Anyone want to get rid of/share/giveaway used REI books?

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Hello!

I'm a newbie here and one of the things I love about bigger pockets and their podcasts are the book recommendations each of the guests have at the end of the show. Needless to say I am starting to amass quite a list of books I need to read in order to get started on my real-estate investing journey. I obviously don't want to spend a fortune purchasing all of the books I want to read and my local library doesn't always carry the titles I'm interested in.

I was wondering if anyone had REI books they wanted to get rid of? It could be you're about to do some spring cleaning, need more book shelf space, or have simply outgrown the lessons of the books you have. Whatever the reason, I'd be grateful if you could send me any unwanted used book donations. I'll gladly pay for shipping if that is an issue.

Books I'm looking to read:

(1) Any book recommended by bigger pockets and their guests

(2) Books outside of the bigger pockets lists on flipping, rehabbing, multi-family investing, landlording, having the right mindset, understanding cashflow and analyzing deals, etc.

I'm not picky aside from the books have to be geared towards learning about investing in real estate.

Thanks so much and I'm super excited to get involved in such an active forum!

Hi @Krissia Manansala and welcome to BP! This is an inspired idea of yours, but in addition you should look into Hoopla. As long as you are a library card holder with a participating system, you can "borrow" ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and more. Enjoy them on your PC, Mac, or mobile device until they are

For example, I just checked: You can borrow the audiobook version of Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover for free on Hoopla and start listening today! No need to wait or pay for shipping!

Enjoy!

Thank you so much Mitch!! My local library currently isn't part of Hoopla but I've contacted them to join. Great suggestion nonetheless and I look forward to using this service very soon!

Best regards,
Krissia

Originally posted by @Mitch Messer :

Hi @Krissia Manansala and welcome to BP! This is an inspired idea of yours, but in addition you should look into Hoopla. As long as you are a library card holder with a participating system, you can "borrow" ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and more. Enjoy them on your PC, Mac, or mobile device until they are

For example, I just checked: You can borrow the audiobook version of Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover for free on Hoopla and start listening today! No need to wait or pay for shipping!

Enjoy!

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Hi Lance,

You're right. I definitely don't want to get myself into information paralysis. I do have a possible mentor who is a commercial real estate investor, but commercial is not where I want to get started and I need to gain familiarity with REI concepts before I can even begin to ask him intelligent questions. I'd like to up my knowledge baseline so I can be strategic about my first steps in REI. 

I'm curious, how did you first start learning about REI? We're you pushed into it, taught by a mentor, or do any self-teaching like I'm trying to do now? 

Thanks!

Best regards,
Krissia

Originally posted by @Account Closed :

You know whats going to happen you are going to read every book listen to every podcast and end up doing nothing    .Information overload.  Your brain is going to shut down.

Dont you have a friend or something to guide you.

Welcome @Krissia Manansala , good to see someone else from the area joining!

I would honestly look into the Montgomery County libraries, they have plenty of books (not every single one...) on real estate investing. I personally like to check out books that I hear recommended from the BP podcast or on a blog post, and only if I really liked the book, I'd buy it to put it on my shelf. 

As Lance said though, there definitely is a possibility of information overload. I would read a few books from the recommended list, but not make it your goal to read everything you possibly can. Eventually some books will say the same things just in different ways.

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