Heart & Sold (Paperback)

How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate

By Valerie Fitzgerald

Atria Books, 9781416542926, 300pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2009

List Price: 19.99*
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Heart and Sold is an insightful journey through the emotional and tangible challenges of regaining one's personal power while building and maintaining a successful business -- regardless of the country's economic situation. Valerie Fitzgerald, one of the country's leading real estate agents, candidly recounts her personal journey from unemployed single parent to entrepreneur, philanthropist, and renowned corporate executive.

From beginners just getting started in residential real estate to seasoned agents -- or anyone in business looking to take their game to the next level -- this step-by-step guide teaches readers the art of selling. With her personal touch, Fitzgerald shows readers how to manage clients with style, choose the right company and the best mentor, establish a stellar reputation in their field, develop a daily schedule for running a home office, and maintain a successful attitude every day. With all of her tools at their fingertips, readers will also soon be shooting for the stars. Heart and Sold shares the mind-set of a respected businesswoman who gracefully balances the demands of an empire with the intimacy of her family, and is a model for working and living that can be applied to any desire or discipline.

Praise For Heart & Sold: How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate

"Through her absorbing stories and life experiences Valerie gives advice to anyone looking for a new beginning in their life or business. A great read." -- Larry King

"After reading this book, you will feel that you too can accomplish anything your heart desires." -- Vanna White

"Heart and Sold is inspirational for any woman -- or anyone -- struggling to build a business of their own. Valerie's personal triumphs will make you feel like you can do anything." -- Leeza Gibbons