10 Deadly Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make with Brandon and David

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After yesterday’s deep dive interview discussing 2 disastrous flip projects, we have a solo show for you today. And the title says it all, really. Brandon and David boiled down nearly 400 podcast episodes, countless forum threads, books, and real-life conversations, and their own missteps and now present: the Top 10 Ways Real Estate Investors Lose Money. These aren’t the … Read More

384: Losing $60k on His First 2 Flips so You Won't Have To with Spencer Cornelia

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You can put a dollar number on the losses Spencer Cornelia took on his first two long-distance flips… but it’s hard to quantify the value of the lessons he learned and is now passing on to you. We noticed Spencer’s thread detailing his struggles in the BiggerPockets forums and invited him on the show; he bravely accepted. In this episode, … Read More

383: Finding Your Perfect Partner and the Top 6 Factors When Choosing a Market with Ben Leybovich & Sam Grooms

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Interested in someday making the leap to bigger investments? Don’t miss this one! Ben Leybovich and Sam Grooms join us for a high-level conversation about how they transitioned from flips and smaller assets to 100-plus-unit, value-add multifamily deals. Since the first part of this show was recorded pre-coronavirus, we brought the guys back on to hear their thoughts on today’s … Read More

Surviving When the BRRRR Hits the Fan with Josiah Smelser (Part 2, Post-Coronavirus)

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What happens to a no-money-down BRRRR investor when a pandemic breaks out, lending standards suddenly tighten, private money lenders get skittish, and property values quickly drop? Today, Josiah Smelser returns to the show and tells all. In Part 1 yesterday, we learned how Josiah built a $4M portfolio by buying, renovating, renting, refinancing, and repeating using both hard money and … Read More

382: No Money Down BRRRR Investing with Josiah Smelser (Part 1, Recorded Pre-Coronavirus)

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Today we bring you Part 1 of back-to-back episodes with real estate investor/appraiser/author/all-around good guy Josiah Smelser. This first conversation was recorded pre-coronavirus lockdown, but it’s packed with tips you can put into action today. You’ll learn how Josiah solved the #1 bottleneck in his business (capital!), allowing him to BRRRR at scale and rack up rental properties with very … Read More

381: 5 Rules for Investing in a Down Market with Tucker Merrihew

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Can you flip, wholesale, and buy rentals throughout a downturn? Yes… IF you heed the advice given out in today’s episode. Our guest Tucker Merrihew is more than qualified to tackle this subject, having launched his real estate business in Portland, Oregon, in 2008—during one of the worst housing markets of all time. In a rare “Double Deep Dive” segment, … Read More

380: Profitable Landlording in a Crisis with Mike Butler, Chris Clothier, and Dave Poeppelmeier

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Feeling like you’re in uncharted territory as a landlord? You’re in good company! Today’s show walks you through how to ethically and profitably manage rentals through the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond. Brandon and David sit down with Mike Butler, acclaimed author of Landlording on Autopilot; Chris Clothier, partner at REI Nation (formerly Memphis Invest); and Dave Poeppelmeier, owner of eight … Read More

379: What the Numbers Reveal About Today's Rents, Prices, and Top Cashflow Markets with Data Scientist Dave Meyer

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There are plenty of opinions out there about where the real estate market is headed next. But what are the numbers telling us? Today we dig into the data with Dave Meyer, BiggerPockets’ VP of Growth and Analytics and a real estate investor himself. Dave leads BiggerPockets Insights —a Pro/Premium benefit providing current local market data—and he’s been looking at … Read More

378: A $500M Syndicator's View on Today's Market and How to Succeed as a "Hands-Off Investor" with Brian Burke

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With a recession already underway, we’re turning to an investor with 30 years of experience, 3,000-plus multifamily units acquired, and one of the sharpest minds in real estate. Brian Burke is back today, and he sits down with Brandon and David to offer his interpretation of current events and to guide our audience through how to invest passively without violating … Read More

377: The Riches Are… on the Radio? How to Dial in Your Marketing & Do 100+ Deals a Year with Chris Arnold

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Today’s guest does 125 deals a year in Dallas—from his home base in the Caribbean. How? Well, he bailed on direct mail marketing and doubled down on radio ads. And when others froze up as the coronavirus spread, his team put in new systems and closed a $23,500 wholesale deal… without even stepping foot inside the house. Chris Arnold zigs … Read More