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EP 106: Building Her Real Estate Empire Through Instagram and DIY Renovations with Brittany Arnason

Investing in real estate and tackling your own home renovation projects may be intimidating but that didn’t let our guest stop her from trying. On today’s episode, we talk all things DIY and social media with Brittany Arnason, the girl who famously beat Bigger Pockets’ Brandon Turner in the race to 100k followers on Instagram.

We dive into how Brittany has successfully grown her buy and hold real estate portfolio to 13 units utilizing the BRRRR strategy and the challenges and benefits of being a female in the renovation space. She shares the secrets to growing her Instagram following and how you too can create an active and committed community. For those new to renovating, we discuss the best projects to start with, how to save on costs, and tips to learn more advance skills.

At just 18 years old, Brittany Arnason bought her first investment property and has since built her empire through Instagram and DIY renovations. Brittany is all in all the time from analyzing markets and properties, negotiating, and securing the deal, to designing the spaces, getting her hands dirty on the renovations, and ultimately managing the unit and refinancing.

To fight back against those who say girls can’t renovate, Brittany began documenting her journey on Instagram and has since grown her following to over 110k followers. There she shares tips and tricks on her DIY projects, beautiful before and after photos, and inspiration to investors everywhere that you too can figure it out.

Brittany Arnason lives in Saskatchewan, Canada and loves to spend her time away from DIYing with her friends and family. She also loves to travel, making sure she carves out the time for 4 or more trips a year.

 On today’s episode, we discuss a lot with Brittany, including: 

–      How you don’t need formal experience to tackle your own renovations

–      The importance in knowing renovation costs

–      How to crowdsource information from your social media community 

–      Tips to add value to your social media audience and grow an engaged following

–      How to streamline your business to focus on your strengths


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Contact Information

IG – @investorgirlbritt

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