Real Estate for the Rest of Us

Brandon Reed

I interview Real Estate Professionals, and we learn from their real life experience. It's real simple.

Seasoned pros and newbies welcome! Can't we all benefit from some honest, informative discussions about Real Estate Investing? No gimmicks, no jargon. Finally, a Real Estate podcast for the rest of us!

All Episodes

In 2018 Viktor Jiracek did his first 2 flips. In 2021 he's on track to do 30. How do you scale to do that amount of business in such a short time? In one of the most competitive Real Estate markets ever? Viktor lays out the details of his journey and how you can follow suit if flipping is the strategy you're looking to get started in, or take to the next level. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Nov 19

29 min 40 sec

Generating leads in today's market can be intimidating, often overwhelming. It's hard to know where to even get started. But in this episode Robert Syfert does a fantastic job explaining how even the most inexperienced investors can get started finding sellers in any market. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Oct 29

40 min 26 sec

Brent Bowers did his first 2 land deals out of necessity. He had a new wife, a new baby, and bills to pay! After seeing the power of such an overlooked area of Real Estate Investing, he went all in! He's built a successful business finding land, and flipping it for profit. You won't want to miss the insights he has to share on today's episode! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 24

40 min 16 sec

Bill Gross has built his business on two core principles. Work hard and help others. In this episode we talk about the complicated topic of Probate Real Estate, and how it's been the vehicle he's used to accomplish both of those principles and beyond. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 3

36 min 6 sec

So many investors just start building their business without examining where they're headed and why they're headed there. Ben Oosterveld joined me for this episode to talk through why that can be really dangerous, and what we can do to ensure we're headed down a path that's leading where we ultimately want to end up. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Aug 20

50 min 59 sec

In a world of constantly changing housing needs, it's important that we are paying attention to trends, and adapting our investments and businesses accordingly. One trend that Johnny Wolff sees coming is the co-living movement. He has built much of his portfolio around this belief and has started a company dedicated to connecting investors to tenants interested in a co-living arrangement. I found the topic fascinating, and there is a lot to unpack here about a really compelling strategy that most of us haven't ever looked into! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Aug 6

30 min 1 sec

Investors spend so much of their time curating and contacting potential leads. But what happens when those leads don't turn into deals? What happens when the answer is "no"? In today's episode, Chris Craddock breaks down how the right partnership with the right agent can help make both parties money, and turn those "failed" leads into actual income for your business. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 9

41 min 26 sec

Mike Morawski has an incredibly powerful story that has shaped his approach to Real Estate investing in a really unique way. He focuses on making the right decisions for the right reasons, and conducting deals ethically, coaching other investors on how to do business with integrity. We need more of that in Real Estate, and I was honored to have Mike on the show to share his perspective. Hear how his approach has helped him find success in the Multi-Family space, and the specific importance he places on having an effective exit strategy. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 25

36 min 57 sec

Although Van spent over 30 years as a General Contractor, he now advocates for a much different approach to rehab projects. He advises investors to be their OWN General Contractor. It's a really compelling perspective and one that provides the opportunity to learn some extremely valuable skillsets you wouldn't normally learn on rehabs. Check out this episode to see if this strategy may be the right fit for your next project. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 11

49 min 15 sec

Investing in an area that you don't live can be intimidating, but with the right systems in place it can offer transformative opportunities for your portfolio. In today's episode, Adam Nasir does a great job breaking down the strategies he implemented that helped him do over 500 deals in 26 states nationwide and grow his business exponentially! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

May 14

27 min 29 sec

Investing with credit can seem like a contradiction of terms. But in this episode, Brandon Elliott helps break down why that's a misconception, and how investors can use credit to fund deals, and grow their business. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Apr 30

32 min 49 sec

Anja's first priority is the education of and advocacy for her clients. Making sure they are informed and valued through the entire buying or selling process. What she's seen is an increase in trust, referrals, and transactions. This interview is full of valuable insight that both agents and buyers/sellers can learn from. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Apr 16

36 min

Estimating the scope of work on a rehab project is something that every investor, at some point, has struggled with. Well tune into this episode and hear from Eliot Grime, a seasoned contractor who has spent years perfecting the process to hear how he approaches this age-old concern for investors. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Apr 2

54 min 42 sec

"Keep Building Brand" - Tyler Austin understands the importance of staying focused on your marketing when running a Wholesaling business. But more than that, he knows the importance of understanding what strategies are working, and why. This gives him an incredibly informed perspective and makes this interview full of practical pieces of advice for anyone trying to reach sellers off-market. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Mar 19

36 min 43 sec

In a Real Estate climate where the future of Short Term Rentals may feel uncertain to some, Alice Horn and her team at Villa Key are seeing their portfolio thrive! How are they keeping their properties booked and their customers coming back for more? Listen to our interview to find out! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Mar 5

34 min 3 sec

The Real Estate market is hot all over the country right now. In some cities, how fast things are moving can be the primary barrier keeping investors from acquiring any properties at all, let alone begin building a portfolio that gains them financial freedom. But that's not Shawn's story. Even in one of the hottest markets in America, he has found a way to continue doing deals that are profitable in the long term, and even cash flow for him right away. That's a compelling enough reason on its own to give this episode a listen! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Feb 19

