Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Real Estate Investing Series, Book 1
By: G. Smith
Narrated by: Michael Ahr
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In cart

Publisher's Summary

Have you tried real estate investing books before? Perhaps you are tired of the information they leave out? Real estate investing is a hot topic, with everyone believing they can make money in the market. It makes sense that you want a step-by-step plan on how to invest. But you do need to start somewhere.

This book is created for individuals who know little to nothing about the market or even how it works. Throughout these minutes are answers to questions you may have had.

The real estate market can be a wonderful way to make extra income. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successful in investing in the market and making a profit. Their profits differ. Some individuals have become millionaires simply by leveraging real estate. Other individuals have taken their dream vacation, but nothing else remarkable has changed in their life. Others have lost horribly and hate investing in the market.

Your success is dependent upon how you approach real estate investing. If you approach it like a business, where you know the history of the market and the various pieces that make up the market, then you will be successful.

In this book you will learn:

  • A short background on the basics of the real estate market
  • How different real estate deals work
  • Types of real estate investments you can make

As an added bonus you will also learn:

  • Where and how to begin investing in real estate
  • The types and purposes of different real estate investments
  • Easiest investments for beginners
  • Tips for things you should and should not do

Investing in real estate leaves you with many questions. You will discover answers to the most basic questions, as well as a few suggestions for how to begin investing. If you have no knowledge of real estate, follow the advice given to you and invest when you are ready - not because you are hurrying to make a quick buck.

©2016 Davis Allen, LLC (P)2016 Davis Allen, LLC
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

worth recommending

Any additional comments?

Impressive! I really enjoyed reading this book and found it had lots of great tips especially on learning how to see if a seller is truly indeed ready to sell their home and what to look for with what they say and do. Time is always important and no one wants to waste time on sellers who do not pan out and the tips were excellent to weed out real potential sellers. Really worth recommending!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

So-so

I suppose I shouldn't have expected more, considering the price and length. It's more of an appendix.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great strategy guide for beginners like me!

Would you listen to Real Estate Investing for Beginners again? Why?

Yes. I can gain knowledge in investing and might used it in a future.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Real Estate Investing for Beginners?

The real estate market can be a wonderful way to make extra income. It has a short background on the basics of the real estate market.

What about Michael Ahr’s performance did you like?

All!

Any additional comments?

This is for individuals who know little about the market or even how it works. This will help you earn a lot of money. The author give tips for things you should and should not do in order for you to make it properly and be successful in the field. Other individuals have taken their vacation, some remarkably has changed their life. Others have lost horribly and hate investing in the market. But our success depends upon how you approach real estate investing. If you approach it like a business, have some knowledge on it of the market and the various pieces that make up the market, then you will be successful. Follow the advice given and invest when you are ready!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Interested book about real estate

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

YES.. This book is full of practical tips, techniques and common sense advice!

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one in this book, not really relevant.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I like this idea. Own a property rent it and build some passive income from it. It sounds like a dream, but after reading this book it's like something I want to do in my future.
One thing I would say is, back ground in real estate is important. Writers of books always assume you now how and where to do things, like pull comps. I am a level ZERO! I'm not saying I did not get anything out of this book, because, I definitely did! The information in negotiations is still relevant today..Very good idea with an easy explanation in this book.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not a good book

Would you try another book from G. Smith and/or Michael Ahr?

No.

Has Real Estate Investing for Beginners turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

What three words best describe Michael Ahr’s performance?

Obvious, Nonsensical,Silly

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


I understand that this is a book for beginners, and I have no complaints about listening to things I already know, but much of the writing is so poorly worded. Like "PMI protects the lender so that even though the down payment is not 20% it can make your monthly payment higher and this will reduce the cash flow". There are so many better ways to say that.

After getting through the whole thing ( a little over an hour) I couldn't believe this was a real book. My kids could write a better book than this, without exaggeration.

It's full of unsupported "facts", like "according to a survey..." without referencing the survey.

Based on this book I can no longer trust the reviews on Audible, which were a big factor in purchasing it. Somehow there are 14 reviews averaging 4.4/5.

I will say that the narrator is actually pretty good. I would definitely listen to other books he narrates.


Any additional comments?

If I had more time I would share more of the ridiculous writing, because it's kind of fun. Things like:

"The end story for each of these is that it doesn't matter who you talk to, or what you do in order to get the property sold. You are most likely going to end up with a profit because you are selling a property and helping someone out. Do not give up on what you are trying to do or else you are going to end up giving up on your investment and losing money.

"There are are going to be minimum requirements for everything that is going to cause you to possibly have to think of another way that you can get into the real estate investing game."

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The best Real Estate Investing book on the market

Any additional comments?

I have come to really love this author and narrator combo, and feel that this duo teamed up again to make another amazing creation. This book really helped me to understand Real Estate Investing in ways that I never thought I could.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great book for real estate investing beginners

Any additional comments?

Being completely new to real estate investing, I really liked this book because it made me feel like I had a great chance of success. Everything was clear, concise and easy to understand, which ultimately makes me give this book 5 stars.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Earning Extra income!

What did you love best about Real Estate Investing for Beginners?

I love the part where it discusses the types and purposes of different real estate investments. Very helpful and many ideas that can be adapted in terms of the business.

What other book might you compare Real Estate Investing for Beginners to and why?

So far nothing to be compared too. Unique and very interesting audio book to listen.

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

The type of narration that you will surely be interested of. A good quality of voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The audio book makes me realize how investment and business very important. The things I should make and want are the DON'ts also are clear tips on the book.

Any additional comments?

I am very happy to share this to my partner in business. It is small one but it all started small. Thanks to this book for HELPFUL and very interesting guide.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Useful Book To Learn Real Estate Investing

What did you love best about Real Estate Investing for Beginners?

It has lot of useful information about this business

What was one of the most memorable moments of Real Estate Investing for Beginners?

The Chapter 7th is really amazing about How to find the rental property

Have you listened to any of Michael Ahr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

It is Good

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Excellent Strategies

Any additional comments?

Real estate investing is a good choice for the business as it has a lot of potentials. This book has opened my eyes up to a lot of financial ways to make money. It tells you about the pros and cons in the business and what/who to watch out for in the business. With this book, you will definitely gain great knowledge in the profession.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Guide!

Awesome guide for newbies like me. Glad I checked this one out before getting started. Saved me both time and money. Nicely done!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for veronica
  • veronica
  • 07-07-17

Really helpful.

Any additional comments?

Awesome guide for newbies like me. Glad I checked this one out before getting started. Saved me both time and money. Nicely done!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for jency
  • jency
  • 07-06-17

Great book. Great author.

This book is amazing! Anyone interested in becoming a better negotiator can learn a lot from this book. I have read his other books as well. They are all great. This book captures all the core information needed to decide if commercial real estate investing is for you and get you started on your way. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Amazing info, lots of ideas. A must read before you buy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Thaman
  • Thaman
  • 07-05-17

5 Stars!!!!

What did you like most about Real Estate Investing for Beginners?

This is for individuals who know little about the market or even how it works. This will help you earn a lot of money. The author give tips for things you should and should not do in order for you to make it properly and be successful in the field. Other individuals have taken their vacation, some remarkably has changed their life. Others have lost horribly and hate investing in the market.

Any additional comments?

But our success depends upon how you approach real estate investing. If you approach it like a business, have some knowledge on it of the market and the various pieces that make up the market, then you will be successful. Follow the advice given and invest when you are ready!