11 Real Estate Investment Books that are a Must-Read
Some real estate investors began investing in the field with just an idea and the willingness to succeed. Going through one of Rob white’s books, one would never think about real estate. His life journey is inspiring and his journey to building a real estate empire is even more inspiring.
Some skills are never learnt in class. It takes curiosity and willingness to learn and gain skills out of class. Reading books play a vital role in this. With reading, you learn from other people’s experiences. The real estate industry comprises so many details, and one cannot stop learning.
The books highlighted here are just a drop in the ocean, but of course, they are important. There are so many other books which are quite useful too, but here are the best top ten.
- Investing in Real Estate with no Money by Brandon Turner
If you are a newbie in this industry, this is a very resourceful book. It provides creative real estate financing techniques that are tried and tested and have proven to be worth it. If you really don’t have money to invest in real estate, just have enough to invest in this book.
- The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
This book incorporates the knowledge and wisdom of more than 100 millionaire investors in the real estate industry. With this book, you will learn how to develop the criteria for spotting great investment opportunities. The millionaires also share proven ways to manage and understand finances and build networks.
- Long-Distance Real estate Investing by David M. Greene
Greene offers great tips on managing properties from afar using technology. He teaches investors to speak the language of the different categories of people involved in the realty business, like the contractors, agents and lenders. He also offers ideas on how to choose the best materials for property rehab projects.
- Flipping Houses by John Scott
The book on Flipping Houses; How to Buy, Rehab and Resell Residential Properties provides ways of implementing various creative financing strategies, how to perform due diligence in deals, how to generate a scope of work, budget and schedule that generates profits, how to hire the best contractors and sell the property at the highest possible price among other tips.
- The Intelligent REIT Investor by Stephanie Krewson
This is a guide on real estate investment trusts (REIT). For people looking forward to investing in the REITs, this book provides some useful information. You will understand the REITs processes and mechanisms and be able to understand this specific industry terminology. The book is quite specific and so it provides some profound information.
- The ABC of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy
This book has more to do with your finances in the real estate business. It offers advice on record keeping, building your real estate portfolio, managing the property, finding an ideal market, how to secure your investment money among many other things.
- Investing in Rental Properties for Beginners by Lisa Phillips
This is a book for beginner investors, It addresses things such as how to invest as you build your portfolio, how to spot low-cost properties and analyze them, how to find the best market price. Lisa also highlights the factors that determine if the deal is worth your time and money and offers other real estate investment tips.
- Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David M. Greene
With this book, you will learn how to invest through the BRRRR strategy. It features ways of identifying emerging markets, negotiating strategies to make you seal deals, strategies for beginners with little capital, unique ways for you to increase your property value and other vital information.
- Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
This is Brandon Turner’s second book in this category, the writer is good at what he does. This book is both practical and real, it not only promises but shows how to fulfill those promises. Here he provides actual ideas for financing rentals, creative tips for finding great deals despite the competitive market and also tips for succeeding in the real estate business.
- Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor by George Ross
Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, that should not hinder you from benefiting from his knowledge. This book will help you learn how to identify potential properties, how to manage contractors and control costs and it offers great negotiating tips.
- Managing Rental Properties by Heather and Brandon Turner
This is a must-read for any landlord or landlady. Managing properties is hard since it also involves managing people with different personalities. The book offers tips on attracting the best tenants, tips to make sure your tenants pay on time and also offers the provisions to include in the lease to protect yourself as the landlord.
We can gain so much with these books, but to know the book which best suits your needs, head on to your favourite online book store and first read the reviews and if possible download and read the free version. Whatever you do remember to invest wisely.