7 must-read actual property and gross sales books from 2020

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Yearly, staff chief and Inman contributor Brandon Doyle delves by way of newly printed actual property and gross sales books so that you just don’t need to. Listed below are his high picks for 2020.

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As an actual property writer of three books and a life-long pupil of the business, I attempt to read as many books as doable. Every year, I craft an inventory of the best real estate-related books printed that 12 months. 

Final 12 months, I had many keen authors contact me with requests to incorporate them on this 12 months’s checklist. My basic standards for consideration are as follows: 

  • The guide must have printed inside the 12 months of assessment
  • It should be broadly obtainable in print 
  • The guide should have generated a good quantity of gross sales

Not all books that I’ve learn made the ultimate reduce. Actually, this 12 months, there have been fairly just a few that I made a decision to depart out attributable to lack of high quality. With none additional ado, listed here are the actual property books from 2020 from latest to oldest.

Katrina Madewell, Nov. 18, 2020 

Neglect fixed chilly calling — one of the best salespeople construct their networks and guide of companies by way of relationship-building. They genuinely get to know their clients by investing their time and power with integrity, honesty, glorious communication and insightful listening. For those who’re in gross sales or simply pondering of a profession in gross sales, this guide is for you.


Michael Hellickson, Sarah Santa Ana, Tara Hellickson, Oct. 29, 2020 

Assistants, brokers who’ve an assistant and anybody considering hiring an assistant have to learn this guide. All the pieces, together with rent and prepare your admin and checklists and methods they’ll implement in your small business instantly, is included on this in-depth bible for actual property agent assistants.


Rebecca Donatelli, Oct. 7, 2020 

Younger Professionals Community (YPN) chief, Realtor and nationwide speaker Rebecca Donatelli recounts her path to management, volunteering and success in the actual property enterprise, together with her experiences and challenges alongside the best way — good, dangerous and ugly.


Michel Friedman, Sept. 30, 2020 

Based mostly on 30 years of expertise promoting actual property and attending seminars, Friedman shares the confirmed path to 50-plus transactions per 12 months that he has taught to 1000’s of Realtors all through his profession. The guide consists of a variety of strategies for doing enterprise and scripts for objection dealing with.


Joe Sesso, Sept. 12, 2020

A sequel to the unique best-selling guide Secrets of Top Selling Agents, this guide is predicated on interviews with among the business’s largest names. It covers 4 essential subjects: lead era, actual property investing, constructing an actual property staff from scratch and making a super-producer mindset. Anticipate all-new content material with actionable insights which are related to actual property brokers at present.


Leigh Brown, July 24, 2020 

Leigh Brown believes in dwelling an genuine life. Protecting it actual, she conveys this all through this transformational guide. When studying, you’ll get an understanding of how we grew to become depending on social media, learn to begin reconnecting with individuals in actual life and brush up on speaking the knowledge you’d by no means share on social media with associates. Take pleasure in extra profound, fulfilling relationships.


Chelsea Peitz, Feb. 2, 2020

Social media is a sizzling subject in actual property, typically lined on-stage and in on-line articles. Peitz shares her real-world expertise and examples in an simply digestible format, together with illustrations, worksheets and extra sources. 

Whereas studying the guide, I examined out just a few of the suggestions and was shocked on the quantity of engagement these posts obtained on Fb.


Bonus guide

Though not obtainable but, I did obtain a sophisticated copy of Ron Howard’s subsequent guide Profitability and Efficiency Pitstops. In 2018, I reviewed Howard’s Create Demand and Stop Chasing Business, a simple learn stuffed with helpful concepts for constructing a high-volume enterprise with out the chase. 

With Profitability and Efficiency Pitstops, Howard packs 400-plus pages with concepts, fashions and ideas to construct a giant and worthwhile enterprise. 

Howard shares the proper behaviors to undertake, key operational fashions and team-building concepts. I loved completely different views from the profitable coaches and worthwhile staff leaders Howard interviewed and a few of our favourite authors’ large concepts. For those who’re seeking to construct an actual property gross sales enterprise with a core of profitability and efficiency, it is a must-read.


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Brandon Doyle is a Realtor at Doyle Real Estate Team — RE/MAX Results in Minneapolis and co-author of Mindset, Methods & Metrics – Winning as a Modern Real Estate Agent. You possibly can comply with him on YouTube or Facebook.

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