The REtipster Podcast

The REtipster Podcast
Discover how to make great money investing in real estate, in a way that helps people, doesn’t require a lot of risk and leaves plenty of room for you to live your life. The REtipster Podcast is the best source of insight and inspiration for new and ex?

Is it too late for you to get started in real estate?
Oct 13 • 44 min
Is it too late for you to get started investing in real estate? In this conversation, we’re going to dissect this problem and try to get to the root of what’s really going on.
How The Modern Rules Of House Wholesaling Have Changed
Sep 29 • 76 min
If you’re interested in real estate wholesaling on ANY level (whether you’re working with houses, land, multi-family properties or otherwise), I’m positive you’ll get some value out of our conversation today.
Is It Smart or Stupid to Work With Friends and Family?
Sep 15 • 37 min
Is it smart to hire or work directly with friends and family in your professional life? What are the pros and cons of doing this? What do you stand to lose or gain if you take this path? What are the most important things to think about before you take…
“If Only I Had Known!” - What Every Rookie Land Investor Ought to Know
Sep 1 • 50 min
In this episode, we’re talking about some of the biggest lessons, learnings and pieces of wisdom we’ve gained from our years in the land investing business. These are the things that would’ve made a world of difference, had we known about them all those…
How to Rezone Properties for Huge Profits with Mike Marshall
Aug 25 • 56 min
Today we’re talking with my friend Mike Marshall about the opportunities and the complexities in rezoning properties.
How to Negotiate Like a Pro w/ Kris Haskins
Aug 18 • 54 min
In this interview, we’re talking with Kris Haskins about how he’s been able to make a great life for himself as a real estate investor and negotiator.
Kathy Fettke Talks Expectations for 2020 and Beyond
Aug 11 • 69 min
Today we’re talking with Kathy Fettke, who specializes in teaching people how to build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios through creative finance and planning.
How Andrew Quit His 6-Figure Job in 9 Months With His Land Investing Business
Aug 4 • 62 min
A few weeks back, I noticed Andrew post in our Facebook group about how he was able to use the land business to quit his 6-figure job within 9 months. Any time I see this, I’m like, “WOW! I want to know more!”, so today, he’s going to tells us how he did…
Justin Bogard Explains 13 Things You May Not Have Known About Note Investing
Jul 28 • 58 min
Justin Bogard is one of the leading experts in the realm of real estate note investing. In this episode, he explains what most people don’t understand about the note business.
Justin Sliva Explains How He Partners with Land Investors on Seller Financed Notes
Jul 21 • 59 min
In this session, we’re going to figure out how Justin Sliva puts together win-win-win scenarios with other land investors.
“Real Estate Ruined My Marriage” - How to Preserve the Most Important Relationships
Jul 14 • 54 min
In this episode, we’re talking about some of the harsh realities of running a business when the most important people in your life aren’t on board.
What are the Best Books for Business and Real Estate?
Jul 7 • 52 min
In this session, we’re talking about some of the most impactful books we’ve ever read.
If We Had To Start Over in Real Estate, What Else Would We Do?
Jun 30 • 74 min
What else is worthwhile in the real estate industry? What else could we actually have a fighting chance of succeeding at? In this episode, we’re talking about what other viable options are on the table in the real estate business that we, personally,…
What’s The Best Way To Find A Mentor (And Do You Even Need One)?
Jun 23 • 46 min
How can you find a mentor who is miles ahead of you, and more importantly, how can you get them to give you the time of day? That’s what we’re talking about in this session.
Is it Heroic or Idiotic to “Burn the Ships”?
Jun 16 • 32 min
The idea of ‘burning the ships’ makes for a compelling story, but is it really the smartest way to start a new business? We’re going to pick this apart in this episode.
What Makes a Real Estate Investing Partnership Work? Annie and Julie of GoodEgg Investments Explain
Jun 9 • 63 min
In this interview, Annie and Julie of GoodEgg Investments give us insights into what it’s like working in the apartment syndication business, what it’s like to quit a day job to pursue this kind of dream, and all the other unique challenges and benefits…
The 10X Rule vs. 80/20 Principle - What’s the Right Way to Run Your Business?
