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Publisher's Summary

More than half a million copies sold worldwide. Everything you need to fast-track your way to financial freedom with rental properties!

Real estate investing can provide a safe and fast path to financial freedom, and this business best seller will show you exactly how to get there. With in-depth advice, The Book on Rental Property Investing imparts practical and exciting strategies that real estate 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 - breaks down the time-tested strategies he used to build his own wealth in real estate. Whether you are just getting started or already own hundreds of units, you will learn how to create 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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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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Fantastic

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

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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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just listened to whole thing in 3 days awesome..

awesome book alot of valid infomation couldnt get enough. made all sorts of book marks

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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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An absolute MUST READ!

I was really blown away by the level of detail provided in this book. All the tips and tricks that 99% of investors never even consider. Truly excellent for beginners and beneficial for experienced investors as well.

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great listen would be cool to have one with Canada

Canadian laws differ so it would be helpful to have a Canadian version to listen to.

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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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  • 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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  • Ryan Caplin
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Easily most annoying book I've heard... by 10x

Author: "Don't fall for those get rich quick schemes."
Author: **psst! wanna hear how to make a million bucks off real estate in 7 years?**
Author: no mention of the amount of debt required to buy and hold 10+ properties in 5 years.
Author: "Go to my website. oh have you heard about my website? hey there's this amazing resource, it's a website... oh, it's mine. ok fine, but do you like podcasts? cause I have one of those too, and it's amazing. get your spouse to listen to it too. oh, did I mention I have a website?"

Seriously, I don't know how he can lead with chapter 1 and immediately follow it with his perfect plans that assume nothing goes wrong, and say, "And you can too!" Clearly he has made it work. I appreciate the principles, but I can hardly imagine the man has been entirely straightforward in his business when he's so curvy in this book.

You may be making millions off your website and podcast, but you're not treating your audiobook customers well by making us listen to your spiel every 2 minutes. And yes, it is every 2 minutes. Yuck.

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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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  • Sue
  • 2018-01-04

Full book advertisement

This book is information on being a landlord, but the author is really just plugging a website. The author looses credibility to me for doing this and will no longer buy his books.

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  • MVDF84
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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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  • Anonymous User
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Self-promotion

The book lacks on getting into the details. Constantly referencing his podcast, website, YT channel. The story telling is aimless. Seems too promotional. I don't want to hear that I need to learn the math, I want to be told THE MATH. The book could be shortened by not wasting time. Show not tell.

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  • Bobby B
  • 2017-07-29

Best book on real estate investing

Best book on real estate investing you will ever read. narrated better then people said

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  • Janet
  • 2017-07-06

Good content but Brandon's voice

I found the book had some good content, but Brandon read the book with too much enthusiasm. He made it sound like an infomercial. Perhaps if he had a professional reader I would have liked it more. If you do read it I would suggest the hard copy.

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  • Bryan R. McKinnon
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Hard to listen to.

Reader had an extremely heavy lisp. It sounds like his tongue got stung by a bee. He also overuses works like "therefore" and furthermore." The content of the book was good, but I got sick of listening to the guy talk before I was even half way through the book and gave up. The info was not worth the annoyance.

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  • C Kray
  • 2017-06-26

Great Book

I enjoyed the natrator, and the book. Ive read many books as a new investor. This was the first balanced enough to get me to start. Its one of the first to not sound like a 1990s infomercial.

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