Analyze Rental Properties - Four Square Method Worksheet

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This document can help you analyze a rental property for the monthly cash flow and the cash on cash return on investment - using the "Four Square Method" popularized on BiggerPockets. Learn more about "The Four Square Method" on YouTube at Thanks! Enjoy!

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Thank you Brandon.This method feels super useful to understand the overall process.

Diego Nepomnaschy | 13 days ago  

Thank you Brandon For all you do For us the newbies

Alan Cope | about 1 month ago  


Miguel Angel Rios Macias | 6 months ago  

You only list the downpayment. What about the mortgage/loan payment? Wouldn't you need to add that to the expenses?

Mike NA | 6 months ago  

That was totally AWESOME!! Makes so much sense and simple to understand. Thank you for all that you do.

Melvin K. Amina | 7 months ago  

what a wonderful tool - thanks to you guys for sharing such great info :) it is very much appreciated!

Lori Johnson | 8 months ago  

Thank you very much. Makes it easier to follow the youtube presentation.

Marquez Milton | 9 months ago  

Thank you Brandon, will gonna help me a lot. Just right now I found you on YouTube ;) Keep moving forward.

Georgi Bozhinov | 10 months ago  

Great sheet! looking forward to using it

Kay Mckinley | 11 months ago  

Ha! just found this on youtube. After 4 years. lol Thank you for all you do!!!

Mary D. | 11 months ago  

Josh and Brandon, you guys have helped me TREMENDOUSLY! This allowed me to quickly analyze my first rental property with ease! Thanks guys. This made a big difference in my business.

Terrez Jarrett | 11 months ago  

This is huge. Thanks 🙏🏾

Takeshia Martin | 11 months ago  

Mahalo e Brandon!!!

Eleu Lee | 11 months ago  


David Yusupov | 11 months ago  

This is very gooooood. Thanks Brandon!

Olu Efunwoye | 12 months ago  


Janis Mcquinton | about 1 year ago  

You know we want the Excel file :)

Marty McButterpants | about 1 year ago  

Great worksheet, thanks! This will be very helpful for me as I go through my pricing metrics. Tip for others looking to print: on my Mac, I needed to reduce the scale to 25% in order to get it all to print on one 8.5" x 11" page.

Tara O'Hanley | about 1 year ago  

Hello, I want to thank Bigger Pockets and the supporters for all the information that is shared, so in return, I wanted to share, I converted the calculator to an excel spreadsheet. Link attached, I will continue to post files that I am able to develop here as well.

Bryant Dargan | over 1 year ago  

This document is GREAT for quick calculations! I laminated mine and use a wipe away marker so I can keep reusing over and over again. Very helpful as usual BiggerPockets crew. Thanks

Jason Chalmers | over 1 year ago  

Ok, so the file prints (on a Mac) way too big for a letter size. Any hints at how to change the format to a letter sized print out?

Sean Gibson | over 1 year ago  

I love it! This is an excellent resource for performing a quick rental analysis.

Larry Russell | over 1 year ago  

Thanks Brandon, this gave a lot more clarity on what to look for in analyzing a deal!!!

Dustin J Cooper | over 1 year ago  

Thanks Brandon! I appreciate all your help :)

Charles Branch | over 1 year ago  

Thank you!

Bain Craddock | over 1 year ago  

I made an auto-populates spreadsheet that I derived from the worksheet, and I'm happy to share it with the BiggerPockets community. I also wrote a program to automatically populate the spreadsheet with MLS listings from my agent. Check it out! Happy to answer any questions. Let me know if it helps!

Earl Co | over 1 year ago  

Thank You!

Terrell Hill | over 1 year ago  

It's not a "spreadsheet" at all. It's a pdf document. Why say spreadsheet in your video?

Anthony Porter | over 1 year ago  

Love this worksheet! Thank you

Bryon Johnson | almost 2 years ago  

Amazing quick tool.thank you

Pini M. | almost 2 years ago  

this is a good one pager for quickly listing the details about a property, especially if you are looking at multiple properties to analyze in a short time frame and have no access to BP calculator. Thank you for posting.

Dipti A. | about 2 years ago  

Very useful, thanks for sharing guys!

Andre Mays | over 2 years ago  

@ Brandon, Thanks for creating !

Tracey Williams | over 2 years ago  

Donnie: fantastic

Donnie Hardiman | over 2 years ago  

The sheet is not interactive, like a spreadsheet. It also does not cover nearly as many items as was shown in the video. It is 4 boxes with a few items in each box. I was slightly disappointed that I'd registered for that.

Levi Thomason | over 2 years ago  

I use this to quickly analyze properties. It's very helpful and easy to use. Thank You!

George Walker | over 2 years ago  

Josh and Brandon are AMAZING and certainly paying it forward. Thank you or keeping investing within the reach of us everyday people.

Sheila F. | almost 3 years ago  

Andrew Papenfus | about 3 years ago