REI Society

REI Society
By going deep with entrepreneurs to understand how they’ve overcome some of the greatest obstacles in their lives and what makes them tick as human beings, your host Brandon Thompson breaks down the art of failure to teach how you can find true…

Selecting The Right Teams
Oct 19 • 14 min
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: • Join my Long Term Rental Investing Training Program: ( Text “Society” to 404.341.2897 to become part of my inner…
Classifying Rentals
Oct 15 • 14 min
In this episode, I teach you all about classifying rentals on a grade from class A to D. Classifying rentals and learning about certain neighborhood metrics will allow you to manage your portfolio in the best of neighborhoods without causing you trouble…
Analyzing Rentals
Oct 12 • 18 min
In this episode, we bring down cashflow and operating expenses as well as helping you understand CoCROI (cash on cash return on investment)…We also talk about the BRRRR strategy and why it’s smart to set a personal capitalization rate.
Your Tribe Means Everything
Oct 8 • 9 min
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Read Never Split the Difference ( by Chris Voss Check out Hemlane ( for your Long Term Rental Software • If you aren’t using…
Disrupting | With Steve Trang
Oct 5 • 43 min
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Twitter and Instagram @j_realbidness Read: Never Split the Difference ( by Chris Voss Read: Traction ( by Gino Wickman Watch:…
Debunking Rentals
Oct 2 • 22 min
In this episode, we go over not only the pros about owning rental property, but also the cons and negatives to investing in long term rentals as well….Investing in long term rentals is not always easy so I want to inform you about the downside I see in…
Limitless | With Steve Valentine
Sep 9 • 52 min
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Twitter and Instagram @j_realbidness Read: Never Split the Difference ( by Chris Voss Read: Traction ( by Gino Wickman Watch:…
From Clemson Linebacker To Long Term Rentals | With Coach Carson
Sep 4 • 51 min
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Twitter and Instagram @j_realbidness Read: Never Split the Difference ( by Chris Voss Read: Traction ( by Gino Wickman Watch:…
5 Wealth Generators in Long Term Rentals
Aug 31 • 14 min
In this episode, we go over the 5 wealth generators that you can capitalize on when you purchase and acquire long term rentals. Did you know that more millionaires have been made through real estate over the years than any other sector in America? These 5…
Additional Ways to Source Property Part 3
Aug 28 • 5 min
In this episode, I give you an additional way to source properties…
Additional Ways to Source Property Part 2
Aug 20 • 5 min
In this episode, I give you an additional way to source properties…
Additional Ways to Source Property Part I
Aug 20 • 5 min
In this episode, I give you an additional way to source properties…
College Student making $500k in his first year sourcing homes via texting
Aug 17 • 32 min
In this episode, Gino Palomba tells us how he’s making massive amounts of money part time while going to school as a college student…For Gino, it’s all about systems and he tell us about his favorite methods to source property: “texting”…
The Top Ways I source my properties.
Aug 14 • 13 min
In this episode, I explain why you need to be an opportunist, but with strategy…A strategic opportunist…There are multiple ways to source properties direct to seller and these are the top ways I source inventory…
The “Main” Data Source I Use to Find Seller Leads
Aug 6 • 11 min
In this episode, I explain why I use Propstream and define what all this, all-so, very sophisticated data source can do for you. I was told about this software 2 years ago and only after several professionals told me they were using it, I finally jumped…
Sourcing Properties
Aug 3 • 11 min
In this episode, I teach you the 70% rule and why it’s imperative to buy your properties direct to seller before they hit the mls. I also inform you about this month’s classes I’m offering; a 2-hour course on sourcing properties to be held on August 17…
From Server to Six Figures at 19 | With Jacques Pierre
Jul 31 • 45 min
Jacques Pierre didn’t start off slow. From starting off as a server to completing his first wholesale at 19, Jacques started making money quick. Now at 21, Jacques shares a young man’s zeal as well as the wisdom he’s collected in only 2 short years in…
Understanding Wholesaling Systems | With Brandon Barnes
Jul 29 • 43 min
Brandon Barnes, the founder of Mighty Estates LLC and REI Live, Atlanta teaches us about the different systems it takes for a highly successful wholesale operation.
