According to Robert Kiyosaki, the real secret to making money and reaching financial independence is not staying an employee, but starting a company and quickly developing it.
This book is for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to know how to take those first crucial steps.
In Before You Quit Your Job, Robert Kiyosaki provides first-hand accounts of his own start-up companies, and what he learned from his failures and successes. Readers will discover:
- How to determine whether an idea is a good one
- How to write a solid business plan
- Where to find OPM (Other People’s Money) to finance that plan
- How to incorporate for business and tax purposes
- How to find key advisors to develop the plan
- How to best launch the product or service
- And more.
Veteran investor and best-selling author Olly Newland’s book Climbing the Property Ladder shares valuable lessons he’s learned over 45 years as a property investor … and some horror stories.
This book covers some of Olly’s amazing adventures as the purchaser, landlord, or vendor in a property deal or as a consultant for others.
The stories have the common threads of real estate and property investment and the common human failings of greed, fear, naivety, carelessness and envy. Some have happy endings, some do not. Many are about raw human emotion — property just happens to be involved along the way.
In these pages you will read about those who may have started with nothing and made literally millions. You will read about the crooks, cheats and downright criminals who are attracted to big money as moths to a flame. In his usual take-no-prisoners entertaining style, Olly shares valuable lessons, rules and insights — and some breathtaking true stories about how property deals have changed people’s lives. “Every story in this book is true. I should know — I was involved in all of them in one way or another. Only the details have been changed to save needless embarrassment to the innocent (not to mention lawsuits).”
Presented in clear, accessible language, and loaded with lots of real-world examples, Commercial Real Estate Investor’s Guide sheds light on the key issues surrounding investing in commercial and industrial property in New Zealand.
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This book brings together impartial and vital information from a group of experienced local investors and experts who share their frank advice for making money as an investor.
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned investor, this book will fill gaps in your knowledge and show you how to succeed in this profitable field.
- What to look for in a commercial investment
- How to find opportunities in the different sectors
- How to evaluate a deal
- Offer and negotiation strategies
- Due diligence — how to make the most of it
- Dirty tricks and traps when buying
- How to read a lease — vital points to watch
- Raising finance on a commercial deal
- How to add value to an existing investment
- Managing tenants
- Tax issues for NZ commercial property investors
- Property cycles and how they affect commercial investments
- Where to get independent advice, and how to build a team of professionals
- …and more!
This updated and revised edition of the bestselling The Complete Guide to Residential Property Investment in New Zealand is a crucial read for all property investors whether you are considering property investment for the first time, a new investor or have been investing for a while. Property investment is a business and needs to be treated as such.
Create Wealth will help you learn the skills to become a more successful investor – after all, it’s about making money! This excellent practical guide helps you understand:
- how to create the right property investment mindset
- why property is a good investment
- the different property strategies
- how to make a sound investment to ride out both falling and rising markets
- how to have the right structures to legitimately maximise tax deductions
- how to calculate how much to borrow
- how to avoid legal problems & understand the legal process
- how to minimise your risk levels to ensure you have a ‘safe investment’
- how to maximise the profits you can make.
This UK-published book is an updated, revised edition of How to Make a Million from Property (2008) by the same author. Three new chapters have been added addressing the credit crunch and offering advice and strategies to deal with tougher financial times.
(See also the New Zealand book: How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market.)
From the publishers:
“This is possibly the best time in over 30 years to get back into property and now, more than ever, you need to know what you’re doing!”
Businessman and television presenter Gary McCausland presents an insider’s guide to surviving the credit crunch, and making money from property even in this seemingly impossible market…
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go into property developing knowing the pitfalls in advance and avoid the common errors made by most first time property developers. Gary’s television work continually proves to him how little the wider public actually know about his trade – despite its high profile – and he is fed up of seeing solicitors, agents and builders pull the wool over people’s eyes. This passionate and opinionated guide will help first timers avoid costly mistakes by arming them with insider advice and knowledge. Turning the property sections in the bookshops upside down, How to Make Money From Property is upfront, candid, jargon-free and utterly devoid of bull – packed with the concrete facts from which readers can learn exactly how the best deals are brokered and broken. Gary McCausland – Biography Property Maverick Gary McCausland has over 20 years of experience in the business and has developed over £50 million worth of property in the last five years. Gary is the presenter of UK Channel 5 programmes ‘How to Be a Property Developer’ and ‘Property Developing Abroad’. Gary’s philosophy is that if he passes on all his tips his readers will keep him on his toes and make him even better at what he does.
Contents: Foreword 1 The credit crunch explained 2 Ten ways to beat the credit crunch 3 Making it happen 4 Life-changing deals 5 Finding the diamond in the rough 6 Do the figures stack-up? 7 God is in the detail 8 More homework 9 Negotiate and close the deal 10 Get your hands on the money 11 First impressions 12 Project-manage your site 13 Build your wealth team 14 What are you going to do? – hold or sell? 15 Marketing and selling property 16 Your twelve-week property plan 17 Avoid the classic mistakes 18 Just do it! Index Useful information190 pages
Whether buying or selling, you will gain much better results if you learn how to establish a ‘Position of POWER’. This is a live recording of a teaching session with top real estate agent Paul Vujnovich at Empower Education’s recent Negotiating Real Estate Deals workshop.
Paul is a successful businessman, an award-winning real estate agent (he’s been Harvey’s #1 agent nationally twice — in a boom and a slump) and the principal of a thriving real estate office. Success like that is built on experience, a firm foundation of interpersonal skills and an understanding of how to bring parties to agreement through negotiation. Paul has dealt with thousands of sellers and buyers, and negotiated many hundreds of deals.
