The BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

By : Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner


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 and David Greene, 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 over 1 million members who are learning to invest on BiggerPockets.


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#308: From 0 to 400 Units in 3.5 Years with Sterling White

Would your life be positively impacted by owning over 400 rental units? What if you could get there in under four years? On today’s show, we interview BiggerPockets contributor Sterling White, who has managed to do just that! Sterling shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey selling Pokemon cards and eventually worked his way up to owning over 150 single family properties (and several multifamilies as well). He also shares how he finds 90-100% of his properties OFF MARKET using a five-step system for finding and closing on them (so simple anyone can do it), as well as the script he uses when speaking directly to sellers. You don't want to miss his powerful secret for building rapport with potential leads (by sending a specific puzzle to them in the mail) and how he raises money to close on these properties. If you want to scale your business and want the blueprint for how to do it, don’t miss this powerful episode! In This Episode We Cover: How Sterling got into real estate, working for free just to learn Negotiating equity: What is it? Why you possibly shouldn’t go the wholesaling route The benefit of focusing on your strengths How to work with your family and friends and branching out from there How he finds deals—cold calls mixed with direct mail Why he sends Rubik’s cubes to prospects Tips for creating a network of investors by building a funnel What his team looks like And SO much more! Links from the Show: BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Calculators BiggerPockets Events Mentor Better Business Bureau BiggerPockets Blog BiggerPockets Facebook Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 061: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Youtube Channel Upwork Fiverr ListSource Brandon’s Instagram David’s Instagram  


#307: The Science Behind Setting and Achieving Big Goals

Raise your hand if this describes you:  You start working toward a new goal with excitement… only to watch it eventually fizzle out to nothing?  If you’re human, it’s likely you’ve experienced this phenomenon. Why is it some goals are just so hard to accomplish, where others we seem to accomplish with ease? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, that’s exactly what you’ll discover. Diving deep into psychological research on goals, motivation, and time management, Brandon and David will pull back the curtain on how people set and accomplish big goals and give you a “GPS” toward changing your life forever. If there is one episode you listen to all year… let it be this one! In This Episode We Cover: The real estate G.P.S. system GOAL Specific Difficult Feedback Commitment Training your reticular activating system Make sub goals Reward yourself for small wins PLAN Why humans need processes and steps Lead measures vs. leg measures Learn the L.A.P.S. system on finding deals Keystone habits SCHEDULE Schedule meet-ups Set the behavior, time, and location ACCOUNTABILITY Why you may want to join a group that meets weekly with clear structure And SO much more! Links from the Show GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Calculators James Clear BiggerPockets Events Goals Research Summary (Graphs) Brandon's Blog Posts StickK App  


#306: How to Go From a Few Units to Over 1,000 with Monick Halm

Are you looking to take your investing from casual to serious someday? Have you ever thought about what it would take to own thousands of units without having real estate run your life? Well, you’re in luck! On today’s show, we interview Monick Halm. Monick’s story will blow you away as she shares how she went from house hacking a duplex in L.A. to owning over one thousand units! Monick’s super simple system for finding others to partner with and invest in her deals has allowed her to scale without creating an overwhelming amount of work for herself. You’ll be amazed at Monick’s super simple formula for using the “three Cs” to find partners, her tips for raising private money naturally, and the effortless way she scales her investing. Do NOT miss her seven step criteria for choosing a new market and how to evaluate an area to find where it is in the market cycle (including which point you want to jump in at). Monick’s story is creative, encouraging, and inspiring to investors of all levels. Don’t miss out on this show filled with practical advice today!   In This Episode We Cover: How Monick bought at worst time to get into real estate How she partnered on her first house with a friend and each lived in one side (unique and creative house hacking technique) How she met Robert Helms of the Real Estate Radio podcast and it changed her thinking Her “Three C” system for evaluating potential partners to work with: Character Commitment Capacity Her 7 criteria for choosing a market to invest in: Population growth Job growth Diversified economy Landlord friendly Business friendly In the right part of the market cycle (rising market) Familiarity How she ramped up her business by getting into syndication Why finding “business friendly” markets will help ensure you have a healthy tenant pool The four stages to a market cycle (and which one you want to look for when deciding when to jump in) How she developed land to create an awesome RV park to satisfy a market with massive rental demand And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Become a Guest at the BiggerPockets Podcast The Real Estate Guys Radio Flip or Flop (TV Series) Secrets of Successful Syndication


