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Rich Dad's Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals Paperback – May 29, 2008
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More About the Author
The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing and The ABC's of Property
Management. He is also a contributor for The Real Book of Real Estate. The idea
behind Ken's fourth book, The Sleeping Giant, is to help inspire people to believe
that they can be part of solving the world's economic problems by creating
business - which in turn create financial freedom, job growth and reduces the
reliance on other sources.
The Sleeping Giant, brings together twenty self-employed entrepreneurs who
share their powerful and inspiring stories of how they found success through
self-employment. This book and its success led Ken to embark on another
journey where he held a nationwide contest via Facebook asking people "Are You
The Next Million Dollar Entrepreneur?" By submitting their ideas and passions for
their businesses, one lucky person received $5000 towards their venture and a
year long mentoring program with Ken and many other highly successful
individuals. "I'm very fortunate to have the life I do and being able to share my
experience and insight is exciting and something I really enjoy spending my time
Ken is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, the Young
Presidents Organization and the Arizona Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization
holding several board positions including President for the fiscal year of 2004-
Ken has enjoyed inspiring people worldwide appearing and speaking for various
programs and leading industry events and has also been featured on hundreds
of syndicated radio and TV programs as well as speaking with and writing articles
for many industry blogs.
Charity being a large part of Ken's focus, he stays closely involved within the
community and has served on advisory boards for Child Help and AZ Food
Banks- where he conducted the largest food drive in the state of Arizona. Ken
and MC Companies also support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hydrocephalus
Association, The University of Arizona Heath Sciences Center, The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society, Salpointe Catholic High School, Susan G. Komen for the
Cure, Autism Speaks, McKenzie Monks Foundation, and the Partnership for a
Ken and his family reside in Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoy spending time with
friends and family in Coeur d'Alene Idaho whenever possible.
Top Customer Reviews
The author discusses several projects that he has worked on and breaks down the process into several key steps.
Truthfully, it's not a "be all, end all" book for apartment investing, but I liked the fact that he explained his methodlogy in a simple, easy to digest fashion.
I invest heavily in single family residences and tri/quad-plexes, since the rental market is hot(smokin' like Texas BBQ) and sellers are deeding me houses at a rate of 5 per week. Apartment buying in this market AND for the forseeable future is going to be the next big thing.
You need to seriously educate yourself about this subject.
This short book spends all of its energy selling you some pulpy dream of 700% ROI and owning 5432534 unit apartment complexes and very little teaching you anything about real estate. If anything this book does have value as an investor, strictly as a view into the psychology of bubble era hubris.
First off, as many others have pointed out, the first third of the book is a sales pitch for investing in real estate. That goes in the beginner book, not the advanced. I'm looking for specific, and probably boring information on how to structure and analyze deals. If I bought the adavanced, chances are I've already convinced myself that real estate is a decent investment and done some research.
The second third of the book goes straight into two examples of multi million dollar several hundred unit apartment complexes. WOAH. That got advanced pretty fast. His definition of advanced is not about the level of technical insight in the book, it's about how expensive the units are. He happily brags about how he saves cost by using his own construction company and finances his properties with Kiyosaki's money. Not very relevant to learning about acquiring smaller multi family units for us little investors.
The third section is chock full of useful info like: explaining what a property manager is and telling you to get an accountant and a lawyer. He doesn't even tell you how to pick good ones. he just kinda instructs you to find one. WTF?Read more ›
This week's book was, like last week's post, a sequel book. The first book the correlates to this book is The ABC's to Real Estate Investing. I reviewed it last July... let's look at the bulk of that post before we get started on this one:
"I know that after reading this book I could make six figures in the business of real estate investing in 5 years or less. The first step is exactly that: Making a goal for yourself. Tell yourself that you want to make more than $100,000 annually in 5 years in multi-unit real estate investing. The goal you set for yourself has to measurable- "over $100,000", Time based- "5 years", and specific- "multi-unit real estate investing."
And now that you have your goal, it is time to hit the ground running. You will need to find a team because great things are seldom done alone. You will want a lawyer, accountant, engineer, etc. People that you can turn to and ask questions when they arise during your research. Another great thing about having a team to help you with your real estate dreams is you have people to keep you accountable. If you have ever worked out.. weight-lifting, running, or biking. You know it is so much easier to succeed when you have a partner to help you through.
You will then have to go out and find your ideal real estate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an interesting book. Make a Longaberger type basket! The shipper did a great job shipping!Published 8 months ago by Patricia Dashti
This is another great book in the Rich Dad's Advisors series. Anyone who has an interest in real estate investing must read this book.Published 15 months ago by John Stevenson
You can't go wrong when it comes to real estate investing. I would sign up in a heartbeat if he himself would have a seminar.Published 18 months ago by Joseph A. Rivera
A very informative and educational book that stimulates the appetite for enhancing your understanding of multifamily home investments. A must read!Published on November 4, 2013 by Leon Real Estate Investments, LLc