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Author: Brandon Turner, David Greene, and Josh Dorkin: Bigger Pockets dot com

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Imagine you're friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer or coffee with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what The Bigger Pockets Podcast delivers!

Co-hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, this show provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week. We won’t tell you how to “get rich quick” or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, we'll give you real strategies that work for real people. Start listening and join the more than one million like-minded people who are learning to invest on BiggerPockets.com.

Previous guests include: Ken McElroy (author of Rich Dad Advisors' "The ABCs of Real Estate Investing"), Tim Ferriss, Grant Cardone, Ryan Holiday, and many more!
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Over 20 years' experience in mobile home park mastery! On today’s show, Brandon and David interview Frank Rolfe, an experienced mobile home park investor with TONS of great advice to share—and share he does! You won’t want to miss Frank’s incredible tips for using seller financing to buy parks, staying low risk while scaling, and the beauty of owning “small cities”! He also gives fantastic advice for making “stakeholders” out of tenants, describes what the perfect mobile home park setup looks like, and discusses how to find pocket listings no one else is seeing. Frank goes on to share the incredible story of how he bought a mobile home park with a wrestling ring in the back and how he sold it for a $1 million profit seven years later! In addition, he talks about his strategy for finding the perfect resident manager and insuring yourself against embezzlement from your management team. This is one of the most information-packed shows we’ve ever done in the MHP space, and you’ll be blown away by the amount of content here. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: How Frank uses seller financing to buy deals he never could with a bank How he stays low risk while scaling How he got started with a billboard business How he owns “small cities” The key to doing seller financing correctly How he rents to “stakeholders” not just tenants What the perfect mobile home park setup looks like Why he loves mobile homes (aka "the gem" of real estate) Why mom and pop-type owners love mobile home parks How the average park can be bought and rents doubled year one The win-win opportunity mobile home parks provide for tenants and owners The mistakes he made on his first deal and how he learned to avoid it The No. 1 thing to look for when buying a park His strategy for finding pocket listings from brokers The 5 ways he finds parks to buy And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Business Podcast BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock 21st Mortgage
From waiting tables to scaling up to 250 units! Today’s show is going to blow your mind. Brandon and David sit down with James Dainard, a real estate investor in the Seattle area, who is using his broad knowledge of real estate investing to do some big things! James shares how he got started door-knocking for someone else’s company to learn the business—and things took off from there! He also shares how he’s finding 60 percent of his deals from the MLS, how he uses local zoning knowledge to find opportunities others are missing, and how he made over a million dollars off an MLS flip! James has some GREAT strategies he uses, including combining flipping, wholesaling, and BRRRRing; improving the return on his equity; and “inventing returns." You’ll also be blown away at how he created a 60-room rental (!!!) property that earns over $9K a month and how he saves money on maintenance and property management by running it all in-house. James is a smart, humble, and experienced investor doing some very impressive stuff. Download this one today! In This Episode We Cover: How he got started door-knocking for someone else’s company Story behind his first deal How he bought a 60-room house How he got to over 200 units all single-family Combining wholesaling, flipping, and BRRRR What he looks for in an area and using zoning knowledge to find opportunity Profiting $1 million on a flip he found on the MLS About his apartment complex that was on the market for 200+ days How he uses flips to fund his rentals Getting 60% of his deals off the MLS How he calculates the return on his equity Why he hires people in-house to manage properties and do maintenance How he BRRRRed a deal with no money left in that cash flowed $2K a month His unique method for “inventing” returns And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Premium Forum Thread about BiggerPockets Premium BiggerPockets Youtube Page BiggerPockets Podcast 302: Making $100k/Deal Using Other People’s Money, Time & Experience with Cory Nemoto Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram
Want to learn from two guys who have weathered several real estate market cycles and come out on top? You’re in the right place! In this episode, Brandon and David sit down with Russell Gray and Robert Helms, longtime hosts of the Real Estate Radio Guys program. In this wide-ranging discussion, Russell and Robert cover a TON of subjects, from house hacking to investing in overseas resorts. The guys share the lessons they learned from the 2008 crash (hint: don’t rely too heavily on credit) and explain how they’re preparing for the next one. They break down how multifamily investing is just like running a business, and why hiring an assistant is the most important first step when scaling up. Russell and Robert also tell us why having an A-student mentality can hinder new investors (and make them a target for gurus), and why you don’t need to know every step in order to just get started.  You’ll learn why Robert is about to make his 137th trip to Belize, why he and Russell stopped investing in Mexico and Australia, and why you should design your own personal investment philosophy, too.  If you’re a big-picture thinker interested in using the tax code to your advantage and staying on top of market cycles, this show will blow your mind. Listen here or on your favorite podcast app, rate and review us, and subscribe so you won’t miss the next one! In This Episode We Cover: How these guys inspired Brandon What an entrepreneur does How gurus take advantage of hungry new investors How they are preparing for the next real estate downturn Their strategy for building big wealth in other countries How they learned the lesson about needing sufficient reserves the hard way What to do when available credit goes away Why they invest in resorts Where we are in the market cycle Why they are locking in long-term debt right now What they learned from the 2008 crash How to prepare and win for the next downturn What an opportunity zone is and how to use them Why they study global economics And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast Robert Kiyosaki BiggerPockets Podcast 052: Buying Apartment Complexes, Raising Millions, and Building a Profitable Business with Ken McElroy Peak Prosperity Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram
