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5.0 out of 5 starsSO good! This book is so good and is just ...
Reviewed in Canada on April 26, 2017
SO good! This book is so good and is just full of the most practical actionable knowledge that you need to know about Buy and hold investing. I would highly recommend this book to any buy and hold investor both new and seasoned. Also just a shout out to Bigger pockets itself, it has done SO MUCH for me in terms of growing me in my real estate journey and would honestly urge anyone that is in or thinking of getting into real estate to check out bigger pockets and you will see what I am talking about!
a real eye opener to the inside world of running rental properties. lots of great personal experiences and wisdom's to manage your next great financial adventure. a must read for anyone looking to become a property manager or land lord.
4.0 out of 5 starsTo understand the ins and outs of landlording.
Reviewed in Canada on January 18, 2020
I liked how the author is actually doing what he's saying. So I'm getting direct knowledge of someone who's in the trade. However, I don't like how he pushes one to check out bigger pockets website many times throughout the book. However, I understand that's how he gets paid.
this book has been my bible lately, I’ve made so many changes to my business thanks to this book and I am now extremely motivated as a Landlord!! I feel like I can tackle this the right way. Thank you thank you
4.0 out of 5 starsPerfect for those new to property management
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2016
This is a great, easy to read book on Managing Rental Properties. It has a good mix of both basic property management for those new to the business, as well as a few helpful hints for those that having been doing this for awhile. I knocked it down a star only because it is a bit basic, but this book would be perfect for those with just a few units or those just delving into the wonderful world of property management. For those with more experience, you could probably take it or leave it, though there are enough original ideas that it is worth the buy and the quick read.
This is not like most real estate books. Many others read like a sales pitch: frustratingly repeating how great real estate is and how you'll get rich if you (insert general statement). This book is about action. It's a handbook. Do this. Here are the resources you need. Watch out for these common pitfalls. Here are the alternative solutions and why each might be best for different situations. Thank you!
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent, Concise and Even Entertaining
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
My wife and I were accidental landlords many years ago after a surprise job relocation and being stuck with a mortgage on a house in a tough sellers market. No horror stories, but we know we could have done a better job.
Now we are intentionally getting into the business as we are getting within a decade of retirement age. We want to do it right and this book has been a great resource as we dive in.
I've seen some critiques that say the content is a bit basic, but I don't agree with that at all. It is well-structured and well written. I honestly didn't read a single segment that I didn't feel was useful. I especially like the links to document templates and information about regs in specific states.
The personal anecdotes about the writers' experiences also add a credible and sometimes humorous punch to information that one would expect to be boring.
Bottom line, at around $17 for the paperback, I consider this book a gift to a rental newbie like me. I highly recommend.
While the book itself is fine, it's mostly common sense and the kindle format of the book is not worth the purchase price. The tables and charts in the Kindle version are difficult or impossible to read, and the "bonus book" which contains material referenced constantly throughout the book is not included for those who purchased it through Amazon (presumably to force you to purchase it on their website instead).