BiggerPockets Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs (I made it!)

top 20 real estateinvesting blogs

Hey guys!

As many of you may have seen already, Josh Dorkin from posted a list of the top 20 REI blogs on his website yesterday, and I was tickled pink to see that my blog made the list! Woohoo!

A lot of my blogging buddies made the list as well, along with several other awesome blogs that I hadn’t discovered until now (thanks Josh!).

If you guys are looking for some new blogs to add to your daily reading, here’s the list taken from BiggerPockets:

Honorable Mentions:

Congrats to everyone who made the list, and a big thank you to Josh Dorkin for including mine along with the rest- it’s quite an honor! :)

  1. On June 29, 2010 at 4:03pm, Pamela said...

    Congrats on making the list Steph!

    I’m familiar with most of the blogs he picked, but will have to check out the others now, too.

    Keep up the great work, girl. :)

  2. On June 29, 2010 at 4:35pm, Stephani said...

    Thanks, Pamela! :)

  3. On June 29, 2010 at 6:13pm, Shae said...

    Congrats! I seriously read too many blogs already but I’m going to have to check out the ones I wasn’t familiar with now.
    .-= Shae´s last blog ..Laser targeted direct mail plus great tools for training VAs =-.

    • On June 29, 2010 at 6:22pm, Stephani said...

      I hear ya- my list keeps growing and growing. It’s hard to keep up with them all, but it’s a great distraction for when I’m procrastinating doing work. Like right now, for example. :)

  4. On June 29, 2010 at 6:18pm, Craig Fuhr said...

    Damn! That’s awesome Steph.

    I gotta make it a point to keep on posting! You are my role-model.
    .-= Craig Fuhr´s last blog ..Getting My Zen On -amp Contractor Lessons =-.

    • On June 29, 2010 at 6:26pm, Stephani said...

      You definitely should post more, Craig. You’re a great writer and your videos are always heee-larious! So, get your butt in gear and POST! :)

    • On June 29, 2010 at 6:34pm, Stephani said...

      You hear that, Craig?

      The people have spoken.

  5. On June 29, 2010 at 7:50pm, AnotherSteph said...

    Steph, congrats, that’s awesome! Quite a few of my favorite blogs, like yours, Craig’s, Shae’s and J Scott’s, are on the list. :-) I’ll also need to check out the others I wasn’t familiar with.

    .-= AnotherSteph´s last blog ..I Heart REI Podcasts- =-.

  6. On June 30, 2010 at 4:44am, Karen said...

    Congratulations!! Well deserved!!!

  7. On June 30, 2010 at 6:20am, Stephani said...

    Thanks ladies! :)

  8. On June 30, 2010 at 8:01am, Tim Mahoney said...

    Well done Steph.

    I see on your Facebook page you guys are already gearing up for the Battle of the Blogs. Can’t wait to see who wins this year!

    • On June 30, 2010 at 8:21am, Stephani said...

      Gracias Tim!

      Yeah- the trash-talking is already starting- it’s going to be a good time…. :)

  9. On June 30, 2010 at 2:34pm, Matt Rosen said...

    Steph, your blog for sure was not a surprise to see at the top of the list.

    Your reader mail videos are the bomb. Keep it up.
    I too need to catch up on the others I was not aware of.
    .-= Matt Rosen´s last blog ..Virtual Wholesaling 7 Day Countdown =-.

    • On June 30, 2010 at 3:08pm, Stephani said...

      Thanks Matt!

      Congrats to you on making the list as well! :)

  10. On June 30, 2010 at 6:19pm, Carey_PA said...

    Well I told you on your fb congrats but I’ll tell you officially here Congrats again! You know you rock it on this blog girl…heck you rocked it when you were at blogspot too!

    Definitely well deserved. Sooo did you try the watermelon tomato basil salad yet?
    .-= Carey_PA´s last blog ..Honorable Mention on BiggerPocketscom list of Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs =-.

    • On June 30, 2010 at 6:39pm, Stephani said...

      Thanks Carey- and CONGRATS to you too!!

      No, I still haven’t tried the salad, but I’m going to this weekend- I’ll post some pictures this Saturday when I do my video post. :)

      By the way- I was thinking of adding some toasted pine nuts to it- what do you think?

  11. On June 30, 2010 at 7:05pm, Carey_PA said...

    Well thanks. And ya know I can honestly say that I’ve never had toasted pine nuts before but they sound yummy.

    Just do me a fav: try a bite of the salad without the pine nuts just so you get the “original” full flavor of the salad and let me know what you think. Deal?
    .-= Carey_PA´s last blog ..Honorable Mention on BiggerPocketscom list of Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs =-.

    • On June 30, 2010 at 7:13pm, Stephani said...


      I will add the pine nuts afterwards, if at all.

      You must try toasted pine nuts, though. Especially good on baked goat cheese- it’s so yummy! I just looked for the recipe but couldn’t find it. Will send it to you when I do.

  12. On July 01, 2010 at 8:11am, mobilehomegurl said...

    Congrats again on making the list, Steph! You really deserve it. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog over the years. If it weren’t for your blog, I probably may not have found some of the others. I found Shae’s through yours, you gals are both really cool! :)

    Congrats to you and everyone who made the list! :)

    p.s. I’ve been listening to Seth Godin’s “Permission Marketing” audio book lately. Very good stuff!

    • On July 01, 2010 at 8:32am, Stephani said...

      Right back at ya, Rachel!

