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Before the most well-known real estate moguls were moguls, they were rookie investors with a dream. While it took vision to get them to where they are today, they wouldn’t be successful without goals and a plan to achieve their goals. Tony and Ashley, two investing tycoons in their rights, use today’s episode to reflect on their goals from 2022 and start thinking about goals for 2023.One of the most important parts of goal setting is the plan to get your goals accomplished. A goal without a plan is just an unattainable dream, but with a plan, your dreams can become your reality. So how do you intentionally set a goal? You turn your goal into a SMART goal. SMART goals are more achievable since you measure them, and when you start seeing results, it encourages you to keep going and accomplish them.Goals give you something to work towards, but sometimes you don’t meet them, and that’s okay. The beautiful thing is that they can roll over. Missed your goal this year? Try again next year! Tony and Ashely both fell short on a few of their goals for 2022, but that didn’t discourage them. Develop a growth mindset, and a missed goal can turn into an opportunity. So join Tony and Ashely, pull out a notepad, write down your goals and make 2023 the year that everything changes.Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastBiggerPockets BookstoreAirbnbUpworkPropStreamAlpha Geek CapitalMonday.comFind Money, Partners, & Deals Using The “D.A.D System” w/ Mike MichalowiczReal Estate Rookie Youtube ChannelThe Science Behind Setting and Achieving Big GoalsConnect with Ashley and Tony:Ashley's InstagramAshley's BiggerPockets ProfileTony's InstagramTony's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-239Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Section 8 investing isn’t as scary as it seems. Most landlords will opt to not rent to section 8 tenants, fearing non-payment or just getting stuck with a bad renter. But, this means that the tens of thousands of potential tenants, waiting with guaranteed rent, have nowhere to stay, while you struggle to fill an empty unit. Ashley Hamilton, Detroit-based investor, thinks that not renting to section 8 tenants could be a huge mistake.Welcome back to this week’s Rookie Reply! This time, we’ve got Cullen asking: Is it a bad idea to invest in properties out of state where the housing market is cheaper and more affordable for us? Or would it be better to save more money and invest in the market we are currently living in?Good news for Cullen, we’ve got a cash flow market expert here to help answer his question!If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE).In This Episode We CoverCash flow vs. appreciation and when to start investing out-of-stateBuying in affordable real estate markets and what to look for before you investSection 8 investing and how “guaranteed rent” can help boost your property profitsAction steps to take when identifying a rental market or potential investment propertyTenant screening tips that’ll keep your portfolio at 100% occupancyThe one thing you’ll need if you want to be financially free through real estateAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupBiggerPocketsMLSThe BiggerPockets Real Estate PodcastReal Estate Rookie Podcast10 Deals on a $20K Waitress Salary With Ashley HamiltonInvestor Update: The “10 Deals on $20K/Year” Investor’s Explosive GrowthBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets CalculatorsConnect with Ashley:Ashley's InstagramAshley's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-238Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The beautiful thing about building wealth is there’s not just one way to reach your financial goals. This is where your creativity and ambition come into play. Today’s guest, Daniel Schiermeyer, built his residential portfolio and then leveraged that to buy businesses, with more ways to cash flow than we can count!Daniel started getting into real estate after college when he read The Automatic Millionaire. He prioritized living cheaper, and in Charlotte, it was cheaper to buy a house than to rent, so he bought his first house at twenty-nine. With a thirty-year mortgage on his first house, Daniel realized if he bought a house every year or two, by the time he was sixty, he could pay off all the houses and have a strong retirement plan. His real estate portfolio consists of two townhomes, a duplex, a self-storage facility, and businesses to boot!Sticking to residential real estate was the plan until Daniel drove by a car wash for sale with his brother. His brother encouraged him to pursue it, so they called the number on the “For Sale” sign. Once they talked to the broker, ran the numbers, and walked the property, they realized the numbers made sense. Now, he’s got a cash-flowing car wash and residential and commercial real estate all while chasing financial freedom! In This Episode We CoverUsing real estate to build a retirement plan and why real estate is the ultimate paydayAnalyzing commercial real estate deals and how to determine potential growthPurchasing land vs. purchasing a business and why it’s beneficial to buy bothHow to run a business and why self-education is essentialSelf-storage investing 101 and how to create value in the self-storage spaceBuilding a real estate investing business plan and the key things you need to succeedAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupMonday.comBiggerPocketsLoopNetBizBuySellMLS$13M in Equity from One Deal & Cash Flowing Despite Being Comatose with AJ OsborneAJ Osborne’s InstagramThe BiggerPockets Real Estate PodcastSelf Storage: The Misunderstood Money Maker Most Investors Overlook4 Key Ways to Build Wealth in Real EstateConnect with Daniel:Daniel's InstagramDaniel's Facebook ProfileDaniels BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-237Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Pace Morby’s name is synonymous with creative financing. In fact, you could say