Rank #1: #108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone
Prepare to laugh, groan, and be inspired. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with bestselling author, TV pundit, and massively-successful real estate investor Grant Cardone. In one of the most motivating, humorous, inspiring -- and inappropriate -- podcasts of all 108 shows, you'll be captivated by Grant's candor and viewpoints on everything from getting a college education to investing in liberal cities to his definition of success. You'll also learn how Grant has used the principles outlined in his book, The 10X Rule, to grow his real estate portfolio to a value of $350,000,000. Yes, that's $350 MILLION dollars. You are going to love this one.
Rank #2: #200: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Real Estate Investment
Welcome to the BiggerPockets Podcast show 200! We wanted to create a show that we could point people to in the future as an ultimate resource for building their real estate investment business. If you are new, this will give you a step-by-step plan. If you are experienced, it will help you systematize your business better and pick up new ideas to streamline how you buy properties. These tips were obtained from the community in a recent Forum thread Josh started.
Rank #3: #210: My First Deal Changed My Life! A Newbie Show with Sunny, SunMarie, and Sam
Can a single real estate deal change your life? Definitely! That’s the topic on today’s “newbie episode” of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down for several interviews with real estate investors who have just purchased their first deal. In the first interview, you’ll hear how Sunny and SunMarie Burns used a fantastic “house hack” to invest in an extremely high-priced area. In the second interview, you’ll hear how Sam Valme was able to house-hack his home into a vacation rental that throws off massive cash flow each month. These stories are incredibly inspiring and full of tips that can help new AND experienced investors achieve more in their business!
Rank #4: #11 : The Ultimate Beginner’s Podcast For Real Estate Investors
Getting started with real estate investing can seem overwhelming, but on today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to walk you through the entire broad overview of how people actually make money in the real estate investing field - and how you can do the same. In this unique episode, Josh and Brandon will walk you through the steps to take before getting started, choosing your strategy, ideas for finding properties, tips for getting financing in order and much, much more. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes - this episode is jam packed with over an hour of directly actionable and educational information.
Rank #5: #197: Starting with $10k and Buying 52 Units in 3 Years with Chris Heeren
Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and blown away with today’s BiggerPockets episode! Today on the show we’re sitting down with Chris Heeren, a real estate investor from Wisconsin who’s absolutely crushing it with his rental property investing. In just the past three years, Chris has built a massive portfolio of houses and small multifamily properties — and he did it with just over $10,000 to start AND while working full-time. Packed with tips, stories, and incredible advice, this show will completely revolutionize the way you run your real estate business forever and prove — once and for all — that anyone can succeed no matter their situation. Listen up!
Rank #6: #186: How to Get Your First Few Properties - Even in a Competitive Market with Dave Meyer
There are a lot of excuses people use for why they don’t invest in real estate. Maybe they work too much. Maybe they don’t have any money. Maybe the market is too hot. But some — like our guest today — don’t let those difficulties stop them. Instead, they use creativity to overcome obstacles and build a real estate empire. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Dave Meyer, an investor from the Denver market, who shares his story of buying eight units using creativity, intelligence, and in incredible level of hustle!
Rank #7: #196: LLCs, House Hacking, and Saving on Taxes with Brandon Hall
What has five letters but causes so much fear that millions of wannabe investors never get started? That’s right: TAXES. But taxes don’t need to be scary — and understanding and utilizing the tax system can actually help grow your business and help you build incredible wealth. That’s why we’re excited today to sit down with Brandon Hall, a CPA and real estate investor who works exclusively with real estate investors to help them strategize and organize their business in the most cost-saving way possible. We cover Brandon’s real estate journey, including house hacking, LLCs, S-Corps, bookkeeping, and so much more. You’ll love Brandon’s engaging and entertaining personality, and for once in your life, you might even enjoy learning about taxes!
Rank #8: #193: Finding and Managing Rental Properties While Working Full-Time with Steve Garner
Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth and cash flow. Yet so few people ever take the steps needed to build their portfolio. That’s why we’re excited for you to listen to this week’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast! On this show, we sit down with Steve Garner, a North Carolina investor who currently is building and managing a rental portfolio while working a full-time job he loves. You’ll learn several creative methods for finding deals that have worked great for Steve, as well as some of his clever tricks for managing tenants with minimal work!
Rank #9: #205: Snowballing from Single Family Houses to Apartment Complexes with Jered Sturm
How does one transition from doing simple houses to more complex deals? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down once again with Jered Sturm, a real estate investor from the Midwest who’s made the transition from doing all his own work on single family houses to purchasing larger properties. In this episode, we dig in deep on the purchase of his newest 42-unit apartment complex and the unique “value-add” ideas he discovered that made this property a home run!
Rank #10: #202: Escaping the Rat Race Through Rental Properties with Mark Walker
Most people dream of getting out of the “rat race,” quitting their day job, and living on passive income sources. However, usually that’s just wishful thinking. But today, we’re excited to introduce you to a real estate investor who did just that using rental properties, and he explains just how he did it. You’ll learn how our guest, Mark Walker, used single family houses at first to begin building his portfolio, and how his passive income really took off when he switched to multifamily. And you’ll love the in-depth discussion on exactly how he acquired his 64-unit apartment building!
