12 Real Estate Investing Books You Need To Read
Most of the top Millionaires and Billionaires in the world continue to grow their assets, build their portfolio and make lots of money from just investing in real estate. Now that this caught your attention, anyone can start investing in real estate. There are several ways you can invest in real estate such as flipping a home, buying a rental property, commercial real estate, apartment buildings and buying land.
Whether you are just starting out in real estate with no money or you have already invested in a few properties or you have hundreds of units worth millions of dollars in your portfolio here are a few books to help educate you on investing in real estate.
If you are looking for financial wealth you’ll have to start with the fundamentals. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is a collection of wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors who have achieved financial freedom through real estate investing.
2. The Book on Real Estate Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing
Written by Bigger-pockets podcast co-host Brandon Turner this book is for both new and experienced investors where you can learn about easy to follow strategies, why people fail in real estate and how to avoid it, finding incredible deals, keeping your wealth and eliminating taxes, financing rentals with little to no cash and so much more.
3. Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book
If you are looking into purchasing apartment communities and don’t have any prior real estate investing experience give this book a read. You’ll learn how to find investors, find good deals, networking to find your real estate team and investors, evaluating offers and presenting an offer to your investors.
In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.
If you are interested in wholesaling, flipping, being a landlord or a real estate agent and want to learn how to close more deals and make more money this is a great read.
Aimed at real estate investors and agents at any level, this book not only covers all aspects of negotiating real estate deals, but also contains dozens of true-life stories that highlight how strong negotiation can result in more and better deals, as well as dialogue that will teach you what to say and how to say it, strengthening your ability to close profitable transactions.
Using expert strategies to create optimal agreements and dynamic end results, you will learn:
- The principles behind successful negotiation
- The psychology of building relationships to gain negotiating leverage
- How to uncover and use information to tip negotiating outcomes in your favor
- Strategies for defining optimal offers and counter-offers
- Tactics for in-the-trenches negotiating and overcoming objections
- Strategies for using concessions to get your deal to the finish line
- Tips for overcoming tactics employed by those on the other side
- How to overcome the challenges of making/receiving offers through agents
- Tactics to renegotiate issues that arise from contract contingencies
- Strategies to get the best of it when buying properties from banks and HUD
- And MUCH MORE!
7. Your First Year in Real Estate: Making The Transition From Total Novice To Successful Professional
If you are thinking about becoming a real estate agent or your just starting out in your real estate career this book is worth the read. Your First Year in Real Estate contains the essential knowledge you need to start off right in today’s vastly changed real estate market, avoid common first-year missteps, and get the inside edge that will take you to the top. This book includes industry proven secrets and strategies that will help new agents excel.
Related: How To Become A Real Estate Agent
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences – his two fathers. This text lays out Kiyosaki’s philosophy and his relationship with money.
9. How To Be A Real Estate Investor
If you know nothing about being a real estate investor but would like to be one this is a great read to educate yourself on what it’s like to be a real estate investor. In this book it will show you step by step how to be a real estate investor regardless of how much money you have, how well your credit is and your experience level.
10. The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate: A Proven System To Save Time, Money, Headaches and Create Value When Buying Commercial Real Estate
Most investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence. Using this step by step system you will learn to make informed decisions when deciding to buy or not buy. Avoid costly consequences and create more value. You will also learn how to negotiate the purchase and sales agreement, review leases, uncover hidden problems and not over-paying.
11. Real Estate Investing Gone Bad: 21 True Stories of What Not To Do when Investing In Real Estate
While all the rest of the books on this list are about how to invest in real estate this one is just the opposite. Discover 21 true stories of real estate investing deals that went terribly wrong and the lessons you can learn from them. The cost of these “deals gone bad” total millions of dollars in losses, years of unproductive activity and incalculable emotional stress. However, you’ll obtain the enormous benefits of the powerful and profitable learning lessons from these 21 mishaps without the costs!
12. Confessions Of A Real Estate Entrepreneur: What It Takes To Win In High Stakes Commercial Real Estate
The real life stories and strategies of a real estate entrepreneur that shows you the inside secrets of what real estate deals look like, how deals are financed, how to find the deals, and what didn’t go right. This book is for both new investors and seasoned investors.
Bonus Book: Buy It & Flip It: The Underground Secrets To Flipping Homes
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to make money on a real estate flip then all you need is the inside knowledge to make your flip a profitable one!
Real estate has always been a great way to make money, but when you get into ‘flipping’ homes your instincts have to be especially sharp and your decisions smart or else YOU”LL end up losing big time! Don’t get worried, just get the information YOU need to make BIG MONEY flipping homes!
“Can YOU Flip a Home for Profit?”
Flipping can be as easy or as hard as you make it. By choosing the right property for your experience and skill level you can make a little money with an easy flip OR jump into a bigger job with a bigger pay out!
This includes an ebook and audio book for those of you who prefer to non physical books to read.
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