that he’s brought back a revival of strategies like subject to and seller financing. He’s been so successful with these strategies that Pace has been able to buy over six hundred rental units this year without using a single bank loan! He believes that now, even with rising interest rates and high inflation, rookie investors have a chance to get better deals than ever before!Welcome to this week’s episode, where we’re live from BPCon2022! We’ve brought in Pace Morby, friend of BiggerPockets, to talk about everything related to creative finance. If you’re brand new to this topic, don’t be alarmed. While some of Pace’s methods may sound complicated, they aren’t actually so difficult in practice. And in just one episode with Pace, you could be convinced to try them out on your next deal!Pace shares how he’s finding deals, where he’s buying, the negotiation tactics he uses, and why now may be one of the best times to buy. He also discusses why sellers are so open to trying alternative financing options, how you can pick up real estate deals for zero dollars down, and why creative finance options offer far better returns than bank financing in 2022, 2023, and beyond!In This Episode We CoverCreative finance explained and why now is a great time to try itSeller financing vs. subject to, and when to go after pain vs. gainHow creative financing builds a win-win scenario for buyers and sellersWhether or not rising interest rates and a shaky housing market affect these strategiesNegotiating with a seller and how to sweeten your offers so you get deals on your termsWhere to find the deals best-suited for seller financing and subject toAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupZillowMLSAirbnbCraigslistKelly Blue BookOfferUpFacebook MarketplaceLeasetraderOpendoorLandWatchListSourcePropStreamWeststar Loan ServicingAirDNA300 Doors, 100% Creative Financing with Pace MorbyThe Essential Elements of the Creative Financing ToolboxConnect with Pace:Pace's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-236Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
To have something you’ve never had, you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before. Today’s guests, Amy Wright and Mitch Mathern are doing something most people haven’t seen before, a twist on the BRRRR method. They’ve closed on three properties in three years, and all their properties are over 100 years old!Amy and Mitch started their real estate journey right before COVID and went into contract on their first property in February 2020. They started investing when Amy was fresh out of college, and with no money to buy an investment property, they bought a primary residence instead. Since they purchased the home as a primary residence, they used an FHA loan and came to the closing table with only $7,000! Their first property marked the beginning of their strategy: purchase as a primary, rehab, and rent—the PRR.But buying older homes isn’t a drawback to this strategy, it’s a benefit! Amy and Mitch refer to themselves as restorers instead of flippers. While they rehab their homes, they do their best to keep the character and history alive. Their unique strategies have helped them differentiate themselves in their market and succeed. They hope to keep up their current pace of one property a year and eventually increase the number of properties per year as they continue to scale.In This Episode We CoverThe benefits of a live in flip and how to pace yourself when doing the rehabFHA lending and how to take advantage of all its benefits when you first get into real estateHow to spot renovation red flags when walking a potential property and how to DIY your rehabInvesting in older homes and how to rehab an outdated property while keeping its history aliveHow to attract a top-tier tenant and screening tips that will save you a LOT of timeHow to structure your “buy box” and shift it as needed so you can grow your real estate portfolio fasterAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastRentRediZillowBiggerPockets ProMLS6 Ways to Invest in Real Estate with Little Money or ExperienceConnect with Amy & Mitch:Amy & Mitch's InstagramAmy's BiggerPockets Profile Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-235Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Before you invest in real estate, everything can seem new and confusing. Bidding on houses, renovation budgets, finding tenants—these are all skill sets you must acquire to become a financially independent real estate investor. But that doesn’t mean you need to be a pro before buying your first property. Just ask Brittany Arnason, AKA InvestorGirlBritt, the Canadian real estate superstar who started BRRRR-ing her way to wealth at just eighteen.We brought Britt onto the show to help us dive deeper into a question we received on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. This question came from JP, asking: How do you network and partner with more experienced investors when you feel you have nothing to add value? Most investors never feel like they know enough, and this is especially true if you’ve never done a deal before. But, Britt may serve as the perfect person to share her experience with JP, as she went from knowing nothing about real estate to becoming a multi-million dollar commercial investor all before the age of thirty!If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE). In This Episode We CoverWhy ability often trumps experience and understanding that you don’t need to know everything all at onceHow food poisoning turned into a rental property portfolio for InvestorGirlBrittOutsourcing, delegating, and hiring the people that can help you growSurrounding yourself with better investors that push you higher so you can build your own portfolioImposter syndrome and why almost every investor does NOT feel like an expertContent creation, digital detoxes, and why you should always be building an online brand And So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastThe 7 Tips @investorgirlbritt