If you’re looking for a way to increase your real estate knowledge – be it about investing, home improvement or housing news – podcasts are a great resource. U.S. News has compiled best-of lists for podcasts about investing and personal finance, many of which occasionally touch on topics related to real estate and homeownership.
While podcast preference is subjective, we’ve compiled a list of 10 real estate podcasts that cover the gamut of housing and property topics that can help you learn more about the industry or simply fill the silence on a drive.
Here are 10 real estate podcasts to listen to:
- “Real Estate Today”
- “House Party”
- “There Goes the Neighborhood”
- “99% Invisible”
- “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast”
- “Black Real Estate Dialogue”
- “RentPrep for Landlords”
- “America’s Commercial Real Estate Show”
- “The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast”
“Real Estate Today”
Best for general real estate news and advice.
Hosts: Stephen Gasque, Melissa Dittman Tracey, Bill Thompson
Created by the National Association of Realtors, the weekly “Real Estate Today” podcast runs like a standard news radio show, with segments and short interviews with industry experts. The hosts discuss timely news affecting the national real estate market and also cover trending topics, like smart home technology, buying a second home and advice for first-time buyers and sellers. Gasque is the director of broadcasting and multimedia communications for NAR, while Tracey is editor of the “Hot or Not?” segment of the show and is a contributing editor for Realtor Magazine. Thompson serves as news anchor for the podcast and is a radio host in Washington, D.C.
Best for pop culture-related real estate news.
Hosts: Natalie Way, Rachel Stults
If you like the idea of learning about real estate through the purchases, sales and mistakes of celebrities, “House Party” is the perfect option for you. This podcast from realtor.com discusses real estate-related startups, housing market trends and celebrity home transactions. Hosts Stults and Way are editors for realtor.com and share their own experiences with home disasters, moving across the country and more. You’ll find plenty of real estate insights in entertaining, funny packaging.
Best for learning about housing and affordability.
Hosts: Mark Fleming and Odeta Kushi
“REconomy” is a new podcast directed at consumers who are looking to understand more about homeownership, and particularly how the ability to afford a home is impacted by the larger housing market and overall economy. If you’d like to learn more about how mortgage interest rates affect homebuying ability, how rates change and how economists make predictions about the housing market, this is a great place to start. The podcast is produced by title insurance company First American, which also provides mortgage-related services, and hosts Fleming and Kushi are the company’s chief economist and deputy chief economist, respectively. The podcast has thus far released monthly episodes, but the hosts plan to increase the frequency to episodes every two weeks.
“There Goes the Neighborhood”
Best for housing public policy issues.
Host: Kai Wright
This limited-series podcast was produced between 2016 and 2019 to dive deep into the ways gentrification affects different individuals, businesses and neighborhoods in a few cities throughout the U.S. The first season looks closely at New York City, followed by Los Angeles and Miami in subsequent seasons, and interviews people on all sides of the contentious topic of gentrification. New York Public Radio co-produced each season with public radio stations in each subject city, and the stories are guided by host Wright, a writer, editor and host of current WNYC podcast “United States of Anxiety.”
Best for architecture and design.
Host: Roman Mars
A popular podcast for design fans and general audiences since 2010, “99% Invisible” brings focus to the otherwise unnoticed architecture and design aspects of the world around us. While not all episodes are strictly dedicated to architecture or buildings, they tend to fall under a few different categories: architecture, infrastructure, cities, objects, sounds, visuals, technology and history. You can also find episodes that explore housing history and issues, ranging from the houses sold in Sears Roebuck catalogs in the early 20th century to homelessness.
“BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast”
Best for interviews with experts.
Hosts: Brandon Turner, David Greene
Geared toward real estate investors and professionals, this podcast offers insight into real estate professionals’ successes. Hosts Turner and Greene speak with investors who discuss niche investment options and basic advice for getting started. With more than 400 episodes, there’s plenty of material to binge from the beginning or browse the archives for topics that interest you. New episodes come out on Thursdays and Sundays.
“Black Real Estate Dialogue”
Best for learning about real estate investing for beginners.
Host: Sam Dolcine
On this podcast, Dolcine, a self-described up-and-coming real estate investor, shares his experiences with his first rental properties and interviews industry experts who discuss growing a brand, buying investment property and long-distance property management, among other topics. Dolcine taps the expertise of Black investors and highlights the underrepresented group in both real estate investing and homeownership. Dolcine notes in the podcast that his goal is to show that anyone can be a real estate investor and aims to provide some of the tools and resources to help others succeed.
“RentPrep for Landlords”
Best for information and advice on the rental industry.
Host: Andrew Schultz
This weekly podcast from tenant screening services company RentPrep offers relevant news and advice, aimed at landlords and property managers. Audience questions from landlords are answered throughout each episode, addressing questions of what landlords should do or are legally obligated to do when it comes to issues like pest problems, entering a property and more. For this reason, the RentPrep podcast can also be a valuable source for tenants who are trying to maintain a good relationship with their landlord while also being aware of their rights.
“America’s Commercial Real Estate Show”
Best for commercial real estate information.
Host: Michael Bull
Whether you’re a commercial real estate broker, a commercial real estate investor or you simply want to know more about the future of office, industrial, retail and multifamily property, consider this podcast a go-to resource. Economists and analysts are regularly featured on the show in addition to brokers and business leaders that contribute to the industry. Previous guests include experts from the Federal Reserve, Deloitte, commercial real estate associations and more.
“The Money Pit Podcast”
Best for home maintenance tips.
Hosts: Tom Kraeutler, Leslie Segrete
This twice-weekly podcast can help you become a home maintenance and do-it-yourself guru. While the hosts discuss renovations and design in certain episodes, much of the focus is on maintenance and repair. Kraeutler has a background in home inspection, and Segrete in design and carpentry. During episodes, they chat on the phone with listeners seeking advice on specific home maintenance issues, which cover everything from cracks in the ceiling to water heater care, fixing holiday lights and storage solutions in small spaces.
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