Realty Income finds itself on a lot of investors' radar because of its heft monthly dividend. But how should investors value Realty Income to determine if today's price is an attractive one.

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson sits down with Fool contributor and Editor of the independent Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter Brad Thomas to discuss the differences investors must consider when evaluating REITs.

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