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7 Books to Read Before Getting Started In Real Estate

Perhaps the biggest advantage of investing in real estate is passive income. Who doesn’t want a steady cash flow and an opportunity to quit your 9-5 job? You can become your own boss.

But before you start, it’s essential to gather advice from those who’ve already done it successfully. There are plenty of aspects in real estate that you need to understand. For example, market fundamentals, cash flow, and strategy.

Spending time to read real estate books will help. Below, you’ll find a list that I’ve rounded up. These books will give you a feel of investing approaches, strategies, laws, and more. Check them out.

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book makes a point that investing in real estate is a good decision. If you’re still in the process of deciding whether to do it or not, this one’s worth your while. As a real estate investor, there are many key lessons to learn about financial freedom.

2. Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub

Schaub, a real estate expert, offers you an ethical approach to buying and managing a property. Some of the things that you will learn from this book include buying and selling with agents, owner financing, and writing contracts. I think this book is perfect for those who have little to no knowledge on real estate investing but are eager to learn.

3. Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing by J Scott

How do you survive an economic downturn? This book teaches you strategies to thrive amidst market shifts. During uncertain times, you need to know how to protect your investments. J Scott starts out by discussing how change should not be feared, but rather embraced.

4. Landlording on Autopilot by Mike Butler

Whether you are already a landlord or are still hoping to become one, Butler’s book is for you. As a property investor, it will teach you the tools and techniques to simplify your rental business. Butler believes that with the right approaches, you can make it work.

5. Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Should you only buy where you live? Greene will tell you no. The author shows you that it’s very possible to invest in out-of-state properties without putting yourself at risk. Some of the things you will learn include strategies to determine an area’s desirability and finding high-producing agents.

6. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

A lot of people have heard about this popular book. But the question is, can it be applied to real estate? The answer is yes. There are a lot of great ideas in this book that help you with your property portfolio — especially when it comes to increasing your efficiency.

7. Keepers of the Castle by William J Ferguson

Are you interested in learning about soft skills in real estate investing? If so, this one’s a good read. It will reveal to you thoughts from real estate executives about leadership and management.

I hope that these books will help you navigate the world of property investing, especially big-picture techniques for success!