Jun 2 • 46 min
Does it make more sense to massively increase your outputs or to selectively work harder on the very few things that produce better results than everything else?a
Do You Really Need to Be a Millionaire?
May 26 • 36 min
In this episode, Seth and Jaren talk about the purpose that money does and doesn’t serve in the life of an entrepreneur.
The Seth Williams Origin Story
May 19 • 51 min
If you’ve ever wanted to know the real story behind Seth Williams, this is your chance to hear where it all began, the twists and turns his path has taken, where he’s headed, and some of the lesser-known details of his life.
Let’s Get The Truth About Jaren Barnes
May 12 • 68 min
In this episode, I sit down with Jaren for a one-on-one conversation about his history and story. We’ll learn about how his career developed, where he gets his motivation and you might even learn a few new things he’s never shared on the podcast before.
Real Estate Investing in Portugal and Uganda - Nathan Amaral Explains How it Works
Apr 28 • 93 min
What’s it like to invest in real estate in Portugal and Uganda? Both countries are very different from each other, and both places are very different from the United States. In this episode, Nathan Amaral gives us the lay of the land and explains how the…
Is Your Real Estate Website Really Doing Its Job? Interview w/ Jessey of REI Conversion
Apr 14 • 70 min
In this interview, Jessey tells us some of the most important things he’s learned about what does and doesn’t work for real estate websites. If you’ve got a website that isn’t performing, converting or doing its job, you’ll get a lot out of this episode!
How to Be Taken Seriously in the Real Estate World, Even As a 21-Year-Old Beginner - Interview w/ Kyle Marcotte
Mar 31 • 58 min
064: Today we’re interviewing Kyle Marcotte. Kyle is a unique guy because he’s got 120 units under his belt, valued at over 5 million dollars, and the guy is only 21 years old.(Show Notes: got connected with Kyle recently…
How to Sell Real Estate On Facebook w/ Justin Melquist
Mar 17 • 71 min
As its importance of Facebook continues to grow, real estate investors need to stay educated about how to effectively get properties sold with all the built-in advantages that come with this social media platform.
How Can A Beginner Get Started With Apartment Syndications? Vinney Chopra Explains
Mar 3 • 57 min
In today’s episode, we’re talking with Vinney Chopra – an expert in apartment syndications.
Dave Ramsey vs. Robert Kiyosaki - Is Debt Good or Bad?
Feb 18 • 55 min
In this episode, we’re talking about two competing ideologies from two GIANT names in the business and personal finance space - Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki.
How to Become a Hard Money Lender and Investor with Ryan Wright
Feb 4 • 66 min
If you’ve got extra cash laying around and you want to find better ways of putting your capital to work in the real estate world (without doing all the hands-on work yourself), this could be a viable option for you. Likewise, if you’ve ever been in need…
An Introduction to ‘The Beginner’s Deal Finding Guide’ by REtipster
Jan 21 • 36 min
If the subject of finding great real estate deals is something you need help with, this is definitely an episode you’ll want to check out.
How To Sell Land Fast (Without Driving Yourself Crazy) - Interview w/ Clint Turner
Jan 7 • 66 min
For a lot of land investors, “selling” is one of the biggest challenges and bottlenecks they have to deal with, so I thought it would make sense to get Clint on the podcast to hear more directly from him about how he does things differently than most land…
Job-Free Before 23: How Armaan Quit His Job to Run His Land Investing Business
Dec 23, 2019 • 55 min
In this interview, we’re going to dissect Armaan’s business and figure out how he was able to quit his job at the age of 22.
What Does a Real Estate “Syndication” Really Mean? Interview w/ Joe Fairless
Dec 9, 2019 • 34 min
We’re going to talk about some of the basics of how apartment syndications work, what kind of investor they’re ideal for and some insights to keep in mind if YOU ever want to put together apartment syndication project of your own.
