Books you need to read

Cover for my up coming book
Cover for my upcoming book

 

One of my favorite quotes is from a guy named Kevin Trudeau “leaders are readers”.

I do have to admit, I had to practice.  I am not the type of person who was born to read for fun.  In fact I mostly only read for educational reasons.  I still do, so the key factors for me is the information has to be both educational and entertaining.  If the information is too technical, I quickly fall asleep, no matter what time of day.  When I wrote Landlord by Design – Complete guide to residential property management, I made sure it met my own criteria of what makes a book good.

I made sure to combine practical “how to” information with entertaining stories.   I also made sure to show how if you do not follow the practical steps, the outcome can turn into an entertaining story (unfortunately I did not see the entertainment value when I was living these stories).

The other important criteria is, if someone is going to write about events that happened they write the truth.  I often read a made up version that is far from the actual events, or the truth is sugar coated.

The books that have captured my interest over the years are quite varied.  They could be considered a very random selection.  I want to share with you some of my all time favorite books, and then give you a list of books that relate to property management, and real estate investing.

I will start with my all time classic favorites

George Orwell’s – 1984 – You can get it on Amazon – I will have to admit it is a bit twisted, but quite interesting.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s – The Great Gatsby – You can get it on Amazon – I would describe this as a bit intense.

Then I got interested in investing in the stock market

Three  great books come to mind.  I have to admit they are very much theory based, however, both great reads

Derek Foster’s – Stop Working – You can get it on Amazon – it is definitively a page turner

David Bach’s – The Automatic Millionaire – You can get it on Amazon – It will keep you awake, easy to understand investment advice.

David Chilton’s – The Wealthy Barber – You can get it on Amazon – there is no question that David Chilton is a marketing genius.

I could go on about the books that captured my mind and in some periods of my life consumed me.  I have to admit I may have even preached a little.

Lets get into real estate and property management books, there are thousands more and I have certainly not read or endorse all of these.

Here is a list of just some of them.  My top three authors (other than myself) are Julie Broad, Don R Campbell, and Robert Kiyosaki

I will endorse and highly recommend these three books, if you are just getting into real estate investing or property management:

Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System – Don R Campbell

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

More Than Cashflow: The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing 1st edition by Broad, Julie (.. by Julie Broad

Property Management Books on Amazon

The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate…

Dec 2, 2015

by Brandon R Turner

 

Property Management Kit For Dummies

Feb 18, 2013

by Robert S. Griswold

 

The Book on Managing Rental Properties: A Proven System for Finding, Screening, and Managing Tenants with Fewer Headaches…

Oct 28, 2015

by Brandon R Turner and Heather C Turner

 

The Property Management Tool Kit

Sep 13, 2006

by Mike Beirne

 

Property Management

Oct 8, 2012

by Kathryn Haupt and Inger Faraz

 

Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices, From Move-In to Move-Out

Oct 26, 2015

by Michael Boyer Attorney

 

The ABCs of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now (Rich Dad Advisors)

Mar 10, 2015

by Ken McElroy

 

Property Management

Feb 28, 2011

by Robert C. Kyle and Floyd M. Baird

 

Rich Dad’s Advisors: The ABC’s of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now

Sep 12, 2008

by Ken McElroy

 

Property Management Accounting: A Survival Guide for Non-Accountants

Jun 29, 2009

by Marc Levetin and Michael Monteiro

 

Landlord’s Legal Kit For Dummies

Jun 23, 2014

by Robert S. Griswold and Laurence C. Harmon

 

Property Management

Aug 12, 2010

by Walt Huber and Educational Textbook Company

 

Professional Property Management: Professional Property Management: A Comprehensive Guide to setting Up Systems and…

Jul 10, 2013

by Zenya Allen

 

Buy It, Rent It, Profit!: Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market

Apr 14, 2009

by Bryan M. Chavis

 

The Fee Bible: A Detailed Guide to Property Management and Landlord Fees

Dec 13, 2013

by The Rent Like a Pro Team

 

Rental Property Management Made Easy- Learn the Step By Step Process

Sep 22, 2012

by Ken E Boutilier

 

Property Management Business Guide: Starting & Running a Rental Property Company

Nov 23, 2014

by Simple Guides Publishing

 

Property Management: A Guide for the DIY Manager

Jun 28, 2016

by Matt Fonk and Dr. Carol Olson

 

A BiggerPockets Guide: How to Rent Your House

Jan 5, 2013

by Brandon Turner and Joshua Dorkin

 

How to Start a Property Management Business

Oct 3, 2015

by James Taylor

 

Property Management: Student Study Guide (The Real Estate Education Ceter)

Jul 11, 2016

by DeCarlo, MBA, Joseph W. and Carol A. Jensen

 

Real Estate Investing Books on Amazon

More Than Cashflow: The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing 1st edition by Broad, Julie (…

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by Julie Broad

 

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

Aug 16, 2011

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

 

The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.

May 12, 2009

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

 

Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System

Jan 16, 2009

by Don R. Campbell

 

97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors 2.0

Mar 15, 2011

by Don R. Campbell and Peter Kinch

 

51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors

Feb 4, 2008

by Don R. Campbell and Joy Gregory

 

Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians

Oct 9, 2012

by Richard Dolan and Don R. Campbell

 

81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor: Expert Money-Saving Advice on Accounting and…

Feb 11, 2010

by Don R. Campbell

 

The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan: Proven Investment Strategies to Kick Start and Build Your Portfolio

May 10, 2010

by Peter Kinch and Don R. Campbell

 

Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investor?s Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done

Oct 4, 2011

by Don R. Campbell and Russell Westcott

Rent to own Books

Rent to Own: Use Your Rent Money to Get Started Owning Real Estate

Jul 16, 2007

by Robert Irwin

 

Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers: The Key to a Fresh Start and Richer Future

Mar 20, 2014

by Rachel Oliver and Neil Oliver

 

Rent To Own Homes: Your Rent To Own Guide To Buying A Home, Selling A House, and Controlling Real Estate Using Lease…

Mar 23, 2016

by Seth Asare

 

Rent-to-Own: How to Find Rent-to-Own Homes NOW While Rebuilding Your Credit

Oct 23, 2014

by Wendy Patton

 

Rent To Own

May 18, 2016

by P.J. Nevada

 

Rent to Own- An Instruction Manual for Tenant Buyers (Guides to Successful “Rent to Own” Real Estate Book 2)

Jan 22, 2012

by Doug Marcy

 

Rent to Own: The Essential Renter’s Guide to Home Ownership in 30 days or less

Sep 12, 2016

by David M. Fenton MD

 

Rent to Own Real Estate- A Manual for Owner/Sellers

Jan 22, 2012

by Doug Marcy

 

Landlord Books

A BiggerPockets Guide: How to Rent Your House

Jan 5, 2013

by Brandon Turner and Joshua Dorkin

 

Best Seller

The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate…

Dec 2, 2015

by Brandon R Turner

 

Buy It, Rent It, Profit!: Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market

Apr 14, 2009

by Bryan M. Chavis

 

Every Landlord’s Legal Guide

Apr 25, 2014

by Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart

 

BiggerPockets Presents: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Jun 5, 2013

by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner

 

California Landlord’s Lawbook, The: Rights & Responsibilities (California Landlord’s Law Book : Rights and Responsibilities)

Mar 16, 2015

by David Brown Attorney and Ralph Warner Attorney

 The face of property management is going to change on September 22, 2016 – This is the date for the book launch of the Complete Guide to Residential Property Management, Click here for more info.

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