23 episodes

Ready to build your real estate empire… but not sure where to begin?
Think of us as your personal trainer.
From detailed breakdowns of real-world deals… to one-on-one coaching sessions and a warm, welcoming community… hosts Ashley Kehr and Felipe Mejia bring on a wide range of guests to tackle the “newbie” questions you've wondered about but might be afraid to ask.
Looking to 10X your real estate investing business this year? This show isn’t for you.
Looking for your first, second, or third deal -- or envisioning a more modest portfolio? Step right up. 
Every Wednesday, we’ll arm you with the tips, tools, and roadmaps you'll need as you embark on your journey toward financial freedom.

Real Estate Rookie BiggerPockets

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    • 4.8, 599 Ratings

Ready to build your real estate empire… but not sure where to begin?
Think of us as your personal trainer.
From detailed breakdowns of real-world deals… to one-on-one coaching sessions and a warm, welcoming community… hosts Ashley Kehr and Felipe Mejia bring on a wide range of guests to tackle the “newbie” questions you've wondered about but might be afraid to ask.
Looking to 10X your real estate investing business this year? This show isn’t for you.
Looking for your first, second, or third deal -- or envisioning a more modest portfolio? Step right up. 
Every Wednesday, we’ll arm you with the tips, tools, and roadmaps you'll need as you embark on your journey toward financial freedom.

    5 Rentals on Autopilot with Full-Time Highway Patrolman Ruben Galindo

    5 Rentals on Autopilot with Full-Time Highway Patrolman Ruben Galindo

    Curious how to manage a rental portfolio in your limited free time?

    Learn from today's guest Ruben Galindo, who had his hands full managing hundreds of law enforcement officers in Texas... but didn't let that stop him.

    Ruben is 48 years old, and in the past five years, he's acquired five rental properties that require about an hour of his time each week. In this episode, he'll teach you how he uses Cozy and Docusign to do everything virtually, how door knocking led to one of his best deals, and how he leverages his 401(k) in his real estate business.

    Ruben didn't jump in until his 40s, but he already has experience with buying a foreclosure, helping a seller avoid foreclosure, a short sale, and a straightforward live-in flip (where he currently lives). Not bad for a relative rookie!

    If you pick up any tips from Ruben or have questions for him, leave a comment in the show notes at biggerpockets.com/rookie22. And if you're feeling extra generous, leave us a rating and review in Apple Podcasts.

    In This Episode We Cover:How Ruben automates his rental property managementBuilding and maintaining a network of contractorsThe accounts where Ruben, Ashley, and Felipe hold their reserve funds (Rookie Request Line question! 1-888-5-ROOKIE)Buying a HUD foreclosureHelping a family avoid foreclosure by temporarily taking over paymentsHiring an attorney on a tricky pre-foreclosure dealHow door-knocking helped him beat his competitionHow to avoid over-leveraging yourself as a rookieAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupFelipe's InstagramAshley's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastCozyZillowVenmoCash AppHUD Home StoreRookie Podcast 15: 5 Steps to Reach Financial Freedom in 15 Years Through Long-Distance Investing With Elyse RasmussenAppFolioBuildiumBiggerPockets Podcast 352: No Driver’s License, No Money, No Excuses: How Diego Corzo Blazed a Trail to 18 DoorsBiggerPockets Events and MeetupsCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/rookie22

    • 52 min
    5 Frequently Asked Questions When Starting Out with Felipe and Ashley

    5 Frequently Asked Questions When Starting Out with Felipe and Ashley

    Rookie FAQ time!

    Today Ashley and Felipe run through the top 5 questions from the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group and the Rookie Request Line (leave us a voicemail at 1-888-5-ROOKIE).

    From finding and financing deals to the infamous LLC question and beyond, our co-hosts offer their advice and discuss various approaches new investors can use to build momentum. Plus, former BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast guest Whitney Hutten makes a cameo to offer her two cents on how to properly vet turnkey providers.

    What did we miss? Let us know, and make sure you're subscribed to the show so you won't miss an episode.

    In This Episode We Cover:Various approaches to financing a deal Methods for finding deals when you're new to the gameThe one question you should ask every turnkey company (you probably haven't thought of it)Owning property an in LLC How to decide whether to get your real estate licenseAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets CalculatorsBiggerPockets ForumsFacebook MarketplaceCraigslistRookie Podcast 09: Finding Off-Market Deals, Step by Step with Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee)—Part 1Rookie Podcast 13: How Drew Pulled 6 Deals From His First Direct Mail Campaign With Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee)—Part 2Ryan Dossey's InstagramBiggerPockets Podcast 340: How a Mom with a Full-Time Job Bought 10 Houses Her First Year with Whitney Hutten Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/rookie21

    • 48 min
    Using Lines of Credit to Kickstart Your Investing Career with Charlie Ashley

    Using Lines of Credit to Kickstart Your Investing Career with Charlie Ashley

    Today: how Lexington, KY investor Charlie Ashley uses lines of credit and construction loans to build his portfolio while working full-time.

    Charlie walks us through his year-long education phase, his first couple deals, and the expensive lessons he learned while renovating a property he lovingly calls "The Pit"!

    Sure... finding deals is important. But today you'll learn how understanding financing has helped Charlie gain a lot of momentum quickly – and how every new investor can do the same.

    Thanks for spending time with us every Wednesday. If you like what you hear, let us know with a rating and review in Apple Podcasts... or share this episode with a friend or family member!

    Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupFelipe's InstagramAshley's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe MejiaBiggerPockets Podcast 384: Losing $60k on His First 2 Flips so You Won't Have To with Spencer CorneliaRookie Podcast 17: 3 Rentals in His First Year & the Power of a Real-Life ‘Rich Dad’ Mentor with Derrick Ziglar Jr.Google SheetsCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/rookie20

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Going Full-Time as a Rookie Right Out of College With Arvi Carkanji and Dave Arlaud

    Going Full-Time as a Rookie Right Out of College With Arvi Carkanji and Dave Arlaud

    In today's episode, you'll meet a power couple who both immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago and soon decided real estate would be their path to financial freedom.

    Arvi Carkanji and Dave Arlaud are Nashville-based flipper-investors, who are dividing and conquering to run a successful business while building a stable of rental properties. Arvi handles acquisitions (listen for the Rookie Request Line about direct mail), while Dave is a licensed contractor who takes charge of construction.

    Together they walk us through their approach to renovating houses and working with subcontractors and dive into the deal that motivated Arvi to quit her first (and quite possibly last) "real job."

    If you're thinking about taking on "value-add" projects—and you probably should be—listen close to hear these two rookies walk us through their process!

    In This Episode We Cover:How Arvi and Dave wound up as real estate investors just a year out of collegeHow they work with contractors, step by stepDave's "25-25-50" payment plan for contractorsThe different stages involved in renovating a houseRed flags to look for when inspecting workDue diligence and permitsTransforming a single-family home into a duplexRaising private money as a newbieRenting staging furniture from companies like Rent-A-CenterAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupFelipe's InstagramAshley's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastRookie Podcast 09: Finding Off-Market Deals, Step by Step with Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee)—Part 1Rookie Podcast 13: How Drew Pulled 6 Deals From His First Direct Mail Campaign With Ryan Dossey (Mentor) and Drew Wiard (Mentee)—Part 2BiggerPockets ForumsRent-A-CenterRookie Podcast 15: 5 Steps to Reach Financial Freedom in 15 Years Through Long-Distance Investing With Elyse RasmussenRookie Podcast 17: 3 Rentals in His First Year & the Power of a Real-Life 'Rich Dad' Mentor with Derrick Ziglar Jr.Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/rookie19

    • 58 min
    Starting at Age 45 With a "1% Rule" Property (in New Jersey!) With Tricia Baxter

    Starting at Age 45 With a "1% Rule" Property (in New Jersey!) With Tricia Baxter

    She read Rich Dad Poor Dad, got angry at herself for not having built multiple income streams... and decided to do something about it!

    Tricia Baxter is a real estate rookie who got in the game in her mid-40s. In this episode, she shares how she built a healthy portfolio of small multifamily properties on the Jersey Shore.

    Tricia's a busy professional with her own law practice, but she still decided to self-manage when she got started—namely, to learn the ropes and create standard operating procedures, which came in handy when she eventually hired a property manager (spoiler: that's her MVP!).

    This episode is full of great tips for anyone who aspires to treat their real estate investing like the business it is!

    In This Episode We Cover:Self-managing your first property as a learning exerciseWhy Tricia chose to buy long-term rentals in a touristy areaHow she finds great vendors using private Facebook groupsHow to handle raising below-market rentsHer tips for financing deals creativelyJuggling real estate with a demanding careerThe importance of multiple income streamsAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupFelipe's InstagramAshley's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastTony RobbinsRobert KiyosakiBiggerPockets InsightsBiggerPockets Wealth MagazineBiggerPockets CalculatorsCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/rookie18

    • 52 min
    3 Rentals in His First Year & the Power of a Real-Life 'Rich Dad' Mentor with Derrick Ziglar Jr.

    3 Rentals in His First Year & the Power of a Real-Life 'Rich Dad' Mentor with Derrick Ziglar Jr.

    From humble beginnings... to Division 1 football, military service, and now three rental properties in his 20s!

    Derrick Ziglar Jr. is a man on a mission, and today he shares how he converted a wrong turn into a $30K duplex purchase that kick-started his journey toward generational wealth.

    If you're interested in securing your financial future, then don't miss Derrick's tips on how he finds deals, how he uses a personal line of credit, and the lessons he's learned about managing contractors.

    Plus, we go in-depth on how he built a life-changing relationship with a mentor/father figure and the importance of casting a long-term vision for your real estate business—no matter your goals.

    Derrick is an impressive rookie investor, and he doesn't hold back in this one... so hit play now. And if you enjoy this episode, please leave us a rating and review in Apple Podcasts!

    Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupFelipe's InstagramAshley's InstagramBiggerPockets PodcastZillowRedfinAudibleThe Biggerpockets MagazineRookie Podcast 15: 5 Steps to Reach Financial Freedom in 15 Years Through Long-Distance Investing With Elyse RasmussenRobert KiyosakiGrant CardoneCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/rookie17

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
599 Ratings

599 Ratings

Pablo5608 ,

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What an awesome show! Making me miss Texas. Would welcome the chance to sit down to breakfast tacos and sweet tea with Ruben.

Tacoless in Tacoma

Mason Bell 55555555 ,

Top of the line!

Been following Felipe for a year now and he knows how to get it done, the right way! Felipe and Ashley’s energy work great together. Subscribe today! You won’t regret it.

AmitSin ,

Perfect for real estate newbies!

One of my new favorite podcasts! I’ve dabbled in real estate the last few years, trying to now become a serious investor. This is a fantastic blend of pertinent information from the experiences of others as well as entertaining! Kudos!!!

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