Where Are The Best Deals On Rental Properties? Dustin Heiner Explains…
Nov 25, 2019 • 48 min
In this interview, Dustin Heiner is going to walk me through his process for finding deals on rentals. Everything from where to start, what to look for in a market, what tools are most useful and how to find a great property manager that will make this…
Karl Made Six Figures Last Year as a Land Investor Assigning Contracts. Here’s How He Did It…
Nov 11, 2019 • 79 min
Karl James has been able to make over six figures in the land business over the past year, just by assigning contracts. In this interview, we’ll talk about how he’s been able to do this.
Mike Wagner Explains How To Be a Self Storage Investor and Run a Self Storage Business (Part 2)
Oct 28, 2019 • 69 min
What’s the best way to run proper due diligence on a self storage facility, and what are the best financing options available? Mike Wagner explains his take in our follow up interview from episode 51.
How To Be A Selling Machine in the Land Business - Interview w/ Peter Toth
Oct 14, 2019 • 71 min
#52: Peter Toth is someone I’ve known about for a few years now, and when I was talking with Josh Brooks back in episode 18, I found out that Josh and Peter were actually working together in a pretty serious capacity. Josh handles all the acquisition…
How Mike Wagner Made $750K Flipping a Self Storage Facility (Part 1)
Sep 30, 2019 • 66 min
Mike Wagner just made $750K on a self storage flip. In this episode, we’ll cover how he did it, along with a lot of other critical things to understand about the self storage investing business.
This Guy Quit His Job With His Land Investing Business! Here’s How He Did It.
Sep 16, 2019 • 68 min
Today we’re talking with Jay Thomason and Daniel Earhart about how their business works, how they were able to speed-grow their operation in just a few short years, and the role both of them played in taking a HUGE step towards financial freedom.
The Truth About Making It In America - Interview w/ Diego Corzo
Sep 2, 2019 • 68 min
Diego Corzo has overcome a lot of obstacles and found great success in the real estate business. In this interview, he explains how anyone can start from anywhere and build something great.
Investing In Belize Real Estate - Upsides and Risks w/ Will Mitchell
Aug 19, 2019 • 63 min
The U.S. is just a small sliver of all the real estate in the world. Through this interview, I hope we can all become more aware of the opportunities that exist outside of our country.
Pat Flynn Explains How To Create Superfans (The Smart Way)
Aug 5, 2019 • 46 min
In this interview, we talk with Pat Flynn about his thoughts on branding, what “passive income” really means, and all that goes into running a business online - in a way that creates true superfans.
What Can A Blog Do For Your Real Estate Business (And Is it Really Worth It)? Interview w/ Leslie Samuel
Jul 22, 2019 • 61 min
In this interview, we’re interviewing someone who isn’t necessarily an expert on real estate per se, but someone who is a leading expert on content marketing online.
Most Money Management Tips Are Wrong - Keith Weinhold Explains Why
Jul 8, 2019 • 71 min
When we had Keith Weinhold on the show a few months back, I remember how Jaren and I both walked away from that conversation with a changed perspective on a number of things.Part of the what Keith brings to the table on his podcast and website at…
How to Go from Zero to Rockstar as a Land Investor - Interview w/ Mike Ferreira
Jun 24, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode, I talk with a land flipping aficionado who has been VERY active in the land business.Mike Ferreira has taken his land business to a place that most people never reach. He is buying and selling land as his full-time gig and he’s currently…
Is it Wrong to Make Low Offers? Interview w/ Brian Ellwood
Jun 10, 2019 • 65 min
Brian Ellwood is a former wholesaler who was able to retire from the working world at the age of 30.In this interview, we talk about how Brian was able to build and grow this kind of business, his philosophy and approach to real estate investing, and…
Why “Passive Income” From Rental Properties is a Lie - Interview w/ Tom Krol
May 27, 2019 • 56 min
Tom was telling me recently that “passive income” from rental properties is a total farce. He thought there was a much more effective way to build REAL passive income, and it involves wholesaling houses with a unique approach of selling off properties…
The Biggest Problem With Your Website (And How to Fix It) - Interview w/ Trevor Mauch of Carrot
May 13, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode, I chat with Trevor about a ton of different aspects of managing your online presence, some of the mistakes people make with their websites, and what kinds of things make for a truly effective online platform in the real estate industry.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant: Expectations vs. Reality - Interview w/ Derek Gallimore
