I've been spending A LOT of time on YouTube lately
As the #2 highest traffic website on the internet and by far the #1 video platform online today – there's a lot of stuff going on here.
Whether you're looking for instructions, tutorials, lessons, or just pure entertainment (on virtually any topic you can imagine), there's something for everybody… if you know where to look.
In this blog post, I want to tell you about 5 YouTube Channels I've been paying attention to lately in the real estate investing space.
When I'm looking for a good YouTube Channel, there are just a few basic standards they have to meet…
1. Quality Content
Whether the purpose is for entertainment, teaching new skills or informing the world about what's relevant today, a great YouTube channel MUST produce quality content. The kind of information that changes your life, helps you see a new perspective and makes you stick with the video from beginning to end.
2. Regular Uploads
As a YouTuber myself – I know that good videos require a TON of skill, effort and time to produce… so I don't necessarily expect every YouTube channel to publish new videos daily, or even weekly for that matter – but if a channel isn't posting new videos every few months at the very least, they don't belong on this list.
3. Viewer Focused
Every good YouTube channel I've seen exists for the ultimate purpose of being monetized (even if it's in an indirect way). What separates the best channels from the rest is that they're much more tactful about how they do this. When I'm watching a video – I'm not watching for the sole purpose of being sold on that person's latest course, book, or whatever. However, if a video delivers some kind of BIG “Aha moment” or keeps me thoroughly entertained (even if I don't buy that person's latest thing), it can still make for a great video.
Note: This is NOT a paid endorsement of any kind. I just thought these YouTube channels were cool and wanted to share them with you.
These guys have been dominating the real estate investing space online for years now, so it's no surprise that the BiggerPockets YouTube channel also delivers great content regularly (and I mean like… every day, regular – which is pretty impressive).
Most of their videos are the “talking head” type, along with re-purposed video recordings of their podcast episodes. Here's a quick look at one of my favorites from my buddy Brandon Turner…
If you're not familiar with BiggerPockets yet, check them out and sign up for a free account.
I've been following John's YouTube Channel for a couple of years now, and this guy brings some value to the table. He's got a great demeanor on camera and knows how to convey his points and ideas. Here's a quick taste of his videos…
Learn more about John at MobileHomeInvesting.net.
Epic Real Estate Investing
I discovered Matt Theriault's YouTube Channel a few years ago and I've been impressed with all of his videos I've seen to date. He's got a no-nonsense approach that doesn't over-sell or over-hype, he just dishes out great advice and wisdom from his years of experience in the real estate business. Check this one out…
You can learn more about Matt at EpicRealEstate.com.
I'll be totally honest – I wasn't crazy about the first few videos I saw from this guy. I'm not entirely sure why, but for some reason, his presentation just didn't land right with me.
After writing him off for a while, I kept seeing his videos all over the place – so I decided to give him a chance and watch a few of his videos in their entirety. As I eventually found, most of Phil's videos are actually very, very good. This guy offers a TON of sage advice and insight on how to make a killing as a real estate investor – and when you boil it down to the real substance of what he's saying, there's a lot to learn from this guy.
It's also worth mentioning – Phil's YouTube Channel currently has the highest subscribership of any real estate investing channel online, and whether you're a fan or not… you can't build that kind of following on YouTube unless you're bringing some substantial value to the table.
You can learn more about Phil at PhilPustejovsky.com.
Fix And Flip Hub
There are a lot of real estate investing channels on YouTube, and most of them are fairly amateur in their video production quality. There's nothing wrong with shooting every video on a webcam or phone if you're explaining things that really help people – but I think there's also something to be said for videos that tell a good story and are produced well.
Marty Boardman and Manny Romero have put together some incredibly entertaining and informative videos on their YouTube Channel, showing their fix and flip projects in Phoenix and Milwaukee. Marty handles all the videos himself – and even though there are no camera crews involved, every video is the kind of thing you'd see on TV. They're really good! Just look at this example…
These guys are the real deal – and they prove it in every video they publish. Learn more about these guys at Fix and Flip Hub.
What Are You Watching Right Now?
This should go without saying – but I'll say it anyway… I realize there are a TON of other great YouTube Channels I haven't mentioned here… but I'm just one guy, and I can only pay attention to a small handful of YouTubers at a time.
This is where YOU come in. If you know of any great YouTube Channels that I (and the rest of the REtipster audience) should check out, let us know in the forum!