I have been a real estate agent and investor for over 15 years. In that time, I have helped others buy and sell thousands of homes and have bought and sold hundreds of homes myself. Most real estate investors take the house buying and selling process very seriously, but many others do not. Often, house buyers depend on their real estate agent, lender, attorney, or title company to make decisions for them.
A house is usually the biggest purchase most people ever make, and they should treat it as such. Real estate can be an amazing tool for gaining wealth, even for those who have little money. You do not have to be a real estate investor buying rentals or flipping houses to make money in real estate. Owner occupant buyers can get a great deal, use loans to reduce down payments, add value to homes while they live in them, and in many cases, even avoid paying taxes when they sell. Of course, there are also downfalls to buying houses. You may pay too much, buy a house that needs too much work, pay more for a house than you can afford, or lose money when you sell. I wrote this book to teach everyone the best way to buy and sell houses as well as how to avoid costly financial mistakes.
Who can benefit from this book?
As many of you who have been patiently waiting for it know, this book took me a very long time to write! I did not write it only for people looking to buy their first house; it is for everyone. It doesn’t focus on real estate investing, but it is still an incredible resource for investors. Here are a few things I cover in the book:
- The best way buy houses (below market value of course)
- The best way to finance houses
- How to find the right team: agents, lenders, etc., as they are not all the same
- The basics of buying houses: title insurance, closings, inspections, appraisals, HOAs, and much more
- When you should buy a house and whether renting is a better idea
- How much house you should buy (lenders do not know)
- How to repair and maintain a home
- Real estate tax advantages
- How to sell a house for the most money
- A glossary of real estate terms
My other investing books, Build a Rental Property Empire and Fix and Flip Your Way to Financial Freedom, go into exactly how to be an awesome real estate investor, but I don’t cover the basics of buying homes in those. If you want to be a successful investor, you need to know both the basic and advanced techniques, and I cover those in my investing books.
Anyone who will ever buy or sell a house will love this book because it will both make and save them money. For many people, the equity in their house could surpass what they make from their jobs in a year or even five years with the right purchase. While I think everyone should know the right way to buy a house without relying on agents or lenders, this book encourages everyone to use the right lenders and agents.
Why will real estate agents love this book?
The inspiration for writing this book came from my experiences as an agent. I knew people needed a book that showed them exactly what to do and how to know if they have a bad agent or lender who will cost them money. As an agent, it is tough to read some people and figure out how much they know about the house-buying process. This book is written so that the first part of the book goes over the most important parts of the buying and selling process…things that everyone should know. I can give this book to any of my or my team’s clients, and it will teach them how to buy a house as well as how agents get paid. It also covers the best way to work with agents.
Not only will giving this book to my clients encourage them to use an agent, but it will also help them remember me over other agents because I gave them a book! If you are an agent looking for an edge over other agents, giving clients a book is the perfect way to do it. Plus, the book will teach them how we work as agents, which saves them the headaches that result from clients using multiple agents, not understanding loans, trying to sell by owner, getting values from Zillow, and much more.
The book is on sale this week
The Kindle version of the book is only $5.99, and the paperback version is only $14.95, which is a new-release special price. If you are looking for a book that will help you or a client nail down the fundamentals of real estate, this is a great time to buy. If you leave a review for the book, send me an email, and I will send you a gift. [email protected]. You can get the book by clicking on the image below.