If you’ve read our recent blog post What You Can Learn From Successful Fix-and-Flip Investors, you know that at Anchor Loans we believe there’s no better teacher in the fix-and-flip business than an investor who has achieved long-term success.
Networking with and learning fix-and-flip tips from local real estate investors who have built successful businesses is a great way to build your skill set and stay motivated to achieve your goals. But if you are like most busy investors with barely enough time to handle competing business and personal priorities, finding time to meet up and communicate regularly with your mentors may prove to be quite challenging — if not impossible.
How to Expand your Fix and Flip Knowledge with Podcasts
One easily doable activity fix-and-flip investors are using to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge of the industry, and stay inspired and motivated when they hit an inevitable business hurdle, is listening to the many excellent real estate investing podcasts that are available online and on free smart phone apps like Stitcher, Castbox and Podbean.
These professionally produced episodic fix-and-flip investing shows are hosted by top real estate influencers who have collectively gained a following of tens of thousands of real estate investors. By subscribing to and listening regularly to real estate investing podcasts, investors gain access to free fix-and-flip advice that help them hone their investing strategies and avoid making costly mistakes.
Real Estate Investing Podcasts are a Great Learning Option
Perfect for listening while getting dressed in the morning, crawling along in bumper to bumper traffic, or winding down at the end of a stressful day, real estate investment podcasts are like a free house flipping university right in the palm of your hand
To get you started with real estate investing podcasts (warning, these things can be super addicting—but in a good way), listed below are several popular fix-and-flip podcasts in which you can hear invaluable advice from real estate influencers who definitely know what they’re talking about when it comes to the risks and rewards of fixing and flipping properties:
Top 6 Real Estate Investing Podcasts:
The Best Ever Show
Joe Fairless hosts the world’s longest running daily real estate investing podcast with over 1700 published episodes to his credit. Prior to sharing his expertise via his podcast, Joe established his success in the real estate investing world, when, in under a decade he went from buying $35,000 single family homes to controlling over $500,000,000 worth of large apartment communities.
On his daily podcast, Fairless interviews house flippers, builders, passive investors, and other successful real estate professionals who are ready to give you what Joe calls, “their Best Ever advice without the fluff.” Joe invites listeners to also tune in every Friday for a special episode where he shares his own real estate investing and personal development knowledge.
5 of The Best Ever Show’s recent podcast titles:
Give Him 48 Hours, He’ll Build an Investment Blueprint for Your Business
How to Perform Due Diligence
Finding Commercial Comps Can Be Tough
Air Force Captain Builds His Real Estate Portfolio for a Side Hustle
How to Complete Over 500 Rehabs
FlipNerd’s host Mike Hambright says his mission is “to inspire, teach and assist others in creating value for their communities, families & themselves through real estate investing.” A prolific real estate investing podcaster nearing 500 published episodes, Mike refers to his listeners as “freedom fighters,” a reference to his belief that real estate offers serious entrepreneurs the opportunity to “to live better, more fulfilling lives.” Mike laments that “most of us were trained our entire lives to work for someone else to chase their dreams” He asks his listeners, “How can we use real estate investing as a vehicle to achieve financial freedom?”
5 of FlipNerd’s recent podcast titles:
How to Transition from Job to Investor
Maximizing Deal Profits
Building a Family Business
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Cold Calling for Real Estate Deals
Released weekly on Thursdays, the BiggerPockets Podcast is hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene and features over 330 episodes of off-the-cuff interviews with investors of various backgrounds, industry niches, and experience levels.
Brandon and David describe the overall goal of Bigger Pockets like this: “Imagine you’re friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what we’re aiming for with The BiggerPockets Podcast.”
5 of BiggerPocket’s recent podcast titles:
Using Other People’s Money to Take Down Flips…
How to Build a Deal-Finding Machine
10 Deals on a 20K Waitress Salary
How to Ditch Distractions and Get Way More Done
Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals
House Flipping HQ
HouseFlipping HQ’s host Justin Williams says, “Sometimes it isn’t enough just to read about the house flipping process. You need other ways to help you learn the vital information that will help you build your own house flipping business. And, while I have a lot of experience with house flipping, I’m definitely not the only name in the game. In fact, there are some folks out there who are really doing some amazing things with real estate investing.”
Justin has published over 250 episodes and he says his purpose is to help bridge the learning gap for real estate entrepreneurs who are eager to gain expertise and succeed at meeting their goals. “We’ve put together interviews with some of the top house flippers in the industry — people who are out there day after day and really making a killing. They really know their stuff. And I’m excited to get them on the podcast to ask them questions and ask them to share what they know with all of you. Finding the right mentor can shave months or even years off your learning time. And having these podcasts is like getting that private mentoring direct to your ears.”
