectations for your dealsAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 413: Matthew McConaughey on Vision, Preparation, and Balancing Ambition with Family & Freedom

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416: 29-Year Old Making Nearly $1M in Passive Real Estate Income (3 Years In!) with Matt Onofrio

Many investors look at commercial real estate as a high-risk, confusing, and sometimes scary way to invest. Our guest today shows us why this isn?t the case. In fact, he did a multi-million dollar deal in his first year in real estate!

Minnesota-based health care professional Matt Onofrio helps us break down the stigma behind big commercial deals. From financing, taxes, mentorships, and more, Matt shows how someone from a completely different field can thrive in real estate... even with no prior knowledge of the space.

You may want to bring a notepad and pen, as Matt walks us through advanced strategies such as reverse 1031 exchanges, seller carrying, cost segregations, and triple net leases. Whether you?re looking into commercial or residential real estate, this is a can?t-miss episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

Locking up your first deal with $0 How commercial real estate can not only be profitable, but safer than residentialThe importance of your inner investor/mentor circleWhether residential or commercial real estate works for your mindsetOffensive vs. Defensive real estate strategiesCreating income producing debtBuilding your ?vivid vision?How coaching can take you from good to great What spirit animal David, Brandon, and Matt areAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Podcast 403: Developing a Millionaire?s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason DreesBiggerPockets Podcast 209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin CarrollGoBundanceBiggerPockets Podcast 352: No Driver?s License, No Money, No Excuses: How Diego Corzo Blazed a Trail to 18 DoorsBiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod

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415: Studying Billionaires: The 3 Timeless Principles for Wealth with Stig Brodersen

Ever wanted to know how Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffett seem to invest with ease? Or how you can leverage and measure your risk to make billionaire financial decisions?

On this episode, Stig Brodersen ? investor, teacher, and host of the popular We Study Billionaires podcast ? brings you his distilled wisdom on success, mindset, the stock market, and the 3 universal traits shared by ultra-elite investors (and no, they don?t include flying first class or eating copious amounts of caviar).

Early on in his story, Stig found himself dissatisfied with his job and needing a change. So, he did what any rational person would do, and began studying billionaires starting from the top of the Forbes 400 list. He didn?t get far before he ?found his fire,? discovering passion and community in studying the stock market and the most heralded investor of all time: Warren Buffett.

He has since interviewed hundreds of guests on his podcast, and unearthed countless pearls of wisdom that he shares with you in this episode.

You might be thinking: ?They?re interviewing a stock market investor on a real estate podcast?? Yes, and any real estate investor could learn a thing or two!

As a practiced student of the financial markets, Stig calls out all-too-common mistakes made by new investors, and shares a blueprint for you to use to determine if and how to get started in the markets, regardless of experience.

In This Episode We Cover:

The 3 timeless traits of billionairesWhy real estate investors should ?cross-train? in the stock marketAssessing best- and worst-case scenariosWhy you need to "resonate" with your chosen asset classWhy real estate is an asymmetric bet with high reward for relatively small riskHow to get into investing in the stock market with little-to-no experienceCommon mistakes of new stock market investorsHow a BiggerPockets member saved Stig's life on an overseas trip (really!)

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BiggerPockets PodcastThe Investor's Podcast Network's list of best investing podcastsThe Investor Podcast Network

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414: 1300 Units in Real Estate Development at 30 years old with Evan Holladay

The harder the problem, the bigger the reward... and real estate developers who can solve affordable housing problems can do very, very well.

Enter today's guest, Evan Holladay, who reached 1,300 units before the age of 30 through a combination of focus, relationship-building, and a deep understanding of the rules of the game.

In this high-level episode, you'll learn how Evan and his team apply creative financing techniques to multimillion dollar projects; how they takes advantage of tax credits and grants and put together public-private partnerships; and why patience and persistence can lead to huge profits in the development game.

Whether you plan on getting into bigger deals in the future or not (Evan wants 100,000 units!), this episode will inspire you to start thinking like a big-time investor, strategist, and leader.

In This Episode We Cover:

Listening to "what fires you up" when getting startedEvan's apprenticeship for a student housing developerWhat a public-private partnership isUsing tax credits to make a profit building affordable housingHow he creatively finances big multifamily dealsHow he manages riskWhy ?it?s more valuable to control real estate than to own real estate?Why development is such a big opportunity in markets where "it's too expensive to invest where I live!"And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets ShirtHow to Invest In Real Estate With Only $1,000!?BiggerPockets Podcast 353: Turning $5K Into $5K/Month and Retiring at 40 with Tim RhodeLoopNet

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413: Matthew McConaughey on Vision, Preparation, and Balancing Ambition with Family & Freedom

You, BiggerPockets listener, may have more in common with Matthew McConaughey than first realized...

Changing careers. Wondering how family life fits in with a hard-driving work ethic. Embracing spontaneity, but learning that success comes from making the choice today to "be kind to your future self."

The Oscar-winning actor covers those topics and more in our chat today. A lifelong journaler, McConaughey is in a reflective mood after writing his first book, Greenlights... which is filled with unforgettable stories about growing up the son of Texas an oil pipe "peddler," stumbling into acting after a night drinking with the producer of Dazed and Confused, getting arrested for playing the bongo drums in the nude, and his mid-career shift toward intense, challenging projectslike Dallas Buyers Club.

If you're thinking "nah, this episode won't teach me how to house hack"... fair enough. But give it a chance and see if you aren't entertained. It's a soulful, positive, not-at-all-Hollywood conversation about choices, happiness, and success. Here's to catching more greenlights!

In This Episode We Cover:

Matthew's upbringing and lessons learned from his parentsHis decision to reject law school to pursue filmHis dad's 3 words of advice on choosing a careerForming your personal identity through a process of eliminationHow he prepares for intense rolesThe power of solo travelHis faithHis beliefs about money and philanthropyThe give-and-take between career and family life

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BiggerPockets PodcastGreenlights book's website

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412: Start Investing in Large Multifamily? How to Do it, and Why (or Why Not) with Ashley Wilson

Ashley "BadAsh" Wilson is back today to discuss how she's shifted strategies since her popular first appearance on the show two years ago.

Today's topics: Jumping from house flipping and short-term rentals into large multifamily; finding and using your unique ability when getting started; and how women can (and should!) use real estate investing to secure financial independence.

