10 Best Real Estate Flipping Books


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We have gathered the best real estate flipping books on the market. These books have been read and reviewed to help you get your real estate flipping career off the ground. If you are an experienced home flipper you will still love these great books. We also scour the internet to get outside opinions. We do this to ensure that you get the best unbiased review of the top real estate flipping books available to you. Please see our list of the best books about how to flip real estate. Feel free to comment below to tell us what you think.

#1 Flip: An Unconventional Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Entrepreneur and Building Your Dream Lifestyle by Nick Ruiz

Flip: An Unconventional Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Entrepreneur and Building Your Dream Lifestyle, is just what it says it is. It is a great guide that will help you flip real estate so that you can "live the dream". Flipping real estate has become very popular due in part to many tv shows about flipping houses. Flipping is a great way to make a good living. This book offers great insight in the ways that Nick Ruiz operates his real estate empire. Read and learn this book to learn how to flip houses and become a real estate entrepreneur.

Aren't you sick of the monotony of grinding it out and wishing that the right opportunity just lands in your lap to free you? Read this book to find out the right way to immediately start your journey as an entrepreneur in real estate. You should NOT be trying to "invest" in real estate but, rather, become a real estate entrepreneur. This book makes the difference very clear and reveals many things that most books in this industry fail to address. The truth is that before you even touch real estate, there are some essential items that need to be addressed and this book explains them. It talks about subtle things that may be happening in your life right now that could be sabotaging your entrepreneurial success without your even knowing it Click here to view more details about this book.

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#2 FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit by Rick Villani

FLIP provides a detailed, step-by-step process to analyze each investment, identify the best improvements, accurately estimate the costs and intelligently oversee the construction. It takes out all the guess work and almost all of the risk.

Here's what industry experts are saying about FLIP:

"Read this book before you flip that house! FLIP is an indispensable step-by-step guide to flipping houses that you will refer to again and again."-Carlos Ortiz, Executive Producer, "FLIP That House" (TLC's most popular real estate TV show)

"At HomeVestors, we're in the business of buying and selling homes for profit and I can attest that there are few, if any, who can rival Rick's and Clay's expertise when it comes to fixing up houses for profit. This book is a must-read for any investor."-Dr. John Hayes, President and CEO of HomeVestors of America (the largest homebuyer in America)

"FLIP is a must-read book for everyone in the real estate business. Every agent should have this book. They should read it and master its contents. Why? Because it is the best guide ever written on how to evaluate real estate and how to add value to a house."-Gary Keller, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty International and author of bestselling The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

"For anyone looking to build wealth in real estate, FLIP provides a step-by-step approach that really works in any market."-Loral Langemeier, bestselling author of The Millionaire Maker.

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#3 The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible: A Proven-Profit System for Finding, Funding, Fixing, and Flipping Houses…Without Lifting a Paintbrush by Paul Esajian


Everyone likes the idea of turning the ugliest house on the block to the best house on the block and making a profit. Until now a system has not been shared on how to successfully complete this task on time and budget without getting your hands dirty. This book not only cracks the code but shares the proven path and system to have a systems based rehab business that makes consistent profits for ordinary everyday people.

The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible reveals the lucrative seven-stage system that allows author Paul Esajian, and his students all across North America, to manage multiple rehab projects at once, while staying on time and under budget to build and grow their wealth. No experience? No problem. You'll learn strategies to find the right properties, negotiate the right offer, identify the right licensed and insured contractor for the job, and get the property sold to a happy homeowner for a profit.

No capital? No problem. You'll learn how you can use other people’s money to fund your deals and the IRS guidelines that help you keep more of the money you make. By learning and leveraging the principals of rehabbing and real estate, you'll start thinking like a business owner rather than a consumer. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#4 Find It, Fix It, Flip It!: Make Millions in Real Estate–One House at a Time by Michael Corbett

Michael Corbett is the best selling author and Real Estate Expert for NBC's EXTRA, EXTRA's Mansions and Millionaires, ABC's THE VIEW, FOX News and GOOD DAY LA. He a regular contributor to CNN, TIME.com, SMART MONEY Magazine, FOX Business, Yahoo Real Estate and BankRate.com. Michael is also the real estate expert and contributor to the real estate website Trula.com

In this book he shares his strategies, tips, and never-before-revealed insider techniques that have helped him make a fortune in real estate no matter what the market is doing!
Especially in Today's Market, it is essential to lean how to be smart, safe and conservative when flipping. This book is for aspiring flippers, first-time home buyers, or any homeowner who wants to create big profits and own their ultimate dream home—mortgage free! Starting with the essentials, Corbett shares how to crunch the numbers to instantly determine a house's profit potential. He teaches you how to steer clear of the "no money down gurus" by teaching you the safe and practical strategies you need to know in this market. He then covers every step from purchase to sale:

• Learn to take advantage of Today's Market opportunities
Get the profit-making house at the price you can afford
• Make the improvements that make you millions
• Insider secrets that save you thousands
• Safeguard your profits from the market's ups and downs
• Sell your home tax free and pocket the profits

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#5 The Flip: The True Life Story of How a Successful New Tract Home Investor Went from Zero to Hero, Back to Zero by D. Sidney Potter

During the first six years of this decade, the promise of quick profits coupled with risky decision-making led people from all walks of life to risk everything in the real estate investment market. Houses were flipped from investor to investor; it was a billion-dollar game of musical chairs.