43 min 1 sec

There are countless investors with stories about a deal that involved far more than they had planned for. Perhaps the most important element of a deal like that is how you're able to creatively work through those challenges and take with you the lessons you've learned. On today's episode, Tyler Gibson shares with us his own experience and how he was able to do just that! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jan 29

32 min 54 sec

When Humayoon Bhatti finds a property he'll rehab it, then hold it for several years until he finds a deal that is more profitable. It's only at that point that he'll sell to free up the capital to the do the next deal. It's a bit of a hybrid approach that he's found a lot of success in. Listen in to learn more about how he's found a path to financial freedom using this strategy! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jan 15

46 min 32 sec

As a Real Estate Investor turned Financial Planner, Derick Van Ness has an extremely valuable perspective on wealth building. He dives into how and when he points his clients towards Real Estate as an effective wealth building strategy, as well as how he built his own portfolio and survived through the crash in the early 2000s! His insights are relevant, compelling, and actionable! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Oct 2020

30 min 27 sec

Credit Unions offer many unique opportunities for investors looking to get funding for their deals as they grow their portfolios. But how do you take advantage of those loans and programs, and how do they differ from what the big banks offer? Mark helps navigate those considerations, as well as other common questions people have about the ways Credit Unions can help them and their business. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Oct 2020

37 min 38 sec

No matter what your involvement is in Real Estate, COVID-19 has caused all of us to take a look at our businesses, our processes, our people, and other factors to ensure that we taking the necessary steps to adapt to the unprecedented challenges we are facing. In today's episode, Charles Fischer shares how he's seeing the market react to the pandemic, how that's effecting his business and investments, and what he's proactively putting in place to make sure he's ready to absorb what's ahead. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Oct 2020

53 min 6 sec

When you hear the word "credit"...there's a lot of baggage that comes with it. High interest rates, hidden fees...most people feel their inner Dave Ramsey screaming "STAY AWAY!". Well, in the world of Real Estate, building and leveraging Business Credit can actually be an extremely effective way to get started, or to grow your existing portfolio. In today's episode, Stephen Wible does a fantastic job breaking down common misconceptions about business credit, and laying out practical advice on how you can get started implementing it in your own business. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 2020

58 min 46 sec

Are you taking advantage of all the areas of the tax code that incentivize and benefit Real Estate Investors? Chances are, you aren't even scratching the surface. Mark Perlberg is a CPA who specializes in Real Estate tax strategies that can help you get your business started on the right foundation, or take your long-standing business to the next level. Taxes suck...but they can suck a lot less if you know how to take advantage of the vehicle of Real Estate to minimize what you owe, and maximize what stays on your bottom line. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 2020

41 min 17 sec

Deal #1 is in the books, people! My wife and I are house hacking a Single Family home and in this episode I break down how we went about finding the property, how we funded it, the rehab it will take, and some other details that hopefully provide a really down-to-earth look at a unique way to get started in Real Estate Investing. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 2020

37 min 43 sec

Self-Storage Investing is a bit of a mystery to many investors. How do you get started? What are the benefits over the more conventional methods of Residential or Commercial investing? What are practical tips you can use to learn from the mistakes of others and not repeat them in your own business? Greg Bond is a veteran investor who breaks down all of this, and more, in his interview. If Self-Storage Investing is something you're looking into, get your notepad ready for this one! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 2020

44 min 3 sec

Who says you can't invest in L.A.? Ricky's first home was a duplex that he lived in while renting out the other side. In today's episode he breaks down the advantages as well as some of the challenges that living in your investment property can introduce! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 2020

37 min 55 sec

Retirement planning. Real Estate. The two are fundamentally intertwined. There are so many different approaches to building and managing a strong financial foundation that allows you the freedom and flexibility you desire. In today's episode, Andy Young helps to break down how and why Real Estate is a chosen approach and key component in the portfolios of his most successful clients. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 2020

29 min 16 sec

There are so many factors to consider when looking at getting into Short Term Rentals. Will I be able to keep it booked? How will I have the time to turn it over several times a month? What are the little touches I can implement that help me stand out from all the other competition around me? Sarah Farmer had to ask herself the same questions, and in this episode we walk through how she answered them for her investments, so that you can for yours! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 2020

39 min 28 sec

When investing in Commercial Real Estate, there are a lot of considerations to account for. Formulas to calculate, deadlines to manage, and paperwork to keep in order. Hiring the right person to broker the transaction can be the difference between a bad deal and a great one! In today's episode, Mike Stuard talks with us from his 30 years of experience about what goes into a successful Commercial Real Estate deal and how to ensure your investing in the right property for you! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