Want to know how many offers it takes to land a 150-unit apartment building in Houston? Interested in multifamily, but unsure where to start? You'll get answers in this show ? and in the multifamily "tip sheet" she prepared just for our audience (download it below).

If you are a woman who's determined to get into real estate investing ? or if you think your wife, mother, sister, or daughter would benefit from hearing Ashley's story ? pick up a copy of her new book, The Only Woman in the Room: Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors today!

In This Episode We Cover:

How Ashley made the jump from flipping and rental houses to large multifamily investingHer #1 tip for anyone who wants to get into multifamilyHow she acquired a 150-unit apartment building in HoustonWhat a "Letter of Intent" (LOI) isLooking at 200 deals just to buy one (!)Using "the stack" method vs. multifamily syndicationHow she became an expert in construction managementWhy she wrote a book about being "the only woman in the room"Why it's worth visualizing your perfect day when you start building your businessAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPocketsBuilding a Six-Figure Family Real Estate Business with Ashley WilsonRoadmap for Scaling to Large MultifamilyBiggerPockets BlogOpen Door CapitalJ Scott of BiggerPockets Business PodcastMid Atlantic Summit by Dave Van HornThe Real Estate InvestherInvestorGirl Brit InstagramBiggerPockets Podcast 320: Hands-On BRRRR Investing and DIY Secrets with Instagram Star Brittany Arnason

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411: The Life-Changing Power of a Goal-Setting Retreat (+ Live Demo with Husband/Wife Investors Matt & Melissa) with Geoff Woods

Have you ever bought a whiteboard or a journal and thought, this is it... This is the moment when I REALLY commit to goal-setting... and then (as it tends to do) life just kind of gets in the way?

This episode is about rethinking your approach to goals ? and to do this, we've brought in an expert on managing your time and mental energy like a billionaire: Geoff Woods, VP of The One Thing and facilitator of their upcoming virtual goal-setting retreat

Today, Geoff shares the blueprint that high-performing couples, teams, and individuals use 1) cast a shared vision of the future 2) work backwards to map out important steps, and 3) regularly recalibrate and track progress. Plus, we put this to the test, live!

About halfway through the episode, you'll meet Matt and Melissa Miller ? married parents of 3 who own 7 units but are struggling to define their exact vision... and the action plan required to realize it. Geoff leads them through a goal-setting exercise live, and the result is inspiring and surprisingly emotional. #MarriageGoals - literally!

Whether you're looking to get on the same page as a spouse, business partner, or just chart out a clearer path for yourself... you'll get a ton of value out of this episode. Let us know what you think of it, and use the link below if you're interested in joining Geoff (and Brandon and Heather Turner!) at the retreat next month.

In This Episode We Cover:

How billionaires set goalsWhat to do when your spouse or partner is not a natural goal-setterHow to have an ongoing relationship with your goalsA live goal-setting exercise with a real estate investor couple, Matt and MelissaDefining whose lane is whose when running a business with your spouse or partnerWhat happens at a goal-setting retreatGeoff's personal story of leaving medical sales to work with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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BiggerPockets PodcastVirtual goal-setting retreatThe 1 thing WebsiteThe 1 thing podcast

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410: Life-Changing Deals: 5 Traits They Have in Common with Ken Corsini

What does it take to pull off a home run real estate deal?

Today, we put that question to Ken Corsini, HGTV star and author of Profit Like the Pros: The Best Real Estate Deals That Shaped Expert Investors.

Ken spoke to a diverse group of 25 investors about their very best deals, and in this episode he breaks down the common threads that run through each of those stories.

You'll also hear Ken's tips for building your own personal brand in your market, and how he used his "Flip or Flop Atlanta" fame to build a brokerage and mortgage company.

Throughout this episode, Ken points you to individual investors in the BiggerPockets community; be sure to check out their BP profiles to learn more... and pick up a copy of the Profit Like the Pros in the BiggerPockets store today.

Every format includes a bunch of great bonus materials, including a breakdown of 22 investors' worst deals ? so you can avoid the same mistakes.

In This Episode We Cover:

How personal connections often lead to home run dealsHoning in on a specific niche and building expert knowledgeHow one deal can change the trajectory of your careerKen, David, and Brandon's personal best/favorite dealsCommon traits of the worst deals featured in Ken's bookHow Ken built a personal brand, then spun it into different businessesHow he controls each aspect of his real estate transactions (title, lending, etc.)And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPocketsFlip or Flop AtlantaBest Deal Ever (Youtube Series)BiggerPockets Podcast 339: 60,000 Tenants?! How Frank Rolfe Built a Mobile Home EmpireBiggerPockets Podcast 405: Investing in the Only True Recession-Proof Asset: Yourself! with Lewis HowesBiggerPockets Podcast 235: How to Find and Fund Real Estate Deals with Anson YoungBiggerPockets Podcast 401: Follow these Steps to Get People to Know, Like, and Trust You with Jordan HarbingerBiggerPockets Podcast 329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe MejiaSelf Storage Properties at Pennies on the Dollar with Stacy RossettiReal Estate Rookie Podcast

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409: Giving Yourself Permission to Go BIGGER: the "Bluefishing" Mentality with Steve Sims

Today's a special episode featuring the author of a book we can't get enough of: Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen by the man, the myth, the legend - Steve Sims.

Who is Steve, anyway? Well, he's a former bricklayer and bouncer-turned-entrepreneur who uses a unique mindset and blend of skills to creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences for billionaire clients.

Experiences like: getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, having a private dinner at the feet of Michaelangelo's David statue, or going on an underwater tour of the Titanic shipwreck.

And here's the thing: as you'll hear in this episode, Steve's not a silver-spoon, high society type. He's just a regular guy who chooses to think and act differently, consistently. And after this episode, you'll be able to "Bluefish" your way into more relationships, more private money, and ultimately more deals!

We talk about "leading with value" when approaching mentors... blah blah blah. Today, you'll hear a refreshing new twiston that concept, and learn actual tactics you can put into practice to make more connections and level up your life today. 

