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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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.
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.
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?
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Learned a lot."
even though I am already an investor, and own numerous properties, I really enjoyed this. I learned things I didn't know. Well worth my time. Thanks!
"Unprofessional. I would be embarrassed to be him."
Content is decent, but it is completely unedited. He literally messes up and stops reading, says something about how he messed up and takes a deep breath and says, let's try that again. he talks to himself like this a few times.
I get that these things can't happen in one straight shot but to not edit out these hiccups and then in turn publish for a profit?! silly. laughable, really. it would have been unprofessional for a FREE audiobook
"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.
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