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  • The Book on Rental Property Investing

  • How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Smart Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing
  • Written by: Brandon Turner
  • Narrated by: Brandon Turner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Personal Finance
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (294 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

BiggerPockets’ number-one best seller - more than 350,000 units sold!

Every strategy, tool, tip, and technique you need to become a millionaire rental property investor!

If you’re considering using real estate investing to build wealth or obtain financial freedom, this book is a must-listen. With hours of in-depth advice, The Book on Rental Property Investing imparts practical and exciting strategies that investors across the world are using to build significant cash flow with rental properties. 

Brandon Turner - active real estate investor, best-selling author, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast - has one goal in mind: to help you find success and avoid the junk that pulls down so many wannabes. New and experienced investors alike will learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, analyze properties, build a team, finance rentals, and much more - everything you need to become a millionaire rental property investor. 

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • Why many real estate investors fail, and how you can ensure you don’t! 
  • Four unique, easy-to-follow strategies you can begin implementing today 
  • Creative tips for finding incredible deals - even in competitive markets 
  • How to achieve success without touching a toilet, paintbrush, or broom 
  • Actionable ideas for financing rentals, no matter how much cash you have 
  • Advice on keeping your wealth by deferring (and eliminating) taxes
  • And so much more!
©2015 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC (P)2015 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC

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good for US not Canada

book is good but only for US market,so for investors who ate interested in the Canadian market this might not be a good one

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why there is no PDF along with the audio?

He talked about a lot of calculations and I would like to calculate by myself, so I need PDF to better understand the logic. this is the first audio book I bought WITHOUT PDF along with.

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Fantastic

I think the fact this is narrated by Brandon, the energy in the messaging is fantastic.

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Skip It

I only made it through a few hours of the book before I had to put it down. A significant deterrent to continuing was the constant barrage of "check it out on our Bigger Pockets website! head on over to Bigger Pockets for more information! listen to our Bigger Pockets podcast for more great content!" and flattery of Grant Cardone. Gone are the days when a book was simply a book, a resource of information, and a stand-alone tool to help you scratch that itch. This book is a great example of someone who's presumably made money, started a website / blog / podcast to talk about how they made money (and now make money from those online avenues), and then wrote a book to redirect the audience back into his mechanisms of making money. From the technical side, the content is definitely geared towards US-based readers and investors, so there'll be a gap in application of recommendations and a question as to how viable the recommendations are and if they can work outside of the US. Similarly, some of the recommendations were either so high level or so basic, that they were almost laughable. "Want to know what it will cost to insure your investment property? Call your insurance broker and ask! Want to know what it will cost to put on a new ruff? Call your local ruffing company and get a quote! What should you charge for rent? See what others are charging, try to charge a little more, and if there's no takers, reduce the price. Too many applicants? Increase the price!". Some of the early math is also based on the premise of you purchasing properties at a 20% discount, because you're a strong negotiator or something along those lines. I'm typically not a fan of the argument "its already available for free online, why pay for it?", but in this case, the argument applies. I'd suggest taking the author's own recommendations and just try to pull info out from their website before bothering with the book.

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Great book

This book is a blessing, so many great info!! Since i don’t procrastinate i already started to visit properties and made an offer on one because the numbers was great!! thanks Brandon Turner

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Comprehensive Overview of Real Estate Investing

Ignore other reviews on Canadian relevance. Lots here to help anyone, anywhere with RE Investing.

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amazing book. part a an amazing series

Great book easy to read and understand. Part of a fantastic series. Definitely need to read them all.

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Not what I expected

Very fluffy, lacks actionable takeaways. More of a biography than educational. Very disappointed, would not recommend.

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Great Book!

Awesome book, Brandon does a great job educating anyone looking to get into investment properties.
Very knowledgeable guy!

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Very Educational Book!

I love it especially it's very specific on the things that you need to do to start up an investment!

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  • Hannah
  • 2017-08-30

2017 Review

I almost didn't buy this audio book because of some of the reviews saying the narration wasn't edited or was poorly done. I think the author has updated/edited the narration since then because I didn't have any of the issues mentioned. Try the sample chapter if you're still unsure.