Apr 29, 2019 • 59 min
In this interview, we talk with Derek Gallimore, Founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, a company that specializes in helping small businesses in high-cost English-speaking countries figure out how to outsource various aspects of their operation.It has…
How to Quit Your Job and Make $20,000/mo in the Land Business - Interview w/ Willie Goldberg
Apr 15, 2019 • 72 min
In less than two years, Willie Goldberg has built his land flipping business up to 95 notes through seller-financing, he’s averaging over $20,000 in monthly revenue and he actively buys and sells 15 - 20 properties per month!In this interview, he dishes…
The Most Misunderstood Facts About Property Management w/ Tim VandenToorn
Apr 1, 2019 • 59 min
Today, we’re talking with my friend and my property manager, Tim VandenToorn.Tim runs the second largest residential property management company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.I wanted to him about his experience as a real estate investor and property manager…
How to Generate Passive Income from Wind Energy (What No One Is Talking About)
Mar 18, 2019 • 76 min
There are a lot of ways to earn passive income from vacant land. One such way is to own land that is leased out to a wind farm development.In this episode, I talk with Tao Kong (COO of Alcen Renewable) and we uncover a lot of the details behind how wind…
David fired his boss to pursue land investing full-time. Here’s how he did it…
Mar 4, 2019 • 75 min
In today’s show, we’re talking with David VanSteenkiste.A few months ago, David told me about how his land business had grown to the point where he’s been able to quit his job and work his business full time.If you’re in the land flipping business and you…
Need Money? You Need to Know About Fund & Grow (Interview with Mike Banks)
Feb 18, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, we talk with Mike Banks of Fund & Grow. This company has made it extraordinarily easy to get short term financing that charges 0% interest for the first 12 months (at which point, most people will either refinance or pay off their loan…
What REALLY Affects Your Direct Mail Results? Interview w/ Brian Kurtz
Feb 4, 2019 • 82 min
Most real estate investors rely on direct mail in a big way.It’s one of the most widely-used marketing mediums that delivers any kind of consistent, predictable results.In this episode, we talk with Brian Kurtz - an offline marketing expert (among many…
How to Build an Empire with the 80/20 Principle - Interview with Perry Marshall
Jan 21, 2019 • 53 min
Perry Marshall is a massive contributor to the legacy and development of the 80/20 Principle. Perry has written several books, but probably the most well-known are 80/20 Sales and Marketing as well as Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin…
How to Get There Faster Through Apartment Syndications (Interview with Ben Leybovich and Sam Grooms)
Jan 7, 2019 • 75 min
Ben Leybovich and Sam Grooms have been working together on various apartment syndication deals. In this conversation, they share with us why they’ve chosen this niche of real estate, and we engage in a little healthy REtipster-style debate about…
How Brandon Turner Became a Powerhouse Influencer in the Real Estate Space
Dec 17, 2018 • 48 min
If you’ve spent any time searching for free real estate investing education, you’ve likely stumbled across BiggerPockets.(Show Notes: is BY FAR the biggest single website for real estate investors today, and Brandon…
A Decade of Land Investing Experience in 60 Minutes - Interview with Renee Riker
Dec 3, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode, we’re talking with my good friend Renee Riker, whom I’ve known since 2008.Renee and I both learned about the land business around the same time. After a lot of emails back and forth, we eventually joined a mastermind group with a few…
Are You a Victim of These Money Myths? Keith Weinhold Sets the Record Straight
Nov 19, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, we talk with Keith Weinhold.What I love about Keith is how he challenges the way I think. There are all kinds of random assumptions I’ve always made about finances, investing and how money is made (whether it’s from the way I was raised…
The Good, Bad (the Dangerous) and the Ugly of Self Storage Investing with Scott Meyers
Nov 5, 2018 • 69 min
In episode 28 of the REtipster Podcast, we get to interview one of the leading experts on self-storage units.Scott Meyers is someone I’ve heard about for years, and he’s one of the prominent names in the online education space for self-storage investing.…
Should You Invest In A Coffee Farm? David Sewell Explains How It Works…
Oct 22, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, we sit down with David Sewell, the Founder of the International Coffee Farms, to discuss all the details on how this investment opportunity works, why it makes sense, and what type of investors it might appeal to.
