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The 13 Best Real Estate Podcasts for Brokers in 2020

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No one is busier than a real estate broker, but fitting in time to learn the latest tricks of the trade and hear from other pros in the field is paramount for continued success. For this reason, listening to podcasts is a smart way to keep your edge. Podcasts provide hands-free, on-the-go flexibility. Plus, since you’re in your car so much, they’re a great way to tackle two things at once.

The Real Estate Experts

There are thousands of podcasts out there, so to help whittle down the list to the absolute “best,” we looked up the top-ranking podcasts on Apple Podcasts and got input from a national pool of brokers that included:

The 'Best Real Estate Podcasts' Categories

We grouped the experts’ top real estate podcast recommendations into six categories. Below, you'll find the best real estate podcasts for:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Growing a Business
  • Motivating Your Team
  • Industry News & Trends

The podcasts we’ve included below came up high on the list of subscribed podcasts, and they’re consistently recommended by brokers as highly informative, well-produced, motivational, and accurate. Next time you have a few free minutes and feel like upping your game, take a listen!

The Best Commercial Real Estate Podcast

1) America's Commercial Real Estate Show

  • Host: Michael Bull
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: This is a weekly podcast with a large fan base. Host Michael Bull interviews a wide range of industry professionals, including analysts and economists who specialize in commercial real estate. Strategies for success, intel every broker can benefit from, and forecasts about trends are all front-and-center topic areas.
  • Why You’ll Love It: The Himmelsteins consider this podcast a weekly obsession because it covers all kinds of commercial real estate topics, such as market trends and construction costs to tax incentives, co-working space, and the importance of social media in real estate advertising. This podcast is also a great resource for forecasting what’s coming in specific cities for each commercial sector of the market.

The Best Real Estate Development Podcast

2) Real Estate Realities With Robert “The Rebel Broker” Whitelaw

  • Host: Robert Whitelaw
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: Whitelaw provides in-depth information about real estate development, goals, and wealth-building. He focuses on information of note for buyers, sellers, and investors.
  • Why You’ll Love It: A broker and Realtor himself, Whitelaw has been working in the California real estate field since the 1980s. Listeners tout his honest, no-nonsense approach to a wide range of real estate specific topics. The insider’s insider, Whitelaw brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh take to the topics of real estate development, finance, and investing.

The Best Real Estate Investing Podcast

3) BiggerPockets and BiggerPockets Money

  • Hosts:
    • BiggerPockets: Brandon Turner and David Greene
    • BiggerPockets Money: Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench
  • Listen On:
  • What They’re About: BiggerPockets is an information hub and social network for people who are interested in real estate investing. The website includes a marketplace where you can raise financing, fund deals, and buy and sell properties. It also features two podcasts — “BiggerPockets” and “BiggerPockets Money.” “BiggerPockets” is a weekly audio show that features interviews with investors from across the U.S. It focuses on their personal journeys to success and includes tips for brokers on what to do and what not to do. “BiggerPockets Money” is a podcast that focuses on strategies for financial growth, geared toward beginners in the real estate investment field.
  • Why You’ll Love Them: Roberson says that he loves the “BiggerPockets” podcast because it helps him stay up-to-date on current trends in real estate investing nationwide, with a strong, specific focus on the rental property marketplace. The broad range of guests on “BiggerPockets” helps to provide multifaceted approaches and opinions about the national real estate property management marketplace in real time. Bill Himmelstein likes the strategies and portfolio-building tips that provide in-depth info about decision-making, negotiation tactics, property management, and mistakes to avoid. He also likes that this podcast targets a broad audience, from smaller investors looking to flip a house, to large commercial landlords. “BiggerPockets Money” is a great complementary podcast to “BiggerPockets.” It includes tips that brokers can share with their teams that can help them grow their own personal wealth, guide initial investment strategies, and support both existing clients and future clients.

The Best Real Estate Podcasts for Growing a Business

4) Real Estate Success Rocks

  • Host: Patrick Lilly
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: Lilly is the founder of the Real Estate Success Rocks organization and partners with a group of top-producing agents to produce this podcast to help you grow your business on your own terms.
  • Why You’ll Love It: The New York City real estate broker talks with other industry professionals about achieving an agent’s unique goals to reach “true happiness.” Each episode takes the form of a “How To” or “101” on a specific topic or tactic that real estate professionals can use to grow their careers and their businesses. For example, some of his latest episodes have covered topics like lead generation, quarterly planning, and real estate tech.

5) Broker-to-Broker

  • Host: J.P. Hussey
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts member JP Hussey hosts this weekly podcast that features a different experienced real estate professional on each episode.
  • Why You’ll Love It: Independent mortgage brokers will benefit from this 5-out-of-5-star podcast. With episodes like “Expanding Your Mortgage Broker Channel” and “Mortgage Brokers Stepping Into the 21st Century,” the majority of the discussions on this podcast are specifically tailored to a broker’s career path.

6) Today With Jared James

  • Host: Jared James
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: Jared James is an entrepreneur and real estate coach. His high-energy podcast focuses on behind-the-scenes motivational tips and tricks for building a multimillion-dollar brand. He produces two to four episodes a month featuring influential, national speakers.
  • Why You’ll Love It: James is high-octane personified. His podcast is filled with information you can use to kickstart a new business or to reinvigorate an older one, and he makes his approach to growing a real estate business/brand easy to understand. Donohue recommends this podcast to all his agents; he calls James a fantastic resource for higher-level thinking about how to work in today’s market.

