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Top 10 Real Estate Books (2/17/10)

Here are the best selling real estate books from Amazon.com: 1. Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, by Gary Keller 2. The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life. By Robert T....
February 17, 2010

Excerpt From Supercoach: How to Ask for Anything From Anyone

The following excerpt is taken from the book SUPERCOACH: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life by Michael Neill. It is published by Hay House (March 2010) and is available at all bookstores or online at: www.hayhouse.com. What is it...

Top 10 Real Estate Sales Books

Here are the current top selling books about sales in real estate from Amazon.com:   1. FLIP:  How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit, by Rick Villani, Clay Davis, and Gary Keller 2. Success as a Real...
February 4, 2010

Author Nancy Anderson: How to Find Your Right Niche in Work

The following is an article contributed to The Weekly Book Scan by career coach Nancy Anderson. Anderson is the author of the new book Work With Passion in Midlife and Beyond (New World Library, 2010). Buy the Book >...

Top 10 eBooks: What You Read and Listened to in 2009

By Mary Martinez, National Association of REALTORS® Manager Library & Digital Information Repository Real estate professionals downloaded over 16,000 digital books from the Virtual Library eBooks Collection at Realtor.org in 2009 — and 2010 is off to a record...

Excerpt From SuccessMapping: 8 Things That Are Blocking You From Success

  The following is an excerpt from the book SuccessMapping: Achieve What You Want…Right Now! (Emerald Book Co., 2009) by Arlene Johnson. The book provides a step-by-step roadmap to achieving success and your personal goals. Here’s a very basic...
November 2, 2009

Propel Your Career From Good to Great: Simplicity Sells

By Rick Smith, author of “The Leap: 3 Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career From Good to Great” All ideas are not created equal.  Some have the power to cut through all the filters and spam blockers that our...

Book Excerpt: What Renters Want

The new book “House Investors’ Manual” (2009), released this month, by real estate broker Lambert Munz offers a look at the buying rules ignored, unknown or untold regarding house rental investments. Munz bases his book on years of experience—27...
June 13, 2009

Twitter Power: 5 Ways to Use Twitter for Business

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM The micro blogging site Twitter has generated plenty of buzz lately and all from the simple question: “What are you doing now?” Those who use the site have 140 characters or less to...
March 24, 2009

Top 10 Real Estate Books (Feb. 9, 2009)

Here are the top selling books in real estate from Amazon.com: 1. The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History, By Harry S. Dent 2. Home Buying For Dummies, 3rd edition,...
February 9, 2009

Top 10 Sales & Marketing Books (Jan. 12, 2009)

Here are the top selling books in sales and marketing from Amazon.com: 1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, By Malcolm Gladwell 2. Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Teal Book of Trust: How to Earn It,...
January 12, 2009

Author Chat: Fatal Fixer-Upper Novelist Bente Gallagher

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The Weekly Book Scan caught up with real estate pro and author Bente Gallagher (a.k.a. Jennie Bentley) to talk about her new novel, Fatal Fixer-Upper (Berkley Prime Crime, 2008), a do-it-yourself mystery centered around a...
December 9, 2008

Is It Really a Short Sale?

Some properties are being advertised as a short sale when they really aren’t in an attempt to lure bargain-hunter buyers. A new book,Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions: Tools for Success in Today’s Real Estate Market, published by Dearborn,...
November 20, 2008

NAREE Names Best Real Estate Books of the Year

The National Association of Real Estate Editors announced three winners, along with a first-time author award, for top real estate books this year for the 2008 Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards. Check out the list of winners and...
November 19, 2008

Excerpt: How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis

The following is excerpted from Financial Shock: A 360-degree Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis (Pearson Education, 2009) by Mark Zandi, chief economist and cofounder of Moody’s Economy.com. Here are four...
November 12, 2008