From Network TV to Real Estate Investing - How Clayton Morris Wins in the Real Estate Business
Oct 8, 2018 • 62 min
Clayton Morris is someone I’ve been following for the past few years in the online real estate investing space.In this episode, we got to sit down with Clayton and talk more about his background, what makes him “tick” as an entrepreneur, and gain new…
What is the “Infinite Banking Concept” (and is this really legit)?
Sep 24, 2018 • 71 min
In this interview, I talk with M.C. Laubscher, who is an expert in the Infinite Banking Concept. My goal with this conversation was to get more clarity on the pros and cons of this strategy and to figure out whether or not this was something that would…
An Introduction to Jaren Barnes - and the Future of REtipster
Sep 10, 2018 • 52 min
Back in July, I enlisted the first full-time “employee” for name is Jaren Barnes, and he’s a pretty remarkable guy. Since he’s going to play a pretty significant role in the future direction and content you see coming out of this…
Managing Properties From Thousands of Miles Away - Interview w/ Lucas Hall of Cozy
Aug 27, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, we talk with Lucas Hall, Founder of Landlordology and the Head of Industry Relations for has a plethora of experience and industry knowledge relating to rental properties - everything from property management to house…
Why Early REtirement May Be More Achievable Than You Think - Interview w/ Chad Carson
Aug 13, 2018 • 60 min
Real estate can be used to pave the way for an early retirement… but retirement isn’t just about not working, it’s about true and lasting financial freedom, along with the MANY non-financial gifts that come with this kind of lifestyle.Chad and I were able…
Timeless Lessons On Rental Property Ownership - Interview w/ Brian Davis
Jul 30, 2018 • 40 min
Brian Davis is a residential landlord and the Director of Education for Spark Rental.In this conversation, we discuss some of Brian’s background as a landlord and hear his best tips and recommendations from his years of experience in the real estate…
How to Crank Out Dozens of Land Deals in Year One - Interview w/ Land Investor David Denniston
Jul 16, 2018 • 52 min
David Denniston and I are both working in two very different worlds - land investing and podcasting, which means we have all kinds of interesting experiences and ideas to share with each other.Dave is one of those guys who doesn’t waste time. Once he…
Best Practices for Real Estate Investor Websites - Interview w/ Danny Johnson of Lead Propeller
Jul 2, 2018 • 58 min
This guy has a long and successful history as a house flipper and a software developer, and he has blended those two specialities together to help real estate investors create websites as quickly and seamlessly as possible.In our conversation, Danny…
Solving Big Problems Pays Huge Dividends – Interview with Land Investor Josh Brooks
Jun 18, 2018 • 64 min
Over the past couple of years, one of the more helpful voices I’ve noticed in the various land investing forums and Facebook groups is a guy named Josh Brooks.As it turns out, he’s been following the REtipster Blog for a long time, and I was lucky enough…
Yes, You CAN Make 3x-5x More From Your Rentals. Here’s How It’s Done…
Jun 4, 2018 • 55 min
In this interview, Al Williams explains how the short term rental property business works, how to get involved with short term rentals, and how to leverage a whole new marketing medium to earn WAY more from the same properties each month.
Everyone Needs a Mastermind Group. Here’s How YOU Can Join One.
May 21, 2018 • 37 min
Of all the relationships I’ve had in my years as an entrepreneur, few of them were more important than the ones I developed in various mastermind groups.(Show Notes: this episode, I’m going to dive into this topic and help you…
Maggie Found Early Success With House Wholesaling - How Did She Do It??
