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Great podcast about real estates

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 Jan 17, 2019
Great information on real estate investing. They get guests who have had success in real estate investing. interesting guests from a variety of backgrounds.


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On the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosts David Greene and Rob Abasolo interview real estate investors and entrepreneurs about successes, failures, and hard-earned lessons. Through in-depth conversations, 1-on-1 listener coaching calls, and news analysis, you’ll get a breakdown of real strategies that work for different niches and experience levels. Tune into the #1 real estate investing podcast every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.


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694: How to Reach Financial Freedom in 2023 with Small Multifamily Properties
01:16:08

Small multifamily investing is one of the easiest, fastest ways to find financial freedom. We’re not talking about any “get rich quick” promises or risky businesses—thousands of real estate investors have used small multifamily rental properties to live the life of their dreams. And today, we want to help you do the same. We’ve got our multifamily millionaire, Dave Meyer,  here to share the tools of the trade! Dave was able to reach financial independence in only a few years, thanks to a small portfolio of multifamily rental properties!

Even if you’re an absolute beginner in real estate, without any properties or experience, small multifamily can be one of the easiest ways to start investing. With low money down options, the ability to house hack, and big cash flow opportunities, any investor can start, or scale, a real estate portfolio with a duplex, triplex, or quadplex. And Dave will walk you through every step of the journey. From finding deals to analyzing them, financing them, and doing it again, this step-by-step process is simple to follow, and can be done in a matter of weeks or months!

So, if you’re ready to build a life you love, have the financial autonomy you’ve always dreamed of, and start investing today, hit play on this episode! And, if you’re interested in using the top-tier tools Dave shows in this video, sign up for BiggerPockets Pro today! Make sure you stick around until the end of this episode—Dave will be giving away a BIG discount with a bundle of bonuses!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to achieve financial freedom through small multifamily investing

Why invest in multifamily rentals and not single-family homes for your first real estate deal

Where to find small multifamily properties (and how to get them at a discount!)

Rental property financing and the different loans to use when closing on your first property

How to analyze a real estate deal in just minutes (no experience needed!)

The dangers of investing in small multifamily properties and what to watch out for

How to get a discount on some of the most-used BiggerPockets tools!

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

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Grab the Multifamily Worksheet

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Find a Lender for Your Next Real Estate Deal

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Book Mentioned in the Show

Real Estate By Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott

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Nov 29, 2022
693: Seeing Greene: How to Turn Equity into Cash Flow and Getting Around 20% Down
00:53:54

You’ve got home equity, but maybe not cash flow. If you want to realize financial freedom, you’ll need consistent, passive monthly income. But with cash flow harder to find than ever before, how can you get it when real estate prices and interest rates remain high? Should you give up on cash flow entirely and only bank on appreciation? Maybe not. Using the strategy David outlines today, you can convert your equity into cash flow, but you’ll need to follow the right steps.

Welcome back to another Seeing Greene episode, where David, and some expert guests, answer your questions surrounding anything and everything related to real estate investing. Joining us on today’s show are Dave Meyer, J Scott, and Pat Hiban, all BiggerPockets authors and real estate masters in their own rights. They tag-team questions ranging from how to get around the twenty percent down payment requirement, how to calculate the time value of money on an investment, how HELOCs (home equity lines of credit) work, whether investing in hurricane-heavy Florida makes sense, and more!

Don’t forget to head over to the BiggerPockets Bookstore to get massive discounts on some of the best real estate investing books in the world! Still itching to ask David a question? Submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to get around the twenty percent down payment requirement even as a foreign investor

Cash-out refinances vs. HELOCs and which make more sense for the casual investor

Converting equity into cash flow and how to know when you should sell an investment property

Hurricanes, high insurance rates, and other hurdles that come when investing in Florida

Calculating the time value of money and when an investment is worth buying

House hacking and using your primary residence as an income-generating asset 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

BiggerPockets Bookstore Cyber Monday Sale

Stay Up-to-Date on All the New BiggerPockets Books Coming Soon

Should You Invest for Equity or Cash Flow?

Books Mentioned in the Show

Real Estate By Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott

Connect with David, Dave, J, & Pat:

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Dave's BiggerPockets Profile

J's BiggerPockets Profile

Pat's BiggerPockets Profile


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Nov 27, 2022
692: Fighting Cancer, Financial Freedom, and 20 Units in 2 Years
01:01:57

Financial freedom isn’t something that most Americans strive towards. For the most part, working at a job, getting a steady paycheck, and bringing home the bacon is enough. That is until something forcibly stops you from working. It could be a workplace injury, a family emergency, or even a cancer diagnosis. What do you do when you can’t work or provide for your family, all while fighting a life-threatening disease?

Josh Goldstein was in this exact situation in 2015 when doctors gave him a rough diagnosis—pancreatic cancer. Josh and his wife knew that he could make it through the treatments, but the financial problem still loomed largely. How would they be able to pay the bills, take care of their kids, or continue living the life they loved without any money coming in from Josh’s work? The answer—real estate investing.

After years of analysis paralysis and a deep obsession with BiggerPockets content (woohoo!), Josh bought his first property as the world was starting to shut down. But he didn’t let the lockdowns stop his plan to hit financial freedom fast. Over the past two years, Josh has gone from zero to twenty units, some of which he’s never laid eyes on before. This portfolio, which was built out of a life-threatening situation, is now bringing in hundreds of thousands a year for Josh’s family, providing them well-earned financial independence.

In This Episode We Cover:

Solving life’s hardest problems (even when they threaten to kill you!)

Building your foundation for financial freedom today so you’ll never be out of options

Kicking analysis paralysis to the curb and the simple way to start investing in real estate

Long-distance real estate investing and why it isn’t as scary as you may think

Short-term rental saturation and what will happen as hosts buy more and more homes

Why you always want to double-check the battery life on your home’s smart locks 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Henry's BiggerPockets Profile

Henry's Instagram

BiggerPockets Podcast 340 with Whitney Hutten

BiggerPockets Podcast 364 with Avery Carl

Books Mentioned in the Show

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Connect with Josh:

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Josh's Instagram

Josh's Email


Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-692

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Nov 24, 2022
691: Painless Property Management 101
01:07:40

Property management has always been a sensitive subject for landlords. Most real estate investors either want to be completely hands-off, letting a property manager handle the entirety of their leasing and management, OR be hands-on, constantly dealing with tenant issues themselves. And for a long time, there wasn’t a great way to self-manage. You either ran your business off scraps of paper or insufficient spreadsheets. But it’s 2022, and this has completely changed.

When Ryan Barone was applying for his first apartment, he was blown away by how complicated the tenant application process was. So, he built an app that made it easier for tenants to upload all their documents to landlords. Then, the landlords started reaching out to Ryan asking for a tenant management version of the software. As a result, RentRedi was born, and has slowly grown to become one of the most popular property management tools around!

Ryan credits much of his success to early BiggerPockets users, who constantly tested and tried RentRedi when it was in early development. Now, the software is fully formed—used by tens of thousands of investors across the country. And it comes standard with a BiggerPockets Pro Membership! If you want to know how to manage your properties without the headaches (or high costs) of regular property management, stick around. Ryan gives a full demo on how you can start using RentRedi today!

In This Episode We Cover:

Common landlord and tenant headaches and how RentRedi instantly solves them

Reporting, rent collection, bookkeeping, and more features you can get with RentRedi

How to start self-managing as a new landlord even if you have no experience

How RentRedi used BiggerPockets users as beta testers to build the best property management software around

Outsourcing and delegating tasks so you can build your business faster than ever before

Turning tenant problems into profits and managing your rentals without breaking the bank

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

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BiggerPockets Bookstore

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

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Nov 22, 2022
690: Seeing Greene: Why Are My Rental Property Returns Looking So Bleak?
00:53:55

Most investors buy rental property for cash flow, and much to their surprise, no cash flow is to be found once the deal is done. Maybe they’ll get some limited returns in their first year of landlording, but with cash flow-induced frustration, they decide to try another strategy. This happens again and again as real estate investors struggle to realize anything other than a meager return on what was supposed to be a financially-freeing investment. But worry not—this is all part of the plan.

David is back on another episode of Seeing Greene, where he answers the most-pressing real estate questions from across the web. But David isn’t alone in the episode! He brings along real estate investing experts Brandon Turner, Pat Hiban, and Zeona McIntyre to help answer hard-hitting questions surrounding anything and everything related to real estate. This week’s topics touch on shiny object syndrome, when to pay for real estate leads, assisted living investing, 1031 exchanges, short-term rentals vs multifamily investing, and how to find the right mentor.

If you’ve been looking to up your real estate game, head over to the BiggerPockets Bookstore and take advantage of MASSIVE discounts on some of the best real estate books around! And remember to use ANY of today’s hosts’ names as a discount code to get even more off when buying any BiggerPockets books!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to avoid shiny object syndrome when no real estate strategy seems to work

Why most new investors have the wrong idea about cash flow and rental properties

Assisted living investing and who should make the jump into this high-cash flow asset class

1031 exchanges explained and using them to become a passive real estate investor

Short-term rentals vs. multifamily investing and which is the better bet in 2023

How to find a mentor when you’re just starting in your real estate investing journey

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Hear Our Interview with Assisted Living Investing Expert, Isabelle Guarino-Smith

Stay Up-to-Date on All the New BiggerPockets Books Coming Soon

Shop the BiggerPockets Bookstore and Use Codes BRANDON, DAVID, PAT, or ZEONA for a Special Discount

Books Mentioned in the Show

Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

Advanced Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

30-Day Stay by Zeona McIntyre & Sarah Weaver

Real Estate by Numbers by J Scot & Dave Meyer

6 Steps to 7 Figures by Pat Hiban

SKILL by David Greene

BRRRR by David Greene

Long Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Connect with Brandon, Pat, & Zeona:

Brandon's BiggerPockets Profile

Pat's BiggerPockets Profile

Zeona's BiggerPockets Profile


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Nov 20, 2022
689: Landlord Tax Loopholes That’ll Help You Pay ZERO Taxes in 2022
01:06:12

Non-investors hate real estate tax loopholes. It always seems like the wealthiest landlords, apartment owners, or short-term rental hosts walk away with not only massive income but little-to-no tax bills at the end of the year. Are investors unethically avoiding taxes OR are they carefully, quietly using the tax code to build wealth and bring their tax burden down to zero? And if the big investors can do it, can average investors use the same strategies?

Whether you own one, ten, or a thousand rental units, Matt Bontrager, CPA at TrueBooks, has a solution for you. He’s been working with real estate investors for years to help them minimize their tax burdens and maximize their portfolio values. And unlike most CPAs, Matt can explain these strategies in a way that excites you, instead of slowly lulling you into a depreciation-induced dream.

Matt touches on the most powerful ways to eliminate your taxes in 2022. These tax strategies work for almost every type of investor, whether you’ve got a full-blown business or just a short-term rental side hustle. These tax tactics, when used correctly, can allow you to walk away from 2022 with a bigger refund, no tax bill, or years’ worth of losses to roll over so you walk into 2023 in a better reposition than ever before.

In This Episode We Cover:

The massive short-term rental tax “loophole” most investors are unaware of

Tax preparers vs. advisors and when you should start hiring these team members

Cost segregation studies and using them to eliminate years’ worth of tax bills

Bonus depreciation write-offs and why every investor MUST take advantage of this before the end of the year

Real estate professional status, its benefits, and what you need to do to obtain it

Tax avoidance strategies the wealthy use that almost any investor can mimic

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Understanding Rental Property Depreciation—A Real Estate Investor’s Guide

4 Real Estate Tax Strategies That Can Protect You From Inflation

Books Mentioned in the Show

Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

Advanced Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

Connect with Matt:

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Matt's Website

Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-689

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Nov 17, 2022
688: Scott Galloway (Prof G) on Why Smart Investors Stay Away from “Sexy”
01:16:22

Scott Galloway, NYU professor commonly known as “Prof G,” thinks that America is adrift. Communities are dying, young people are feeling helpless, and wealth is slowly being sucked out of the system to give the ultra-rich even more comforts than before. The average American merely wants to make it—having a house, a family, and maybe an ounce of peace. But with mainstream media violently pointing fingers at one another and the modern worker feeling desolate in the daily grind, what can we do to put this country on the correct course?

Scott knows that the game is rigged. He has strong feelings that real estate investors, like many of us, are playing with “cheat codes.” But, that doesn’t mean we’re doing anything wrong. Scott dives into his personal philosophy on who has taken advantage of this country, who needs the most help, and how a young, aspiring entrepreneur or investor can build wealth, without blindly buying into “sexy” assets.

Although Scott likes real estate (and wishes he bought more of it), he cautions young investors to take a step back and be intelligent with their investments. A few right moves when Scott was young allowed him to live the life he has today—but this was through hard work and taking the right action, not waiting for someone else to save him. No matter what age you are, what side of the political spectrum you fall on, or your feelings toward real estate—Scott has words you’ll want to hear.

In This Episode We Cover:

Scott’s new book Adrift and why he thinks America’s course needs to be corrected

The biggest problems America is facing today and how a specific demographic is rigging the system

The bias against boys and how young men are left behind

How young people can get ahead and why they should steer clear of “sexy” investments

Fiat money, cryptocurrency, and how the American dollar is quickly losing its value

The real estate “cheat codes” that any investor can take advantage of

How YOU can create change in the world that will lead to more equality, friendship, and connectivity

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Dave’s BiggerPockets Profile

Dave’s Instagram

Book Mentioned in the Show

Adrift by Scott Galloway

Connect with Scott:

Scott's Twitter

Sign Up to Scott’s Newsletter


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Nov 15, 2022
687: Seeing Greene: Using the “Capital Carrot” to Find Money for Your Next Deal
00:50:45

Knowing how to buy a rental property is one thing, but coming up with the money is another. This is the constant struggle real estate investors find themselves in. When they have cash, there aren’t enough deals. When they have deals, there isn’t enough cash. This catch-22 usually puts investors in a spin cycle, never pulling the trigger on their first or next deal. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right mindset, you can find the money to purchase more rental property, even if you’ve run out of options.

This is what expert investor, David Greene, refers to as his capital “carrot,” or the thing that allows him to find (and make) more money to buy even more real estate. And it’s just one of the topics in today’s Seeing Greene show. In this episode, David takes a live call from Garrett, who’s struggling with whether or not to sell or keep his first deal. We also get questions about BRRRRing with high interest rates, where to find medium-term rental tenants, and how to find a realtor in a brand-new market.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

The house hack “savings” that turn a dud into a screaming real estate deal

Whether or not keep or sell a rental even if you’re not making much from it

How to buy BRRRRs in today’s high-interest rate environment 

Dominating a market as a brand new real estate agent or realtor

Where to find medium-term rental tenants and common short-term rental regulations

How to find a rockstar real estate agent when investing out of state

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Get Real Estate Investing Data, Guides, and Resources

Use the BiggerPockets Rental Property Calculator on Your Next Deal

BiggerPockets Podcast 679 with Zeona and Sarah (Medium-Term Rentals)

BiggerPockets Podcast 680 with Mark Simpson (Short-Term Rentals)

Books Mentioned in the Show

SOLD by David Greene

SKILL by David Greene

Multifamily Millionaire Volume 1 by Brandon Turner & Brian Murray

Multifamily Millionaire Volume 2 by Brandon Turner & Brian Murray

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

30-Day Stay by Zeona McIntyre & Sarah Weaver


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Nov 13, 2022
686: Seven-Figure Flips and Opportunity Zone Investing
01:12:02

House flips, opportunity zone investing, student housing—name a real estate strategy, Evan Turner, former NBA player, has probably done it. Unlike most professional athletes, Evan left the league with more assets than at the peak of his career. He was buying real estate, building homes, and making moves while working a grueling six days a week schedule, knowing that he had to use this opportunity to build something that went far beyond basketball.

Evan grew up in the inner city with a single parent. The realities of struggling for money were all too real for him when he got hit with millions of dollars in his early 20s. He struggled to spend any money for the first few years of his NBA career, which led him to have a surplus that he used in all the right ways. Relying on NBA veterans around him, Evan knew that to build wealth, he needed to up his assets. The most tangible thing he could think of investing in? Real estate.

Now, with many deals under his belt, Evan has become proficient in almost every aspect of buying, funding, and profiting on a real estate deal. He, like many other investors, is seen as lucky for buying consistently throughout the past decade. But Evan knows that the rewards he reaps today came from smart decisions he made years ago. Now, even after he’s out of the game, Evan is still able to bring in seven-figure paychecks. But this time, thanks to smart strategizing, he’ll get to keep most of it.

In This Episode We Cover:

Making the money mindset shift that allows you to build wealth while others waste their resources

Opportunity zone investing and using real estate to revitalize urban communities

Evan’s unbelievable seven-figure fix and flip vacation home deal

Why the first investment property matters most and how to ensure you turn a profit with no experience

Building your real estate team and why everyone needs to network

Taking the “luck” out of investing and why consistency beats timing every time

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

The Investing “Cheat Code” of Opportunity Zone Rentals

The 20 Best Performing Opportunity Zones for Real Estate Investors

Tune Into the “Point Forward” Podcast

Connect with Evan:

Evan's Instagram

Evan's Twitter


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Nov 10, 2022
685: How to Easily Find Off-Market Properties (No Experience Required!)
01:07:48

Finding off-market properties was much harder a few years ago than it is today. Before you’d have to drive for dollars, mark down addresses, build a spreadsheet, constantly update it, and maybe, just maybe, you’d get a motivated seller willing to do a deal with you. This process was overly complicated, expensive, and took too much time. Because it was so challenging, many new real estate investors would forego looking for off-market deals entirely and only stick with on-market MLS listings. But things have changed.

We’ve brought back four-time guest, Justin Silverio, onto the podcast to talk about his new tool, Invelo. Invelo puts all your lists, leads, and tasks into one place, so you’re not scatterbrained when building an off-market lead flow. This app allows anyone, no matter their experience level, to find owners, phone numbers, and addresses while tracking your touch points in a systematized, automated way, so you always have new leads coming in.

This software is a game changer for flippers, wholesalers, and any investor trying to dodge the high prices and agent commissions of buying on-market. And Justin assures us, even if you’ve never done an off-market deal, Invelo will give you everything you need to successfully get the first one in the bag. Stick around ‘til the end of the episode, where we share a special way to start marketing for free with this game-changing tool!

In This Episode We Cover:

How Justin started flipping houses and finding off-market deals with no experience

The right way to do direct mail and why so many investor letters get thrown in the trash

Using Invelo to build lists, reach sellers, and get educated on how to find deals faster

How to optimize your marketing budget by only marketing to leads who could turn into deals

Invelo’s automation that scrubs your list for you so you only keep the best leads 

A special discount for BiggerPockets Pro and how you can get a free marketing credit with Invelo

And So Much More!

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Books Mentioned in the Show

Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

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Justin's BiggerPockets Profile


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Nov 08, 2022
684: Seeing Greene: The “Energy of Money” and Why You’re Looking at Debt All Wrong
00:43:43

Interest rates have become a hot topic over the past six months. Back in 2020 and 2021, homeowners were bragging to their friends about their rock-bottom mortgage rates and how they secured financing at three percent or less! But times have changed, and seven percent interest rates are becoming the norm. Now, nobody is bragging—in fact, many investors are too scared to buy, thinking that today’s interest rates are far too high to buy homes with. If you’re following this thought process, you could be making a BIG mistake.

Welcome back with another Seeing Greene episode, where our “high rates, who cares?” host, David Greene, answers questions directly from investors just like you. In today’s show, David coaches a young investor on building his side business, why quitting your job could be a mistake, and how to learn from past deals to build wealth far faster. Then, David pivots into answering questions from investors on how to get over your fear of taking on good debt, how much to have in safety reserves for your property, and why being scared of high interest rates could hurt you in the long run.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why quitting your job as a real estate investor could be a BIG mistake

The right way to house hack and how to maximize every piece of property you buy

Good debt vs. bad debt and why most people view mortgages the wrong way

Capital expenditure funds and how much to keep in cash reserves

High interest rates and when refinancing at a worse rate make sense

Seeing money as “energy” and using it to build wealth while others are scared to act

And So Much More!

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David's Instagram

The Fed’s Plan for Future Interest Rates

Debt Is Good When It Comes to Real Estate

Join David’s “Behind the Shine” Newsletter


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Nov 06, 2022
683: Why Expert Negotiators Love to Hear “No”
01:01:18

Chris Voss is an expert negotiator. After going from a street cop to the FBI and later thriving as a hostage negotiator, he wrote the world-famous book, Never Split the Difference. This book has served as a masterclass in negotiation for almost every field of work, including real estate investing. Although many of Chris’s examples come from life-or-death situations, the same rules and tactics can be applied to real estate investing. That is exactly why Chris pivoted and started coaching real estate agents to become better negotiators.

But maybe you’re not an agent. Maybe you’re just trying to get your first or next deal done, working with a tough buyer/seller, and feeling like you’re making no headway. Chris has seen this time and time again. An overly aggressive buyer comes in, lowballs a seller, the seller then paints the buyer as the enemy, and the duo does a dance to the death ending in no deal done and frustrations at all-time highs. This is NOT the way to do real estate deals, and Chris has some advice that’ll help you change the way you (and your agent) get things done.

Chris goes in-depth on a few concepts, such as why “no” is actually what you want to hear, how to form “calibrated questions” that get you what you want, and why you’ll need to start using “tactical empathy” if you want to close deals faster. These are some of the same tactics that co-host Rob recently used to get a multimillion-dollar property, without much money out of pocket. No matter your skill level, number of deals done, or years of experience, this advice from Chris could catapult your investing to the next level.

