Real Estate Education to Keep You in the Know

Renae Virata | September 23, 2015 | Best Practices

Real Estate Education 101: ResourcesIt can be hard sometimes to take time out to educate or even re-educate ourselves in the industries we are in. The real estate industry is so full of resources, from books to websites to publications, that offer up great advice and that help you reset your mindset so you can tackle another day or do what you do better.

Many of you may already be aware of such real estate education out there, but we thought we’d give you a basic list in case you missed one and needed a little boost in the ideas-and-ideology department. So take the time to check at least one of these out and get in the habit of expanding your knowledge base as a real estate agent!

Books (summaries from

Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
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

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.

Websites/YouTube Channels

Tom Ferry YouTube Channel (from YouTube)
Tom Ferry is the CEO of Tom Ferry – Your Coach, an International Coaching and Training Company.  He is named #1 Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200 and is the best-selling Author of Life! By Design.

During his 26+ years in the industry Tom has influenced over 500,000 real estate professionals to create inner and outer wealth by helping them grow a prosperous business that they love.

Tom is a highly sought after and renowned speaker whose work embodies a passion for life and business, a commitment to discipline and the most innovative business strategies you will find anywhere. Tom has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post,, Inman News, Agent Genius, Realtor Magazine and many more.

Geek Estate (from
GeekEstate Blog is a resource for real estate professionals who want to learn more about how they can grow their business through smart use of technology.

It’s now a community.

As the name implies, this blog’s varied authors are geeks – people with experience providing technology services to the real estate industry — they understand technology and how it can work for you. Topics discussed here could range from a review of the latest smart phone to website tips for search engine optimization (SEO). (from
Real estate industry professionals from around the world turn to Inman first for accurate, innovative and timely information about the business. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage, in-depth educational opportunities, and forward-thinking events, Inman is the industry’s leading source of real estate information.


Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars (from
Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars is a podcast created for you and by you, the Real Estate community. If you are looking for motivation, inspiration, tips, tricks, or tools for success; Pat Hiban New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Self-Made Multimillionaire / Entrepreneur / Real Estate Agent delivers 3-days a week. From Creig Northrop the #1 Agent in the world, to Grant Cardone, to best-selling author Michael J Maher each episode highlights a Rockstar of Real Estate and provides applicable advice to help you on your journey to success. Rockstar Nation, are you ready to rock?

Real Estate Realities with “The Rebel Broker” (from
Robert ‘The Rebelbroker’ Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California. With over 25 years experience, he has seen more than his share of what is right and wrong with the real estate business and you can expect these to be revealed along with how to work over, around and through them. This show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth – from an insiders perspective.

Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful people from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these folks over the years that will help YOU achieve success! What really makes this show unique is the complete lack of Bull. If there is any industry that is piled high with inflated promises and ridiculous claims, its real estate. The single greatest commitment this show makes is to keeping things honest – even when that means saying the things that nobody else is willing to say!

Finally, we don’t just drop the news on you, we try to translate it into actions you can take in your own life to get the most out of what we share! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve financial freedom! It’s real estate, totally unafraid!

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