Rich Dad Poor Dad and the Real Estate Industry

As real estate professionals, our education is incredibly important. However, it’s important to remember that education doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it happens constantly, in every interaction we have. Credentials are important, but it’s also important to pick up valuable information from people who have found success their own way. For me, that happens a lot in the form of reading books.

This idea that not all education comes from degrees and institutions fits rather nicely with the book I want to highlight, and that’s Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This is an incredibly insightful book and, although it is a pretty quick read, I know that the real estate industry is tough to navigate. But don’t worry, if you’ve been looking to dig in and just haven’t found the time, here’s a quick breakdown of the book and its key lessons!

A tale of two dads

Narratively, Kiyosaki’s book centers around the lessons learned from his...

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Why Every Real Estate Agent NEEDS To Be An Investor

Investment is considered by many to be one of the strongest ways to both build and protect your wealth, especially when an uneasy economy begins to show its face. However, investing can also be a tricky game for many. The uncertainty and volatility of certain investments make the practice seem like gambling, and if the point is to protect your wealth, uncertainty is not a good selling point. But what if you could take some of that uncertainty out of the question?

As a real estate agent, you absolutely can, and it all boils down to knowledge. Real estate agents know the ins and outs of the market better than anybody, and this insider knowledge is an important competitive advantage that you can use to make powerful, smart investments. After all, why wouldn’t you invest in the same thing you spend so much time and effort promoting?

Early knowledge

As a real estate agent, you will have access to property information before they even become listings. Especially for listing agents,...

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