13 Books To Help Grow Your Real Estate Business

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Real estate agents are always looking for the next magic bullet to help grow their business.  

With that in mind,  I've put together a lucky list of 13 books that are popular among veteran real estate agents to help them grow their business and keep life balanced.  When it comes to reading books, there is no unlucky number, so I thought 13 would be the perfect length for this post.   


These aren't necessarily specific to real estate but will help you gain perspective in many areas of life and improve your business.   Personally, I enjoy audiobooks or Audible.com because they are so convenient. That said, I have hundreds of hard copy books too.  Whatever works for you is what you should do.  

I am linking each one in the list to their Amazon order page but this is not because I recommend you buy from Amazon. It is purely for the purpose of reading individual descriptions and reader reviews. Personally, I recommend buying local if at all possible.  If you do buy from the links, be sure to check which format is being offered.  Some are CDs, some audio, mostly actual printed books.

These suggestions are not in any particular order, so pick and choose and work through them over time. Set aside time every single day to read (or listen) and you'll be amazed at the change in your attitude and your business success.  

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
The One Thing by Gary Keller
The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn
The Power of Focus 10th Anniveersary Edition by Canfield and Hansen
The e-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Sell With Soul by Jennifer Allen Hagedorn
7 Levels of Communication by Michael Maher
The Greatest Salesman in The World by OgMandino
The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents by Elrod, Maher, Reese & Kinder 
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The New Psychology of Achievement of Achievement by Brian Tracy
See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

As you read these books, I suggest you take notes (but only if you're not driving).  As you come across an idea that resonates with you, do this:
1) Write down the specific idea
2) Write down how YOU can implement this idea
3) Write down when you will implement this idea
4) Do it!

Yours for success,
Carol



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Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Carol,

Most of them I have read and it is a great list.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 02, 2016 03:10 AM #1
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've read most of them Carol Williams - thanks for the list for the ones I missed

Aug 02, 2016 03:58 AM #2
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've read most of them Carol Williams - thanks for the list for the ones I missed

Aug 02, 2016 03:58 AM #3
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I could never sell any of my old books because they're all marked up .  This is a grand selection ...

Aug 02, 2016 06:26 AM #4
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Nothing worse than reading these great books & then doing nothing with the info. Implemention is important.

Aug 02, 2016 09:47 AM #5
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Implementation is key, isn't it Lyn Sims ? When I do my coaching sessions, I always end with "how are your going to impletement this idea into your business this week"?  Then I make them accountable during the next week's session.  It is so powerful.  

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Aug 02, 2016 09:53 AM #6
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

You've presented a good list. I would add Tom Hopkins and his "How to List and Sell Real Estate," and Robert Ringer's "To Be or Not To Be Intimidated."  

Aug 02, 2016 11:34 AM #7
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This is a great list.  You've inspired me to reread several of the books.

Aug 02, 2016 12:09 PM #8
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have read all but four and will put those on my list. Thanks Carol!

Aug 02, 2016 12:18 PM #9
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Sharon Parisi .  We always pick up new ideas on a re-read.  It never ends.  Thanks for stopping in and commenting.  

Aug 02, 2016 12:24 PM #10
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Evelyn Johnston ,  And there are so many more.  Glad to hear you've read so many.  They are so inspiring.  So many aha moments.  Thanks for reading and commenting.  

Aug 02, 2016 12:25 PM #11
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Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn
Sell with Soul - Pensacola Beach, FL
Author of Sell with Soul

Wow Carol Williams thanks for the mention! It's an honor to be on that list!

Aug 02, 2016 04:29 PM #12
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Great list. I've done all but one. I'm an Audiobook junkie too.  Another great one with the eMyth is E-Myth Real Estate Brokerage

Aug 03, 2016 08:52 AM #13
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ .  You're a reading rock star!  And, thanks for the additional suggestion.  Have a great day!

Aug 03, 2016 09:07 AM #14
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this list!  And great advice to read reviews on Amazon and buying books local.  Buying local keeps dollars in our communities, generating tax revenue and keeping folks at work!  

Aug 03, 2016 11:19 AM #15
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have only read four of the books. Thank you or the list. 

Aug 04, 2016 09:46 PM #16
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Most of these 13 books I own-I need to re-read them, thanks.

Nov 08, 2016 01:44 PM #17
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Karen Hellier
Freelance Writer - Big Canoe, GA
Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia

Although I am not a real esate agent ( I provide servicers for real estate agents) I have read 2 of these books and loved them: "The Greatest Salesman in the World," and "Think and Grow Rich." That's a great list and I love your tips at the end. Thanks for sharing this post, which was reblogged and that's how I saw it.

Nov 08, 2016 01:46 PM #18
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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Great list.  I hope the reader isn't taking notes while driving, or reading while driving! 

Jan 17, 2017 05:22 PM #19
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Carol!  Came from the re-blog of Will Hamm. Many of the books are in my library and well worth reading.  Thanks also for the additional tips.

Jan 18, 2017 10:32 PM #20
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