Books on Real Estate Business are a rare commodity, but we have compiled them all here for you Real Estate Agents, Managers, and Assistants. Whether you are just starting out or have a steady business, these books will help you learn the new trends in the Real Estate Business.
When it comes to marketing and competing against the giants, small businesses have always had it tough. But now there's a way to level the playing field like never before.
Web Marketing for Small Businesses shows entrepreneurs how to take advantage of the marketing opportunities on the Internet to get the word out about their business and win new customers. Stephanie Diamond, founder of Digital Media Works, has over 25 years experience in the marketing world and served for eight years as Marketing Director of AOL. She helps small business owners through topics such as:
-Working with social networking sites
-Selling your story in a compelling way
-Choosing the right tactics
-Choosing the right tools
-Evaluating customer actions
-And much more
For any entrepreneur, this book provides the most potential profit per read of any recent book on the market.
Written with humor and insight, 21 Things I Wish My Broker Had Told Me provides hands on advice that will help agents start, or maintain, a successful career in real estate. This has real life stories from dozens of successful, top producing, real estate professionals will help new agents know what to expect and how to succeed.
Just as we were getting used to the information age, Daniel Pink tells us that it is ending. With it goes our focus on charts, statistics, and linear thinking. Traditional "left-brain" activities like logic, analysis, and repetitive production are being turned over to robots, computers, and offshore labor. The valued skills of 21st century will be those of the right brain: empathy, design, synthesis, and contextual thinking. Author and lecturer Daniel Pink tells you how abundance, Asia, and automation are changing the world, why "routine" is the scariest word in the English language, how old line companies like GM and Proctor & Gamble are responding and what six abilities matter most in the emerging age. Daniel Pink completed law school and passed the bar, but is proud to say that he has never practiced law. What he has done is write best-selling business books, work in the White House and as a Senate staffer, advise Fortune 100 companies, provide business analysis on TV and radio, and write for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired Magazine. Bonus materials include in-depth interview, audience Q&A session, and more!
Keeping up with the fast pace of innovation isn't easy. The day-to-day challenge of running a real estate brokerage in today's red-hot market doesn't allow much time to think about the big picture. That's why Broker to Broker brings the fresh ideas, tested wisdom, and industry expertise on brokerage management found each month in Realtor® Magazine's "For Brokers" section.
More than 24 family businesses in the United States. employ 62 percent of America's workforce. And in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, experts say family businesses could account for as much as 80 percent of the private sector.
What's different about dealing with family members than dealing with underlings and managers at an impersonal corporation? When was the last time sales for a Fortune 500 company slumped because two brothers couldn't get along? Not that often, if ever. But it happens all the time in family businesses. Millions of families spanning the globe know they have problems ordinary businesses don't; they know if they don't keep the family on track, the business will derail.
Family, Inc. is a witty, engaging blueprint for maintaining peace within the family without busting the business. The authors use characters straight out of "Family Business Central Casting" to provide uncommon insights mixed with commonsense solutions. After all, they know that firing Uncle Bill is a bit more traumatic than firing just any Bill.
* Dad the Decider: Can he run a successful business and keep the family happy?
* Mom, CFO (Chief Family Officer): Can she keep the business from destroying her family?
* The Hard-Charging Son: How can he get Dad to move aside without ruining their relationship?
* The Sibling Rivals: Will they ever cooperate when each believes Dad loved the other one best?
* Mrs. & Mr. Inc.: How can they juggle business, marriage, sex, and the kids?
* The Supportive Spouse: What can she do to ensure her husband is treated fairly on the job by her family?
With these and other captivating characters, Family, Inc. will show you how to keep your family from ruining the business and your business from ruining the family. You'll laugh, you'll cry...and you'll avoid a train wreck.
No more excuses! With FIVE MINUTES TO A GREAT REAL ESTATE LETTER: A DESK REFERENCE and its accompanying CD-ROM, there is no more need for agents to panic over business correspondence to clients or customers. Agents simply find the letter they want to use, make any changes they want, insert the clients' names and addresses, print the letters, and harvests the benefits. This new time-saving resource includes a CD-ROM that provides more than 200 sample letters and e-mail messages agents and brokers can use daily in their real estate career. Agents will discover letters for all kinds of issues and scenarios, sample messages that can be copied and pasted into e-mail, checklists, forms, and more.
