Podcasts offer a convenient, semi-passive way to consume content and get educated. You can listen to them while you’re working out, driving, walking the dog, or cooking dinner.
They’re also free, which doesn’t hurt.
So, we decided to round up the best real estate investing podcasts of 2021 so you can learn how to make more money in the real estate business — even while multitasking.
The Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2021
The following podcasts aren’t necessarily in order of quality. They’re all excellent, hosted by smart, experienced investors with a fun radio presence.
Without further ado, let’s start streaming.
1. Live Off Rents with Deni Supplee & Brian Davis
We don’t claim that our own podcast is better than every single other podcast on this list. But it’s our list of best real estate investing podcasts, so we reserve the right to list it first!
In our Live Off Rents podcast, we cover rental investing, passive income from real estate, financial independence and retiring early (FIRE), property management, and other landlord-related topics.
Deni and I intentionally aim to keep the episodes short, punchy, and filler-free. No time-wasting tangents here — most episodes range from 15-20 minutes, packed with content.
We also broadcast them live, to allow audience interaction and live questions. That makes the episodes less polished and more raw, which not everyone appreciates, but we launched the podcast first and foremost as a way to connect with our audience. We don’t need our egos stroked by editing out every snafu or verbal stumble; we keep it real.
2. The Best Ever Show with Joe Fairless
It’s hard not to like Joe Fairless or his perfectly named Best Ever Show.
Yes, it’s the longest running daily real estate investing podcast. And yes, it has more listeners than just about any other podcast on this list. But the real bragging rights go to Joe himself.
Joe controls over $900 million in real estate investments. For his first multifamily deal, he raised over $1 million in private capital. He knows what he’s talking about, firsthand.
As an introduction to The Best Ever Show, check out this episode where Joe hosted me!
3. REtipster with Seth Williams
Seth Williams knows real estate investing inside and out. And the REtipster podcast, co-hosted with Jaren Barnes, covers a wide range of real estate investing strategies from flipping houses to rental properties to wholesaling and beyond.
But REtipster particularly shines in their coverage of land investing. Seth is one of the country’s most knowledgeable land investors, and he teaches one of only two reputable courses on land investing (we highly recommend it!).
Seth and Jaren help you approach your real estate investments as a business, not just a passive investment. Which is precisely what most new investors need to do better.
For full disclosure, I’m a regular contributor to the REtipster blog. Just one more reason why it’s so awesome!
4. The Real Wealth Show with Kathy Fettke
Real estate investing expert Kathy Fettke launched The Real Wealth Show as a weekly podcast in 2003, if you can believe it. Since then, it has continuously cranked out excellent free educational content for investors.
Kathy also hosts a sister podcast, The Real Estate News podcast. Which, as you might have guessed from the name, covers housing market trends and news rather than educational content.
The Real Wealth Network can help you buy turnkey rental properties, and they also do syndications. That said, they restrict most syndication and other group investments to accredited investors. Read more about syndications and other types of real estate investments here.
I’m also a fan of Real Wealth’s blog, which perennially ranks among the best real estate investing blogs. We’ve even written some guest articles for one another to bring our own unique expertise to each other’s audiences.
5. Epic Real Estate with Matt Theriault
Professional investor, bestselling author, and entrepreneur Matt Theriault walks you through all the conventional ways to invest in real estate on his aptly named Epic Real Estate podcast.
But where it gets interesting is Matt’s more creative approaches to real estate investing. He brings on other experienced investors as guests to cover everything from private notes to mobile home investing to tax strategies like self-directed IRAs.
Matt claims a similar perspective and investing style as Robert Kiyosaki, while forgoing the staid, boring approaches for the masses embraced by the likes of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. I couldn’t agree more.
BiggerPockets is the content juggernaut of the real estate industry. It’s everywhere, and does everything for everyone.
They publish a long-running podcast. And do frequent webinars. And their blog features thousands of articles (I’m a regular contributor here too, heads up). Which says nothing of their social network for real estate investors — arguably their best feature.
The podcast features a rich diversity of guests from every real estate niche. No matter your exact niche in real estate investing, there are at least a few podcast episodes about it on BiggerPockets, featuring fascinating interviews with investors to discuss it.
And that’s just the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast. They also release a personal finance podcast, a business podcast, a beginner’s podcast, plus a daily audio reading of the day’s top blog post.
7. Rental Rookie with Emily Du Plessis
Before she was a famous real estate podcaster, Emily Du Plessis taught 8th grade.
