Real Estate Investing


Real Estate Investing Books

The basics of Real Estate investing are simple. It will take effort though – simple but not easy. It’s easy to get tempted by flashy social media ad promising to teach you all you need to know to get rich overnight, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of YouTube videos on hundreds of different ways to quit your job and be a full time investor tomorrow.

Are you willing to expend some initial effort though on your education? A little time to read (or listen) and gain a basic understanding so you can make informed decisions about your next steps?

Before you spend your hard earned money on expensive programs, coaching or mentorships start with these curated selected books based open your preferred strategies. Start with mindset, and then choose topics appropriate to you.

You can purchase directly from the links below (we will get a small referral fee if you do so), or better yet, check out your local library – you can sometimes even get digital versions through the library. Audio books are great to if you can listen while you drive, workout or otherwise have available time. Increase the playback speed to get through quickly.

Your Investing Mindset

Think and Grow Rich, the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by Napoleon Hill

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki

General Real Estate Investing

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, Anyone Can Do It, Not Everyone Will by Gary Keller

ABCs of Real Estate Investing, the Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss by Ken McElroy

How to Invest in Real Estate – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing – How to Buy, Rehab, and Manage Out-of State Rental Properties by David M. Greene


If You Can’t Wholesale After This… I’ve Got Nothing For You by Todd M. Fleming

The Beginner’s Guide to Wholesaling Real Estate – A Step-by-Step System for Wholesale Real Estate Investing by Jeff Leighton

Fixing and Flipping Real Estate

The Book on Flipping Houses – How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties by J Scott

How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit by Rick Villani and Cliff Haby

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple by David M Greene

Financing and Lending

Lend to Live: Earn Hassle-Free Passive Income in Real Estate with Private Money Lending

Raising Private Capital: Building Your Real Estate Empire Using Other People’s Money by Matt Faircloth

Income Property Investing

Rental Property Investing, How to Create Wealth with Intelligent Buy & Hol Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner

Short-Term Rental Long-Term Wealth Your Guide to Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties by Avery Carl

Build a Rental Property Empire, The No-Nonsense Book on Finding Deals, Financing the Right Way, and Managing Wisely by Mark Ferguson

The Multi-Family Millionaire Vol. 1 – Achieve Financial Freedom by Investing in Small Multi-Family Real Estate by Brandon Turner

The Multi-Family Millionaire, Vol II., Create Generational Wealth by Investing in Large Multi-Family Real Estate by Brandon Turner

Land Development

Dirt Rich: How One Ambitiously Lazy Geek Created Passive Income in Real Estate Without Renters, Renovations, and Rehabs by Mark Podolsky

Private Equity

Investing in Real Estate Private Equity: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate Partnerships, Funds, Joint Ventures & Crowdfunding by Sean Cook

Tactics, Skills and Tools

Estimating Rehab Costs, the Investor’s Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs by J Scott

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow and 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli

50 Real Estate Investing Calculations, with Links to the 24 Best Calculators by Michael Lantrip

Landlording on Autopilot, a Simple No-Brainer System for Higher Profits, Less Work and More by Mike Butler

The Book on Negotiating Real Estate – Expert Strategies for Getting the Best Deals When Buying & Selling Investment Property by J Scott