Used to Go from Amateur to Pro InvestorHow to Become a Real Estate Millionaire (NO Experience Necessary)Connect with Brittany:Britanny's BiggerPockets ProfileBritanny's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-234Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The path to financial freedom is a marathon, not a sprint. It requires patience, discipline, sacrifice, and a long-term mindset. Today’s guest, Logan Kohn, is on his way to financial freedom with over one million dollars of real estate with three properties at only twenty-one years old!Logan planned to invest in real estate later in life, but COVID forced him to rethink his timeline. Since interest rates were at an all-time low during the pandemic and his income took a hit, Logan decided to expedite his investing journey. For his first investment property, he looked at his county, but it wasn’t affordable, so he looked at the next county over. It wasn’t the best area, but he saw the opportunity for growth, and now his first property has already appreciated over thirty percent!Logan bought his first property and his other two properties in the span of one year, which required extreme financial discipline and frugality. Logan has been interested in growing his money since he was a child. From the age of ten to the end of his teenage years, he started various side hustles to make money. He’s done magic on the street, dropshipping, affiliate marketing, and email marketing. At seventeen, he discovered stocks and started stacking his money and letting it grow. Now he invests his money while having few expenses to be as frugal as possible so he can multiply his wealth through real estate!In This Episode We CoverHow to spot a growing market through real estate market analysisThe importance of a long-term mindset and how to use it to find financial freedom Living frugally and how to cut back on your expenses (it’s easier than you think!)The process of self-managing your rental properties and building good rapport with your tenantsFlood Insurance and insurance options for those affected by Hurricane IanAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie Podcast ChannelBiggerpocketsFacebook GroupsBiggerPockets ForumsDesigning a Frugal But Luxurious FI Life by Age 32Should You Self-Manage Your Properties or Hire a Pro? Here’s How to TellConnect with Logan:Logan's BiggerPockets ProfileLogan's InstagramLogan's Youtube ChannelCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-233Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Medium-term rentals are not new to real estate investing, but most investors have hardly heard of them. For years, corporate travelers would rent a room, apartment, or small property for a year or less. These travelers would pay a premium to avoid long-term leases and stay close to their work. But, with the rise of traveling nurses and digital nomads, the medium-term rental strategy is in a revival when investors need it most.Joining us on today’s show are investors, coaches, and authors, Sarah Weaver and Zeona McIntyre. Their new book, 30-Day Stay, is a masterclass in the wonderful world of medium-term rentals, walking new investors through everything they need to double their cash flow almost overnight. This strategy sounds too good to be true, but even a short-term rental king like Tony Robinson says that he’s intrigued. So is there a catch to this no vacancy, high cash flow, and often headache-free type of housing?In this episode, you’ll learn the pros (and very limited cons) of investing in medium-term rentals. You’ll also hear which markets this strategy works best in, what type of software you’ll need to run one, and how medium-term rentals are starting to rival vacation rentals! If you’re looking for an investment with a high ROI, that doesn't need to be minutes from a beach, this strategy is for you!In This Episode We CoverThe medium-term rental strategy explained and why it’s become so popular in 2023Short-term rental regulations and whether or not they affect medium-term rentalsHow to analyze a medium-term rental and what to look for in an investing areaTenant screening tips and building your lease agreements for medium-term tenantsWhich real estate markets work best for medium-term rentals (and which to avoid)Running your medium-term rental hands-free and the best software picks to chooseAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastSemi-Retired at 30 Thanks to One Year’s Worth of Real Estate InvestingEarly Retirement Through Short-Term Rental Properties with Zeona McIntyreW2 Retired and Traveling the World with Just 15 Units w/Sarah WeaverPriceLabsAirDNAFurnished FinderVrboHospitableGoogle voiceFacebook GroupsMonday.comTrelloAsanaAvailConnect with Sarah & Zeona:Sarah's InstagramSarah's BiggerPockets ProfileZeona's InstagramZeona's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-232Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
If early retirement seems out of reach right now, try semi-retirement. Once you get there, you’ll only be halfway to early retirement, just like today’s guest, Jessie Dillion. At only thirty years old, she is semi-retired and has scaled her real estate portfolio to almost two million dollars in nine months, with five properties total!When people think about high returns, they often think about a high unit count—but why have a lot when you can do the same with a few? Jessie is strategic about each property purchase she makes and has made a goal to make one smart investment each quarter. She currently has a single-family home and two duplexes. One of her duplexes is a house hack, and her portfolio sports a mix of long-term, short-term, and mid-term tenants.Jessie’s success is due to how responsible she is with her finances. To finance her first property, she built up her savings to ensure she had enough to cover any surprises. As Jessie continues to scale, she has gotten more creative with her financing. She has formed great relationships with her lenders because of her ability to ask questions