7) Pat Hiban’s Real Estate Rock Star Radio

  • Host: Pat Hiban
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: This podcast is all about the nuts and bolts of building a real estate business — from finance to development to investing. There’s a strong focus on team motivation, making more sales, and nabbing higher commissions.
  • Why You’ll Love It: As the title implies, this podcast features in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in the field, ranging from seasoned pros to up-and-comers. Every aspect you can think of about real estate finance and investment strategy is covered. For this reason, this podcast is one of Siamof’s top favorites. She says she loves it because each podcast features an industry leader who provides a uniquely different perspective on how to be successful in real estate. She finds that every featured guest has something valuable to offer to the listening audience.

The Best Real Estate Podcasts for Motivating Your Teams

8) Level Up - From Agent to Entrepreneur

  • Host: Greg Harrelson
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: This podcast features real estate coaches and influencers who share their strategies with new agents.
  • Why You’ll Love It: Apple Podcasts rates this 5 out of 5 stars. No matter where you are in your real estate career, this podcast will help you learn how to go all the way. A different industry professional is featured in each episode and covers topics like, “The Biggest Lessons New School Agents Can Learn From the Old School Mentality.”

9) Tim & Julie Harris Real Estate Coaching

  • Hosts: Tim and Julie Harris
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | PlayerFM | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: This daily, 30-minute podcast is equal parts coaching for success and real estate news. Each episode is labeled, so you can pick and choose the ones that best-fit your team. Categories include business planning, top producers, and “mindset and motivation.”
  • Why You’ll Love It: The Harrises provide up-to-the-minute info on the real estate world, combined with innovative suggestions for financial success in the field. They are also comfortable sharing tried and true motivational tips from experts. Some episodes feature interviews, while others focus on news stories or books they’ve read. Ma says that he finds their presentations to be consistently balanced: “They don’t merely pump up the bullish side of the equation. They truly try to be balanced and offer great tips to Realtors.”

10) The Goal Digger

  • Host: Jenna Kutcher
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: A small-town Minnesota girl, Kutcher calls herself a professional napper. In reality, she’s a savvy millennial who knows how to motivate others to achieve their absolute best in business and in life. Her podcast isn’t specific to the real estate industry, but it does include smart advice and motivational information that seamlessly crosses industry borders. She’s a favorite among up-and-comers in multiple professional fields.
  • Why You’ll Love It: Real and relatable, Kutcher’s podcast provides motivating information that will get your team’s juices flowing. Her powerful, business-building tips include strategies for keeping it fun, as well as profitable. This is the podcast recommendation that will let your team know you get them and understand that they’re about more than just the job. Specifically, Siamof says she loves Kutcher’s positivity and her ideas on social media strategy.

The Best Real Estate Podcast for Industry News & Trends

11) Keeping It Real Podcast

  • Host: D.J. Paris
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Google Play
  • What It’s About: This podcast shares the secrets of the top one percent of Realtors. Paris interviews top agents in the industry, and each episode provides contact information for those interviewed so listeners can follow up with any queries.
  • Why You’ll Love It: Reviewers gave this podcast a 4.5-out-of-5-star rating because it gives them insight into the minds of some of the most successful professionals in the business. Not only do they get to hear about their experiences coming up in the industry, but listeners also get to learn about the strategies and tactics these agents and brokers picked up along the way.

12) Between Two Brokers

  • Hosts: Stacy and Erin
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | LibSyn
  • What It’s About: In this podcast, the ladies of “Between Two Brokers” get candid on issues that affect buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals alike. The hosts can get brutally honest as they keep the laughs coming. Be cautious with little ears, though, as sometimes this podcast can get raunchy, with episode titles like “‘In Case Sh#t’ Policies,” where they talk about things like flood insurance and other “what if” situations.
  • Why You’ll Love It: Listeners are encouraged to write in to ask for advice on this 5-star-rated podcast. The hosts invite their listeners to “pour a cocktail and get ready to laugh” as they discuss what things are really like in their industry. Have you ever wondered how to help a client whose taste isn’t exactly mainstream? They put a funny spin on this topic in an episode called “Baby Got Backsplash.”

13) Breakfast With Brokers

  • Host: Lisa Troyano-Ascolese
  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | Spotify | Stitcher
  • What It’s About: The weekly broadcast focuses on market stats and trends in small, 15-minute bites.
  • Why You’ll Love It: A newcomer to the podcast scene, “Breakfast with Brokers” is already making waves. Host Lisa Troyano-Ascolese has a quick-and-easy style as she discusses national trends in the business and provides insight into maintaining client and team relationships. Troyano-Ascolese interviews pros in some episodes and does monologues in others.

Final Thoughts

There are almost as many real estate podcasts as there are real estate brokers, and this list is by no means exhaustive. The important thing is that you get listening! Start out with these great shows and continue to explore on your own. In this field, there’s always more to learn.

Originally published on May 21, 2019.
Updated by Lauren Garcia on February 10, 2020.

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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Berxi™ or Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. This article (subject to change without notice) is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.

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