In This Episode We Cover:

Reviewing key lessons taught in Chris’s classic, Never Split the Difference 

Why most real estate agents will work against their clients, instead of with them

Using overcommunication to develop instant rapport with a buyer, seller, or client

Tactical empathy” and why it’s a brilliant way to keep your opponent open to offers

Asking “calibrated questions” that make sellers feel safe when working with you

Building a negotiation scarecrow and making someone else (not you) the instant, uniting enemy

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

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Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

BiggerPockets Podcast 260 with Chris

The Happiness Advantage TED Talk

Books Mentioned in the Show:

The Full-Fee Agent by Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

SKILL by David Greene

Connect with Chris:

Chris' Website


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Nov 03, 2022
BiggerPockets Bonus: Q&As, Deal Reviews, and Cameos from Your Favorite Hosts
01:05:52

Real estate investing wouldn’t be the same without BiggerPockets. If you were lucky enough to attend BPCon 2022 in sunny San Diego, you’ll know what we mean. With a sea of investors ready to network, advise, and invest with one another, this event shows how powerful the community of real estate investors is. But even if you weren’t able to make it this year, you can still get a sneak peek at what a BPCon panel looks like!

On this bonus episode, sponsored by Rent to Retirement, we take hosts from all our different podcasts to give their advice, expertise, and tips to new and aspiring real estate investors. You’ll hear Ashley Kehr and Tony Robinson from the Real Estate Rookie Podcast answer tactical questions on partnerships, LLCs, and refinancing. Then, BiggerPockets Money Podcast host Mindy Jensen joins The Real Estate InvestHer Show duo, Liz Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli, to play the “spend or save” game.

We also bring on the whole cast of our newest show, On the Market, to analyze two deals live in front of the entire audience to see whether or not two flips are flops. Finally, for all you original BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast listeners, we have David Greene and Rob Abasolo welcoming a special guest back to the show—one that many of you surely missed.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to apply for a mentorship with hosts from your favorite BiggerPockets Podcast

When to keep properties in your personal name vs. in an LLC

Spending vs. saving, and when to pay top price for contractors, cars, self-care, and more!

Live deal reviews of two “profitable” flips in a hot market and why you can’t always trust the numbers

A special cameo from a long-time friend of the show

David’s secret jiu-jitsu move to instantly de-escalate an attack from Rob Abasolo 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

Hear Last Year’s Live Panel from BPCon 2021

Rookie Podcast 106: Asset Protection on Rookie

Mentorships on InvestHer

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Nov 03, 2022
682: BiggerNews November: Was The “Office Apocalypse” All Hype?
00:59:31

Office investments were supposed to be dead by now. 2020 was supposedly the great exodus, where on-site workers were freed of their commutes, small talk, and trips to the water cooler. We were sold a future where remote work was the only option, where everyone had an at-home standing desk, and nobody needed to wear pants. But, this didn't last long, as companies slowly started taking steps to get workers back into the office, making owners of the offices wealthy once again.

But, with so many companies trying flexible schedules, prioritizing work from home, and renewing their video conferencing subscriptions, will office space still be the same as it was just a few years ago? On this month’s BiggerNews, we brought on Kevin Fagan, Senior Director and Head of CRE Economic Analysis at Moody’s Analytics, to give us the scoop on office investing and commercial real estate in 2022.

Kevin’s team works diligently going through the data behind office investments, highlighting whether or not leases are renewed, how rents are being affected, and if office buildings are truly being abandoned. He brings some good news not only for office space investors, but for real estate investors as a whole, showing that this niche won’t be going away anytime soon. With coworking and residential conversions on the rise, office building investments could be a far smarter move than most investors would assume.

In This Episode We Cover:

How office space investing fared through the pandemic and how far occupancy rates fell

Comparing today’s office investing environment to 2008’s and the stark differences between the two

Office occupancy forecasting and when the data predicts a full recovery

How unemployment rates will affect office investors and whether or not employers will force workers back into the office

The best real estate markets to invest in office space and which big metros to definitely avoid

The benefits of office investing compared to residential real estate and why this low-turnover niche is worth it

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Dave’s BiggerPockets Profile

Dave’s Instagram

Investing in Office Buildings—A Beginner’s Guide

The Coming Collapse of Downtown Office Real Estate

Connect with Kevin:

Kevin's LinkedIn


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Nov 01, 2022
681: Real Estate Horror Stories: Navigating Six-Figure Losses, Stabbings, and Sewer Problems
01:13:37

There’s a dark side of real estate no one talks about. Crime, destruction, theft, violence—you name it, we’ve dealt with it. With the spookiest day of the year coming close, we’re going to tell you all our terrible real estate tales. Everyone on podcasts and YouTube wants to show you how easy it is to invest, how it’s an assured path to wealth, and rarely what type of mistakes you can make. But we’re flipping the script, bringing in some of the best and brightest in real estate to show that the grass is usually greener where the septic tank is.

Today’s guests, who have all collectively succeeded at failing, are Andrew Cushman, Jamil Damji, and Matt Faircloth. If you’ve been a BiggerPockets listener, these names may sound familiar to you, but if you’re brand new, let us introduce you to these industry giants. Andrew is a multifamily expert and one of the smartest names in the game on screening and underwriting (analyzing) properties. Jamil built the nation’s largest wholesaling operation and is an expert guest on On the Market. And Matt, CEO of the DeRosa Group, literally wrote the book on Raising Private Capital.

But these titans of industry only made mistakes at the beginning of their careers, right? Not quite. They share today a selection of stories that will make you realize that the only successful investors are the ones who can both literally and figuratively weather a strong storm. And if you think it’s all cash flow and cruises for these investors, you couldn’t be more wrong.

 In This Episode We Cover:

Why you should ALWAYS check out a property before you buy (and what happens if you don’t)

Becoming the "Sheriff" of your investment and how contractors can easily take you for a ride

1031 exchange mistakes and how to negotiate with a seller even when you’re on a time crunch

Always staying in your lane and trusting your gut when a deal doesn’t feel right

Paying more for insurance and how to financially prepare for a natural disaster 

Why even with all the pain, real estate investing is the best wealth vehicle in the game!

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

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David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

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Vantage Point Acquisitions

The DeRosa Group

Jamil’s YouTube

Book Mentioned in the Show:

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Connect with Matt, Andrew, & Jamil:

Andrew's BiggerPockets Profile

Jamil's BiggerPockets Profile

Matt's BiggerPockets Profile

Jamil's Instagram

Matt's Instagram

 

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Oct 30, 2022
680: Why Hosts Are Backing Away from Travel Sites and Building Direct Bookings
01:14:37

Most people stumble into short-term rental investing. At some point, they realize a long-term rental, mother-in-law suite, or family cabin could become a revenue-generating, passive income machine. So what do they do? They go online to all the big travel sites, upload their listing, and start hosting. After a few months or years, they buy another short-term rental, and now, they’ve got multiple properties across a few different sites. The reviews are flowing, and the revenue with it. But one day, it stops.

This happened to Rob when his listing got locked—halting his revenue. Without much of a way to repair this, Rob started thinking of how he could host with autonomy and reduce the risk as his portfolio grew. Sooner or later, Rob and today’s guest, Mark Simpson, started talking. Mark, an expert in hospitality, knew that something like this would happen. It’s why Mark has been helping hosts build their own booking sites over at Boostly

As a short-term rental expert, Mark helps hosts build an income stream that can’t be paused, limited, or removed. Instead, he and his team give hosts everything they need to get more bookings, pay fewer fees, and keep guests coming back for more. And, as the short-term rental space grows at lightspeed, Mark argues that hosts should start building out these direct booking sites now before it’s too late. 

In This Episode We Cover:

The danger of solely hosting your short-term rentals on online travel agencies 

How so many hosts find themselves “held hostage” by guests and travel sites

Building your “guest avatar” and modifying your vacation rental to fit your ideal guest

Guest screening tips and how to safely rent your property on your own website 

Underrated upgrades to make to your short-term rental that massively boost bookings 

Effortlessly converting guests online travel stays and into direct bookings 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Stop Relying On Airbnb and VRBO and Build A Business You Control

4 Things You Need to Know Before Buying A Short-Term Rental

Boostly’s Property Management Software List

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl

The Book Direct Playbook by Mark Simpson

Connect with Mark:

Mark's Website


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Oct 27, 2022
679: Medium-Term Rentals: How to Get BIG Cash Flow Out of Small Properties
01:11:44

Medium-term rentals have seen growth like almost no other type of real estate. In the past, if you wanted high cash flow, you’d be hit with the headache of running a short-term or vacation rental. So, most investors who wanted to take the passive investing route stuck to regular, long-term rental properties. But, with interest rates higher than many of us have ever seen, most regular rental properties simply won’t cut it. Thankfully, there's a strategy that merges short and long-term rentals, with many of the combined benefits but few drawbacks.

The strategy is simple: buy a house, furnish it, and rent it out for over thirty days. Surprisingly, doing so will often get you double the rent as a regular rental property without the constant turnover of short-term rentals. Don’t believe us? Maybe Sarah Weaver and Zeona McIntyre can change your mind. They’ve been doing the medium-term rental strategy for years, and it’s what’s given them the financial freedom they enjoy today!

Sarah, shortly after finding out about the medium-term rental strategy, converted many of her long-term rentals into medium-term. Zeona, a former short-term rental owner, knew the high cash flow, low maintenance approach would help her live the nomadic lifestyle she loves. They detail exactly how they did it, what it takes to succeed, and how you can repeat the process in their new book, 30-Day Stay

In This Episode We Cover:

The medium-term rental strategy explained and why it’s often a better bet than short-term rentals

Switching from short-term rentals to medium-term rentals and why the pivot makes sense

The best guests for medium-term rentals and why it isn’t always about traveling nurses

Which markets work best for this strategy and what bedroom/bathroom count has the highest ROI

Property management, maintenance, and how to make sure your medium-term rental succeeds

Analyzing a medium-term rental property and what extra costs to be aware of

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

BiggerPockets Podcast 229 w/Zeona

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Furnished Finder Stats

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Profit like the Pros by Ken Corsini

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

SKILL by David Greene

30-Day Stay by Zeona McIntyre & Sarah Weaver (Use Code “ZEONA” or “SARAH” for a Discount)

Connect with Sarah & Zeona:

Sarah's Instagram

Zeona's Instagram

Sarah's BiggerPockets Profile

Zeona's BiggerPockets Profile


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Oct 25, 2022
678: Is the Buyer’s Market Back? How to Find Deals and Steals on the MLS
00:55:52

Let’s be honest. The housing market has been a pain over the past few years. Sellers wouldn’t entertain any offer that wasn’t 10% over the listing price, real estate agents wouldn’t return your calls, and you may have thought that the time to buy rental properties was over. Fortunately, the tides have turned, and the seller’s market has almost overnight become a buyer’s market. Price drops are aplenty on the MLS, real estate agents want to be your best friend, and sellers desperately need to get their homes offloaded. This creates an opportunity for you to start buying deals at a discount.

Jamil Damji, America’s leading wholesaler, knows that now is the time to get properties under contract. He’s been an expert at off-market deal-finding for decades, but now, he says that on-market deals are becoming far easier to find. Combine his nationwide knowledge with David Greene’s agent expertise, and you have a masterclass on finding steals, not just deals, in today’s housing market.

David and Jamil go through eight different techniques you can use to find deals, lock them in at a low price, and grow your real estate portfolio, while everyone else is too scared to act. In times like these, when fear is at an all-time high, smart investors keep their cool, continue buying based on the numbers, and walk away far richer than the average investor. Interested in doing the same? Grab your notepad and write down these eight techniques. There’s a good chance you’ll be using them soon!

In This Episode We Cover:

How the housing market has shifted and whether or not we’ve become a buyer’s market

Off-market vs. on-market deal-finding strategies and which makes sense in 2022/2023

Using “emotional influence” to get a seller to agree to your terms as soon as possible

Building relationships with listing agents so they act as your ally in a deal

How to leverage “bad news” to turn frustration into motivation for a seller 

Tell-tale signs of a motivated seller that will quickly get a deal done

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

BiggerPockets Merch

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

BiggerPockets Podcast 677

BiggerPockets Podcast 667

These 20 Housing Markets Are Cooling the Fastest, According to Redfin

Connect with Jamil:

Jamil's BiggerPockets Profile

Jamil's Instagram

Jamil's YouTube


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Oct 23, 2022
677: How to Build an Income-Replacing, All Off-Market Rental Property Portfolio
00:58:23

Financial freedom in two years? How can that be possible with high interest rates and higher home prices? If you’re looking at what’s on the MLS as the only deals around, you could be missing out on buying properties that could fast-track your journey to early retirement. Taylor Wing, unlike most investors, didn’t go the conventional route when building his rental property portfolio. But, walking the road less traveled has paid off significantly, as he has already found financial freedom in less time than it takes most investors to buy their first property!

Taylor’s career trajectory was cut and dry from the start. After graduating from West Point, he entered the Army and knew exactly how rankings, raises, and benefits would work from the day he started until the day he retired. This rigidity didn’t sit well with an entrepreneurial-minded, soon-to-be investor like Taylor. After his first house hack, and a very successful BRRRR, Taylor went full-throttle on investing.

Now, just two years later, he has a portfolio of over thirty rental units, a Rolodex full of private money lenders, and teams in multiple states ready to help him grow. So what sets Taylor apart from the rest? Aside from his resilience, Taylor chose to take action once he had enough information, instead of falling victim to analysis paralysis. If you follow Taylor’s advice, you too could grow a portfolio as fast as he did!

In This Episode We Cover:

Taking action, pushing past fear, and refusing to be stuck in analysis paralysis

Direct-to-seller marketing and how to find off-market real estate deals

Creative financing strategies, the subject to method, and no money down deals

Defining yourbuy boxand red flags when looking for a BRRRR or rental property

Building your real estate team and the most important hire you can have

How to create an actionable plan to reach financial freedom in only a few years 

And So Much More!

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Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank

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Oct 20, 2022
676: Rob's Real Talk: What Running Short-Term Rentals at Scale REALLY Looks Like
01:08:59

The short-term rental game is not one to enter lightly. Regular rental property investors shudder at the constant turnover, consistent guest complaints, and far more intensive upkeep that vacation rental property owners pride themselves on. But is a week in the life of a self-managing short-term rental empire owner that bad? Well, maybe we’ll just have Rob Abasolo AKA Robuilt, YouTube’s go-to authority on vacation rental investing, answer this.

Rob has had a troubling week to put it lightly. From guests somehow deadbolting themselves out of their homes to ACs being frozen solid, sending vacationers to the wrong address, and almost obliterating a $20,000 pool, many things can go wrong in the realm of short-term rentals. But, is the profit worth the pain?

Dave Meyer from On The Market joins along this episode to act as Rob’s therapist/cheerleader as we go through a week’s worth of almost unbelievable events in the life of a vacation rental property owner. This episode highlights lessons learned from each mistake that you can use to build a better rental property portfolio, have a more seamless customer experience, and maybe get a little more “me and my burrito” time.

In This Episode We Cover:

Setting up fail-safes around your short-term rental so guests always have a way in

Why sticking to your guns isn’t always the best way to build a strong vacation destination brand

Supply chain shortages and how it’s severely delaying short-term rental owners

Why you should never fully drain a pool (unless you like paying $20,000+ in repairs!)

Using speed to your advantage and making guests feel heard as soon as a problem arises

Staying in contact with your team so you can solve problems smarter

And So Much More!

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The Ultimate Guide to Short-Term Rental Properties

How I Perfected the Process of Self-Managing My Rentals

Vacation Rentals Are Popular, But Are They Profitable?

Book Mentioned in the Show:

Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl


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Oct 18, 2022
675: Seeing Greene: When Does It Make Sense to Refi with High Interest Rates?
00:40:10

Mortgage rates are up, which is good news for (almost) no one. Those who have built huge equity gains over the past few years now feel like they’re stuck at a crossroads. You could pull a cash-out refinance to buy another investment property, but with such high mortgage rates, is it better to wait out the market? This standoff between buyers, sellers, and the Federal Reserve have many investors confused about the next move to make. Thankfully, our in-the-field investing veteran, David Greene, is here to help.

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene, where your host David answers questions on the spot from investors spanning every skill level. We’ve got video and text submissions this week, with topics ranging from whether to wait or buy now, how to push past negativity when you’re struggling to find deals, when to refinance while interest rates rise, asset protection basics, and much more. These in-depth answers from David will probably solve top-of-mind questions you may have too!

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Whether to buy now or wait for a housing market correction

How to get out of a negative mindset when struggling to find deals

“Timing” your refinance to get the lowest rate possible (and whether or not it’s worth it)

What most investors get wrong about house hack “cash flow”

Asset protection basics and if an LLC is necessary for your first rental

Self-management vs. property management and when to trade money for time

And So Much More!

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Book Mentioned in the Show:

Real Estate by the Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott

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Oct 16, 2022
674: Investor Update: The "10 Deals on $20K/Year" Investor's Explosive Growth
01:19:24

Ashley Hamilton is a landlord, multi-unit investor, reverse flipper, hard money lender, and everything else in between. You may recognize her name from episode 331, appropriately titled “10 Real Estate Deals on a $20K Waitress Salary,” which became one of the most popular BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast episodes. If you haven’t heard of Ashley, here’s a quick rundown: As a teen mom, Ashley was working hard daily to provide for her kids. With only a $20K/year salary, she began buying rental properties, often in cash, in the Detroit area. The last time we chatted, Ashley had ten units. But now, things are very different.

Ashley knew that ten units and $7,000/month in cash flow was life-changing, but wanted to go even bigger. Since then, she’s rapidly expanded her rental property empire, growing her portfolio by many multiples and expanding into other businesses like consulting and hard money lending. She’s even developed her own version of the BRRRR strategy called “reverse flipping,” which makes high interest rates a non-issue when trying to refinance out of your property.

She gives some killer tips on keeping tenant turnover low, why paying taxes isn’t such a bad thing, and how betting on cities like Detroit can make you much wealthier. One surprising thing about Ashley is that she built the foundation of her portfolio on cash deals while making a below-poverty salary. So if you think money is the one thing stopping you from investing, Ashley will probably change your mind!

In This Episode We Cover:

Buying properties in cash and why leverage isn’t always the best move to make

What to do once you’ve hit financial freedom and building generational wealth 

Going slow to build a property portfolio fast and “portfolio architecture”

Reducing tenant turnover and how Ashley kept 80% of her tenants over ten years!

The “reverse flip” strategy and why you should be on the lookout for PILFs

Investing even on a low salary and where cash flow can still be found

And So Much More!

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Hear Our First Interview with Ashley

Tenant Turnover Can Wreck Your Profits—Here’s the Simple Solution to This Costly Issue

Book Mentioned in the Show:

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

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Oct 13, 2022
673: Beyond Cash on Cash: How Thinking Like an Investor Unlocks More Deals
01:18:55

What sets apart your everyday real estate investor from an investing expert? While novice investors are focused on cash flow only, veteran landlords focus on something worth much, much more. Thankfully, even if you’re just getting started on your investing journey, you don’t have to go through the hard work that experts like Dave Meyer and J Scott went through. Instead, you can hear their time-tested advice today, and grab their new book Real Estate by the Numbers

J, a techie turned master flipper has written numerous books on estimating rehab costs, calculating real estate deals, and recession-proof investing. Dave, our VP of Data and Analytics and host of On the Market, has been head-down in housing market data for the past decade. These two real estate investing juggernauts combined their knowledge to write a book that lets every investor, no matter their skill level, find better deals, calculate profits smarter, and build wealth faster

In this episode, we talk about calculating cash flow, ROI, and other metrics that may, or may not, matter as much as you’d think. You’ll hear how these two experts use much more than the numbers to define which deals are worth buying. After this episode, you may look at your portfolio differently, or even think about selling some of the properties you thought were “winners” before! 

In This Episode We Cover:

The math behind the real estate deal and which metrics matter more than most

Calculating which properties work best for your portfolio 

Defining your “buy boxand using it to filter through deals so you can build wealth faster

Why your property’s ROI (return on investment) might be even better than you think

How to start thinking like an investing expert and the lump sum vs. cash flow debate 

Understanding the time value of money and how it’ll make you richer quicker 

And So Much More!

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Investing in Senior Living

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Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey

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Book Mentioned in the Show:

Real Estate by the Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott and Use Code “DAVE” or “JSCOTT” for 10% Off

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Oct 11, 2022
672: Seeing Greene: Interest Rates, Flipping Tips, and Investor-Only Loans
00:53:06

Rising interest rates are being met with some negativity from investors. Deals don’t make sense anymore, cash flow is becoming almost extinct, and those who could qualify just a year ago are barely making the cut. How could mortgage rates almost doubling over the past year make buying real estate possible, let alone profitable in 2022? David Greene, veteran real estate investor, says that now is the time to buy!

Welcome back to another Episode of Seeing Greene, where David hits on some time-sensitive questions surrounding the world of real estate. We touch on private money lending, the housing market and interest rate updates, how to “gift” a down payment, real estate partnerships, goal setting, and who should stay away from house flipping. If you’re just starting your journey in real estate investing, this is the episode to listen to!

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why rising interest rates make buying real estate even easier in 2022

How to ensure a private money lender feels protected in a deal

Real estate partnerships and the right way to gift a down payment

DSCR loans and other investor-only financing options you can use to scale your portfolio

Novice flipper tips and who should and shouldn’t be flipping homes

How to set bigger, better goals that allow you to accomplish your dreams at light speed

And So Much More!

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Books Mentioned in the Show:

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

The Richest Man in Babylon (BiggerPockets Edition) by George Clason


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Oct 09, 2022
671: Will the “Silver Tsunami” Flood You with Cash Flow?
01:05:30

Assisted living investing isn't your typical type of rental property investing. When someone thinks “I want to get rich in real estate,” they’re often not considering setting up a home for seniors, those in medical decline, or medical patients. Investors almost prematurely dismiss any idea of RAL homes (residential assisted living) if they have no medical background and no personal need to do it themselves. This can become a costly mistake, especially when the evidence adds up on why assisted living could be the most recession-proof real estate investment out there.

Isabelle Guarino-Smith is one of the investors that decided to go down this path. Without any medical experience of her own, she led her family business to become a successful assisted living brand throughout the state of Arizona. When her grandmother needed care many states away, Isabelle’s father realized that building not only a better facility, but a more profitable portfolio, was a smart move to make. And this risk has paid off significantly, as Isabelle now takes home a five-figure monthly cash flow from each of these properties.