and carefully choose where and how she gets her funding. Now she is semi-retired at thirty years old and pays a measly fifty dollars a month towards her mortgage!In This Episode We CoverThe FIRE movement and how to start your early retirement journey todayHow to use transferable skills from other jobs to make investing easierBuilding trust with your spouse and getting them on board with your investing journeyGetting the funding for your first rental property and how to use creative financing for the restBrilliant savings tips and how to rapidly increase your savingsThe loan process and how to build a strong relationship with lendersAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupOn the Market PodcastJamil Damji's BiggerPockets ProfilePace Morby's InstagramBrittany Arnason's InstagramAshley Hamilton's Biggerpockets Profile10 Deals on a $20K Waitress Salary With Ashley HamiltonRachel Richard's InstagramHenry Washington's InstagramZillowFurnished FinderCraigslistFacebook GroupsAirDNAPriceLabsData.rabbuMonday.comConnect with Jessie:Jessie's BiggerPockets ProfileJessie's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-231Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Is the 1% rule in real estate still relevant? Who shouldn’t be buying turnkey rentals? And why is an escrow account favorable for scaling real estate investors? All these questions and more are coming up in this Rookie Reply.We’re back at BPCon 2022, and joining us is fellow investor and turnkey operator, Zach Lemaster. You may have heard Zach’s episode on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast or maybe you’ve used his turnkey company, Rent to Retirement, before!Zach helps us answer an array of questions, some from semi-passive turnkey investors and some from active investors. We touch on investor lines of credit and how to secure them, the 1% rule’s relevance in 2022, whether or not to get preapproved before finding a deal, buying off-market, and much more! Zach also poses three questions every investor should ask BEFORE investing in turnkey rentals.If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE).In This Episode We CoverWhere to find investor lines of credit and which banks are your best betShould you get an appraisal on an off-market property?The 1% rule explained and how it’s holding up in 2022 (and beyond)Escrow accounts and which types of investors should optionally enroll in themWho should (and shouldn’t) invest in turnkey rentals and the questions you should ask your turnkey providerAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramBiggerPocketsReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastHow “Turnkey” Rentals Can Help You Build Real Estate Riches FasterThe One Mistake That Almost Put My House in ForeclosureRent to RetirementBiggerPockets CalculatorConnect with Zach:Zach's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-230Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Your network can be your most powerful tool inside and outside of real estate. Today’s guest, Ryan John, started his real estate investing journey after seeing his friends succeed in the investing space—including his childhood friend, Ashley Kehr. Ryan has been in the real estate game for a year and a half and has closed on two off-market deals—a house hack and a duplex. As all rookies know, trying to find and close on your first deal can be a mix of emotions. From excitement to fear to anxiousness and fulfillment, you go through various emotions when trying something you’ve never done before. While Ryan wanted to get started right away, he experienced a lot of nervousness regarding his first deal—waking up at three in the morning, scared he was missing something. But, unlike many other investors, he didn’t allow this to deter him from accomplishing his goals.Ryan prefers off-market deals because he doesn’t have to go through a realtor. An off-market deal requires more legwork but often comes with significantly better numbers. Becoming an investor has also given Ryan the freedom to make big life changes. Ryan went to his first real estate investor meetup and met investors with a wide range of experience. After attending, an incident at work prompted him to quit. Since he lives below his means and has cash-flowing rentals, he has the time and ability to breathe and explore his options before deciding his next steps.In This Episode We CoverHow to overcome analysis paralysis and the fear of your first dealThe pros and cons of off-market deals and how to find them in today’s marketHow to buy a small multi-family property and why they’re worth investing inHouse hacking 101 and how to make money using unused space on your property or in your homeTime value vs. opportunity cost and how to know when it’s time to outsourceThe power of real estate meetups and being surrounded by motivated investorsAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowFind an Investor-Friendly Real Estate AgentAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupThe Real Estate PodcastReal Estate Rookie PodcastRentRediConnect with Ryan:Ryan's BiggerPockets ProfileRyan's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-229Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A cash offer almost always gets a seller's attention. Whether someone comes in low or high, the prospect of a smooth closing without any loan contingencies is often more than enough to get a deal done. But what if you don’t have stacks of cash lying around? Maybe you’re trying to get your first rental property or house hack with a conventional, FHA, or VA loan. How do you set yourself apart from the hotshot who roles in and offers all cash without any appraisal necessary? Worry not because Ashley and Tony have done it dozens of times before.Welcome back to this week’s Rookie Reply, where we take questions directly from Instagram, Facebook, the BiggerPockets Forums, and our Rookie Request Line. This week, we talk about how to beat cash offers, what to do when tenants in the same property