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The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  777 ratings  ·  35 reviews
The Real Book of Real Estate is the one book, the Bible, of real estate advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens of the real estate market and come out on top.The only thing better than one real estate expert helping you invest and win is twenty real estate experts with that same mission. For the first time ever ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Vanguard Press (first published May 1st 2009)
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Carrie Elizabeth Rundhaug
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of information and gives the reader an understanding of the process of investing in Real Estate. This is part of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, and Mr. Kiyosaki doesn't fail us. Kiyosaki brings together some of the brightest minds in their various fields. Each chapter is filled to the brim of information and is easily understandable. The most important point made throughout the entire book is how important it is to have a great team. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Tao Lee
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend!

Note to myself: Never make any deals with anyone you do not trust. Don't make the mistake of putting your real estate rentals into an S corp. or C corp. Hire REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, not just ATTORNEY. Make the deal - no matter how long it takes (at the meeting). Having a general contractor run the show is a good idea. You should never attempt to manage your own construction, no matter how well you think you can do it. If you are an investor, remain an investor. Ask, even if you th
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Easily the best Kiyosaki book.
John Fletcher
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Good overview. Kinda covers everything so it doesn't really cover anything very well. It's my first real estate book but I would recommend for a beginning reference book. ...more
Jose Batista
Feb 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Vanity Fair
This is not a book, it is merely a compilation of self-promotion articles of the author's buddies.
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
If your thumbprints are on real estate get your fingerprints all over this book and take notes. Lots of gems that will provide insight and speak to you directly.

Pearls of Wisdom "Things my ear picked up on"

People who do not fail also don't succeed
Four green houses turn into a red hotel "Monopoly"
Look for don't wanters and the real estate they don't want
Who works harder you or your money?
I work hard at making money working hard for me
Her kindness is extraordinary
Is it cash flow or cash out?
Cade Mclaughlin
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very great book and highly recommended. This is a great read for beginners as it does not dig deep into details but gives you the right mindset to get started with anything real estate. The book is a Robert Kiyosaki book, which is one of the greatest authors of all time in my opinion. His team also helps write the book, so it gives the reader multiple points of views which is what I like most about it. The biggest thing this book teaches you is the importance of teamwork and trusting your team i ...more
Joanna Trelawny
May 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent book for real estate entrepreneurs written by people who have gone out and done everything they are teaching. Every chapter is clear and well written. There are lots of practical nuggets too. Some of the information is USA-specific and not applicable to the UK but nonetheless, it remains an important part of my reference library.
Karen Briscoe
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Achieve a higher level of success in your real estate business and life by reading this book. Inspiration and information from 22 of Robert Kiyosaki's real estate experts.--Karen Briscoe, author and podcast host 5 Minute Success ...more
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Good for overviews of the varying aspects of real estate. Not a great starter book. The last chapter (less than 10% of the whole book left a longer impact for me than most other chapters. Could see revisiting it after building a base knowledge being valuable.
Ben Harriman
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great book, love the detail with simplicity. it gets in to more complex and larger deals which I love.
Uzair Ansari
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the very knowledgeable book i would share to my friends
An Thai
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Very boring. But this is a treasure box full of golden nuggets. Just very hard to digest
Dec 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Pure garbage.
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: stopped
Very thorough. A lot of it was on topics I didn't care about so I skipped a lot. Wasn't a very compelling listen though, so I didn't finish it. ...more
Obada Alzghool
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it
An ok book. I had higher hopes of better content considering it is a +15 hours listen. In my opinion, the fact that practically there are 21 authors who contributed to this book made it more of mediocre where it is not really for beginners or advanced real estate investors.
For next investment:
Cash flow is defined by the operating income = rent - operating costs (repairs and etc.).

Non-operating income includes financing transactions which are any money flowing to or from the b
Jun 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: real-estate
This book is very general, but gives insight to many different types of real estate deals. Almost every contributor mentions the importance of building a great team and outsourcing most of the responsibility. While the stories were interesting and it was filled with lots of useful tidbits, the book is more of a motivational item than a manual for investing. In the final chapter Robert was subtly trying to sell his courses and other books of his.

Useful tidbits:
Stay local, and actively navigate th
Nola Redd
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up as I started re-reading Kiyosaki's other books and realized just how prolific an author he has become! While I enjoy the rest of his work, I think this is probably the best and most helpful book he has out, simply because of the vast array of perspectives it includes. Some of the essays dealt with a range I wasn't really interested in - but I read them and generally found something that related to the aspect of real estate investing that I *am* interested in pursuing. At the sam ...more
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
good book all round covering many important aspects wof real estate with well deserving and expert millionaires covering each section with guest experiences from donald trump n enjoyed reading and learning about the different methods and type of real estate investing with relevant experts in the field...however not the typical 5 star fav i normally enjoy from kiyosaki..well deserve the proce..but kinda covered alot and not homed into one good strategy itself..but then again..its the REAL ...more
Gemma Alexander
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: money
I really like Kiyosaki's take on money and I think he's a lot more readable than most personal finance authors. But this book was a collection of essays by other people, and the point was pretty much just to build his brand and keep something new on the shelves. It didn't really add much to my understanding of investing. ...more
Tim Jones
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book gives a great overview of the advantages of investing in real estate, along with the many different types of real estate investments that are out there! Really good for people just starting out to see what's out there and what is most interesting to them. I really liked the chapters on single family homes, tax liens, and exchanges. Very informative book! ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
3 Faults on this book:
- First, it covers way too many real estate topics
- Second, the level of depth in which each topic is covered is extremely uneven: for some topics, there's some specific, actionable advise (say, for example, when covering 1031 Exchanges); but for others, it was just a general overview
- Third, he includes both Trump's and 2 of Trump's sons advise

Frank Deschain
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: real-estate
Clarifies some of the more esoteric rules regarding real estate. Although the author's personal life is constantly called into question(bankruptcy, "scam artist!accusations"), it definitely does make you think different about the financial system that we are born into. ...more
Jason Denison
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an awesome book. I loved hearing from all the different people and their personal experiences and expertise. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to be a real estate investor. Robert has changed the way I think about money and work.
Erik Similkier
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This one is in my collection and a good reference
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the how-to book to read! It has everything. Big or small, buildings our land , development, read it!
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mastermind
Great book. It might be a little too deep for beginners, however there is still a lot that can be learned.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
There is a ton of great information in this book. I'll be reading it again soon. ...more
Cory J
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Long but AWESOME
Ishan Sharma
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Its a complete guide of learning all about real estate; this time written by all the real estate advisor's of Rich Dad Kiyosaki. Great! ...more
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