Not all "free agents" are highly paid athletes whose main skills are dunking a basketball or hitting a baseball. In fact, as Pink (contributing editor, Fast Company) reveals, over 25 million Americans are now self-employed, and fewer than one in ten works for a Fortune 500 company. This excellent work synthesizes the seismic shift in attitudes about and patterns of work in the economy from the early 1950s era of William Whyte's The Organization Man to today's independent worker, the free agent. Pink astutely summarizes what this major shift in the definition of employment now means to millions of Americans and explains the various types of free agents (including soloists, temps, and those involved in their own microbusiness). Other chapters cover examples of how self-sufficiency works so well for numerous life situations, while in many cases free-agency employment does not work well at all. This work may not be rooted in empirical research, but Pink's thorough review of the literature and his extensive roadwork interviewing hundreds of independent workers successfully merges psychosocial data with pragmatic reality. This major contribution to better understanding the trend toward independent contract work is highly recommended for all university libraries and larger public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Take charge of your career and learn what it takes to truly become a Mega-Producer real estate agent - in just five years! Whether you are new to the real estate business or an experienced agent that wants to take your career to a much higher level - Bob Herd gives you a working blueprint that will help guide you through a career you may have never dreamed possible.
Through his popular seminar program, Eugene Vollucci has shown thousands of experienced real estate investors and novices alike how to take advantage of one of the most rewarding investments you can find–apartment buildings. In this bestselling guide, the Volluccis’ simple, step-by-step program shows you how to become a real estate millionaire just like they did.
Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the book for you. In How to Get to the Top, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experience as an extremely successful entrepreneurwith lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. The essential guide on how to get to the top -- and stay there.
Written by a top-producing Broker and one of the nation's most knowledgeable and entertaining professional speakers, this best-selling text provides a complete step-by-step, proven program for designing and implementing a successful, professional real estate career. Packed with examples, forms, charts, instructions, and illustrative anecdotes, it offers a comprehensive source of real-life, practical information that real estate agents (new and experienced) can use to be more successful in the business.
All that money you spend on advertising: does it work? Of course it does. But what form of advertising is the most effective of all? Television? Radio? Newspapers? Billboards?
To answer the question about your advertising, consider this: Which of the advertisements you use, when seen by one person, is most likely to result in business? The answer may surprise you, because it's one of your least expensive and smallest ads, dozens of which will fit easily into your pocket or purse: your business card. When you hand someone your business card, you're setting in motion a chain of contacts that can become a new branch of your network. That's why you want your card to be attention-getting, pleasing, informative, and memorable - so people will look at it, comment on it, pass it around, and keep it handy. And the next time someone needs your products or services, they'll remember you.
The Professional Assistant is a practical guide with emphasis on hands-on-skills development, from personal organizing techniques to the most current office technologies. Also withadvanced business skills: developing marketing strategies, telemarketing concepts and media design. A topical overview of the real estate industry, plus resume and interviewing tips.
This business planning guide contains more than 25 worksheets and checklists to organize and track performance. It also includes three sample business plans for the novice, established agent and top producer. You will also find templates and work sheets that will assist agents with formulating their own business plan. 50 creative promotional tactics from successful agents across the nation are also provided.
Provide your students with the tools they need to establish and manage a successful real estate brokerage with this practical business guide. Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide will help your students become more effective managers, leaders and communicators in today's constantly changing business climate.
Real estate can be a rewarding career for those with the savvy to succeed. Written by a real estate training authority, Real Estate Marketing Sales Essentials: Steps for Success equips new and experienced agents alike with a comprehensive resource of invaluable tips, advice, and hands-on instruction on how to convert their knowledge into sales and profits.
Real Estate Office Management is an effective guide showing today's manager how they, too, can survive and prosper in today's ever changing world of real estate. Essential, cutting-edge information to help managers face and profit from challenges in the business.
Real Estate Office Management: A Guide to Success takes a concise look at contemporary real estate office management covering the essential day-to-day knowledge needed to successfully operate the office. It exclusively focuses on the highly essential "operational" issues that a person would encounter from the initial planning stages through the eventual sale of the office. The content uses numerous real world examples, from the author's experience, to demonstrate how to best handle making critical decisions.
Learn how to take your real estate website to the next level, without spending lots of money! Whether you have had a website for 15 years, 15 minutes, or are about to start one, you need this book. Learn all the tricks to make your site searchable, findable, and profitable!
Are you blogging for your real estate business? Realty Blogging shows you how to fully utilize this powerful, direct-communication marketing tool, giving you all the know-how you need to capture the interest and business of local homeowners, buyers, and sellers.
The ABC's of Real Estate Investing will:
*Achieve wealth and cash flow through real estate
*Overcome the myths that are holding you back
*Find property with real profit potential
*Evaluate a property and set your own purchase price
*Negotiate the deal based on the numbers
*Discover hidden profits in the properties you buy or own
*Increase your income through proven property management techniques
"Need help weathering the storm in today's real estate market? If so, reach for Gary Keller's new book, Shift-- it's the lifesaver you need today to thrive tomorrow. Shift is rich in easy-to-understand strategies, charts, and illustrations that show you exactly what you need to do to thrive in today's very challenging and 'shifted' real estate market.".
