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On the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosts David Greene and Rob Abasolo interview real estate investors and entrepreneurs about successes, failures, and hard-earned lessons. Through in-depth conversations, 1-on-1 listener coaching calls, and news analysis, you’ll get a breakdown of real strategies that work for different niches and experience levels. Tune into the #1 real estate investing podcast every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

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On the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosts David Greene and Rob Abasolo interview real estate investors and entrepreneurs about successes, failures, and hard-earned lessons. Through in-depth conversations, 1-on-1 listener coaching calls, and news analysis, you’ll get a breakdown of real strategies that work for different niches and experience levels. Tune into the #1 real estate investing podcast every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

    The Cash-Flow Boosting Businesses that Savvy Real Estate Investors Own

    The Cash-Flow Boosting Businesses that Savvy Real Estate Investors Own

    Knowing how to buy a business is a lot like knowing how to buy a rental property. First, you’ll need to know the price of the asset, then the cash flow, followed by expenses, and finally the structure. Because buying real estate is perceived as “simpler” than buying a business, most investors decide to go the real estate route—but they could be missing out. Codie Sanchez saw this opportunity when she was working in venture capital and decided to try out the business buying route herself, just on a smaller scale.

    Codie can be perceived as your classic “value-add” investor, which much of the real estate investing community can relate to. She finds a business that has a strong foundation but lacks the tech or marketing to grow faster or increase its profits. When a business has a strong underlying value, just like a rental property, it’s easier than most people think to “renovate” it into something that will sell for far higher.

    Codie stresses that buying businesses isn’t so different from buying real estate. She also categorizes which businesses real estate investors should buy if they’re looking to maximize their cash flow and minimize their expenses. With some help from Codie, you could be relying on much more than just rent checks soon! 

    In This Episode We Cover

    What a “value-add business” looks like and how to find undervalued businesses 

    Evaluating and analyzing a business purchase and which key metrics to calculate before making an offer

    Buying off-market businesses and why most business owners never consider selling (until you ask)

    The three questions every investor MUST ask before buying a business 

    Buying instead of building and how trying to build a business can cost you much more than just money

    Becoming the business owner, not the operator, and outsourcing everything you can 

    And So Much More!

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    How to Use the DISC Profile to Communicate Effectively in Business

    “Contrarian Thinking” Newsletter

    Quiet Light

    BizBuySell

    Empire Flippers

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    6 Bite-Sized Steps to Buying Your First Rental Property

    6 Bite-Sized Steps to Buying Your First Rental Property

    Buying an investment property is a lot like exercising. At first, you don’t know any of the verbiage, then you start learning the tools, and finally, after some repetition (and help from those around you), you can become a real estate (or jiu-jitsu/weight lifting/yoga) expert! Think of David Greene and Rob Abasolo as your spotters for today’s deep dive into buying a rental property. Their advice will help you lift the weight, even if you feel uneasy at times!

    David and Rob, unsurprisingly, started out like everyone else in the real estate investing space. They had no deals, no experience, and not a lot of money. But, over the past decade, both have become experts in their specific investing niches—through trial and a lot of error. Now, they bring you more than a decade worth of combined experience so you can stop hesitating and start taking action.

    If 2022 is the year for you to start building wealth and pave your path to financial freedom, then this is THE episode to listen to. David and Rob discuss the five most common rookie real estate mistakes and six bite-sized steps that will allow you, no matter your experience, to buy your first, or next, real estate deal. They’ll also give a full walkthrough on how to analyze a real estate deal, plus a special bonus that will allow you to hyper-accelerate your growth in the real estate investing world!

    In This Episode We Cover

    The two biggest hurdles that stop people from ever investing in real estate

    The wealth-building “pillars” that all investors must know before they start investing 

    Five common mistakes that almost every real estate rookie will face

    Why new investors should “commit” before they start educating themselves 

    Using your network around you to find real estate leads, financing, and contractors

    How to analyze a deal for free using the BiggerPockets Rental Calculator 

    And So Much More!

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    Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

    Get a Special Discount on BiggerPockets Pro Using Code “REPOD22“

    BiggerPockets Calculator

    Find an Investor-Friendly Agent in Your Area

    Hear Our Episode with Rent By the Room Expert Todd Baldwin

    Watch David’s Interview with CNN on Rising Interest Rates

    Work with David’s Team at The One Brokerage on Your Next Home Loan

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Seeing Greene: Is a Headache Seller Worth Losing a Deal Over?

    Seeing Greene: Is a Headache Seller Worth Losing a Deal Over?

    Cash flow and appreciation are at opposite ends of the investing spectrum. One will fuel your current lifestyle while the other will slowly, silently build your long-term wealth. The cash flow vs. appreciation debate has gotten even stronger this year as home prices continue to rise and cash flow prospects dwindle in formerly stable markets. Is there a way to still get the benefits of long-term growth while also taking home a sizeable rent check?

    If there’s one man to ask, it’s your host, David Greene, who’s joining us for another episode of Seeing Greene. David knows a thing or two about buying for different purposes, in different market conditions, with different exit strategies. He’s not only asked about how to do this on today’s episode, he’s also asked questions like who should be on the mortgage when buying a rental with a partner, whether to sell or refi a rental, what to do when your DTI (debt-to-income) ratio is too high, dealing with difficult sellers, and how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

    Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

    In This Episode We Cover

    How to split title and mortgage costs when investing with a spouse or partner 

    Whether to focus on one market or several markets with different benefits in each

    When to sell or refi a rental property (especially if interest rates are rising) 

    How to purchase your next primary residence AFTER you’ve quit your W2 for real estate

    Dealing with difficult sellers and how to “convince” them to accept your offer

    Why being uncomfortable when investing is a sure sign of growth 

    And So Much More!

