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Imagine you are friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what The BiggerPockets Podcast delivers.
Co-hosted by Brandon Turner, David Greene, and BiggerPockets founder Joshua Dorkin, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week. The show won’t tell you how to “get rich quick” or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, the BiggerPockets Podcast will give you real strategies that work for real people.
Start listening and join the 1.3 million members who are learning to invest! Visit biggerpockets.com, and follow us on Instagram (@biggerpockets, @beardybrandon, @davidgreene24, @jrdorkin) and Twitter (@BiggerPockets, @BrandonAtBP, @DavidGreene24, and @jrdorkin).

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    • 4.8 • 14K Ratings

Imagine you are friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what The BiggerPockets Podcast delivers.
Co-hosted by Brandon Turner, David Greene, and BiggerPockets founder Joshua Dorkin, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week. The show won’t tell you how to “get rich quick” or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, the BiggerPockets Podcast will give you real strategies that work for real people.
Start listening and join the 1.3 million members who are learning to invest! Visit biggerpockets.com, and follow us on Instagram (@biggerpockets, @beardybrandon, @davidgreene24, @jrdorkin) and Twitter (@BiggerPockets, @BrandonAtBP, @DavidGreene24, and @jrdorkin).

    10 Powerful Lessons Brandon Learned Building a $50M+ Rental Portfolio

    10 Powerful Lessons Brandon Learned Building a $50M+ Rental Portfolio

    We all reach a point of complacency. We tell ourselves that we’ve done enough, it’s too hard to go further, or we don’t have enough experience, money, or time to accomplish the goals that seem impossible. Brandon Turner, host of the BiggerPockets podcast, was feeling this way too, sitting on a decade worth of real estate, with enough passive income to live his life how he saw fit. It wasn’t until Brandon started surrounding himself with people who did much more than him that he realized he wasn’t hitting his true potential.

    Now, leading the real estate syndication Open Door Capital, Brandon has more than 10x-ed his rental portfolio, built a life he loves in Maui, and worked with some of his heroes. This wasn’t by accident, it also wasn’t dropped into his lap. Brandon spent serious time thinking about his “vivid vision” of the future, what he wanted out of life, and who would help him get there.

    He’s had ups and downs, with some of his favorite employees leaving, partnerships falling through, and deals being lost. All of these proved to be valuable lessons in his ongoing work to create a mobile home empire and become the best of the best at what he, and his team, does.

    In This Episode We Cover:

    The 10 lessons Brandon learned starting Open Door Capital

    Why it’s crucial to have a goal for your life and shoot towards it

    Understanding when you’ve become complacent and finding inspiration

    Giving up more to work with partners who will bring you far, far greater returns

    Working for your employees and doing anything you can for their success

    How coaching allowed Brandon to open up his mind to huge possibilities

    Using a “Hunger Games” style recruiting technique when finding new talent

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

    BiggerPockets Forums

    BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

    BiggerPockets Membership

    BiggerPockets Book Store

    Open Door Capital

    BiggerPockets Podcast 403: Developing a Millionaire’s Mindset and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Performance Coach Jason Drees

    BiggerPockets Podcast 369: Escaping the Day-to-Day Grind to Work on Your Business with Jefferson Lilly

    BiggerPockets Podcast 246: Surviving the Coming Crash, Earning 20% Returns, and Buying Mobile Home Parks with Kevin Bupp

    BiggerPockets Podcast 447: Create Your Dream Life in 3-5 Years Using Vivid Visions with Cameron Herold

    BiggerPockets Podcast 212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray

    BiggerPockets Podcast 126: From 0 to 400+ Units Through Value-Add Investing with Brian Murray

    Pre-order Multifamily Millionaire by Brandon Turner and Brian Murray

    https://www.biggerpockets.com/show479

    • 50 min
    From Pro Snowboarder to Full-Time Flipper & Investor w/ Chris Naugle

    From Pro Snowboarder to Full-Time Flipper & Investor w/ Chris Naugle

    The path of a wealthy real estate investor is never a straight line. Often we’ll set up goals we deem worth chasing, then somewhere along the way, we’ll pivot to a more refined goal. Without knowing where we want to go, we can’t get the proper footing to start the journey. This is exactly what snowboarder, skater, real estate investor, and lender, Chris Naugle, talks about with us today.

    Chris grew up in chilly Buffalo, New York and knew he wasn’t the employment type of guy. So, after quitting his first job, he decided to start a clothing company in his basement. Then, with some of the profits from his clothing venture, paired with a loan from his mom’s equity line, he opened up a skateboard shop. Everything was going well, until the dot com crash, prompting him to become an advisor on Wall Street.

