Podcasts aren’t just books for your ears. This is an entirely different medium for learning and entertainment. Episodes are guided by a host(s) and range in format from one-on-one interviews to Q&As to personal narratives. The variety of content and depth of information are part of what makes them so engaging and worthy of your time.
Whether you’re just getting into podcasts or want to breathe some fresh air into your library, we’ve collected the seven best real estate podcasts that you should check out this year. Together, they provide a good mix of inspiration, business tips, industry news and tech trends. You may not end 2021 subscribed to all of them, but give each one a listen and stay devoted to those that you find most useful and engaging.
In no particular order, the seven best real estate podcasts are:
1. The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience
Tom Ferry is one of the foremost real estate coaches in the industry, a New York Times bestselling author and a highly sought-after keynote speaker. As you might imagine, his podcast is chock-full of practical take-aways for building a successful real estate business. New episodes are released four days in a row every week: Mondays are under five minutes and focus on mindset and motivation; on Tuesdays Tom airs audio from his weekly (video) #TomFerryShow; original podcast episodes launch on Wednesdays, which range from guest interviews to Tom’s own top business tips; and on Throwback Thursdays he brings relevant advice from the past into the present.
2. The GaryVee Audio Experience
Gary Vaynerchuk is an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur, marketing genius, motivational speaker, bestselling author and popular social media personality. Gary Vee’s podcast is the only one on this list that isn’t focused on real estate, but we’re recommending it because it’s inspirational and emphasizes bettering yourself and growing your business exponentially (Gary Vee is a “go big or go home” type of personality). His approach is as engaging as it is insightful. Dig into the podcast archives to learn why you should embrace making changes in life (Dec. 22, 2020 episode), why brand-building is a long game (Dec. 16, 2020 episode) and why you need to reverse engineer yourself (Oct. 4, 2020 episode).
3. BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
This popular podcast has a large following from real estate professionals, amateur investors and serious, seasoned investors. Its archives have hundreds of info-packed “how I did it” episodes featuring interviews with successful real estate investors of various backgrounds. You’ll pick up plenty of practical advice, tips for improving your business and ideas you can share with investor clients. Learn about 2021 tax deductions in episode 424; how to build systems that will save you time and money in episode 343; and how to grow your business by doing less in episode 207 (it pays to dig into the archives!).
4. Real Estate Coaching Radio
Co-hosts Tim and Julie Harris are leading real estate coaches, successful authors and former top-producing agents. Their real-talk podcast is akin to a mini coaching session where the co-hosts tackle topics together, giving listeners actionable tips from their firsthand experience. Listen in for Tim and Julie’s action plan for new and returning agents from the Jan. 18, 2021 episode; learn 10 daily practices common among top-producing pros in the Jan. 7, 2021 episode; and discover the proven way to list expired homes in the Dec. 18, 2020 episode.
Homesnap’s own Gayle Weiswasser has hosted this real estate marketing podcast for more than five years. She’s ever-curious about how top agents in the industry are using technology and digital marketing to get their brand out to the masses. In each show, Gayle interviews a different pro—from agents to CMOs—about that one thing they’re doing better than anyone else and what their secret to success is. Learn what happens when you go all in on YouTube marketing in episode 142; advice for marketing to Gen Z in episode 121; and the common marketing mistakes that agents are making in episode 87.
6. Keeping it Real Podcast
Learn directly from agents, brokers, lenders and other industry stakeholders as they share advice, experiences and unique perspectives with host D.J. Paris. Recurring topics include motivational coaching advice, chats about the latest ways to use Facebook to grow your business and what agents need to know from a lender’s perspective. In the Sept. 2, 2020 episode, you’ll discover why online reviews are critical for your business. The Oct. 9, 2020 episode explores what agents should focus on daily to become a top producer. During the Jan. 14, 2021 episode, D.J. offers tips for agents who are considering switching brokerages.
7. Super Agents Live – Selling Real Estate
Host Toby Salgado’s goal for Super Agents Live is to be the go-to spot for agents to learn brand-building strategies and fast-track their growth. As such, this podcast is packed with practical how-to’s, interview case studies with top-producing agents and inspiration for leveling up, like identifying obstacles that are holding you back. Find out how to discover opportunity in this wild market (Sept. 23, 2020 episode), what you need to do to capture market share (Aug. 20, 2020 episode) and how to successfully create a reliable referral business (Dec. 2, 2020 episode).