Podcast 101 with Dawn Brenengen

Ever wonder what real estate investing looks like from a real estate agent’s perspective?

On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dawn Brenengen, a real estate agent-turned-landlord and discuss how she made the transition into the investing world, as well as her tricks and tips for success as a landlord. Along with important insight into the real estate licensing process, Dawn covers property management, house hacking, and a whole lot more! Listen for advice on finding a great property, handling everyday rental issues and finding that elusive “ideal” tenant. And in case you were wondering when it’s appropriate to bend the “2% Rule” — this episode explores that, too!

Whether you have experience as a real estate agent or not, don’t miss this inspiring show!

Listen to The Show on iTunes

Click here to listen on iTunes.

Listen to the Podcast Here

Help Us Out!

Help us reach new listeners on iTunes by leaving us a rating and review! It takes just 30 seconds and instructions can be found here. Thanks! We really appreciate it!


We just wanted to give a shout out to our podcast sponsor on today’s show: RealtyShares. RealtyShares is a crowdfunding platform that allows you to invest in professionally managed properties without leaving your living room!

Learn more by visiting RealtyShares.com/biggerpockets!

In This Show We Cover:
How Dawn got started in real estate
Thoughts on being a licensed real estate agent
The qualities that make a successful agent
A real estate agent’s perspective on what investors are looking for
The 2% rule — and how to know when to bend it
Importance characteristics of a great property
The process of “house hacking“
What you need to know about property management
How to handle tenant issues with grace
The process of qualifying tenants
Different perspectives on owning a home
The ins and outs of establishing relationships with property managers
The pros and cons of self management versus hiring the job out
Tenant red flags and finding the ideal tenant
Plus MUCH more!
Links From the Show:
The Real Estate Agent’s Ultimate Guide to Working with Investors
Brandon’s article on House Hacking
Podcast Episode with Chris Clothier
BP Podcast Show 100
Resident Research
List Hub
BiggerPockets Forum
Be a Guest on the Podcast
Books Mentioned in the Show
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This by Kate White
Connect with Dawn
Dawn’s BiggerPockets Profile
Dawn’s Facebook
Dawn’s LinkedIn
Dawn’s Website

The post BP Podcast 101: From Real Estate Agent to Profitable Landlord with Dawn Brenengen is property of The BiggerPockets Blog. and is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

…read more