Rank #11: #157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod
He was clinically dead for six minutes. No heartbeat. No sign of life. But Hal Elrod came back from this devastating event and has impacted millions in the process through his bestselling book, The Miracle Morning. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll hear Hal’s full story, from the drunk driver that nearly ended everything to the lessons he learned that completely revolutionized his life. Hal’s story — and his advice on reaching your full potential — is sure to rock your life and leave you forever changed for the better. No matter what stage of your real estate investing business you find yourself in today, this show is about to help you get to the next level. Hang on tight!
Rank #12: #276: Early Retirement ($10k/Month) by Age 35 with Bryce Stewart
Why work at a lame job until you’re too old to enjoy the life you’ve been given? If you are looking to get out of the rat race earlier, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss. Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bryce Stewart, a former school teacher who was able to quit his job at age 35 through the smart purchases of small multifamily properties. Bryce shares his powerful story on how he was able to build a portfolio of 22 units that give him $10,000 per month in income. Bryce also shares a phenomenal concept he called “vacuuming the truck,” which could change the way you think about real estate (and life) forever. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Trulia Zillow HotPads Broke to Retired in 15 Years Mr. Money Mustache Grant Cardone BiggerPockets Podcast 272: No Money, No Deals, No Time? Overcoming Real Estate’s “Big Three” with Brandon Turner & David Greene Tweet Mindy BiggerPockets Youtube Channel
Rank #13: #192: Income from Cash Flow but Wealth from Appreciation with Russel Brazil
“I can’t invest in real estate — everything is too expensive” is a common statement used by newbie real estate investors across the world. But is it true? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to dig in on the topic with Russell Brazil, an investor from the DC area who has a unique perspective on the wealth-building power of appreciation (AND cash flow!).
Rank #14: #217: How to Work Less and Earn More Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall
Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don’t amount to much. In fact- most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That’s the basic concept of the 80/20 Rule and today’s guest is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! Today’s guest is Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and on today’s fascinating show, Perry dives into how to use this principle to work less and achieve more. And don’t miss the fascinating discussion on how to make $10,000 an hour; if you’ve never heard this concept before, it’s about to blow your mind (and business) into the stratosphere!
Rank #15: #190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban
Are you building vertical or horizontal income in your life? If you aren’t sure, don’t miss this exceptionally important episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we talk with Pat Hiban about creating multiple streams of passive income. Pat, who is a New York Times bestselling author, shares his real estate journey with us today, starting from a humble “house hack” to participating in multi-million dollar apartment complex purchases. You’ll also learn why (and how) Pat has 61 different sources of “horizontal” income streams and the best ways to begin building your own. Don’t miss a second of this incredible show.
Rank #16: #10 : Flipping Houses 101 with J Scott
House flipping is one of the most popular methods of investing in real estate. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly how to get started, as there are thousands of blog posts, articles, forum posts, and more about the topic. In today's Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.
Rank #17: #187: Building Wealth Through Older Small Multifamily Properties with Dana Bull
In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk about a subject many investors debate about: investing in OLD properties. Today’s guest, Dana Bull, has filled her portfolio with properties over 100 years — and she dishes out the good, the bad, and the ugly details. You’ll also learn why Dana focuses on small multifamily properties and she offers some incredible insight into being an effective landlord — no matter your age or experience level.
Rank #18: #212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray
How much does it cost to buy a large apartment complex? Millions? Think again! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to welcome back Brian Murray to the show. Brian, who was last seen on episode 126, has done some pretty amazing things over the past several years — including purchasing a 115-unit property that cost him nothing out of pocket (and, in fact, he walked out of closing with a massive check!). Whether you are looking to buy one house or a 100-unit property, this podcast will inform, motivate, and inspire you to massive action.
Rank #19: #211: Investing in Out-of-State Rentals and Notes with Bob Malecki
What’s the best way to invest in real estate when the numbers don’t make sense in your backyard? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bob Malecki, a real estate investor who started by purchasing local rental properties but quickly shifted gears into two other niches: out of state rentals and mortgage notes. In this episode, Bob explains why he chose to make the switch and walks listeners through the step-by-step process for getting started investing outside your backyard!
Rank #20: #198: Financial Freedom Through Small Multifamily Rentals with Eric Bowlin
How many rental units does it take to achieve “financial freedom?” Maybe not as many as you think! That’s the topic on today’s episode, where Josh and Brandon sit down to talk with Eric Bowlin, a real estate investor who achieved financial freedom at the age of 30, largely using the “BRRRR” strategy to finance his deals. Eric owns fewer than 30 units but was able to “retire” off the cash flow — and today, you’ll learn just how he did it (and how you can do the same). You’ll also love his tips on how to find great deals on the MLS and how to manage your properties — even if you don’t live close by. Be sure to take some notes on this one — you are going to need them!