One final note: Steve uses some colorful language in this episode; please take note of the "Explicit" label, and listen to this one when the kiddos aren't in the backseat :)

In This Episode We Cover:

How Steve went from bricklayer to bouncer to building a business that makes people's dreams come trueWhat "Bluefishing" isDigging deeper to find your customers' true motivationThe one thing Artificial Intelligence can't replaceWhy it's often better to remove ? rather than solve ? problems in your businessHow to chase your own dreams, not someone else'sWhy social media "influencer culture" often leave you feeling empty and unhappyStories of working with clients ranging from Elon Musk to The Pope

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BiggerPockets PodcastBluefishingSpaceX

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408: Full-Time Income on a Part-Time Schedule with Emma Powell

Ever wonder how your family would manage if you or your spouse lost your job? Emma Powell faced that reality head-on. She knew she needed "full-time income" while continuing to spend time with her family... and she knew real estate investing would be the vehicle to get her there.

Today Emma shares her journey from part-time photographer to multifamily dealmaker ? how she got in the game by joining a REIA and immediately loaning money to an experienced investor (we discuss the right and wrong way to do this); her #1 piece of advice when meeting with a potential mentor; and her foray into the world of lease option ("rent to own") deals.

Plus ? Emma shares her perspective on how to choose a niche that suits your strengths (wholesaling wasn't for her; syndication and bigger commercial deals were a better fit).

This is an inspiring story of someone who experienced a financial wake-up call, and went from total rookie to syndicator in just a few years... all while homeschooling 6 kids. Enjoy this one, and we'll see you again on Sunday!

In This Episode We Cover:

Emma's reaction to her husband being laid off from his tech jobWhat a Real Estate Investor Association (REIA) Meeting isHow she's found nearly all her deals by simply networkingDue diligence when loaning money to an investorWhat lease options areWhat a "due on sale" clause isClosing a great deal after a seller was burned by wholesalersHer passive income goals for the futureAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPocketsReal Estate Investment AssociationThe Real Estate Syndication Show5 Hour School WeekBiggerPockets Podcast 325: From Major Business Failure to Buying 20 Houses a Month With Aaron AmuchasteguiBiggerPockets BlogsBiggerPockets Webinars

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407: Buying 100+ Houses/Year in 4 Hours/Week Using Teams, Traction, and (Get this?) TikTok with Ryan Pineda

Want to think like a high-level investor and business owner who is seizing the moment and enjoying his best year ever? Listen up!

Former Oakland A's baseball player (and show 292 guest) Ryan Pineda steps back up to the plate today... and he delivers a detailed breakdown of how he's using TikTok, Youtube, billboards, and TV commercials to generate an avalanche of leads in the Las Vegas, NV market.

Ryan's team flips and wholesales 100 houses a year... but because he's set them up according to the EOS/Traction system, he spends just 3-4 hours per week running things!

Sound good? Well, a lot of hard work went it.

And in this episode, you'll hear the journey firsthand: from exactly how each member of Ryan's team handles a transaction, to why they keep a visual scoreboard in the office, to how he had to shift his mindset after realizing he was the bottleneck holding his business back.

In This Episode We Cover:

Operating a real estate brokerage, tax company, house flipping business all at onceFlipping 100 houses/year in 3-4 hours/weekHow Ryan attracts deals using TV ads and billboardsWhy he believes influence is the most valuable currency todayFinding the one thing you can't delegateHow he leads a team using EOS system from the book TractionHow structure can actually free your team up to do their best workAnd SO much more!

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The DISC ProfileEOS

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406: 51 Units and $900/Month in Pure Cashflow on a ?BRRRRnB? with Shelby Osborne

"Systems, People, and Positive Vibes" are what powers Shelby Osborne's business, and today she breaks down exactly how she's used those 3 forces to go from 0 to 51 units in just a few years.

Shelby shares how she boils everything down into checklists and automated reminders, so she can focus more energy on revenue-generating activities.

Plus, she shares a combination word that's right up there with "liger," "bromance," and "Bollywood": the "BRRRR-nB." In her Deal Deep Dive, she reveals how she picked up a foreclosure property, transformed it into an Airbnb to generate big-time cashflow, and expects to pull all her money out so she can do it again and again!

A former U.S. Army captain, Shelby is a serious go-getter and you won't help but be energized by her "no excuses" approach to life ? colorful language and all ;) Oh, and before you leave this page be sure to check out her checklist for startup your own real estate meetup below! (If you can't see it on your phone, head over to

In This Episode We Cover:

How Shelby transitioned from Army life to real estate agent and investor lifeHow she finances her deals with a combination of bank loans, hard money, private money and lines of creditThe details of her ongoing "BRRRnB" dealHow she saves time by using email templates and automated follow-up sequencesHow to set up your business to run on autopilot so you don't have to rely on your (unreliable) brainBuilding a community to attract talented people with positive attitudesAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Wealth MagazineBiggerPockets InsightsMyers & Briggs TestThe DISC ProfileOpen Door CapitalFind Real Estate AgentsPints and Properties MeetupBiggerPockets Podcast 396: Post-COVID-19 Investing and Landing Great Deals at Auctions with David Osborn and Aaron AmuchasteguiAirBnbThe Incredible Power of Long-Distance BRRRR Investing with Alex Felice

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405: Investing in the Only True Recession-Proof Asset: Yourself! with Lewis Howes

Do you have fears and insecurities that hold you back from the life you envision? No? OK, well we'll see you next week... But really: this topic gets to the heart of why so many real estate investors quit, fail, or never even get started at all.

Today's guest, Lewis Howes, has been studying these concepts for the past 13 years as host of the hit podcast School of Greatness. It all started as an effort to climb out of a major low point in Lewis' life, when he was broke and sleeping on his sister's couch... having crashed out of a brief arena football career.

In this episode, you'll learn how Lewis learned to hack his self-limiting beliefs by systematically putting himself in situations (Toastmasters, salsa dancing, public speaking) that utterly terrified him. And he shares some practical exercises you can do to achieve greater confidence and self-mastery.

Plus -- as a LinkedIn expert with a far-reaching network of connections, Lewis also opens up about how to effectively network on social media and elsewhere.

Don't miss this weekend episode of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, and give Lewis a shout on social media you take him up on his challenge to write a mission statement for your life!

As always: if you're enjoying these shows, the best way to show your appreciation is to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. It really helps us out!