start disputing, and appraisal tips to get your home valued higher. We also touch on how to network, make better connections, and build genuine relationships with other investors in your area!If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE).In This Episode We CoverWhat to do when an appraisal comes back lower than you expectedUsing comps (comparable properties) to boost your home’s value in an appraiser’s eyeHandling tenant disputes, and whether or not you’re liable if the argument gets physicalThe three things that motivate a seller when listing a property (and how to use them to get better deals)Beating cash buyers and using speed and price to your advantageNetworking tips for new investors (even if you’ve never been to a real estate meetup)And So Much More!Links from the ShowAirbnbBiggerPocketsReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastOn the Market PodcastThanks for Visiting PodcastVrboMLSConnect with Ashley and Tony:Ashley's InstagramTony's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-228Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Who says you can’t have it all? The career, the love, the wealth—it can all be yours if you want it and work for it. Today’s guest, Mackenzie Grate, works hard so she can have it all. Working full-time as an assistant middle school principal, Mackenzie spends her nights and weekends as a real estate investor and agent. She owns two single-family homes, a fourplex, a duplex, a short-term rental, and her primary residence. Mackenzie’s real estate investing journey started in 2017. While living in her apartment, she rented out her extra room and decided to buy a home once rent prices became a little too high to handle. From there, she started looking for her first deal by googling the three fastest-growing job markets in New York. She then chose the market she wanted to invest in, asked a friend to go upstate with her, and started driving for dollars. She put in an offer on the first house she saw and closed on the home. But was she doing it alone?There is a common misconception that when you invest with a significant other, they have to be involved to be on board. Mackenzie’s relationship with her husband proves that involvement doesn’t equate to support. He supports what she’s doing, but he isn’t an active part of her investing journey, and for them, that works. He shows support by doing other everyday tasks at home, giving Mackenzie more time to work and pursue real estate. This freed-up time is essential for Mackenzie as she juggles all her endeavors and earns her nickname, the "Mack of All Trades."In This Episode We CoverThe pros and cons of getting your real estate license and how to determine whether becoming an agent is for youThe benefits of owning a co-op and what it means to “own a share” of a buildingHow to find and capitalize on emerging markets that have strong rental demandInvesting with a spouse and how to find the right balance for your relationshipProperty management vs. self-management and how to weigh the pros and cons for bothManaging a short-term rental and automating your processes to become the ultimate hostAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbBiggerPocketsReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupThe Real Estate PodcastBiggerPockets ForumsReal Estate Rookie PodcastZoomRentRediDigital Nomad-ing and Answering All Your FIRE Healthcare Questions w/ Amy & Tim from GoWithLessConnect with Mackenzie:Mackenzie's InstagramMackenzies BiggerPockets ProfileMackenzie's WebsiteCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-227Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
As a new investor, financing can come with a lot of questions. Financing your first property itself seems like a steep learning curve, but once you find a method that works for you, it makes investing a lot easier. Welcome back to this week’s Rookie Reply. But, instead of just answering one question, we’ll be going over multiple to get you on the fastest path to investing in real estate. Today, we’re touching on topics like how much money you'll need to invest in your first property, how to build a lease, recommendations for financing without a W2, and how rising interest rates affect investors.Before you invest, understanding the market you want to invest in is essential. You also have to understand the expenses that come with your property. Once you know these two things, you’ll have a more accurate estimate of your costs. A perk that comes with investing is that the money doesn’t have to be yours. Whether you decide to take out a conventional mortgage loan or partner with another investor, you can creatively finance your deal to have less money come out of your pocket!If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE).In This Episode We CoverHow to understand the market you’re investing in, the average cost of a property, and the range of expenses you can expectSafety reserves and how much to have on hand before you buy a propertyCreative financing methods that will lessen the amount of capital you’ll need to closeFinancing without a traditional W2 and how small banks, mortgage brokers, and co-signers can be your best friendsEasily building your perfect lease using the BiggerPockets lease agreements!And So Much More!Links from the ShowAirbnbBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets CalculatorReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupReal Estate Rookie PodcastWhat Makes Rookies Into Millionaires? Quitting What You Hate!BiggerPockets ForumsPolicygeniusBiggerPockets ProRentRediBiggerpockets BootcampsConnect with Ashley and Tony:Ashley's InstagramTony's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-226Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Life is unpredictable, and there's no way to get around that. Instead, you have to learn to pivot and accept where you are, so you can get to where you're going. Today’s guest, Josiah Hein, was hit with life’s unpredictability when he was in a car accident