Location, location, location! On today’s show, Brandon and David sit down with Robert Jones, a real estate agent and investor in Colorado, who has built a cash-flowing portfolio with millions of dollars in equity in an expensive market. Robert will blow you away with his knowledge on making deals work (even through the MLS) and choosing what to buy. You won’t want to miss his advice on buying properties with super low down payments, targeting ideal locations that attract ideal talents, and using agents to do the work of finding deals. You’ll also love his tips for creating systems so he can travel while making money and identifying the qualities of a good agent. Robert is extremely humble for having such massive success, and he shares his whole playbook for how he built a portfolio of 26 units worth millions before the age of 35. DO NOT miss this one. Download today! In This Episode We Cover: Turning properties to rental properties What are capital gains Should you rent or sell your house? Moving to a new house every year Taking 3 months off while having a real estate business Real estate to fund your life Being an agent or not How the stack works And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar GoBundance Audible Federal Housing Finance Agency BiggerPockets Podcast 280: The Key to Making Great Deals (Hint: Overlooked Properties!) with Mark Hentemann (Writer for TV’s Family Guy!)
A whopping 73 units a year without negotiating your own deals! Today’s guest Ryan Dossey breaks down his business and shares how he built a deal-finding pipeline he runs without doing the work! Ryan gives great insight into how he finds deals directly from sellers, has team members meet with and close deals, then decides if he wants to keep them or wholesale them. If you’ve ever been interested in how to build systems to get your time back, this is a show for you. You won’t want to miss how Ryan used BiggerPockets to start and grow his business, how he began wholesaling, and how he uses NONE of his own money. You’ll also love hearing how Ryan made $10K in four hours on his first deal and how he built a conveyor belt to close deals while he’s out of the country. Plus, he gives investors AMAZING advice on approaching a mentor the right way! Ryan is a great example of how to use BiggerPockets to grow your wealth and portfolio, and he shares some powerful tips about how you can do the same. Download this one today! In This Episode We Cover: How Ryan got into real estate in spite of never graduating high school How he learned to see the world from a different perspective than everyone else Why he markets directly to sellers How he used BiggerPockets to build several different businesses How he used blogging on BiggerPockets to build his business How he got his first wholesale deal (and made $10K in four hours doing so) Why he went full time into RE and how he knew it was the right time to do it How he chooses his markets What no one tells you about the RIGHT way to approach a potential mentor How he built a conveyor belt to close deals while he’s out of the country Why he invests in multifamily The No. 1 thing a newbie needs to know to get started wholesaling Why focusing on one task is key to being successful faster And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar GoBundance BiggerPockets Airbnb Calculator BiggerPockets Calc BiggerPockets Podcast 068: Being a Superhero House Flipper, Investor, and Team Leader with Mark Ferguson InvestFourMore Podio Deal Machine (App) CallPorter  
Self-storage with OPM! Today’s guest Ben Lapidus sits down and spills the beans on his strategies for buying self-storage units and running an investment fund with other people’s money. Ben has some really great advice for those who want to get started in self-storage, including how he got started getting 25% of other people’s deals, why he jumped from single family into commercial opportunities, and how he mitigates risk in the self storage space. You also won’t want to miss what he shares regarding how he picks a market, his criteria for buying a deal, and where he recommends brand new self storage investors get their start (hint-it’s all about size). If you want to have your mind blown, you CAN’T miss his technique for seller financing negotiating where he improves his terms by saving the seller’s money on their taxes-brilliant! This episode is completely full of high energy, content packed, practical advice for getting into commercial opportunities with other people’s money and we guarantee you will learn a TON. Download today and buckle your seat belt! In This Episode We Cover: How Ben found real estate after finding success in other business ventures Starting off investing with partners and getting 25% of the deal with none of the risk or capital Why he jumped from SFR to apartments What he learned buying an awful property on his first deal How he put together his first syndication Why he invests in self storage How he found opportunities while looking for something else How he focuses on his strengths and finds partners to handle his weaknesses How he finds deals in today’s market His criteria for what he needs to see in a market How he mitigates risk when buying self storage Why he looks for “expansion potential” How he finances his deals, the strategy he recommends for newer self storage buyers to look into His BRILLIANT tax saving strategy he uses to save thousands of dollars on seller financing opportunities The one thing he think should be taught in school that isn’t How he recommends people improve their people skills and forming connections And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Premium Best Ever Conference BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless $13M in Equity from One Deal & Cash Flowing Despite Being Comatose with AJ Osborne
