#112: “Little Old Lady House” Investing with Mark Updegraff
Published March 5, 2015
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    Get ready for another incredible episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! On today’s show we talk with real estate investor and property manager Mark Updegraff about buying homes from little old ladies, managing tenants with less stress — and who has the bigger beard: Brandon or Mark. If you want to learn about developing a buying criteria, how to get great leads through BiggerPockets, the “extra step” you should most definitely take while screening tenants, and a whole lot more, then don’t miss out on this entertaining show! In This Episode We Cover:What everyone should know about growing beardsHow Mark got started in real estateHow to find a 100 percent value neighborhoodPerspectives on Section 8 and slumlordsThe “extra step” you should perform during tenant screeningLessons learned from Mark’s very own property management businessClever methods for finding dealsHow Mark get leads through BiggerPocketsMark’s take on real estate agentsHow to develop a solid buying criteriaThoughts on get-rich-quick schemes when it comes to real estateAnd SO much more!Links from the Show:Trivia Email100 Day ChallengeBiggerPockets Webinar Replay (Pro benefit)BiggerPockets Plus and Pro AccountsCheesy Eddie’sZillowTruliaBiggerPockets Podcast Show 83 with Marcia MaynardBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets MeetGoogle DriveBiggerPockets Podcast Show 111BiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPocket’s The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money DownBooks Mentioned in this ShowHow We Bought a 24-Unit Apartment Building for (Almost) No Money Down: A BiggerPockets QuickTip BookThe 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant CardoneThe Book on Flipping Houses by Mr. J ScottThe Fountainhead by Ayn RandThe Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory ZuckermanTweetable Topics:“We go through our policies up front so they know that we take our business seriously.” Share on Twitter“I’m not trying to sell people things that I don’t agree with.” Share on Twitter“The secret to why I’ve been so successful is that I don’t screw around.” Share on Twitter“The first person to establish a relationship to the other agent has an upper hand when it comes to closing the deal.” Share on Twitter“Your net worth is in your network.” Share on TwitterConnect with MarkMark’s WebsiteMark’s BiggerPockets Profile
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