Recommended Books


We’ve gathered together a selection of the most helpful books we’ve found about careers in real estate, real estate investing, money, and finance, as well some of the motivational and self-help books that we’ve found very helpful.

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Books for Real Estate Professionals

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent: It’s Not About the Money…It’s About Being the Best You Can Be! by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan

Your Successful Real Estate Career by Kenneth W. Edwards

The Honest Real Estate Agent: A Training Guide for a Successful First Year and Beyond as a Real Estate Agent by Mario Jannatpour

If You’re Not Having Fun Selling Real Estate, You’re Not Doing it Right by Jennifer Allan

Sell with Soul: Creating an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate without Losing Your Friends, Your Principles or Your Self-Respect by Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn

Starting & Succ​eeding in Real Estate by Mark Nash

6 Steps to 7 Figures: A Real Estate Professional’s Guide to Building Wealth and Creating Your Own Destiny by Pat Hiban

How To Become a Power Agent in Real Estate : A Top Industry Trainer Explains How to Double Your Income in 12 Months by Darryl Davis

Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies by Dirk Zeller

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Success as a Real Estate Agent by Marilyn Sullivan

Make Millions Selling Real Estate: Earning Secrets of Top Agents by Jim Remley

How to Make $100,000+ Your First Year as a Real Estate Agent by Darryl Davis

Your First Year in Real Estate, 2nd Ed.: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional by Dirk Zeller

The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents: It’s Your Time to Rise and Shine by Hal Elrod, Michael J Maher & Michael Reese

Endless Referrals by Bob Burg

The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy

Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff & Stan Humphries

SOLD! A Proven Social Media Strategy for Generating Real Estate Leads by Darren K Tunstall & Scott Cameron Smith

Real Estate Rainmaker: Guide to Online Marketing by Dan Gooder Richard

The Champion Real Estate Agent: Get to the Top of Your Game and Knock Sales Out of the Park by Dirk Zeller

Real Estate Prospecting: The Ultimate Resource Guide by Loren K. Keim

Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan

1,200 Great Sales Tips for Real Estate Professionals by Realtor Magazine, Christina Hoffmann Spira & Mariwyn Evans

The Art of Selling Real Estate by Patricia Cliff

Millionaire Real Estate Agent Makeover: First Impressions Are Your Paycheck by Aisha Jones

How to Become a Million Dollar Real Estate Agent in Your First Year: What Smart Agents Need to Know Explained Simply by Susan Smith Alvis

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms by Jack P. Friedman Ph.D., Jack C. Harris Ph.D. & J. Bruce Lindeman Ph.D.

Mega-Producer Results In Commercial Real Estate by Robert L. Herd

Selling Luxury Homes by Jack Cotton


Real Estate Investing Books

Investing in Real Estate by Gary W. Eldred

The Wall Street Journal. Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook by David Crook

Buy It, Rent It, Profit!: Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market by Bryan M. Chavis

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan

2 Years to a Million in Real Estate by Matthew Martinez

Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits by David Lindahl

Mastering Real Estate Investment: Examples, Metrics And Case Studies by Frank Gallinelli

Nothing Down for the 2000s: Dynamic New Wealth Strategies in Real Estate by Robert G. Allen

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss (Rich Dad’s Advisors) by Ken McElroy

Rich Dad’s Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals by Ken McElroy

The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals (Rich Dad’s Advisors) by Ken McElroy

Rich Dad’s Real Estate Advantages: Tax and Legal Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investors by Sharon L. Lechter & Garrett Sutton

Loopholes of Real Estate (Rich Dad’s Advisors) by Garrett Sutton

HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth by Steve Chader, Jennice Doty & Jim McKissack

Investing in Income Properties: The Big Six Formula for Achieving Wealth in Real Estate by Kenneth D. Rosen

The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide To Decisionmaking And Investment by William J. Poorvu & Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

Real Estate Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Eric Tyson & Robert S. Griswold

Invest In Apartment Buildings: Profit Without The Pitfalls by Theresa Bradley-Banta

Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry Loftis

Trump University Real Estate 101: Building Wealth With Real Estate Investments by Gary W. Eldred & Donald J. Trump

Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor by George H. Ross, Donald J. Trump & Andrew James McLean

Big Profits from Small Properties: How to Achieve Financial Independence by Investing in Real Estate by Michael E. Heeney

Investing in Apartment Buildings: Create a Reliable Stream of Income and Build Long-Term Wealth by Matthew Martinez

The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings by Steve Berges

How to Buy and Sell Apartment Buildings by Eugene E. Vollucci

The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings by Steve Berges

Make More Money Investing in Multiunits: A Step-by-Step Guide by Gregory Warr

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Co-op, Condo, or Townhouse by Ken Roth

The Real Estate Recipe: Make Millions by Buying Small Apartment Properties in Your Spare Time (Nuts & Bolts Series) by Brian K. Friedman

Apartment Buildings Today by Carles Broto

The Unofficial Guide to Managing Rental Property (Unofficial Guides) by Melissa Prandi MPM

Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth: The 4 Stages to a Lifetime of Success by William J. Poorvu

Financing Real Estate Investments For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts & Chip Cummings

Property Investment Appraisal by Andrew E. Baum, Neil Crosby

Real Estate Principles: A Value Approach (The Mcgraw-Hill/Ir​win Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) by David Ling & Wayne Archer

The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market by R. Donahue Peebles

Making Big Money Investing in Real Estate: Without Tenants, Banks, or Rehab Projects by Peter Conti & David Finkel

Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit by Peter Conti & David Finkel

Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures: Without Cash or Credit by Peter Conti & David Finkel

The Real Estate Fast Track: How to Create a $5,000 to $50,000 Per Month Real Estate Cash Flow by David Finkel

How to Be a Quick Turn Real Estate Millionaire: Make Fast Cash with No Money, Credit, or Previous Experience by Ron LeGrand & Mark Victor Hansen

How to Create Multiple Streams of Income: Buying Homes in Nice Areas With Nothing Down by Peter S. Conti & David Finkel

The Pre-Foreclosur​e Property Investor’s Kit: How to Make Money Buying Distressed Real Estate — Before the Public Auction by Thomas Lucier

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying Foreclosures by Bobbi Dempsey, Todd Beitler

How to Make Money in Real Estate in the New Economy by Matthew Martinez

The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties by J Scott, Brandon Turner & Carol Scott

Flipping Houses For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts & Joseph Kraynak

How to Buy Bank-Owned Properties for Pennies on the Dollar: A Guide To REO Investing In Today’s Market by Jeff Adams

The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures: What Smart Investors Need to Know – Explained Simply by Frankie Orlando & Marsha Ford

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts & Joseph Kraynak

Finding the Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home For the Lowest Possible Price by Adam Leitman Bailey

Cashing in on Pre-foreclosur​es and Short Sales: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Making a Fortune Even in a Down Market by Chip Cummings

Real Estate: The Sustainable Investment: Strategies for the Next Generation by Glen Sweeney, John Gordon

Streetwise Landlording & ​Property Management: Insider’s Advice on How to Own Real Estate and Manage It Profitably by Mark B. Weiss & Dan Baldwin

American Landlord: Everything U Need to Know… about Property Management by Trevor Rhodes

Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profit by Greg Perry

The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate: How to Become Wealthy in Your Spare Time by Mike Summey & Roger Dawson

Weekend Millionaire’s Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions by Mike Summey & Roger Dawson

Asset Protection for Real Estate Investorsby Clint Coons

Cash Flow for Life Create Lifelong Passive Income Through Real Estate by Michael Sarracini & Scott McGillivray

Cash Flow Now: How To Create Multiple Streams of Real Estate Income by Jim Ingersoll, Dr. David Phelps & Michael Jake

First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home by Janet Portman Attorney, Ilona Bray J.D. & Marcia Stewart

The Complete Dictionary of Real Estate Terms Explained Simply: What Smart Investors Need to Know by Jeff Haden

The Rental Property Manager’s Toolbox: A Complete Guide Including Pre-Written Forms, Agreements, Letters, And Legal Notices by Jamaine Burrell

The Complete Landlo​ Ultimate Property Management Handbook by William A. Lederer

Every Landlord’s Legal Guide by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner Attorney & Janet Portman Attorney

Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide by Stephen Fishman

Landlording: A Handymanual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do It Themselves by Leigh Robinson

Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner Attorney & Janet Portman Attorney

The Real Estate Investor’s Tax Strategy Guide by Tyler D. Kraemer & Tammy H. Kraemer

Modern Real Estate Portfolio Management by Susan Hudson-Wilson


Property Management Books

Property Management by Walt Huber

Be A Successful Property Manager by Roger Woodson

Rich Dad’s Advisors: The ABC’s of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now by Ken McElroy

Property Management by Kathryn Haupt, Inger Faraz & Dawn Henry

Property Management by Robert Kyle, Floyd Baird, Marie Spodek

Successful Property Managers: Advice and Winning Strategies from Industry Leaders (Vol. 1) by Michael Levy

Property Management Accounting: A Survival Guide for Non-Accountant​s by Marc Levetin & Michael Monteiro

Practical Apartment Management by Edward N. Kelley


Commercial Real Estate Books

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies by Peter Conti & Peter Harris

Trump University Commercial Real Estate 101: How Small Investors Can Get Started and Make It Big by David Lindahl & Donald J. Trump

Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur: What It Takes to Win in High-Stakes Commercial Real Estate by James A. Randel

The Handbook of Commercial Real Estate Investing: State of the Art Standards for Investment Transactions, asset Management, and Financial Reporting by John McMahan

How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate by John L. Bowman

Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance by Trupin/Flitner


Property Development Books

Property Development for Beginners: A Beginners Guide to Property Development by Steve Chandler

Property Development by Alan Millington

Property Development by Sara Wilkinson, Richard Reed, David Cadman

The Real Estate Developer’s Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Real Estate Development by Tanya Davis


New York City Real Estate Books

How to Buy, Sell and Rent in New York City: The Insider’s Scoop on Manhattan Apartments – A Top Broker Tells All! by Heidi Berger

Real Estate Investing in New York City: A Handbook for the Small Investor by Robert Lewis

The Sky’s the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan by Steven Gaines

The New York Co-op Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Co-ops and Condos: Getting In, Staying In, Surviving, Thriving by Sylvia Shapiro



Personal Finance Books

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness by Noah St. John & Jack Canfield

Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook by John Downes & Jordan Goodma

The Road to Wealth by Suze Orman

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko

Stop Acting Rich: …And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley

The Affluent Investor: Financial Advice to Grow and Protect Your Wealth by Phil DeMuth & Ben Stein

Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky

Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All by Russell Simmons & Chris Morrow

The Little Book That Builds Wealth: The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments by Pat Dorsey

The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money by Jonathan Clements & William J. Bernstein

The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Financial Life by Ben Stein & Phil DeMuth

The Smartest Money Book You’ll Ever Read: Everything You Need to Know About Growing, Spending, and Enjoying Your Money by Daniel R. Solin

The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards

Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor’s Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management by John J. Vento

How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? by Todd R. Tresidder

Retire Secure!: Pay Taxes Later – The Key to Making Your Money Last by James Lange & Larry King

Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s by Ed Slott, Jared Trexler & John McCarty

How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire by Stan Hinden

The Wealthy Code; What the Wealthy Know About Money That Most People Will Never Know! by George Antone

Millionaire’s Notebook: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Success by Steven K. Scott

Charles Schwab’s New Guide to Financial Independence Completely Revised and Updated : Practical Solutions for Busy People by Charles Schwab

It Pays to Talk: How to Have the Essential Conversations with Your Family About Money and Investing by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz & Charles Schwab

Rich Like Them: My Door-to-Door Search for the Secrets of Wealth in America’s Richest Neighborhoods by Ryan D’Agostino

Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On: The Wealth-Accumul​ation Secrets of America’s Richest Families by Catherine S. McBreen & George H. Walper Jr.

The Millionaire’s Secrets: Life Lessons in Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher

The Secrets of Wealth: The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Fabio Marciano, Mike Litman

Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection by Christopher R. Jarvis & David B. Mandell