In This Episode We Cover:

Climbing out of a hole when he had no money and no marketable skillsOvercoming fear of public speakingTwo practical exercises to confront your biggest fearsThe clarifying power of writing a personal mission statementThe LinkedIn message formula Lewis used when reaching out to powerful peopleChoosing a niche, then a sub-nicheThe 3 magic words that multiply your chances of getting a deal or upgradeThe one common trait shared by all the top performers he's interviewedAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastUSA Men?s National TeamEllen?s ShowThe Today?s ShowLinkedInRookie of the YearLewis's Interview on Jay Shetty's Show On PurposeDave RamseyGrant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!BiggerPockets Podcast 403: Developing a Millionaire?s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason DreesSweet Martha's Cookie JarKevin Hart on His Secrets to Success and Building an EmpireMonday.comRob BellReal Estate in Your TwentiesBiggerPockets Podcast 365: Ret. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink on Embracing Discomfort and Leading Through Extreme Ownership (+ His Real Estate Investing Tips!)BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal ElrodBiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of MentorsGary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur

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404: How a Mailman Was Able to Quit His Job Through Real Estate Investing with George Gipson

We frequently talk about networking as a real estate investor: for example, talk to your mail carrier because they likely have seen opportunities in your neighborhood. But what if you are the mail carrier?

Today?s guest, George Gipson, worked for the USPS when he started investing, which seems like the perfect opportunity for finding deals. But as with any start in real estate investing, it isn?t always as easy as it seems.

In today?s episode, we talk about taking action and committing to yourself - to ensure that those key opportunities actually work in your favor. We also talk about how important it is to learn your personal finances before diving into investing, plus how George used house hacking and short-term renting to reach financial freedom at an early stage of his investing. He?s even quit his job at USPS now so he can focus full-time on real estate. This is a real story about getting it done and seeing your own potential.

In This Episode We Cover:

Investing that doesn?t meet your standard rules of thumbOvercoming issues that might be deal-breakers for other investorsLiving for free through house hacking and short-term rentingSetting up your short-term rentals for successUtilizing your network to find dealsPushing through your commitment to yourself, even when it isn?t easyFinding the path in life that?s right for youAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets MarketplaceRealtorZillowTruliaBiggerPockets Podcast 393: Campus Maintenance Man to $10M in Real Estate Owned with Rick JarmanBiggerPockets Shirt

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403: Developing a Millionaire?s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason Drees


Today we have the man Brandon credits with helping him "go big" in business and life: his performance coach, Jason Drees. In fact, Jason works with a bunch of real estate investors... and today he shares tools for getting your mindset right and getting out of your own way as you grow your portfolio!

You'll love hearing Jason explain what a coach does, how he worked with Brandon to turn a weakness (fear of fundraising/rejection) into a strength ($10M+ raised in 2020), and the reason why some of his clients are thriving despite COVID-19.

Plus: about halfway through, there's an absolute gem when the guys discuss the planning models they use to attack challenges. Jason suggests a small but powerful mindset shift, and we're not exaggerating when we say this one tip may cause you to rethink your whole plan... and unleash new potential you didn't know you had!

This is a real, vulnerable episode where both Brandon and David both discuss holding onto identities and beliefs that no longer served them. So what did you think? Let us know in the comments at, or in a review on Apple Podcasts.

In This Episode We Cover:

Common ways real estate investors self-sabotageHow Brandon got around his discomfort with raising private moneyHow our mindset influences our emotionsThe BIG difference between the "Decide, Plan, Commit" model and the "Decide, Commit, Plan" modelAvoiding goals that are too specificThinking like a millionaireHow to feel empowered in the midst of COVID-19And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsTony RobbinsMy Body TutorP90X DVD Workout - Base KitMatt KahnJay AbrahamJason Drees Coaching JDC Mindset Academy  

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402: Identifying Your Best Market, Neighborhood, and Property in 8 Steps with Brandon and David

When it comes to pulling the trigger on a rental property, what we have is a "paradox of choice." So. Many. Options. It's easy to suffer from Fear of Missing Out, and it's even easier to get overwhelmed by the vast array of options out there.

That's where today's show comes in: press play, and Brandon and David will guide you through an 8-step process to closing on that first (or next) rental property.

Along the way, they share the tools (BP Insights) and team members ("Core Four" and more!) they use to guide decisions about where and how to deploy their capital.

Your action steps start with clarifying your goals, then we move to comparing markets and sizing up different neighborhoods using school district ratings and crime data.

Next, we tackling finding a deal ? whether you're using an agent, a wholesaler, turnkey provider, or going off-market yourself... and how to avoid getting into trouble by "trusting your gut and hoping" when you're in an unfamiliar territory.

If you invest out of state, should you fly out? What about systems and standard operating procedures once you've got a tenant in the property? We answer all those questions, and more.

Finally: We mention it a few times in this episode, and if you want to take advantage of our awesome new Pro benefit, BPInsights, use the discount code BPDATA for 20% of a Pro Annual membership.

You'll get access to exclusive BPInsights Facebook group, a bonus webinar showing you how to use this platform to identify a market, and a bunch of other great Pro benefits including unlimited calculator use. Oh, and be sure to use that discount code before it expires on October 1st, 2020!

In This Episode We Cover:

Comparing the Cashflow vs. Appreciation potential of various marketsRent-to-Price and "Rent-to-Income" ratios + other indicatorsHow to find market rents, crime data, and school district infoThe one team member you should seek out to double-check your assumptions about a neighborhoodVarious types of deal finders and the pros and cons of working with eachWhat to consider when working with turnkey providersUsing BPInsights data in your quest for a propertyAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets BookstoreBiggerPockets Pro discount code: bpdataBiggerPockets InsightsMeet Property Management Extraordinaire, RE Investor & Hotel Owner Jesse McCueBiggerPockets MarketplaceRealtorZillowTrulia5 Markets With Promising Rent-to-Income Ratios: September 2020 Markets of the MonthBiggerPockets EventsBiggerPockets Bookstore

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401: Follow these Steps to Get People to Know, Like, and Trust You with Jordan Harbinger

Welcome to the brand new Sunday edition of the show ? where we go beyond tactics and focus on the "mind game."

In this premiere episode, you'll learn about the easy, free practice that might just be the highest ROI use of your time... and there is no one more qualified to teach this than Jordan Harbinger.

