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Our Biggest Failures, Disasters, Dumpster Fires and Lessons in Real Estate Investing with Bob McIntosh


Behind every successful investor is a trail of failures, dumpster fires, bad deals, unmitigated disasters and maybe even some frivolous lawsuits. The truth you won’t hear from most investors: there’s no way around the necessity of failure in this business. 

What sets the best apart is their ability to fail faster, learn, and bounce back. That sometimes means losing a ton of money, getting burned by a contractor, and still having the grit to do another deal. 

What can we learn from these catastrophes and setbacks? Can a good real estate investing coach help make life easier? In this episode, I’m joined by author, entrepreneur, digital marketing wizard and my good friend, Bob McIntosh. He talks about his journey – from the struggles and pivots to the biggest lessons he’s learned along the way.


I’d rather do less houses at a higher quality and make a bigger profit than the other way around. – Bob McIntosh


Things You’ll Learn In This Episode

First flip, total failure
Losing money as a real estate investor is a given, but does this model make it easier to bounce back? 

Lawsuits come with the territory
What are some of the unavoidable difficulties about being an investor?

More rehabs, more problems
Why does Bob opt for smaller flips when he could keep growing and taking on bigger projects?


Guest Bio

Bob McIntosh is a #1 best selling author, business owner, entrepreneur and wizard of making digital marketing work for fellow entrepreneurs. He has extensive expertise in the areas of mindset, real estate investing, internet marketing, sales funnels, and online businesses.

He has spent years mastering the algorithm that Google uses to get sites ranked and is also a social media guru with over 40,000 followers. His book, “Get Out of Your Own Way”, hit #1 the day it launched in multiple categories and hit number 2, 3 and 4 in dozens of other categories. He has been featured on over 30 podcasts and counting and is a founding member of the Forbes Real Estate Council providing direction and information in the real estate space for Forbes readers. He has been published on ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, Yahoo News, Small Business Trendsetters, The Money Show, The Miami Herald and Wall Street Select.

Bob has also taken his passion for helping entrepreneurs to the road with over 2,500 hours on stages and more than 7,000 people he’s spoken to from every state in the US and every province in Canada. He’s been personally responsible for helping tens of thousands of entrepreneurs generate hundreds of thousands of leads online, close tens of thousands of deals because of their social proof, generate millions in profits, and make the massive mindset shifts that are needed for these levels of success. For more information, head to


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