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:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Excellent book about leadership, tenacity and overcoming ever possible obstacle. This book puts life into perspective.
– Great Classic! You can get it free here: http://realestatefinancehq.com/freebooks
– 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?