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    Real Estate Rookie Podcast

    Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question

    How to Use a HELOC to Buy Real Estate

    How to Embrace the Uncertainty of Change & Make Your First Deal

    Cash Flow vs. Appreciation—What Experienced Investors Know That You Don’t

    Work with The One Brokerage For Your Next Mortgage

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    Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

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    • 38 min
    Using a "Miserable" Job to Fuel a Fast-Growing Flipping Portfolio

    Using a "Miserable" Job to Fuel a Fast-Growing Flipping Portfolio

    House flipping is a very potent form of investing. After just one fix and flip, many investors find themselves hooked, leaving their stable jobs for the profit (and rush) or finishing another flip. This happened quickly to Jason Pritchard, flipper and rental property investor in central California. Jason was working at a sales job he hated and after watching one of the many famous HGTV flipping shows, thought, “Hey, I could do that!”

    He gave it a try, using his life savings and retirement funds available to him. It was a success, so he decided to scale up. One flip grew to a few, and now, Jason's team does over seventy-five flips and wholesale deals per year! This incredible volume didn’t happen overnight—it took Jason seven years to go from W2 worker to one of the best flippers in the state! And it’s not just flipping Jason is after. He’s been able to grow a massive rental property portfolio, some eighty-three units, at the same time!

    You’re probably wondering how Jason did this so fast. Worry not, as he details every step from how he finds leads, builds a team, pays the taxman, and even compensates employees. If you’re trying to get your foot into the flipping door, Jason’s story should inspire you to do almost exactly what he did. 

    In This Episode We Cover

    Using the skills from your job and translating them to make real estate riches 

    Building a business and the most important step most flippers/wholesalers skip

    Funding your flips and why paying taxes might be a good thing when it comes to financing

    How to find employees that will grow with your business, even if you feel like you “can’t” hire just yet

    Private money lenders and using them to scale your business even bigger 

    And So Much More!

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    Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

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    Real Estate Rookie Podcast

    Airbnb

    How to Flip a House & Make a Profit

    How to Build a Highly Effective Real Estate Team

    How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals

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    The Go-Giver by Bob BUrg

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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    • 56 min
    Live Takes: The 5,000 Mile Away BRRRR (REALLY Long-Distance Investing)

    Live Takes: The 5,000 Mile Away BRRRR (REALLY Long-Distance Investing)

    Building a house vs. buying a house—which makes more sense for today’s investor? With home prices rising faster than many of us have ever seen before, more and more real estate investors are asking whether or not building their rentals is a smarter idea. And who can blame them? Building a rental property can seem like a great way to minimize acquisition costs, but this is only true in certain circumstances, which many investors just won’t fit into. 

    Welcome to Live Takes where Henry Washington, investor and On The Market guest host, joins David Greene for a live real estate Q&A. David and Henry invite four investors onto the show today to talk about each of their passive income predicaments. These topics include buying vs. building a home, how to get out of a bad BRRRR, whether or not it’s too late in life to invest in real estate, and how to invest out-of-country.

    Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene or Live Takes. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

    In This Episode We Cover

    Buying vs. building rental properties and which decision makes sense for which investor

    What to do when you go over budget on a rehab, flip, or BRRRR investment

    How to invest and scale a real estate portfolio when getting started later in life

    Whether to invest long-distance or stick it out in your local market 

    Mitigating risk and keeping your cash flow rolling when stuck in a bad deal

    How to finance land purchases and using a backwards BRRRR method to do so 

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

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    BiggerPockets Bookstore

    BiggerPockets Bootcamps

    BiggerPockets Podcast

    Grab Your Tickets for BPCon 2022

    BiggerPockets Money Podcast

    Real Estate Rookie Podcast

    5 Ways to Avoid Going Over Your Flipping Budget

    Is it Better to Build New or Renovate Existing Homes as an Investor?

    David Greene | BiggerPockets

    David Greene Meetups

    David Greene Team

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Seeing Greene: Gift Funds, Crash Indicators, and Problems with Partnerships

    Seeing Greene: Gift Funds, Crash Indicators, and Problems with Partnerships

    Why can’t I use gift funds on my down payment? What are the common housing market crash indicators that real estate investors should look out for? And why does David only invest with the short-term rental king, Rob Abasolo? If you’re joining us today for this episode of Seeing Greene, you’ll hear answers to all these questions and more!

    David takes some time out of his day to sit down and answer arguably the most hard-hitting, specific questions we’ve had to date on an episode of Seeing Greene. These questions include how to find synergy between your career and your investing goals, how to not cross the line when working with multiple agents, the best ways to purchase real estate with no (or low) money down, and why David rarely partners up on real estate deals. 

    Some of these questions may hit home for you, as most of today’s guests are either rookie real estate investors or young professionals looking to get their start in investing. 

    Do you have a question you’d love to ask David? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! 

    In This Episode We Cover

    How to "explode" as a real estate investor working full-time in a related field 

    Working with multiple agents in a market without crossing the client-exclusivity line 

    Purchasing small multifamily deals with no and low money down 

    How to get around the “gift funds” rule for rental property mortgages 

    The telltale signs that lenders are seeing a housing crash on the horizon 

    The problem with real estate partnerships and how to prepare to be in one 

    And So Much More!

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    Submit Your Questions to David Greene

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    Work with David as a Loan Officer

    Real Estate Rookie Podcast 73: Partnerships—What to Do Before You Jump in With Another Investor

    Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

    Books Mentioned in the Show:

    The Book On Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner

    SOLD: Every Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Building a Profitable Business by David Greene

    The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Papasan

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    • 53 min

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