Author Chat Archive

Author Chat: Video Blogging Pioneer Steve Garfield Talks About His New Book ‘Get Seen’

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you haven’t heard of Steve Garfield or seen his name floating around the social media world, it’s time to step into the light — the video spotlight, that is. One only...
March 15, 2010

Author Chat: Barb Schwarz Writes to Help You Get That House Sold

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine You can call Barb Schwarz the God Mother of staging. She is the creator of the staging homes concept, founded the home staging industry, and developed the Accredited Staging Professional courses and...
September 30, 2009

Author Chat: Lisa Holton on her iPhone Real Estate Dictionary App

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Lisa Holton, a prolific Chicago-based real estate and business writer, has conquered the iPhone. Her digital book, The Essential Real Estate Dictionary (Sphinx Publishing/Sourcebooks), is believed to be the first real estate...
August 21, 2009

Author Chat: Donna Fleetwood and Christy Crouch

By Erica Christoffer The Weekly Book Scan catches up with writers Donna Fleetwood and Christy Crouch to talk about their new book Now What Do I Say? Never Be at a Loss for Words Again (BookSurge Publishing, 2008). In...

Author Chat: Dirk Zeller on Telephone Sales

By Erica Christoffer How are you on the telephone? Real estate professionals use the telephone practically every day to reach out to clients and prospects. Sales coach and author Dirk Zeller wrote a book, Telephone Sales for Dummies, on...

Author Chat: Jennifer Allan on Selling With Soul

By Erica Christoffer The Weekly Book Scan talked to author Jennifer Allan about her new book, Sell With Soul, which was featured last week on the blog (read a mini review). What does “selling with soul” mean? ALLAN: What...
January 5, 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

Author Chat: Michael Gurian on Leadership and the Sexes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our book review on Leadership and the Sexes. The Weekly Book Scan talked with the book’s author and gender expert Michael Gurian to gain more insights...
November 4, 2008

Author Chat: Real Estate Pro-Novelist Devin O’Branagan

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The new fiction novel, Red Hot Property (Infinity Publishing, 2008), follows the adventures of four rookie real estate agents as they embark on their careers, juggling work demands and weaving their way through the mystery...
September 15, 2008

Podcast: Author Chat With Subprime Lender Richard Bitner

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Read a review of Confessions of a Subprime Lender >...
August 27, 2008

Author Chat: Marketing Master Seth Godin

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Bestselling author and marketing guru Seth Godin stops by the Weekly Book Scan to answer questions about improving your marketing. When business slows, there may not be as much money to sink into your marketing....
July 3, 2008

Author Chat: Gary Keller

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Gary Keller, best-selling author and founder of Keller Williams Realty International, responds to your questions about the real estate market and his new book, Your First Home (McGraw-Hill, 2008), which he cowrote with Dave Jenks...
April 14, 2008

Author Chat: Tracey Rumsey

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Mortgage expert Tracey Rumsey, author of Saving the Deal (AMACOM, 2008), responds to your questions about how you can avoid potential transaction deal killers. What’s the most common deal killer in a transaction that you’ve...
March 31, 2008

Author Chat: Curt Fletcher

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Curt Fletcher, author of How to Sell More Homes and Increase Your Income (AuthorHouse, 2007), responds to your questions about generating more business. What should you do if you’ve been working with clients for a...

Author Chat: Steve Van Yoder

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Public relations and marketing expert Steven Van Yoder responds to your previously submitted questions about his book Get Slightly Famous (Bay Tree Publishing, 2007). When you live in a big city where networks are often...
September 4, 2007