Senior Producer, BiggerPockets Network (2018-Present) Former NPR Morning Edition Editor/Producer (2010-2018)
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$700,000-plus in wholesale fees—fresh out of high school!On this show, Will Brown reveals how laser-focusing on “deal flow” allowed him to build a rental property portfolio, build a self-sustaining business, and amass a small fortune… all in a matter of months.You’ll be blown away by Will’s story of being struck by inspiration while playing Grand Theft Auto at age 18. That led to the BiggerPockets Podcast, and well… you’ll have to hear the rest of his story to believe it.If you want to know the exact structure of a four-deal-per-month wholesaling business and the specific marketing methods Will uses to reach sellers, check out this episode. He walks us through how he handles leads, how he manages his business from 3,000 miles away, and why he’s handing over the reins to a partner so he can focus on building a technology startup.This is a fantastic episode highlighting a BiggerPockets member who took massive action, trusted the process, and saw massive results. Download this one, and make sure you’re subscribed to the BiggerPockets so you won’t miss a show!In This Episode We Cover:How Will built a powerful marketing machineHow he's able to spend only 30 minutes on each dealHow he prevents leads from slipping through the cracksRingless voicemail messaging and text message marketingWhy he prefers wholesaling over flipping housesHow he handles tricky title issuesWhy it's never a bad idea to make an offerWill's artificial intelligence startupAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's GuideBiggerPockets Podcast 077: Negotiating Your Way to 1000 Wholetail Real Estate Deals with Michael QuarlesBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin CarrollBiggerPockets Podcast 330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal NewportShark TankCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show371
Have you considered that there may be a marketing channel for your business that you’ve never taken advantage of? One that could literally provide dozens—or hundreds—of times return on the cost of it? You may not have put much thought into it before, but after this episode, you will!John Ruhlin—author of the bestselling book Giftology—knows firsthand the value of giving gifts as a way to build both your network and your bottom line. And on this episode, John gives us all the ins and outs of giving gifts in a way that will not only surprise and delight the recipients of those gifts but also catapult the success of your business in the process.John tells us his story of how—by strategically spending $10,000—he was able to create and foster a relationship that has made him and his business well into the seven-figures. And how with much lower amounts than that, you can generate the same value for your business, as well.John tells us why giving gifts in the business world is important; who we should be giving gifts to (hint: it’s not who you think!); which types of gifts we should—and SHOULDN’T—be giving to achieve maximum impact; and how often we should be giving gifts to achieve the best results.Most importantly, John explains why most of the gifts we often give to our clients, vendors, colleagues, and potential partners are not just failing to help us foster those relationships but are actually HURTING our relationships!And make sure you listen for John’s tip on how to give the most impactful gifts for the lowest cost: It’s all about picking the right categories.Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!In This Episode We Cover:Why it's all about building relationshipsThe impact of giving at unexpected timesWhy you should start sending handwritten notesHow to choose a gift that your recipient would appreciateHis Cameron Herold storyHow to ask for something by offering value firstWhy a good gift doesn’t make up for a bad service offeringHow often you should send giftsHow to handle gatekeepersThe risks of gift givingAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets Business Podcast 39: Creating Your Vision and Achieving Massive Success with Cameron HeroldBusiness Gifting PlaybookCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow44
Get to know enough CPAs, and you'll hear the "light bulb" story."I was helping this real estate investor with her taxes... and thought, 'Why am I not doing this?!'"Yes, there are POWERFUL tax breaks available for rental property investors. But you have to know what to look for!That's the focus of today's episode AND the new book (out today!) from Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland: "The Book on Advanced Tax Strategies: Cracking the Code for Savvy Real Estate Investors."You'll hear Amanda and Matt break down the basic concepts you need to understand in order to reach your goals, outline the questions you should ask your CPA, and take on the notorious "Do I need an LLC?" question.You'll also learn about more complex strategies like advanced/bonus depreciation, Opportunity Zone investing, and 1031 exchanges... plus, how short-term rental investors and flippers can optimize their tax strategy.This episode is packed with free information that is literally valuable—meaning it could save you thousands, or tens of thousands, of dollars!Download this one, check out the book, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast so you won't miss the next show.In This Episode We Cover:How Amanda and Matt