Top 16 best real estate books of all time

In this Article, We Are going to address 16 Best Books on real estate, That you should read if you Want to be in Real Estate or You Are Starting to invest in Real Estate.

1:) Crushing it in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray

Think apartments and commercial real estate are just for the big boys? Think again.

Brian Murray was not an investment pro when he bought his first commercial property. He was a teacher looking to build some side income. Armed with his passion for business and a lot of common sense, he developed a simple yet highly effective approach to investing that he still uses today at his multimillion-dollar real estate company.

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate is a beginner’s guide to investing based on Murray’s experience bootstrapping his way from newbie investor to award-winning CEO of Washington Street Properties. Murray shares the secrets to his success through straightforward, actionable advice that will help you get started no matter what your experience level, or how much cash you have on hand. You’ll learn how to:

  • Find and creatively finance commercial property
  • Grow a portfolio without any help from outside investors and without taking on excessive debt
  • Use your small-investor status as a competitive advantage over corporate investors
  • Identify simple, practical ways to increase profits while keeping costs low

Murray also shares real-life stories that reveal exactly how he grew his business, and the hard lessons he learned along the way (so you don’t have to). Whether you already invest in real estate and want to go bigger, or you’ve never owned a property, this book gives you the tools and wisdom you need to crush it in apartments and commercial real estate.

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2:) The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

Every strategy, tool, tip, and technique you need to become a millionaire rental property investor!

If you’re considering using rental properties to build wealth or obtain financial freedom, this book is a must-read. With nearly 400 pages of in-depth advice for building wealth through rental properties, The Book on Rental Property Investing imparts the practical and exciting strategies that investors across the world are using to build significant cash flow through real estate investing.

Investor, bestselling author, and co-host of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner, has one goal in mind: to give you everything you need to become a millionaire rental property investor―while helping you avoid the junk that pulls down so many wannabes! New and experienced investors alike will learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much more.

Inside, you will learn:

  • Why many real estate investors fail, and how you can ensure you don’t!
  • Four unique, easy-to-follow strategies you can begin implementing today
  • Creative tips for finding incredible deals―even in competitive markets
  • How to achieve success without touching a toilet, paintbrush, or broom
  • Actionable ideas for financing rentals, no matter how much cash you have
  • Advice on keeping your wealth by deferring (and eliminating) taxes
  • And so much more!

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3:) The Sale of a Lifetime by Harry S. Dent Jr

This best-selling book has been difficult to keep in stock due to high demand! (Check back if it shows no books available.) From the founder of Dent Research and Editor of Boom & Bust (www.dentresearch.com), Harry S. Dent Jr. has written an insightful and thought-provoking book that provides a unique look at where to find the biggest profit opportunities in the coming years. Having spent over three decades studying cycles, Harry Dent recognizes they all have the same characteristics. They all have hierarchies. They all have seasons. And they all bubble up and end in a terrible burst. As Harry writes in the book’s introduction, we’ve been in the economic winter season since 2008 and “it’s during this season that we clear the decks with a devastating crash and debilitating deflation. The economy and markets shed the excesses created during the preceding economic fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom.” After the blustering bull market of 2009-2015, we are now preparing for a shakeout more painful than anything we’ve seen before. The purpose of this book, therefore, is “to protect you from the carnage ahead and allow you to both survive and prosper instead.” Harry shows you what makes the years after a massive bubble reset so valuable to investors and businesses ready to make the most of the opportunities that fall from the sky. Harry recognizes that we are about to go through a very difficult few years, but he also knows there are INCREDIBLE opportunities that could help build you a personal fortune that will last the rest of your life!

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4:) The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”―Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate

Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book–in straightforward, no-nonsense, easy-to-read style–reveals their proven strategies.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth-building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all–real estate. You’ll learn:

  • Myths about money and investing that hold person back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor
  • How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities
  • How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals
  • How to develop the “dream team” that will help you build your millionaire investment business
  • Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It’s about your financial potential. It’s about discovering the millionaire investor in you.

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5:) The ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy

This book will teach you how to:
– Achieve wealth and cash flow through real estate
– Find a property with real potential
– Show you how to unlock the myths that are holding you back
– Negotiating the deal based on the numbers
– Evaluate property and purchase price
– Increase your income through proven property management tools

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

Is your lack of cash holding you back from your real estate dreams? Discover the real-life strategies that smart investors are using in today’s market to invest in real estate with creativity―instead of their own cash.

