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America's most trusted real estate investing mentor and coach, Phil Pustejovsky, shows you step by step how to be a real estate investor, regardless of how much money you have, your credit rating, or your experience level. This audiobook was created for anyone looking for an easy to follow guide on real estate investment in today's market.

©2012 Phil Pustejovsky (P)2012 Phil Pustejovsky

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snake oil

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Please don't waste your time on this book. I am an active real estate investor and this guy comes off like a snake oil salesman. I tried to force myself to listen to the whole thing but just couldn't get more than 60% of the way through. <br/><br/>Instead of this, please read, in this order, Investing in Real Estate by Gary Eldred, Trump Strategies for Real Estate by George Ross, and Loopholes of Real Estate by Garrett Sutton and Robert Kiyosaki (I'm not a big fan of the Rich Dad stuff, but this one has some good info at times)

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Zachary
  • Kaysville, UT, United States
  • 05-26-13

One Big Sales Pitch

What disappointed you about How to be a Real Estate Investor?

He wrote this book in order to convince you to buy all of his other real estate coaching stuff.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Book!

As a real estate investor myself for many years, this book is right on the money. I wish I would have read this book when I first got started.

The author shares the real world of real estate investing in a very accurate and entertaining format. I listened to the audio version and since the author was also the narrator, I got to hear the author's intent as well which made a big difference for me. He is a great speaker, actually, and kept my focus the whole time. You won't get bored, that's for sure!

There are a ton of books out there about real estate. What makes this one different is that the author covers the whole spectrum of investing, from flipping to long term rentals, to everything in between. Phil condenses a huge topic into an easy-to-follow format so that the reader can make there own decision on what angle of the real estate game they want to go into. I'm used to books where the author is trying to convince you to invest in a particular way; like wholesaling, or foreclosures, or whatever. Phil doesn't do that. In fact, he points out the pros and cons of each style. Which was quite illuminating to me because there was a lot of misconceptions I had about certain techniques.

I'm what I would consider to be an expert at investing these days and I got a whole bunch of golden nuggets out of this book. Those brand new to real estate will get a ton out of this book. I think this is a must read for anyone looking to get into real estate.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Motivational Book full of Innovative Ideas

It is a great motivational book on real estate.
There are a number of innovative steps in the book, especially regarding obtaining finance, that were new to me.
Most of the chapters in the book are actually covered in Phil's free videos on his website & YouTube, so it did not offer a lot beyond what Phil kindly makes available for free.
For a fifth star, I would like to see a revised edition with an appendix/a second book with checklists, concrete examples with calculations, and more details so that I can take these learnings and apply them more easily.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Better Than I Expected

Where does How to be a Real Estate Investor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is definitely the best real estate audiobook I've ever listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

The author gives the nitty gritty details. The good, the bad and the ugly. He tells it like it is and doesn't add any fluff.

What does Phil Pustejovsky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His emotion, personality and enthusiasm. When you hear the pain in his voice when he is describing how he went homeless, you can really feel what it was like for him back then.

What did you learn from How to be a Real Estate Investor that you would use in your daily life?

I'm just getting started in real estate investing so I learned so much about it. The main thing I took away is now I know which direction in real estate I want to go. I was getting confused and lost with all the different advice I was getting out there. This book integrated everything for me so now I am confident as to where I am going with investing.

Any additional comments?

Loved this audiobook. Would recommend it to anyone looking to be a real estate investor.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 10-02-13

Lit a fire under me!

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I've been studying real estate investing for over a year now. Read probably 10 books. This one however motivated me to give off my ass and take the next step. Can learn everything by reading sometimes you have to get out there and do it!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Sales pitch

What disappointed you about How to be a Real Estate Investor?

Like most books on this subject, no actual information is given, it's all about hyping you up so you'll buy the package they want to sell for $4,500

What could Phil Pustejovsky have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Tell me tips I can use

What three words best describe Phil Pustejovsky’s performance?

Hype man extraordinare

What character would you cut from How to be a Real Estate Investor?

The hype

Any additional comments?

Please suggest a book on the subject that gives you information you can use.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Pleasantly Surprised

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As a real estate agent, I rarely recommend the investing books I read to my fellow agent friends. This one is different. This guy actually gets it right. I guess because he is a Realtor himself, he really does know what he is talking about. I'd recommend to anyone looking to get into real estate investing.

What did you like best about this story?

Phil tells the truth about the real world of real estate; both the good and the bad.

Any additional comments?

This book isn't going to be the only book you'll ever need to read on real estate. For example, the author doesn't go into the ultra fine details of how to find the very best deals, how to structure the contracts, etc. The author points out why he didn't do it that way and I definitely understand where he is coming from. That would make the book several hundred pages more...perhaps he is setting up for a 2nd book? All in all, if you want to successfully and wisely invest in real estate, read this book. You won't be disappointed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Scott
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 11-23-12

Good story teller, but mostly stories

What would have made How to be a Real Estate Investor better?

This book has many stories that are not typical real estate deals but make the author look like a genius. All the deals work out very favorable to him.

What could Phil Pustejovsky have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The author needs to add more facts and normal examples. I have made offers on many homes and none have excepted $1 down to hold it. He makes it sound like this normal business.

What didn’t you like about Phil Pustejovsky’s performance?

He spends more time telling you not to trust anyone but him than I have read in many books.

Any additional comments?

Skip this book if you are wanting real world advice on how to invest in residential homes. Look for a better author and book. If you want a good story telling this book is that.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

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LIFE CHANGING!

Loved it! Will be re-reading as many times as possible on my real estate journey! A true gold mine of knowledge.