Investors, need to restock your CRE library? Whether you’re looking to get expert advice, learn something from the pros, or pick up a few new strategies; investors can’t go wrong with a great read.

Here’s a list of the 6 best books on real estate investing:

1. Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate: How to Successfully Build Wealth and Grow Passive Income from Your Rental Properties by Doug Marshall

In his popular book, Doug Marshall masterfully outlines the commercial investment process.

Marshall shows readers the ropes and even shares his six best tips on maintaining profitable assets. Reading this book will give you insight into when it’s best to move forward with a deal – and also when it’s a good idea to pass.

We love this book because it’s direct, straightforward, and incredibly insightful.

2. More than Cashflow: The Risks and Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing by Julie Broad

Don’t think that investment is all fun and games – it’s an industry that comes with its fair share of risks.

Julie Broad is reminding us all of the honest realities of commercial real estate investment and what it means to make it your full-time gig. Both novice and professional investors alike can gain a lot from Broad’s shared stories and advice.

We love how accessible and easy to digest the information is.

3. Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Remote investing poses a large challenge for commercial investors.

Dealing with assets in another state or country is a completely different ball game – but its ability to expand your portfolio makes can make it worth it. Greene is giving readers strategies and tips to navigate through long-distance deals and also pave the way for long term success.

We love how this book addresses a common pain point felt by commercial investors across the board.

4. Real Estate Investing Gone Bad by Phil Pustejovsky

If you’re wondering what not to do during an investment deal, check out Doug Marshall’s book. Real Estate Investing Gone Bad covers 21 true stories about when commercial property deals took a turn for the worst. By learning from others’ mistakes, readers can avoid potential troubles and losses.

We love this book because it portrays real-life examples of the dark side of property investing.

5. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

Investors who are looking to maximize profits and establish high returns on your commercial investments will appreciate Gary Keller’s book.

Keller spent years compiling the stories of hundreds of property investors, and the results lie in The Millionaire Real Estate Investor. It’s a must-read for anyone looking for a crash-course on commercial investments.

We love this book for its authenticity and pro-tips to optimize every transaction.

6. The ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken Mcelroy

Ken Mcelroy is taking all new investors under his wing in his popular book.

The ABCs provides a basic outline of what you can expect out of real estate investments and how you can set yourself up for success. Readers will get deal-boosting advice that helps to build a strong and stable portfolio.

We love how understandable yet sophisticated this read is.

Happy reading! Which real estate books are on your list?

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