Jordan brushes aside common myths about transactional "networking" using business cards or annoying LinkedIn messages. Instead, he shares the proven system he's used to build a world-class network. In fact, Jordan's strategies are so effective, the CIA and MI6 intelligence agencies hired him to teach them to their agents!

So, how does this apply to real estate investing? Well.. what would it be like to have a solid stable of connections to mentors, private lenders, and people who actively look for opportunities for you? We're talking about people who you know would pick up your call. This show breaks down exactly how you can build those kind of relationship without changing your personality ? even if you think you don't have a ton to offer the other person.

Here's our challenge to you: put just one of these strategies into practice in your business this week, and see what happens. Hit us up on Instagram (@beardybrandon and @davidgreene24) to show us you did it! And remember, without committing to a system and following up, you won't get results.

Let us know what you think of this new iteration of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast. And if you're interested in more conversations like this, check out Jordan's podcast, the Jordan Harbinger Show, wherever you listen to us.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why intentional networking is so crucial for real estate investorsHow to take full advantage of your time at real estate meetupsHis "Connect 4" system for reengaging with 4 people ("weak and dormant ties") each weekHow to generate social capitalHow to avoid strictly transactional relationshipsThe right way to introduce two people to each other over emailDeveloping confidence and overcoming shyness to succeed in the business worldAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets BookstoreCraigslistBen HorowitzBiggerPockets EventsBoomerang for GmailSuperhuman EmailsRay DalioMark Cuban

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400: ?This Advice Changed My Life? with Brandon and David

Over 400 episodes, we've absorbed a lot of hard-won real estate investing wisdom from our guests. Pretty tough to boil down to 10 concepts... but that's exactly what Brandon and David set out to do on today's show!

You'll hear them outline each principle, cite the person they learned it from, and bring it to life with real-world examples from their own investing experience as well as those of previous guests.

It's a fitting tribute to a major milestone for the show, and we hope it inspires you to revisit some classic episodes and implement this advice in your own business right away.

Thank you for supporting us; we sincerely appreciate you. If you like what we do, can we ask you to take 30 seconds to leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts? Every single one helps, and seeing your feedback motivates us to create more value on the road to episode 500!

In This Episode We Cover:

Playing "great defense" with your spendingThe danger of jumping the gun with the wrong tenant, deal, or partnerFocusing on one niche until you're a masterAsking yourself exactly what you need to achieve your visionWays your ego can cost you money in real estate investingTracking results and constantly improvingOnly investing in assets you know wellWhy you should strive to be great at your day jobWhy bigger deals aren't necessarily more harderAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets BookstoreAndy FrisellaBiggerPockets Podcast 353: Turning $5K Into $5K/Month and Retiring at 40 with Tim RhodeMy Body TutorJosh DorkinBiggerPockets Podcast 356: 30+ Rentals (in a Pricy Market) Through BRRRR and Section 8 with Joe AsamoahBiggerPockets Podcast 362: Big Goals? Here?s How to Get Your Spouse or Partner on Board with Jay and Wendy PapasanBiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay PapasanBiggerPockets Podcast 276: Early Retirement ($10k/Month) by Age 35 with Bryce StewartJames WedmoreBiggerPockets Podcast 330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal NewportBiggerPockets Podcast 245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan HolidayBiggerPockets Podcast 396: Post-COVID-19 Investing and Landing Great Deals at Auctions with David Osborn and Aaron AmuchasteguiBiggerPockets Podcast 328: How to Laser-Focus on the Wildly Important With Author Chris McChesneyBiggerPockets Podcast 246: Surviving the Coming Crash, Earning 20% Returns, and Buying Mobile Home Parks with Kevin BuppBiggerPockets Podcast 262: $600,000 Per Month in Gross Rents from Mobile Home Parks with Jefferson LillyBiggerPockets Podcast 125: The Key to Business Success with Bestselling Author of The E-Myth Michael Gerber

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399: Solving the Investor/Contractor Relationship with Jeff Thorman of HomeRenovisionDIY

Today we?re swerving a bit from tradition to bring you a guest who is not a real estate investor. Jeff Thorman spent years as a general contractor, built his own company, then started his own YouTube channel, HomeRenovisionDIY, to teach people how to renovate their own homes.

Learn from his years of experience renovating in this episode. Jeff brings us incredible tips on building strong relationships with contractors - from inquiry to project close. We discuss the importance of using quality materials in any project. We even dive into some projects you should absolutely be able to do-it-yourself as an investor. As a real estate investor, you will have to complete renovation projects at some point - use this episode to make sure those projects are seamless and successful!

In This Episode We Cover:

Learning the contractors? perspectiveThe importance in using quality materials and building long-term solutions in your propertiesShopping directly from suppliers to save money on big rehab projectsCreating systems to retain quality contractorsUnderstanding the real cost of low-cost materials Upgrades to improve your rental property and decrease vacancyHow to ask a contractor to walkthrough a project before you buy itHow to spot houses with cosmetic fixes vs. big, expensive projectsNewbie DIY projects anybody can tackleAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets BookstoreVirtual Wealth ExpoBiggerPockets CalculatorsHome DepotJoanna GainesIkeacost vs value reportBiggerPockets InsightsMarr Risinger's Youtube Channel

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398: 22 BRRRR Properties in Under 10 Hours Per Week with Tarl Yarber

When Tarl Yarber last appeared on the show (#189), we got a behind-the-scenes look at his monster house flipping business.

He was doing a lot of volume, but here's the catch: he was stressed out and unhappy. Plus... with zero rentals to his name, he had to keep spinning the hamster wheel ? "feeding the machine" ? to make any money.

Today's show is about a big mindset shift, and the systems and teams Tarl put in place to create a business that truly serves him, rather than the way around... and allows he and his wife to travel 200 days a year while working on his business rather than in it.

We cover a lot of topics here, from high-level success principles to the specific real estate investing actions you can take ? today ? to adopt a more intentional and focused approach to building longterm wealth.

Lastly ? Tarl's an exceptional networker, and the guys discuss the importance of meeting up with other rockstar investors even if the pandemic is preventing you from doing it in person.

So... how do you do that?