Lots of great advice and I've had a rental for 3 years now; I never would have had time to read this book so glad the audio version was available.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-01-18

Maybe Good for a Novice

Lots of good info here, but too much bad info. Amateurs might not know the difference. Some of the bad info is dangerous. It does not take only three weeks to renovate a true fixer upper. You should not ignore transaction costs in 1031 exchanges. Writing down a plausible reason is not a good way to avoid discrimination, that only potentially avoids liability. Has this been peer reviewed? Does this guy have any financial qualifications? I don’t doubt his practical success but not every practitioner should be teaching. I’m a professional investment analyst. For some reason, investing books concerning public equities are held to a higher standard. I wish there was more rigor in the real estate investing space as well. I suggest you use this as a first step only if you are going to read it.

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  • MVDF84
  • 2017-08-25

Great info and performance

What made the experience of listening to The Book on Rental Property Investing the most enjoyable?

Great information for anyone considering investing in rental properties. I'm only at the point of doing research and this book is perfect for someone like me who needs everything explained clearly every step of the way.

I don't see why everyone is slamming Brandon's audio performance. Unless I have a new version that has been edited, I haven't found any of the comments bashing the performance to be true. One lady complaints about his enthusiasm... really? Personally I think Brandon did a great job and his enthusiasm keeps me engaged. I'm only several hours in but I've only heard one small stumble, nothing to tear the book apart for.

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  • Aaron St.Clair
  • 2016-10-06

The book seems decent but the reading is awful.

Would you try another book from Brandon Turner and/or Brandon Turner?

I would consider reading another book but no more audio books thank you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book on Rental Property Investing?

The time in one of the earlier sections where Brandon stumbled over his line and restarted the sentence no less than three times.

What didn’t you like about Brandon Turner’s performance?

His enunciation is very poor and the recording is completely unedited.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Book on Rental Property Investing?

Someone who is a beginner/novice real estate investor that has a lot of patience for a terrible performance.

Any additional comments?

Just pay for a professional read or at a minimum edit the current performance.

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  • Adam
  • 2017-07-06

Worth Suffering Through the Terrible Performance

Yes, as others have stated, the performance was horrid and needs to be edited. HOWEVER, if you are serious about real estate investing, there is no other book that has this much meat and useful information. It's totally worth suffering through the performance. I hope this gets an update, but it's still at the top of my list of real estate investing books (and I've read a lot).

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  • Eli
  • 2021-01-19

Terrific book, please change the word “ghetto.”

This book is fantastic—I’m learning a ton. It’s full of so much detail and is incredibly informative. I have one request. Please consider changing the words “ghetto” and “dangerous ghetto,” which I’ve heard a couple of times in the book. However unintentional, “ghetto” is often a pejorative term to describe low-income African-American neighborhoods.

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  • water
  • 2016-10-13

Not an edited book!

What didn’t you like about Brandon Turner’s performance?

This book was not edited! When he was speaking and messed up or stuttered, he would keep it in and say lets try it again. It was not professional at all. This really tarnishes the BP brand. I was really surprised. The book is for beginners if you already have a few rentals this isn't for you.

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  • TIMOTHY
  • 2016-07-14

Quality Control!

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Brandon... The book was great, with solid content. It was truthful in its own right, and I appreciate you mentioning the dynamics of the awful side of Buy-and-holds, which any investor is well aware.

However, I can tell that you didn't listen to this book even once after you finished the "performance" or lack there of. There is a complete lack of respect for the people who purchased this book for $17 and you provided the single worst reading performance audible has ever seen. Congrats! Seriously, you need to re-record this monstrosity and re-publish it. This is not a freshman year English composition paper you were too lazy to edit, this is a education product built for a large market of people looking for creative ways to obtain passive income. Get your act together.

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  • Austin H.
  • 2016-02-22

Informative so at least read it

Very informative read/listen (I bought the Kindle edition too) for new investors and people doing initial research into the opportunity of rental property investing. There's countless plugs for their Bigger Pockets website but you should have already expected that.
I was very disappointed in the quality of the audiobook since it contains things like the narrator going "ugh let me start over" as he reread a mistakenly spoken sentence, or listening to him lick his lips throughout the book. Why not record those sections without the mistake, or hire a professional narrator?
Overall I recommend reading or listening to this book for the quality of the information if you're new to the game.

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  • David
  • 2016-04-11

Editing

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it had actually been edited. The starts and stops are distracting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The Jordan Spieth-like choke while trying narrate his own book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See prior answer.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm writing this only an hour in. Let me get back to you.

Any additional comments?

This is embarrassing. Who said this was ok to release un-edited?

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