The best way to succeed in investment is to learn from the strategies (and mistakes) that other investors have made. And while it’s easy and free to learn from the investors in your network, your network has limited knowledge.
Utilize your network, but also consider reading books about investment—or at least consider listening to them. I am guilty of spending a lot of time in my car driving to meetings or to check out new investments.
I like to take advantage of that time to listen to Audible, Amazon’s audiobook service. It turns the time I used to waste in the car into some of the most educational points of my week. And it’s not exclusively relevant to car rides, you can use the app on a train, plane, at the gym, or really, anywhere.
While Rich Dad Poor Dad is on every new real estate investor’s list of must-listens, you might struggle to figure out which of the other 290 investment books in the Audible archive to listen to next. Consider this list I’ve curated by comparing listener reviews for real estate investment books. Make it your new year’s resolution to listen to the top six real estate investment Audible books for 2019.
6. The New Investor’s Guide to Owning a Mobile Home Park
This book has withstood the test of time and maintained a high rating since its in late 2013. The book was written by Laura Cochran and has earned a 4.5 star rating based on 82 reviews.
The four-hour book details why mobile home park ownership is a good investment and provides step by step instructions on how to buy and manage your own park.
You can purchase this guide to mobile home investment for 1 Audible credit, $10.46 for Audible members, or $14.95 for non-members.
5. The Book on Negotiating Real Estate
This book not only has the most ratings of any book on our list, it has more reviews than all the other books combined. This means that while the book is only the fifth highest ranked on our list, a much larger quantity of investors has listened to its advice and found it valuable.
It deals with expert strategies for getting the best deals when buying and selling investment properties. The book is filled with anecdotes that highlight strong negotiation and instructions on how to emulate them.
You can purchase The Book on Negotiating Real Estate by J Scott, Mark Ferguson, and Carol Scott for 1 Audible credit, the member price of $13.96 or $19.95.
4. High Cash Flow Real Estate Investing: Learn the Secrets to Creating Hassle-Free Profitable Cash Flows in Real Estate Investing
This book highlights the importance of knowing your local market and how to expand beyond it in order to create simple and profitable cash flows in real estate investing.
This book includes both volumes of the series. It lasts for an hour and 45 minutes. It has earned a 4.8 star review based on 33 ratings. You can purchase it for 1 Audible credit, $4.96 as an audible member and $6.95 for non-members. You may also want to consider ValleyWide Real Estate Investment’s other audiobook on flipping houses, which is similarly priced and has also earned strong reviews.
3. Real Estate Investing: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Rental Property Empire for Beginners
This book has earned a 4.9 star rating based on the reviews of 22 people. It provides instructions on real estate wholesaling, property management, and financial freedom. It includes advice on negotiating techniques, financing sources, how to add value to your investments, and proven ways to find reliable tenants, in addition to other suggestions.
The audiobook is more than five hours long and was written by Brandon Anderson. You can purchase the book for 1 Audible credit, $13.96 for Audible members, and $19.95 for non-members.
2. Real Estate Investing: How to Make Your Riches from Rental Properties and Flipping Houses, and Build Passive Income by Mastering the Property Investment Game
This late-2018 book aims to help listeners journey to financial freedom by giving them a basic understanding of the market and market strategies. The book walks a new investor through their first deal and helps investors take advantage of the flipping trend.
The book is only three hours long and was written by Bradley Watson. It earned 4.9 stars on Audible based on 23 ratings. The lowest reviews were four stars, but all three reviewers left positive feedback within their commentary. Many reviewers commented on the strong strategies within the book and how helpful the book is for beginners.
You Can Purchase Real Estate Investing: How to Make Your Riches from Rental Properties and Flipping Houses, and Build Passive Income by Mastering the Property Investment Game for 1 Audible credit, $10.46 if you’re an Audible member, and $14.96 for non-members.
1. Passive Income: Passive Income Strategies to Start Making Money with Little to No Investment
A short, three-hour listen, this book, by Joseph Samson is the only real estate investment book to earn 5 stars on the platform. It has earned 25 reviews thus far. The book provides investors with a comprehensive path toward buying and holding real estate. It’s particularly helpful for new investors looking to transcend perceived socioeconomic class.
You can purchase the book, which was released in November of last year, for 1 credit, the Audible member price of $10.46, or the non-member price of $14.95.