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Explanatory Books on How to Master Real Estate Investing

Begin to understand, finally, how the real estate market actually works.

Adjustable-rate mortgage, Amortization, Comparative market analysis, Assessed value, etc.

Just what the hell does any of those terms actually mean in relation with this house you are desperately trying to sell at a decent price? You don’t know that, but you better damn well learn that before going further in.

Real estate marketing is a field that has been purposefully complicated by who wouldn’t want just anyone to enter it. But it really isn’t that hard to understand. You only have to put your brains to it. Learn finally what those terms, and so many others, mean by reading the ultimate books on real estate investing.

#1 The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
For the real estate agent looking to build a business model that works: here you go. This book breaks down building a successful real estate business into bite-sized pieces that even the newest agent could digest. It’s helpful as you’re starting out in the real estate business, but the methods are also scalable which means it acts as an aid throughout your career. This book is a must-read for every real estate agent.

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#2 Break Up With Your Rental by Courtney Poulos

Break Up With Your Rental by Courtney Poulos
Courtney Poulos, who owns a brokerage just wrote a new book, Break Up With Your Rental that offers financial advice for young women getting into real estate. It’s for fledgling investors as well as anyone making the leap into homeownership.

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#3 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The first time I was introduced to Rich Dad, Poor Dad in 1999 I thought I died and went to financial heaven. It is a blueprint for real estate investing in simple terms – even I understood it.

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#4 The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
I learned about real estate investing form the book, The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner. After I picked up this book, I took serious action and bought my first duplex in 3 months. This was with zero previous knowledge or experience. This property has performed amazingly. The principles found in this book are very helpful and can guide a newer investor on the right path for success in rental property investing.

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#5 Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank
Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing – The Blueprint to Quitting Your Job with Real Estate – Even Without Experience or Cash” by Michael Blank to be inspired and learn about apartment building investing. Blank’s easy-to-read book offers practical advice tips for how to get started, step-by-step action items, and case study examples for how to gain financial freedom through real estate investing in multifamily assets. Blank also shares “lessons learned” from his journey going from employee (AOL, webMethods) to entrepreneur.

The author became determined to get out of the 9-5 “rat race” working for a paycheck after reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” book by Robert Kiyosaki. And then Blank almost lost everything investing in pizza restaurants before switching to real estate investing. As a father of four, Blank now has a more balanced life, teaches others how to invest in apartment buildings and hosts The Apartment Building Investing Podcast. Readers will find Blank’s book very helpful and encouraging for real estate investing.

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#6 The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner

The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner
The biggest hurdle for anyone who wants to get started in real estate investing is a lack of money to get started. This book debunks the myth that you need hundreds of thousands of dollars to get into investing in real estate. This book covers methods that cost little to money to get started in real estate method.

Some of the real estate investment strategies that are covered in this book are real estate wholesaling, using partnerships when investing, and raising money to fund your real estate deals. This book is a must read for anyone who is looking to get started in real estate investing.

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#7 How to Invest in Real Estate by Brandon Turner

How to Invest in Real Estate by Brandon Turner
How to Invest In Real Estate – which is a beginner’s guide to everything real estate. It is written by industry expert, in plain English, and even has tips for seasoned professionals.

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#8 The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott

The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott
Your favorite HGTV show has made house flipping extremely popular. Real estate investors are always number crunching to make sure their latest rehab project is a financial success. The book on estimating rehab costs will help you understand your budgets and numbers, and will help you master the craft of estimating rehab costs while flipping houses. This book is a must have for any investor who wants or needs to sharpen their skills when it comes to estimating their rehab costs.

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#9 The Turnkey Revolution by Christopher D. Clothier

The Turnkey Revolution by Christopher D. Clothier
This book looks at how to invest in turnkey properties. This makes it a great source for first-time real estate investors with little knowledge of real estate as well as for part-time investors who aspire to earn passive income from real estate. Not many books on real estate investing focus on turnkey properties which can be a very profitable passive strategy, which makes this book a valuable addition to the collection of any investor.

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#10 The Get Rich Scheme by Simon George

The Get Rich Scheme by Simon George
This book will teach you how to make serious money from real estate in the long term. This is an excellent resource for those looking to get actively involved in real estate investing as it focuses on wholesaling, which requires the full devotion of an investor. According to this book, the key to becoming rich with real estate is persistence.

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#11 Invest in Debt by Jimmy Napier

Invest in Debt by Jimmy Napier
This is Real Estate and Finance 101. It is the best book I can recommend for a beginner in Real Estate and Real Estate related Finance.

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#12 Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures Without Cash or Credit by Peter Conti and David Finkle

Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures Without Cash or Credit by Peter Conti and David Finkle
I highly recommend this book because it offers a comprehensive, no-nonsense approach to investing. It gives you all the how-to’s from, start to finish. I’ve purchased many homes over the years using the techniques in this book and have been seriously helped through this knowledge I gained through it. Devour this book from front to back, and get to work!

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Contributors to this article
Ben Mizes from Clever Real Estate CEO

Deidre Woollard from Real Estate Editor, Inside.com

David Roberson from Silicon Valley Property Management Group

Shawn Breyer from Breyer Home Buyers

Liz H Kelly from 8-Second PR

Chris Mayberry from Long And Foster Real Estate

Avi Sinai from HM Capital

Chris Mayberry from Long And Foster Real Estate

Daniela Andreevska from Mashvisor

Don Wede from Heartland Funding Inc.

Derik Keith from GrowThat Marketing Co.

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