• Wake Up and Smell the Real Estate

  • This Book Could Be Worth a Million Dollars to You
  • By: Tom McKay
  • Narrated by: Tom McKay
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tom began building his real estate fortune with the purchase of his first property at age 19. Despite having no credit or money of his own, a deal presented itself and Tom was able to see the incredible potential profits in real estate. This was his wake-up call.

He realized deals are born every day in nearly every city, big or small. The circumstances that create opportunities for buyers are not unique, but rather commonplace. Deals arise from divorce, disasters, death, bankruptcy, bad decisions, inheritances, and retirement. These are the roots of all deals and they happen everywhere in the world.

Tom was lucky to learn at an early age that real estate investing is a business where everyone is equal, rich or poor. The person who has the deal in his hands — the contract — is the person who will make the money. Today, Tom owns and manages over 150,000 square feet of property rentals, houses, commercial centers, offices, industrial and flex properties.

In this book, you will learn Tom’s methods and see links to the top videos on his YouTube channel, FlipAnythingUSA, where he elaborates on exactly how to make money as a real estate investor.

You will also learn how Tom developed tools to find the best deals in any community and how to out-negotiate the competition. This knowledge comes from years of experience and hundreds of wins and losses. All of Tom’s lessons are explained here in a very conversational and easy-to-understand manner. This is your chance to learn from a friend. The book is based on real stories: the opportunities, decisions, success and — yes, even failures — that have made Tom McKay one of the shrewdest and savviest investors in the country.

Tom takes you from the beginning, where he started out with nothing, looking for a deal first and the money second. Because as Tom would explain, when you have the deal, you hold all the cards. Even if you are broke, as long as you have a contract to buy a property at a great price, the rest is simple. Getting a deal on what someone has and what someone wants is where the easiest money is found.

If you adopt Tom's method and attitude, you can follow in his footsteps, making millions on land, commercial and industrial buildings, apartments and houses.

Regardless of whether you are a teenager, a senior citizen, or anywhere in between, it's not too late to change your life. You can make thousands — sometimes even tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tom knows age and income are not a factor with his methods. Taking action is what is important. 

©2020 Thomas Lincoln McKay (P)2020 Thomas Lincoln McKay

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Easy Read - No Fluff

This was a great book. I own both the book and audible. It is nice to listen to a person that occasionally breaks away from the text to tell a relatable story. I laughed out loud when Tom spoke of the story about the lady, dress, and 2 sodas.

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I have your book & now the audio version to read along or just listen...

Thank you Tom for providing such great real estate content, based on personal experience!

Absolutely zero fluff


Sincerely,
Jeff

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The Simple Sure Way To Realestate Success !

Tom reads his own material like he's talking to you ,
Which makes for a very pleasant experience to listen to. I'll be listening to this on a constant basis .
If you're interested in any type Investing ..... this is the guy to listen to ! The Donald

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Great Information!

This book was very informative and detailed. I really like that this was read by Tom himself, and that he put very personal touches to it.

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Simple. Direct. Straight to the Point.

I've been investing and they teaching rentals and residential real estate investing for over 10 years and this has motivated me to get back in the game.

Tom has provided step-by-step instructions as much as one can go with books, audio and videos on YouTube.

He created this do it yourself manual for his children and it shows that it was created with the best intentions and with love.

I just finished the audio book, and bought physical book just to have as a reference to share with others.

Now it's time for me to level up my own skills by applying this knowledge and putting everything into Action!

I feel excited playing again.

Thank you Tom for sharing this practical map towards real estate investing success and creating generational wealth.

-Dave Tran "Real Estate Asian"

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Powerfully Simple

A great book to take action Simple & on point. No hype just plenty of substance

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Great book!

I love this book! It’s not hard to read. It’s straight forward and short. I have both, the audio version and the book. I also bought a copy for my girlfriend. I want to thank Tom for writing it and giving his insights and processes to enter into the real estate investment world. These are skills that I never learned from anyone else not even older relatives that typically share this information with you. Thanks so much Tom! ~Marie Granados

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best book ever written on real-world real estate

hands down, this is the realest book you'll ever find on real estate. It's all common sense and practical. anybody could do it. just get the book!

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Best book I’ve ever read in my life

This book just made me a future Millionaire. It’s the best book I’ve ever read in my life.

Thanks Tom

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Best book for Beginners.

I didn’t know a whole lot about real estate investing. Listening to the book was like having a coach and being given a game plan. It will not be easy, it will not come over night. The work required for success as a career is tremendous but could be highly rewarding. It could also cost you an arm and a leg to get wrong. I found Toms book far more informative and useful the The Art of the Deal. You do not even have to have a job or money to make money in real estate if you’re savvy. Work hard. Put in the time and catch a break here and there. All you need it a car, a phone, laptop, notepad and pen, time, hard work ethic, and a good attitude.

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Good content but poor narrating

The content and advice was good, but the book was obviously not proof read/heard as there were many narrating mistakes and re-takes. Sharp intakes of breath before speaking was off putting. A pity, as he had a good story