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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!
331 Episodes
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
What does true wealth mean to you? Maybe it’s having control over your time or having the means to donate part of your income to charity. Maybe it means feeling healthy enough to jump out of bed and attack the day. In today’s episode, Brandon, David, and Josh (remember him?) speak with three financially independent investors about what motivated each of them to work so hard toward their goals. Early in their careers, David Osborn, Pat Hiban, and Tim Rhode realized they shared a common goal: to steadily accumulate streams of passive—or as they call it—“horizontal” income. So they got together and made a serious commitment, vowing to hold each other accountable every step of the way—even if it meant dishing out some tough love. In this episode, you’ll learn how finding an accountability partner can change the trajectory of your career and life, and how giving time and money can not only make you feel better but also make you more wealthy. You’ll also learn how David, Pat, and Tim built dozens of streams of income by living below their means, connecting with the right people, and taking advantage of opportunities. This is a must-listen if you've ever asked the question, “Why am I working so hard, anyway?” You’ll come away from this episode motivated to hold yourself and your loved ones accountable so you can reach your goals together. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: The background of these founders The story behind the three amigos and the founding of GoBundance The Pillars of GoBundance Having a genuine contribution Having authentic relationships Having extreme accountability Having horizontal income Having age-defying health Having bucket list adventures How to reach your financial goal Finding motivation to earn and grow more And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 284: The “Miracle” Behind Becoming a Millionaire with Hal Elrod and David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban  BiggerPockets Podcast 313: How to Be Happy AND Grow a Massive Business with Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler (and Josh!) 1 Life Fully Lived  
Awesome show alert! Today’s guest is so full of information you will be blown away. Aaron Amuchastegui sits down with Brandon and David and explains how he buys 20 deals a month while practicing principles of the four-hour workweek. It's an incredible story about how he built a big business with foreclosures, how he keeps his pipeline full (including how he buys deals at auctions), how he does due diligence, and how he tracks down owners of vacant properties. You won’t want to miss his advice on owning C- or D-level properties, how he uses flip profits to fund a business that acquires rentals, and—most importantly—how you can lose money in real estate even if you’re buying great deals. This episode is full of more powerful insight than we can begin to mention. Aaron is a big-time real estate investor who has gone from rags to riches, to rags to riches again. Tune in to hear him share everything he learned along the way. Download today! In This Episode We Cover: How he got into real estate investing Buying at an auction The different types of auctions How to approach and talk to cash buyers The moral aspect of real estate How to do title research A big surprise after buying a sight-unseen house Bouncing back from losing everything he built Why he thinks flipping is a job And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Kiawe Outdoor Instagram Kiawe Outdoor Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors GoBundance Five Hour School Week
Do you want to invest in multifamily apartments but feel intimidated by the process? If so, today’s episode is for you! Brandon and David interview Michael Blank, an experienced multifamily investor/educator, who breaks down the seemingly daunting process into super simple steps. Don’t miss Michael’s advice on how to get started in the space, how “the law of the first deal” will increase your odds of success, and how multifamily investing can lead to financial independence in five years. You’ll also love learning common multifamily vocabulary, what an ideal property looks like, and how to develop relationships with potential investors. Michael also shares incredible insight into how he built his empire, as well as his top two negotiating tactics and “three levers” to successfully negotiate a multifamily deal! This is one of THE most informative shows we’ve ever done. Download it now! In This Episode We Cover: How he got started and why he recommends multifamily investing Scaling his business despite running out of of time What is “the law of the first deal”  The multiple ways syndicators make money in a deal Common multifamily terms and what they mean How to improve the value of a multifamily property What an ideal deal looks like Developing pre-existing relationships with potential investors Why cash flow is so important in multifamily His top two negotiating tactics How he bought a 321-unit building, how he BRRRR-ed a multifamily building, and returned 96 percent of their investors’ capital in the process His “three levers” to negotiate in a multi family deal And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 066: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone LoopNet BiggerPockets Bookstore
Comments (10)

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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