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Portrait of a Real Estate Broker as New Englander

Check out this funny, touching new novel starring a real estate broker dealing with alcoholism, love, and life in a small New England town....
February 5, 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

The Business of Generosity

Real estate is experiencing an evolution where traditional marketing may no longer be effective. REALTOR® and first-time author Michael J. Maher sums up an emerging entrepreneurial philosophy as a move from the “ego era” to the “generosity generation.” Maher...

Be the Grateful Dead of Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and, of course, the Grateful Dead. Classic bands that transcend time and genre; beloved far and wide by many. How did they do it?...

Universal Advice from Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

By Stever Robbins The best-known books on personal productivity are The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, and Getting Things Done by David Allen. Tim’s book helps people build a financial engine to give them the life they want....
September 29, 2010

Getting Naked: Overcoming Fears of Transparency in Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Mark Twain once said, “Always tell the truth, then you don’t have to remember anything.” This is the philosophy behind the book Getting Naked (Wiley; 2010) by teamwork consultant and speaker...
September 3, 2010

Are Your ‘Friends’ Really Friends?

By Shane Michael Singh, Editorial Intern, REALTOR® Magazine If you’re abiding by the new rules of Facebook, Twitter, and social media networking, you may have a few more “friends” and followers than you do in real life—and that’s exactly...

Excerpt from Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the book “Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust” (Wiley, 2009) by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. Looking for insight on how to build...
December 21, 2009

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

The It Factor: 5 Ways to Be More Likable (Reader’s Choice)

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM If you’re not one of those people who naturally oozes charisma, communications expert Mark Wiskup has good news: Being likeable is learnable. In his book, The It Factor: Be the One People Like,...