She knows that the “silver tsunami” is coming in quickly and that capitalizing on this niche now could mean even great profits in the future. But, this isn’t all about the money for Isabelle and her team. She’s seen how much better care seniors can get in smaller facilities and that this type of investment doesn’t just pay itself back in profits, but in knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to transition from residential real estate investor to assisted living specialist 

The three types of senior housing facilities and the only one worth investing in

The “silver tsunami” that’s on the way and how to capitalize on it before it’s too late

Financing options for assisted living investments and how to raise capital

Renovation tips, common costs, and how much you can expect to make on your first facility

And So Much More!

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Investing in Senior Living

Should You Invest In Senior Housing (And Is Now the Right Time)?

Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

The 5am Club by Robin Sharma

Connect with Isabelle:

Isabelle’s Website


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Oct 06, 2022
670: BiggerNews October: Should You Sell Before the Fed “Creates” a Crash?
00:59:42

After a strong housing market runup, the Federal Reserve is looking to tame this economic beast with yet another rate hike. Most investors see now as a time to take a step back, invest less, and hold their financial positions steady. But, are we approaching a 2009/2010-type scenario where home prices dramatically drop, and deals are easier to find than ever before? On this month’s BiggerNews, we bring in Kathy Fettke, nationwide real estate investing expert and On the Market expert guest, to give her take on upcoming opportunities.

In a recession or correction, smart investors deploy their “defensive investing” techniques, allowing them to pick up steals, not just deals, and fold properties into their portfolio that can help float them during times of trouble. Even as an intense investor, Kathy adopts the “aggressively defensive” tactic, the same one Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki told her about back in 2008. Simply put, industry experts like Kathy aren’t thinking of selling—they’re focused on buying! 

To wrap up, Dave, David, and Kathy give some practical tips on time management, and how to keep buying as you get busy. With only twenty-four hours in a day, these big-time investors still find ways to run business, record podcasts, and buy new deals, but only thanks to a system they’ve designed. Before you know it, you might be in too tight of a timeline to actively invest, so start implementing these tips now!

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Real Estate by the Numbers by Dave Meyer

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Oct 04, 2022
669: Seeing Greene: Is BRRRR Investing About to Get Even Better?
00:54:20

BRRRR investing has become one of the most popular real estate investing strategies across the United States. But, the great contractor shortage of 2020 and 2021 almost decimated BRRRR investors. Record high prices, dragged-out timelines, and the inability to rely on almost anyone to fix up houses brought this strategy close to extinction. But now, we’re seeing a second wind of BRRRR investing as contractors aren’t being stretched so thin and competition for real estate starts to slump.

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene, where your “I don’t seek validation, validation seeks me” host, David Greene, is back to answer your questions on anything related to real estate. In this episode, we talk about investing methods such as the BRRRR strategy, real estate syndication investing, becoming a real estate professional, and more. We’ll also touch on some deeper topics like why so many new real estate investors crave validation, how to know when to fire your property management company, and the medieval meaning of “racking your brain.”

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

How less competition for contractors could make the BRRRR strategy much more viable in 2022

Real estate syndications vs. investing in your own deals (and how to know which is a better choice)

Becoming a real estate professional to significantly lower your taxable income

Refinancing a property even if you lack a W2 or don’t have consistent income

The right way to find a mentor and taking the “apprenticeship” role instead of asking for advice

When to switch property managers and questions to ask before you let them go

And So Much More!

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Find the Real Estate Professional You Need

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Books Mentioned in the Show:

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner


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Oct 02, 2022
668: 10 Units in 3 Years and Giving Back While Getting Ahead
01:04:06

Reaching financial freedom doesn’t mean grinding away for decades to finally retire. It may only take a couple of deals for you to create enough traction to quit your W2 or go full-time into investing. But what if you have a family and children to support? Surely there’s no way to hit quick financial independence with those responsibilities? If you’re still not persuaded, hear Zasha Smith’s story.

Zasha was working sixty-hour weeks, sometimes every day of the week, as a civil engineer. She knew that continuing down this career path would lead to long days, even longer nights, and time away from her children. After a quick Google search on how to get rich,” she stumbled upon real estate investing. After her first successful home flip and her first rental property purchase, she gave her resignation, and the rest is history.

Now, she’s got a portfolio capable of providing her a financially free lifestyle, with ten units acquired in just three years. Mind you, this all happened during the events of 2020, meaning Zasha deserves even more credit! She’s currently using her wealth to give back to the community, with plans to build affordable housing throughout her home state of Hawaii. Her “give back, get ahead” mentality is surely working, and it’s something all real estate investors should try.

In This Episode We Cover:

When to quit your W2 and pursue full-time real estate investing

Finding off-market deals and beating Brandon Turner in his own backyard

Affordable housing and how you, the landlord, can help those who have limited resources

Masterminds, real estate meetups, and other ways to quickly grow your investing network 

Real estate partnerships and red flags that every investor must pay attention to

Giving back to the community and mentoring others who are just getting started

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Pro Membership

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Find the Real Estate Professional You Need

Why I’m Investing in Affordable Housing for the Long Haul

10 Challenges to Seriously Consider BEFORE Quitting Your Day Job

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Connect with Zasha:

Zasha's BiggerPockets

Zasha's Instagram


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Sep 29, 2022
667: How to Get Any Seller to Accept Your Offer in 24 Hours (or Less!)
00:58:19

Investment properties are hard to find—unless you use the tips Jonathan Greene mentions in today’s episode. If you’re like most real estate investors, you know that in 2022, it can feel like you're constantly getting nickeled and dimed over every aspect of your offer. The seller wants more money, a quicker closing, refuses to give seller concessions, and acts like their often outdated, structurally unsound property is worth as much as their neighbors' new construction down the street.

How do you negotiate with these sellers to actually get the deal done at a price that won’t destroy your future profits? Or, maybe a better question to ask is, how do you find deals already on the market, with desperate sellers waiting to accept any offer that comes their way? What if you’re a brand new real estate investor, still looking for your first rental property? How do you get on the same wavelength as a tough seller?

Jonathan Greene is known around the BiggerPockets forums as a millionaire mentor. He left his career as a criminal prosecutor to start profiting from investment properties. Now, he runs an agent team that has built seriously strong negotiation tactics, and Jonathan still invests heavily on the side. He’s walked away from more deals than he can count. But, he’s also won deals that other investors would have no chance at acquiring. Want to repeat how Jonathan did it? You’ll hear it all in this episode!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why “hard” negotiations don’t work in real estate and the fastest way to ruin a potential deal

Defining your “buy box and looking for much more than just cash flow

The foolproof way to guarantee you'll make money on your investment property purchases

Why rookies get stuck in analysis paralysis and how simply “seeing” a house will snap you out of it

Becoming a great real estate negotiator and giving sellers offers that they can’t refuse

The almost too easy way to find under-the-radar real estate deals on the MLS

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

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Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

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David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

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Sep 27, 2022
666: Seeing Greene: The 10-Second Formula to Solve the "Sell vs. Rent" Situation
00:44:27

Unless you’re trying to invest in real estate using all cash, you’ll need to know which investment loans work best for you. But what if you’re a contractor, a business owner, or self-employed? What if you’ve already used up all your financeability and your DTI (debt-to-income ratio) is too high for lenders to take you seriously? What’s your next step? Fortunately, even if you’re feeling the crunch of difficult financing, you still have numerous ways to buy rental properties. You just need to know where to look!

We’re back! Or more like David is back on another episode of Seeing Greene where he takes the most-pressing questions from our audience and answers them live for all investors to benefit. In this episode, we’ll be talking about mid-term rentals and the threat they pose to “regular” rental property investing, why it’s so challenging to find investor-friendly agents, how wholesaling real estate could get you into trouble, and house hacking in an expensive market (even with VERY little down).

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Why mid-term rentals may be the perfect sweet spot between effort and cash flow

How to grow an investor-friendly team of agents when most agents simply won’t cut it

Scaling your rental property portfolio using DSCR loans and other investment property products

The 10-second calculation that’ll help you decide whether to sell or rent out your house

House hacking in an expensive market and whether the “5% down” method is just a myth

Why agents could find themselves in serious trouble when trying to wholesale real estate

And So Much More!

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Partnerships—What to Do Before You Jump in With Another Investor

3 Reasons I Think Medium-Term Rentals Beat Short-Term

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Sep 25, 2022
665: Building a 150-Unit “Lease Arbitrage” Empire and the STR Furnishing Playbook
01:07:29

Short-term rental arbitrage seems like an elusive concept. As a real estate investor, it can be a little hard to wrap your head around it. You lease a property, rent it out, and then…profit? That’s right! Without buying a rental property, dealing with maintenance or large-scale repairs, you too can make just as much money (if not more) than the landlord down the street without ever owning the property in the first place. It sounds like a dream, but in reality, you’ll need an airtight system and team to make it work.

Thankfully, Jeff Iloulian has all that and more. Before 2014, Jeff was living as a lucrative lawyer, billing high by-the-minute rates and making money every second he worked. This was during the “wild west” of short-term rental investing, where mom-and-pop owned vacation rentals were starting to become a serious way to make passive income. Jeff initiated his portfolio with just one “lease arbitrage” unit and eventually ballooned his empire up to 150 rentals!

Now, Jeff does more than just run his short-term rental portfolio. He runs the buying group HostGPO, helping link up short-term rental operators with vendors who can provide better, time-tested, industry-specific products. Not only that, Jeff manages numerous other vacation rentals, so he knows everything from furnishing to cleaning, check-out procedures, and more. He gives a furniture and furnishing masterclass in the second half of this interview where many of his tips could save you thousands over the lifetime of just one rental unit.

In This Episode We Cover:

Rental arbitrage and how any investor (no matter their budget) can use it to make passive income

Breaking out of the “not enough time” matrix to start investing on a busy schedule

Furnishing your short-term rental and why IKEA may not be the best bet for bed sheets

Building your short-term rental dream team and how to manage a large-scale portfolio

The mega-niche investing opportunity of renting soon-to-be destroyed homes 

Leaving a lucrative career to invest in real estate and why it’s almost always worth it

And So Much More!

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Airbnb Rental Arbitrage—The Ultimate Guide

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Creative Ways to Furnish Your Short-Term Rentals on a Budget

How to Build Your Dream Short-Term Rental Team

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Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl

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Sep 22, 2022
664: Why Your “Pitch Deck” Won’t Work (and What to Do Instead) (Part 2)
01:00:25

The way you pitch anything is how you pitch everything. So how are you showing your professionalism in meetings, negotiations, or presentations? Are you rolling in nervously with a pitch deck that looks like it was made by two middle-schoolers, sporting an unfitting suit and some cheap-looking picture of Hawaii as your background? Is that what multimillionaires want to see on a deal presentation? Will investors even take you seriously?

There are a few keys to a perfect pitch, regardless of what you’re even pitching. Oren Klaff, author of Pitch Anything, has become a master at deal negotiations and capital raising. He’s seen what makes a prospective investor walk out of the room or end a video call early, and he’s here to make sure you’re not the person on the other end of that presentation. So what do you need to do to successfully sell or pitch anything?

In part two of this second episode with Oren, we walk through the different types of brain stages a presentation attendee is in, how to bypass the brain, and the wrong way to design a pitch. Oren has seen it enough to know that the how you’re presenting information probably isn’t the right way. He gives some rapid-fire tips on immediately boosting your credibility, upping the stakes, and how to get investors, attendees, or anyone else on your side from the first sentence.

In This Episode We Cover:

Pitching to “dead air” and how to successfully sell anyone on a deal in the video conference-first world

Bypassing the brain so investors and attendees hear what you have to say

The wrong way to structure a pitch and why most people fail at building rapport

Ending the pitch, escalating the tension, and raising the stakes for your attendees

The million-dollar move that helped Rob raise seven figures in only a few days

And So Much More!

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Check Out Part One with Oren

How to Take Control of Everyday Negotiations With One Simple Technique

How to Pitch to Investors So They Bite

The 4-Second Pitch to Unlock Unlimited Funds

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Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

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Sep 20, 2022
663: How to “Raise the Stakes” So Anyone Accepts Your Deal (Part 1)
00:56:17

Oren Klaff is best known for his groundbreaking book, Pitch Anything. In it, he gives a systematized way to take control of every meeting, negotiation, and deal on your terms without taking a submissive position. Oren has the expertise to back up his claims. As a world-renowned leader in sales, capital raising, and negotiation, he’s been in the meetings, flipped the script, and gotten deals done that most couldn’t even dream of. Now, he’s sharing his wisdom with you.

Much of what Oren describes gets a bad rap in today’s world. The terms “alpha” or “in control” are subliminally thought of as violent or harsh, but in Oren’s context, they are completely accurate. In part one of this two-part episode, Oren gives you everything you need to take control of your deal, get negotiations done on the terms you want, and put opponents in the position for you both to succeed, instead of merely butting heads.

But this advice isn’t just for the board room. These key principles work in every conversation you’ll ever have, whether you're raising millions to close on an apartment complex investment or merely trying to get your kid to eat their vegetables. The way you pitch, frame, and control a conversation directly correlates to its outcome. And in real estate investing, this isn’t a skill you’ll want to be without.

In This Episode We Cover:

The alpha and beta dynamic and putting yourself in the alpha position in every negotiation

The risk of not taking control and how giving someone else the lead could ruin your deal

Shifting perspective and the “frame control” exercise that’ll bring anyone down (or up) to your level

Putting your opponent or partner in an “emotional state” so they can see your point of view 

Raising the stakes and how doing so will solidify any deal that needs to get done

And So Much More!

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How to Take Control of Everyday Negotiations With One Simple Technique

7 Real Estate Negotiation Tips

4 Reasons Negotiating Regularly Will Make You Richer, Wiser, & More Confident

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Sep 18, 2022
662: ROE > ROI and Why Your “Cash Flow” Number is Deceiving
01:23:47

Cash flow—the two words every rookie real estate investor loves to hear. It’s always about cash flow. “If the property doesn’t bring in a healthy amount of pure profit every month, there’s no point in buying it!” This sentiment could cost you hundreds of thousands, if not millions over the lifetime of your real estate investing career. Don’t get us wrong, cash flow is important, but focusing on this metric alone may lead to your downfall.

Chris Lopez hopped off the “buy only for cash flow” bandwagon long ago, and he’s much richer for doing so. Chris has become successful quickly in the real estate game, which is doubly impressive if you look at his past business history. He didn’t start in real estate sales, investing, or anything of that nature—he was more interested in building content for other businesses he was pursuing. After realizing that rental property investing was the way to go, Chris took a hard pivot, repurposing the same skills he used in his businesses to work in real estate.

Now, he’s got eight units of his own, passive investments he doesn't need to worry about, and a successful real estate brokerage situated in the real estate mecca of Denver, Colorado. He’s become the foremost expert on Denver real estate not because he’s done thousands of deals, but because he knows the area well enough to teach those who don’t. Chris talks about business building, mentorship, and a much better calculation than cash flow in this episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

Building a real estate business that not only makes you active but passive income

SEO, content marketing, and using “lead magnets” to drastically increase your deal flow

The wrong way to find a mentor and four simple steps to take to get the attention of top investors

The world’s best business card and how it turns you from a novice into an expert

How to reevaluate your real estate portfolio to ensure it’s making the most money possible

And So Much More!

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

BRRRR by David Greene

How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar, Faster by Faby Gonzalez

Good to Great by Jim Collins

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Sep 15, 2022
661: How to “Start from Zero” in Today’s Multifamily Market w/Andrew Cushman and Matt Faircloth
01:05:06

The multifamily real estate market seemed almost impenetrable over the past two years. Unless you had millions in dry powder, ready to overpay for a huge apartment complex, there was a low chance you’d be making any money in the multifamily industry. This gave the big buyers an unfair advantage, while smaller investors struggled to put almost anything under contract. The tables have started to turn as interest rates rise, repricing becomes the norm, and multifamily buyers start fleeing the closing table.

It’s now your time to shine, small-scale investors. As large buyers begin to fear a housing market crash, you can swoop up the spoils that could benefit you for years to come. But, before you do so, you’ll need to understand how exactly multifamily investing works. Back again on the show are Andrew Cushman and Matt Faircloth, two multifamily masters in their own rights.

They’ve become real estate veterans after over a decade worth of investing experience. Now, they’re here to share some beginner steps and tips on how you can get into the world of multifamily real estate, regardless of your experience, knowledge, or bank account size. These steps are simplistic at a high level, but doing them correctly could help you beat out the competition for years to come. The only question is, are you ready to start?

In This Episode We Cover:

Why today’s “fearful” multifamily market is a great opportunity for new investors 

Evaluating your goals, skillset, and advantages before you step into the multifamily market

The biggest mistakes new investors make when choosing a real estate market

How to get deals sent directly to you and build up a network of top-tier brokers

Building your real estate dream team that’ll allow you to scale with far less headache

Raising private capital and using other people’s money to grow your real estate empire 

And So Much More!

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Sep 13, 2022
660: Deal Deep Dive: How Robuilt Doubled His Property Portfolio Overnight
01:02:14

Hotel investments, big BRRRRs, and some mind-boggling cash flow are coming up on this Deal Deep Dive with our very own Rob Abasolo. For almost the entirety of Rob’s short-term rental investing career, he’s preached the good gospel about how small, mom-and-pop-owned vacation rentals are the way of the future. The secluded single-family rental, log cabin, or treehouse were some of Rob’s most impressive and profitable investments. But now, he’s taken a step in a whole different direction.

Rob doubled his rental property portfolio almost overnight, going from fifteen units to thirty-five by purchasing a twenty-unit hotel/motel mix in beautiful Upstate New York. Without much experience running anything on that scale, Rob and his partners went to work trying to figure out how to turn this mess of a motel into a profitable, high-value vacation destination. He faced some serious hurdles, from canceling on guests to fixing a literal hole in the middle of the property, but found a way to make it work.

Once the renovations are complete, Rob will walk away with an almost unbelievable amount of yearly cash flow, a seven-figure increase in equity, and a scalable system that will let him do these types of deals more often than he thought. Want to hear the nitty gritty so you can tackle something as lucrative as this? Sit back, relax, press play, and prepare for your next big property purchase!

 In This Episode We Cover:

Transitioning from single-family rentals to multifamily vacation rental investments 

Hotel hurdles and what you should know before investing in a multi-unit short-term rental

Big BRRRRs and how to revive a rental property that has serious deferred maintenance 

How to find contractors when you’re in a low-population investing area

The right way to transfer ownership after you’ve bought a not-so-straightforward property

Seller financing and getting deals with lower interest rates and far more flexible lending

And So Much More!

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Our Interview with Heather Blankenship on RV Park Investing

Are There Opportunities in Hotel Investing in 2022?

Struggling to Find a Stellar Contractor? Try These 9 Pro Tips

The Definitive Guide to Using Seller Financing to Buy Real Estate

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Sep 11, 2022
659: Beat the Grind: Make Millions in Real Estate by Gamifying Your Day-To-Day
00:59:44

Nobody likes cold calling. Even just the thought of cold calling is enough to make seasoned real estate investors start to sweat. The waiting, debating, and constant rejection can get to anyone. So why not take the stress out of a tense situation? Why not make cold calling a game? Luke Rotvold decided to do just this. As a new wholesaler, he was used to spending hours on the phone every day. He got so bored that he started playing video games while negotiating with sellers. Surprisingly, it didn’t distract him—it made finding deals far easier.

Luke severely leveled up his cold calling skills during those eight-hour long Madden marathons, and eventually started making enough money to build his own team. But Luke didn’t want to start something that felt like a drag to the workers, employers, and everyone else in between. Instead, Luke built a lifestyle-first business, where everyone wins (and loses) together, and coming to work feels like an escape, not a prison sentence.

The results speak for themselves as Luke and his team have been able to crush massive wholesaling, flipping, and investing goals. Luke has made hundreds of thousands on flips, tens of thousands cold calling, and now watches as his cascading cash flow rolls in from his buy and hold investments. He breaks down his four tips to gamify your real estate business so you, and your team, can build wealth together.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why cold calling is such a difficult skill to master and how making it fun will get your more deals

Creating a company culture that outside employees will be envious of

The four ways to gamify your real estate investing so you can enjoy getting more done

Sharing the wins, and losses, with a team so everyone rises together 

Incentivizing not only your employees but yourself by building powerful goals

Partnering with those you work with so you can collectively build bigger portfolios 

And So Much More!

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5 Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work

No. 1 Most Effective Way to Master the Art of Cold Calling

Which Company Culture Cultivates Competency?

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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Sep 08, 2022
658: BiggerNews September: Mortgage Rate Predictions from the Nation’s #1 Lender
00:49:28

Mortgage rates went from being a nap-inducing topic to becoming one of the most talked about, researched, and debated subjects of 2022. After two years of rock-bottom interest rates, homebuyers and investors are getting a rude awakening with some of the biggest mortgage rate hikes in decades, used simply to slow down the economy’s rampant inflation. But where are we headed, and if interest rates go higher, is there a way that the everyday investor can still lock in a low payment?

There’s no better person to ask than US Wholesale Mortgage’s Mat Ishbia. Mat has been running the US’s largest wholesale mortgage company for decades, so he knows the ins and outs of the industry better than anyone else. His company provides some of the lowest payments and fastest closings for residential and investor borrowers around the country. With all this background knowledge, where does Mat think that mortgage rates are headed by the end of 2022?

Mat pulls out his wealth of knowledge to give investors just like you the best glimpse into the future on this month’s BiggerNews episode. Not only that, Mat walks through how every borrower can save a whopping $9,400 on their next mortgage by making one simple move, and why investors should work with a mortgage broker first, not a mortgage lender, when trying to find the best rates, service, and closing dates around.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why working with a mortgage broker gives borrowers better pricing and flexibility

Interest rate predictions as we enter into the second half of 2022

Where to find the cheapest mortgage (regardless of interest rates)

Housing market forecasts and whether or not the recession will hit homebuying

DSCR loans and other investor-only loans that won’t require a W2 

How interest rates are calculated by mortgage lenders and what happens behind the scenes

And So Much More!

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Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

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Sep 06, 2022
657: Seeing Greene: Can You Start Investing with Just $5,000?
00:41:33

The best way to build wealth isn’t always the most obvious. More people will take the passive road to wealth building, which is usually far slower, and much less efficient than the active path to wealth. The active investor takes time making calculated decisions that would scare almost every average investor. Flipping a house, renovating a rental, or buying a thirteen-unit apartment building may be a little too much for most people, but probably not too much for you.

