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The 25 Best Real Estate Agent Books To Read Immediately

A quick Amazon search for real estate books comes up with over 60,000 titles. There is no shortage of coverage on the subject. Whether you are a real estate agent looking to increase your business or an investor looking to grow your real estate portfolio, here is the list of the top 25 best books for real estate agents in 2020. Every one of these books has been hand-chosen because I believe they have had the most impact on my success as a real estate agent.

I’ve made it my goal for many years now to read a book a month. This goal is in addition to the numerous blog posts, youtube videos, and podcasts I follow and listen to. I feel that it’s crucial always to be learning new things. I’ve never picked up a book that I didn’t learn something new. I honestly attribute any success that I’ve had in business, personal, and life in general to a never-ending quest for knowledge and books are a significant part of that. 

I challenge you to set a goal for reading books, whether it be through Audible in the car or setting time aside to read. Pick a number of books that you are going to read this year and stick to it. You’ll be amazed at what reading will do. Not just for your knowledge but your hunger for more information! 

I’m going to break it up into three categories and one bonus section:

Best Books For Real Estate Agents

This section overs the five best books for real estate agents, in my opinion. These books have all played an instrumental role in my success as an agent. They cover subjects like getting started in real estate, creating a daily calendar, lead generation, business planning, and finances.

Best Books For Building A Real Estate Business 

Additional reads that could be good for any business owner but should also be read by real estate agents. After all, we are independent contractors, and if you don’t approach selling real estate like a building a business, you are already missing the mark. The one thing that separates the part-time, below-average agent from a full-time, high-producing agent is the mindset of building a business around selling real estate. Building a business comes with creating systems, hiring, firing, and putting resources to work for you in the most efficient way possible. These books will help you do that. 

Best Books For Real Estate Investing

Great reads for the real estate agent looking to build and grow their retirement savings. So many agents work commission to commission with no thought or plan towards putting money away to exit the business. We have so many unique benefits and opportunities as real estate agents to invest in the products we have such vast, intimate knowledge of, but many don’t. I believe this is the case because of a lack of knowledge about how to get started. The books in this list will eliminate that knowledge gap and reduce any fear an agent might have to get started.

The Other Best Real Estate Agent Books

These are the honorable mentions. They are still AMAZING books that I highly recommend you read but are more tailored to specific aspects of the real estate business (i.e., YouTube, Social Media, Time-Blocking, etc…) Consider reading these after you’ve already read all of the other books on this list.  

Best Books For Real Estate Agents

Best Books For Building A Real Estate Business 

Best Books For Real Estate Investing


The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down

If you are wanting to get into real estate investing but are not on yet, stop what you are doing and go check it out.  Then, go buy this book from them. It was the book I read before I got started in real estate investing and showed me that you don’t have to wait to get started.  There are ways to get started in real estate right away. Most people, including myself for 7 years, make excuses on why they can’t start (mostly money-related). But after you read this book you’ll have some steps you can take to get started right away.  And trust me that’s the hardest part of the entire equation. It took me 7 years to buy my first real estate investment but after I did that, I followed it up by purchasing a total of 9 homes that same year. Just get started!

Honorable Mention Real Estate Agent Books 

  1. Exactly What to Say: For Real Estate Agents
  2. The Book of YES: The Ultimate Real Estate Agent Conversation Guide
  3. The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents: It’s Your Time to Rise and Shine
  4. YouTube for Real Estate Agents: Learn How to Get Free Real Estate Leads and Never Cold Call Again
  5. The Leadership Handbook
  6. Take the Stairs
  7. Extreme Ownership
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  9. Good to Great
  10. Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  11. How to Win Friends & Influence People
  12. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

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Well, there you have it.  25 of the best books for real estate agents in my opinion. I hope that you’ll go out and pick up one of these today.

The saying goes, “Leaders are Readers,” and now you have plenty of excellent books to go out there and read. Did I miss any? Please leave a comment below and let me know what some of your favorite reads are.

Kyle Handy

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