10 Best Books For Real Estate Agents

10 BEST BOOKS for Real Estate Agents

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We have gathered the best books for real estate agents on the market. These books have been read and reviewed to help you get your real estate career off the ground. If you are an experienced agent these books will help you get more leads and close more deals. We also scour the internet to get outside opinions. We do this to ensure that you get the best unbiased review of the top real estate agent books available to you. Please see our list of the best books about how to become a real estate agent. Feel free to comment below to tell us what you think.

#1 A Guide to Making It in Real Estate by James R. Carter

Written specifically for real estate lenders and real estate agents by someone who has had phenomenal success in both professions, A Guide to Making It in Real Estate stands out from the crowd for its clarity, simplicity, and humor.

Whether you call yourself a "lender," a "real estate agent," or a "commercial professional," author James R. Carter points out that you are essentially the CEO of your own small business - as well as the VP of marketing, VP of operations, VP of finance, "Director of Attitude," and lead sales representative. That's six hats. You are responsible for 100 percent of your success, and in order to thrive, you need to be strong at four essential areas: finding deals, doing deals, managing money, and keeping your head straight (marketing, operations, finance and attitude).

Carter offers insight and advice that lenders, real estate agents, and anyone interested in the real estate business will likely find useful - whether you're just getting started or simply need inspiration. In fact, the principles outlined in this audiobook make it an excellent resource for any type of small business owner.
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#2 The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller

Take your real estate career to the highest level!

"Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life."
--Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul

"This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere."
--Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains:
•Three concepts that drive production
•Economic, organizational, and lead generation models that are the foundations of any high-achiever's business
•How to "Earn a Million," "Net a Million," and "Receive a Million" in annual income

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#3 Sell with Soul: The Smart Agent’s Guide to an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate by JENNIFER ALLAN

In Sell with Soul, Jennifer Allan shares her rise from nervous rookie agent to successful real estate broker in this witty and relatable guide. This book is an answer to every new agent's daily quandary: "What do I need to do today and how do I do it?" Sell with Soul is written by a "real" real estate agent - one who is willing to share her early insecurities, mistakes and missteps with you. She describes everyday dilemmas and creative solutions, shows you innovative marketing plans and concrete organizational tools. Jennifer's simple strategies will save you a tremendous amount of time figuring out what works...and what doesn't. Most importantly, Jennifer shows that you can be successful and still have "soul"- that is, be an honorable, respectful person. That even though you're paid on commission, you can adhere to the "Golden Rule."

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#4 Agent Entrepreneurs: Every Agent’s Guide to What They Don’t Teach You in Real Estate School by Mike Turner

"Agent Entrepreneurs is a much needed gift to the real estate industry. It is a Road Map for both new and experienced Agents. Literally packed with the information and tactics that are missing in 99% of real estate training available in most brokerages. Separate yourself from the desperate and un-creative masses of agents out there running around all doing the exact same thing. Read it and save yourself years of wasted time and thousands of dollars!" -Remy Fortier, Integrity Brokers
Looking back, most of us can say we would have saved ourselves hardship, time, money, and stress--not to mention a lot of emotional scars--if we'd known then what we know today. Hindsight is 20/20, but does it have to be that way? Why don't they teach in real estate school what you really need to know to be successful? Why do you have to spend years doing things the hard way before discovering a better approach?
You don't.
Agent Entrepreneurs is every agent's guide to avoiding the pitfalls that leave so many real estate professionals feeling chewed up, spit out, broken, and demoralized. Skip the painful and expensive lessons and learn how to create and sustain the business you've always wanted. Here are the most important, effective, and impactful truths every agent should know. No magic wands. No gimmicks. And no holds barred

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#5 Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day: Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed (5 Minute Success) (Volume 1) by Karen Briscoe

Investing your first 5 minutes a day reading and sharpening your skills can put you on the fast track to success in your life and business. Many masters and experts have shared their wisdom through words. Learning from these experienced leaders by reading their words is how you, too, can achieve personal and professional transformation. Success is achieved by getting into action immediately and applying the principles learned. Applied knowledge leads to success.

That is the beauty of author and top-performing agent Karen Briscoe s Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day. You truly only have to invest five minutes a day to achieve amazing results.

One of the easiest ways to develop a new habit is to attach it to an existing habit. The new activity is particularly sticky when combined with one you enjoy. So pair your inspirational reading for the day with your morning cup of tea or coffee. By combining a new behavior with an already established habit, the established habit becomes the reminder. You don t even have to think about it. The new habit becomes effortless, as there is the automatic reward associated with it.

Make the decision now to become a lifelong learner and you will become one. Commit to the habit of reading one of the 365 daily chapters first thing every morning. And then identify one new concept to apply in your life and business.

Success thinking, combined with success activities and success vision, creates a sweet life that truly will transform your life
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#6 REALTOR BRANDING: Marketing Yourself for REAL ESTATE SUCCESS by Irina Kim Sang

Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and educated in the United States and Europe, Irina brings her passion for marketing and international business experience to the Elite Club of the Coldwell Banker Previews Agents, whose marketing expertise has been proved by multimillion-dollar transactions in 2014. Successful performance within just two and a half years as a Realtor resulted in Irina earning the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite 2014 Award and the Florida Top 100 2014 Award. Having two master’s degrees—an MBA from the University of Colorado and an MPhil in marketing from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands—and being a professional marketer with fourteen years of corporate marketing experience in such brands as Pizza Hut and KFC among countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates, Irina has made successful transition to the real estate industry within the leading Coldwell Banker Brand, a logical career step with her relocation to Miami in 2010. Irina engaged in lecturing for a wide spectrum of marketing courses at universities in Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic from 2000 to 2009. Irina is an active member of the Miami Association of Realtors, contributing to the development of real estate trainings, and was awarded Innovation in Education Award 2015. She serves on the Young Professionals Network Leadership Board. Irina is positioning her personal brand as Marketing Strategist, Author and Educator. She is also entrepreneur and partner in several businesses in which she performs major strategic visionary and marketing role (IrinaKimSang.com, MiamiVerticalGarden.com).