If you’re looking to fast-track your way to millionaire status, have the passive cash flow to float you in retirement, and live life on your schedule, then real estate investing is probably your chosen asset. The guests of today’s Seeing Greene episode prove this even with their quick questions. In this episode, David will answer questions on which investing strategy is best over the next ten years, whether to invest in stocks vs. real estate, how to start investing with as little as $5K and up to $100K, and how increasing your leverage can slingshot your net worth.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

 In This Episode We Cover:

The 1031 exchange explained and how to turn one property into many 

Single-family vs. multifamily real estate and which will make more in the next decade

Real estate coaching and why it might not be as good of a career as most people think

Stocks vs. real estate and which is better for the investor trying to build wealth now

Paying off debt vs. investing in real estate and how to know which move is right for your specific circumstance

How to start investing with as little as five-thousand dollars (even with no experience!)

And So Much More!

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Sep 04, 2022
656: The “Deal Never Dies” & Picking Up Properties Other Investors Neglect
00:56:54

A “dead” real estate deal happens more than you’d think. Somewhere along the line, a buyer, seller, agent, or investor gives up. Either there’s not enough money, time, or patience left in the deal to get the property bought or sold. When real estate transactions drag out, you could get caught with months of holding time or thousands in inspection costs, only to have the deal drop out from under your feet. So, how do you revive a dead deal when everyone else has given up? Just ask Tyler and Trevor Sarter.

Tyler and Trevor are based in Detroit, dealing with lots of international investors who want a piece of the cash-flowing pie. They work primarily as wholesalers, but also flip houses, and advise/consult their investors from abroad. They have a “do what you need to do to get the deal done” type mentality, which to no surprise has served them very well in their business. When other investors give up, Tyler and Trevor are waiting in the wings to get the property closed.

As two former basketball players, they understand what working as a team means and how everyone needs to play their part in order to become champions. They’re not as profit-oriented as they are solution-oriented, making sure everything gets done no matter what comes their way. Because of this, they’ve built a successful real estate business, better yet as two brothers.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to find buyers, sellers, and deals as a wholesaler, flipper, and investor

Keeping the deal “alive” and why over-communicating is necessary to start investing

Staying organized and building a fine-tuned machine that will run even when things go wrong

How to prepare yourself as a rookie real estate investor for your first deal 

Using real estate to help friends and family deal with tough situations (while you also make a profit!)

Finding the “MVP” of your team and the support roles that will boost that player up 

And So Much More!

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Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

The Newbie’s Guide to Wholesaling in 7 Simple Steps

How to Build a Highly Effective Real Estate Team

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PropStream

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

Mastery by Robert Greene

Connect with Tyler & Trevor:

Tyler's BiggerPockets Profile

Trevor's BiggerPockets Profile

Work with Promise Land Realty

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Sep 01, 2022
655: Private Money Explained Part 4: Rates, Returns, and Protecting Investors
01:09:40

Private money lending has become a hot topic over the past few years. With rising equity and asset prices, more lenders have come out of the woodwork, and an equal amount of investors have sprouted up to match the need. But taking on private money isn’t a light decision, although most investors think of it that way. Doing a deal the wrong way could put your reputation in jeopardy and rack up an expensive bill you’ll need to pay back.

Before you accept (or lend) private money, there are a few things you should know. But you don’t have to go through trial and error to figure them out! Back on part four of this private money series is Amy Mahjoory, investor and private money expert. Amy goes into the nitty-gritty of private money, from debating debt vs. equity to the risk of raising capital, protecting your investors, and the type of interest rates you can charge and returns you can expect.

If you haven’t raised or lent private money before, we recommend watching the entirety of this four-part series, as it answers crucial questions that rookies can often overlook. We also follow up with some Q&As from the comment section about how to pay a private money lender back, why coaching is seen as scammy, and the three documents you’ll need to do a private money deal.

In This Episode We Cover:

Raising debt vs. equity for your real estate deal and which one comes with more risk

Building rapport with lenders and never accepting “random” investments 

The most common private money red flags for both lenders and investors

The three documents you’ll need to accept a private money loan 

Finding “silent partners” who will fund your deal without overriding your decisions

The best investment opportunities of 2022 in multiple different niches

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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Rob's Twitter

Amy’s Private Money Resources

BiggerPockets Podcast 636 with Amy Part 1

BiggerPockets Podcast 637 with Amy Part 2

BiggerPockets Podcast 654 with Amy Part 3

BiggerPockets Podcast 649 with Alex Hormozi

Raising Private Money Live Event

Coaching with Amy - PML Excel Course

Amy's E-book

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Lend to Live by Alexandria Breashears & Beth Johnson

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Connect with Amy:

Amy's Website

Amy's LinkedIn

Amy's Instagram: @amymahjoory


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Aug 30, 2022
654: Private Money Explained Part 3: The "Credibility Pieces" Lenders Love to See
00:53:48

Finding a private money lender is far less complicated than people think. Striking up a ten-minute conversation could be enough to find your next round of private money. At least that’s how it worked out for Josiah. Josiah is a small business owner, running a pool cleaning business while building up a small portfolio of rental properties. He sees dozens of new faces every day, and those new faces directly translate into new opportunities.

After hearing our past episodes with Amy Mahjoory, Josiah took some of her tips and began pitching his deals to everyone he encountered. Now, he’s got some private money lenders lined up for his new multi-unit, four and a-half acre, short-term rental real estate deal. We told you—raising private money is a lot easier than most people think! But we’re not just talking to Josiah today. We also have Amy back on the show for part three of her private money masterclass.

This time, Amy talks about building the “credibility pieces” that give private money lenders confidence in you, your team, and your deal. These range from presentations to deal reviews, calculators, and more. These private money tools took decades to build and Amy still uses them today! Interested in testing out some of Amy's private money-raising tools? Check out the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast show page for links!

In This Episode We Cover:

Josiah’s "pool guy to private money" story and how anyone can find private money in their area

The FACT framework recap and using it to establish a system for finding private money

Building rapport and creating credibility by showcasing yourself, your deals, and your team

The sixteen “credibility pieces” Amy uses every day to engage more private money lenders

How to be prepared when private money lenders ask you specifics about a certain deal

A brief lesson in how to escape a bear “attack” from Rob Abasolo

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Amy’s Private Money Resources

BiggerPockets Podcast 636 with Amy Part 1

BiggerPockets Podcast 637 with Amy Part 2

Coaching with Amy - PML Excel Course

Amy's E-book

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Lend to Live by Alexandria Breashears & Beth Johnson

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Connect with Amy & Josiah:

Amy's Website

Amy's LinkedIn

Amy's Instagram: @amymahjoory

Josiah's Instagram: @josiahhein


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Aug 28, 2022
653: Tarek El Moussa on Why Flopping While Flipping is The Way to Win
01:06:09

You’ve probably seen Flip or Flop before. Even if you’re not a home flipper, it’s hard to not get sucked into the glitz and glamor of watching Tarek El Moussa and his team rip out old fixtures from the 1950s and replace them with brand new, beautifully designed upgrades. Tarek is one of the most recognized home flippers in the world and has inspired thousands of others to start building wealth through real estate. He’s an inspiration to all of us, but how did he get to such a peak point?

Tarek wasn’t a great flipper right out the gate. He electrocuted and burned himself on his first deal, but that wasn’t enough to deter him. Before the great recession, Tarek was living large, making forty-thousand dollars a month in his early twenties. But when the crash came, he had to sell everything and start from scratch. After attending a real estate seminar he caught the flipping bug and realized he needed to invest in real estate full-time.

After a successful first flip, he pitched the idea of Flip or Flop to different television networks, with HGTV finally giving him a chance. He describes the first season of Flip or Flop as working eighteen-hour days, constantly stressing, and forcing himself to build a business, not just a side-hustle. This allowed him to delegate by buying more flips and building wealth faster. Funnily enough, his main piece of advice for flippers isn’t to try and make more money—it’s to start losing it instead.

In This Episode We Cover:

Tarek’s five house flipping tips that anyone can use to successfully start flipping

The single biggest mistake that most flippers (and investors) make

Flipping while filming and how to pitch a TV show as a complete novice

Why finding real estate deals is the most important thing a house flipper can do

Knowing your market and the key metrics to look for when investigating an area

Designing a renovation that will beat out the comps in your neighborhood 

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

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Do You Make These 7 Deadly House Flipping Mistakes?

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott

Connect with Tarek:

Invest with Tarek and His Team

Tarek's Instagram: @therealtarekelmoussa


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Aug 25, 2022
652: Landlord Lowdown: 2022 Market Questions Answered from 4 Expert Perspectives
00:47:02

You may already be a landlord, or you might still be searching for your first rental property. How should you go about finding a winner? What’s the best real estate market to invest in and how do you make the most money while having the least amount of stress? Only experienced landlords know how to answer these questions. They’ve bought dozens of houses, dealt with numerous tenants, and been through trial and error, so you don’t have to. And that’s exactly what this episode is all about.

Ashley Kehr, host of the Real Estate Rookie Podcast, and Craig Curelop, author of The House Hacking Strategy, are here to answer common landlording FAQs. Both Ashley and Craig have had so much interest in their individual endeavors that they’re now hosting the BiggerPockets Bootcamps! Ashley’s will teach you about buying (and managing) your first property the right way, while Craig’s house hacking bootcamp will give you everything you need to buy your first house hack property in just ten weeks!

Along with real estate regulars David Greene and Rob Abasolo, Ashley and Craig will be touching on some hot topics in today’s episodes. Topics like when to give rent credits to tenants, pros and cons of renting by the room, the first steps to take after getting a property under contract, how to show your rental units, and where to find the best real estate markets around.

 In This Episode We Cover:

Tenant rent credits, when to apply them, and the dangers of using them improperly

Pros and cons of renting by the room and how house hacking can be seriously profitable

Mixed-use properties and the first steps you should take after getting one under-contract

In-person vs. virtual showings and which are better for leasing/selling a property

Becoming a “passive” landlord and setting your system up to take care of headaches for you

The telltale signs of a great rental property market and which states show the biggest signs of progress

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

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Rob's Instagram

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Rob's Twitter

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Listen to The “Real Estate Rookie” Podcast with Ashley Kehr

Avail’s Landlord-Tenant State Laws

Book Mentioned in the Show:

The House Hacking Strategy by Craig Curelop

Connect with Craig & Ashley:

Ashley's BiggerPockets Profile

Craig's BiggerPockets Profile

Ashley Instagram: @wealthfromrentals

Craig's Instagram: @thefiguy

 

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Aug 23, 2022
651: Seeing Greene: Recession Risks, Renting to Family, & Scaling Your Portfolio
01:08:27

How does a recession affect real estate investors? With layoffs, high inflation, and affordability problems, can the average American even afford to rent? What about vacation rentals—will short-term rental hosts see occupancy drop as families run out of disposable income? These types of questions can strike fear into rookie real estate investors, but we’ve brought along some veterans to clear up the facts from fiction.

Welcome to another episode of Seeing Greene where David is joined by numerous expert investors to help him answer real estate-related questions. Ashley Kehr, Avery Carl, Craig Curelop, and Matt Faircloth are all on today’s episode to answer questions ranging from recession risk to house hacking income, scaling from small to large multifamily, and more. If you want to dive deeper into any of these niches, be sure to sign up for the BiggerPockets Bootcamps, featuring strategy-specific live lessons for house hackers, short-term rental hosts, multifamily investors, and more.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Finding a mentor and how to choose a real estate market as a beginner

Where the short-term rental market is trending and whether or not recession puts it at risk

Renting to family and friends, whether to discount rent, and how to treat them as a tenant

Debt-to-income ratios and how house hacking rent could affect yours

Scaling from small multifamily to large multifamily properties and the differences between the two

Investing in real estate vs. stocks and the risks of selling a rental property

HELOCs vs. cash-out refinances and which is best when buying more real estate

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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David's Instagram

Enroll In the BiggerPockets Bootcamps and Get 10% Off Using Code “BOOTCAMP10”

No, Life Isn’t Fair—But Here’s How You Can Turn Things Around

Books Mentioned in the Show:

The House Hacking Strategy by Craig Curelop

The Multifamily Millionaire Part 1 by Brandon Turner & Brian Murray

The Multifamily Millionaire Part 2 by Brandon Turner & Brian Murray

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Short-Term Rental Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl

Connect with Ashley, Avery, Craig & Matt:

Ashley's BiggerPockets Profile

Avery's BiggerPockets Profile

Craig's BiggerPockets Profile

Matt's BiggerPockets Profile

Ashley's Instagram: @wealthfromrentals

Avery's Instagram: @theshorttermshop

Craig's Instagram: @thefiguy

Matt's Instagram: @themattfaircloth


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Aug 21, 2022
Bonus: 2 Legit or Quit? (Signs You Should Quit Your Job ASAP)
00:09:01

Should you quit your job? If you’re a new investor, this question can be extremely daunting. W-2s provide security, insurance, and consistent income so you can get approved for loans and lending. But at some point, especially as things take off, holding onto a job could be holding you back. But how do you know whether or not it’s time to quit? Take advice from some veteran quitters, Pat Hiban and Tim Rhode.

You may have heard Pat and Tim on episode 648 of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, where they lay out their quitter’s journey on how leaving their lines of work made them more money with far less stress. Now, they’re taking live scenarios from BiggerPockets listeners and playing “2 Legit or Quit,” to give their expert insight on whether or not the job is worth the wage.

Pick up Pat and Tim’s newest book, The Quitter’s Manifesto: Quit a Job You Hate for the Work You Love, today! 

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Aug 20, 2022
650: Glamping, Campsites, and The Insane RV Park Revenue No One is Talking About
01:09:58

RV park investments are probably not the first thing you think of when somebody says “real estate investing.” You’re probably used to single-family homes, duplexes, apartments, or something that has to do with long-term, residential real estate. What if we told you there was a hidden niche in the real estate investing arena, one with less competition, sky-high revenues, and almost unlimited ways to cash flow

Heather Blankenship has been in the short-term rental investing niche for more than a decade. It was much different back when she got started. On a coast-to-coast road trip, Heather had the idea to buy an RV park. She had no experience, no money, and knew nothing about hospitality operations. She was, quite surprisingly, able to find and buy a $3.2M RV park, which she’s now upgraded into a $15M property

Don’t get her story wrong, this is not a “fake it till you make it” type scenario. Heather put in years' worth of long days, longer nights, and enormous effort to make properties just like this one, finally profit. Now, with three kids and a portfolio worth over $30M, Heather has become one of the leading figures in creative short-term rental investing. If you’ve never thought about glamping, camping, or RV park investing, this episode will seriously pique your interest. 

In This Episode We Cover

The massive cash flow you can earn from RV parks, campsites, and glamping 

How the short-term rental space is softening and what hosts can do to stand out

Ditching the traditional travel sites and why building a direct booking site may be the best move for investors 

The dozens of ways you can make money owning an RV park or campsite 

Commercial financing, permitting, and everything else you must know before buying a large short-term rental property 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

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David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Hear Heather’s Interview on The “Real Estate Rookie” Podcast

Fanboy with Rob over Matthew McConaughey’s Interview

Campgrounds—The Investment You’ve (Probably) Never Thought About

Use the BiggerPockets Tools on Your Next Deal

Books Mentioned in the Show:

The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Connect with Heather:

Heather's BiggerPockets Profile

Heather's Instagram


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Aug 18, 2022
649: Alex Hormozi on The “Weak Links” That Will Make Anyone a Millionaire
01:19:13

Alex Hormozi is quite literally the one hundred-million-dollar man. If you haven’t heard of Alex before, prepare to have your mind blown wide open. He’s the poster child for entrepreneurialism on the internet, founding multiple eight and nine-figure businesses, including his current venture that does over $150M per year in revenue. He’s one of the wisest founders and CEOs out there, not because he does so much, but because he knows when to do less.

One of Alex’s first successes, Gym Launch, proved how repeatable building multi-million dollar businesses can be. He quickly ramped up revenue, grew a team, and began cash-flowing seven figures. But, this was just the beginning. Over the past decade, Alex has advised numerous start-ups and established businesses, blowing revenue and sales figures out of the water by introducing easily-repeatable systems into the mix

There aren’t many people who think like Alex is in his industry, or in any industry, to be fair. But, you don’t need to be just like Alex to use his teachings in real life. In this episode, Alex lays out the scaling system that will make you seven figures before you know it. He also talks about the one investment every entrepreneur should make—one that almost guarantees success, regardless of the field you're in.

Want to learn how to ditch the burnout, make moves that count, and start bringing in millions? Hit play on this episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

Alex Hormozi’s journey from complete rookie to $150M in cash flow 

How to scale your business from low revenue to seven-figures and beyond 

The “weak link” every entrepreneur should focus on strengthening immediately 

Hiring the “stallions” that can run your business better than you’ve ever dreamt 

The “prescriptions of activation” that lead to massive success, with far less confusion 

Why just being “good enough” can lead to more success than people think 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

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David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

The Simplest Way to Successfully Scale Your Business

The Millionaire Formula—10 Steps to Hit 7-Figure Net Worth

How to Succeed at Doing Anything w/David Greene

Books Mentioned in the Show:

$100M Offers by Alex Hormozi

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray

Connect with Alex:

Work with Alex and Scale Your Business at Acquisition.com

Alex's YouTube

Alex's Instagram

Alex's Twitter


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Aug 16, 2022
648: Why Winners Quit: The 5 Factors to Leaving a Soul-Sucking Job
01:11:29

Quitting your job is a big decision and it doesn’t always lead to the perfect outcome—at least not immediately. Most people think that you have to be miserable or make very little money to want to quit a job, but even high earners still find themselves struggling to attend their nine-to-fives. Pat Hiban is the perfect example. He quit during his prime even as he was making a high income and after owning his own company. Regardless of all the respect, responsibility, and ability to make phenomenal income, it just wasn't enough for Pat.

You may be feeling the same. Maybe you’re daydreaming about multifamily investing as you sit at work, or picturing the perfect vacation rental property on your commute. Whatever your reason, quitting might be the best move for you to make, but only if it’s the right time. Don’t worry if you’re struggling with decision fatigue, Pat and fellow quitter Tim Rhode just came out with their newest book, The Quitter’s Manifesto: Quit a Job You Hate for the Work You Love.

In it, Pat and Tim give stories and tools that will help you on your path to building wealth while leaving a job that you hate. The resources you’ll find in this book are exactly what our very own David Greene used when deciding to quit his highly lucrative, but mentally draining job as a police officer. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, not knowing the next step to take in your career, this book may be exactly what you need.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to quit your job and start investing in real estate full-time

The five factors of a soul-sucking job and how to evaluate whether or not it’s time to jump ship

Finding the "quitter’s trapeze” that can help you transition from W-2 to self-employed worker

Building your team of quitters who will hold you accountable and take you to the next level of your career

What it looks like when you’re ready to quit and how to emotionally prepare for the impact

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Podcast 190 with Pat

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Hear David’s Real Estate Origin Story on The “BiggerPockets Money Podcast”

10 Challenges to Seriously Consider BEFORE Quitting Your Day Job

Books Mentioned in the Show:

6 Steps to 7 Figures by Pat Hiban

The Quitter’s Manifesto by Tim Rhode and Pat Hiban

Connect with Pat & Tim:

Pat's LinkedIn

Pat's BiggerPockets Profile

Tim's Website

Tim's LinkedIn


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Aug 14, 2022
647: Got a Need for Leads? Use This Opener to Earn Trust in 5 Seconds (or Less!)
00:53:20

Everyone wants more real estate leads. It doesn’t matter if you’re an agent, investor, flipper, or mortgage broker. The more prospective buyers and sellers, the better. But what happens when you finally get those leads? Maybe you’re cold calling, meeting for coffee, or linking up at the property. What do you say to let leads know that you’re the best agent or investor around and that they can trust you to get the deal done? Juliet Lalouel has a simple, fool-proof answer for you.

Juliet operates out of Hawaii, one of the nation's hottest real estate markets. She’s done everything from working in restaurants to running a bike business in her garage, to even becoming the go-to matchmaker for musicians that want to invest in real estate. She’s worn a lot of hats and even decided to leave one of the top teams in the state to go solo as an investor agent. When she realized all the leads were coming from her own personal network, she decided to make the jump on her own.

Now, she’s actively flipping, buying, and selling homes for not only herself but her investor clients throughout the islands. She’s been able to grow a respectable network, one which many investors dream of having, and she did all of this through tweaking her “tonality.” If you want to hear why this small change led to such big results, be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to get more real estate leads as an agent, investor, or broker

Why “tonality” is such an important part of your pitch when selling yourself to clients

Building your investor network and gaining the trust of the biggest players in your area

Why every investor or agent should reassess their emotional intelligence (and how to improve it)

The five-second pitch to earn a lead’s trust as soon as they pick up the phone

Why no type of experience is unimportant when it comes to building real estate skills 

And So Much More!

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Rob's Youtube

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Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Amy Mahjoory’s 4-Second Power Pitch

Books Mentioned in the Show:

SOLD by David Greene

SKILL by David Greene

Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Thinking, Fast, and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Never Spilt the Difference by Chris Voss

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Connect with Juliet:

Juliet's Website

Juliet's Instagram

HeavyRealty's Instagram


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Aug 11, 2022
646: Building Wealth Like Warren Buffett & Lessons Learned from Billionaires
01:10:51

Every investor has wondered how to invest like Warren Buffett. He’s arguably the best stock trader of all time—preaching the fundamentals of investing in equities, something that most modern-day investors seem to forget. We’re seeing the same thing in the real estate industry. With a runup of home prices and stock prices over the past two years, almost every investing strategy has worked. But, as prices begin to plummet, overconfident investors are starting to see the errors of their ways and that making money isn’t always easy. So in today’s risky environment, we have to ask: what would Warren (Buffett) do?

Someone who’s been asking that question for years is Trey Lockerbie. He’s co-host of We Study Billionaires, where he interviews some of the best and brightest investors on planet earth. Trey has lived an interesting life. He was a musician, went on the road for years, started a kombucha brand, and now reads everything he can on how to build billion-dollar businesses and billion-dollar wealth. With the aura of fear many of us are feeling in the investing space, Trey brings in some much-needed clarity on what investors should and shouldn’t be doing right now. And he got some of this advice directly from top stock investor himself, Warren Buffett.

