BiggerPockets Publishing

How To Invest In Real Estate

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Getting Started

A new book by Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner

Next time someone asks you, “How do I get started investing in real estate?” hand them this book and simply say, “Start here.”

  • 270
  • 4
    FREE Bonuses
  • 40
    Interviews with Investors
  • 11
    Investment Strategies
  • 27
    Methods to Find Real Estate Deals

  • “I think this should be required reading for anyone considering real estate investing, and for that matter, anyone joining BiggerPockets."

    Ben Leybovich,

    Real estate investor and founder of

  • "Dorkin and Turner have really laid out a clear, straight-to-the-point guide to achieving success through real estate investing. The real estate industry is huge, and often complicated, but this book clears away the fog and uncertainty in a fun, easy to read manner. Highly recommended!"

    Nat Borchers,

    Retired pro athlete, real estate investor, and broadcaster

  • "I only wish this book had been written in 2005 when I was starting my real estate investing journey!"

    Ken Corsini,

    Real estate investor and star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Atlanta

About the Book

Everyone knows real estate investing can be a powerful way to build wealth and achieve true financial freedom. But because each person’s journey is different, the best way to get started is usually shrouded in opinions, high-pressure sales, and mystery.

That’s why two of the biggest names in the real estate world teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive manual ever written on getting started in the lucrative business of real estate investing. In How to Invest in Real Estate: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started, Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner, longtime hosts of the world’s No. 1 real estate podcast—the BiggerPockets Podcast—give you a deep-yet-wide look at the many different niches and strategies that exist so you can find what works best for you, your resources, and your goals.

Unlike most traditional real estate books, this one won’t tell you there is “one secret path” to real estate success. Instead, it dives into dozens of unique and life-changing quests and is packed with more than 40 real-life stories of how real estate investors are finding success in today’s economy. This book will help you carve your own path and give you all the tools needed to begin your journey.

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • How to invest in real estate while working a full-time job
  • The truth about LLCs and corporations
  • How to earn more at work (or on the side) so you can invest more
  • Getting your spouse on the real estate train
  • Eight unique property types you can invest in today
  • Eleven powerful strategies for building wealth through real estate
  • Twenty-seven tested methods for finding great real estate deals
  • Partnerships, BRRRR, and other creative ways to fund your deals
  • And so much more

Bonus Content for How to Invest in Real Estate

Real Estate Investor Checklists and Videos Package

Pilots run through a pre-flight checklist before the plane ever leaves the ground. Doctors and nurses run through pre-surgery checklists before making their first incision. And now, real estate investors can ensure they’ve done all the vital steps from the beginning with the Real Estate Investor Checklist Package. This package includes seven unique, never-before-released checklists for new and experienced real estate investors. A $99 Value… COMPLETELY FREE

You’ll get a checklist (and a bonus video explanation of each checklist!!) for:

  • Team Building- Make sure you have the right people needed before you actually need them
  • Property Inspection- This checklist will walk you through each aspect of a propty to make sure you know exactly what you are getting into.
  • Property Manager Interview- Over 50 in-depth questions to ask before allowing someone to manage your property
  • Real Estate Agent Interview- Two dozen questions to ask any potential real estate agent to ensure your agent will deliver the best deals!
  • Lender Interview- Over forty questions to discuss with your lender so they know that you know what you’re doing!
  • Loan Documentation- Increase your chance of getting a loan approved by bringing the right documents.
How to Pay For Your Real Estate Deal: Three Video Interviews
One of the most important skills an investor can have is understanding how to get financing. Each deal is unique, and not every deal works for every type of loan. That’s why Josh and Brandon put together this exclusive video interview series with three very different types of lenders. You’ll hear from a conventional lender, a commercial lender, and a hard money lender to find out the difference between each AND specific details on what it takes for them to say “YES!” Over 90-minutes of streaming or downloadable HD video & audio. A $99.00 Value… COMPLETELY FREE
Exclusive Video
From Moron to Millionaire: How Brandon Turner, co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate used real estate to go from “nothing” to having a significant net worth. This fast-paced, straight-to-the-point video will help you see how anyone, even someone without the right connections, experience, background, or intelligence - can build significant wealth through real estate.
Exclusive Video Interview
Quadruple Your Income Through Vacation Rentals: An Interview with Elizabeth Colegrove. Learn how Elizabeth recently quadrupled her rental income by transitioning her units from traditional rentals to vacation rentals, despite living hundreds of miles away from her properties. This unique strategy might be just the strategy for you!
Time-Sensitive Bonus: Live Q&A with the Authors!
90-Minute exclusive live online with Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner. The two original hosts of The BiggerPockets Podcast want to sit down with YOU to answer your most pressing questions! Josh and Brandon will also go through key lessons that shaped how they built their businesses, as well as the habits, resources, and principles that guided them to success. This bonus is ONLY available to those who purchase How to Invest in Real Estate before November 1st, so order your copy now and come hang out with Josh and Brandon! A $199 Value… COMPLETELY FREE.

