HGTV and other channels on television and YouTube offer plenty of content about buying, selling, improving or investing in real estate. The problem is, many of us lack the time to simply sit down and watch.
If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck: There’s ample supply of real estate podcasts out there to listen to any time you want real estate advice or insight – and they’re free. Here are 10 podcasts to start with.
10 best real estate podcasts
Hosted by Stephen Gasque, director of broadcasting and multimedia communications for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), this long-running radio program from NAR is also available as a podcast, with hundreds of episodes to choose from. Topics include homebuying for millennials, creating a smart home, maximum selling secrets, purchasing a second home, first-time buying and many more.
- Ideal for: Buyers, sellers, homeowners and investors
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and other platforms
This weekly podcast, affiliated with BiggerPockets, the real estate investing website, is renowned for its informal and fun interviews with investors and entrepreneurs from all types of backgrounds. Guests include big names like Matthew McConaughey and HGTV’s Ken Corsini of “Flip or Flop Atlanta,” as well as industry players who share their real estate success stories and suggestions. The podcast is hosted by real estate investors Brandon Turner and David Greene.
- Ideal for: Beginner and intermediate investors
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher and other platforms
Looking to better understand business, the economy and work in layman’s terms — and in just 10 minutes? Check out this short NPR podcast, which bills itself as “a little show about big ideas.” Topics vary widely, but the real estate-related content explores areas like home sale and moving trends, the commercial market and renting.
“This is my personal favorite podcast,” says Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral insights for NAR. “They pick one economic data release or finding and explore it, as well as what it means to consumers and what it means to the economy as a whole.”
- Ideal for: Buyers, sellers, homeowners and investors
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, TuneIn and other platforms
A podcast geared toward home purchasers – both first-time and repeat buyers – this program shares insider secrets and helpful advice from host Dan Moralez, a mortgage expert and loan officer in Michigan, and the industry pros he interviews. Among the issues tackled across 100-plus episodes: mortgage comparison-shopping; getting preapproved for a loan; credit repair; and tips for self-employed homebuyers.
- Ideal for: Homebuyers
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and other platforms
Home improvement and repair is the focus of this podcast (and also nationally syndicated radio program), headed by home improvement experts Leslie Segrete and Tom Kraeutler. The two hosts cover the gamut of topics facing homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. Popular episodes among the more than 1,500 available include: four favorite home improvement hacks; no-stress closet organization; easiest houseplants; germ-free faucets; high-return home improvements; and best kitchen lighting.
- Ideal for: Homeowners looking to remodel
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other platforms
Looking for quick counsel on home selling for top dollar? Brian Mayer, Realtor with the Mayer Group of RE/MAX One in Maryland, hosts this homemade and handy podcast, with episodes averaging 10 minutes or shorter. Subjects explored include selling your home in the window of opportunity; the difference a strong listing agent can make; how not to hire a Realtor; selling for top dollar without making upgrades; and buying the perfect house when you have a home to sell.
- Ideal for: Home sellers
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Himalaya, Spotify and other platforms
Investor Michael Green takes a deep dive into crucial topics for home flippers on this podcast, from improving profits by cutting spending and best COVID-19 practices to stacking contractors for faster project completion and how to stop change orders.
“I’ve been following The Flip Factor podcast for a year now because it features the best real estate flippers in the country who are ready to share their industry best practices to listeners,” says Matt Rostosky, a real estate investor and flipper in Louisville, Kentucky. “Even non-real estate professionals can learn from the nuggets of wisdom that these experts can impart to listeners.”
- Ideal for: Flippers and investors
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud and other platforms
Kevin Martini, a lending expert based in Raleigh, North Carolina, walks listeners through virtually every aspect of getting a mortgage loan and purchasing a home over more than 100 episodes. This podcast is curated to help listeners create wealth in real estate and navigate smoothly through the process. Subjects spotlighted on Martini’s show include winning bidding wars; selling a home during a pandemic; improving your credit; avoiding forbearance; home affordability; and tax credits for first-time buyers.
- Ideal for: Buyers and sellers
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify and other platforms
If you have even the slightest inkling to invest in multifamily properties, this podcast is for you. Host Dave Morgia, a real estate investor, talks with industry professionals about practices and principles for success in this field.
“In addition to discussing their accomplishments, Dave spends time asking each guest to dig into deals that didn’t meet expectations and the reasons why,” says Ira Singer, principal at Mosaic Construction in Northbrook, Illinois, who has appeared as a guest on the podcast. “I enjoy this podcast because it drills down on the topics that are most valuable to the budding and experienced multifamily investor.”
- Ideal for: Multifamily housing investors
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and other platforms
Here’s a brand-new podcast targeted to renters, hosted by Jonas Bordo, co-founder and CEO of Dwellsy, a rental search platform. Bordo shares advice with renters about top-of-mind issues like how to get free parking, insider tips for rental searching, finding a neighborhood that fits you and remote rental hunting.
- Ideal for: Renters
- Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Podbay and other platforms