--Bernice Ross, Inman News.
Markets shift, and you can too. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market, and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform your business and your life. You can change your thinking, your focus, your actions, and, ultimately, your results to get back in the game and ahead of the competition. The tactics that jump-start your business in tough times will power it forward in good times. No matter the market-shift!
This is your resource book for pre- and post-license real estate sales agent information. Nash's Starting and Succeeding in Real Estate is a step-by-step guide is for new agents or anyone considering a career in residential real estate sales, and will answer your basic questions, provide definitions, and help you plan your real estate sales business.
"The 2 Minute Networker identifies the personal characteristics and information necessary to be successful at networking the first time you implement them. Thank you Rhonda for such a comprehensive yet easy to implement working bible!" - Scott Schilling, speaker, author, and "Streetwise" Sales Consultant.
From a New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Washington Post bestselling author comes a first-of-its- kind career guide for a new generation of job seekers.There's never been a career guide like it.the fully illustrated story (ingeniously told in Manga form) of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to parachute company Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early days as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to find a new job. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work: There is no plan ,Forget about your weaknesses, Persistence trumps talent, It's not about you ,Make excellent mistakes, Leave an imprintSmart, engaging, and insightful, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko offers practical advice for anyone looking to start a rewarding career.
Imagine this. You buy a home, live in it, then buy another. You build your wealth through real estate—and then retire rich. It may sound too good to be true. But it's not. It has happened, it's happening now and it will continue to happen for millions of people over the next few decades. The question is, will it happen for you?
This book analyzes how to grow your company into one with a much larger bottom line. McFarland studied 7,000 companies over five years to see how they grew and what pushed them from small to large companies. McFarland focuses on nine companies in particular--Chico's, Fastenal, and seven others--as he examines how they grew from garage operations into large corporations. Practical advice, case studies, and specific action steps are intertwined with the histories of the companies. McFarland reads his work smoothly as he enumerates both his action steps and his involvement in the growth of the companies.
In The Champion Real Estate Agent, renowned sales trainer Dirk Zeller shows you how to dramatically boost sales and achieve all your professional goals. But there's much more to being a champion agent than just selling. Zeller's proven program not only turns you into a top sales performer, it gives you all the tools to build your real estate business and create a secure and prosperous future for yourself.
The Consultative Real Estate Agent shows readers how they can boost their profits by developing strong relationships and focusing on the real needs of their clients. The book shows readers how they can: * build better rapport (and lose fewer clients) * get more referrals (and spend less on marketing) * close more sales by better understanding clients' wants and needs. The Consultative Real Estate Agent shows agents how to deepen their client relationships and make more money doing it.
“The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’ … Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point, and as with all successfully written business books, it will provoke thought and probably action as well.”
Anyone who wants to turn their real estate practice into a highly successful business must understand the fundamental models that drive the best real estate agents in the industry. In The Millionaire Real Estate Agent these models are revealed and explained. This book represents the culmination of decades of real estate experience, research, and consulting, with case studies from some of the top millionaire agents in the U.S.
Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies.
The mortgage business is not only booming, but it's one of the few industries that doesn't require a college degree to make lots of money. In fact, as a mortgage originator , the only limit to income potential is your own effort and ability. But how can you break into this lucrative business? The Mortgage Originator Success Kit is a one-of-a-kind resource dedicated to helping you make the leap into an exciting career in the mortgage business. This comprehensive resource gets you started with expert advice on virtually every aspect of the business.
Sure, you know how to use the MLS database, but do you know how to effectively establish a Web presence or do customer outreach via email or the Web? There are all kinds of ways you can use technology to market your practice and service your clients, but if you’re like most realtors you’ve probably only scratched the surface. In this easy-to-understand guide, author Galen Gruman draws on his more than 20 years of experience as a tech-industry author and journalist to show you how to become a better real estate agent by learning and effectively using current computer technology and tools in your business. You’ll learn what technology to use as well as what technology not to use,so that you’re certain to spend your tech dollars effectively.
Are you a CEO, manager, or entrepreneur? A consultant, author, or speaker? Or a doctor, lawyer, idea person, or inventor? Whoever you are, and whatever you do, you have a unique WOW factor--that special element only you can deliver to your business that will satisfy and delight your customers and clients. And whether you already have a dream career whose potential you want to maximize, or are just starting to make your way in your profession, you need to target that seed of success that will put you on the map and make you a household name.
