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.
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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!
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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
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
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
Quitting the Police Force, Wholesaling, & Buying Notes with David Greene
There is only one man on the podcast today that has a beard, and no, it’s not the guitar-playing, surfing, 7-foot tall one. David Greene is “seeing Greene” in this episode and gives new and experienced investors advice and answers on their questions. We go through a range of subjects from real estate notes, quitting a W2, scaling, and whether or not to start a property management business.
With David’s experience as a W2 police officer, agent, broker, investor, and lender, he can give all kinds of great answers related to real estate. So whether you’re a newbie trying to get your first deal done or an experienced landlordclosing on a new house every week, there is probably some question David answers that can help you out!
All of these questions have been asked by BiggerPockets listeners either via video or from Facebook. If you weren’t able to get a question answered by David this time, you can submit a question at this link.
In This Episode We Cover:Purchasing a property from a wholesalerHow to place properties under an LLC once purchasedIs land worth pursuing or should you stick to properties?When is the right time to quit your W2 and pursue real estateCan you 1031-exchange a flip into a buy and hold rental?And So Much More!Links from the ShowBrandon's InstagramDavid's InstagramBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Pro MembershipBiggerPockets Youtube ChannelBiggerPockets Podcast 457: How Thinking 5 Moves Ahead Can Make You Millions with Patrick Bet-David6 Mindset Shifts to Make Today to Become Successful TomorrowBiggerPockets Business Podcast 89: How David Greene Plans to Sell $150 Million of Real Estate in 2021Rookie Podcast 81: David Greene on Where Rookies Go Wrong When Looking for an AgentSubmit Your Questions to David GreeneClick here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show473
Here’s What You SHOULDN’T Do When Long-Distance Investing
Nick Lamagna wasn’t planning on getting into real estate investing. When he finished college he knew that he wanted to go into law enforcement to help with counter-terrorism. He scored well on all the tests needed to be a great candidate for his dream job, but when he suffered a permanent hand injury, he was disqualified from working in law enforcement.
During a period where Nick didn’t know what he was going to do, his mom forced him to read Rich Dad Poor Dad, which (like many of our listeners) changed his view on making money and having a career. After the initial interest was sparked, Nick started tackling real estate deals outside of his native state of New York.
He faced challenges with getting mortgages, so he partnered with other real estate investors. He needed more cash, so he started wholesaling. The 2008 housing market crash happened, so he decided to start flipping. And now, Nick is going into bigger deals like commercial real estate and mobile home parks.
Nick’s advice to new investors: think creatively, get comfortable with being uncomfortable, be in constant contact with your team, and don’t stick to one strategy.
In This Episode We Cover:Long-distance real estate investing when your local market is too expensive Building a buyers list for wholesaling and networking Partnering with others who can finance real estate purchases Why communication is key when doing long-distance renovations Turning your weaknesses into your greatest strengths And SO much more!Links from the Show27 Interior & Exterior Preventative Maintenance Tasks for Rentals (Article)BiggerPockets Youtube ChannelBrandon's Guesting on Nick's PodcastLoopNetBiggerPockets Podcast 461: Defeating the “Enemy of Success” with Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show472
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