Book Prices

Ultimate Bundle

Get the physical book shipped to you, AND download the ebook, audio file, AND all of the digital bonuses right now + the special bonuses!

physical book

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Download the audiobook of How to Invest in Real Estate right now with additional bonuses!


Download the ebook version of How to Invest in Real Estate right now with additional bonuses!


Download the ebook version of How to Invest in Real Estate right now with additional bonuses!

physical book

Get the physical book shipped straight to your door with additional bonuses!

Ultimate Bundle

Get the physical book shipped to you, AND download the ebook, audio file, AND all of the digital bonuses right now + the special bonuses!


Download the audiobook of How to Invest in Real Estate right now with additional bonuses!


About the Authors

Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner are active real estate investors, entrepreneurs, podcasters, husbands, dads, and best-selling authors. Josh founded to help solve his own real estate problems, but it has since grown into a community serving over 70 million investors. The BiggerPockets Podcast has been downloaded over 50 million times, reaching the far corners of the globe with the positive message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Find out for yourself at!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the book for?

This book is for both new and experienced investors looking for an introduction on how to invest in multiple types of real estate strategies. Co-written by the founder of BiggerPockets and the co-host of the podcast, you’ll learn from the best! If you want to do anything in your life remotely similar to Josh and Brandon,this book is for you!

Which package should I buy?

To provide the most value but still make sure everyone can afford to read this, BiggerPockets has released the book in several price packages:

Ebook and Audio Versions: If you don't want a physical copy of the book to keep on your shelf and take notes in, but only plan to read the book on your iPad, Kindle, or another e-reader, choose the ebook version. Or, choose the Audiobook version and listen to the book!

Physical Bundle:If you want a physical copy of the book to read on real paper that you can take notes in and put on your shelf forever, then choose the physical version. As an added bonus, you won't have to pay for shipping if you live in the United States!

Ultimate Bundle: Get the best of both worlds. Get the digital content today, delivered straight to your email inbox, including all digital bonus content. PLUS, get a physical hardcover copy of the book shipped straight to your doorstep. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping of the physical book... we're running as fast as we can.

Do you sell in bulk orders?

For larger orders of copies of this book, email [email protected] with your request. Discounts are given for group orders or for group educational purposes.

What if I want a refund?

We are so confident that this book will absolutely blow you away that we offer a 100% no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee. If this book doesn't help you form a robust plan to achieve financial freedom, we will refund your entire purchase amount, within 30 days. For a refund request, just send an email to [email protected]. Refunds not applicable for books purchased on Amazon or other third-party retailers.

What is the meaning of life?

This question is quite common, so let's address it. While we can't tell you the exact meaning of life, we can tell you a few things we are confident are NOT the meaning of life. Slaving away at a 9-5 job for forty years, just to retire on what's left of our social security system is not the meaning of life. Not having enough financial resources to support your favorite charity is not the meaning of life. Missing your kids' soccer games because you were too busy working is not the meaning of life. So why do so many people spend their lives at work? Free yourself. Refuse to be part of a culture that values work over relationships. Find ways to create passive income through real estate notes so you can build your own dreams rather than spend the next decade building someone else's. Travel. Take risks. Read. Love. And then give back.

Oh, and pick up a copy of this book. It'll help you get there faster.