The Landlord Entrepreneur: Double Your Profits with Real Estate Property Management (New York, NY: Touchstone, 2017)

From the author of the real estate investment bible Buy It, Rent It, Profit! comes a fresh guide to teach new and aspiring landlords how to go from managing a single rental property to successfully managing a large rental portfolio.

In his first book, real estate expert Bryan Chavis created the ultimate how-to guide for buying and managing rental properties, with practical, realistic ways to build lasting, long-term wealth. Now, he takes his acclaimed program one step further.

The Landlord Entrepreneur shifts the focus from dealing exclusively with residential real estate to building a dynamic property management business. By following the step-by-step instructions in this new guide, anyone can create a fully functioning, professional property management company in only ten days. With Chavis’s modern take on real estate, you will learn the five phases of property management and the skills needed to successfully move through them—as well as the hacks and tricks to build your profitable business from the ground up.

Full of smart, practical business advice, The Landlord Entrepreneur is the only guide you need to become a successful property manager in today’s real estate market.

Crushing It In Apartments and Commercial Real Estate (Watertown, New York: Sackets Harbor Press, 2017)

Think apartments and commercial real estate are just for the big boys?  Think Again Brian Murray was not an investment pro when he bought his first commercial property. He was a teacher looking to build some side income. Armed with his passion for business and a lot of common sense, he developed a simple yet highly effective approach to investing that he still uses today at his multimillion-dollar real estate company.

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate is a beginner’s guide to investing based on Murray’s experience bootstrapping his way from newbie investor to award-winning CEO of Washington Street Properties. Murray shares the secrets to his success through straightforward, actionable advice that will help you get started no matter what your experience level, or how much cash you have on hand. You’ll learn how to:

  • Find and creatively finance commercial property
  • Grow a portfolio without any help from outside investors and without taking on excessive debt
  • Use your small-investor status as a competitive advantage over corporate investors
  • Identify simple, practical ways to increase profits while keeping costs low

Murray also shares real-life stories that reveal exactly how he grew his business, and the hard lessons he learned along the way (so you don’t have to). Whether you already invest in real estate and want to go bigger, or you’ve never owned a property, this book gives you the tools and wisdom you need to crush it in apartments and commercial real estate.

Over the next twelve months, I will once again be writing the “Financial Tip of the Month” column for BIZ.Magazine.  The first installment, Passive Activity Losses from Rental Property, was published in the December 2018 edition.  Check it out here, and let me know what you think!

Date: December 17, 2018
Appearance: Passive Activity Losses from Rental Property
Outlet: BIZ.Magazine
Location: Shreveport, LA
Format: Magazine

How to Win in Commercial Real Estate Investing (Scottsdale, AZ: RDA Press, LLC, 2014)

When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, it’s easy to make a mistake…so why risk it? Improve your chances of success with a book researched, lived, and written by a master of commercial real estate: Craig Coppola. Craig has navigated the markets, ridden economic ups and downs, and bought and sold countless commercial projects – and he’s mastered the world of brokerage, leasing and investing.

Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new “real-estate eyes,” perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.

King of the Cowboys: The Life & Times of Jerry Jones (Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 1995)

The inside story of the larger-than-life owner of the Dallas Cowboys, America’s Team. Based on interviews with Jones and his friends, colleagues, and competitiors, this book profiles Jones’ hardscrabble upbringing, the millions he has made, his purchase of the Cowboys, his firing of Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson, and his hiring of Barry Switzer.

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