#305: Financial Independence in Your 30s Through Just 5 Investment Properties with Brad Dantonio

Are you interested in retiring early with real estate but don’t want to manage hundreds of properties to do so? Today’s guest has managed to travel to 54 countries in the last three years after retiring in his 30s by owning just FIVE properties. Brad Dantonio shares exactly how he reached financial independence at such a young age by focusing on three unique skill sets (and how you can, too). In this episode, you’ll learn how Brad has created “time wealth,” how he tracks every expense he has, and how he achieved the equivalent of a four-year degree while sitting in Houston traffic! Brad also gives us the three tips he shares with young people (including how to take your journaling to a whole new level), how he forever changed his relationship to fear, and how learning the art of delaying gratification at a young age gave him an advantage over his competition for life! Brad has a fantastic story of overcoming adversity as a young child and using his setbacks as fuel to create the system he used to retire early and live the life of his dreams. If you want to use real estate to live your best life, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! In This Episode We Cover: How Brad got into real estate How he increased his income every year for 13 years because he was fanatical about self-development How journaling impacted his life The story of him selling his software to make money and using it to to buy houses How he ended up self studying about negotiation and sales His offensive and defensive techniques on living less and earning more The value of tracking expenses Why he thinks he's wealthier than billionaires through the concept of time wealth And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Meetup and Events BiggerPockets Webinars My Fitness Pal My Body Tutor Toshl How Does it Feel to be Rich? (Blog) BiggerPockets Store MBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less (Podcast Episode) A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days (Blog) Connect with BiggerPockets Publishing SalesForce Amazon


#295: Using the Web to Land 8-12 Deals a Month with Melissa Johnson

Are you interested in learning how to flip 8-12 houses a month at $30k a pop? Well, this episode may be just what you’ve been looking for! On today’s show, we interview Melissa Johnson—house flipper extraordinaire and owner of the company Lead Propeller, a service that provides websites to help motivated sellers find real estate investors. Melissa provides some incredible information regarding how they find motivated sellers, how they negotiate deals, how they sync up with the best contractors! You won’t want to miss the three things your website NEEDS to generate seller leads, as well as the exact process to estimate rehab costs! Melissa and her husband Danny run the podcast Flip Junkie, and in this episode, they pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets to their business. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from a seasoned pro! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Mission Meats BiggerPockets Perks BiggerPockets Podcast 144: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Kicking Butt at Real Estate with Danny Johnson BiggerPockets Podcast 018 : Flipping, Marketing, and Wholesaling with Danny Johnson Episode 2: Is Wholesaling Illegal? w/Brandon Turner (FlippingJunkie Podcast) Skitch BiggerPockets Rehab Estimator Calculator BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Podcast 284: The “Miracle” Behind Becoming a Millionaire with Hal Elrod and David Osborn LeadPropeller


#290: 7 Paths to Financial Independence with Brandon & David PLUS Josh Dorkin Tells Us Where He’s Been!

Are you ready to get really excited about the life possible through real estate? This show will go down in BP history as one of the foundational episodes: Brandon Turner and David Greene dive deep into seven unique and powerful strategies for building a real estate business that can fill your life with cash—not work. You’ll love the humor, the stories, the lessons, and the tips throughout! This episode is one you’ll come back to time and time again. Plus — as an added bonus — Josh Dorkin comes back to the BiggerPockets Podcast to explain where he’s been and what the future of the BiggerPockets Podcast will look like! Don’t miss a moment of this powerful show! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 014 : Cash Flow, Creative Finance, and Life with Ben Leybovich BiggerPockets Podcast 279: How to Find Overlooked Opportunities in a Hot Market with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan BiggerPockets Podcast 048: Duplex Investing, Finding Great Properties, and Tips for Managing Tenants with Darren Sager BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock Why I chose a mobile home park - Brandon turner How to Build Your Real Estate Portfolio Faster Using “The Stack” (blog) BiggerPockets Money Podcast BiggerPockets Podcast 283: 18 Houses in the First 18 Months with Paul Thompson

The BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast Podcast


#308: From 0 to 400 Units i...


Would your life be positively impacted by owning over 400 rental units? What if you could get there in under four years? On today’s show, we interview BiggerPockets contributor Sterling White, who has managed to do just that! Sterling shares ...