Launching a career in real estate takes more knowledge than just real estate principles, finance, and law. If you’re serious about becoming a real estate agent, broker, or investor, invest some time in learning more about the practical aspects of real estate.
There are hundreds of books worth reading, but here are 5 that will give you an insider’s look at the real estate industry. Whether you audiobook, browse the cliff notes, or outright read these books, even before you get your real estate license you will:
Here are the top 5 books for aspiring real estate agents, brokers and investors.
Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is about taking your real estate career to the next level. But it’s an important read early in your real estate career because it forces you to see the big picture and think long-term. Gary Keller is the founder of Keller Williams so his success speaks for himself, although the beauty of his book(s) is that he is a master of breaking down processes so that they are easy to digest.
This book will give you a millionaire agent mindset. First you’ll learn how to think like a millionaire. Then you’ll learn how to become one through real estate sales.
Pro Tip: This book is filled with graphs and mind maps so keep that in mind before you buy it on audio.
Although this book is nearly 20 years old, the it still has great topics that stand the test of time. The book is very motivational and its help any real estate professional to think differently than a salaried employee. This is an important point to understand and to get comfortable with as you break into this industry.
This book is great for getting you to think outside the box and will can help get you motivated with a great mindset shift.
This book can seem boring at times but once you complete reading the book you realize how powerful it is. There are so many examples of how to systemize your business so you are not constantly working as the owner, employee, assistant, etc.
It truly gives you a high level view of how to lay the groundwork for your business so you are not trapped inside of it forever. Fundamental takeaways that are valuable for real estate agents so you can become a successful business owner, not just an “agent”.
Pro Tip: This book was a great read but at the very least give the audio version a try.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, or in this case by its name. This is an extremely honest book and it really teaches you how to become a better communicator. It will likely give you insight on how you communicate, and in turn will help you understand how to better approach most every situation.
If you were to highlight the text for every important line you wanted to take away form this book, its likely 80% of it would be highlighted. Its worth the read or re-visiting if you have already read it in the past.
This book is a great read to nurture your mind with positive thoughts as you start to create your business. It reads very easily and is peppered with many examples of success that will empower you.
This book teaches you the philosophy of people who have learned how to get rich. The book will also provide you with action points that will help you throughout your entire career.
Pro Tip: This book was written over 80 years ago and although we highly recommend reading it, do not overlook this book and at the very least give it a listen via audio.
The act of reading, particularly engaged reading, as opposed to the mechanics of reading, is a powerful predictor of life success by any measure. It is the best predictor of who goes to university regardless of socio-economic background. It is the best predictor of life income, career options, even life partner choices.
Studies show that the act of reading, particularly engaged reading, is a powerful predictor of a person's life success. It will make you a better reader, writer, and overall communicator. Reading truly is a way to hack years worth of life knowledge in just a few hours by simply picking up a book or tuning in over audio while you are in your car.
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