Don’t let the contents of your wallet define your future! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of The Bigger pockets Podcast, Brandon Turner, dives into real methods that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate with little to no money down.

No matter how much money you have in your checking account, there is always real estate you can’t afford. This book will provide numerous strategies, tips, and ideas for leveraging other people’s money to help you do more deals. Not only will you learn to navigate the world of creative real estate finance, but you’ll learn to get more mileage out of any real estate investment strategy.

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • The Truth About No Money Down Investing―Investing with little to no money down is possible, but it’s not about a step-by-step strategy. It’s about a mindset.
  • Numerous Strategies to Mix and Match―Creative investing requires a creative mind, and this book will share multiple examples of creative deal-making.
  • How to Attract Private Money, Lenders, and Partners―There are millions of millionaires walking the streets. Discover the best way to attract them to you.
  • The Ugly Side of Creative Investing―Learn the downsides to all the strategies mentioned in this book, as well as tips for overcoming those problems.
  • How to Get Started with No Money or Experience―Looking for your first deal? Learn the best strategies for getting your feet wet without paying thousands!
  • Strategies for Wholesaling, Flipping, Rentals, and More―No matter what niche you plan to use to build your real estate empire, this book can help you proceed.

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7:) Build a Rental Property Empire by Mark Ferguson

Want to close more investment deals…and make more money in the process?

When the real estate market gets hot, it’s the investors who know the ins and outs of negotiating with sellers (and with agents, banks, contractors, and other institutions) who will get the deal. And it’s those same investors who will get their properties sold for top dollar and minimal stress!

With almost 1,000 successful deals between them, real estate investors J Scott, Mark Ferguson, and Carol Scott combined real-world experience and the science of negotiation to create an audiobook covering all aspects of the real estate negotiation process – from the first interaction with a buyer or seller to renegotiating the contract after a bad inspection or appraisal.

Containing dozens of true-life stories highlighting how strong negotiation skills can result in more and better deals, this audiobook includes lots of samples of dialogue that will teach you both what to say and how to say it in order to maximize your chances of reaching a profitable deal.

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • How to uncover and use the information to tip negotiating outcomes in your favour
  • Strategies for defining optimal first offers and subsequent counteroffers
  • Techniques for in-the-trenches negotiating and overcoming objections
  • Tips for conquering tactics employed by those on the other side
  • Techniques for using concessions to get your deal to the finish line
  • The blueprint to renegotiating issues that arise from contract contingencies
  • How to overcome the challenges of making and receiving offers through agents
  • Strategies to get the best deals when buying properties from banks and the HUD
  • And so much more!

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8:) Getting The Money by Susan Lassiter-Lyons

What if You Had Access to 1 Million Dollars in Private Funding for Your Real Estate Business? Real Estate investing is a proven wealth builder, but it can be a challenge to get started without a money tree in your back yard…at least until today. When you read Getting the Money you’ll discover: * A simple framework to raise private capital for real estate * The three types of private investors and how to approach each of them * How to close deals…and make the process fun and profitable “If you need to raise private money to fund your real estate deals and don’t know where to start, this book is just what you need. I know – I’m living proof. Using the strategies Susan teaches I was able to raise just shy of $1M in less than 90 days.” Bill Walston “Financing a real estate deal is hard in today’s world, or at least that’s what I thought. “Getting the Money” lays out the steps you need to follow to make your deal happen.” Diane Kennedy, CPA, New York Times best-selling author of “Loopholes of the Rich”.

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9:) Real Estate Investing Gone Bad by Phil Pustejovsky

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! You’re about to gather lifelong, extremely valuable real estate investment and house flipping wisdom that has taken others a lifetime and a fortune to learn. This book is a must-read for anyone planning to be or is already a real estate investor because you’ll find out what NOT to do in real estate.

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10:) The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott

Are you inspired to leave your 9-to-5 job and start flipping houses? In The Book on Flipping Houses, expert real estate fix-and-flipper J. Scott details a step-by-step plan to succeed in your forester next―house flip. This revised edition of the bestselling book includes new explanations on the ins-and-outs of flipping real estate in any part of the economic cycle, more options on how to finance your flips, and a focus on larger renovation projects not previously discussed.

