December 26, 2021
Kelly Tucker
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12 Most Downloaded ‘Best Ever’ Podcast Episodes of 2021

Congratulations! We’ve (almost) made it through another year, and for Best Ever listeners, it’s been a year packed with daily no-fluff advice to guide their investing journeys.

We highlighted the top 12 episodes our listeners couldn’t get enough of in 2021 to inspire you as you prepare to kick off the new year. Whether you missed them the first time around or listened on repeat, these 12 episodes are sure to help set you up for success in 2022.

12. Attaining Your Passive Income Goal

John Soforic
Guest: John Soforic

Guest Bio:
John is a full-time property manager and author with 25 years of real estate experience. At the time of this interview, he had attained a net passive income of $20,000 per month, a portfolio consisting of 110 doors freely owned, and had flipped 75 properties while working full-time.

Best Ever Quote: “
Let’s really talk about turning off that TV. Let’s talk about all the frivolous things that we can do. I had to do that. I stopped reading books that I liked, magazines that I liked, I stopped watching TV that I liked — you sacrifice.”
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11. 80 Units in 1.5 Years

Blake Selby

Guest: Blake Selby

Guest Bio:
When Blake Selby started his real estate journey as an investor, he tried a little bit of everything before eventually morphing into a private lender. But not before scaling to 80 units within 1.5 years, then turning that into 100 units free and clear.

Best Ever Quote:
“Selectively choose who you listen to. Make sure people you’re listening to actually have done what they’re saying and aren’t making the majority of their money on education. Make sure they’re making the majority of their money on deals.”

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10. Learning the Secrets of the Rich

Chris Naugle

Guest: Chris Naugle

Guest Bio:
Chris is the co-founder and CEO of FlipOut Academy, The Money School, and Money Mentor. Based in Buffalo, NY, he has 16 years of real estate investing experience with a portfolio consisting of more than 500 real estate deals including flips, wholesales, and rentals.

Best Ever Quote:
“It’s going to feel like everything around you is collapsing, falling apart, but you know what that feeling is? That is the feeling where you need to rise up, be the leader that you were meant to be — be the light in the dark for all those that follow you.” 

Listen to the full episode.

9. Cash Flow or Equity Gains: Which Strategy Is Best? | Actively Passive Investing Show

Actively Passive Show

Hosts: Travis Watts & Theo Hicks

What You’ll Learn: The difference between investing in cash flow vs. equity gain, and the pros and cons of each. 

Best Ever Quote: “Sometimes early on, if you’re young or you just absolutely don’t have capital, it’s going to be frugality. It’s going to be your budget. It’s going to be your choices of how you spend money that’s going to have the greatest impact.” —Travis Watts

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8. Current State of the Multifamily Market | Actively Passive Investing Show

real estate passive income

Host: Travis Watts


What You’ll Learn:
The five metrics you should pay attention to when looking at new deals, whether or not it’s a good time to invest, and the migration trends that have been beginning to appear since the pandemic
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Best Ever Quote:
“Forty percent of U.S. dollars — all the U.S. currency — was printed in the last 12 months. So what do you think that means for real estate?”

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7. Finding Your Next Cash Flow Monster

Adam Craig

Guest: Adam Craig

Guest Bio:
After starting a profitable online retail business right out of college, Adam Craig decided to get started in real estate investing with single-family homes. He has now been actively involved in real estate investing for nine years, including acquisition, rehab, leasing, and selling.

Best Ever Quote:
“Take the action. Just like my office building — I was scared, I had all the same fears. And then after you do it, you keep waiting for some kind of shoe to fall or some kind of hiccup, and then when it doesn’t come, you realize, ‘Wow, much easier than I thought.’ Just like everything else in life.”
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6. Becoming Your Own Bank #SkillsetSunday

Chris Naugle

Guest: Chris Naugle

Guest Bio:
Chris is the co-founder and CEO of FlipOut Academy, The Money School, and Money Mentor. Based in Buffalo, NY, he has 16 years of real estate investing experience with a portfolio consisting of more than 500 real estate deals including flips, wholesales, and rentals.

Best Ever Quote:
“What they were talking about was something so different than anything I’d ever heard about in all my training, all my high-level years doing the advisory thing. I remember thinking to myself, ‘If I don’t know this, what else do I not know? What do the wealthy know that I don’t?’”

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5. Managing Property Managers: 101

Yosef Lee

Guest: Yosef Lee

Guest Bio:
From working multiple part-time jobs to becoming a full-time civil litigation lawyer, this father of three quickly learned to manage his time when he became a multifamily investor during nights and weekends. Yosef joined a multifamily mentorship group in early 2020, and by the end of the year, his first 44-unit deal was closed.

Best Ever Quote:
“Forming a team is very important. Partnership is very important. But to do so, you’ve got to know what kind of value you can bring in. So you’ve got to reflect on yourself first, and then find out what value you can add. Then you’ve got to find the partners who can complement your skill set.”

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4. Building Financial Independence | Actively Passive Investing Show

Actively Passive Show

Host: Travis Watts

What You’ll Learn:
How host Travis Watts got started in real estate with house hacking, the pivotal moment that kickstarted his financial freedom, and the four key steps he took to get there. 

Best Ever Quote:
“What are my goals, short-term and long-term? What is the best investment strategy that can help get me there? That was a fundamental shift in my thinking.”

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3. The 15 Best Ways to Generate Passive Income | Actively Passive Investing Show

Actively Passive Show

Hosts: Travis Watts & Theo Hicks

What You’ll Learn:
Insights about investment opportunities, private placement investing, the concept of being a passive investor, and the effective ways to generate passive income.

Best Ever Quote:
“Really, anyone who I ever talked to that talks about getting into investing in real estate, this is really one of the best ways. It’s a really low down payment,  you’re managing a property that — you’re there, so you don’t have to travel around everywhere. And once you leave, you can rent it out and have a really high cash-on-cash return.” —Theo Hicks

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2. 3 Essential Tips for Selecting Investment Markets | Best of Best Ever

Best of Best Ever

Guests: Marco Santarelli, Brent Maxwell, and Adiel Gorel

Guest Bios:
Marco, based in Orange County, CA, is the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments. Brent is a real estate investor with a passion for restoring Detroit, MI, and Adiel is the CEO of ICG, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, CA.

Best Ever Quote:
“You want to see job stability in a diverse economy. If you don’t see that, that may be a market that you should avoid. Because let’s face it, there are so many other markets that you can choose from, and the United States is such a large market geographically speaking, that it’s really made up of over 400 metropolitan statistical areas and probably over 600 if you include micro markets.” —Marco Santarelli 

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1. $15,000 a Month Passive Income

Rachel Richards

Guest: Rachel Richards

Guest Bio:
Rachel is a former financial advisor, and now a real estate investor with a portfolio of 40 doors. At 27 years of age, she quit her job and retired with $15,000 a month in passive income.

Best Ever Quote:
“You have to be able to recognize the point at which you’ve learned enough and it is time to take action. Because you’re never going to feel 100% prepared. It’s always going to be scary to take that first step.”

Listen to the full episode.

Thank you for an incredible year, Best Ever listeners — here’s to even more expert insights, education, and prosperity in 2022.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities or to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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