Your Favorite Real Estate Books

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey

Heather Oberhau

Heather Oberhau

Favorite Pick: Sell with Soul: Creating an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate Without Losing Your Friends, Your Principles or Your Self-Respect, by Jennifer Allan
“Jennifer is such a nice change from the regular ‘numbers game’ authors. Her message is simple: be good at what you do and spend time and keep in contact with your SOI. No need for begging for referrals, they’ll come naturally.”
—Heather Oberhau, e-PRO, Prudential Fox & Roach REALTORS®,


Favorite pick: I’ve Heard it All and so Should You: Confessions of a Real Estate Columnist, by Edith Lank
“There are not many real estate books that tickle the funny bone as much … while consistently revealing human nature at its best (and worst), as well as a confirming the general lack of knowledge about most things related to residential real estate as does I’ve Heard It All And So Should You: Confessions of a Real Estate Columnist by Edith Lank.”

—Jim Zirbes, a Phoenix real estate associate broker, writes on his blog, The Realty Blogger – Jim’s R.E. Journal.

Ann Grant

Ann Grant

Favorite pick: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, by Gary Keller
“This book gives you step by step tips to help enhance your career. If you are new to the business or have been in the business many years, this book can help you maintain your focus and become goal driven.”
—Ann Grant, SRES, Keller Williams Realty, White Plains, N.Y.,

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Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. Great picks!
    Edith Lank’s book is one of the first book’s featured on The Weekly Book Scan last April. Here’s a link to read a review:
    Also, here’s a link to an author chat with Edith, where she answered some of our blog readers’ questions: