Ever since I started in this industry, self-education has remained a top priority.
After all, a self-educated individual can aim to learn a little bit about everything, or they can work hard toward mastering a single subject. What’s more, anyone can benefit from continuing to strive for a well-rounded self-education. As far as I’m concerned, this rings especially true if you run your own business, which I do.
Well, it’s time I share some of my most effective self-educational resources with you, at least as they pertain to an enlightened view of the housing market.
Whether you’re looking to buy, finance, sell or rent residential real estate, here are the best real estate books out there — reviewed!
I appreciate the way the mind of author J. Scott’s works. Not only is he systematic, but thorough. What’s more, he gets both the big picture and the details. Trust me, that’s rare! The result? A comprehensive guide to the flipping business.
I enjoy how thorough and detailed author Brandon Turner is in his coverage of the non-traditional tools you can use to finance your real estate purchases. To be certain, this book isn’t about getting rich quickly with tricks, nor earning something for nothing. Rather, it gives you a full toolbox of financing techniques.
I consider author John Schaub to be the Warren Buffett of real estate investing. His advice is down to earth, and has served him well over four decades as a landlord, house flipper and lender. This book is all about the fundamentals. Schaub covers an overall strategy for achieving financial independence with residential real estate, before getting into finding, financing, renting and selling properties.
Author John T. Reed’s formerly hard-to-find book basically reads like an encyclopedia on managing large multi-family properties. To that end, it offers thousands upon thousands of tips. While I admittedly haven’t read any of Schaub’s other work on real estate, if they are anything like this, I’m sold!
As the title of this book by author Larry Loftis suggests, it deals with small multi-family properties. This one truly opened my eyes in regards to what’s possible out there. If you’re just starting out with real estate investing, I can’t recommend this one more enthusiastically.
I think the author Mike Butler is a funny guy, which makes it entertaining to read all his great property and business management ideas and systems. Sure, there are many different approaches to property management, but Mike employs one particular style — a strategy geared more towards single family houses and hands-off self-management. Great mix of practical, nitty-gritty details here, and also general big-picture strategies for investing success.
From author Robert Kiyosaki, this book is classic among investors. It contains an unbelievable amount of thought-provoking content, which is intended to open our minds to the potential of letting our money earn money, rather than our time. Simply put, Kiyosaki does an amazing job of putting what I had been feeling for so long time words.
This book is about math and making that math easy. If you can’t comprehend the principles discussed by author Frank Gallinelli, you’ll probably never be successful in real estate. Or any business, for that matter!
I hope these real estate books help you! Have you checked out my last blog post on how to manifest your best?