Who’s Reading What Archive

What You May Have Missed in 2015

The end of the year is a time to look back on one’s accomplishments in the past twelve months, so that we can get ready to face the next twelve. In the age of analytics, it’s easy to get...
December 11, 2015

Midyear Reading List

On your way to the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo this May? I’m always curious to hear what you guys are packing in your carry-ons as reading material. If you still need to grab something, allow me to...

Book Clubs for the Obsessive-Compulsive Learner

Where do you go for ideas on your next book to read? Do you post a blurb out on social media asking for the best title? Or do you join a book club in order to be part of...

Top Real Estate Stories of 2014

Here at the Book Scan, my job is to not only review books and keep you in the loop with pertinent book news, but to learn what real estate professionals want to read about. In that spirit, I wanted...
December 30, 2014

Changing the Game, One Chapter at a Time

Dallas Hancock, CEO of the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®, only needed to see the table of contents of Game Changers—The Unfounded Fears and Future Prosperity of the Residential Real Estate Industry to know that it was something her...
August 6, 2014

Does HUD Belong on BuzzFeed?

Maybe it’s just because I’m a news nerd, but I’ve always really enjoyed media parody. Last month I added a new site to my perennial favorites of The Onion, The Daily Show/Colbert Report power hour, and Wait, Wait, Don’t...
July 2, 2014

Booking it to San Fran

Every year at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I find new authors and books to explore. But what if you want to get a jump start on the meetings coming up this November? Well, I don’t know about you,...
October 29, 2013

Judging a Book by its Reviews

Say what you will about online shopping behemoth Amazon.com. In my humble opinion, the best thing about the whole site is the reviews. Sometimes they actually help me decide whether or not to purchase a product that I can’t...
August 20, 2013

Have You Been Useful Today?

I’ve been working on my review of Jay Baer’s Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help, Not Hype (Portfolio/Penguin, 2013) for several weeks. It’s not that it’s overly long or difficult; really, my problem has been the opposite. It’s...

Reading is its Own Reward, But…

Sometimes it’s nice to get a little incentive to do what you know you probably should be doing anyway. Starting today, the National Association of REALTORS®’ library is offering a special deal to any member who downloads a free...
July 16, 2013

Top 10 Real Estate Business Books

After last week’s post underscored the longevity of Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent as a favorite book for newer agents, I thought it was time to go back and take a look at the top ten business...
May 10, 2013

What the 30 Under 30 Are Reading

Just because bookshelves are falling out of favor doesn’t mean young practitioners don’t read books....
May 6, 2013

Would You Starve or Thrive on the 3-Book Diet?

If you were stranded on a desert island with only three books, which would you choose?...
October 22, 2012

Traveling Via Paperback

Saint Augustine of Hippo is quoted as saying that “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” I’ve often felt travel and reading go hand in hand, and have found that reading...
October 10, 2012

Some Like It Hot: Romance Fiction ♥s Real Estate

A vacation just isn’t a vacation without a good novel. While the news junkie in me gobbles nonfiction by the pound, that genre seems somehow ill-suited to the beach. In preparing to soak up some sun this Labor Day...
August 27, 2012