D. Sidney Potter ate, slept, and breathed real estate flipping from 2002-2007. Based in Pasadena, California, he was at ground zero when the real estate bomb exploded. From the mind-blowing profits to the collapse of a paper empire, Potter was a firsthand witness to the fallout of the real estate bubble.

The Flip is an inside look at the actions and strategies behind the housing bubble and its aftermath. Potter explores well-tested strategies for success in real estate, as well as giving an in depth account of the risky behaviors that can lead to losing it all. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#6 How To Flip A House: 7 Fundamentals Of A Highly Successful Flip by Brant Phillips

Buying, renovating and selling a house for profit, known as Flipping, is one of the most exciting ways to make money in Real Estate. There are potentially HUGE PAYDAYS waiting for you if you do it the right way, and certainly pitfalls along the way without proper guidance. It all boils down to knowing the fundamentals of this process. Once you learn the "7 Fundamentals of a Highly Successful Flip", you can implement these techniques and systems into your own business to produce these wealth building results for yourself. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#7 Fixing and Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era by Marty Boardman

Let’s face it—fixing and flipping houses is sexy. Who doesn’t love the idea of buying a rundown, mold-infested shack and transforming it into someone’s dream home for massive profits? Reality TV shows make it look so easy. A little paint here, some new kitchen cabinets there, and presto! The house is sold for big bucks and everyone lives happily ever after.

If only it were that simple. Fixing and flipping houses is a business. In order for a business to survive, prosper, and grow, systems must be put in place. Fixing and Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era is a book that breaks down the four essential components of a fix-and-flip business, giving you the building blocks to efficiently buy and sell 1 to 20 properties a month in today’s post-boom era housing market. You’ll learn about each of the boxes:

Acquisition—How to find and buy a profitable real estate deal.
Rehabbing—How to systematically remodel a house and how not to underimprove, or overimprove, your property.
Sales—How to sell your flip for the highest possible price in the shortest possible time.
Raising Capital—How to get the capital you need to grow your business, including using other people’s money, for your real estate deals without getting sued or going to jail.

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#8 The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties (BiggerPockets Presents…) by Mr. J Scott

Are you ready to leave the 9-5 and get started flipping houses? The Book on Flipping Houses is written by active real estate fix-and-flipper J Scott, author of the popular real estate website 123Flip.com, and is published by BiggerPockets Publishing, the publishing arm of the premier real estate investing website BiggerPockets.com.

This book contains more than 350 pages of detailed, step-by-step training perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned pro looking to build a killer house flipping business.

In this book you'll discover how to:

How to get financing for your deals, even with no cash and poor credit!
How to evaluate a potential market or “farm” area!
What types of properties you should buy, where and from whom!
How to find great deals from motivated sellers!
How to evaluate deals quickly and accurately!
How to make competitive offers and complete your due dili-gence efficiently and effectively!
How to create a Scope of Work, a Budget and a Schedule!
How to hire the best contractors and manage your rehab to completion!
How to get your properties under contract for top dollar!
How to get your property to the closing table as efficiently as possible so you can collect your check!

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#9 How to Make a Million Dollars a Year Flipping Houses by Jerry Norton

If done correctly and with the right system, flipping houses should be a million dollar a year business. After doing hundreds of deals, the nation's most highly sought after expert reveals his exact system to find, analyze, renovate and sell houses earning $25,000 (or more) per deal. From construction worker to millionaire, Jerry not only shows you his comprehensive, step-by step system to flip 40 deals (or more) per year in any market, regardless of expertise or experience, you will also learn how to:

-Set up follow a step-by-step systematic approach to each aspect of the business
-Beat the competition to the best deals
-Consistently find deals each and every month
-Accurately estimate repair costs on any deal in 15 minutes or less
-Identify the ideal property and area to flip houses
-Sell your properties in 30 days or less
-Renovate a home with no delays even if you have no experience
-Select the exact materials and the design to attract the ideal buyer
-Organize and maintain a budget
-Effectively find and manage the best subcontractors to do all the work
-Determine the precise after-repair value (ARV) of any deal
-Find unlimited sources of other people's money (OPM) to fund your deals
-Put the system and team in place to leverage your time (remove yourself from the model)

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#10 Flipping Houses For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts

You can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it." Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach—honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't.

Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge that those who wish to pursue house flipping need in order to minimize risk and maximize potential profits in a very competitive market.

Negotiating strategies to close deals faster
Mortgage myths in the new economy
Time- and money-saving tips for making every day and every dollar count
New strategies for scoring bank-owned and foreclosed properties
Quick makeover solutions on everything from curb appeal to kitchens and bathrooms

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