While we do go deep into the coming opportunities for real estate investors, we also hear about how stock investing isn’t so different, and why the massive drop in cryptocurrency prices could be an opportunity for investors who are on the fence about blockchain. Regardless of what you invest in, how much you invest, or whether or not you’ve started investing, Trey can enlighten you on how to maximize the decision you’re about to make.

In This Episode We Cover:

Secret investing lessons learned at a dinner with Warren Buffett

Understanding the “human” element behind why markets rise and fall

Fear vs. greed and whether or not to buy in an overly pessimistic investing environment

Why Bitcoin is becoming more attractive to real estate investors even as its price drops

Inflation, money printing, and how the world’s debt works

How high will interest rates go and what investors should prepare for

Starting a business that can sell for millions (or billions) and how to get there

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Listen to Our Past Episode with “We Study Billionaires” Host Stig Brodersen

Check Out Our Episode with Ed Mylett on Investing Opportunities in 2022

How I Hired Warren Buffett as My Real Estate Mentor

“We Study Billionaires” Podcast

Connect with Trey:

Trey on Twitter

Drink Some of Trey’s Superb Kombucha


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Aug 09, 2022
645: Seeing Greene: Will Borrowing Money from Family Ruin Your Real Estate Deal?
00:36:32

Should you borrow money from your family? It could hurt your relationship if the deal goes wrong, but strengthen an existing partnership if everything goes right. Maybe a better question—how should you start raising private capital for your real estate deals? When it comes to the debt vs. equity debate, which makes more sense in your situation? Don’t worry, we’re bringing answers to all these questions and more!

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene, where your host David Greene answers questions from both aspiring and established real estate investors. We’re also joined by Alex Breshears and Beth Johnson, two expert private money lenders and authors of the newest BiggerPockets book, Lend to Live. They help tag-team some private money-specific questions as well as give context on who you should and shouldn’t accept funding from.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to use real estate depreciation to offset income from a W2

Sell, refi, rent, or hold—which is the best move as the market gets shaky?

Whether building a purely passive real estate portfolio is possible or improbable

How to pay back private money and whether taking debt vs. equity partners is the best move

Borrowing money from family and how it could hurt your real estate deals and relationships

Why understanding a lender’s pain points is mandatory before accepting money from them

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

BiggerPockets Podcast 636 with Amy Mahjoory (Part 1)

BiggerPockets Podcast 637 with Amy Mahjoory (Part 2)

Scott Trench’s 10-Step Checklist to Buy Your First Rental Property

Books Mentioned in the Show

Lend to Live by Beth Johnson and Alex Breshears

The Win-Win Wealth Strategy by Tom Wheelwright

Set for Life by Scott Trench

Connect with Beth & Alex:

Alex and Beth Email on Lend2Live

Beth's Email on Flynn Family Lending

Alex' BiggerPockets Profile

Beth's BiggerPockets Profile

Lend2Live

Flynn Family Lending


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Aug 07, 2022
644: 50 Properties in 6 Months Using the Supercharged BRRRR Strategy
01:00:27

The BRRRR method (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat) is commonly known among real estate investors as one of the fastest ways to build a portfolio of rental properties. The beauty of the BRRRR strategy is that it takes less time and money to get properties to cash flow with baked-in appreciation. But what if you were to ramp up the BRRRR method, so instead of doing a BRRRR every year, you did it 125 times a year. Sounds a little insane, right?

Meet the man behind the madness, Chad Beeman, who has (and this is not an exaggeration) bought and BRRRRed fifty rental properties in the past six months. This is a staggering amount of properties to buy in such a short amount of time. The craziest part? Chad is planning on purchasing another seventy properties over the next six months! So how is he able to buy so many properties, scale so quickly, and do so without losing his balance?

Chad walks through his small team, system, and thought process that helps him stay so successful. He’s had some blunders in the past (like spending $30K rehabbing the wrong house) but has thought of them as “tuition” when investing in real estate. Thanks to these mistakes, he’s been able to grow faster, build more than a million dollars worth of appreciation, and shoot well past financial freedom in his real estate investing journey.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why the BRRRR method is perfect for those who are strapped for cash but want to build wealth

How the current housing market is affecting BRRRR deals and the art of making multiple offers

Becoming an “accidental millionaire” and how real estate wealth grows in the background

Building a small team, learning to outsource, and developing the “Who Not How” mentality 

Real estate partnerships and how they can allow you to buy more properties using less money

Why you should always double-check you’re at the right house BEFORE doing a renovation

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

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Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Listen to Our Interview with “Who Not How” Author Dan Sullivan

Use the BiggerPockets Calculators to Analyze Your Next Rental Property

Books Mentioned in the Show

BRRRR by David Greene

Who Not How by Dan Sullivan

Connect with Chad:

Chad's Instagram

Chad's LinkedIn


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Aug 04, 2022
643: BiggerNews August: Will 3D Printed Homes Slash Housing Costs?
00:43:53

A 3D printed house isn’t all that different from a traditional home—except they are stronger, faster to build, easier to maintain, and cost much less than your average “stick-built” home. These 3D printed homes can be printed in as little as two days, with a crew of only two workers, using much cheaper material than traditional builders use. Does this mean that a wave of ultra-affordable homes is about to hit the market, or is this still just a futuristic theory that may never come to fruition?

We’re back with this month’s BiggerNews, as we dive into the world of 3D printed houses, the future of building costs, and how the housing crisis could be quickly solved with printable and profitable homes. Zachary Mannheimer, CEO of Alquist 3D, is here to share his knowledge on how the construction industry is about to be severely disrupted. To Zachary, 3D printed homes could help millions of Americans who struggle to find housing, as well as make housing affordable for everyday workers.

Zachary’s team designs and builds 3D printed homes, and while it may seem a bit far off to most investors, Zachary thinks we’re only a few short years away from a takeover in how housing is built. With massive cost savings for developers, immediately accessible parts for maintenance, and some of the strongest materials used in construction, 3D printed houses aren’t just a replacement for traditional homes, they’re a complete upgrade.

In This Episode We Cover:

How does 3D printing work and the new way to build residential homes

The housing inventory shortage and how 3D printed houses could be the solution

Huge cost savings and how developers could build homes for far cheaper

Comparing 3D printed houses to traditional homes and which will win in the long-run

Whether cheaper homes could help or hurt landlords and real estate investors 

Creating jobs, trade schools, and technical programs around 3D printing

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Hear More About 3D Printed Homes on This Week’s “On The Market” Episode

U.S. Housing Starts Fell Again In June—What It Means For Investors

Get Behind The Shine—A Weekly Textletter from David Greene

Connect with Zachary:

 Zachary’s Team at Alquist


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Aug 02, 2022
642: Private Money: What the Experts Warn Against Before You Lend (Or Borrow!)
00:55:54

Is private money lending the next best way to invest? To the everyday landlord, home flipper, or once-in-a-while investor, private lending seems completely foreign. Why would you lend money when you can put it into your deals? And even if you wanted to, wouldn’t it take millions, or at least a few hundred thousand dollars to get started? Surprisingly, private money lending is available to more people than you think, and it could be your next way to make truly passive income.

Alex Breshears and Beth Johnson were neither millionaires nor active investors when they started lending private money. Over time, they realized that they had grown relationships with active real estate investors, many of which always needed funding for the next deal. While swinging hammers and painting baseboards may sound fun to active BRRRRers or flippers, to Alex and Beth, the passive income that came in from private money lending was even better.

They’re now so ingrained in the world of private money lending that they’ve written the newest BiggerPockets book, Lend to Live, where they talk about how to build “hassle-free passive income” by lending private money. In this episode, they go over how a new investor can start lending, what to look out for in a lender when you need money for deals, and how even with a few thousand dollars, you too can start building truly passive income streams.

In This Episode We Cover:

How any investor can start lending money for a substantial profit

Why private lending has become more popular as investment funding becomes limited

Hard money vs. private money and why you should never confuse the two

What to look for in a private money lender and how to vet them before you invest

Protecting your money as a private lender and what you need to do to secure a return

Where private money lenders can find investors who are looking to invest 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Why Private Money Lending is a Perfect Alternative to Active Investing

The Perks & Process of Becoming a Private Lender

Books Mentioned in the Show

Lend to Live by Beth Johnson and Alex Breshears

Extreme Ownership by Leif Babin

Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, M.D

Connect with Beth & Alex:

Alex and Beth Email on Lend2Live

Beth's Email on Flynn Family Lending

Alex' BiggerPockets Profile

Beth's BiggerPockets Profile

Lend2Live

Flynn Family Lending


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Jul 31, 2022
641: 15 Rentals in 1 Year (While Running 3 Businesses!) by Putting Time First
01:26:29

Vacation rentals, real estate agent commissions, brokerage fees, insurance quotes, and everything in between just start to scratch the surface of who Christian Bachelder is. Some of you may have seen Christian before on our YouTube channel where he talks about interest rates, loan products, and other future financing projections. But today, Christian gets to talk about how he not only built a large rental portfolio but did so while running multiple businesses.

Even as full-time workers, many Americans feel like they don’t have enough time in the day to relax, let alone invest. So how does someone with a jam-packed schedule, a lot of pressure, and a mountain of responsibilities find time to not only buy one rental but fifteen rental properties in a year? To Christian, it took a bit of trial and error, but the answer is simply making your time as efficient as humanly possible.

He’s been able to heavily invest, start and run one of the top mortgage brokerages in the country, work as an agent, and provide insurance to clients as well. He drills down into what business owners and investors alike need to do to reclaim their time, and once it’s theirs, use it to the highest and best use. He also drops some financing pro tips that may help you lower the down payment you need or close with a better-than-average interest rate!

In This Episode We Cover:

Turning your referrals into full-blown businesses that can build your wealth

Why investors should always choose brokers, lenders, and agents who invest themselves 

The velocity of time and why focusing on “return on time” beats ROI when investing

Creative financing and loan programs that can save you serious cash at closing

Partnering up to not only buy real estate but build businesses faster

How to get three times more work done in the same amount of time

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

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BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

BiggerPockets Short-Term Rental Calculator

Work with The One Brokerage on Your Next Loan

Books Mentioned in the Show

SOLD by David Greene

SKILL by David Greene

BRRRR by David Greene

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Connect with Christian:

Christian's Email

Christian's BiggerPockets Profile


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Jul 28, 2022
640: How to Buy Your First 3 Rental Properties (Step-by-Step) This Year!
01:21:14

Knowing how to buy your first rental property can be the difference between you building a life of financial freedom or merely treading water working for active income. The life of a real estate investor isn’t glamorous, but it leads to generational wealth, time freedom, and the ability to do what you want, when you want, with who you want. The first step to becoming a real estate investor is buying your first real estate deal. This first step is where ninety-nine percent of people stop, but it’s where you will start.

Dave Meyer, VP of Data and Analytics and host of On The Market, has built a financial freedom-permitting property portfolio over the last decade. He doesn’t have thousands of units, but even with his medium-sized portfolio, he’s been able to travel the world, live abroad, and continuously build wealth. He’s here to teach you exactly how to do the same by buying your first, second, or third real estate deal in the next 365 days!

If you’re able to do so, you will see your life start to change before your eyes. Money will be easier to find, deals will come your way, and passive income streams will be dug in your direction. If you’re able to buy your first (or next) deal like Dave describes, put systems in place for future purchases, and slowly build a team around you, your dream rental property portfolio won’t be too far away.

In This Episode We Cover:

The 3 “Ds” of real estate investing and how to get over their obstacles

Why every smart investor continues to buy even in murky housing markets like today

Building the “LAPS” funnel that will send real estate deals your way

How to analyze a rental property for free using the BiggerPockets rental property calculator

The different types of ways you can buy real estate with no money down 

Why the first three real estate deals matter more than most people think

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

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Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Listen to Dave on The “On The Market” Podcast: Spotify, Apple Podcast, & BiggerPockets

BiggerPockets Rental Property Calculator

BiggerPockets Rent Estimator

BiggerPockets Agent Finder

BiggerPockets Deals for Sale

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Books Mentioned in the Show

Real Estate By The Numbers by Dave Meyer

BRRRR by David Greene

Connect with Dave:

Dave's BiggerPockets Profile

Dave's Instagram


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Jul 26, 2022
639: Passive Income (Without the Properties!) by Investing in REITs
01:03:25

REITs have long been a passive income generator for many who don’t want to deal with the trash, toilets, and tenants that come with rental property investing. No 2 AM phone calls, no listings, no showings, and no sales. With REITs (real estate investment trusts) you simply click a button, buy a share in the company, and wait for your passive income (dividends) to flow into your account. Seems pretty sweet right? Matt Argersinger from The Motley Fool agrees.

Matt isn’t your typical stock investor. He’s owned multiple rental properties and has even house hacked and put in some serious sweat equity. He knows that leverage and forced appreciation are huge wealth builders in the realm of real estate, but still chooses to invest in REITs instead of rentals. Why? Matt is focused more on creating passive income—as in TRULY passive income—no tenant surprises or maintenance calls to make. Matt wants to research, invest, and let his net worth grow, all while still receiving real estate-generated cash flow.

Maybe you’re skeptical. How can passive investing be so easy? If you’re brand new to REITs, Matt does a phenomenal job at explaining what they are, how they work, which types to buy, and what you can do to get started investing today. Regardless of your knowledge of the stock market, if you like income-producing real estate, this episode is for you.

In This Episode We Cover:

What are REITs (real estate investment trusts) and how they work

Why buy REITs instead of rentals, plus the benefits of both

Cheap REITs that are becoming undervalued as the stock market crashes 

Mortgage vs. equity REITs and why higher cash flow could mean higher risk

The dangers of day trading and how long investors should hold onto REITs

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Jul 24, 2022
638: Making a Profitable Pivot Out of Regular Rentals and into Vacation Investing
01:14:02

Rental property investing is a great way to make cash flow, or so it seemed in the pre-2022 world. Interest rates are rising, home prices have skyrocketed, and rent can’t keep pace with this market. Brian Davila saw this in his portfolio and knew he needed to do something about it. Buying “traditional” rental properties wasn’t going to cut it, especially when the monthly cash flow was a measly few hundred dollars. How many houses would it take to grant him a life of financial freedom?

To most people, Brian Davila looks spoiled for choice. He’s a young guy, doing forty or so flips per year, bringing in big active and passive income checks. If you think that Brian can’t relate to the average investor, you’re wrong. Brain immigrated to the United States at just six years old, dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had his first child at nineteen. He was working at Las Vegas day clubs making ten dollars an hour before he decided to become a real estate agent.

After cold calling hundreds of sellers a week, Brian was able to grow his clientele and eventually become a top agent. The only problem? He had no time for his family. He made the switch to start flipping and buying long-term rentals but had to pivot once again to a different strategy that would make him more cash flow even as home prices rise. Brian knows what it takes to become very successful in real estate in a short amount of time, and if Brian can do it, anyone can. 

In This Episode We Cover:

How to become a successful agent and why most people shouldn’t get their license 

Transitioning from trading your time for money to letting your money give you back time

Brian’s biggest mistake when growing a fast-paced real estate investing business 

Flipping forty homes a year and how to get around permitting pain points 

Short-term rentals vs. long-term rentals and which will survive in 2022

Lowering your tax bill as a real estate investor and avoiding capital gains 

And So Much More!

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Jul 21, 2022
637: Private Money Explained: 5 Simple Ways to Find Private Money Today (Part 2)
00:51:29

Most new investors don’t know how to find private money for real estate. They think private money is only reserved for those with a Rolodex full of rich or well-off business people, investors, or relatives. Using this line of thinking, most real estate investors will simply buy a deal, save up for years, and do it again. If you want to get on the fast track to a respectable real estate portfolio—private money is the way to go.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Amy Mahjoory, private money expert, is back on part two of her financing and funding masterclass. Amy has grown her real estate portfolio quickly, thanks to private money. On just her second deal she was able to pay for a significant portion of the property using her private lender. Now, she urges investors, no matter their experience level, to do the same.

This time, Amy walks through five strategies that any investor can use to connect with private money lenders today. These strategies are simple—so simple that almost anyone can use them and find success quickly. They don’t require lots of money, time, or experience, but you need to be aware of them next time you’re in a perfect situation to make your pitch. Try these five strategies today, and you may see your inbox flooded with private money offers! 

In This Episode We Cover

Why raising private money is easy when you’ve built the right systems and strategies

Referrals and why word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful marketing tactics

Connecting with non-real estate-related professionals to raise money

How one small “investment” in attending an event can open you up to dozens of lenders at once

Building an online presence so you’re known, liked, and trusted by a large community 

Hosting and attending meetups, no matter the industry or your experience, to find private money

And So Much More!

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Jul 19, 2022
636: Private Capital Explained: The 4-Second Pitch to Unlock Unlimited Funds (Part 1)
00:55:32

Raising capital for real estate is at some point what every investor must do. When you’re buying your first rental property, you can easily use your cash savings or a conventional loan to close on the property. But, on your second, third, fourth, or one-hundredth deal, finding the money (or financing) to get the deal done may start to get a little difficult. So how do you come up with the money to buy more rental properties, house flips, or commercial real estate, WITHOUT asking your parents, grandma, or friends for cash?

Amy Mahjoory has raised $20M from private money lenders, none of which are related to her (she makes sure of that). Think of Amy as a capital connector, getting to know as many existing, or potential, private money lenders as possible. We know what you’re thinking, “private money lending sounds complicated, don’t only big investors do that?” Think of a private money lender as anyone who has money, isn’t doing much with it, and wants to make more of it.

These lenders could be your taxi driver, your dentist, or maybe a friend of a friend. Private money is all around you, and if financing or cash reserves is what’s stopping you from doing more deals, we urge you to take the four steps that Amy outlines today. There’s a good chance you already know a private money lender!

In This Episode We Cover:

What is private money lending and why it’s so different from traditional financing

Building a reputation that’ll turn a stranger into a trusted lender quickly

The “four-second power pitch” that’ll land you lenders immediately

How to make your lending process legit and the documentation needed to do so

Addressing investor fear and how to make lenders feel confident in you

The key to open, honest, and powerful communication when talking to any potential lender

And So Much More!

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Access Brandon Turner’s Free Masterclass

How to Find Private Money Lenders and Finance Your Deals

10 Ways to Build a Reputation as Your Market’s Premier Real Estate Investor

Hard Money vs. Private Money

Books Mentioned in the Show

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Jul 17, 2022
635: How an "Average Joe" Can Build a Multimillion Dollar Rental Portfolio
01:09:38

Building a rental property empire isn’t easy. Whether you dream of owning five, ten, or two hundred rental units, there is a way to get there—you just need to know what it is. It took Sam Primm seven years to figure out the smartest way to invest in real estate, and now he’s here to share it with you! Sam, like many people, didn’t hate his nine-to-five job but knew that being on some else's schedule wasn’t bearable for the rest of his life.

Sam partnered up flipping a few houses here, buying a few rental units there, and wholesaling for some extra cash. Three years into his real estate side business, Sam took the leap and went full-time into investing. Since then, he’s been able to buy over $20M in real estate, totaling his portfolio to a whopping $40M. This may seem unachievable to the average real estate investor, but Sam makes it clear that he isn’t special and is just a regular guy buying rentals.

Through his real estate tenure, he’s been able to define exactly what the average investor needs to do to scale their real estate portfolio. His “SCALE” system isn’t complex, but it will help you double, triple, or quadruple the amount of real estate you own in a very short amount of time. Itching to go full-time into investing like Sam did? Tune into this episode, he’ll show you exactly how he did it.

In This Episode We Cover:

What to know BEFORE you quit your job to go full-time into real estate investing

The “SCALE” system that allows you to grow your real estate portfolio faster 

The best way to meet private money lenders, investing experts, and future partners

Getting your spouse on board the real estate investing train

Why fear is the most important feeling for new real estate investors

Using social media to grow your network so you can scale faster

And So Much More!

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Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

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Rob's Twitter

Henry's Instagram

Henry's BiggerPockets Profile

Books Mentioned in the Show

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Traction by Gino Wickman

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Jul 14, 2022
634: Why 2023 Will Be One of The Best Years Ever to Invest in Multifamily
01:05:38

Investing in apartment buildings may seem like a big jump to everyday real estate investors. Mom and pop landlords—used to buying single-family houses or duplexes—may see apartment buildings as far outside their reach. And this, for the most part, has been true over the past two years. With high competition, equally high prices, and syndication deals popping off every other second, regular investors haven’t been able to invest in large multifamily real estate—until now.

Andrew Cushman and Matt Faircloth started as solo-investors like most of us. But, over the past decade, they’ve both grown large multifamily portfolios, and know exactly how hard it's been over the past two years. They’re finally starting to see some cracks in the institutional armor of multifamily, allowing small-time investors to get deals while everyone else is fleeing from high interest rates and an oncoming economic downturn.

If you’ve been waiting to level up your investment portfolio, make big equity gains, and bring in massive passive income, then this is the episode for you. And, if you feel like you’re too new to invest, the BiggerPockets Multifamily Bootcamp, hosted by Matt Faircloth, will give you everything you need to go from onlooker to investor!

In This Episode We Cover:

Multifamily “tailwinds” that are making apartment investing easier in 2022 and 2023

The hidden opportunity of multifamily that most investors don’t pay attention to

How creativity became crucial in the real estate industry and using it to score better deals

Which multifamily properties are safe from an economic downturn and inflation 

The seven ways that you can mitigate multifamily risk when investing

How to start building your multifamily strategy today so deals flow to you as competition thins

And So Much More!

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Jul 12, 2022
633: Seeing Greene: Is My BRRRR a Bust If Cash Flow is Low?
00:44:37

Cash flow is necessary when investing in rental properties. Cash flow grants you, the real estate investor, enough leeway to pay for your mortgage and taxes, and save up a healthy safety reserve for future renovations. For new real estate investors, cash flow is probably the single most important metric they look at, but it’s not always a great predictor of a good investment. If you want to truly build wealth, generate passive income, and retire early (or rich), start looking at the metrics David Greene is talking about.

