For most real estate investors, the overarching goal is to make as much money as possible in as little time as possible. The same likely holds true for your goals in building knowledge in real estate investing… learn as much as possible in the most efficient way possible. That means not only finding the best knowledge resources but also making effective use of the time it takes you to consume your chosen buckets of wisdom knowledge sagery.
Where and when do you feel like you’re wasting the most time? Spend too much time in your car? Make that time more productive by turning on a real estate investing audiobook. Do you exercise a few times a week? No?? Well now you have a reason to start jogging or weight lifting while listening to real estate investing audiobooks on your iPhone. Before you know it, you’ll be a real estate guru. Plus you many even start enjoying your commute and getting in shape!
To make this process even more efficient for you, we’ve gathered a collection of the best real estate investing audiobooks to choose from.
Options for listening to audiobooks
All these books are available for listening on your smartphone via Amazon’s Audible app. The one trick is that you can’t purchase the books on the Audible app itself, you’ll have to purchase on Amazon.com (or Audible.com, but Amazon has a bigger selection) and then login to the Audible app to download your audiobook. You can choose to either buy each book individually (usually around $16) or sign up for a 30 day free trial, which gets you 2 books for free, and then you’ll be charged $15/mo for an ongoing membership, which accumulates credits of one book per month. You can also get audiobooks from the iTunes store for a similar price, but I don’t find it the most user friendly experience. Also Audiobooks.com has an app where you can search and download within the app, but selection is very limited for real estate investment books. Or if you’re really on a budget and you’re tech savvy, you can download audiobooks for free using torrents, but this can be more trouble than it’s worth and it’s also kinda stealing from the authors who wrote the books. I use Audible because the membership keeps me going through books as my credits stack up. P.S. we’re not getting commission from anyone for these recommendations.
The list of audiobooks below includes a variety of real estate investing categories such as investing with no money down, the best strategies for real estate investing, strategies for finding properties, a compilation of wisdom from hundreds of successful investors, strategies on wholesaling, flipping and commercial real estate. For each audiobook listed, we’ve noted the listener rating and total listening time to help you decide which one to dive into first. All of these audiobooks are also available in paperback if you prefer the old school “reading” method.
Real Estate Investing With No Money Down
The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down (4.3* rating. 5 hours 35 minutes) Written by the cohost of the BiggerPockets podcast Brandon Turner, this highly acclaimed book details the process of real estate investing with no money down, teaches effective “mix and max” strategies for creative deal making and explains financing options for private money, lenders and partners. It also provides an honest description of the downsides to all the strategies mentioned and tips for overcoming those problems. You’ll learn about wholesaling, flipping, rentals, and more… WARNING: some listeners have complained about the narration of the audiobook, since it’s not actually the author Brandon reading, so listen to a sample to see if you’re alright with that.
Real Estate Investing Strategies
Real Estate: 25 Best Strategies for Real Estate Investing, Home Buying and Flipping Houses (3.6* rating. 2 hours 7 minutes) This concise audiobook is great for new investors getting started or experienced investors wanting a refresher. It’s broken into easy-to-understand modules that break out various strategies for getting started, ranging from raw land to single family homes to Duplex, Triplex and Quadruplex homes. Most importantly, it clearly defines what NOT to do, so you can avoid pitfalls from the beginning.
My Life & 1000 Houses: 200+ Ways to Find Bargain Properties by Mitch Stephen (4.4* rating. 6 hours 25 minutes) This is a great book for those looking to become an expert at finding great deals. Mitch takes the reader through his 20 years finding over 1000 great deals with a variety of effective methods. You’ll come to understand there’s a never ending stream of bargain properties – if you know where to look – and how to fish for them. Whether you’re an owner financier, flipper, landlord, wholesaler, or subject-to entrepreneur, it all starts with consistently finding great deals. WARNING: take a listen to an audio sample to make sure you’re ok with the narration.
Collection of Real Estate Investing Wisdom
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller (4.5* rating. 9 hours 42 minutes) This New York Times Bestseller is a collection wisdom and experience from over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life, revealing their strategies in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style. It includes insight into the mindset of the millionaire investor and advice for identifying investment opportunities, understanding key terms of any transaction and how to develop the “dream team” to build your business. It also uncovers the models millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate and acquire properties.
The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing (4.6* rating. 4 hours 57 minutes) A must read for anyone interested in wholesaling real estate. Than Merrill teaches the mechanics of wholesaling, including exactly how to find, analyze, finance, and sell wholesale deals like clockwork, and develop systems that are not dependent on you as the business owner. Wholesaling is a great way to get started investing and this book explains everything you need to know to get in the wholesaling game without needing a lot of capital or previous experience.
FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit (4.6* rating. 8 hours 26 minutes) A step-by-step house guide that teaches everything you need to know to flip a house. You’ll learn how to find the right house, analyze each investment, estimate renovation costs, make improvements, oversee the construction, finish the project on time and on budget and sell quickly to maximize profits.
The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible: A Proven-Profit System for Finding, Funding, Fixing, and Flipping Houses…Without Lifting a Paintbrush (4.6* rating. 9 hours 46 minutes) This audiobook shares a systems-based rehab system that shows ordinary people how to make a profit flipping houses without getting your hands dirty. The author Paul Esajian reveals a seven-stage system to manage multiple rehab projects while staying on time and under budget. You’ll learn strategies to find the right properties, negotiate the offers, identify the right licensed and insured contractor for the job and get the property sold.
Commercial Real Estate
The Real Book of Real Estate Investing by Robert Kiyosaki (Audio version releases 11-8-16. 4.3* rating, 18 hours 21 minutes) This in depth “Bible” of real estate investing combines the experience of 20 rock star real estate experts. A great source to determine the real estate niche that is perfect for you, this audiobooks explains how to value a property, lease a property, get financing, title and protect entities, find hidden investment opportunities, minimize taxes, and establish your own team of advisors.
Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor (4.2* rating. 6 hours and 50 minutes) This book is based around Trump real estate case studies and provides an interesting history of the biggest deals that built the Trump empire. It gives insight into the mind of George Ross one of Donald Trump’s chief advisors who was intimately involved with his dealmaking. Ross teams up with bestselling real estate author Andrew McLean to present Trump’s real estate investment strategies to educate and entertain investors who’ve never experienced deals at this scale.
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