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, but the flight from Chicago to San Francisco is not a short one. And I never travel without a book. Maybe like me, you need to pick up some reading for the trip. Why not bring something directly related to a conference experience? If you grab something from one of these six authors who will be presenting at the conference, you might also try and get it signed at their session.
- I saw Darryl Davis speak during Midyear this year and really enjoyed it. You can find his book, How To Become a Power Agent in Real Estate (McGraw-Hill, 2002), at the REALTOR® Store.
- If you’re looking for something outside of the sales arena, pick up Immaculée Ilibagiza’s Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Hay House, 2007). This inspiring true story of how the author hid with seven other women in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house for 91 days to survive the Rwandan genocide in 1994 will undoubtedly leave you with a fresh perspective on life. Continue reading »
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 about far-off places can seem like a whirlwind tour without the jetlag.
This sentiment was underscored for me this week when I was lucky enough to sit in on a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course. I didn’t even have to leave my home city of Chicago to get a taste of the exotic side of real estate. Continue reading »