Case Study: $100k Wholesale Payday
Jul 27 • 15 min
In this episode, I break down my largest wholesale deal I have ever done…it netted me over $135,000. This was 12 years ago but the same type of transactions are taking place every single day. Wanna learn how to make an extra $10,000 in the next 30 days?…
Understanding Wholesaling
Jul 23 • 17 min
I share some basic principles that you can utilize to help you understand more about wholesaling your first transaction.
How REI Society Plans To Help You Climb The Mountain Of Success
Jul 17 • 9 min
My mission is to take this REI Society idea and turn it into more of an educational platform that can truly help people succeed.
Determining Values Like A Realtor
Jul 6 • 17 min
In this episode, you’re going to learn how to determine values like a realtor.
Determining Your Why: Why Do You Want To Invest In Real Estate?
Jun 29 • 25 min
My ‘why’ for getting into real estate was to give me the financial freedom so I could travel the world with my family. Now let’s determine yours.
34. Know Your Numbers: How to Manage Your Expenses & Run a Profitable Business
Jun 22 • 20 min
Learn about why I strive to live below my means and how I track my expenses.
33. Crushing It In Real Estate at 26 Years Old | with Hunter Carson
Jun 15 • 39 min
Hunter Carson shares how he’s gained so much experience in real estate in just six years and why he’s decided to start coaching to share his knowledge.
32. The Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made Flipping (& What I’ve Learned)
Jun 8 • 18 min
I share some mistakes I’ve made over the years so that you can learn from them and avoid them.
31. Trailer Park Investing 101 | with Mike Ayala
Jun 1 • 48 min
Mike Ayala, the host of Investing for Freedom, teaches us about trailer park investing, the mobile home real estate market, and real estate syndication.
30. The Recipe for All-Star Real Estate Investing: Relationships, Assets, Intellect, Spirit, & Exercise (RAISE) | with Ryan Pineda-Flipping
May 25 • 75 min
All-star real estate investor Ryan Pineda shares how he built a real estate company that flips over 100 houses a year and how he’s preparing to grow his business during the recession.
29. Case Study: Turning an $18,000 Trailer into $27,000 Profit | with Ian Tuttle
May 18 • 39 min
We examine how Ian Tuttle made nearly $30,000 from his first real estate investment, in less than 90 days.
28. Building Financial Foundations For Sustained Success | with Michael King
May 11 • 48 min
Michael King, CEO of KFE Solutions, helps business owners understand their numbers so that they can make better decisions.
27. Building Wealth
May 4 • 28 min
I share some universal principles behind building wealth and how you can use real estate as a vehicle to do it.
26. Let Failure Be Your Teacher | with Phillip Greisen
Apr 27 • 46 min
Phillip Greisen, host of the Leader Think podcast, believes that failure is our greatest teacher. He shares what his failures taught him and how you can take advantage of your own failures or start before you’re ready so you can actually experience it.
25. How to Respond to this New Recession
Apr 13 • 31 min
I share how you can overcome negativity and thrive in the coronavirus economy.
24. Invest in Yourself to Grow, Grow to Give Back | with Bill Allen
Apr 6 • 64 min
Learn how Bill Allen turned his side gig into a full-time job that gives him more time and financial freedom.
23. Working With Hedge Funds | With Julian Covard
Mar 30 • 52 min
Julian Colvard shares his advice for young real estate entrepreneurs and what he’s learned working with hedge funds.
22. How to Buy Your First House: Rules of Credit & Market Talk | with Michael Hearn
Mar 23 • 48 min
Michael Hearn is a licensed mortgage broker, the CEO of My Fresh Credit, and a board-certified credit consultant — but, if you really break it down, Mike just likes to help people.
21. Short-Term Rentals & Airbnb | with Rich Munroe
Mar 9 • 49 min
Rich Munroe of Diamond Edge Short-Term Rentals shares how he got started in the short-term rental space and what you should know about regulation in the space before you start renting.
20. Residential Rental Property 101: Why I Love Rentals
Mar 2 • 22 min
Learn the basics of acquiring and renting out residential real estate properties.
19. From the Waffle House Parking Lot to Real Estate Entrepreneur | with Jesse LeBlanc
Feb 24 • 43 min
From a car in the Waffle House parking lot to the police force to entrepreneur, Jesse LeBlanc (founder of Exigo Management) shares the story of how he figured out how to run a real estate business, one step at a time.
18. Going from $50k to $250k in 3 Years | with Justin Shipp
Feb 10 • 58 min
Justin Shipp used to be an employee at an auto shop making about $50k in a year — but, today, he’s one of the largest wholesalers in Atlanta and a full-time hustler bringing in $250k a year. Listen to learn how he transformed in just three years.