Today, she teaches the basics of rental property investing to newbies. And, in the spirit of financial independence, has replaced her day job salary with rental cash flow. Check out her episode entitled “How Our Rental Income Replaced My Salary as a Teacher”.
In addition to the Rental Rookie podcast, Emily offers a series of video courses to help you master the basics of rental investing. However, you do have to pay a membership fee to access them.
8. How to Scale Commercial Real Estate with Sam Wilson
Most of the podcasts above focus on residential real estate investing. Sam Wilson from Bricken Investment Group wants you to think bigger.
Sam interviews guest experts across the spectrum of commercial real estate investing to remove the gloss and intimidation. If you’re interested in scaling your portfolio to include commercial properties, don’t miss his excellent podcast.
For that matter, the podcast covers some residential investing topics too. Sam hosted me once and we had a fun chat about not just investing but also travel, expat life, and investing from abroad.
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9. Afford Anything with Paula Pant
Paula Pant is a woman after my own heart. She invests in rental properties, loves passive income, believes in financial independence, and spends much of her time traveling abroad. If we weren’t each already taken, I’d publicly profess my undying love right here and now.
Her core message is simple: you can afford anything but not everything, which means you need to prioritize your goals. In other words, you need to get intentional about creating your own perfect life (read: lifestyle design). No one else can do it for you.
A perfect blend of money mindset, investing strategies, and gritty tactics, the Afford Anything podcast always delivers. It also publishes content more regularly than the blog, with weekly episodes.
10. Think Realty with Abhi Golhar
I love Think Realty’s tagline: “A Real Estate of Mind.” Like Paula and myself and so many others, host Abhi Golhar truly wants you to think differently about both money and real estate investing.
I also appreciate that the Think Realty podcast keeps its weekly episodes short, sweet, and to the point. No fluff, just juicy morsels of real estate investing advice and ideas.
Abhi brings an uptempo personality and style to the podcast, making it a pleasure to listen to. I particularly like the diversity of topics and themes, from multifamily investing to single-family properties, and plenty of niche investing strategies like self storage, mobile homes, land, and more.
11. The Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast with Coach Carson
Another investor after my own heart, Chad “Coach” Carson and his family recently spent a year and half living in Ecuador. Living on their real estate investment income, of course!
Chad reached financial freedom in his late 30s, and aims to help his listeners reach financial independence with real estate as well. Sensing a theme here?
He also happens to be a genuinely nice guy, in addition to his wealth of knowledge. Expect actionable insights and investing tips from The Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast, plus a wealth of resources to help you succeed.
12. The Remote Real Estate Investor by Roofstock
A platform for buying and selling rental properties, Roofstock specializes in turnkey properties for long-distance real estate investing. In fact, over 62% of the transactions on Roofstock involve buyers who live over a thousand miles away from the property they buy.
So, it makes perfect sense that Roofstock’s official podcast, The Remote Real Estate Investor, focuses on long-distance investing.
And to be honest, long-distance investing makes more sense than ever before. The largest, most expensive cities in the country — which is disproportionately where many real estate investors live — offer the worst cap rates and GRMs in the country. Many smaller cities and towns offer far better rent-price ratios (see our map of the best cities for rental investing).
Which says nothing of the anti-landlord laws in many larger cities.
Hosts Michael Albaum, Tom Schneider, and Emil Shour do a great job of helping you build your comfort level with buying rental properties sight-unseen, from halfway across the country. Even better, the podcast and platform both help you build your team of local support personnel, from property managers to real estate agents to home inspectors to contractors.
The list of best real estate investing podcasts above is far from exhaustive. Other excellent real estate investment podcasts include Master Passive Income with Dustin Helner, One Rental at a Time with Michael Zuber, Real Estate Success with Jim Ingersoll, The Apartment Building Investing Podcast with Michael Blank, and Real Estate Guys Radio with Robert Helms and Russell Gray.
Podcasts offer a free way to learn some of the basics of real estate investing, even while driving, working out, brushing your teeth, or walking to work (my personal favorite time to listen). Take advantage of this free source of education, and happy investing!♦
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About the Author
G. Brian Davis is a landlord, real estate investor, and co-founder of SparkRental. His mission: to help 5,000 people reach financial independence by replacing their 9-5 jobs with rental income. If you want to be one of them, join Brian, Deni, and guest Scott Hoefler for a free masterclass on how Scott ditched his day job in under five years.