Top Real Estate Books For Your Real Estate Obsessed Friends And Family

I believe the best real estate books aren’t actually real estate books. Confused? What I mean by that is that if your serious about creating a large business, you need to expand your horizons past real estate specific books.

I can honestly say that the book’s I’ve learned the most from weren’t actual real estate books.


Little known fact, until now: I read about 100 books a year.

How?  Well, for starters I only sleep about 6 hours and usually spend the first and last hour in a book, and a couple of hours during the day.

4 hours x 365 days = 1,460 hours

I say all that so you won’t take these book recommendations lightly.

Here we go:

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

– I know this seems like the most boring topic ever.  However, the book is filled with amazing stories.  One of the author’s friends builds sky scrapers for a living so they talk about using checklist with real estate in that respect.  This book is required reading if you are serious about scaling your business.

How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday

– I actually like the audio version of this book a lot better than the actual book.  Whether it’s negotiating with sellers, buyers, contractors, bankers or your spouse – you are always negotiating.  Gerry Spence applies common sense principles to the world of sophisticated negotiation and the result is very actionable advice.

The Millionaire Mind

– I read this book when I was in the Marines in the middle of the desert.  I love it and try to read it every year.  It’s a very good reminder that most millionaire’s simply work hard and live a different lifestyle.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

– I know that everyone recommends this, but I really enjoyed the systems he talked about and the workflow systems he talks about in the book.  Very applicable to anyone with rental property.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

– Excellent book about leadership, tenacity and overcoming ever possible obstacle.  This book puts life into perspective.

The Richest Man In Babylon

– Great Classic! You can get it free here:

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

– Dave Ramsey is very controversial but I find his radio show highly entertaining.  I actually like his principles simply for the organization aspect.  If you are feeling disorganized financially, check-out some of the systems he recommends.


Did I leave off your favorite book?  Email me and let me know!

Also, let me know what are your goals for next year?

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