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene. Our cash flow creator, expert agent, and investor with decades of experience, David Greene, is back to answer your most asked questions. In this episode, we’re touching on topics like when to focus less on work and focus more on real estate investing, why low cash flow isn’t always a bad thing, what happens when an appraisal misses the mark, creatively financing home renovations, and how much every investor should have in safety reserves

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover:

Why buying real estate in sprints is normal and when to lay off investing

The many metrics outside of cash flow that point to a great rental property

What to do when an appraisal comes back low and how to challenge an appraisal 

The different ways to finance a home renovation and which will pave the way for more passive income

How much to keep in safety reserves if you’re buying your first rental property 

And So Much More!

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Should You Invest for Equity or Cash Flow?

How to Fund Rehabs and Renovations

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 SKILL by David Greene


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Jul 10, 2022
632: The “Conveyor Belt” System That’ll Build You a BIG Rental Portfolio Quickly
01:12:56

Multifamily investing is a bit different than other types of residential real estate investing. When the economy begins to shift, and a recession is looming, multifamily real estate tends to drop in price. But, at the same time, more renters need a place to stay, or more importantly, an affordable place to stay, making multifamily apartments their go-to option. If apartment investing has ever interested you before, Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro make a strong argument why now may be the perfect time to get into the industry.

If you’re feeling deja vu, don’t worry, Jake and Gino have been on the BiggerPockets Podcast multiple times before. Each time they come on they bring new lessons, new deals, and a lot more units under their belt. Only a decade or so ago, Jake and Gino were busting their humps working at jobs and businesses that didn’t fulfill them. It took them a year and a half to buy their first deal, and now, they’re sitting on $175M worth of multifamily. That’s quite a lot of deals in just a decade.

Jake and Gino drop some gems in this episode, specifically on why 2022 may be a smart time to start investing, how to develop your “buy right” criteria, and preparing your exit strategies so you can build wealth, not just get rich once. They’ve learned a lot of multifamily investing lessons the hard way, so next time you’re presented with a killer deal, you don’t have to double down on their mistakes.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why you DON’T need to raise outside money to tackle big multifamily deals

How to hire the right people and get employees invested in your properties (literally)

The “buy right” framework and three pillars of real estate that every investor must understand

Why exit strategies are the most crucial part of investing and how to define yours

Managing properties the right way and how good property management can make or break a deal

The “conveyor belt” acquisition system that will fly deals your way (even when you’re not working)

And So Much More!

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Small Giants by Bo Burlingham

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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Jul 07, 2022
631: BiggerNews July: Rich Dad's CPA on How ANY Investor Can Avoid Taxes in 2022
00:53:30

Everyone wonders how the rich avoid taxes. To most Americans, it seems like there is some big loophole that only the mega-wealthy know about, leaving average workers strapped with a large tax bill. Are the ultra-wealthy cheating the tax code, or are they onto something that everyday Americans simply don’t know about? Tom Wheelwright, author of Tax-Free Wealth and Rich Dad’s (Robert Kiyosaki) CPA is here to tell you how to take advantage of these big tax deductions that mystify small-time investors.

If you’re already investing in real estate, you’ll know that the tax deductions can be plentiful. You get mortgage interest, depreciation, maintenance, and insurance write-offs. But, even bigger than those, are bonus depreciation and cost segregation, which aren’t complicated tax strategies and can help almost any investor reduce their tax bill significantly. So what can an average investor like you do to get started saving on taxes?

Tom walks through the 2022 tax deductions that are decreasing this year, which to take advantage of immediately, how to find the right CPA for you, and which write-offs you may be missing. These tips could reduce your taxes by a significant amount, freeing up much more of your capital for future real estate deals!

In This Episode We Cover:

The disappearing tax deductions that every investor should take advantage of

How the wealthy avoid taxes by buying real estate and getting into debt

Renting vs. buying and which makes more sense in 2022 as affordability plummets

Using cost segregation and bonus depreciation to wipe out your tax bill

How to work with the government, instead of against it, to build wealth faster 

The best 2022 real estate tax strategies that small or large real estate investors can implement

And So Much More!

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Books Mentioned in the Show

Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelright

The Win Win Wealth Strategy by Tom Wheelright

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Jul 05, 2022
630: Seeing Greene: Estimating Rent, “Amplifying” Cash Flow, and DIY Investing
00:44:22

Look up “how to retire early” online and you’ll see some common prescriptions. You’ll hear investors talk about rental properties and index funds more than other options. This is for good reason since even as real estate investors there are ways we can go beyond the scope of buying rentals to amplify our wealth and set ourselves up for early retirement. This is also the exact question that one of our guests asks on this episode of Seeing Greene.

If you’ve ever wondered what you should do with your rental property profits after you’ve paid all your bills, whether or not to flip homes in 2022’s housing market, or simply how to get less nervous on the phone, then you’re in the right place. David Greene, host of The BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, runs through a series of different Q&A style submissions from new investors, experienced investors, real estate agents, and everyone in between.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

How to estimate rents on a potential income property and which room count brings in the most money

How to find an investor-friendly agent who will give you the local contacts you need

Whether to sell a rental property or keep it and cash-on-cash return vs return on equity

Live in flips and why flipping houses has gotten so much harder in 2022

Turnkey rental companies and whether or not to use one when investing from abroad

How to retire earlier by “amplifying” your rental property’s cash flow

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

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Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

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Find an Investor-Friendly Agent Near You

How to Retire Early (From Someone Who Did at Age 27)

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Book Mentioned in the Show

 SKILL by David Greene


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Jul 03, 2022
629: Brandon Turner’s 4-Step “Viral” Formula That’ll Bring You Deals TODAY
01:25:59

To real estate investors and real estate investing enthusiasts, Brandon Turner is a household name. Not only has he written one of the most successful real estate investing books ever published (The Book on Rental Property Investing), but he also pioneered the real estate podcasting, social media, and blogging space. Funny to think that only a decade or so ago, this massively successful capital raiser, business founder, and CEO was painting rental properties, just trying to quit his soul-sucking job.

So how did Brandon do this so quickly, and what’s going on in the brain (and under the beard) of one of the most successful real estate investors on the planet? Surprisingly, Brandon doesn’t have some secret formula, world-changing analogy, or crystal ball. He simply did what he said he would do—look for deals consistently, make offers whenever he could, and close so he could move on to the next. If this sounds familiar to your situation, but you’re struggling to find success, you may find that his system is a little bit different from yours.

Brandon gives valuable insight into the “machine-building” he’s doing over at Open Door Capital, how he’s successfully growing his personal brand, and why real estate investing success should never be a surprise. If you’re a new listener to the show, it won’t be long before you realize why Brandon Turner was (and still is) one of the most beloved voices for building wealth.

 In This Episode We Cover:

The four levels of entrepreneurialism and how to become the “architect” of your own life

Building a personal brand and finding confidence when creating content

The skills you need to grow a business and become the CEO

The five-point “viral formula” Brandon has used to raise millions of dollars

What it takes to be successful and how to create a machine that will find real estate deals for you

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Forums

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Jun 30, 2022
628: How Being a Quitter Will Make You a Millionaire
01:13:48

Before you quit your job, you’ll need to do a few crucial things. If you haven’t done these yet, but are strongly considering leaving your job soon, Henry Washington and Rob Abasolo may advise you to wait it out a bit longer. Quitting your job is a big decision, especially if your family relies on the income that you’re bringing in. The good news is, that if you’re prepared, you can walk away making much more than you did at your W2. But, if you aren't, you could simply be taking a breather in between jobs, instead of building a life you love and ruling your schedule.

Henry and Rob both have eerily similar quitting stories. They both quit during the same month of the same year, making the same salary all while building a real estate investment portfolio in the background. While Henry is more of a multifamily investing man, Rob has taken the short-term rental route to build his wealth. Both men have left the cushy healthcare-provided and retirement-matching lifestyles to build something much bigger not only for themselves but their families and employees.

If you’ve wondered “when should I quit my job” or “is now the right time to go full-time into real estate investing?” then this episode is a prerequisite for you. Henry and Rob go over the four things you need to know BEFORE you quit, things to be aware of as a full-time entrepreneur, how to handle taxes and healthcare, and some actionable tips for when you’re finally ready to take the plunge into full-time investing.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why quitting a high-paying job is probably worth it in the long-run

Spousal approval when quitting and why it’s mandatory before you start doing your own thing

How much should you have in safety reserves when you quit

The “work-life balance” myth and what a day in the life of an entrepreneur really looks like

Changing how you invest after you say goodbye to consistent income

Mapping out potential scenarios so you know what to expect on the other side of employment

And So Much More!

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Jun 28, 2022
627: Seeing Greene: The Real Estate Winners and Losers Of The Next Recession
00:41:43

Everyone has housing market crash predictions. Some media outlets will tell you the sky is falling, real estate is on the edge of a cliff, and the whole world is turning upside down. Meanwhile, investors who made it out alive during the great recession see an oncoming housing correction as an opportunity, not a warning sign. Ever since we saw wild home appreciation in late 2020 and beyond, everyday investors have been asking: when is our time up?

David Greene, real estate investing expert (also agent, author, and podcast host), knows that people will get hurt if an economic crash does happen. But, he also knows that investors who have kept their expenses lean, saved when they could, and taken care of their assets, will probably ride the tide just fine. In this episode of Seeing Greene, David will answer one of the most asked questions: where do we go from here? He’ll also touch on whether or not to give up earnest money in a bad deal, when to replace big systems like an HVAC that is on its last legs, how to calculate ARV, and why adjustable-rate mortgages could spell disaster in 2022.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

What will happen to real estate if the US economy enters a recession

Whether or not short-term rentals and vacation rentals are at risk 

How to calculate ARV (after repair value) and get estimates without breaking the bank

The best exit strategies to have when investing in real estate

How much in emergency reserves should you have when buying a rental

Adjustable-rate mortgages vs. fixed-rate mortgages and which wins in 2022

And So Much More!

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Is The Housing Market About to Collapse? What Investors Need to Know

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Jun 26, 2022
626: How “Turnkey” Rentals Can Help You Build Real Estate Riches Faster
01:00:14

Turnkey rental properties have become a fan favorite for rookie real estate investors and investors who don't have enough time to manage their rehabs and rental properties. Turnkey real estate is marketed as a way for real estate investors to buy a rehabbed property, often with tenants and management in place, leaving them with just rent checks to collect. One company, Rent To Retirement, has become one of the most popular places to find turnkey investment properties—and for a good reason.

Behind the helm is Zach Lemaster, former optometrist, and current real estate investor. After going through eight years of school, Zach was left with six figures in student loan debt and a job that required him to be on-site for the majority of his waking hours. Like most new real estate investors, Zach had hit a breaking point and realized he needed something else that could provide him income, without the time commitment.

After shelling out a large sum on a wholesaling course, Zach began using his assignment fee profits and salary from his job to buy rental properties. Every year he would buy more and more rentals, allowing him to finally scale into what he calls “turnkey commercial” (triple net) properties that give him sizable rent checks without any of the management headaches. Zach has a real estate investing path worth repeating, and he explains how he did all of it in this episode.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to use wholesaling to make extra cash to invest in real estate

The dos and don’ts of long-distance real estate investing (don’t make Zach’s mistake)

When to reinvest rental property profits so you can retire even sooner

The biggest challenges you’ll face when building a real estate portfolio 

Turnkey rentals and why they’re a great option for busy investors

The importance of a great property manager and how a bad one can ruin your deals

And So Much More!

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Jun 23, 2022
625: Live Takes: How to Tackle the Tax Man by Buying More Real Estate
01:01:55

Every investor wants to know how to avoid taxes. Many rental property investors get into real estate for this reason alone. And it makes sense—rental property write-offs are not only common in the world of real estate investing but can be very lucrative in almost eliminating your yearly tax burden. So what happens when you feel like you’ve maxed out your real estate tax benefits? Is there a way to pump out even more tax advantages from the same property?

We’re back again with another Live Takes episode, where our hosts, David Greene and Henry Washington, do their best to answer the BiggerPockets community’s investing inquiries. Joining us are four investors each at different stages of their journeys. These investors ask about how to reduce self-employment tax, finding a mentor when you’re brand new to the investing game, what happens when partners disagree on where and what to invest in, and how to maximize depreciation on a cash-flowing property.

Do you have a question you’d love to ask David? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

How real estate professional status can greatly reduce your tax burden (if you qualify)

Why smart investors look at their income before buying their next property 

The most valuable thing a new investor can bring to a mentor

How to know when to pivot investing strategies and the bright side of “shiny object syndrome”

What to do when you and an investing partner can’t reach a compromise 

Building and buying depreciation so you can keep more of your cash flow

And So Much More!

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Jun 21, 2022
624: Seeing Greene: How to Get Around High Down Payment Requirements
00:46:12

You need a 20% down payment to buy a house, right? Most people assume that the standard down payment amount, 20% down, is the acceptable average when buying a rental property or a primary residence. But this isn’t always true, even for real estate investors. Many investors will spend years saving up just a single down payment amount, only to later realize that they could have bought multiple rental properties faster if they would have done less down. So before you put a big chunk of change into your next rental, listen up.

David Greene is back with another episode of Seeing Greene where he takes a multitude of questions from new and small real estate investors. There is an answer for everyone in this episode with topics covering down payment amounts, investing in US real estate while living abroad, new real estate agent tips, how to finance ADUs (accessory dwelling units), and retiring yourself (or your parents) with real estate investing!

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

What type of rental property should you buy as your first real estate deal

How to dominate your market as a brand new agent and meet buyers and sellers

As a foreign investor, how can you get around the 35% down payment requirement 

How to finance an ADU to increase cash flow on your rental property

Should you invest with your family if you haven’t done a deal yet?

Buying rental properties without having to save up a 20% down payment 

And So Much More!

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Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young

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Jun 19, 2022
623: 10th Grade Dropout to 400-Unit Apartment Complexes (WITHOUT Raising Money)
01:05:56

Multifamily real estate investors almost always raise money for their deals, right? Some would call it almost impossible to try and build a huge real estate portfolio without borrowing money or partnering up to take down bigger properties. Sofia Castro, along with her husband, not only built a multifamily portfolio using their own money, but did so starting with a severe disadvantage.

Both Sofia and her husband were high school dropouts, living without much money, and practically no experience. A local entrepreneur took Sofia and her husband under his wing, teaching them both how to become leasing brokers. From there, they started building their entrepreneurial endeavor, eventually selling their business a couple of decades later for a whopping billion dollars.

With cash in hand and real estate experience under their belt, they began buying apartment complexes to flip them as condos. Once the recession hit, Sofia knew this was the wrong business to be in, so she pivoted heavily towards multifamily rental investing, specifically investing in “core deals”. Now, she has a streamlined process for finding deals, buying deals, and screening tenants. She gives some out-of-the-box, but highly useful tips on tenant screening, property management, and why “value-add” real estate isn’t all it’s chopped up to be.

In This Episode We Cover:

“Core deals” explained and why they often beat value-add properties

What are cap rates and why understanding them is crucial when buying multifamily

Condo conversions and the risk of flipping during downtimes in the economy

Tenant screening tips that will get you the best tenants who pay on time, every month

The right way to do property management and why you shouldn’t immediately outsource

How to buy in the right real estate markets, plus the metrics Sofia looks for when investing

And So Much More!

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Steer Clear of Social Media Scams

Should You Self-Manage Your Properties or Hire a Pro?

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Multifamily Property

Should You Raise Private Capital for Your Next Investment Project?

Books Mentioned in the Show

ABCs to Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Jun 16, 2022
622: 7 Expert Negotiation Tactics That Will Put a Buyer/Seller/Tenant on Your Side
00:58:54

The secrets to negotiation are often simpler than you think. There’s no double-talk, bribing, or harshness necessary to get what you want. If you know what the other side wants (which you probably do already), you’ll most likely have enough to negotiate successfully. So why aren't most people winning negotiations? Well, when everyone is buying or selling to get the most they can, it’s often the people who create wins for their opponents that come out on top.

David Greene would know this. He’s one of the top real estate agents in the country and is the host of the biggest real estate podcast around (that’s us!). His new book, SKILL: A Top-Producing Agent’s Guide to Earning Unlimited Income, is more than a handbook for real estate agents. This book also details how almost anyone investing in, buying, or selling real estate can win negotiations easily.

David spends time today outlining the seven negotiation tactics he has used in the past to lock down deals for buyers, sellers, and himself. You’ll hear real-world examples of when David and co-host Rob used these tactics in their own investments plus exactly how to formulate each of these tactics so you can ultimately get what you want.

In This Episode We Cover:

Price anchoring and how adjusting a baseline can secure a quick win early in a negotiation

Staying likable, yet stern, in a negotiation so the opponents want you to win

Persuading opponents that your desired outcome is actually in their best interest 

Redefining the value you bring and showcasing it in an undeniable way 

Building a negotiation scarecrow that becomes the enemy (so you don’t!)

Reigning in FOMO when working with buyers or sellers in a hot housing market 

And So Much More!

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3 Not-So-Obvious Secrets to Masterful Real Estate Negotiation

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David’s Ted Talk on Building Skills

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SKILL by David Greene

BRRRR by David Greene


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Jun 14, 2022
621: Seeing Greene: Is Paying Off My Mortgage Early a Mistake?
00:43:24

Paying off your mortgage early—to some people, this sounds like a dream scenario. But to others, it could be a cash-tastrophe. We can already hear real estate investors yelling out “always use leverage”, “what about the low interest rates!?”, and “you can scale so much quicker!” Like many real estate investors, David Greene knows the power of leverage and loans to buy rental properties faster. But, it’s safe to say that for some people, paying off a property or buying a home in cash may be a much smarter move.

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene where David answers questions directly from BiggerPockets listeners and viewers on YouTube. This time around, we have some seriously useful questions being answered for the new investor. These questions range from when to take out a loan and when to pay off a property, how to get started in real estate in your early twenties, how to build more cash flow as your expenses increase, how to get a HELOC on your rental property, and how to raise money for a down payment. All these questions (and more) are coming up!

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Weighing the pros and cons of leverage when investing in real estate

How to start investing in real estate without a ton of money or experience 

Why it’s so difficult to get HELOCs (home equity lines of credit) on rental properties

Real estate bookkeeping and how to keep all your accounts up to date

How to finance your down payments so you can buy rental properties faster

Getting preapproved for a mortgage even if you have a 1099 income 

And So Much More!

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Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

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Work with David’s Team on Your Next Mortgage

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David’s BiggerPockets Profile

Books Mentioned in the Show

SOLD by David Greene

SKILL by David Greene

The House Hacking Strategy by Craig Curelop


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Jun 12, 2022
620: Ed Mylett Foresees Huge Opportunity for “Small Investors” in 2022
01:05:17

Ed Mylett knows the housing market. He’s participated in real estate investing for decades and has become wildly successful thanks to his tenacity, relationship-building skills, and creativity when getting deals done. But, funnily enough, Ed Mylett isn’t most well known for his real estate investor prowess—he’s known for his mindset-shifting, world-changing ideas when it comes to personal development, discipline, and entrepreneurship.

In Ed’s newest book, The Power of One More, he talks about the small tweak that anyone can make to become many multiples more successful. In essence, every extra push-up, cold call, and hug to your spouse or child is the exact thing that puts you above the rest. It’s not about putting in the effort, it’s about putting in more effort than the average person would. This not only applies heavily to real estate investing but to any goal we set.

David and Rob get the opportunity to talk to Ed about his book as well as his sentiment towards today’s housing market and what deals he’s doing in the background. You may be surprised to hear it, but Ed is incredibly bullish on real estate investing for a few good reasons. He gives a simple yet incredibly practical explanation for why this year is surprisingly the best time to get into real estate investing in a long time.

In This Episode We Cover:

How the power of “one more” can change everything about your life 

Why committing to your standards is arguably more important than goal setting 

How collective psychology is driving the market to new places (and how to escape its grasp!)

Why investors must start “evaluating their income streams” instead of just their properties

The “most crazy deal” Ed has ever done and why it’ll be a first of its kind

Building the confidence you need to accomplish your dreams and create a life you love

And So Much More!

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BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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David’s YouTube Channel

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Subscribe to The “On The Market” YouTube Channel

Check Out the “On The Market” Interview with J Scott

6 Things You’ll Need When Getting Into DIY Landlording

Start Landlording Smarter with Avail

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David's Instagram

Dave's BiggerPockets Profile

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Rob's Instagram

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Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

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BiggerPockets Podcast 600

The World’s Least-Followed Investment Advice (& How it Can Make You a Millionaire)

6 Empowering Strategies to Conquer a Paralyzing Fear of Failure

Books Mentioned in the Show

The Power of One More by Ed Mylett

Nothing Down by Robert Allen

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Jun 09, 2022
619: BiggerNews June: Why "DIY Landlords" Will Win in a Recession
01:01:45

What do DIY landlording and inflation have to do with each other? Surprisingly, much more than you would think. As the year progresses and the housing market stays hot, more real estate investors are having trouble finding cash-flowing deals. At the same time, the tenants in those properties are seeing the price of their gas, groceries, and rent shoot up. Are tenants going to be left with enough money to pay rent every month? And if not, what will everyday landlords do to keep their properties?

These questions are best left to someone who not only has experience owning and managing rental properties but helping others do the same. Laurence Jankelow, co-founder of Avail, one of the leading property management software picks, is here to talk about the future of the DIY landlord, especially in 2022. Laurence has seen the trends on who’s increasing rent, who’s not, and how many cash-flowing deals are on the table. 

Laurence, David, and Dave all take time to debate what the next year will look like for landlords and renters alike. If there is a recession around the corner, how can investors keep themselves in a strong position? What is the first expense new landlords should cut if their cash flow starts to dwindle? And what real estate trends are we seeing in today’s market that you can get ahead of? All these questions (and more) are answered in this month’s BiggerNews episode! 

In This Episode We Cover:

Are we heading towards a recession, and if so, how do we prepare?