5 of HouseFlipping HQ’s recent podcast titles:
This is What’s Wrong with Your Flipping / Wholesaling Business
The One Thing to Remember When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom
Sneak Inside a 7-Figure Flipping Meeting
The One Epiphany You Need to Rock Your Goals
Scale Your House Flipping Business
The Science of Flipping
Justin Colby and his business partner have flipped and wholesaled over 300 properties since they began working together as real estate investors. Not only is Justin a very active and successful investor, but he also is a very inspirational and successful real estate coach and public speaker who has mentored nearly 1000 real estate investors across the country.
Nearing 150 published podcasts, Justin wants his listeners to know:
“I started this podcast for the sole purpose of giving back. My business partner Eddie Rosefield and I have been fortunate enough to have had some unbelievable mentors in our career and its now time to give back what we have learned. We have flipped well over 300 properties in the last 6 years and we currently are working on our first development.
After putting in all of our time, sweat, and tears we can now call ourselves successful. Our success has taken time, and this podcast is meant to help other investors create the same success that we have had, in a much faster amount of time. We have coached hundreds if not thousands of student on our systems, now you can all have them for free. Enjoy the podcast and make sure to take notes.”
5 of The Science of Flipping’s recent podcast titles:
Growing Your Influence Through MeetUps
Who Do You Hire, and When?
Lowest Deal Cost You Can Get
Overcoming Seller Objections
From $1.5M to $4M in Just a Couple of Years
Real Estate Realities
Robert ‘The Rebelbroker’ Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California who is motivated to share what he’s learned with others. Robert says, “this show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth – from an insiders perspective.”
Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful people from all walks of life and industries and he uses his podcast platform to give others a chance to hear what he has learned from these folks over the years that will help them achieve success. Robert wants listeners to know they can also count on honest talk about what is wrong with the real estate business currently, and how to handle it.
5 of Real Estate Realities’ recent podcast titles:
7 Hints Your Market is Cooling Down
Foreclosures: Are They Back?
Passive Income: What is It?
Side Hustles: Can Selling on Amazon Get Your Real Estate Business Going?
Real Estate and Baby Boomers
Dennis Cisterna is a U.S. News & World Report real estate expert who hosts his own Investability podcast dedicated to teaching listeners how to invest like a real estate insider.
Dennis interviewed Anchor Loans’ CEO Steve Pollack in an episode entitled, “Advice from the Largest Fix-and-Flip Lender in the Country.” In which Steve shared 5 key tips every real estate investor should know to be successful. You can hear the entire episode on the Investability website (it’s #58), and here’s a summary of what Steve shared:
- To succeed at fix-and-flip investing, it’s critical to know the value of your property and to know how much time and money should be spent on improvements.
- Your success as an investor will be determined by your expertise at researching the market and analyzing in detail your property’s neighborhood and comparables. Doing your homework up front will save time and money in the long run.
- Choose a lender that does not need to wait for cash from trust deed investors to fund your loan. Anchor Loans has immediate reserves available, and we quickly fund every loan we originate.
- The investor/lender relationship is only successful with regular, forthright communication. If you communicate often with your lender through all stages of the lending process, they will want to work with you to achieve your goals.
- Investors should make sure they partner with a lender with longevity and a proven record of success. Anchor Loans operates in 46 states and the District of Columbia and we have successfully weathered economic downturns because we understand the cyclical nature of real estate.
5 of Investability’s recent podcast titles:
My Biggest Mistake: Pitfalls of the Recession
Advanced Data Analytics
The State of the Market
From Fox News to Financial Freedom: Clayton Morris Interview
Where and How to Invest in Real Estate
At the heart of the Flipping Out podcast is Shawn and Jen Davis and their family of house flippers who, like many fix-and-flip entrepreneurs, have been learning the business as they go. The Davises took a leap of faith to follow their dream of ‘renovating and reimagining what homes could become with hard work, love and talent. A former financial advisor who now has a passion for transforming properties, Shawn says, “We see a home for its potential and become enthralled in what that home can become with the right vision.”
Flipping Out’s Shawn Davis interviewed Anchor Loans’ CEO Steve Pollack to discuss “all of the ins and outs of this business” of flipping homes, including how to fund multiple deals using borrowed capital. In this episode, Steve explains how private, short-term bridge funding can help fix-and-flip investors buy and improve a property to resell for a profit, or buy and demolish a property to construct a new property for resale.
Steve also explained how the borrowing process works for the type of private, direct “hard money” loans Anchor Loans provides, and he outlined the details (e.g. interest rates, points, terms, etc.) of how these fix-and-flip loans work as compared to applying for a 30-year amortized home mortgage.
5 of Flipping Out’s recent podcast titles:
Fifty Shades of Grey Paint
Made the Deal…What Now?
Who’s on Your Team?
Bang for Your Buck
How to Save $$$ on Your Home Renovation
You are sure to find many priceless fix-and-flip tips in these real estate investing podcasts that will help you advance your business goals and avoid common mistakes and traps that have derailed investors in the past.
If you are ready to take the next step towards building your fix-and-flip business and you are considering quick bridge financing, Anchor Loans would love to begin a relationship with you. Learn more about beginning your fix-and-flip journey here, and let us know when you’re ready to get started.