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One of the best ways to acquire new knowledge and hear new perspectives is by reading a book. Books have the ability to transport you to other worlds, or teach you about something you didn’t know about before. If you’re interested in real estate, or you’re a real estate professional, reading a book on the topic can give you loads of new insight that can help you go further than you ever thought you could. Here are a few great books to check out if you’re interested in real estate.

The ABCS of Real Estate Investing – Ken McElroy

If you’re totally new to the real estate industry or you’re someone who is thinking of making a career pivot, this is likely the book for you. This title gives you all the basic information you need to put you on the path toward being a real estate pro such as negotiating deals, how to find and evaluate properties, and how to increase your income through various property management tools amongst other things. The author has over 26 years of experience in the field, and does a wonderful job of sharing his own experience and knowledge with newcomers.

The Book On Flipping House – J Scott

Some people get into real estate because to play a long game, while others are trying to make a quick buck. If you’re trying to make money fast, one of the best ways to do so is by flipping houses. If you’ve never flipped a house, you might want to check out The Book On Flipping Houses. Author J Scott is a professional flipper who developed his own system for finding properties worth flipping, and then fixing them up without eating into his own profit margin before reselling them for a large profit. Reading this book will teach you everything you need to know about flipping, whether it’s a one time thing or your main source of income.

Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing – Dough Marshal, CCIM

If you’re a real estate professional who focuses on selling houses, you might think you know everything. The fact of the matter is that commercial real estate is a completely different beast, and you likely have a lot to learn. That’s where this book comes in. Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing will teach you all the basics of the industry by teaching you six laws of real estate investing that will help you achieve maximum profit. You’ll also learn how to determine whether or not it’s the right time to buy a commercial property as well as how to position an investment for optimal cash flow over a long period of time, amongst other things.