Best Investment Books to Read Now
Now that summer is officially here, it’s a great time to find motivational beach reads. Whether you plan to kick back in your easy chair or dig your toes in the sand at your favorite vacation spot, here are some books that will inspire, motivate and inform you on your journey to real estate wealth. Tuck one or more of these great books into your tote bag or suitcase and get ready to learn more about real estate investing so you can truly leverage the power of real estate as an investment strategy.
A Millennial’s Guide to Investing in Cash Flowing Rental Properties
By Antoine Martel
“A Millennial’s Guide to Investing in Cash Flowing Rental Properties” is written by our very own Antoine Martel. It was published in 2019, so you might have missed it if you’re new to our company. While this is a relatively short read of just 123 pages, it’s dense with information about how to do your own property flips if you are more of a DIY person. Inside, you’ll find chapters like “How to Calculate Cap Rate,” “Funding Your Real Estate Investments,” “The BRRRR Strategy” and much more. This is a no-fluff, straight to the point book that will help get your real estate investment plans off the ground in as little time as possible.
Stop Trading Your Time for Money: A how-to guide for the middle class to achieve financial freedom, early retirement, and provide a legacy for future generations
By Eric Martel
“Stop Trading Your Time For Money” is a special book that we’re extremely proud of, because it’s written by our own Eric Martel. Published less than a year ago in October 2020, this invaluable resource clocks in at 150 pages. As you know if you read our profile on Eric Martel, he has extensive experience—not only with real estate—but with learning how to make passive income a reality in his own life. A former actuary, Eric Martel saw firsthand how people struggled to work and recover, particularly after the dot.com crash of 2001. This book is thick with advice about how to determine what you really want for yourself and your family, how to rid yourself of false beliefs and how to get the rich and rewarding life you and your family deserve. You’ll learn how to build generational wealth without breaking your back or sacrificing time with your family to do so. This book is a must-read for every real estate investor!
The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth With Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing
By Brandon Turner
“The Book on Rental Property Investing” is written by Brandon Turner, founder of Bigger Pockets. If you haven’t heard of BiggerPockets.com, prepare to have your world rocked. Over the course of just 17 years, BiggerPockets.com has become the online hub for real estate investors. Brandon Turner’s book is rich with strategies, tools and insider tips for the buy and hold aspect of real estate investing. Covered topics include how to find deals in competitive markets (like today’s markets!), how to work it without actually working (no paintbrush required) and he even touches on the subject of saving on taxes. This book is a little bit self-promoting, because he does refer to joining the pro level of BiggerPockets.com several times. However, there’s plenty of meat in here to get you salivating to get started on your real estate wealth-building projects!
How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate: How to Build Wealth with Multi-Family Real Estate
By Grant Cardone
“How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate” is written by Grant Cardone, one of our favorite successful real estate investment entrepreneurs. This book talks about something we’ve always believed in, investing in multi-family properties. (We even wrote a blog post listing the benefits.) Duplexes, triplexes and quads offer higher cash flow, more diversity and more security, which is what you’ll learn in this book. Granted, Cardone talks a lot in the book about investing in apartment buildings, which may be over-budget for you at the moment. However, the principles are sound and investing in apartment buildings in the future is definitely something you should keep in mind as a possibility. Aim high. Bottom line: This book will motivate you to take steps today so that someday you can reach that step in the ladder where buying an apartment building is well within reach!
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—And How You Can Too
By Gary Vaynerchuk
“Crushing It!” was written by Gary Vaynerchuk, or Gary “Vee,” as he is better known. This guy really knows his stuff. He’s an expert at video marketing, but he’s also a seriously successful entrepreneur with four books on the New York Times Bestseller List. Frankly, you’d do well to read all of his books, but we like this one to start with. It’s kind of a starter course for wannabe entrepreneurs. And although you may not think of yourself as an entrepreneur yet, you are. The very fact that you’re reading this means you’re looking for ways to earn income from real estate, the best entrepreneurship method of all. In this book, Gary Vee motivates you, challenges you and teaches you how to leverage social media to propel yourself over the top in your endeavors. While it’s not specifically focused on real estate investing, it will put you in the right mindset to stop waiting for someone else to make you rich. That’s never gonna happen. It’s all on you, and you have everything you need to do it. All you have to do is pick up the tools (and the books).
These are books that we’ve read (and written!) to motivate us and we are happy to recommend them to you. So pick up one or two and dive in while you’re lounging poolside. We guarantee you’ll start itching to get started building your own real estate investing portfolio. And when you have questions, we hope you know we’re always here and ready to help any way we can. Happy reading!