book excerpt Archive

Now That’s Dedication

Mindset, Method, & Metrics is a pragmatic guide to launching a real estate career in earnest, written in a breezy, conversational tone that makes for easy consumption. Honestly though, the authors really got me before the book even began....
November 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

Excerpt: Learn About Energy Audits

The following is excerpted from Sustainable Housing and Building Green (Dearborn, 2008) by Marie S. Spodek and Ken Deshaies. Audits in the Real Estate Transaction Energy audits are an excellent source of additional information to help sellers, builders, and...
October 13, 2008

Book Excerpt: Power Real Estate Letters

QUICK SKIM You may be throwing hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars away on direct mail pieces that go straight to your prospects’ junk pile. To make sure your letters are getting read, keep them simple and...

Legacy of 100 Percent Concept Consolidates the Industry

In November, Today’s REALTOR®brought you an exclusive excerpt from Real Estate Confronts Reality, a book that prophesizes the likely future of the industry. Written by industry observers Tom Dooley, Stefan Swanepoel, and Michael Abelson, it includes interviews with business...
December 1, 1997