Real Estate

10 Unmissable Books on Real Estate Investing

While no book can replace hands-on experience, these books provide the foundation that’s needed to make smart decisions as you build your real estate portfolio.

SMEBROctober 31, 18:08
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Investors are actively turning towards real estate investing these days and rightly so. Real Estate has been viewed as the conventional choice for investing but now, even young people are looking for ways to invest in real estate. So here are the 10 unmissable real estate investing books for people looking to invest in real estate.

1. The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth with Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner

This book is a great starting point for beginners. It covers everything from buying and holding properties to managing and selling them. With practical strategies and actionable advice, you'll be able to jump right into real estate investing with confidence.

2. The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss by Ken McElroy

This book will help you understand the ins and outs of commercial and multi-family properties. It explains the basics of commercial investing, including how to find the right market, evaluate opportunities, negotiate deals, and make offers. You'll learn valuable strategies that any investor can benefit from.

3. The Book on Negotiating Real Estate: Expert Strategies for Getting the Best Deals When Buying & Selling Investment Property by Carol Scott, J. Scott, and Mark Ferguson

Negotiation is a crucial skill in real estate investing, and this book will teach you all about it. From the first interaction with a buyer or seller to renegotiating contracts, you'll learn effective tactics for negotiating, overcoming objections, and finding win-win solutions. Real-life stories and examples present in this book make it easy to understand.

4. The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Creative Strategies for Investing in Real Estate by Brandon Turner

Think you need a lot of money to invest in real estate? Think again. This book explores different financing methods and strategies for finding and using loans, securing your first property, and attracting private money, lenders, and partners. Real-life examples in this book help you understand the benefits and risks of each strategy.

5. What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know about Cash Flow... and 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli

Understanding the numbers is essential in real estate investing, and this book breaks it down in a simple way. You'll learn about key financial metrics like net operating income and return on equity, which will help you make smart investment decisions. The author presents the content clearly and even adds some humor to make it more enjoyable.

6. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

Keller compiles the wisdom of over 100 self-made millionaires into an investment roadmap. This handbook debunks myths, develops a millionaire mindset, and provides proven strategies to elevate your real estate career. Keller’s advice will motivate and prepare you to achieve your ambitious goals.

7. Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth by Avery Carl

Carl, founder of The Short Term Shop, offers a masterclass in vacation property investment. He guides readers through finding, acquiring, and managing rentals remotely. The book addresses common rental pitfalls and imparts invaluable insights to handle challenges. Make your properties prosper with Carl’s vacation rental know-how.

8. The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Heather and Brandon Turner

Don’t let tenant troubles tarnish your rental investments. The Turners provide landlords with strategies to effectively manage properties and maximize profits. Their advice minimizes headaches and helps you avoid missteps through hands-on experience and practical tips. Become the landlord tenants seek with the Turners’ wisdom.

9. The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott

Expert house-flipper J Scott shares a roadmap to efficient, profitable flips. From financing to finishing renovations, Scott covers every aspect of successful flipping. His real-world guidance gives beginners and experienced investors alike an edge in the competitive house flipping game. Flip fearlessly with Scott’s insider strategies.

10. Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David M Greene

Greene unpacks the increasingly popular BRRRR method of leveraging rental properties. He outlines how to execute each step in the BRRRR process, providing clear instruction even for newcomers. Greene’s advice allows you to maximise the potential of the BRRRR strategy and build lasting wealth through real estate.