Well, Tarl's hosting a virtual conference September 18-19, and he's offering a 50% discount to BiggerPockets Pro members (check your email). This isn't a series of webinars, either... You'll be able to actually meet up with other attendees through online breakout groups, so it solves for the biggest challenge most investors are facing right now.

Follow this link to to snag your ticket today!

In This Episode We Cover:

The many advantages of the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat (BRRRR) StrategyCreating multiple exit strategies when BRRRR'ingWhy sketchy tax deductions can hurt your longterm wealthDesigning your real estate investing strategy to fit your desired lifestyleHow Tarl and his wife mapped out their vision on butcher paperMaking a "To Do" List and a "To Don't" ListWhy businesses need to be able to "scale down" in times like theseAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets BusinessBiggerPockets BookstoreBiggerPockets Podcast 365: Ret. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink on Embracing Discomfort and Leading Through Extreme Ownership (+ His Real Estate Investing Tips!)Virtual Wealth ExpoBiggerPockets Podcast 189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl YarberBiggerPockets Podcast 395: From Car Valet to $100k/Month? Seriously! with Thach NguyenThe Notebook

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397: Live Calls! A Travel Nurse, a College Student, a High-End Flipper + More BP Members Put Brandon, David, and J Scott on the Hot Seat

In today's episode we open up the phone lines again to field your real estate investing questions... and for an added twist, we bring in the familiar voice of author, BiggerPockets Business Podcast host, and house flipper/investor extraordinaire J Scott.

You'll hear callers chime in with questions like: 1) "Help me get started" 2) "should I partner with family members?" 3) "How do I transition from single family to multifamily" ? and much more! From refinancing and the finer points of BRRRR... to mentorship and long-distance investing... It's all here!

Tell Brandon and David what you think of this new format in the show notes at We want to hear from you, too!

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396: Post-COVID-19 Investing and Landing Great Deals at Auctions with David Osborn and Aaron Amuchastegui

No one knows where the real estate market is headed next... but with an estimated 30 million Americans out of work, wouldn't you like to know how to buy foreclosed properties, step-by-step?

That's what you'll learn today, from two investors who have completed over 1,000 deals each: David Osborn and Aaron Amuchastegui. They begin the show by sharing their thoughts on today's economy (hint: they've kept plenty of cash cash on hand), then walk us through their 5-step process for successfully bidding on foreclosed properties at auction.

From building a list of properties, to lining up funding, to checking title and actually making your bid, you'll learn how David and Aaron (+ thousands of other investors) built serious wealth buying up distressed properties after the last big crash. This skill set is another tool to add to your tool belt, and whether there's another wave of foreclosures coming or not, you can use it to build serious wealth.

For more, pick up a copy of David and Aaron's new book, Bidding to Buy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Real Estate Foreclosures. And check out the show notes at for a transcript and other resources.

In This Episode We Cover:

The impact of COVID-19 on various assetsWhy David Osborn is keeping a heavy cash position How the foreclosure process works (notice, etc.)What a foreclosure auction (sometimes called a "trustee sale") isThe 5 Steps to buying at auctionWhy it's so important to drive by every property you plan to buyAaron's first auction experience as a newbieHow to deal with a lien on a propertyAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastKeller WilliamsBiggerPockets Podcast 353: Turning $5K Into $5K/Month and Retiring at 40 with Tim RhodeGoBundanceAuction.comRoddy's Foreclosure ListingAuction TexasBiggerPockets Analysis CalculatorsBiggerPockets Podcast 385: Once Homeless, Now Investing in an Expensive Market (With No Money of His Own) With Greg GaudetReal Estate Rockstar PodcastBiggerPockets Money PodcastReal Estate Rookie PodcastBiggerPockets BusinessBiggerPockets Bookstore

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395: From Car Valet to $100k/Month... Seriously! with Thach Nguyen

Today: a no-excuses, American Dream story that will get you fired up to go hunt down a deal!

Thach Nguyen is an investor and agent in the Seattle, Washington area. When he was a kid, his family fled Vietnam for the U.S... he later parked cars at a Chinese restaurant... and despite becoming a top-producing agent building a monster portfolio of paid-off rental properties, he's still hungry and shows no sign of slowing down.

In today's episode, Thach (pronounced "Thatch") shares the lessons he learned during the Great Recession, his criteria for buying a "perfect BRRRR"... and why he says there's no shame in living with mom and dad to save money!

Plus, the guys discuss the pros and cons of paying down mortgages, the psychological advantage of owning your primary residence free-and-clear, and Thach's favorite (free) lead generation strategy.

We think you'll love Thach's energy; he thinks big and will motivate you to do the same. Give him a follow (IG: @thachnguyen) and let us know what you think of this episode!

In This Episode We Cover:

How Thach created $100k/month (!) in rental incomeWhy he's focusing on the affordable housing nicheBuying townhouses in Seattle, WABuying a "micro-apartment" building in Oakland, CAAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 356: 30+ Rentals (in a Pricy Market) Through BRRRR and Section 8 with Joe AsamoahHow To Start Thinking Like A Big Time Real Estate Investor (Video)Tarl Yarber
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394: Making a 25 Deal/Year Business (and Marriage) Work... Together! with Elliot and Chrissy Smith

Ever considered partnering up with your spouse or another family member?

Today's guests Elliot and Chrissy Smith did just that when they left stable careers to flip, wholesale, and buy rental properties together in Washington state.

Running the business together wasn't easy on their marriage. In fact, they almost got divorced. Fast forward to today... they're happy, doing 25 deals/year, and building long-term wealth by steadily buying rental properties.

So, what adjustments did they make?

In this episode Elliot and Chrissy share what they've learned about defining roles, managing cashflow, and finding work-life balance as young parents who happen to be business partners. It's a rare inside look at the ups and downs ? and risks and rewards ? of running a true family business.

As die-hard fans right remember from his appearance on Show #255, Elliot is a skilled negotiator... and today he shares a surprisingly simple negotiating tip for those nerve-wracking kitchen table conversations with homeowners.

Look: you gotta love a couple who hires a babysitter just so they can drive around looking for distressed properties (a move which led to today's Deal Deep Dive). So check out this episode, and share it with your spouse, friend, or family member who you think might enjoy it!