May 7, 2018 • 45 min
In this interview, I talk with Maggie Mendoza, who is relatively new to the world of house wholesaling.As an action-oriented, entrepreneurial-minded person, she has learned a lot of important lessons very quickly (and experienced some big success early on…
Extracting More Value from Land - A Conversation with E.B. Farmer, aka The Land Flipper
Apr 23, 2018 • 70 min
If you’ve ever been curious about what can be done to maximize the profit potential on some of the larger parcels of land you encounter, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. The next time you come across a bigger opportunity that might be worth…
This is What Happened When Greg Took Action in His Land Investing Business
Apr 9, 2018 • 42 min
Every so often, I get emails from readers who tell me about the success they’re having in the real estate business.One of those readers is a guy named Greg Srader. Greg has reached out to me on a number of occasions to let me know about some of the…
Supercharge Your Business with the Power of Story
Mar 26, 2018 • 65 min
Stories are powerful. They have the ability to make any message more palatable, understandable, easy to accept and digest.Whatever business you’re in, you can use the power of story to deliver your message, sell your product and change the world.In this…
Apartment Investing, Syndication and Job-Quitting with Tamar Mar
Mar 12, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, I talk with Tamar Mar about how she buys and manages commercial multi-family properties through syndication.I learned a lot of cool things about her niche of real estate investing, and I think you will too!
How Jaren Barnes Changed His Life Investing in One Land Deal
Feb 26, 2018 • 52 min
In this interview, I talk with Jaren Barnes about his expedition into the land investing business, and how he managed to pull off one massive deal in a fairly short timeframe.
How to Scale and Manage a High Volume Land Investing Business
Feb 12, 2018 • 63 min
When you’re doing more than a few land deals each month, it’s critical to find a system that can help scale your business and handle a larger deal flow. Let’s see what Howard Zonder and Seth Drehle-Ewan have to say about it.
The Anatomy of a Land Deal (A Comprehensive Case Study)
Feb 5, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, I’m going to give you an in-depth look at one of my recent land deals.In the end, this deal delivered a solid profit. There were a few bumps along the way, but overall, I think it went fairly smoothly.As with every deal, new lessons were…
Rich Carey Owns 20 Rental Houses DEBT FREE Here’s How He Did It…
Jan 29, 2018 • 58 min
Rich has managed to build up a rental portfolio of 20 properties, WITHOUT any debt… and he has amassed most of this rental property portfolio (all of which is in the southern United States) without being physically present in the U.S.Most people would say…
Callie Built a Full-Time Income in 11 Months Investing in Land. Here’s how…
Jan 15, 2018 • 76 min
Callie McGraw just managed to generate a full-time income in less than a year… and she did it all while juggling the responsibilities of a stay-at-home mother of two.Her story is proof that this business can be done even when you’ve got other significant…
YouTube for Real Estate Investors
Dec 28, 2017 • 63 min
YouTube is a mind-bogglingly huge media platform. As the #2 most popular website in the world, there are a TON of people on this website every day, and it’s an unbelievably huge opportunity for real estate investors to get their message, listings and…
How to Be the CEO of Your Business
Dec 28, 2017 • 28 min
If you’re a “solopreneur” running your own business, you’ll inevitably have to deal with some big time management issues. If you don’t figure out which activities, metrics and measurements actually matter, it’s going to be very difficult to know if and…
Finding Your Groove as a Land Investor
Dec 28, 2017 • 62 min
Karl James is a land investor who got his start by following the steps detailed on the REtipster Blog. As he’s gained more experience, he has found some other creative ways of fine-tuning the strategy to make it uniquely his own. He has some GREAT…
Why I Invest In Land
Dec 28, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode, I’ll explain why land is one of the most overlooked, misunderstood and under-utilized types of real estate, and if you’re pursuing vacant land properties with the right acquisition strategy, it’s has arguably the lowest risk and highest…
An Introduction to the REtipster Podcast
Dec 28, 2017 • 28 min
Welcome to the REtipster podcast! Since this is our first episode together, I’m going to give you an overview of who I am, what is all about and what you can expect to get out of this show going forward (should you choose to subscribe).…