Real Estate Newbie? 5 Must-Know Mistakes (and How to Sidestep Them!)Wealth Within Reach

Real Estate Newbie? 5 Must-Know Mistakes (and How to Sidestep Them!)

Welcome back to the Wealth Within Reach podcast!

In today’s episode, we dive into the world of real estate investing for beginners, highlighting the five critical mistakes often made by newbies and ways to avoid them.

Throughout the discussion, we uncover the significance of mindset in real estate investing and how it can either propel or hinder success. From emphasizing important needs for aspiring investors to understanding the nuances of cash flow, to the complexities of dealing with contractors, this episode is going to guide you through your real estate journey as easily as possible!

So, join me in this discussion of practical insights, experiences, and tips to guide a newbie like you in the real estate industry! Tune in.


  • Common mistakes in real estate as a rookie and best practices to avoid them
  • On separating business and personal finances
  • How your mindset can hold you back as a real estate investor
  • On having a clear management plan
  • The importance of having the right expert
  • On dealing with contractors in real estate investing


“Rental income minus mortgage does not equal cash flow. No matter what the rental real estate influencers say, it’s not true.” — Erika Brown

“Contractors are probably the hardest part about real estate investing. It's definitely harder than finding the money, it’s definitely harder than financing.” — Erika Brown


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Erika Brown

IG: @erikabrowninvestor

LinkedIn: @erika brown

Wealth Within Reach is produced by EPYC Media Network

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I love that Erika has taken a topic so many have felt is beyond their reach and made it easy and actionable. She has such an infectious way of engaging with those around her. I can’t wait to hear more episodes!

Wealth Within Reach

Perfect for anyone who wants to go beyond the Status Quo and achieve generational wealth for their family. The stories are relatable and makes me feel like if they can do it, so can I !

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Wealth Within Reach
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