with a drunk driver, resulting in damage to his neck and back. Josiah could have easily used the accident as a reason to give up, but instead, he took it as an opportunity to pivot and build another business. Josiah has closed on three deals, including a tiny home that alone cash flows $6,000 a month!Josiah's first business required strenuous physical labor, so after his accident, he couldn't work as much. He used his newfound time to start learning about real estate. He had always considered real estate as a long-term retirement plan, but his plan suddenly got expedited. He started investing right before COVID by converting his old house into a rental property.His portfolio also includes an out-of-state property and a tiny home. He was inspired to invest out-of-state after reading David Greene’s Long-Distance Real Estate Investing. After five months of researching to find an out-of-state market, he settled on Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also has a lucrative tiny home bringing in some serious cash flow every month!In This Episode We CoverUsing a setback as a setup and how to pivot when life gets unpredictableFinding “hot” markets and what criteria to look forDoing a profitable cash-out refinance and the BRRRR strategySelf-managing short-term rental properties and using listing sites like Airbnb to rent out your propertyTiny homes 101 and the benefits that go beyond having a mini-mortgageBuying out-of-state investment properties and how to manage your rental remotelyAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets CalculatorReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupThe Real Estate PodcastBiggerPockets ForumsReal Estate Rookie PodcastPlay the Game or Get Played: Using Paternal Instincts to Close on 17 UnitsZillowThe Real Estate Robinsons Youtube ChannelVrboCDS Rental CalculatorRobuilt’s Tiny Houses That are Cashing in MASSIVE Profits Every MonthConnect with Josiah:Josiah's InstagramJosiah's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-225Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Real estate investing is known for one thing: cash flow. No matter who you talk to, investors always seem to be hypnotized by this single metric. Rookie investors love to chase after cash flow and cash flow only—often completely disregarding the much more lucrative benefits of real estate investing for the shiny object of monthly profits getting deposited into your account. But, if you’re buying, analyzing, and negotiating deals based on cash flow only, you could be making a huge mistake.In the new book Real Estate by the Numbers, Dave Meyer and J Scott, both veteran investors in their own regards, give you the numbers behind the NOI and show how real estate will make you rich in much more ways than one. They give you the exact calculations, framework, and mindset to use when analyzing real estate deals, and will show you how you can build wealth faster, smarter, and with less effort than the cash-flow-crazed investor down the street.On today’s show, Dave and J walk through the four ways that investors can build wealth through real estate, which questions real estate rookies should start asking, and debate whether or not the 2022 housing market is one worth buying in. Real estate rookie or not, this show will give you everything you need to start chasing better deals with hidden profits others are too blind to find.In This Episode We CoverWhy real estate rookies should grab the new book, Real Estate by the NumbersRecessions, interest rates, and whether or not 2022 is a good year to buy real estateThe four ways to generate wealth through real estate investing (it’s more than cash flow)Questions real estate rookies should ask when analyzing their first real estate dealsReal estate tax deductions and how investors can pay almost no income tax How to “force” appreciation so you can increase equity faster and walk away with a big paydayAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramAirbnbBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets CalculatorReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupThe Real Estate PodcastReal Estate Rookie PodcastOn the Market PodcastBiggerPockets Business PodcastBiggerPockets BookstoreHow to Become a Real Estate Millionaire (NO Experience Necessary)What Works (and Doesn’t) in a Recession & the Untold Story of J Scott’s Messy First FlipConnect with Dave and J:Dave's InstagramDave's BiggerPockets ProfileJ's InstagramJ's BiggerPockets ProfileJ's WebsiteCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-224Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
If you pay attention, you’ll notice there is a game being played. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you can play to win. The game of life has various components, but the top one percent has mastered the game of money and finance. Once you start playing, your financial fear becomes irrelevant. After all, it is a game—and you’re supposed to have fun.Today’s guest, Nick Troutman, started playing the game after his second child was born. His fatherly instinct kicked in, and he had a deep desire to provide. He started researching investing, money, and finance—his friend recommended BiggerPockets, and the rest was history. Now, Nick has four rental properties with seventeen units, including a nine-unit apartment.As a professional athlete, Nick is on the road for six to ten months, which exposes him to various housing markets. This exposure helped him narrow down his scope of locations to invest in. Ultimately he decided to invest in Tennessee and Georgia. Nick’s open and optimistic approach to life has helped him create his dream life as a father, husband, professional athlete, and investor.In This Episode We CoverThe “game” of money and finance and how to play to winOvercoming provider syndrome and how to use it to your advantageThe BRRRR Method and why it’s one of the best ways to get into real estateWhat to consider before investing in a new market and why you should invest in familiar