Brandon Turner is a real estate entrepreneur and the VP of Growth at, one of the web’s largest real estate investing communities.
Real estate investing... old school!Rick Jarman (@realestateoldschool on Instagram) joins us today to share some of his hard-won wisdom from 44+ years as a flipper and landlord in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. And it's quite the journey, from cabinet maker and campus maintenance man to cigar-puffing 64-year-old social media influencer!In this episode you'll hear tales of up markets, down markets, losing it all, getting it all back... and a tornado that wiped out 20 of Rick's 100+ rental houses. He also takes us through his rules for tenant screening, explains why he favors 15-year mortgages, and paints a picture of what it's like to self-manage such a large portfolio of single family homes (with a team, of course).Give Rick a follow, and if you know someone who'd make a great guest on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast send them over to where they can apply to appear on the show.In This Episode We Cover:How Rick went from maintenance guy to owning 100+ propertiesSelling his truck to buy his first rental in 1981Investing lessons learned through 4 recessionsWhy his rentals saved him when his home building business failed in the late 90sLosing 20+ houses in a tornado in 2011Rick's tenant screening processWhy tenants' credit scores don't tell the whole storyWrapping 40+ houses into one loanWhy some investors "get bored with what works"And SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 382: No Money Down BRRRR Investing with Josiah Smelser (Part 1, Recorded Pre-Coronavirus)BiggerPockets WebinarsCredit Score and FICO QuickbooksFacebook MarketplaceBiggerPockets BookstoreBiggerPockets Shirts and MugsMBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less Check the full show notes here:
A $1 million net worth before the age of 30... through frugality and creative real estate investing!That's what Todd Baldwin's achieved in a few short years, riding the red-hot Seattle housing market by repeat house hacking, renting by the bedroom, and living way below his means.Sure, Todd's benefited from appreciation, but he's also generating monster cash-on-cash returns across his 6 rental properties. And today, you'll learn just how he's doing it: how he finds pocket listings, why he favors new construction, why he pays for a $2,000/month service most landlords would never dream of providing, how he limits roommate drama, and much more.Wondering if this is legal? We discuss that in detail. Oh, and get this—Todd's all-time vacancy rate? Zero percent. So if you're in a high-priced coastal market, you need to listen to this show. And if you don't, we can pretty much guarantee you'll still enjoy it and pick up a few landlording nuggets along the way.Know someone who might put Todd's strategy to use? Share this episode with him or her today! And make sure you're subscribed to the show so you won't miss us next week.In This Episode We Cover:How Todd makes $12K+ in pure cash flow by renting by the bedroomWhy he buys new construction rather than fixer-uppersWhy he pays for all utilitiesThe legalities of renting by the roomThe dangers of buying a property with a homeowner's association (HOA)Using a Tinder-like app to find roommates and tenantsWhy he hires maids to clean each of his 6 properties weeklyHis system for preventing conflicts among roommatesHow complementary skillsets make for great business (and romantic) relationshipsAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastRedfinBiggerPockets MagazineRenthoopBiggerPockets Podcast 356: 30+ Rentals (in a Pricy Market) Through BRRRR and Section 8 with Joe AsamoahGrant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!Joe RoganCheck the full show notes here:
Live calls, Dave Ramsey style!In this episode we open up the phone (er, Zoom) lines to take audience questions on everything from "should I flip or hold this deal" to "Coronavirus cost me my job... how can I invest now?"Brandon and David offer also advice on house hacking, Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs), appraisals, and the pros and cons of tapping a retirement account to jumpstart a real estate investing career.We'll be back to our regular programming next week... but let us know what you think of this format. And if you've got 30 seconds to leave us a rating and review in Apple Podcasts, we wouldn't be mad at that either.Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastRedfinZillowRealtor.comBiggerPockets Podcast 325: From Major Business Failure to Buying 20 Houses a Month With Aaron AmuchasteguiFind Real Estate Agent on BiggerPocketsBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets Podcast 366: 40 Doors in the First 2 Years with Henry WashingtonBrendon Burchard's ShowMy Body TutorThe Essential 11 PodcastBiggerPockets ConferenceCheck the full show notes here:
From fashion design work in India, to a corporate career with Nordstrom... to leaving that career to flip 40+ houses in 6 years – all in one of the hottest markets on the planet!Seattle investor Leka Devatha has quite a story to tell, and a lot of hard-won wisdom too! From her 6 tips for finding and keeping great contractors, to the exact criteria she uses when looking for a flip opportunity, Leka spills the beans and outlines a framework you can apply whether you choose to flip, BRRRR, wholesale, or buy and hold.We cover a crucial tax tip for anyone hiring a contractor, ever. Leka shares an unexpected silver lining brought on by the pandemic. And your mind will be blown when she tells how a "cosmetic" flip opportunity morphed into 3-year odyssey and wound up rewarding her with a 7-figure (yes, 7-figure) payday.Give Leka (pronounced "LAY-kuh") a follow on Instagram and let her know if you appreciate this episode... and make sure you subscribe to the show in your favorite podcast app, so you won't miss the next one.In This Episode We Cover:Flipping 40 homes in 6 yearsA "cosmetic flip" that turned into a 7-figure (!) profit through the magic of subdivisionWhy you should get to know the land use planner in your cityLeka's system for finding and retaining great contractorsHow to start a real estate meetupWhy virtual networking amid COVID-19 is more efficientWhy she pays her broker a commission even if she keeps a house as a rentalLeka's criteria for a great flip opportunityWhat W-9s are and why it's so important to get them signed up frontAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets PodcastJason DreesReal Estate at Work (Seattle Meetup)RedfinZillowRealtor.comCaleb Backholm's InsuranceBiggerPockets Podcast 388: The 7-Step “Playbook” for Scaling Your Real Estate Business With AJ OsborneCheck the full show notes here:
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