How software like Avail has made “DIY Landlording” the standard for new investors 

The biggest challenges investors will face in 2022 and how to combat them

How would a recession affect the housing market (even as demand is high)

The best money-saving tips for DIY landlords and real estate investors 

Inflation’s effect on asset prices and pivoting in your investing strategy 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Subscribe to The “On The Market” YouTube Channel

Check Out the “On The Market” Interview with J Scott

6 Things You’ll Need When Getting Into DIY Landlording

Start Landlording Smarter with Avail

David’s BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Dave's BiggerPockets Profile

Dave's Instagram

Book Mentioned in the Show

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Connect with Laurence:

Laurence's Email

Laurence's BiggerPockets Profile


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Jun 07, 2022
618: Seeing Greene: Is My Property Manager Skimming Off the Top?
00:43:38

Property management is a crucial part of your real estate investing business. They make repairs, take tenant calls, and most importantly, collect rent. But what happens when your property manager stops contacting you, forgets to send signed leases, and doesn’t send you your rent checks? When is it time to start worrying and how do you go about asking a property manager for your money back?

Welcome back to Seeing Greene, where your expert investor, agent, lender, and podcast host, David Greene, answers some of the most commonly asked real estate investing questions. In this episode, we take both video and written submissions and throw them at Dave to get his time-tested take. You’ll hear questions like, whether to pursue a business or buy rental properties, when to sell an investment property to reinvest profits, how to look for joint venture partners, and what to do when you’re concerned about your property manager’s performance. 

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover:

When to start a business or buy a rental property (and how to do both)

Why ROE (return on equity) beats ROI (return on investment) in 2022

What to ask a potential partner to see if they’re a good fit for a joint venture deal

How to score lower interest rates on mortgages as a self-employed investor 

When and which rental property repairs to prioritize after a home inspection 

What to do when you suspect a property manager may be skimming off the top

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

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Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Get Your Tickets to BPCon2022

Stay Tuned for Our Upcoming Episode with Ed Mylett

Attend a David Greene Meetup

5 Red Flags to Watch For When Hiring a Property Manager

David’s Instagram

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Book Mentioned in the Show

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene


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Jun 05, 2022
617: Why Every Great Investor Should Ask, “What Pisses Me Off?”
01:02:51

Single-family rentals are where most real estate investors start. In one way or another, a new investor realizes that there is more to life than just their job. They save up, get educated, and buy their first rental property. Those who do well repeat the process, slowly growing their portfolio to double-digit numbers. But, at a certain point, they realize they can’t go any further with the system they’ve set up for themselves. What should they do?

Rich Fettke, co-founder of Real Wealth, and author of The Wise Investor, fell into real estate accidentally. Over the years he’s had to fine-tune his system, scale his team, and learn how to become not only a successful investor but a successful leader. Now, he runs one of the premier real estate investing websites on the internet, manages three syndications per year, and still individually invests in rental properties.

Thanks to his track record of more than two decades, he knows what does and doesn’t work when trying to scale your real estate portfolio. Most importantly, Rich knows who to hire onto your team so you can continue to build wealth, without having to do all the work yourself.

In This Episode We Cover:

Where new investors should look to purchase their first investment property 

How to scale from single-family rental properties to syndication deals

Why most investors “trap” themselves without a scalable team

Turning challenges into adventure and shutting down the “inner gremlin”

Asking yourself, “what pisses me off?” when defining your company’s core values

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Real Wealth Network

The Simplest Way to Successfully Scale Your Business

Syndications—Everything You Need to Know BEFORE You Invest

David’s Instagram

David’s BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Books Mentioned in the Show

Think Again by Adam Grant

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

The Wise Investor by Rich Fettke

BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) by Jim Collins

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Follow Rich on Instagram 

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Jun 02, 2022
616: Making Money in The Metaverse and The Future Of Digital Real Estate
01:21:48

If you’ve heard of digital real estate, there’s a good chance you’ve watched one of Ryan Pineda’s videos. Ryan is a leading figure in the world of real estate investing not only in the Las Vegas, Nevada area but throughout the interwebs. He got started flipping homes and eventually scaled his business up to 100 flips per year! Since then he’s branched off into multiple different real estate-related business ventures, but his newest one may be the most revolutionary.

During the lockdowns of 2020, Ryan began to research blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance. He saw the way that the world was moving and realized it would only be a short amount of time until real estate transactions were regularly done on the blockchain. This dip into DeFi piqued his interest, so he began researching, investing, and putting more of his time into virtual and digital real estate research.

Ryan makes a strong case as to why most real estate services will move over to a blockchain model, and those that don’t will be left in the dust. Most of what Ryan preaches isn’t just speculation—it’s happening right now in the real world. If you want to get ahead of the curve, or just finally understand what an NFT is, Ryan is the guy to listen to.

In This Episode We Cover:

Starting businesses that help scale and optimize your rental property portfolio

How blockchain could end the title company industry and what investors need to know

Raising private capital and selling properties with decentralized finance 

NFTs and using them to split shares/ownership in a real estate syndication 

Combining digital and physical real estate investments for maximum diversification 

What a blockchain beginner can do to get their start in the virtual investing world 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast 292

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast 407

What Are NFTs and Why Should Real Estate Investors Care?

Watch Our Video on Investing in Virtual Real Estate

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May 31, 2022
615: Seeing Greene: Lucrative Lot Splits & Lowering Your Liability as a Landlord
00:40:52

Rental properties come in all shapes and sizes. You may be investing in short-term rentals, long-term rentals, glamping sites, or, maybe you’re trying to help someone else buy a rental property. Regardless of where you choose to hang your hat on the real estate investing spectrum, David Greene probably has a golden nugget of advice for your next purchase, sale, or client. 

In this week’s episode of Seeing Greene, David takes questions from investors, agents, wholesalers, and more to help answer some of the most common real estate inquiries. You’ll hear topics such as: whether or not a special use permit will increase property value, when to sell and when to refi a rental property, whether or not each separate short-term rental needs its own LLC, and why David stopped looking for under-market properties and started looking at something else entirely. 

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover

When to hold a property at a great interest rate and when to sell or refi

What it means to “ethically wholesale” and getting deals while helping a seller

Lot splitting and the implications it could have on your taxes, insurance, and equity 

How to succeed in a new market as a real estate agent and dropping “hooks” whenever you can

When to put your property in an LLC and whether or not each rental requires its own

Whether or not landlords are making the housing market unaffordable for average homebuyers

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Listen to Our “Ethical Wholesaling” Episode with Jamil Damji

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Sold by David Greene

Skill by David Greene

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David’s BiggerPockets Profile


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May 29, 2022
614: The Cash-Flow Boosting Businesses that Savvy Real Estate Investors Own
01:18:03

Knowing how to buy a business is a lot like knowing how to buy a rental property. First, you’ll need to know the price of the asset, then the cash flow, followed by expenses, and finally the structure. Because buying real estate is perceived as “simpler” than buying a business, most investors decide to go the real estate route—but they could be missing out. Codie Sanchez saw this opportunity when she was working in venture capital and decided to try out the business buying route herself, just on a smaller scale.

Codie can be perceived as your classic “value-add” investor, which much of the real estate investing community can relate to. She finds a business that has a strong foundation but lacks the tech or marketing to grow faster or increase its profits. When a business has a strong underlying value, just like a rental property, it’s easier than most people think to “renovate” it into something that will sell for far higher.

Codie stresses that buying businesses isn’t so different from buying real estate. She also categorizes which businesses real estate investors should buy if they’re looking to maximize their cash flow and minimize their expenses. With some help from Codie, you could be relying on much more than just rent checks soon! 

In This Episode We Cover

What a “value-add business” looks like and how to find undervalued businesses 

Evaluating and analyzing a business purchase and which key metrics to calculate before making an offer

Buying off-market businesses and why most business owners never consider selling (until you ask)

The three questions every investor MUST ask before buying a business 

Buying instead of building and how trying to build a business can cost you much more than just money

Becoming the business owner, not the operator, and outsourcing everything you can 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Hear Codie’s Interview on The BiggerPockets Business Podcast

How to Use the DISC Profile to Communicate Effectively in Business

“Contrarian Thinking” Newsletter

Quiet Light

BizBuySell

Empire Flippers

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May 26, 2022
613: 6 Bite-Sized Steps to Buying Your First Rental Property
01:02:19

Buying an investment property is a lot like exercising. At first, you don’t know any of the verbiage, then you start learning the tools, and finally, after some repetition (and help from those around you), you can become a real estate (or jiu-jitsu/weight lifting/yoga) expert! Think of David Greene and Rob Abasolo as your spotters for today’s deep dive into buying a rental property. Their advice will help you lift the weight, even if you feel uneasy at times!

David and Rob, unsurprisingly, started out like everyone else in the real estate investing space. They had no deals, no experience, and not a lot of money. But, over the past decade, both have become experts in their specific investing niches—through trial and a lot of error. Now, they bring you more than a decade worth of combined experience so you can stop hesitating and start taking action.

If 2022 is the year for you to start building wealth and pave your path to financial freedom, then this is THE episode to listen to. David and Rob discuss the five most common rookie real estate mistakes and six bite-sized steps that will allow you, no matter your experience, to buy your first, or next, real estate deal. They’ll also give a full walkthrough on how to analyze a real estate deal, plus a special bonus that will allow you to hyper-accelerate your growth in the real estate investing world!

In This Episode We Cover

The two biggest hurdles that stop people from ever investing in real estate

The wealth-building “pillars” that all investors must know before they start investing 

Five common mistakes that almost every real estate rookie will face

Why new investors should “commit” before they start educating themselves 

Using your network around you to find real estate leads, financing, and contractors

How to analyze a deal for free using the BiggerPockets Rental Calculator 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Invest in David and Rob’s Next Property

David’s YouTube Channel

Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

Get a Special Discount on BiggerPockets Pro Using Code “REPOD22“

BiggerPockets Calculator

Find an Investor-Friendly Agent in Your Area

Hear Our Episode with Rent By the Room Expert Todd Baldwin

Watch David’s Interview with CNN on Rising Interest Rates

Work with David’s Team at The One Brokerage on Your Next Home Loan

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May 24, 2022
612: Seeing Greene: Is a Headache Seller Worth Losing a Deal Over?
00:38:24

Cash flow and appreciation are at opposite ends of the investing spectrum. One will fuel your current lifestyle while the other will slowly, silently build your long-term wealth. The cash flow vs. appreciation debate has gotten even stronger this year as home prices continue to rise and cash flow prospects dwindle in formerly stable markets. Is there a way to still get the benefits of long-term growth while also taking home a sizeable rent check?

If there’s one man to ask, it’s your host, David Greene, who’s joining us for another episode of Seeing Greene. David knows a thing or two about buying for different purposes, in different market conditions, with different exit strategies. He’s not only asked about how to do this on today’s episode, he’s also asked questions like who should be on the mortgage when buying a rental with a partner, whether to sell or refi a rental, what to do when your DTI (debt-to-income) ratio is too high, dealing with difficult sellers, and how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover

How to split title and mortgage costs when investing with a spouse or partner 

Whether to focus on one market or several markets with different benefits in each

When to sell or refi a rental property (especially if interest rates are rising) 

How to purchase your next primary residence AFTER you’ve quit your W2 for real estate

Dealing with difficult sellers and how to “convince” them to accept your offer

Why being uncomfortable when investing is a sure sign of growth 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

David’s YouTube Channel

Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Real Estate Rookie Podcast

Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

How to Use a HELOC to Buy Real Estate

How to Embrace the Uncertainty of Change & Make Your First Deal

Cash Flow vs. Appreciation—What Experienced Investors Know That You Don’t

Work with The One Brokerage For Your Next Mortgage

Book Mentioned in the Show:

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Connect with David:

David’s Instagram

David’s BiggerPockets Profile


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May 22, 2022
611: Using a "Miserable" Job to Fuel a Fast-Growing Flipping Portfolio
00:56:55

House flipping is a very potent form of investing. After just one fix and flip, many investors find themselves hooked, leaving their stable jobs for the profit (and rush) or finishing another flip. This happened quickly to Jason Pritchard, flipper and rental property investor in central California. Jason was working at a sales job he hated and after watching one of the many famous HGTV flipping shows, thought, “Hey, I could do that!”

He gave it a try, using his life savings and retirement funds available to him. It was a success, so he decided to scale up. One flip grew to a few, and now, Jason's team does over seventy-five flips and wholesale deals per year! This incredible volume didn’t happen overnight—it took Jason seven years to go from W2 worker to one of the best flippers in the state! And it’s not just flipping Jason is after. He’s been able to grow a massive rental property portfolio, some eighty-three units, at the same time!

You’re probably wondering how Jason did this so fast. Worry not, as he details every step from how he finds leads, builds a team, pays the taxman, and even compensates employees. If you’re trying to get your foot into the flipping door, Jason’s story should inspire you to do almost exactly what he did. 

In This Episode We Cover

Using the skills from your job and translating them to make real estate riches 

Building a business and the most important step most flippers/wholesalers skip

Funding your flips and why paying taxes might be a good thing when it comes to financing

How to find employees that will grow with your business, even if you feel like you “can’t” hire just yet

Private money lenders and using them to scale your business even bigger 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Invest in David and Rob’s Next Property

David’s YouTube Channel

Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Real Estate Rookie Podcast

Airbnb

How to Flip a House & Make a Profit

How to Build a Highly Effective Real Estate Team

How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals

Books Mentioned in the Show:

The Go-Giver by Bob BUrg

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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May 19, 2022
610: Live Takes: The 5,000 Mile Away BRRRR (REALLY Long-Distance Investing)
01:18:37

Building a house vs. buying a house—which makes more sense for today’s investor? With home prices rising faster than many of us have ever seen before, more and more real estate investors are asking whether or not building their rentals is a smarter idea. And who can blame them? Building a rental property can seem like a great way to minimize acquisition costs, but this is only true in certain circumstances, which many investors just won’t fit into. 

Welcome to Live Takes where Henry Washington, investor and On The Market guest host, joins David Greene for a live real estate Q&A. David and Henry invite four investors onto the show today to talk about each of their passive income predicaments. These topics include buying vs. building a home, how to get out of a bad BRRRR, whether or not it’s too late in life to invest in real estate, and how to invest out-of-country.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene or Live Takes. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover

Buying vs. building rental properties and which decision makes sense for which investor

What to do when you go over budget on a rehab, flip, or BRRRR investment

How to invest and scale a real estate portfolio when getting started later in life

Whether to invest long-distance or stick it out in your local market 

Mitigating risk and keeping your cash flow rolling when stuck in a bad deal

How to finance land purchases and using a backwards BRRRR method to do so 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Real Estate Rookie Podcast

5 Ways to Avoid Going Over Your Flipping Budget

Is it Better to Build New or Renovate Existing Homes as an Investor?

David Greene | BiggerPockets

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

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May 17, 2022
609: Seeing Greene: Gift Funds, Crash Indicators, and Problems with Partnerships
00:53:51

Why can’t I use gift funds on my down payment? What are the common housing market crash indicators that real estate investors should look out for? And why does David only invest with the short-term rental king, Rob Abasolo? If you’re joining us today for this episode of Seeing Greene, you’ll hear answers to all these questions and more!

David takes some time out of his day to sit down and answer arguably the most hard-hitting, specific questions we’ve had to date on an episode of Seeing Greene. These questions include how to find synergy between your career and your investing goals, how to not cross the line when working with multiple agents, the best ways to purchase real estate with no (or low) money down, and why David rarely partners up on real estate deals. 

Some of these questions may hit home for you, as most of today’s guests are either rookie real estate investors or young professionals looking to get their start in investing. 

Do you have a question you’d love to ask David? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

In This Episode We Cover

How to "explode" as a real estate investor working full-time in a related field 

Working with multiple agents in a market without crossing the client-exclusivity line 

Purchasing small multifamily deals with no and low money down 

How to get around the “gift funds” rule for rental property mortgages 

The telltale signs that lenders are seeing a housing crash on the horizon 

The problem with real estate partnerships and how to prepare to be in one 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

Work with David as a Loan Officer

Real Estate Rookie Podcast 73: Partnerships—What to Do Before You Jump in With Another Investor

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

Books Mentioned in the Show:

The Book On Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner

SOLD: Every Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Building a Profitable Business by David Greene

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Papasan

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May 15, 2022
608: The “Golden Trio” Every Real Estate Investor MUST Have to Truly Profit First
01:03:14

The Profit First system was revolutionary when introduced by Mike Michalowicz. In simple terms, Profit First allowed small business owners to take home bigger paychecks, reinvest in their business, and scale with ease, oftentimes while doing even less. The age-old adage of “do more work, make more money” was turned on its head by simple accounting practices. In reality, the business owners who were doing the most work were making the least, while business owners who truly knew their numbers worked less, made more, and had more money to invest.

After reading Profit First, David Richter knew that this same system could be applied to real estate investing. David grew a rental portfolio himself by learning from a local mentor. This mentor had a growing team, a scaling business, but was making less and less with every deal done. As David investigated more real estate investors’ businesses, he found that this wasn’t an isolated case. Most investors were making low wages, working far more than at the jobs they had quit, and had inflated businesses, to say the least.

With some simple accounting practices, which David describes in this episode, real estate investors can turn their business into Profit First powerhouses using very simple steps. If you’ve been feeling burnout from a barrage of deals, but aren’t seeing the profit you’ve worked so hard for, you’ll want to pick up David’s new book, Profit First for Real Estate Investing!

In This Episode We Cover

The Profit First formula and why most real estate investors calculate profit all wrong

The biggest mistake that real estate rookies make when starting their businesses 

Why more deals doesn’t automatically equal more money in real estate

The rockstar team member that can make or break your business

The “golden trio” of accounts that every investor should have set up

Redefining the pay yourself first method of making money 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

Invest in David and Rob’s Next Property

David’s YouTube Channel

David’s Free Giveaway for BiggerPockets Listeners

Our Interview with “Profit First” Author, Mike Michalowicz

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Profit First for Real Estate Investing by David Richter

Lifeonaire by Steve Cook

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon Turner

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Rob’s Instagram

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May 12, 2022
607: Multifamily Q&A: How to Start, Scale, and Succeed in Apartment Investing
01:18:58

Is multifamily real estate investing as complicated as investors make it out to be? If you’re Andrew Cushman of Vantage Point Acquisitions, you’d probably argue that although multifamily has a bit more complexity than single-family rentals, it’s still, by all means, profitable for the everyday investor.

In the early 2000s, Andrew didn’t know anything about pro formas, apartment underwriting, or the best type of mulch to use on large-scale landscaping. Now, more than a decade later, Andrew has been able to lead his team in acquiring, syndicating, and repositioning over 2,500 multifamily units. He’s here with David Greene to answer live questions surrounding anything and everything related to multifamily investing. He gives stellar takes on the current state of the market, how rising interest rates will affect multifamily investing over the next few years, and the best way to increase your ROI (return on investment) on a multifamily acquisition.

You don’t need to be a large-scale apartment investor to take away some golden nuggets from this episode. Even if you’ve never thought of investing in multifamily, Andrew frames multifamily in a way that’ll have you wondering, “could I buy that apartment down the street?” 

In This Episode We Cover

The five most important factors to understand when looking at a multifamily deal 

Multifamily debt and equity, plus how they dramatically differ from single family rentals

How to use pro forma calculations when underwriting a deal and protecting yourself from overinflated profit numbers

Whether or not today’s rising interest rates will cause a sell-off of multifamily properties

The easiest improvements that will dramatically boost your ROI on a multifamily property

What rookie investors get wrong about finding good deals in today’s market 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

The 3 Cs to Achieving Success as an Investor

GoBundance

BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses To Owning 1470 Units

BiggerPockets Podcast 279: How to Find Overlooked Opportunities in a Hot Market

BiggerPockets Podcast 586: The 8 Steps That Will Stop You From Getting Burnt on Multifamily Deals

BiggerPockets Podcast 571: Is This Deal Worth My Time? The 6 Crucial Steps to Vet a Multifamily Deal

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

Book Mentioned in the Show:

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Connect with David:

David’s Instagram

David’s BiggerPockets Profile

Connect with Andrew:

Andrew’s BiggerPockets Profile


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May 10, 2022
606: Seeing Greene: The “Base Hit” Rental Properties That Will Make You Rich
00:55:03

If you’re looking to buy rental propertiesbuild a real estate portfolio, and level up your wealth?—you’re in the right place. But, as the housing market stays red hot, it can be a struggle for both new and old investors to know where to look for their next cash flow or appreciation play. Do you stick with on-market properties that may be easier to come by but with serious competition, or do you go the off-market property route and look for distressed, yet overlooked properties.

Get answers to this question (and many more) on this episode of Seeing Greene, with your host, David Greene. As always, David takes questions from you, the listeners, to answer some 2022-specific and age-old questions about rental property investing and real estate as a whole. Topics of today’s show include classics like buying new construction vs. an existing rental property, how to invest within your retirement accountson-market deals vs. off-market deals, and why certain properties stay on the MLS for so long.

Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

Buying for appreciation vs. cash flow in today’s fiercely competitive housing market

How to invest in real estate even if you’re well into retirement

The three main reasons that a property will sit on the MLS for months

When to quit your job and go full-time into real estate investing (and how to set yourself up for a successful departure)

The 1031 exchange and how it works to defer taxes for rental property investors

Using built-up equity to invest in more cash flow and higher appreciation

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

BiggerPockets Podcast 585: Seeing Greene: Boosting Your Appraisal, Backward BRRRRs, & Capital Raising Risks

BiggerPockets Podcast 591: Seeing Greene: The Cash Flow Market “Mirage” That Traps New Investors

Seeing Greene: Questions from BiggerPockets’ Best and Brightest (Episode 600!)

Seeing Greene: Should You Pay Off Debt or Invest in Real Estate?

Seeing Greene: FHA Loans, Cash Flow Shrinkage, & Bidding $200k Over Asking

10 Actionable Steps Anyone Can Follow to Buy a Rental Property

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

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May 08, 2022
605: More Problems, More Money & Why Investors Should Search for Fresh Headaches
01:07:55

How many rental units do you want? Depending on who you ask, the number of rental properties can differ dramatically. A young investor may be looking to scale their portfolio quickly, eyeing ten, fifteen, or even one-hundred units. But, for a veteran real estate investor, who may already have a three or four-figure portfolio, the optimal rental unit count could be none at all—they may purely want passive income.