    As an advisor, Chris found that more and more of his wealthy clients were investing in real estate. This prompted him to take the leap and start flipping, buying commercial real estate, and investing in rentals. But, Chris wasn’t borrowing the right way, leading him to have to get rid of his 37 unit portfolio or go bankrupt.

    After losing years' worth of work and a massive amount of equity, Chris started to draw up systems and procedures that could work as a safety net for his investments. Now with a smaller portfolio of around 23 units, he works mostly as the bank that lends other investors their money. All of this was made possible when Chris stopped and thought about what his “perfect day” was and what he needed to do to make it a reality.

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Using flipping as an entry point to get into real estate investing

    Buying commercial buildings like strip malls

    Keeping your debt-to-income (DTI) low so you can keep borrowing

    Conventional financing vs. commercial financing for real estate investing

    The “rules of engagement” when it comes to investing

    Trading money for money instead of time for money

    Knowing what your “perfect day” is

    And SO much more!

    Links from the Show

    BiggerPockets Forums

    BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

    BiggerPockets Membership

    HGTV's Risky Builders

    Eharmony

    BiggerPockets Podcast 477: Discomfort & Uncertainty Lead To Victory with BJJ Black Belt Ryron Gracie

    BiggerPockets Podcast 471: What Michael Jordan and Kobe Taught Tim Grover about “Winning”

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    • 59 min
    Discomfort & Uncertainty Lead To Victory w/ BJJ Black Belt Ryron Gracie

    Discomfort & Uncertainty Lead To Victory w/ BJJ Black Belt Ryron Gracie

    What happens when you’re pinned to the floor in the middle of a fight? Someone has you in a locked position and you can’t move. You’re sweating, you’re angry, and you start feeling the will to fight flow through your whole body. Although we’re talking about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the legendary trainer and black belt, Ryron Gracie, we could easily be talking about real estate.

    So many new real estate investors come into this space being scared of discomfort, wanting to be hand-held, and feeling like there is no way to hit their investing goals. That is until they’re put in the proper position, scenario, or matched up with a great teacher. These are the exact lessons that Ryron shares with us today.

    As a lifelong Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and now a teacher himself, Ryron knows that the same lessons applied on the mat should be applied in everyday life. Lessons like: be comfortable with discomfort, never get pulled into anyone else’s fight, and change the game to fit your needs. This not only makes Ryron a financially successful individual, but a master in martial arts. 

    Even if you’ve never done martial arts, had any interest in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or started real estate investing, this episode will help you change your mindset to thrive in situations where you feel lost and helpless, which is something all of us need throughout our lives.

    In This Episode We Cover

    “Emotional Jiu-Jitsu” and how to find comfort in difficult conversations

    Taking the fight to the ground and changing the game

    The crossovers between martial arts and building wealth through real estate

    Putting your ego and insecurity to the side and doing what’s truly best for you

    Realizing when you’re coming from a place of lack

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

    BiggerPockets Forums

    BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

    David's Instagram

    Gracie University

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Using Partners to Scale & Killing it With Airbnbs w/ Tony J Robinson

    Using Partners to Scale & Killing it With Airbnbs w/ Tony J Robinson

    Normally we have two hosts and one guest, but today we have three hosts, and one of them happens to be a guest as well. We welcome Tony J Robinson, host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Rookie Podcast, to the show! Tony has grown a respectable following due to his impressive short-term rental portfolio, his ability to scale quickly, and his made-for-radio voice.

    Tony grew up with real estate around him. His dad had a wholesaling company, and when it closed down his father relayed to Tony that his biggest mistake was failing to keep any of the wholesale deals as rentals. With this advice in mind, Tony saw an opportunity to fix up some rental properties in Louisiana. This gave him an intro to real estate funding, and after a few successful deals, he decided to dive in head first.

    Now, Tony has short-term rentals in Tennessee and Joshua Tree. He’s started multiple partnerships and speaks on the benefits of having reliable, trustworthy partners, plus how to avoid toxic partnerships that will stop you from scaling. He also lets us in on his free and simple method of finding out whether or not a market will work for short-term rentals.