In This Episode We Cover:

How Elliot and Chrissy divided their business into "lanes" Their first taste of success with direct mail Leaving full-time jobs to pursue their dreams in real estateDangers to be aware of when teaming up with your spouseShowing a seller the math behind your offerPlowing the cash from their flips into buy-and-hold rentalsUsing the same exact same materials on every flipIncentivizing a contractor by offering a profit shareWhy they've slowed down their marketing in recent monthsElliot's cold call center for real estate investorsAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 255: Six-Figure Real Estate Investing in Just 20 Hours a Week with Elliot SmithJason DreesBiggerPockets WebinarsTarl YarberAudibleBiggerPockets Podcast 125: The Key to Business Success with Bestselling Author of The E-Myth Michael Gerber

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393: Campus Maintenance Man to $10M in Real Estate Owned with Rick Jarman

Real estate investing... old school!

Rick Jarman (@realestateoldschool on Instagram) joins us today to share some of his hard-won wisdom from 44+ years as a flipper and landlord in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. And it's quite the journey, from cabinet maker and campus maintenance man to cigar-puffing 64-year-old social media influencer!

In this episode you'll hear tales of up markets, down markets, losing it all, getting it all back... and a tornado that wiped out 20 of Rick's 100+ rental houses. He also takes us through his rules for tenant screening, explains why he favors 15-year mortgages, and paints a picture of what it's like to self-manage such a large portfolio of single family homes (with a team, of course).

Give Rick a follow, and if you know someone who'd make a great guest on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast send them over to where they can apply to appear on the show.

In This Episode We Cover:

How Rick went from maintenance guy to owning 100+ propertiesSelling his truck to buy his first rental in 1981Investing lessons learned through 4 recessionsWhy his rentals saved him when his home building business failed in the late 90sLosing 20+ houses in a tornado in 2011Rick's tenant screening processWhy tenants' credit scores don't tell the whole storyWrapping 40+ houses into one loanWhy some investors "get bored with what works"And SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 382: No Money Down BRRRR Investing with Josiah Smelser (Part 1, Recorded Pre-Coronavirus)BiggerPockets WebinarsCredit Score and FICO QuickbooksFacebook MarketplaceBiggerPockets BookstoreBiggerPockets Shirts and MugsMBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less

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392: $12,500 per Month in 'Pure Cash Flow' With Todd Baldwin

A $1 million net worth before the age of 30... through frugality and creative real estate investing!

That's what Todd Baldwin's achieved in a few short years, riding the red-hot Seattle housing market by repeat house hacking, renting by the bedroom, and living way below his means.

Sure, Todd's benefited from appreciation, but he's also generating monster cash-on-cash returns across his 6 rental properties. And today, you'll learn just how he's doing it: how he finds pocket listings, why he favors new construction, why he pays for a $2,000/month service most landlords would never dream of providing, how he limits roommate drama, and much more.

Wondering if this is legal? We discuss that in detail. Oh, and get this?Todd's all-time vacancy rate? Zero percent. So if you're in a high-priced coastal market, you need to listen to this show. And if you don't, we can pretty much guarantee you'll still enjoy it and pick up a few landlording nuggets along the way.

Know someone who might put Todd's strategy to use? Share this episode with him or her today! And make sure you're subscribed to the show so you won't miss us next week.

In This Episode We Cover:

How Todd makes $12K+ in pure cash flow by renting by the bedroomWhy he buys new construction rather than fixer-uppersWhy he pays for all utilitiesThe legalities of renting by the roomThe dangers of buying a property with a homeowner's association (HOA)Using a Tinder-like app to find roommates and tenantsWhy he hires maids to clean each of his 6 properties weeklyHis system for preventing conflicts among roommatesHow complementary skillsets make for great business (and romantic) relationshipsAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastRedfinBiggerPockets MagazineRenthoopBiggerPockets Podcast 356: 30+ Rentals (in a Pricy Market) Through BRRRR and Section 8 with Joe AsamoahGrant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!Joe Rogan

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391: Your Real Estate Questions Answered, Live! with Brandon, David, and BP Nation

Live calls, Dave Ramsey style!

In this episode we open up the phone (er, Zoom) lines to take audience questions on everything from "should I flip or hold this deal" to "Coronavirus cost me my job... how can I invest now?"

Brandon and David offer also advice on house hacking, Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs), appraisals, and the pros and cons of tapping a retirement account to jumpstart a real estate investing career.

We'll be back to our regular programming next week... but let us know what you think of this format. And if you've got 30 seconds to leave us a rating and review in Apple Podcasts, we wouldn't be mad at that either.

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastRedfinZillowRealtor.comBiggerPockets Podcast 325: From Major Business Failure to Buying 20 Houses a Month With Aaron AmuchasteguiFind Real Estate Agent on BiggerPocketsBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets Podcast 366: 40 Doors in the First 2 Years with Henry WashingtonBrendon Burchard's ShowMy Body TutorThe Essential 11 PodcastBiggerPockets Conference

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390: 7 Figures from ONE Deal with Leka Devatha

From fashion design work in India, to a corporate career with Nordstrom... to leaving that career to flip 40+ houses in 6 years ? all in one of the hottest markets on the planet!

Seattle investor Leka Devatha has quite a story to tell, and a lot of hard-won wisdom too! From her 6 tips for finding and keeping great contractors, to the exact criteria she uses when looking for a flip opportunity, Leka spills the beans and outlines a framework you can apply whether you choose to flip, BRRRR, wholesale, or buy and hold.

We cover a crucial tax tip for anyone hiring a contractor, ever. Leka shares an unexpected silver lining brought on by the pandemic. And your mind will be blown when she tells how a "cosmetic" flip opportunity morphed into 3-year odyssey and wound up rewarding her with a 7-figure (yes, 7-figure) payday.

Give Leka (pronounced "LAY-kuh") a follow on Instagram and let her know if you appreciate this episode... and make sure you subscribe to the show in your favorite podcast app, so you won't miss the next one.