Commercial real estate like you’ve never heard it before!  On today’s episode, Brandon and David sit down with Ken Wimberly, the owner of a Keller Williams commercial brokerage and a commercial investor himself. Ken shares some incredible tips on how to get into owning commercial property, including how to find quality tenants, how to structure the lease, and how to protect yourself from a changing market. He also provides great advice on building relationships and identifying who NOT to partner with. Ken goes on to talk about how he went from working in a pizza restaurant to cashing his first check for 50K as a broker—with absolutely no training program! He shares some incredible advice for opening a laundromat, making huge returns, and successfully investing in other people’s deals, too. If you’ve ever been interested in how to do big deals without big headaches, this episode is for you! In This Episode We Cover: How he builds relationships How he learned the commercial business sitting across from a mentor and listening How he buys laundromats Investing in commercial spaces Using OPM to buy land and selling a 5K investment for 150K  How he earned a commission of 50K on a deal he couldn’t do How he chooses his business partners His morning routine What to look for in a potential partner to disqualify them How newbies should start off investing in commercial property How to balance investing with family time How he structures deals Tips on owning a business inside your commercial building How he invests in other people's deals And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Commercial Lenders StackSource Branch Equity CBRE BiggerPockets Podcast 190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban BiggerPockets Podcast 322: 3 Things Every Leader MUST Do to Scale with Ben Kinney Google Alerts GoBundance BiggerPockets Business Podcast
Build a deal funnel to fuel your business and keep the leads coming! On today’s show Brandon and David sit down with Adam Johnson and Brent Moreno, two wholesalers running a business that fuels their investment portfolio! Adam and Brent share several key pieces that make their business go, like how they have built systems to reduce their workload, how they keep their pipeline full of leads, and how they use a “three foot rule” to make sure everyone knows how they can help them. You’ll also love how they recruit others to work in their business, how they use stories to hold people’s attention, and how they have leveraged an army of Uber drivers to find them deals! These two guys have formed a great partnership, and share TONS of practical, meat-and-potatoes advice for how you can do the same. Their advice on “helping over haggling” alone is priceless! If you want to learn how to form the perfect partnership, how to build a portfolio off of a consistent pipeline of deals, AND how to wholesale those deals for profit, this is an episode you can’t miss! In This Episode We Cover: How they got into wholesaling How their business is structured Why they love wholesaling more than anything else How they use systems to create success when they don’t feel like working What a perfect partnership should look like The funnel they have set up to find, capture, and follow up with distressed seller leads The three-foot rule How they use Uber drivers to find them deals How they are helpers not hagglers The number one thing a newbie needs to do well to start a wholesale business How to recruit others to bring you deals How to use stories to get others involved in helping your business How they believe there is no “box” to think outside of And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Youtube Channel BiggerPockets Money Podcast BiggerPockets Business Podcast Podio InvestorPO REIpro PropStream ListSource LeadSherpa David Goggins on Joe Rogan’s Podcast Gary Johnston  
Ten doors free and clear on a blue-collar salary—today’s guest shares exactly how she did just that! Brandon and David sit down with Ashley Hamilton, who shares the incredible story of how she went from poverty to success through real estate investing with very little help or guidance. Ashley shares her remarkable strategies for investing in a market where very few others could, how she used BiggerPockets to develop a system, and how she got the city of Detroit to offer her a deal to buy a property at $500! Ashley also shares how she buys cheap houses at auctions, how she finds banks to finance her rehabs, and how she uses keyword alerts in the BiggerPockets forums to snag deals before anyone else! And be sure to listen for Ashley’s “no milk for her cereal” strategy to overcome and succeed! If you’re looking for an incredibly inspirational story that highlights how creativity and resiliency can pay off, you want to download this today.  In This Episode We Cover: How Ashley found a way to invest in a market when very few others could How she got the city of Detroit to call her and offer her a deal to buy for $500 Getting to nearly a half a million dollars in equity in a few short years How she got started investing with nothing but BiggerPockets as a guide Finding the best part of the city to invest in Why she fix her rentals up to suburb quality even in low-income neighborhoods Building a portfolio of 10 doors free and clear The way she uses the BiggerPockets forums to help her make money Landlording like a boss Giving back to your tenants And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Tarl Yarber's BiggerPockets Dave Van Horn's BiggerPockets Profile Brie Schmidt's BiggerPockets Profile Joe Fairless' BiggerPockets Profile BiggerPockets Instagram Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram Rentometer Rich Dad Poor Dad Seminar GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
Incredible show alert! You don’t want to miss this one: Brandon and David sit down with bestselling author Cal Newport (who wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, and so on) to discuss just what makes high performers different than the rest. Cal shares incredible insight based on his research as a professor at Georgetown University, including how boredom can serve a very useful purpose, how to improve your focus to master your craft, and how building “career capital” can open doors to the life you’ve always wanted. Cal also shares life-changing advice on how starting the day in “monk mode” can supercharge your productivity, how to set better expectations with team members, and how to rebuild your digital life in 30 days. This episode is so good you’ll feel guilty you didn’t have to pay. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: Cal's story Improve your focus and remove distractions to increase productivity How to combine “deep work” with “shallow work” to stay mentally energized Building career capital you can then invest to build a better life What successful people do that unsuccessful people don’t How to set better expectations with team members How to start your day in “monk mode” and be insanely productive How to give your hours a job and make time work for you How to use boredom to recharge and motivate you His thoughts on social media and how it can rob you of time Taking the information you’re learning and letting it sink in  Detox and rebuild your digital life in 30 days And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Pro BiggerPockets Calc BiggerPockets Podcast 329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe Mejia BiggerPockets Podcast 327: The “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat” Method Made Simple With David Greene LinkedIn Moment App Realtor.com
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K Pierre

