• The Book on Rental Property Investing

  • How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Smart Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing
  • By: Brandon Turner
  • Narrated by: Brandon Turner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Career Success
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (9,030 ratings)
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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

Featured Article: 10 Best Real Estate Audiobooks for the Aspiring Property Mogul


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • B. Baker
  • 03-13-17

Lots of good advice, but with drawbacks.

The advice is really useful, but the book is let down by the author taking each and every available opportunity to plug his website.
I honestly don't think there's even five minutes between one mention of his site and another, and there's plenty of times when the website gets plugged sentence after sentence. It got pretty tiring.

The reader isn't professional, and it showed. Although he was passionate about the subject ,he has some kind of feint lisp on some letters that I found frustrating to listen to, and his voice goes a bit odd at times, as though he's desperate for a drink and wasn't allowed anything. Minor annoyances, but they become very noticeable after a few hours.

He forgot to edit one section mid way through the reading and you can hear him fluff his lines and read then reread them a few times - which I found quite distracting.

Overall, a good book let down by the constant need to crowbar in adverts for the author's website, and some rudimentary problems with the recording of the book.

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  • orestis
  • 04-06-19

Waste of time

Complete waste of time, speaking more on why to do it, than how to do it. Audios like that should be banned from being sold.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-18

greatest value for money ever

10 out of 10. probably the best investment I've ever made in my life was into this book. thank you very very much you've trully changed my life.

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  • Alan Cuddihy
  • 09-26-18

Added Value

I liked the story behind his investing. He is honest and leaves no stone unturned. The book is specifically for American investors although a lot of what he says can be used in any country. Added value to me, gave me knowledge, happy with the book. The way he says roof is hilarious, not making fun of the author, just so funny!!

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  • Mikko
  • 11-07-16

Highly recommend this!

Alot of relevant information. Author is a better narrator than most of the professional ones. First five star review i have given(read ~20 investment books)

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  • Vilija
  • 03-28-16

Motivation not information

This is basic inspirational American "You can do it! Believe in yourself!" bull... as opposed to information you can use. Some good examples, but unless you need a life coach, you'll be better off buying a different book. I personally suggest Rob Dix especially for the UK.

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  • Saskia Ýr Werner
  • 09-13-20

Detailed but highly US focussed

This book was well written and detailed, but as I live in Australia I was looking for something I could apply here. One of the reviews said they were Australian and this book was great which is why I decided to get it. Although there is a lot of good information in this book it’s very specific to the United States. Would definitely recommend it for American property investors, not so much for anyone anywhere else in the world.

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  • Jason
  • 07-29-19

awesome book

I am from Australia and read a number of books but this book is probably the best book I have read so far.

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  • Simon Thomas
  • 08-09-19

loved it

loved it, loved his attitude and the simplicity to everything. very imformative, all in all a top read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-20

Motivation

Good book. Gained a few things from it however not 100% relevant as I’m from New Zealand.
Certainly gave me some motivation though.
Thank you.

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  • Drew Bursey
  • 09-23-20

Great Book!

I learned so much about property investing! I'm looking forward to putting it into practice!

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  • Joshua
  • 05-05-20

needs a visual representation of plans and strats

please add a summary pdf or link to a summary on your website please. if you change this I'll be happy to change my review. The reason I ask for this because it is hard to keep track of the numbers in. chapter 3 and 4. I am currently still working through the book great stuff so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

Great listen brandon is a natural for audiobooks

Very good, thouroughly enjoyed went deep into the maths and good anecdotes,defintely recommend a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-20

I think I'd this better if I lived in the USA.

All though much of the advice is universal I felt there were too many references to American laws and lingo. I don't think this was made clear enough in the title.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-20

Good content, too much promotion

Has a lot of useful insights and works through the numbers.

However, if i had a dollar for everytime the author mentioned his company. BiggerPockets.com then I don't think I'd need creative financing to fund my real estate journey

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  • Sir yugoneathatalot.
  • 11-12-19

great info

great info for realestate investing for beginners. Well worth the listen and narrated well to keep you listening.