Success thinking, combined with success activities and success vision, creates a sweet life that truly will transform your life
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#7 Your Key to Open House Success: Advanced Strategies for Real Estate Agents of All Levels by Shannon Ensor

More than 100 tips and strategies for your open houses!
Take the Guesswork Out of Open Houses and Use a Proven System to Propel Your Business!
Are open houses something you simply check off your to-do list with no regard to their true income potential? Do you repeatedly hold open houses without much success? Do you have a plan of action in place for when you do meet people at your open houses?
In this book, Shannon Ensor, Broker/REALTOR® and real estate mentor, shows you how open houses are an integral part of your income stream. Prepare, plan and profit from open houses using the day-by-day marketing guide she details for you. Generate more leads, experience exponential database growth, and learn how to dominate a neighborhood by using the strategies that will change your career forever.
This book doesn't stop at open houses -- you'll also learn how to enhance your neighborhood farm and generate more listings through FSBOs and expired listings through the use of open houses!

You'll Also Receive FREE Bonus Resources!
Day-by-Day Marketing Checklists
Pieces of Value for Your Open House Guests
Open House Flyers and Invites
Letters to Neighbors
And More!
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#8 REALTOR for Life: From the Starter Home to the Retirement Investment: Helping Your Clients Navigate a Lifetime of Real Estate Investments by Duane Duggan

What does it mean to be a REALTOR® for Life? Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® and it’s local boards. Licensing is just the first step in an agent’s career. Once an agent makes the commitment to being a REALTOR®, they subscribe to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Knowing and following the Code of Ethics sets the REALTOR® member apart from other real estate professionals, creating a higher standard of professionalism and service. The majority of REALTORS® have had other careers before going “into real estate”. For some reason, in my first year of college, I declared my major to be in Business with an emphasis in Real Estate. I became a REALTOR® and started selling real estate as my first position out in the work world. As of 2015, I have been a REALTOR® for 37 years, truly a REALTOR® for my entire business life. One of the most rewarding parts of my career is that many of my clients have chosen me to be their REALTOR® for Life. I have often helped clients buy their first home. I have helped many of my clients buy multiple personal residences throughout their life. In some cases I am even preparing to work with the 3rd generation of clients within the same family! In addition to buying homes, I have also helped my clients to build real estate portfolios. I have helped them save for college or retirement through real estate investments. I have helped them buy real estate within their retirement account and to do 1031 Exchanges to grow their portfolio. I have helped find college condos for their kids. Because I have met and personally know thousands of REALTORS®, across the country and even the globe, I am able to help my clients to find a qualified REALTOR® wherever they, or their friends and family, need to buy or sell real estate.
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#9 Mindset, Methods & Metrics: Winning as a Modern Real Estate Agent by Nicholas Dreher & Marshall Saunders & Brandon Doyle

Authors Doyle, Dreher, and Saunders share wisdom gleaned from a combined forty-five years in the industry, including concepts that lead to an exponential improvement in business outcomes.
The key to their approach is its three-part structure:
- In the Mindset section of the book, you will be advised of practices and philosophies to help you develop a successful business.
- Next, the Metrics section will lay out the critical step-by-step analysis key to determining where you are, where you want to be, and how to construct a specific plan to get there.
- Finally, the Methods section will walk you through a number of proven strategies for marketing your real estate business, developing your referral networks, and establishing practices that you can take to the bank.
Along the way, you'll get stories of the authors' own experiences, innovative ways to overcome obstacles, an assessment of the latest technology, and new ideas and simple twists to make what you're already doing more effective.
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#10 Success with Listings: How to Find, Secure and Sell More Listings by Knolly Williams

On the day it was released, Success with Listings debuted on Amazon as The #1 Bestseller in the Real Estate category!
Knolly is a Trainer and National Speaker, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Newsweek and in over 300 newspapers worldwide.
Since he obtained his license, Knolly's focus has been on LISTINGS, and he took 21 listings during his first 74 days in the business. Knolly went on to take more than 1000 listings during his first 10 years as an agent, placing him in the Top 1% of REALTORS in America .
In Success with Listings, Knolly Williams articulates the real estate listings process in a format that is easy to understand and implement. This book will serve as your complete guide and Success Manual for your entire listings career.
It's a massive book, no doubt. 430 pages! (most real estate title hover around 150 pages)
But don't let the large size intimidate you. The book was written as a step-by-step TEXTBOOK AND reference guide to assist you and your team throughout your entire real estate career.
Master the system that will allow you to find, list and sell more listings than ever before.
With Success with Listings you will learn:
How to take NIGHTS and WEEKENDS OFF so you can spend more time with your family
How to consistently earn $250,000 or more a year
The systematic approach that Knolly used to list more than 1000 houses
How to list and close 6-10 listings or more a month
How to take 4-5 vacations a year without any impact on your business
How to cut hours, days and weeks off the listing process
The right scripts and strategies to use on every listing
How to generate a non-stop supply of seller listing leads
How to build your own Top Listing Team
AND MUCH MORE!
PLUS: Contains more than 95 Scripts!
This book is a MUST HAVE!.
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