Thanks again for what you do, John. Thanks for helping me to see deeper.
Regards, Bryan Rush
I have been completely satisfied by all the books I've ordered previously from John Reed and am looking forward eagerly to reading his latest on protecting oneself from the coming financial crisis.
I first encountered your books about 15 years ago when we first got started buying rental real estate. Yours has been amongst the finest advice we've received. Your words ring in my ears to this day and I'm looking forward to reading more. THANKS!!!
I am Jimmy Hill from North Carolina. I read some of your books. I loved them, man. You really are doing everyone a service by your non-B.S. way of life.
I bought the Succeeding book and loved it. Actually I read your first book How to get started in real estate. And the second one was best practices for the intelligent real estate investor.
When I started studying real estate, I was an idiot. I believed all that Kiyosaki B.S. You could by a property for little to nothing down and the rent would more than cover the expenses etc. I found out that was a load of bull in a hurry.
But after wasting years of studying this nonsense I finally started reading your books. Now I laugh at the advice those real estate books at the local bookstore give. I realized how little I really did know and fell for a sales pitch.
I also come from a family that does not motivate anyone to get an education. It's like they believe education wasn't important. I use to believe that, until I found out the hard way. Once I started getting a job, I found out that the ones who were telling me what to do and making the money were the college graduates. And that is true at every place I have ever worked.
Just wanting to let you know that I am supporting you 100% and thank you for putting me on the right track with real estate. I also like your new military page. Terrific.
Best of luck to you.
Jimmy Hill from Facebook
You've made me lots of money over the years. Aggressive tax avoidance was a beautiful read. How to Manage Real Estate For Maximum Profit wound it's way into my mind. I've used it consciously at first & increased income & the value of my property. The style of analysis you apply to real estate helps me get in that groove and make better decisions. I'd have to sit down and think of specifics, but you're books have helped me make tens of thousands of extra dollars over the years. I'm a smart guy, you are too. I would have made money. But I've found little ideas and broad themes where I said aha! For a $20 book (at the time), I increased the income from, as well as the value of, my property by $15,000 using the idea of converting underutilized space into an extra bedroom. Didn't make two tiny bedrooms. The guys that built this duplex, made one giant weird looking bedroom. $50 worth of sheet rock, $100 of lumber, a door, and voila-more or less, and I have converted a two bedroom that rented for $425 into a three bedroom that rents for $500. Just have completed splitting the water service to this duplex as well, which will allow me to let the tenants pay for their own water. That's another $5000 in added value + less hassle time paying the bill. If they ever get pissed off and flood my duplex, they'll do it on their nickel. Thanks So Much!
Thanks So Much!
All The Best,
All The Best, Gary S.
Thanks John! Your books and newsletter are the best in the industry. Keep up the great work. I have quite a few of your books, and a lot of books by many others. Yet I only ever reread and refer back to your books. Your books have substance, specifics and details where others are general and wanting.
Bernie Malonson, Marketing Manager, Southfield, MI
This book is absolutely essential for anyone considering real-estate investment. There is no comparison between this and get-rich-quick hype books by the likes of Kiyosaki that give no real step-by-step plan to achieve success beginners can follow. No hype, no B.S., straight answers, clear and concise style, I am 100% satisfied and will order other books
Charles L. Sterling
e-Business Marketing Manager
9459 Tomahawk Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68134
Cliff Pletschet, Financial columnist, Oakland Tribune
When my readers and students ask about buying real estate, I usually bellow that it takes money, guts, experience, expertise, timing and luck. If they press the point, I send them off to John T. Reed of Alamo, a real estate investor and writer for 24 years, and my favorite real estate guru.
Reed, who has written numerous books and reports on real estate investing, and publishes a newsletter Real Estate Investors Monthly is a no nonsense guy, possibly as the result of his West Point and Harvard training, and he has not been too patient with raw beginners, particularly when they demonstrate a decided lack of investment acumen. What the real estate market doesnt need is more incompetent investors.
“But the Web site visitors retorted that they appreciated the guru profiles, but such material didn’t really help them get started in the real estate market. Reed relented and whipped out yet another book, or report as he calls it, How to Get Started In Real Estate Investment. At 65 pages of plain English its easy to follow and swallow. Ill plug anyone who rescues investors from the financial brier patch and helps them build assets for a secure retirement.
It looks at both hard facts, like how to learn about real estate law, mathematics and taxation, and emotional issues such as dealing with buyers remorse and discouragement from friends and relatives. Reed looks at every angle. Cliff Pletschet, Financial columnist, Oakland Tribune
Your books are proving one of the highlights of my day. I occasionally read some of the Succeeding book to my teens easier for them to get it from you than from dad. The book on writing is generating confidence in me every time I read it. The real estate book How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment can be intimidating at times because I’m as green as they come at this but even though I don’t get it all, I wouldn’t dare do this without having read your stuff. I read a few pages and I feel I’ve just eaten a 12 ounce steak have to pause and digest! Anyhow, thanks for your work.