Practical, real-world advice for those looking to build wealth and cash flow through rental properties!
The Book on Rental Property Investing, written by real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner, contains in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You'll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, much more!
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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.
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.
"Not an edited book!"
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.
"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.
If it had actually been edited. The starts and stops are distracting.
The Jordan Spieth-like choke while trying narrate his own book.
See prior answer.
I'm writing this only an hour in. Let me get back to you.
This is embarrassing. Who said this was ok to release un-edited?
"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.
"The book seems decent but the reading is awful."
I would consider reading another book but no more audio books thank you.
The time in one of the earlier sections where Brandon stumbled over his line and restarted the sentence no less than three times.
His enunciation is very poor and the recording is completely unedited.
Someone who is a beginner/novice real estate investor that has a lot of patience for a terrible performance.
Just pay for a professional read or at a minimum edit the current performance.
"Hard to take advice from the unscrupulous edit."
Decent content... I just wish he would take a moment to edit his work so I don't think he's an idiot with no attention to detail.
"Awesome book full of deep dives into real estate investing"
This book is a very thorough and realistic view into the numbers and procedures to successfully invest in real estate. It will be a book that you continue to refer back to every step of the way as you begin your real estate investing journey.
"Deep understanding of the basics and mindset"
I've been in real estate for 15 yrs and investing for 10 and a national speaker on the topic I can say that there are multiple ways to be a "real estate investor" and this book will highlight the Residential Rental type of investing which I personally think everyone should own at least one rental if not many more. This book is great for entrepreneurs looking to enhance their mindset and know how in a step by step manner for residential rental property ownership. If that is what you're looking for then buy the book, you will love it.
This book is a great resource. I have properties already and still learned much. Not the Rah Rah resource that many books seem to be. Lots of great substance.
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