marketsPrice-to-rent ratio and making sure you’re charging the right amount for rentFear vs. danger analysis and how to use it to start eliminating fear in your lifeAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramMLSAirbnbBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets CalculatorReal Estate Rookie Facebook Group16 Units in 3 States as a BiggerPockets Power Couple Working Full-TimeBiggerPockets InstagramThe Real Estate PodcastBiggerPockets ForumsZillow AppReal Estate Rookie PodcastConnect with Nick:Nick's InstagramNick's PodcastNick's BiggerPockets ProfileGreat Family Adventure's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-223Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A rental property falling into foreclosure is a sad sign. “What happened to that landlord?” you might ask. Did a tenant do extensive damage, leaving them with a too burdensome repair bill? Did the landlord forget to pay their mortgage? What could have caused this? Well, if you’re like Ashley Kehr, someone else may have caused your home to (almost) slide into foreclosure, without you knowing.Welcome back to this week’s Rookie Reply. Wait, scratch that. This week’s Rookie Confession, featuring our own Ashley Kehr! Many listeners know Ashley as a fast-moving, quick-thinking, real-life monopoly player, but in this episode, she opens up about a mistake that almost lost her multiple properties. It was an easy real estate mistake to make, but even veterans in the game get caught now and again. Want to avoid what happened to Ashley? Tune into this episode!If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE). Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie PodcastReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupBiggerPocketsReal Estate Rookie Youtube ChannelAirbnbBiggerNews March: How a Surge of Foreclosures Will Impact the Housing Market w/Auction.com’s Daren BlomquistRookie Reply: How Do I Estimate Property Taxes?Connect with Ashley and Tony:Ashley's InstagramTony's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-222Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
If you’re hesitant to start your real estate investing journey, ask yourself this—where would you be now if you started ten years ago, and where could you be in ten years if you started today? As today’s guest, Brandon Rush, said, “everything you enjoy today, is the result of something you did five to ten years ago.” Brandon currently has three multi-family homes with a total of ten units. Brandon started his investing journey when he couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel with his W-2. He couldn’t imagine himself working a nine-to-five until sixty-five, so he decided to take his future into his own hands and started house hacking. After two years of hard work and planning, he was able to quit his W-2 a month ago to be a full-time real estate agent.Brandon’s success is not without sacrifice. He moved out of his single-family home and moved an hour away from work for his first house hack. And, of course, after his first house hack, he moved to his second house hack! Moving required Brandon and his wife to get rid of most of their things and travel lightly. Although moving and getting rid of material things can be difficult, for Brandon, getting rid of clutter helped clear his mind and reinforced the idea that he was on the right path. Brandon is confident in his investing choices because he surrounds himself with like-minded people, has built an investor-friendly network, and knows that all his decisions now will benefit his future self.In This Episode We CoverHouse hacking 101—how to get started and why it’s a great way to start investingHow to build an investor-friendly network and the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded peopleSelf-managing your tenants—how to set boundaries and expectations from the startCreating your lease agreement and how to properly screen tenantsWhy cash flow is the most overrated metric of success and how to accurately measure your property's performanceAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowAshley's InstagramTony's InstagramMLSAirbnbBiggerPocketsFacebook MarketplaceRealtor.comBiggerPockets CalculatorTenantCloudReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupConnect with Brandon:Brandon's FacebookBrandon's InstagramBrandon's BiggerPockets ProfileCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-221Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
This week’s question comes from Jerry through Ashley’s Instagram direct messages. Jerry is asking: I’ve finally made the plunge and bought three investment properties. After I rehab, rent, and refinance them, where can I get more money to invest? Is there a type of loan for investors or do I need to look into a hard money lender?Rental property loans are aplenty if you’ve found the right deal. Most veteran investors already know that once you have a good deal, it isn’t hard to find the money to fund it. But, before you build your rental property portfolio, you’ll need to know which options are out there. Don’t worry, you won’t need to spend months or years saving up for another large down payment. There are quicker ways to build a cash-flowing portfolio.Here are some suggestions:Go the commercial lending route and look into DSCR (debt service coverage ratio) loansPartner with another investor or a private money lender to finance your next down paymentCash-out refinance from your previous properties and recycle that money into your next dealOnce you have some investing experience, reach out to hard money lenders and ask for their terms and ratesAnd more in the episode…If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE). Links from the ShowReal Estate Rookie PodcastReal Estate Rookie Facebook GroupBiggerPocketsBiggerPockets Hard Money LendersConnect with Ashley and Tony:Ashley's InstagramTony's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-220Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Comments (18)