      I’m glad you made your way back to the blogosphere. Shae and I were just talking earlier about how much we appreciate your thoughtful comments. It’s always nice to hear from you. :)

      And thanks for the recommendation on the Godin audio- I’ll definitely have to check that one out.

  13. On July 01, 2010 at 12:00pm, Erby said...

    Awesome stuff Steph! You,Shae,Scott and Esi are killing it in the bloggesphere. You guys contribute a lot to fellow investors and deserve all recognition. Not to mention you guys are great people as well. Keep doing your thing!!!!!!
    .-= Erby´s last blog ..3-1 Cash Flow Investment Property 45-000 =-.

    • On July 01, 2010 at 1:04pm, Stephani said...

      Awww, thanks so much Erby- you know I always appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

      Rock on. :)

  14. On July 02, 2010 at 6:49am, Carey_PA said...

    Ohhhh Steph definitely send me that recipe when you find it. I’d definitely love to try it out….sounds yummy.

    Btw, did you get that juicer yet? lol
    .-= Carey_PA´s last blog ..Honorable Mention on BiggerPocketscom list of Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs =-.

    • On July 02, 2010 at 8:35am, Stephani said...

      It’s really, really good! I thought I had it bookmarked, but can’t seem to find it. I’ll keep looking and send it to you if I can track it down. :)

      And no, I still haven’t bought a dang juicer. I guess I need to get my ass in gear, eh?

  15. On July 02, 2010 at 9:46am, Esi said...

    Ooh! I’m almost late to the party. Congrats Steph, being in the top 20 was not a surprise, you are a superstar and you do a fabulous job helping people. When I grow up, I want to be like you. Hopefully, I will be at the bottom of the list next time. Very well deserved girl. Have a great weekend.
    .-= Esi´s last blog ..10 flipping tools =-.

    • On July 02, 2010 at 3:40pm, Stephani said...

      Thanks Esi- I appreciate it!

      Keep up the great work, and enjoy your weekend! :)

  16. On July 02, 2010 at 9:57am, Julie Broad said...

    WOOOHOOOO!! Congrats Steph … you’re in my top 10 ALWAYS!! You make me laugh and think about trying new things … still trying to find a way to work cockroaches into my ads.
    .-= Julie Broad´s last blog ..Yellow Letter Marketing -amp Deal Updates =-.

    • On July 02, 2010 at 3:43pm, Stephani said...

      Congrats to you as well, Julie!

      Hey, I have an idea for you- you can stick fake cockroaches in your yellow letters! That will surely get people’s attention and definitely keep your Dad busy on the phone. Hehe. :)

      • On July 02, 2010 at 10:31pm, Julie Broad said...

        Um… not sure those calls would lead to deals BUT we just might get more newspaper coverage so there might be a bright side afterall!! :) HAHA!!
        Thanks for the idea – I think I’ll keep brainstorming for now.
        And thanks for the congrats!! I’m proud to be amongst such great company. Happy Friday.
        .-= Julie Broad´s last blog ..Yellow Letter Marketing -amp Deal Updates =-.

  17. On July 03, 2010 at 8:11am, Karen said...

    Hey Steph!

    Well, I did my first bandit sign blitz earlier this morning! I put out 30 signs in the Florida/Busch/Sligh/Nebraska area. But I’m already wondering if maybe I put too high a price on them. The sign said 3/2 block, $69k. So far, no calls, but I know it’s still early. Do you usually get the most calls the same day you put out the signs? Also, I’m wondering if it being a holiday weekend makes a difference. I might be out next weekend too!

    • On July 03, 2010 at 8:35am, Stephani said...

      Hey Karen,

      Honestly, 69k is really high for a 3/2 in that area. It’s tough, because Sulphur Springs is right around the corner and houses are selling in there in the teens and 20s. The last time I had signs out in that area, it was for a 3/1 for 35k. I only got one call, but the guy who called ended up buying the property. :)

      It’s really hit or miss as to when the calls will come in- sometimes it’s right away, and sometimes it takes a day or two (or more). I put out 40 on Memorial day weekend in East Tampa and didn’t get any calls until the following week.

      Let me know what sort of results you get. Glad to see you out there taking action!


      Happy 4th of July!!

  18. On July 03, 2010 at 11:53am, Karen said...

    Yeah, I had a feeling the $69k was way to high to put on the sign but I wanted to be able to put 3/2 block and the wholesaler I’m marketing for only had 3/2 blocks at $69k. In retrospect, I see that it would have been better to put one of the 3/1’s and a much lower price. Consulting with you BEFORE I put the signs out might have made sense. Oh well, at least I have the experience. I’m going to try some Craig’s List ads too. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks!!! Happy 4th to you too!!!!

    • On July 03, 2010 at 11:59am, Stephani said...

      You’ll probably still get some calls on it. Just make sure to get as much info from the person calling as you can so you can add them to your list (if they are a serious buyer).

      Is the house you’re marketing in that area or somewhere else?

  19. On July 03, 2010 at 1:14pm, Karen said...

    It’s in 33604 on Kirby. I think I put the signs a bit east of where I should have. But the house is now sold anyway. So I’m moving on to a duplex on 25th Ave in 33605 for $39K and a 3/1 on Chelsea in 33610 for $33k. I’m trying CL ads for them. And tomorrow I’m going to drive around looking for For Rent signs to call.

    • On July 03, 2010 at 1:59pm, Stephani said...

      Yeah, try and put the signs in the same general area as the house. Especially if it’s on the west side of 275- there’s a huge price difference from homes that are on that side as compared to east where they sell for much lower.

      Keep on truckin’ Karen!