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The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life. Paperback – May 12, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press; 1 edition (May 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593155328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593155322
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Kiyosaki draws upon the counsel of 21 of his closest big business pals to prepare his audience to properly assess property values, locate foreclosures, lower taxes and even find hidden investment opportunities. The book couldn't come at a more appropriate time, given the rising number of home foreclosures, and luckily seasoned narrators Jim Bond, Sandra Burr and Bruce Reizen make listening an enjoyable and personable experience. Many such guides fail to reach listeners because of their less than inspired narrations; this talented cast not only injects life into their respective readings, but also manage to get the point across without sounding the least bit robotic. A Vanguard paperback (Reviews, May 25). (May)
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"If you want all insider wisdom on how to personally get and STAY rich, read this book! Bribe your kids (financially, if you have to) to do the same." -Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the No. 1 Chicken Soup for the Soul series "To get over the top financially, you must read Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Its common sense and market savvy for your financial future." -Zig Ziglar, world-renowned author and lecture"

More About the Author

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the international runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years - is an investor, entrepreneur and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.In communicating his point of view on why 'old' advice - get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify - is 'bad' (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's Weekly - The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today - and was named "USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years in a row. It is the third longest-running 'how-to' best seller of all time.Translated into 51 languages and available in 109 countries, the Rich Dad series has sold over 27 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that bookseller's Top 25 Authors. There are currently 26 books in the Rich Dad series.In 2006 Robert teamed up with Donald Trump to co-author Why We Want You To Be Rich - Two Men - One Message. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list.Robert writes a bi-weekly column - 'Why the Rich Are Getting Richer' - for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled 'Rich Returns' for Entrepreneur magazine.Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the educational board game CASHFLOW 101 to teach individuals the financial and investment strategies that his rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those same strategies that allowed Robert to retire at age 47.Today there are more that 2,100 CASHFLOW Clubs - game groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - in cities throughout the world.Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in 1977, started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. He founded an international education company in 1985 that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world.  In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Customer Reviews

A real Bible to Real Estate..
Aaron Kinder
I find all of the Robert Kiyosaki books to be very informative and great easy reads that are also highly motivational.
Lex Levinrad
Anyone looking for the secrets of real estate before getting started...this is the book for you!
Evette Houston

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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A. Ikeda on October 19, 2009
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This book is worth it's weight in gold! I've liked all of Kiyosaki's books and courses but this one really stands out.

Mr. Kiyosaki has brought together some brilliant minds and what they wrote is easy to understand and makes absolute sense.

As an investor specializing in lease options, I tried to do it all on my own and got 4 contracts but then they were not with motivated sellers.

While reading this book, it became very clear to me the importance of having a team of people to help you out. My biggest take away is "Investing is a team sport." Yes, I know that's a 'no-brainer' but now I truly realize what he and the others who contributed are trying to say in this volume.

Lately, I've switched over to specializing in tax deeds and liens and the chapter on lien investing by Mr. Wheelright is very good - he makes it very simple and easy to understand.

I highly recommend this book. It is in the top 3 books on real estate investing that I've ever read, and I'm a book and seminar junkie. Get this book today!!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Aseiu P. on April 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
If you want to gain some insights from real estate professionals do check out this book. It is like a tip book from a group of real estate professionals (investors, lawyers, accountants...) on their top past mistakes or right things they did. Learned couple of new ways to invest in real estate.

If you are just getting into real estate investing, first go read something from Ken McElroy, his books are more hands on.
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Yisrael Dubov on March 2, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Theres alot of information in this book in regards to RE, but most of it is geared towards Commercial RE as opposed to Residential RE. Being that this book is a compilation of 22 different people, it will repeat itself more than once. So I would recommend it for the info just be prepared for repetition.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By James P on May 24, 2011
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Just wasn't that great. I was looking for a book on residential real estate investing advice, instead I got stories about Burger King in Hawaii, El Poyo Loco in California, commercial properties, how to put a team together, a mini infomercial on each member of Robert's team, yada yada yada. There was some good information, but has anyone written a book with the hard hitting information on residential real estate investing; when to flip, when to hold, profitability profiles, etc? This book wavered between commercial and residential; I want focus on one or the other. I'm looking for the hard hitting statistics...the search continues, this wasn't it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James on February 10, 2013
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Probably the best real estate book there is. There are ones out there that specialize in small aspects of real estate; however, this book is a great collection of different experts writing about their specialization. Its the best place to start for real estate investing
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By turtle on May 29, 2011
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I have read many of Mr Kiyosaki's books. this one stands out. as a general rule most of his books contain an idea, thought or tid bit of valuable knowledge surrounded by a bunch of pep talking on why you need to know what he knows. This book is coauthored by what appears to be his financial team that gives a quick insight to each one's specific specialty. i am sure that each author could easily fill a whole book of their own on their specific part but it is sucffient in one chapter to make you aware of the idea or procedure that is spelled out. after reading this book you will have a much better "Jack of all trades" understanding and will then be able to seek out the specific proffesional that you are needing.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Lamb on February 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I own a lot of Kiyosaki's books. I started with Rich Dad,Poor Dad and loved it so I began picking up his books regularly. This book I checked out from the library and it is by far the best of all of them because I took away more specifics from this book than any others. It's more of a reference book than a how-to. The chapters are each written by different experts so the content is specific, thorough and relevant to each topic.

Kiyosaki is the MASTER of motivational messages in real estate. He has a down to earth style that keeps people reading at least a few books but, if you're like me, you quickly bore of the motivational message because you got that in the first book and now you're hungry for specifics.

Along with What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow... And 36 Other Key Financial Measures, The real book of real estate by Kiyosaki is one of the best reference books on real estate I've read and is absolutely PACKED with useful explanations. I wish I owned it, but I took copious notes from the library copy. The rest of his books that I've read don't come near this one in terms of useful information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Low Wings on February 19, 2013
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This is easily the best overview of the complex world of real estate investing that I've seen -- highly recommended! A key feature is the checklist in each section that lists what to do and how to do it. Everyone starting (or continuing) a real estate investment should thoroughly read and understand this marvelous work!
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