Where's Your Wow? is a step-by-step guide to developing what makes you unique--your signature style--and will help you to:
Envision your success
Find your unique edge--and sharpen it
Know your customer
Apply to the present what you learn from the past
Hire people smarter than you
Spread the word
Put people first
Using Robyn and Rick's Winning system to systematically build a personal brand will boost the profitability of your business. Not through some “magic formula,” but a carefully crafted program that takes into account the wisdom and secrets of hundreds of people who have achieved WOW success.
Since its first publication more than a decade ago, Your Successful Real Estate Career has been the bible for countless aspiring real estate professionals. With its practical guidelines and enlightening real-world examples, the book takes readers step by step through all the many different opportunities and challenges they're likely to face. Your Successful Real Estate Career is an ideal source of unbiased information for individuals considering this rewarding field -- and it will also serve as their career companion for years to come.
Cheri Alguire, Dawn Andrews, Julie Bartolome, Jane Lee Williams, Kim Lysik Di Santi, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Miriam Reiss, Marilyn Schwader and Judy Winslow
With thousands of businesses opening every year, how does your business stand out from the crowd and become a huge success? Branding & Marketing Mastery shows you how to create more visibility and make your business more accessible. Through their stories, perspectives, and specific tips, the authors provide ideas and techniques that will provide a new perspective on how to promote your business using a foundation of authenticity, creativity, and common sense.
A lot of people want to achieve financial freedom - but many who start the journey never arrive. So what's the best way to truly set yourself up for success in achieving financial independence and wealth? That's the topic of today's show where we sit down with Scott Trench, author of "Set for Life"¯ to discuss some of the simple, yet powerful, tactics people can use to increase their income, reduce their expenses, and lead a legendary life. Ā
Success leaves clues! Rather than trying to figure it all out on your own - why not listen to someone who has been involved with nearly every aspect of real estate for decades? On today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Jay Hinrichs, an investor and hard money lender from Oregon, to learn how he has navigate the real estate market for more than forty years - and how you can grow your own business from his wisdom!
A lot of people want to invest in rental properties - but a lot of people also fail when they jump in. Why? That's the topic on today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Tim Shiner to learn his story of going from zero to over 150 units - and the lessons learned along the way. You'll learn some incredible strategies for getting deals when there are multiple offers, the #1 most important characteristic Tim looks for when buying a property, and why he focuses primarily on "higher end"¯ rental houses. You'll love all the humor, wisdom, and knowledge Tim brings to the show, so sit down, relax, and be prepared to learn!
Many people buy real estate hoping to make great cash flow. But all too often that cash flow is quickly eaten away by a silent but deadly thief. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Jesse Fragale to hear his story and learn more about how this silent killer can eat away your profits if you don't analyze a deal right. You'll also learn how Jesse found a way to invest in a crazy expensive market, as well as tips on using partners, scaling to larger properties, and the worst pickup line Jesse has ever used!
Many people invest in real estate hoping to make "passive income"¯ but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time - and today's show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor who chooses to invest his money using a variety of passive real estate vehicles including funding other real estate investors, investing out of state through several turnkey companies, and investing in over thirty crowdfunding deals! If you are looking to make your real estate more passive- this is one show you can't afford to miss!
Why is it some investors buy deals every single month - when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using "driving for dollars,"¯ direct mail marketing, and a fascinating "education marketing"¯ strategy that you'll be excited to try for yourself!
Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don't amount to much. In fact- most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That's the basic concept of the 80/20 Rule and today's guest is one of the world's foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! Today's guest is Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and on today's fascinating show, Perry dives into how to use this principle to work less and achieve more. And don't miss the fascinating discussion on how to make $10,000 an hour; if you've never heard this concept before, it's about to blow your mind (and business) into the stratosphere!
Blogging is one of the greatest marketing strategies that are being taken up by various organizations irrespective of their size and niche. Here are 6 Real Estate Blogging Tools and Gadgets Worth Considering.
This is an activity that is purposely done to misrepresent information on real estate documents. It also involves the money transfers. It is also called mortgage fraud. The reason that it is referred to as this is that the fraud generally takes place with the mortgage application. Real estate fraud, in the United States, can have heavy penalties like imprisonment and large fines.
The recent presidential election generated tremendous interest in the Washington D.C. area real estate market. Figures from the third quarter indicate conditions that favor investment in new and redeveloped property
ERP, enterprise resource planning, is business management software which allows organizations to use systems with integrated applications to manage businesses and to automate different functions of the back office. These functions can be related to human resources, services and technology. ERP software integrates all operational facets including development, product planning, manufacturing, sales and marketing all in one database, user interface and application.
It was a rainy and cold January morning. I was wet and miserable, yet I was running in a formation at 6 in the morning chanting about killing the enemy. Drill sergeants were yelling and screaming while people were falling out of formation, some to puke up the previous night's dinner.
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