In this 45 minute edited audio programme (recorded in September 2009) Paul distils his approach to deal-making and shares valuable insights — from which YOU can learn how to achieve red much better results in your own negotiations. Buying or selling. Homes or investments. (9pp COURSE NOTES booklet included.)
Financial literacy — knowing the basics & more Understanding your motivation as a buyer or seller The place of emotion in a deal (and why you can’t ignore it) Letting go of the ‘contest’ — win/lose or getting what you want? Getting into the dance of give and take Establishing your ‘Position of POWER’ as a vendor — 5 keys Three reasons you should never, ever sell privately Once an offer is received — dos and don’ts Conditions – what to accept and reject Dealing with agents when decision-making & time frames Selling rentals — how to handle it to get the best results How to establish your ‘Position of POWER’ as a purchaser ‘First and final’ offers Conditions – what to ask for (less than you think) Dealing with the to and fro Buying investments — different criteria Keeping things in perspective — do the maths and move on On-going negotiation from a ‘Position of POWER’ … and more! How to Negotiate from a ‘Position of POWER’ Audio CD & 9pp COURSE NOTES booklet Impartial, up-to-date information based on experience Order your copy now!
Protect and build your wealth — experienced investors share strategies
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How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market … and other vital secrets to building wealth through real estate
Learn how to invest for PROFIT and SAFETY in a changing property market.
Get the inside story on what happens as the property cycle turns.
These veteran investors and expert authors share essential facts, advice and wealth-building strategies for today’s property investor.
Read this clear and accessible handbook to learn how to both safeguard and increase your real estate assets as the market changes.
In How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market you’ll learn…
- different strategies for success during the phases of the property market
- warning signs and indicators to watch
- how to keep track of the key fundamentals as they change
- where the pressure builds in a cooling property market
- how to position yourself to benefit from emerging opportunities
- how to avoid the mistakes even intelligent investors make
- dealing with finances under pressure
- bargain-hunting strategies — and how to recognise a ’bargain’ that isn’t!
- … plus much more.
NEW! A fun board game teaching the principles of successful sharemarket investing.
Learn how to succeed in the sharemarket with this challenging and FUN game.
INVESTOR Sharemarket board game is designed to teach you how the sharemarket works… and how you can succeed as an investor!
By investing in a model sharemarket — building up a share portfolio and creating wealth — players learn normal share market terminology and understand the real workings of the stock exchange.
The winner is the first player to take over one of the companies on the WORLDWIDE STOCK EXCHANGE using the strategies real-life investors use.
Along the way, players learn the jargon of the share market, how investing in shares and collecting dividends actually work, how take-overs and insider trading can affect your investments and how to accumulate wealth in shares — “investing in businesses”.
Investor game is great fun for adults and children to play (it’ll bring out a competitive streak in most people!) It’s a fun and educational way for parents to teach their children the secrets, risks and rewards of investing in the share market. Suitable for ages 10+ and for 2 – 6 players Investor game comes with:
- Rules and instructions
- ATrading board
- 62 stock exchange announcement cards
- A calculation sheet (to help you calculate dividends)
- A pad of shareholder statements/cash management sheets (your scoresheet)
- Pencils, tokens and dice
The message in this book is that you can build wealth and achieve your financial dreams.
Through their empowering, inspiring stories of people from all walks of life who put their financial lives in order, accumulated a nest egg through saving and investing, and prepared for the future, they provide a step-by-step program for mastering the financial system in which we live:
- Getting control of your money and saving on a regular basis.
- Eliminating debt and maintaining good credit.
- Growing your money through prudent investments.
- Using the internet to manage your personal finances and obtain information about products and services so that you can buy them at the best available price.
- Preparing for major life events such as retirement, sending your children to college and providing for elderly and disabled family members.
The financial self-help program found in It’s About the Money will help everyone participate fully on the financial engine that drives the country. It will show you how to get access to capital and then increase and keep it and build a better life for yourself and your family.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana
The crash of 1987 still reverberates in the psyche of many investors. Those turbulent days influence investment decisions and actions today, but not everybody fully understands their impact.
It wasn’t just the sharemarket that was affected – the crisis in business and lender confidence pulled the booming property market off its tracks. Mortgagee auctions and forced sales, bankruptcies and prosecutions followed as many formerly respected business figures fell from grace – breaking the faith of investors all over the world.
Lost Property is a searingly honest insider’s account of the build-up and the let-down, with its brutal aftermath. Read this book to learn what happened during the boom and the crash, how they came about and why. Olly Newland’s first-hand narrative is full of insights and parallels which today’s investor would be wise to consider. Ignore these lessons at your peril!
From the book jacket: “Many people remember with a shudder the massive stockmarket crash around the world in 1987. In New Zealand, as in many countries, it came on the back of an unprecedented share and property boom when huge sums of money could be made for the asking. One of the stars of the New Zealand scene was Olly Newland, founder of Landmark and wheeler-dealer supreme. Banks queued at his door to lend him money, the media for advice and comment, and he was in demand as a speaker to investor groups. Then, beginning in New York, the market suddenly crashed. Here, Olly Newland gives an insider’s view of the build-up and the let-down — and lays the blame firmly at the doors of the banks and the government. Readers may never trust either again. In this special edition, released for the 20th anniversary of the 1987 crash, Olly Newland reflects on how much – and how little – has changed since then. He shares valuable insights into the crash, drawing lessons from his own and others’ experiences in those frenetic days. Lost Property offers practical, timeless advice about building wealth and ongoing income from investment.” Also available while stocks last: Limited edition of 200 numbered copies personally signed by Olly Newland.