Robert Kiyosaki Books and A Few Other Great Real Estate Reads!

If you love real estate and want to learn more surely you have read Robert Kiyosaki  Books. Rich Dad, Poor Dad is definitely a personal favorite for me and for many others as well.

Investing in real estate does not require a specialized education or even a degree.  Anyone can be an investor.  But the key to investing is investing well.  A little knowledge goes a long way. Additionally, a great way to start educating yourself is by getting your hands on a good book or two to get you started in your investment journey.  There are a variety of resources out there to help you expand your knowledge. However, it can be difficult to really sort through the ones to help you begin. So, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite and most notable real estate investment books. We trust that you will benefit from these works. Overall, they come from reputable authors and contain valuable, important information. These books are written in simple terms, making the information easily understandable even for those who are new to the world of real estate!


1. Harvard Can’t Teach What You Learn from the Streets: The Street Success Guide to Building Wealth through Multi-Family Real Estate

Author: Sam Liebman


There are a multitude of ways to become successful in real estate. But, as author Sam Liebman contests, flipping houses and owning homes are just the beginning of the journey to building lasting wealth through real estate. Liebman owes his claim to fame as a real estate investor after taking 4 vacant stores in Manhattan and building a new 21-story luxury condominium project with a sellout in excess of $100 million. He has a penchant for building up property and breaks down exactly how even a beginner investor can replicate the process-without an ivy-league education!


2. Real Estate by the Numbers: A Complete Reference Guide to Deal Analysis

Authors: J Scott and Dave Meyer


Every real estate deal comes down to a few key metrics. J Scott, who is a best-selling author, and Dave Meyer, Vice President of Data and Analytics at BiggerPockets, use their data-driven investing experience to teach readers how to analyze deals, track progress, and think like an investor. The purpose of this book is to make real estate math easier and does so by providing examples from portfolios to put the necessary equations into practice. As a result, you will start learning how to build a strategy and adapt your plans to the ever-changing conditions of the market.


3. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Author: Robert Kiyosaki


This book is over 20 years old but its messages about money and investments haven’t changed. It advocates the importance of financial literacy and building wealth through investing in assets and real estate. To this day, Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks among bestsellers around the world and has been translated into 38 languages. More than 40 million copies have been sold worldwide, and for a good reason!


4. Flip-Flops and Fortunes: Buy Your Life Back Through Real Estate Investing and Passive Income Strategies

Author: Brady Johns


Everyone wants to be financially stable, but sometimes getting there doesn’t require 80-hour workweeks and no time for fun: it is all about working smarter and not harder. Author Brady Johns was inspired to invest in real estate after spending countless hours at his tech job just to make a living and dreamed of living a more fulfilling life. He thus decided to build the life he wanted through investing in real estate and now brings in millions of dollars in passive income each year while living a life he loves. In his book, he teaches readers that they can do it too!


5. Retire Rich with Rentals: How to Enjoy Ongoing Cash Flow From Real Estate…So You Don’t Have to Work Forever

Author: Kathy Fettke


For those interested in rental properties who want to avoid working forever, this book teaches how to supplement your retirement plan with cash flowing from real estate. Kathy Fettke teaches how to choose the best markets, identify good deals, and create passive income.


6.  The 5 Cs of Real Estate: Your Guide to Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Author: Burhan Khan


Burhan Khan began his real estate investment journey in 2009 before becoming a licensed real estate broker. Because of his experience working on hundreds of transactions, he knows the ins and outs of working with real estate entrepreneurs. His success in the market allowed him to quit his day job to pursue entrepreneurship full-time. This book not only tells his story, but gives simple and understandable advice on how to begin your journey as a real estate entrepreneur.


Knowledge is Power!

In addition to books, there are also many free blogs and articles on the internet specifically focused on real estate investment that have the purpose of helping you expand your knowledge of the field. Podcasts are also a great place to start, and Atara Twerky’s Bridging the Gap podcast is just one of many that covers trends in the market and the ins-and-outs of investing: it is a podcast you won’t want to miss! As you begin the process of educating yourself on the topic, one resource will lead to another as you find yourself beginning to become more interested in learning more and diving into real estate investing!


About Atara Twersky

Atara Twersky is a real estate owner, sponsor and syndicator. She is principal and founder at Ascendo Capital LLC. Atara is also an attorney in NYC and the bestselling author of the children’s book series, Curlee Girlee, inspired by her own young curly haired daughter and written for all curly girls in an effort to ensure they love themselves and their hair exactly as they are. As a mother of 3 school age children, Atara Twersky knows how children can be impacted by their surroundings: how the place they call home will directly affect their ability to do homework, to interact with their friends and siblings, and ultimately have the ability to empower them to grow into happy and healthy young adults.

Positive community and apartment living is one of the key components to a well-adjusted child, and it has become Atara’s mission as a multi-family owner to help build communities that will allow its members, young and old alike, to thrive and grow and be happy. In addition, Atara has been a securities class action attorney for over 15 years, but what many of her clients do not know know is that she was able put herself through law school buying and selling HUD properties in the New York area by using the BRRR (Buy, Rehab, Refinance, Repeat) method before it had a name.

Ascendo Investments

Before she knew it, she was buying and flipping homes totally based on her instincts and a quick back of the napkin numbers check. Today as a multifamily sponsor and owner, Atara’s mission is to create communities where tenants feel at home, whether they are there for a short time or plan to stay for many years, because the place where one chooses to hang his or her hat and kick up their feet has to feel just right. Investing alongside Atara will be an experience in full transparency and disclosure. As an investor in her properties, you will make returns on your investment money and be privy to the process. Invest with Atara Twersky and you will help build community all while increasing your wealth!