Author Archive

Single, Female, and Ready to Buy

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The Single Woman’s Guide to Real Estate by Donna Raskin and Susan Hawthorne (F+W Publications Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com. Single women accounted for more than one out of five home buyers...
May 1, 2006

Craft a Convincing Presentation

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Presentations That Change Minds: Strategies to Persuade, Convince, and Get Results by Josh Gordon (McGraw-Hill Cos., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com. Have you ever witnessed a presentation that flopped? The presenter’s enthusiasm seemed...
April 1, 2006

Powerful Self-Promotion

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters by Debbie Allen (McGraw-Hill Cos., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com Marketing drives visitors to your Web site and keeps your phones ringing. It builds trust in your brand and...

How to Take Care of Your Home

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The Homeowner’s Manual by Lynda Lyday (Que Publishing, 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com When consumers buy a car, they read the manual to learn about the car’s features, maintenance requirements, and other important...
March 1, 2006

Big Appeal of Small Homes

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details That Bring a House to Life by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo (Taunton Press, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Small homes have been getting...
February 2, 2006

Fresh Ideas on Managing a Brokerage

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Broker to Broker: Management Lessons From America’s Most Successful Real Estate Companies by Robert Freedman (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com. What can I do to get my brokerage...
February 1, 2006

Get the Garage in Order

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Organize Your Garage in No Time by Barry Izsak (Que, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Garages come in many shapes and sizes, but most have one thing in common: clutter. Faced with a...
January 2, 2006

Public Speaking With Finesse

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The How of Wow: A Guide to Giving a Speech That Will Positively Blow ’Em Away by Tony Carlson (AMACOM, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Giving a speech is a prime opportunity to...
January 1, 2006

A Guide to Business Jargon

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon—Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny by Ron Sturgeon (Mike French Publishing, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Ever been stumped by a phrase you heard on the...
December 2, 2005

The Conversation Game

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The Art of Talking to Anyone by Rosalie Maggio (McGraw-Hill, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com. The holiday season’s upon us, and that means lots of parties and even more chances to meet new...
December 1, 2005

50 Great American Homes

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Celebrating the American Home by Joanne Kellar Bouknight (The Taunton Press, 2005). Buy this book from Amazon.com What makes a house extraordinary? This book attempts to answer that question by asking 50 of the...
November 2, 2005

Avoid Etiquette Mishaps

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The Etiquette Edge: The Unspoken Rules for Business Success by Beverly Langford (AMACOM, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com You may be an expert at selling real estate, but how professional are you when...
November 1, 2005

Finding the Right Vacation Home

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Investing in a Vacation Home for Pleasure and Profit by James H. Boykin (Thomson South-Western, 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com If you don’t already own a vacation home, you probably hope to someday....
October 2, 2005

How to Use the 1031 Exchange

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine The Tax-Free Exchange Loophole by Jack Cummings (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com A loophole written into the U.S. tax code allows you and your clients to never pay...
October 1, 2005

Uncover Your Brand Identity

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine May I Have Your Attention, Please? Build a Better Business By Telling Your True Story by Chris Hilicki (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com. Top brands go beyond logos and...