ended up doing tax/real estateWhat they do and how they help clientsWhat their new book is all aboutHow to save tons of money in terms of taxesBest time to work with a CPAHow an LLC plays into a real estate investor’s life3 benefits of working with a professionalImportance of having a system in place with the help of tax and legal advisorsHow cost segregation comes into playWho does a cost segregation studyOther things investors should not do on their ownWhy it pays to be cautious when it comes to 1031 exchangesWhy buy and hold is preferable over flipping from a tax perspectiveCool things about short-term rentals from a tax perspectiveWhat an Opportunity Zone is and why it mattersWhat a flow-through entity tax break isAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets WebinarExplore Companies on BiggerPocketsBiggerPockets BookstoreIRS Website Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show370
Do you value freedom and time above all else? Are you craving a lifestyle doing what’s truly most important to you, while financially supporting yourself, your family, your hobbies, and your adventures?Today’s guest has done just that, paving his own way and achieving freedom on many levels: financial, time, and mental. He’s taught thousands of people how to do the same. Today, he shares how you can do it, too!Yaro Starak—an online entrepreneur earning a full-time income from the internet since 2004—walks us through his evolution of multiple businesses, identifying potential opportunities, and taking steps with minimal risk to start additional ventures. He debunks myths about passive income and digs deeply into the “how” of making a “laptop lifestyle” work.Yaro gives actionable tips to identify areas in which you’re an expert, then use that expertise to earn income by sharing that information with others. He tells us the lessons he’s learned along the way: from early goals of simply making money to intentional, conscious decisions to do something you love to working with people you really enjoy.And make sure you listen for Yaro’s recommendation on how to fast-track learning the ins and outs of a business you’re passionate about, closing your gaps in knowledge, and increasing awareness of how everything works before wasting time and energy charging full-speed ahead.Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!In This Episode We Cover:How he built his "lifestyle business"Focusing on starting a 4-hour work week businessWhy entrepreneurs are always looking for opportunitiesThe 3 different types of freedomFiguring out how business worksWhy freelancing is a good starting pointHow he's able to manage his businessHis whole process in selling his courses and how you can do the sameHow to be good at the 80/20 ruleThe theory of constraints and sprintsAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets PodcastBiggerPockets Forums Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow43
Want to step out of your business and finally gain the freedom to think more strategically? Let Jefferson Lilly show you how!Jefferson is a mobile home park investor, who went from sleeping on an air mattress on-site at his mobile parks to running a lean team and focusing his energy on raising millions from investors.No matter what stage of your career you’re in or what your preferred strategy is, you’ll get a ton of value out of this high-level discussion about building a “2.0” business that serves you AND your team.You’ll learn how Jefferson went from acquiring parks “deal by deal” to starting a fund, how he overcame fear to hire several six-figure employees, and how he incentivizes his team to maximize occupancy.Also, Jefferson breaks down the criteria he uses to narrow down potential deals (including proximity to a Walmart)—AND reveals the four main ways he and his team reach out to mom-and-pop park owners.This is an awesome show, whether you’re interested in mobile homes or not. So check it out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast so you won’t miss the next one!In This Episode We Cover:The “unfair advantages” of mobile home park investing4 main methods to find off-market dealsHow his team uses brokers to source dealsHiring 6-figure employeesHow Jefferson has raised more than $30M from 200 investorsHow he incentivizes his team based on occupancy2 factors that drive profitability in the mobile home park businessThe difference between a “2.0” business vs. a “1.0” businessJefferson’s biggest career regretWhy he aims to hire “coaches” rather than “cheerleaders”How and why he started a fund rather than individually syndicating dealsAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPockets Podcast 111: A Unique (and Profitable) Real Estate Niche You’ve Probably Never Considered with Jefferson Lilly$13M in Equity from One Deal & Cash Flowing Despite Being Comatose with AJ OsborneBiggerPockets Podcast 339: 60,000 Tenants?! How Frank Rolfe Built a Mobile Home EmpireMobile Home UniversityBiggerPockets Podcast 262: $600,000 Per Month in Gross Rents from Mobile Home Parks with Jefferson LillyIndeed.comBiggerPockets Podcast 361: Using $3,500 to Kickstart an “Unsexy” Investment Empire with Tristan ThomasTim Ferriss PodcastThe Dave Ramsey ShowQuickbooksCheck the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show369
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Birthdate
Jun 20th, 1986
Location
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Episode Count
414
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 week, 15 hours