Commercial Real Estate Investing 12 Easy Steps to Getting Started
Simple and to the point, Commercial Real Estate Investing presents 12 easy-to-follow steps that anyone can use to build a life of financial independence. Full of real-world examples, insider tips, and tried-and-true advice from one of the most published real estate authors in America, this comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know about profiting in commercial real estate—including financing, valuation, due diligence, leverage, equity, using other people’s money, and much more. Packed with fresh ideas, proven techniques, and effective strategies for solving problems during negotiations and making a profit even if you sell for less than you paid, Commercial Real Estate Investing gives you all the tools you need to start amassing your fortune today.
In a class by itself: lucid and practical.
By William C. Rafferty - November 23, 2004
This book gives the reader such a comprehensive, step-by-step formula for success that it transcends the subject matter of commercial real estate. Apply it to other professional areas, and I am sure one would also find it beneficial.
Written by someone who walks the walk, "Commercial Real Estate Investing" is written by a natural teacher who probably began by asking himself the question "What steps would a person starting out (or experienced) need to know to arrive where I am after 40 successful years in the business?" Mr. Cummings' "comfort zone" concept gets you organized from the beginning. I immediately discovered that there was an underlying order and coherence in my local real estate market instead of a jumble of unrelated properties. This is the book I had been looking for.
Perfect for commercial RE novices (and others)
By K. Kelly "firstname.lastname@example.org" - June 4, 2005
I had bought a house in a condo, so had some experience with purchasing real estate, but had no clue how to evaluate a commercial real estate opportunity that suddently became available. I found this book, downloaded it (thank you for whoever made this an ebook as there is no bookstore within miles of here), and within two days felt like I could make a very informed decision on whether a property was a good value. This is an excellent book for first-timers and probably anyone else interested in commercial real estate also. Well-written (save a few too many typos) and very accessible.
Decent intro, elementary style
By Chris Garvin - November 20, 2006
Lots of whitespace in this basic intro to commercial RE investing. Am I glad I read it? Yes. Is it the best basic comm'l RE book? I hope not...although the author covers some of the fundamentals, there was not sufficient detail to make me feel like I knew what was going on.
I like the author's premise...build a network, become an expert in your area, take your time...much better than the "flip it" mentality. I believe this guy genuinely knows what he's talking about, and sets reader expectations accordingly.
It's written in a conversational style, which I liked, but includes a lot of whitespace (skipped paragraphs, skinny margins) which makes this 272 page book really more like 100pp.
Bottom line: Good intro, but not great. Worth the low Amazon price.
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