To be successful in Real Estate, it seems you have to be able to fully embrace the adage, "Try, try again". Well, Bernadeau Charles has learned to do just that. He's only 2 deals into his Real Estate journey, but he's already encountered several roadblocks that would have killed most opportunities completely. But instead of letting those challenges discourage him, he let them motivate him towards finding creative solutions. We could all use a little more of that ingenuity and optimism. In this episode Bernadeau describes a few of those obstacles and what he did to overcome them. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

May 2020

39 min 19 sec

How do you succeed in Multi-family Investing? Really, it's no different than every other area of Real Estate. You succeed by finding the right deals. By sifting through the bad ones and taking action on the good ones! JP Albano breaks down what that means in the world of apartment complexes, and how you can spot your next profitable project. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Apr 2020

49 min 15 sec

Getting started in Commercial Real Estate can feel intimidating. Even unachievable. But Dee Walker leveraged the relationships she had around her to jump in head first, and is now well on her way to building an asset foundation that will help her retire earlier, and provide for her needs for years to come. In this episode, she breaks down how she overcame those early reservations and started her journey in Commercial Real Estate. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Apr 2020

54 min 4 sec

He wanted to spend more time investing in Real Estate, but didn't have the margin to do so outside of his W2 job. It was time to make a decision. Sound familiar? This episode breaks down the pros and cons that James Evans faced when he came to this fork in the road that so many of us can relate to. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Mar 2020

31 min 55 sec

Over the last 10 years, Aseem Mittal has acquired properties in 6 different countries. Hear how he has grown his international rental portfolio into a vehicle for long-term financial freedom. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Feb 2020

30 min 26 sec

Sean takes 18 years of property management experience, and distills it down into the most effective tools that he now uses to manage his own buy & hold portfolio. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jan 2020

44 min 26 sec

Noah Nagel has learned to merge his passion of technology with his journey to financial freedom through Real Estate. Hear how he implements tools into his business and learn how you may able to apply them to your own! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Dec 2019

47 min 58 sec

Partnerships in Real Estate can make all the difference in a deal. Todd outlines 3 scenarios in which he partnered with others and the difference, both positive and negative, that they made in the success or failure of the project! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Dec 2019

41 min 18 sec

Lindsey Zalnoski has accomplished a lot in the Real Estate world. But her success hasn't happened overnight. This episode is an honest look into how she got started, and what she's learned along the way. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Nov 2019

34 min 55 sec

We've all been told to "do your due diligence" on potential deals. But what does that really mean? How can you do it well? How do you keep the good deals and shed the bad ones? Mark unpacks all of it in this incredibly practical and helpful episode! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Nov 2019

41 min 29 sec

Would you buy a home for $0? I'm guessing you would. Now...would you buy it if it had $300k in Liens? Dayton did! And he turned $50k in profit doing it! Listen in to hear how! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Oct 2019

38 min 35 sec

Hear from a seasoned pro about how acquiring properties with none of your own money, and then selling the home via Lease Option or Lease Purchase, may be your most pain-free route to financial freedom through Real Estate! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 2019

1 hr 24 min

Scott Carson, also known as "The Note Guy", is a veteran of the note investing world. In this episode, learn from those years of experience about how to market your business effectively and close more deals! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 2019

29 min 41 sec

Ever bought a 3/2 SFR for $1? Janikka has...and in this inspiring episode, she walks through that deal as she's smack in the middle of it. She's facing some complex and intimidating challenges, but she's connecting with the right people, and doing what it takes to create value where most would have given up. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Sep 2019

44 min 28 sec

In this episode, I talk with Josh & Marlena dates about an incredibly important topic. Building your team. It can be argued that no facet of your business is more important. Josh and Marlena peel back the curtain and let you learn from what has and hasn't worked for them in their journey to build the best possible team around them! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Aug 2019

54 min 24 sec

You won't meet many people that have been more effective in getting started in their Real Estate journey as Tim Schmidt. In this episode, hear Tim share how he used Property Management as a way to meet a unique need he saw as he built his investing business! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Aug 2019

33 min 2 sec

Greg Bond is an extremely successful and seasoned investor, agent and broker. One of his most recent projects is building a Retirement Facility with hundreds of units from the ground up! Listen and learn from Greg as he explains this relatively unknown strategy within Real Estate Investing. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Aug 2019

31 min 15 sec

Scott & Kim Hampton have been leaders in the Property Management space for years, and they bring that wealth of knowledge to the table in their extremely informative interview. They truly have done it all, and seen it all! If you're interested in absolutely any area of the Real Estate world...take notes from these two! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 2019

33 min 38 sec

Stephen dives into some really practical applications for how to build long-term, tax sheltered wealth through the little-known strategy of Self-Directed IRAs. Listen and learn from a pro who is practicing what he preaches! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jul 2019

51 min 48 sec

Todd shares his experience on how he's become the bank and purchased notes that provided truly passive income as a critical part of his Real Estate Investing strategy. Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 2019

56 min 46 sec

How do you go from answering a seller's phone call to sending them a written offer in 4 minutes? Todd reveals how as he discusses the best practices he's implemented over the last 18 years and what he's learned along the way! Don't forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes! It helps out the show a lot. Thanks so much!

Jun 2019

36 min 12 sec