The list is seeming endless today regarding the number of people fighting for your undivided attention to show you how to be a real estate investor. Before taking action on any of their advice, whether it’s paid or free advice, I’d recommend researching their track record and current standing as a real estate investor. In more instances than you can probably imagine, the real estate investing education industry is saturated with “experts” that allege to know a bunch, yet come up a little short on the doing. There are two types of people in the real estate investing education industry…
Ongoing education is important to stay ahead of the competition in any profession, and real estate investing is no different. Below are ten books in no particular order that I have found to be “game changers.” The more you learn, the more you earn. Enjoy!
The lottery and real estate investing have two things in common. First, you’ve got to be in it to win it! Second, the silver bullet!
Real Estate Investing can be quite tricky if you don’t know the ropes. Some even actually think that there are sure-fire ways to easily earn profit from this trade. There are tons of free video and audio courses, infomercials, books and even seminars about how to get started and succeed in Real Estate Investing, but trying to learn it all at once will not only get you frustratingly confused, you might even go crazy!
Many believe real estate investing is for people with plenty of cash in the bank and super credit scores. That belief couldn’t be further from the truth, not to mention devastating to realizing your real estate investing potential. There is more to real estate investing than the conventional approach of bank financing and 20% cash down payments. The world of “creative” real estate investing is a world of which anyone can participate regardless of money and credit resources. In order for it to work for you, you’ll have to make a decision to work “it.” You’ll be taking a step from the grandstands to the court. If you’re like most, you’re taking this step because for one reason or another you’ve decided working for someone else is no longer for you and you know you’re capable of more.
The Secret to Investing You Won’t Learn at a Seminar, and it’s Spelled A.B.E.
A.B.E. is the secret to real estate investing becoming a full-time gig for you!
When I changed my thoughts about what it means to be financially independent, I found myself on track to actually reach “financial independence” in just a few years… as opposed to the 40+ years instilled in my mind by “traditional” thinking. I’m going to suggest you start thinking about your financial future a little differently, as well.
“Where to start if you have no money to do so?” is one of the most common questions I get. What’s tragic is it is probably the most common question not asked, as well. Fear of the unknown stops people dead in their tracks and they never get started in the most lucrative industry in the world. Fear’s biggest adversary is “confidence,” and with this post it is my intention to instill some confidence in you so that you can move forward and begin to enjoy all of the time-freedom and money-freedom that successful real estate investing can provide.