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Best Real Estate Books for Your Summer Reading List

If you’re one of the lucky real estate agents or brokers taking a vacation or staycation this summer, we have some of the best real estate books to dive into. We call it learning while relaxing. After all, real estate agents never really get a day off, right?

Pick up these seven must-read real estate books and take your professional skills to the next level.

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent: It’s Not About the Money … It’s About Being the Best You Can Be! by Gary Keller and Dave Jenks

Consistently ranking high on the list of best real estate books, Keller and Jenks’ tome offers you a step-by-step process for excelling in your career. The book provides keen insight for maximizing your own resources and making the most out of what you’ve got.

Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success: For Real Estate Agents, WannaBes, UsedToBes, and Those Who Love Them! by Cathy Turney

Sometimes you just have to laugh. In this national and international American Business Association’s 2015 Best Business Book of the Year, successful real estate broker and humorist Turney offers you plenty of belly laughs, how-to advice, and insider secrets for achieving a six-figure income.

Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, and Jay Papasan

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. This New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-seller teaches you how to weather the rough times. Keller, who launched his sales career and later Keller Williams Realty International during two of the worst downturns in the real estate market, and his coauthors provide tips for thriving during a shifted market.

Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts into Sales by Bob Burg

As an agent, referrals from satisfied clients and acquaintances can make or break your business. Considered one of the most popular sales-boosting books of all time, Burg’s Endless Referrals is the definitive guide to building relationships and turning even casual encounters into solid sales opportunities.

The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents: It’s Your Time to Rise and Shine by Hal Elrod, Michael J. Maher, Michael Reese, and Jay Kinderd

What if you could transform your career simply by starting each day a little differently? This parable looks into the lives of real estate agent Rick Masters and mortgage professional Michelle Phillips. It will inspire you to make changes that will significantly impact your professional and personal growth—in as little as 30 days.

Super Agent: Real Estate Success at the Highest Level by Joseph and JoAnn Callaway

The Callaways sell 300 to 500 luxury homes per year. In this book, they tell you how they do it. Not only do you learn how to build your real estate business, but you also gain valuable insight on how to own and operate a small business. Learn how to build your team, manage your time, work with buyers and sellers, and maintain relationships, even after you close a deal.

99 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate: Finding a Niche that Pays by Tameka Bryant

Specializing in a niche market can make you big bucks. But how do you decide which real estate niche to choose? And how do you make a name for yourself in that niche? Bryant, a trainer for the National Association of REALTORS® and one-time REALTOR of the Year, tells you how to identify niche opportunities and make the most of them.

What are the best real estate books you’ve read?

Do you have any favorite books that you’ve found helpful in growing your real estate career? Which do you consider to be the best real estate books? Please share the titles in the comments section below. That way, the rest of us can check them out!

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