BiggerPockets Podcast 539: How to Get Your First, Second, or Next Rental Property

If you’re looking to buy your first (or next) rental, you’ve come to the right place! BiggerPockets was founded to help real estate investors network, build their skills, and grow their portfolios. In today’s episode, master of multifamily and all things rental-property related, Brandon Turner, shares how you can build momentum and get your next deal under contract. By overcoming the three roadblocks of real estate investing, you’ll be able to scale your portfolio to heights you’ve never imagined. Achieve financial freedom or surpass it entirely with intelligent, consistent investing so you (and your family) can live a life you love. If you’re ready to get started, grab your notepad and pen. Brandon is about to show you why your next investment property is within reach!

BiggerPockets Podcast 538: Find the Real Estate You Hate (So You Can Buy the Real Estate You Love)

Not everyone will love commercial investing, mixed-use buildings, flipping houses, BRRRRing, or even traditional buy-and-hold rentals. But you’ll probably find one type of real estate class that you absolutely love. It may take you some time, but if you’re able to find a property type that sparks your creativity, all while providing positive cash flow, you’ll know you made it. Katie Neason definitely didn't love government-subsidized rentals. She dreaded the phone calls, the repairs, and the unresponsive tenants. Katie thought that upgrading her investing strategy to multifamily housing would solve the problems. Unfortunately, after buying some fourplexes, she realized that too wasn’t for her. After trial and error, Katie found her true real estate loves: flipping, developing, and mixed-use buildings. So, she went into all three and is doing phenomenal! Katie shares a special Deal Deep Dive where she walks through a degraded downtown building that is now the talk of the town due to her smart negotiating, creative redesigns, and ability to use her network to fund the deal!

BiggerPockets Podcast 537: 10 Best Books for Real Estate, Health, and Wealth

Sometimes the best real estate books aren’t about real estate at all. Or at least, that’s what Brandon and David found out. After rummaging through their bookshelves, Brandon and David decided to give listeners their top ten books that allowed them to reach financial, spiritual, and personal success. Some of these books include classics you’ve heard mentioned on the show before, while others are centered more on human happiness, problem solving, or relationships. What’s important to know is that these books can help anyone, no matter what stage of the investing journey they’re in. Whether you’re a veteran or rookie, reading a simple concept, sentence, or quote can fundamentally shift how you think about life and investing. Brandon also runs through a dozen more book recommendations at the end of this episode, so if you’ve already read through the top ten, hang around for that!

BiggerPockets Podcast 536: How to Get ‘Unstuck’ | Coaching Calls w/ Brandon Turner

Real estate investing can feel complicated, even when you’re doing well. There’s usually a time when every investor hits an invisible wall and moving on to the next deal, partnership, or business can feel like a slog. When this happens, it’s a good idea to lean on experienced investors who have been through these waves of success, failure, and stagnation. Brandon Turner, host of The BiggerPockets Podcast, is back with live one-on-one coaching calls with three different investors, all experiencing some form of investor paralysis. Brandon talks to Mike who’s having trouble letting go of control on rehabs, Stephanie who’s had past success but can’t pick her next move, and Sterling who wants to build organic relationships with sellers. These three investors are in three completely different parts of their real estate investing journey, but all share some of the same headaches. Brandon walks each of them through their predicaments while illuminating some paths forward that could yield them more money, less headache, and a larger portfolio.

BiggerPockets Podcast 535: Keep, Refi, or Sell and Scale? | Live Portfolio Analysis

It has finally been decided. In the eyes of bidders at BPCon’s 2021 Coaching Call Auction, David Greene is worth more than Brandon Turner. Yes, that’s right, our beloved host who can turn any jiu-jitsu metaphor into a real estate lesson got the highest bid! The bidder? Long-time investor and rookie to commercial investing, Carla Holmes from Yellow Square Properties. Carla has been cautious with her real estate investing and never took on debt after she went through foreclosure during The Great Recession. Now, she sits on over a million dollars in equity, spread across multiple properties in the Carolinas. Her recent acquisition is a 4.5-acre commercial property that she’ll convert into a parking lot for big rigs in her area. Since this is a brand new real estate class she’s entering into, Carla wants to be absolutely sure she’s crossing all her t’s and dotting her i’s. David walks her through a live analysis going over the hurdles, work, expenses, and income that this property will bring in. He also helps Carla debate whether selling, refinancing, or keeping her current properties is best based on her one-year financial independence goal.

BiggerPockets Podcast 534: Seeing Greene: Should I Buy Now or Wait for a Market Cool-Off?

Welcome to another episode of Seeing Greene! That’s right, David Greene is back with more real estate answers, some brand new metaphors, and basic Jiu-Jitsu knowledge for the new and experienced real estate investor. In this episode, we’re taking ten questions from BiggerPockets listeners, investors, agents, and rookies looking to build wealth through real estate. David discusses topics ranging from investing out-of-state vs. in-state investing, whether cash flow or appreciation is a more important metric to track, and how to accurately value a property when using more than just data and numbers. David also gives advice on building systems within your business to help you get more deals, and making your investing machine much more scalable. This episode has questions from non-investors, rookies, and veterans so no matter what stage of investing you’re in, David answers a question for you! Have a question you want David to answer on the next Seeing Greene episode? Submit your video submission at