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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

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!
334 Episodes
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
Financially independent before 30 years old! Today’s guest Felipe Mejia sits down with Brandon and David and shares the incredible story of how he scaled from a $3,000 mobile home to 10 units and financial independence! Felipe has created a unique system that involves multi-unit properties, short-term rentals, and leveraging others to help run his business. The result? He is currently crushing it! You don't want to miss the insanely powerful “no-why principle” he’s used relentlessly to succeed whenever he’s told no. Felipe also discusses how he leveraged the job of communicating with his Airbnb guests to buy his time back, and how he took advantage of a construction boom in his hometown to service its workers. He also talks about how he lost 30 pounds after realizing he was in the wrong profession, and how he bought a mobile home for $3,000 and then later got paid $30,000 for it! This episode is jam packed with fun, exciting content and practical advice for those looking to exit the rat race and achieve financial independence through creative strategies with real estate.
If you’ve ever had an interest in turning your desire to invest in real estate into a well-oiled business machine, today’s episode is for you! Chris McChesney, bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution, shares some mind-blowing strategies recognized worldwide for their ability to help followers achieve more success! Chris shares the difference between lead and lag activities, how to use the power of leverage to move your business forward, and how staying busy isn’t always in your best interest. He also shares eye-opening insight into the way we use confirmation bias to avoid making progress, how to break major wars into smaller, winnable battles, and the secret of “tendency override.” Chris has developed an amazing system using four key strategies to improve your odds to succeed and has implemented them with companies like Coca-Cola, Comcast, The Ritz-Carlton, and more! Don’t miss this episode chock full of actionable advice for improving your life, as well as your business! In This Episode We Cover: The difference between lag and lead activities How to use the power of leverage to move your business forward How staying busy isn’t always in your best interest How to identify your most important goal The secret to losing weight—and how to apply it to real estate What most business owners do wrong How confirmation bias clouds your vision Learning the secret of “tendency override” Breaking major wars down into small battles How to keep your goals small to make sure you achieve them How to avoid giving in to self-victimization How to develop a scorecard to track your progress How to use accountability to stay on track And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Youtube Channel BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock (Podcast) My Body Tutor My Fitness Pal BiggerPockets Instagram Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram
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Today, we’re introducing the BiggerPockets Business Podcast, co-hosted by J and Carol Scott. Subscribe now using the links below; Episode 1 is up now! SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS (IPHONE): SUBSCRIBE ON GOOGLE PODCASTS (ANDROID): The BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast will be back tomorrow, and we’ll be back to regular programming next week. Future episodes of BiggerPockets Business will drop on Tuesdays -- the day after the BiggerPockets Money Podcast. Oh, and go follow the BiggerPockets Business Podcast on Twitter @BPBusinessShow and Instagram @BiggerPockets!
In this special half-episode, David reads from Chapter 2 of the brand-new book he’s written on the BRRRR strategy. This particular passage goes to the heart of what makes BRRRR work: buying great deals. So how do you pull that off? In this chapter, David reveals: what he looks for when targeting properties, how to practice analyzing deals so you won’t be afraid to pull the trigger, and how to find team members and align their incentives with yours. Order “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple” today at Physical copy, eBook, or audio version (read by a professional narrator) are all available. Or you can also get EVERY format if you order the Ultimate Package. That includes the exclusive eBook, “Long-Distance BRRR,” a bonus video on how to interview and hire a great contractor, and access to a live Q&A webinar with David. In the meantime, enjoy this bonus episode!
It’s here—THE book on BRRRR! And who better to write it than the leading authority on this strategy: our co-host David Greene. In this episode, he breaks down exactly how to “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat” your way to wealth. David reveals how BRRRR allows him to force equity, leverage the talents of others, and recycle his capital so he didn’t have to keep working 100-hour weeks as a police officer. You’ll learn about the velocity of money, the “core four” players every BRRRR investor needs on his or her team, and the way to eliminate fear by taking a cold, hard look at the numbers. David also explains how this strategy can reduce capital expenditures and how to come to the bargaining table with a cash offer that puts you in the driver’s seat. He also addresses some common objections, including the notion that it’s difficult to influence the appraised value of your rehabbed property. Plus, you won’t want to miss the "Deal Deep Dive" where David goes into detail about one of his recent real-life BRRRR deals. Whether you’re brand new to this method of investing or are looking to fine-tune your BRRRR skills, this episode will provide you with a ton of value. Still, we only cover part of what’s in David's book, so check it out on the BiggerPockets Bookstore. In This Episode We Cover: Who David is Defining and explaining BRRRR Discovering the main benefits to BRRRR How to increase your ROI Understanding what increasing the velocity of your money is Getting good at what you do How to decrease risk by building equity and pulling capital How to scale to financial freedom faster Ways to lower CapEx expenses And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Dave Visaya's BiggerPockets Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert Greene BiggerPockets Instagram BRRR Calculator BiggerPockets Bookstore
Comments (13)

Nyjuwa Newton

Ashley is a straight up Hustler 💪💯 respect

Jun 16th

Jeffrey Douglas

Awesome Episode

Jun 10th

Cameron Bulloch

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

Jun 4th

Kevin M Miller

my favorite investing podcast

May 23rd

Mitchell Pennock


May 23rd

Aleja Yepes


May 13th

D Lewis

Incredible young man. Incredible episode. Definitely sharing it.

May 9th

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

Nathan Watson


May 4th


Great information!!! We need more blank!

May 2nd

Dave G

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

Apr 25th

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

Apr 20th

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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