Jenniferann Rieger

it's hard to hear Tony.

Nov 18th
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Gus

Exactly 45% of this episode is advertisements. Content begins at 3:50

Sep 25th
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Jayclay Mac

I absolutely love this podcast cast and this episode is so valuable. It answers the question I cannot get away from; I love Real Estate... and working with people!

Jun 5th
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Jordyn Moreno

it's a buyer rep agreement

Feb 4th
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Ryan Copeland

Asana - I have to look up that project management tool

Dec 17th
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Joseph O'kray

This dude just admitted to fraud

Nov 4th
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Krystyan

Great Podcast

Oct 25th
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Braan Anderson

can you explain what counting meters does?

Oct 5th
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Nameuser

recession proof real estate investing

Aug 27th
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Nameuser

nvm he has a book lmao

Aug 27th
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Nameuser

anyone that knows when a recession starts and ends either trying to sell something or just delusional. Great to know that! should I get a econmic degree?

Aug 27th
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David D Carroll

Another fantastic podcast. I'm still househacking as my first deal.

Jun 4th
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David D Carroll

Great explanation of when balloon payments are useful. Thanks!

Apr 16th
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John Rice

love the channel appreciate you guys so much. I have a question about flipping. when your planning out your renovations and additions how do you estimate or appraise how much equity you'll create or how much profit you'll achieve?

Apr 4th
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Rick Doctor

I am super excited for this show. Can't wait!

Mar 4th
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