In This Episode We Cover:

Flipping 40 homes in 6 yearsA "cosmetic flip" that turned into a 7-figure (!) profit through the magic of subdivisionWhy you should get to know the land use planner in your cityLeka's system for finding and retaining great contractorsHow to start a real estate meetupWhy virtual networking amid COVID-19 is more efficientWhy she pays her broker a commission even if she keeps a house as a rentalLeka's criteria for a great flip opportunityWhat W-9s are and why it's so important to get them signed up frontAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastJason DreesReal Estate at Work (Seattle Meetup)RedfinZillowRealtor.comCaleb Backholm's InsuranceBiggerPockets Podcast 388: The 7-Step ?Playbook? for Scaling Your Real Estate Business With AJ Osborne

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389: He Changed His Strategy & Is Now Making $1M/Year! With Mike Simmons

Are you tired of toiling in the trenches... and ready to run a business that cranks out profits without your constant involvement?

That's what today's guest has managed to do! In this episode, Michigan-based investor Mike Simmons shares exactly how he went from moderate success to $1 million in annual profit.

You'll learn why Mike switched gears from flipping to wholesaling real estate, what he's learned from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on various marketing channels, and the four-point checklist you must use when considering any kind of partnership.

Ultimately, expert marketing tactics are fine and well. But to scale, you've got to master leadership and hiring?topics Mike covers in great detail here and in his new book, Level Jumping.

So pick up a copy (see link below), and share this episode with a friend, family member, or fellow investor who you think would enjoy it!

In This Episode We Cover:

Mike's remedy to cure a bad case of "analysis paralysis"Why he switched gears from flipping to wholesalingWhy wholesaling is NOT always a great thing for newbiesThe marketing channels Mike uses to do 100 deals per yearUltra-specific direct mail tips (from a guy who's sent hundreds of thousands of dollars of direct mail!)What most do wrong with direct mail marketingHow he made a $50K assignment fee and the key lesson he learnedHiring and managing transaction coordinatorsHiring his first salesperson on a "straight commission" pay structureUsing personality assessments like DISC and Kolbe when hiringWhy intelligence is not the most important predictor of success in real estate investingAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 050: Getting Started and No Money Down House Flipping with Mike SimmonsBiggerPockets InsightsBiggerPockets Insights Rent EstimatorGary Vaynerchuk's InstagramGary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an EntrepreneurKOLBE Personality Test

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388: The 7-Step ?Playbook? for Scaling Your Real Estate Business With AJ Osborne

Do you dream of stepping back from the day to day and working on your business rather than in it? Of course you do!

AJ Osborne has achieved that goal?and having experienced a harrowing health emergency that incapacitated him for months (see show 286), this Boise, Idaho, investor is ultra-qualified to discuss the value of documenting, delegating, and streamlining your real estate business so it can run without you.

AJ owns and operates over 1 million square feet of self-storage. Today he breaks down the seven-step process he uses to improve operations, unlock hidden value, and scale fast.

If you're thinking, "I don't do deals that big," rest assured: AJ reveals that he actually lost money on his very first deal but gained a ton of wisdom, which he's generous enough to share with us today?and which applies across the board.

Plus, AJ shares a tip on financing deals that may totally change the way you think about growing your portfolio!

Check him out, and pick up a copy of his book, The Investor's Guide to Growing Wealth in Self-Storage: How to Turn a Real Estate Asset into a Thriving Business.

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387: Time Freedom Through 7 Deals in Her First 3 Years With Megan Greathouse

On today's show: the massive impact of just a few flips and a few small multifamily rental properties.

Starting in 2017, that combination allowed our guest Megan Greathouse to step aside from her W-2 job (her husband still works) and spend much more time with her two young kids... all while dedicating just 5 hours per month to self-managing her portfolio in St. Louis.

Want to know how she did it? Megan spells it all out in this episode and provides the exact tools and templates she uses to maximize her efficiency?enabling her business to serve her and allowing more time for what really matters.

Give Megan a follow, and share this episode with a friend, partner, spouse, or family member who you think might enjoy it!

In This Episode We Cover:

Starting out with a fourplexInvesting with a full-time job and kidsThe P.R.O.P. system for property managementHow Megan and her husband use the "2 in 5 Rule" to avoid capital gains taxesHow she uses real estate to create time freedom and hang out more with her kidsFlipping an old house near Washington University in St. LouisA BRRRR "fail" (contractor issues) that turned out OKLessons she learned in the militaryThe key to avoiding analysis paralysis: "Get to 80% and go!"Buying a 60-acre farm outside the cityAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets BookstoreBiggerPockets PodcastLandlord Advisory PanelBiggerPockets EventsBiggerPockets MagazineBiggerPockets Money PodcastBiggerPockets Guide in Finding AgentsBiggerPockets BooksBiggerPockets WebinarsBiggerPockets Podcast 100: The 1st Deal, Management Drama, and the Birth of BiggerPockets with Joshua DorkinOpen Door Capital LLCRyan's BiggerPockets ProfileTenantCloudQuickBooksBoomerang for GmailSeth Mosley's Music and Money GroupBrandon's InstagramBiggerPockets ShirtScott Trench

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Still Doing Deals... Thanks to These 2 Pivots With Marcus Maloney (Part 2, Post-Coronavirus)

Yesterday, Marcus Maloney showed us how he built his deal-finding machine. Today, he tells us how he's hanging onto it by making two big shifts in his business.

When the pandemic hit, lenders got nervous... and that put a couple of Marcus' deals in danger. So did he give up? No! He tapped his own network of private lenders to provide financing to his end buyers?a win-win-win.

Plus, Marcus tells us why he's shifted focus to the Midwest since we first spoke and how he worked out a deal with a "great tenant" who wound up unemployed and unable to pay rent.

Wondering how to adjust your business to the new normal? Check out this episode, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast so you won't miss the next one.

In This Episode We Cover:

The problems Marcus ran into in mid-MarchHow he plugged the gap with private moneyDeveloping relationships with private lenders before you really need themWhy he's concentrating on a lower-priced marketHow he negotiated with a resident who could no longer afford rentAnd SO much more!

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BiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 386: Starting Out With $200 and Investing for Profit AND Cash Flow With Marcus Maloney (Part 1, Pre-Coronavirus)BiggerPockets Podcast 352: No Driver?s License, No Money, No Excuses: How Diego Corzo Blazed a Trail to 18 DoorsBiggerPockets WebinarsBiggerPockets Radio Podcast 001: Building a Successful House Flipping Business and Losing Millions with Marty BoardmanBiggerPockets Podcast 382: No Money Down BRRRR Investing with Josiah Smelser (Part 1, Recorded Pre-Coronavirus)

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