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Nicholas “Nick” Statman- The Six Books Top-Performing Property Investors Are Reading Right Now

Property Expert Nicholas “Nick” Statman sharing his top pick of Real Estate Books for Investors:

A successful property investor is a well-read property investor. Top performers in the industry know the power in reading and soaking in as much knowledge about the industry, communication, leadership, finances, and entrepreneurship as possible.

Whether you like the feel of a physical book in your hand or prefer to listen to the audiobook, reading is key in learning and growing as an investor. Here are the six books all successful property investors have on their must-read list. 

The Complete Guide to Property Investment: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Buy-to-Let

Google “the best books for property investors,” and this is one will be one of the first to pop up. This book uses real-life examples to make every aspect of property investing, from renovations to financing, practical, and easy to understand. It offers step by step instructions on researching the market to find the best property for you and understanding the property cycle. If you’re a busy investor, download the audio version to listen on your commute or while you’re working out. 

Never Split the Difference

Never Split The Difference is written by a former FBI hostage negotiator. He walks you through all of the things he learned about intuition, emotional intelligence, and communication during his time in the field. He reveals the nine effective principles of negotiation and how you can use them to get what you want. Whether you are negotiating the price of a property or fees associated with contract work, this book will make you feel more confident the next time you need to talk your way in, or out, of a deal. 

 The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties

Flipping houses can be an exciting and profitable investment strategy, but it also involves a lot of trial and error. Flipping houses means learning as you go, mastering different aspects of the process such as financing, marketing, working with contractors, home renovations, and legal guidelines. This book serves as a blueprint for all aspects of house flipping, including how to find and hire high-quality contractors and the seven most common and creative financing strategies for house flippers. 

Buy To Let Loose: How to Buy Property & Leave the Corporate World Behind

If you’ve been dreaming about the day you could walk away from your corporate office job and be your own boss; this should be next on your “books to read” list. This helpful guide helps you make the steps towards financial freedom by diving into complex issues like the tax changes under Brexit, and eight key elements that create an effective negotiating strategy. Real case studies and in-depth research makes this an informative resource for those serious about making the jump to full time investing. 

Property Magic: How to Buy Property Using Other People’s Time, Money and Experience 

Simon Zushti is the best-selling author of Leaders Eat Last and Start With Your Why and doesn’t disappoint with this one. Property Magic walks you through the steps of building a portfolio and secrets to using other people’s resources to generate extra income and get started in the industry. 


Swim! makes it on this list not because it is packed with tips and tricks about property investing, but because it’s an easy read that focuses on mentorship, leadership, and the power in building relationships. Written as an easy-to-read story with relatable characters and a powerful ending, Swim! will help you develop a “shark mindset” and lead your industry with confidence. 

The Takeaway 

Leaders are readers. Your dedication to immersing yourself in industry knowledge and working towards personal and professional growth will undoubtedly help you become a better investor. Top-performing investors are reading this right now, are you?  

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