I tried starting this podcast from the first episode... no way I'm gonna be able to do that lol

Jul 17th
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Drew Brid

K Pierre Lol...

Jul 18th
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K Pierre

idk if you'll be able to see this but I'd like to know if it's best to start off with getting my real estate license before getting into business?

Jul 11th
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Lukas Parker

K Pierre +1

Jul 11th
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Matthew McKibben

This guy is amazing to listen to. what he has done with his life and business is my life long goal. Hearing his story really helped me stay focused and get the ball rolling. Thank you BP for the Podcast.

Jul 2nd
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Chad Mullins

loving this, great detail. also, I recommend mr greens brrrrrrr book. I think it has fewer r's but it is packed full of useful information and void of the babble often seen in information books to get the word count up. 20 dollars to save hundreds of thousands in bad deals ? worth it.

Jun 19th
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Nyjuwa Newton

Ashley is a straight up Hustler 💪💯 respect

Jun 16th
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Jeffrey Douglas

Awesome Episode

Jun 10th
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Cameron Bulloch

would love to see more from Ashley...I'm 35 miles north of Detroit

Jun 4th
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Kevin M Miller

my favorite investing podcast

May 23rd
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Mitchell Pennock

Great!

May 23rd
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Aleja Yepes

Awesome!

May 13th
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D Lewis

Incredible young man. Incredible episode. Definitely sharing it.

May 9th
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Philip Hoskinson

Bigger pockets: Any random shmuck can finance a house Interview: I had no idea what I was doing, I bought a house without inspection. I'm an idiot.

May 4th
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Nathan Watson

BEST PODCAST EVER

May 4th
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Eric

Great information!!! We need more blank!

May 2nd
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Dave G

excellent excellent excellent!! just what I have been waiting for! thanks guys!

Apr 25th
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Missy Mercer

padlock.com was mentioned in the podcast but I was unable to locate it. Please provide link. Thanks.

Apr 20th
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Erika Wilson

One of you asked, "Who would listen to this for the first episode?" I just want to comment back, this was my first episode of Bigger Pockets. I will DEFINITELY listen to more episodes.

Feb 23rd
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