17. Rising From the Ashes, Together | with Tiffany Thompson
Feb 4 • 38 min
I have a very special guest indeed: Tiffany Thompson, my wife, my partner in life, and my partner in real estate.
16. Morning Rituals
Jan 30 • 4 min
A lot of us are failing daily — whether it’s in relationships or business or something else entirely — because they’re not conscious. So, today, I want to share a simple tool that anyone can use to bring a little more clarity and consciousness to their…
15. From The Bus Bench to Tour Bus: Making a Career out of Serving Others | with Kenny Barnwell
Jan 27 • 43 min
Kenny Barnwell shares how he went from living on the street to living on tour with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
14. Coaches & Mentors
Jan 23 • 3 min
There are a lot of people out there who will charge you to be your business coach or mentor — but buyer beware because many of these individuals are selling snake oil.
13. Overcoming Trauma & Addiction to Create a Beautiful Life | with Jolynn Swafford
Jan 20 • 57 min
Jolynn Swafford shares her experience with addiction, trauma, recovery, and transformation.
12. Have You Looked Failure in the Eyes?
Jan 16 • 2 min
Have you ever looked failure in its face? Have you ever run into a wall and then just felt like there was no way to break through it? That’s a difficult position to be in, and it can make you feel hopeless — and that attitude is really just the beginning…
11. Helping a Community Rise Above the Ashes | with Charley Swecker
Jan 13 • 54 min
Charley Swecker created the nonprofit BenefitGUA to live a mission in Guatemala and help the communities in Guatemala City.
10. Why Most Entrepreneurs Suck
Jan 9 • 3 min
Are you a true entrepreneur? Find out in this episode.
9. You Are Good Enough: From Rock Bottom to Entrepreneur + Survivor | with Jenny Taylor
Jan 6 • 50 min
Jenny Taylor is the founder of Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography and the host of Feel The Positive Podcast. She is a powerful role model for anyone who feels like they’ve hit rock bottom or feels like they’re trapped in an abusive relationship.
8. 3 People to Help You Rise Above The Ashes
Jan 2 • 4 min
I discuss the three people who you will want to surround yourself with if you want to Rise Above the Ashes.
7. Persistence Begets Opportunity | with Jim Favret
Dec 30, 2019 • 46 min
It’s easy to give up when you’re climbing up a mountain towards your goal, only to slide back down six feet for every five feet you climb. But Jim Favret persisted.
6. The Moment Heaven Kisses Earth | with Rusty Cole
Dec 23, 2019 • 50 min
Rusty Cole inherited the mistakes of his forefathers, but now he’s breaking the cycle so that his wife and children can have a better life — a life where he is present.
5. My Rise Above the Ashes Story | Originally Shared on Work Hard Play Hard with Rob Murgatroyd
Dec 16, 2019 • 51 min
Rob Murgatroyd, host of Work Hard Play Hard. interviews me about my Rise Above the Ashes story.
4. Becoming Formidable: Shedding a Leg to Gain Perspective | with Shay Taylor
Dec 9, 2019 • 45 min
Shea Taylor is an athlete, a businessman, and an amputee — and, today, he shares the story of becoming the first amputee MMA fighter and the lessons he’s learned from an accident that could have soured anyone’s perspective on life.
3. How to Reach Your Potential & Love Your Life | with Kimberly Zahasky, The Professional Optimist
Dec 2, 2019 • 50 min
Kimberly Zahasky shares the story of how she became The Professional Optimist and the tools that anyone can use to reach the potential and live a life they love.
2. Don’t Let Today’s Thoughts Ruin Your Tomorrow | with Mark Evans
Nov 25, 2019 • 73 min
Mark Evans shares how he overcame the thought that nearly brought him to his knees and prevented him from experiencing the best of life.
1. Want to be Rich? Help Other People | with Brian Preston
Nov 25, 2019 • 44 min
Brian Preston shares how he pulled himself up in his darkest moments and then started creating businesses that give back and give hope.
Rise Above The Ashes: The Podcast
Nov 14, 2019 • 1 min
Over the past 20 years, I’ve learned firsthand how multiple failures equal success. I stumbled. I failed. I went bankrupt. But I started climbing up the hill all over again and, 10 years later, I’ve risen higher than I ever thought possible.