Real Estate Analysis Real Estate Books vs. Real Estate Blogs: Which Is the Best Resource? by Mays Kuhail August 22, 2018February 11, 2022 by Mays Kuhail August 22, 2018February 11, 2022 Which ultimately wins? Real estate books and real estate blogs are a great way to get informed on all things real estate. Real estate investors make use of them at all levels of experience. They can help you out as a beginner real estate investor and as an experienced one. Today, there is an infinite amount of resources online and offline that you can benefit from in your real estate investing career. Below, we’ll be mentioning some real estate blogs and real estate books that we think are good. It’s important to mention that the information and recommendations in this blog are unsolicited. It’s simply a compilation of what we believe are good resources. Perks of using real estate books Real estate books can help you plan and strategize buying and managing an investment property. Also, if you’re looking for more thorough information, real estate books are your go-to choice. This is because real estate books can generally give you a more in-depth and detailed look into the industry and real estate market. Reading real estate books is also one of the main tips to becoming a successful real estate investor. Success in real estate highly depends on your ability to research, read, and retain information. The book suggestions below will give you the basis for learning about real estate investing in general, how to network in real estate, how to market your property, and how to navigate among the numerous real estate financial measures and indicators. Of course, you can browse through different real estate blogs for this information. But books can be seen as “better” in the sense that they will go steps further in explaining and demonstrating the above terms. Finally, using real estate books can really help you out if you’re a beginner real estate investor. When you’re searching for basic terms or real estate investing strategies, it’s a great idea to check them out Related: 12 Best Books for Real Estate Agents Real estate books to check out The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Jay Papasan What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know about Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli Build a Rental Property Empire: The No-Nonsense Book on Finding Deals, Financing the Right Way, and Managing Wisely by Mark Ferguson The Art of Real Estate Marketing by Robert Stack Also, did you know that Mashvisor has a free eBook available online? Click here to read our free eBook: The Investor’s Guide to Real Estate. Perks of real estate blogs Real estate blogs can be a great source for quick information that you can access easily – with a literal click of a button. What’s great about using real estate blogs is that you can control and modify your search and search results. Furthermore, if you’re looking for more specific information, some real estate websites allow you to personalize your search. You can plug in variables and adjust results to your personal investing needs. You don’t really get that type of personalization when looking into real estate books. The type of data you’re getting is different – we post blogs about top cities and neighborhoods to invest in, heat map analysis, calculations that are changing, and the information is always new and always updated. If you want a more contingent type of data, real estate blogs are the way to go. Top real estate investing websites If you’ve chosen to learn real estate from online resources, these are the top real estate blogs and websites to check out. Mashvisor To check out Mashvisor’s blog, visit our knowledge center here. To start looking for and analyzing the best investment properties in your city and neighborhood of choice, click here. Trulia Trulia is an amazing real estate website in general. On their site, you get access to great information. Trulia allows you to browse through countless properties in different cities and neighborhoods across the US. You can also use real estate comps to analyze the best places to invest in real estate. Investopedia Investopedia is one of the best real estate blogs/websites to check out. It’s especially useful when you’re looking for easy guides on all things real estate. Their blogs also take you through the most basic terminology to more complex subjects and even calculations. BiggerPockets BiggerPockets, also known as the Real Estate Wiki, is one of the most informative real estate blogs out there. You can find information on any topic you can think of in real estate. Zillow Another one of the top real estate blogs out there is Zillow. Zillow’s platform shows different property listings, investment property options, and profitability analysis for these properties. You can also check out their mobile app for easy access and use. Realtor.com This is the official National Association of Realtors (NAR) website. Realtors widely use this blog to connect on a very trusted platform. Related: The Top Real Estate Websites That Will Make Every Investor Succeed Which one is better? You guessed it: both real estate books and real estate blogs are great choices. And at the end of the day, it depends on the type of information you need, the depth of the information you need, and the time you have. If you’re looking for a quick tip on managing your rental property, for example, you don’t have to read a whole book on the matter. You can simply check out a blog and conclude your search in minutes. Learning about managing a rental property in general, on the other hand, may require you to read a book. Another reason why the answer is both is that each of your options has its own use. And while real estate books are more information based, real estate blogs and websites allow you to be more interactive in your search and the type of information you receive. For example, data that you may find on Trulia or Mashvisor is constantly getting updated with daily data inputs and calculations. Additionally, platforms such as Mashvisor allow you to enter different cost variables to calculate profits and profit margins when investing in real estate. So to sum up, when choosing your method, consider what information you want to receive, the time frame you have, among other factors. And finally, never forget that you can create and use a mix of both types of real estate resources to further enrich your information as a real estate investor. Related: The 10 Best Real Estate Investor Websites of 2018 Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Mays Kuhail Mays is a Content Writer and freelance creative writer with multiple years of experience in US real estate market analysis. Mays has background in communication, content development, and digital marketing. She holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing. Previous Post How to Start a Property Business: The Dos and Don’ts Next Post Calculating Cash on Cash Return for Real Estate: An Easy-to-Follow Guide Related Posts How Agents and Investors Can Use Predictive Analytics The Stars Performing in Your Real Estate Investment Analysis Cap Rate vs. Cash on Cash Return: The Formula to Success in Real Estate Investing? The 1 Percent Rule in Real Estate Explained What Is a Good Rental Yield for Your First Rental Property? 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