This no-fluff book contains a detailed flipping blueprint perfect for both the complete newbie and seasoned real estate pro. If you’re looking to build a profitable, efficient house flipping business, let this easy-to-follow book act as your guide!

In this book, you’ll discover how to:

 

  • Implement the 7 most common and creative financing strategies
  • Evaluate the profitability of deals quickly and accurately
  • Determine the types of properties you should invest in
  • Perform due diligence to ensure your deal is a winner
  • Identify the best locations to build your flipping business
  • Create a scope of work, budget, and schedule that generates profit
  • Find and hire the best contractors to manage your rehab to completion
  • Sell the renovated property quickly and at the highest possible price
  • …And so much more!

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11:) The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan

“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”―Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate

Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book–in straightforward, no-nonsense, easy-to-read style–reveals their proven strategies.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth-building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all–real estate. You’ll learn:

  • Myths about money and investing that hold person back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor
  • How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities
  • How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals
  • How to develop the “dream team” that will help you build your millionaire investment business
  • Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It’s about your financial potential. It’s about discovering the millionaire investor in you.

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12:) What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli

The Classic Guide to Real Estate Investing―Updated for a Re-energized Industry!

Real estate is once again a great investment, and this bestselling guide provides everything you need to know to get in now and make your fortune.

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow removes the guesswork from investing in real estate by teaching you how to crunch numbers like a pro, so you can confidently judge a property’s value and ensure it provides long-term returns.

Real estate expert, Frank Gallinelli has added new, detailed investment case studies while maintaining the essentials that have made his book a staple among serious investors. Learn how to measure critical aspects of real estate investments, including:

  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • Net Present Value
  • Capitalization Rate
  • Cash-on-Cash Return
  • Net Operating Income
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Profitability Index
  • Return on Equity

Whether you’re just beginning in real estate investing or you’re a seasoned professional, What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow has what you need to make sure you take the smartest approach for your next investment using proven calculations.

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13:) Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright

Now updated for the new tax laws!

Tax-Free Wealth is about tax-planning concepts and how to use tax laws to your benefit. Tom explains how the tax laws work and how they are designed to reduce your taxes – not to increase them. The audiobook explains how to use the tax laws to your advantage and in ways that will support business owners’ vision and growth plans for their companies.

Once listeners understand the basic principles of tax reduction, they can be immediately be reducing their taxes to the point where, eventually, they may even be able to legally eliminate income taxes and drastically reduce other taxes.

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14:) Buy It, Rent It, Profit! by Bryan M. Chavis

Now updated for today’s bullish real estate market, this is the go-to, classic entrepreneurial guide for landlords and real estate investors who want to buy and manage rental properties for long-term wealth.

There’s never been a better time for buying rental properties—interest rates are low and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin?

With more than twenty plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today’s real estate world and outline the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager.

This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall—everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager.

In addition, this updated edition features a workbook section with easy-to-use, universal forms for leases, evictions, property evaluations, and more. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the ultimate how-to procedures manual for buying and managing rental properties and a practical, realistic tool you can follow to become a profitable landlord and property manager?

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15:) The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon and Heather Turner

No matter how great you are at finding good rental property deals, you could lose everything if you don’t manage your properties correctly. However, being a landlord doesn’t have to mean middle-of-the-night phone calls, costly evictions, or daily frustrations with ungrateful tenants. Being a landlord can be fun―but only if you do it right.

That’s why Brandon and Heather Turner―husband and wife team behind nearly 100 rental units and dozens of rehab projects―wrote this comprehensive book that will change the way you think about being a landlord. Written with both new and experienced landlords in mind, The Book on Managing Rental Properties takes you on an insider tour of the Turners’ management business, so you can discover exactly how they have maximized their profit, minimized their stress, and how they have a blast doing it!

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • The subtle mindset shift that will increase your chance at success one hundred times over
  • Low-cost strategies for attracting the best tenants who won’t rip you off
  • Seven types of tenants who we’ll NEVER rent to―and who you shouldn’t, either!
  • Nineteen provisions that your rental lease should include in order to protect yourself
  • Practical tips to assure your tenant pays on time and stays long-term
  • How to take the pain and stress out of your bookkeeping and taxes
  • And much more!

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16:) The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump

President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work-a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker.

“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

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