Real Estate Agents are always looking for ideas and ways to improve their business. One of the best ways to do this is through books and education.  Here you’ll find the 10 Best Books For Real Estate Agents. 

This list is not limited to the day to day operations and sales techniques of real estate.  Successful agents and business owners take stock in their health and their mindset.  They’re interested in not only improving their business but also their day to day life, health and interactions with others.

Best Books For Real Estate Agents
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I know life gets busy so we’ve created a downloadable list of these books below that’ll serve as a reminder.  You can reference it at your convenience.

10 best books for Real Estate Professionals

Relationships are at core of all real estate agents’ businesses.  Zvi Band, co-founder of one of the leading CRMs in the real estate industry, shares his journey from an awkward software engineer just out of college to becominging the owner of one of the top CRM platforms in the world.

He accomplished this through relationships.  Not only does he share his journey but he gives you actionable steps to leveraging the power of your relationships to your best business advantage. Remember, “Success is in Your Sphere.”

2. Smarter, Faster, Better

by Charles Duhigg

This New York Times Bestseller is a fascinating and informative read.  It offers case studies in an entertaining format and teaches the actions and behaviors “that separates the merely busy from the genuinely productive.”

If you want to take your productivity to an entirely different level and a level that has you achieving in ways you’ve simply dreamed about, this book is a must. 



3. Predictably Irrational

by Dan Ariely

Do you think people make decisions rationally?  Think again.  This book explains the real workings of the human mind and the forces at work when people make decisions.

It’s not what you think.

Using behavioral studies and interesting anectodes, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning ability.

Real estate agents influence others and this book offers you insight into how you may want to change some of your own sales approaches and interactions with others.  “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.”

A real estate giant, Barbara Corcoran, reveals in her lighted hearted (but insightful way) how she built a $2 billion real estate brokerage and sold it for 66 million.

New and seasoned agents alike can learn something from this book.  Don’t be fooled by her ‘home spun and lighthearted approach.’  Barbara didn’t get to where she’s at without learning a few things which she shares in her book.

Valerie Fitzgerald is one of the country’s leading agents.  She recounts her own journey from struggle to triumph and shares her hard earned wisdom.

This book is geared for the newer agent.  She shows readers how to manage clients with style, how to choose the right brokerage and mentors for you, how to establish a stellar reputation,  how to develop a schedule for running your business and how to maintain a successful attitude daily.

“Heart & Sold: How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate.”

6.  The Wealthy Gardener 

by John Soforic

The Wealthy Gardener weaves a parable with Soforic’s real life experiences in building and amassing wealth through business building and real estate (and habits one must develop to weather life and business’ tough times).

There are timeless lessons here and a ‘kick in the pants’ too.  Whether you’re just starting out or close to retirement – there’s something here for everyone. 

 

7. The Book On Negotiating Real Estate

by J Scott, Mark Ferguson, Carol Scott

The authors have over a 1,000 successful real estate deals behind them.  “The Book On Negotiating Real Estate” is not only for real estate investors but for real estate agents at all levels.

Skilled negotiations is a multi-step process.  Learn these skills and save your clients (and yourself $$$!) 



8.  The Seven Levels of Communication

by Michael J. Maher

The Seven Levels of Communication tells the entertaining and educational story of Rick Masters, who is suffering from a down economy when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion.

Skeptical, he agrees to accompany her to a conference to learn more about her mysterious methods. Rick soon learns that the rewards for implementing these strategies are far greater than he had ever imagined.

9. The Compound Effect 

by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your life and ultimately your destiny.  Little, everyday decisions will take you either to the life and business you desire or disaster by default.

Intention and reflection are core components.

This book is the distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships and beyond.

10. The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael E. Gerber

This book dispels the myth that if you work hard in your business you’ll be a success.  Gerber covers the importance of working on your business as opposed to working in your business all the time.

He takes you step by step regarding creating systems within your business.  He emphasizes the absolute necessity of research, planning and proper delegation (photographers, inspectors, your team) in your business.

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10 Best Books For Real Estate Agents.  Written by an agent and business owner for agents and brokers.  This is not your typical list of real estate books...