    In This Episode We Cover:The importance of having cash-flowing passive incomeWhy you should never treat a rental like your primary residenceBuying in markets that are heavily reliant on tourism How to make a strong, stable, and reliable partnership The risk vs. rewards of short-term rentalsLong-distance real estate investing as a rookie investorAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Real Estate Rookie PodcastBiggerPockets Money PodcastBiggerPockets Youtube ChannelBiggerPockets Money Youtube Channel (Please subscribe!)Real Estate Rookie Youtube Channel (Please subscribe!)BiggerPockets Podcast 364: Snowballing 6-Figure Short-Term Rental Profits Into Passive Investments with Avery CarlAirbnbVRBOZillowPriceLabsBrandon's InstagramDavid's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show476 See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 57 min
    50x Your Revenue By Focusing on ROR (Return on Relationships) with John Ruhlin

    50x Your Revenue By Focusing on ROR (Return on Relationships) with John Ruhlin

    You wouldn’t think that a farm boy from Ohio would be spending hundreds of thousands if not millions on expensive clothing, high-priced whiskey, and expensive knife sets, would you? Only, he’s not buying these things for himself, he’s buying them for his clients, many of whom are some of the biggest names in business and entertainment. What does John Ruhlin from Giftology see in gift-giving that we don’t?

    First, John realized that giving regular corporate gifts, like a stress ball or a free pen, wouldn’t cut it when trying to build long-term relationships. He even went as far as to get courtside NBA tickets paired with a $500 steakhouse dinner to get Cameron Herold (a past guest of ours) on his team, only to find that Cameron was severely disappointed. So he started turning up the personalization of his gifts.

    Now, John sends out personally engraved knife sets, world-class food and wine pairings hosted by the best sommelier in the country, and video messages sent in physical boxes (seriously). He’s discovered the art and the science behind gift-giving and wants everyone to know what is, and isn’t an appropriate gift. As he puts it, you need to focus on your ROR (return on relationships) more than your ROI.

    In This Episode We Cover:The gifts you SHOULD NOT give to those you want to impressFocusing on ROR (return on relationships) as opposed to ROIHave a “relationship plan” in place for clients, employees, and partnersUsing personalized gifts to stick out from the competitionTaking a warm lead and turning it into a burning fire The best gifts to give based on the occasion, timing, and relationshipAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Pro MembershipBiggerPockets Youtube ChannelBrandon's BiggerPockets ProfileBrandon's InstagramDavid's BiggerPockets ProfileDavid's InstagramBiggerPockets Podcast 467: #1 NYT Bestselling Author Adam Grant on the Need to “Think Again”BiggerPockets Podcast 451: Stop Chasing the “False Summit”: Have Better Relationships and Results with Michael HyattGoBundanceOpen Door CapitalGiftology WebsiteClick here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show475 See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How this Busy Mom of Three Bought $75M of Real Estate w/ Pili Yarusi

    How this Busy Mom of Three Bought $75M of Real Estate w/ Pili Yarusi

    Letting go of something successful isn’t easy, but what if you know it’s costing you your dreams? Today we talk to mother, real estate agent, and massive multifamily investor, Pili Yarusi, about doing what it takes to stay focused, engaged, and on top of your life.

    Pili moved out to New York from Hawaii with dreams of becoming a star in theater but ended up working as a bartender. Lucky for her, bartending is where she met her husband and future business partner. Together, they started flipping houses, which taught her not only to systematize investments but also to use her creativity in an efficient way. She and her husband later expanded into wholesaling.

    Pili knew something was missing and she wanted to focus more on growing a multifamily portfolio. With help from some mentors, she realized that the main thing holding her back was her current (and very successful) flipping and wholesaling business. She closed both businesses, got herself systematized, and went head first into multifamily.

    Now this homeschool teacher/mom is sitting on $75,000,000 in real estate, totaling in at 850 units. No small number by ANY means! She gives some incredible advice on what new investors need to do before they can reach their goals of owning big portfolios.

    In This Episode We Cover:Limiting your creativity (in a good way) when doing flips and rehabsThe 4-3-2-1 principle and waking up with A.L.O.H.AIdentifying as the person you want to become, and letting go of less useful identitiesThe right (and the wrong) way to train employees and build a team506b vs 506c syndications, plus what to know if you want to start oneAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsClubhouseBiggerPockets Podcast 325: From Major Business Failure to Buying 20 Houses a Month With Aaron AmuchasteguiReal Estate Rockstars PodcastInvestNext Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show474 See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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14K Ratings

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One of the most educational podcasts available!

Still a newer investor but learning new things all the time. David and Brandon bring the fire every episode. Your life will be changed by tuning in.

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Amazing real estate podcast

Just a beginner starting to learn but this is so helpful.

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