memoir Archive

A Real Estate Lion’s Miraculous Tale of Recovery

Dave Liniger, chairman and co-founder of RE/MAX, has a long list of accomplishments. He’s raced cars at Daytona and trained with NASA. He’s parachuted from airplanes and hunted big game in exotic locations around the world. He’s been a...
April 9, 2013

Love and Short Sales

Back when her life ran smack into the foreclosure crisis, Stephanie Alison Walker started blogging. It didn’t stop offers from evaporating or credit scores from plummeting. It didn’t keep her and her husband out of bankruptcy court. But it...
December 18, 2012

Drug Dealer Turned Agent: A Story of Redemption & Real Estate

Stories of salespeople going from rags to riches are a dime a dozen. And books chronicling abuse and recovery often seem overly congratulatory and hazily constructed, with the most harrowing parts excised. After reading all of the ways that...
July 31, 2012

Crack House to Sugarhouse: A Home Ownership Memoir

Buying a house, moving, home improvement… these are all things that can be funny, heartwarming and entertaining. It’s just that when you’re surrounded on all sides by boxes, closing documents and plaster, it’s hard to be coherent, much less...
July 10, 2012

Memoirs of a Successful CEO

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine They called him Neutron Jack. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch accumulated other labels during his 20 year tenure, but for many years that nickname stuck. Some employees gave it to him in...
September 1, 2001

Mackay’s New One Can Envelop You in Success

By Lucien Salvant, REALTOR® Magazine As soon as you hear the title of Harvey Mackay’s book, Pushing the Envelope All the Way to the Top (New York: Ballantine Books, 1999; $24.95), you know the business advice guru is tipping...
March 23, 2000

Detroit ‘Legend’ Shares Secrets

By Donald “Jerry” McKeon, vice president of Max Broock Inc., REALTORS®, Birmingham, Mich. Although we arrived on the Detroit area real estate scene about the same time, and I live and work less than 10 miles from Ralph Roberts’...