Christian Osgood knows this all too well, and it’s how he’s grown a seventy-one-unit portfolio in such a short amount of time. As half of a dynamic investing duo, Christian and his partner Cody Davis know that the first place to look for a deal is within someone’s goals. Unlike most off-market deal hunters, Christian and Cody don’t blatantly ask a seller if they’re willing to part ways with their property. They do something much different and a bit unorthodox. 

Christian and Cody have grown a massive multifamily portfolio in an impressive amount of time. Christian walks through the reasons why this partnership works, how they divvy up their roles, and why new investors should learn to love new problems, not cower in fear over potential pit-stops on their wealth-building journey. 

In This Episode We Cover

The “fish hauling and shipbuilding” of a perfect real estate partnership 

Why entrepreneurs and investors alike should search out new problems to solve

Financing large deals using OPM (other people’s money) and raising capital the right way

How to find any off-market property owner simply by using Google Maps

The biggest mistake you can make when raising money from private investors 

Relationship marketing and how it can open you up to phenomenal real estate deals 

And So Much More!

Links from the show

81 Units in 3 Years: All On-Market with NO Bank Loans w/Cody Davis

OpenCorporates

Airbnb

HGTV

Microsoft

Investment with David Greene

David's Instagram

Robuilt's Instagram

Robuilt's Tiktok

Robuilt's Twitter

Rental Property Investing

The 10X Rule

Connect with Christian:

Cody and Christian's YouTube Channel

The Multifamily Strategy

Christian's Instagram

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May 05, 2022
604: BiggerNews May: What the Media Isn't Telling You About a “Housing Crash”
01:01:20

It’s a housing market crash! It’s a housing market bubble! It’s a relatively normal and stable housing market! Two of these statements might make you excited, anxious, or hopeful, while one simply makes you yawn. For years, we’ve heard numerous news outlets, forecasters, and housing authorities tell us that the next housing crash is right around the corner, only for home prices to skyrocket, interest rates to rise, and demand to stay red-hot.

If you want to know if a housing market crash is coming, Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President at ATTOM, a leading provider of nationwide property data, is the person to talk to. His entire job is based on finding and figuring out the data behind housing market movements, which he then presents to field leaders who are trying to make better buying, selling, and lending decisions.

Rick is an industry vet and was around during the mid-2000s housing market crash, the great recession, the foreclosure crisis, and everything that followed. Rick has seen the runup in housing prices over the past two years and has some interesting theories as to where we’re headed next. Whether you think we’re in for smooth sailing or on the cusp of another crash, Rick’s predictions may surprise you. 

In This Episode We Cover:

Why competition has recently fallen and whether or not this is permanent for the housing market 

The difference between 2022’s housing market and the 2007/2008 housing market

Whether or not raising interest rates has affected hot housing markets

If we’re entering bubble territory and how to tell the real estate market is going south

Which real estate markets are primed for a correction in 2023 (and beyond)

How to get ahead of the foreclosure auctions in a “high equity” housing market 

And So Much More!

Links from the show

ATTOM Data Solutions

On The Market Podcast

Redfin

Zillow

Fannie Mae 

Wallstreet Journal

Weatlh Track

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Blackstone

RealtyTrac

Youtube

Tiktok  

Dave Meyer's Instagram @thedatadeli

BiggerPockets Youtube

David Greene's Instagram @davidgreene24

David Greene Real Estate (Youtube)

Rick's LinkedIn

Rick's Twitter @ricksharga

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May 03, 2022
603: Seeing Greene: Hold or Sell, Maxing Out on Mortgages, and Investor FOMO
00:57:36

The ROI (return on investment) of a rental property is arguably one of the most calculated metrics when deciding whether or not to invest. Even veteran landlords tend to look at ROI as the sole metric that decides whether or not something is a “deal”. But, in the 2022 housing market, more and more landlords are seeing a massive boost in equity, and new investors are finding cash flow harder and harder to find. Has ROI kept its relevance?

Welcome back to another episode of Seeing Greene, where expert investor, agent, author, and real estate investor, David Greene, takes time to answer the BiggerPockets community’s most top-of-mind questions. In this episode, we touch on topics such as how to scale your portfolio on limited funds, whether or not to invest in tenant-friendly states, long-distance house hacking, and the foolproof way to decide whether to hold or sell in 2022.

Want to ask David a question? If sosubmit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

In This Episode We Cover:

The three ways any real estate investor can scale their portfolio 

Investing in a market facing depopulation and how to research a rental market

Critiquing the “only cash flow” argument and what other important metric to pay attention to

Holding vs. selling your rental properties in 2022 (and how to decide which path to choose)

DSCR loans and how to get around the residential mortgage maximum

Investor FOMO and whether or not to buy or wait in today’s hot housing market

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

The U.S. Census Bureau

CNN Money

Yahoo Finance

BiggerPockets Podcast 585: Seeing Greene: Boosting Your Appraisal, Backward BRRRRs, & Capital Raising Risks

BiggerPockets Podcast 588: Seeing Greene: Climate Change, ADU Dilemmas, & Retiring with Rentals

BiggerPockets Podcast 591: Seeing Greene: The Cash Flow Market “Mirage” That Traps New Investors

Seeing Greene: Questions from BiggerPockets’ Best and Brightest (Episode 600!)

Seeing Greene: Should You Pay Off Debt or Invest in Real Estate?

Seeing Greene: FHA Loans, Cash Flow Shrinkage, & Bidding $200k Over Asking

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

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May 01, 2022
602: Why The “Right Way” to Buy Rentals is Wrong
01:17:49

If you want to invest in real estate, you’re probably taking a safe, slow approach to building a rental property portfolio. As a real estate rookie, people tell you that the safest way to invest is to get good at one thing while keeping a distance from doing deals outside your comfort zone. While this type of advice isn’t wrong for everyone, it may miss the mark for some.

Investors like Marjorie Patton have found ways to dramatically diversify themselves in the world of real estate, without their losing shirts. Marjorie is the head of sales for a financial technology firm by day and a real estate investor, house hacker, flipper, and private money lender by night. With some rather unexpected renovation costs on her first property (and with no safety reserve), Marjorie was forced to learn real estate investing on the fly.

Fast forward to today, Marjorie has a seven-door portfolio in the expensive Denver, Colorado area. She’s grown quickly and has seen healthy profits, but has no need to quit her W2. Instead, she’s going to creatively parlay any deal that comes across her desk so she can build wealth while continuing to work somewhere she loves.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why diversifying in real estate isn’t such a bad idea, plus how to prepare to do different deals

Using the concepts you know in everyday life to build a real estate portfolio 

The benefits of being “scared” when doing deals and building confidence through mistakes

When the right time to quit your W2 is and why you don’t have to succumb to the “financial freedom” pressures

Flipping homes, lending private money, and investing in deals with partners

House hacking an expensive property while keeping your cost of living low

And So Much More!

Links from the Show:

BiggerPockets Website

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets On The Market Podcast

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Podcast #467: #1 NYT Bestselling Author Adam Grant on the Need to “Think Again”

Ebay

MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

Mike Tyson's Official Website

Steve Jobs' Wikipedia Page

Steve Wozniak's Wikipedia Page

Malcolm Gladwell's Official Website

Warby Parker Website

Rocky Mountain Women Invest Meetup

Airbnb

Redfin

HBO’s Billions

Mark Ferguson's Wikipedia Page

Rob’s TikTok Profile

Rob’s Instagram

Rob’s Youtube Channel

Rob's Twitter

David’s Instagram

David’s Tiktok Profile

David's Business Website

Connect with Marjorie:

Marjorie's Instagram

Denver Women Investor Meetup Instagram


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Apr 28, 2022
601: Why Hitting Your “Goals” Isn’t Enough & Where 95% of Investors Unknowingly Fail
01:06:38

What makes a millionaire mindset? Everyone knows what it takes to become successful: hard work, grit, tenacity, and (usually) some form of intelligence. But with so many people (real estate investors specifically) working hard, day in and day out, why aren’t we seeing a plethora of unbelievably successful individuals? It turns out, the problem isn’t within the system of building wealth, but the individual.

Jason Drees, mindset coach and author of Do the Impossible, has seen numerous individuals come to him confused, doubtful, and wanting to do more. Within a matter of years or even months, these individuals poised on success attain things that would take most people many lifetimes. So what’s the difference between a massively successful investor and a moderately successful one?

In today’s show, Jason breaks down the alchemy behind building a business, a life you love, and massive wealth. He even takes a break to coach David and Rob on their future business plans, uncovering some roadblocks and new paths that they never even knew existed. If you’ve been stuck in analysis paralysis, or simply have a goal to get to fast, this is the episode to not only listen to but take notes and review so you can grow as well.

In This Episode We Cover:

Why 95% of real estate investors aren’t aiming high enough (and how it’s hurting them)

Evolving your mindset after hitting a goal, no matter how small

Hitting unknown goals and looking for accomplishments that excite you

Using your emotion to navigate success and listening to your internal guidance

Walking the path to greatness instead of settling for success

How to “Frame” your goals, plus a live example with David and Rob

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

Biggerpockets Bookstore

Brandon's Instagram

Tony Robbins's Website

Tony Robbins Life Coaching

David's Instagram

The David Greene Team's TikTok Profile

Rob's Instagram

Rob's Youtube Channel

Rob's TikTok Profile

Connect with Jason:

Jason's Company Website

Jason's Instagram

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Apr 26, 2022
600: Seeing Greene: Questions from BiggerPockets' Best and Brightest (Episode 600!)
00:50:57

Welcome episode 600 of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast! Whether you’re a first-time listener or a David Greene addict, we’re happy to have you here. In today’s episode of Seeing Greene, David takes questions from some of the biggest names in the real estate investing space, including fan favorites like Ed MylettDavid Osborn, and even…Brandon Turner (he’s back!)

While this show features some high-level investors, the questions still apply to everyday investors. David answers questions ranging from how to find work-life balance, what to do to get your offer accepted in today’s hot market, how to balance skill with ambition, and where to start when hiring employees for your real estate investing business. Even if you’ve yet to buy your first rental property, advice like this could slingshot your wealth-building journey farther than you knew you could go!

Thanks again to all our celebrity guests for sending in their questions! Heard a question that resonated with you? Want to hear David’s thoughts on a certain topic? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A with the man himself.

In This Episode We Cover:

How to start (and stay) performing at your best so you can accomplish your goals

What the David Greene team is doing to win bidding wars in today’s hot housing market

The best metric to look at when deciding whether or not to buy a property

How to maintain work-life balance when working, running your business, and investing

Tips for hiring employees that can help you build your real estate portfolio

The three biggest leadership tips when running a team (or teams!)

David’s dream Chipotle order and how to ensure your burrito isn’t soggy

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

What Michael Jordan and Kobe Taught Tim Grover about “Winning”

Investing and Landing Great Deals at Auctions with David Osborn and Aaron Amuchastegui

From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn

Gobundance

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

40 Doors in the First 2 Years with Henry Washington

Turning $5K Into $5K/Month and Retiring at 40 with Tim Rhode

BiggerPockets Podcast 320: Hands-On BRRRR Investing and DIY Secrets with Instagram Star Brittany Arnason

The 7 Tips @investorgirlbritt Used to Go from Amateur to Pro Investor

Big Goals? Here’s How to Get Your Spouse or Partner on Board with Jay and Wendy Papasan

Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan

BiggerPockets Podcast 585: Seeing Greene: Boosting Your Appraisal, Backward BRRRRs, & Capital Raising Risks

BiggerPockets Podcast 588: Seeing Greene: Climate Change, ADU Dilemmas, & Retiring with Rentals

BiggerPockets Podcast 591: Seeing Greene: The Cash Flow Market “Mirage” That Traps New Investors

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

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Apr 24, 2022
599: The Investing “Cheat Code” of Opportunity Zone Rentals
01:06:26

Opportunity zone investing hasn’t always been around for real estate investors to take advantage of. But as the government began upping the incentives around this type of real estate investing, more tax-savvy investors started to pay attention. You may have heard of opportunity zones before, but you probably don’t know how much of a heavy hitter they are in the realm of tax reduction.

Someone who does know about opportunity zone investing is King Malaki Sims—CPA and avid real estate investor. He’s been buying and building homes in opportunity zones for years and makes the case that this type of investing truly is the best real estate “cheat code” out there. Through his simple strategy, Malaki has been able to not only defer taxes but in some cases, eliminate them entirely, just through simple, smart real estate investing.

Malaki shares how even a novice real estate investor can find, fund, finish, and furnish an opportunity zone rental property all while keeping Uncle Sam away from their hard-earned profits. If you want to build wealth without having to worry about 1031-ing your properties, Malaki is the man to listen to.

In This Episode We Cover:

Opportunity zones explained and how new investors can start investing in them

Where to find opportunity zones in your local area (no matter where you live!)

Funding opportunity zone investments with little to no money down 

The biggest opportunity zone myths that scare away investors far too early

Depreciation, bonus depreciation, and tax-deferral strategies you can take advantage of

How crypto, stock, and other investors can invest in real estate tax-free 

And So Much More!

Links from the Show:

BiggerPockets Website

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Podcast Episode 569: Rich Dad’s CPA Shares 5 Steps to Eliminate Income Taxes through Real Estate w/Tom Wheelwright

Robert Kiyosaki's Official Website

Donald Trump's Official Website

California Opportunity Zone Website

Cryptocurrency

Rob’s TikTok Profile

Rob’s Instagram

Rob’s Youtube Channel

David’s Instagram

David’s Tiktok Profile

Connect with King Malaki:

King Malaki's Instagram

King Malaki's Clubhouse


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Apr 21, 2022
598: How to "Invest on Repeat" with The BRRRR Strategy
01:32:29

The BRRRR method can be taught by no one better than David Greene, author of Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat, and adorably dubbed “Sir BRRRR” by co-host Rob Abasolo. While David may be a master of BRRRR budgets, schedules, and rehabs, Rob isn’t as familiar with doing full-on buy, rehab, rent, refinance, and repeat rentals. To not only help out Rob but the BiggerPockets audience as a whole, David does a full walkthrough on his latest BRRRR.

This hillside property situated in David’s native San Francisco Bay Area has huge potential to become a cash-flowing, equity-increasing deal. David is turning this large home into multiple smaller units that will rent out to A-class tenants and should net him a six-figure equity boost simply by doing these cash-flow-first renovations.

David walks through exactly how to find BRRRR properties, telltale signs of a good (or bad) BRRRR deal, how to use the BiggerPockets BRRRR calculator, funding options for your BRRRR (from David's broker!), writing up a contractor scope of work (SOW), and how to build cash flow when there isn’t any to be found. You’ll also hear how David had a surprise run-in with the cops when walking this property. Action, excitement, and lots of equity are all coming up in this episode!

In This Episode We Cover:

The first signs that a property may be a great BRRRR deal 

Using the BiggerPockets BRRRR calculator to evaluate deals and raise private capital

Financing options you have when funding (and rehabbing) a BRRRR

Contractor bids and BRRRR budgets (even if you don’t have rehab experience)

Before photos and David’s exact conversion plan to turn a single property into a cash-flowing multifamily 

The huge wealth-building benefits of getting creative when finding value-add real estate

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Calculators

Biggerpockets.com Pro Upgrade Code: REPOD21

BiggerPockets Podcast

Zillow

Realtor.com

BiggerPockets Conference and Events

Rentometer

The 1 Brokerage

Building Your “Passive Income Blueprint” Using the Right Real Estate Agent w/ Johnny Hoang

Books Mentioned in the Show:

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene

The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott

Connect with Rob:

Rob's TikTok Profile

Rob's Instagram

Rob's Youtube Channel

Connect with David:

David's Instagram

David's Tiktok Profile

David Greene Team

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Apr 19, 2022
597: Seeing Greene: Should You Pay Off Debt or Invest in Real Estate?
00:52:50

Should you pay off debt or invest in real estateWhether you’re young or old, rich or poor, in consumer debt or student debt, this is a question that almost everyone has. With inflation hitting decade-long heights, debt seems to be worth less and less every day. But, the other side to this coin is that asset prices, including real estate, are going up. Is there a right move to make, or are we stuck treading water without enough financial traction to stick to?

Hear answers to this question (and many more) on this week’s Seeing Greene, with your favorite host, agent, investor, and mortgage magician, David Greene. In this episode, you’ll hear topics touched on like whether to house hack or buy cash-flowing rentalswhat to expect (and not expect) from your real estate agent, how to reduce (and account for) property taxes, how inflation and interest rates will affect the housing market and the best piece of advice David would give new real estate investors.

Heard a question that resonated with you? Want to hear David’s thoughts on a certain topic? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get real-time answers!

In This Episode We Cover:

How inflation can positively affect your debt payoff and using your momentum to buy real estate

House hacking in expensive areas vs. buying short-term rentals that cash flow

How David’s real estate team sets up clients and investors for success

Finding the right property manager that will handle your portfolio’s headaches

Whether buying new construction or an existing home has better long-term ROI

How to claim rental income (including house hack income) so you can increase your financeability

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Submit Your Questions to David Greene

BiggerPockets Podcast 567: Seeing Greene: Finding Cash Flow, Refinancing Sooner, & NNN Properties

BiggerPockets Podcast 570: Seeing Greene: Signs of a Great Agent, When to Refi, and How to Scale

BiggerPockets Podcast 582: Seeing Greene: Investing in Paradise, Timing the Market, and House Hacking

BiggerPockets Podcast 585: Seeing Greene: Boosting Your Appraisal, Backward BRRRRs, & Capital Raising Risks

BiggerPockets Podcast 588: Seeing Greene: Climate Change, ADU Dilemmas, & Retiring with Rentals

BiggerPockets Podcast 591: Seeing Greene: The Cash Flow Market “Mirage” That Traps New Investors

David Greene Meetups

David Greene Team

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Apr 17, 2022
596: The 3 Ways to Find Profitable Properties that Big Investors Won’t Touch w/Amanda Cruise
00:52:24

Mobile home park investing wasn’t very attractive until a few years ago. Thanks to big names in the mobile home park space (like BiggerPockets’ own Brandon Turner), the mobile home investing game has become one of the hottest commodities in the world of real estate investing. But it must take a huge jump to go from investing in single-family rentals to double-digit-unit parks, right?

Today’s guest, Amanda Cruise, is here to tell you that bigger doesn’t always mean more challenging. She actually got out of single-family rental investing due to the non-stop headaches of dealing with contractors, property managers, and tenant maintenance problems. She started doing “Lonnie Deals” where she would seller-finance mobile homes to local buyers. Soon, after enough success, she moved on to tackling entire mobile home parks!

But how did Amanda beat out the competition when the mobile home park space is so hot? Thankfully, Amanda shares her three top tips on getting around institutional investors so you can purchase cash-flowing mobile home parks, without the headaches of syndicating or raising vast amounts of capital.

In This Episode We Cover:

“Lonnie Deals” and seller financing mobile homes for profit

Why changing title on a mobile home is far easier than on a traditional home

Finding motivated sellers and how to slide under the radar of institutional investors

Scaling your team and the “must-have” roles when buying mobile home parks

The not-so-secret way to get a list of mobile home park owners in your area

The true “value-add” opportunities to look for in a mobile home park

And So Much More!

Links from the Show:

Craigslist

Facebook Marketplace

Airbnb

LoopNet

CoStar

Sarah Weaver's Website

David's Instagram

David Greene's Real Estate YouTube Channel

Rob's TikTok Profile

Rob's Instagram

Rob's Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Podcast 563: W2 Retired and Traveling the World with Just 15 Units w/Sarah Weaver

Robuilt YouTube Channel: Why I’m buying a $3,250,000 Airbnb in Arizona

Brandon Turner's Instagram

Mobile Home Park Investing Course by Amanda Cruise

Connect with Amanda:

Freebies from Amanda's Company Website

Amanda's Instagram


Check the full show notes here: https://biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-596

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Apr 14, 2022
595: How to “Layer” Legal Protection So Lawsuits Won’t Touch Your Wealth w/Brian T. Bradley, Esq.
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Most investors assume LLCs for rental properties are the way to go in terms of asset protection. From a novice’s point of view, LLCs seem to provide everything you would need?—anonymity, simple tax filing statuses, and legal protection. But, an LLC in reality isn’t as airtight as most real estate investors think. And the worst time to learn about the limitations of an LLC is during a lawsuit, where your wealth (and sanity) is at risk.

To stop you from guessing when it comes to asset protection, we’ve brought on our go-to expert and heavy hitter asset protection lawyer, Brian T. Bradley, Esq. Not only is Brian well versed in the realm of asset protection, but he’s also helped numerous clients protect their real estate wealth, making him the perfect person to ask about LLCs, limited partnerships, trusts, and more.

Brian walks through the different types of legal “layering” that real estate investors can set up to protect themselves from lawsuits and angry creditors. He defines exactly how each type of real estate investor should set up their assets as their net worth expands, and what to do BEFORE you get served with a lawsuit. While Brian may not know your personal situation, he does speak with years of experience serving high-net-worth investor clients and can relay their mistakes (so you don’t make them too).

In This Episode We Cover:

What is asset protection and why is it crucial for real estate investors in particular

The “layers” of legal protection that real estate investors must have

What an LLC really protects you from and why it may be different than what you think

“Piercing the veil” and why most investors need to go a step beyond LLCs

Limited partnerships and trusts that give you the best asset protection

Financing hiccups when keeping your rental properties in trusts

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

On the Market Podcast

Biggerpockets Blogs

Biggerpockets Agent Finder

Real Estate Rookie Podcast

Rookie Podcast 106: Asset Protection for Rookies: 7 Wealth-Saving Answers from an Expert

Tony Robbins

Airbnb

WhatsApp

MySpace

TikTok

Cardano (ADA)

Rob's TikTok Profile

Rob's Instagram

Rob's Youtube Channel

David's Instagram

David's Tiktok Profile

Connect with Brian:

Brian's Company Website

Email Brian: brian@btblegal.com


Check the full show notes here: https://biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-595

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Apr 12, 2022
594: BiggerPockets Podcast 594: Seeing Greene: FHA Loans, Cash Flow Shrinkage, & Bidding $200k Ov