For the last two years, I’ve been writing a book, just for you…with all my small business secrets! The book is titled The Secrets I Share With My Friends, Everything I Know About Building A Small Business. I’m excited to announce it’s been published and is now available on Amazon.
Why this book is for you, as a Realtor®:
Whether you realize it or not, you ARE a small business owner and seeing your real estate business as a small business will help you to build it up as such. There’s a big difference between having a real estate business and being a Realtor®. The real estate business owner has a business that’s of value to someone else, where the Realtor® who didn’t build a business just quits selling real estate one day. Done, THE END. There’s nothing beyond the last day of work to show for it, other than years of dedication to helping the people helped along the way. The name just fades away in to nothingness the day the Realtor® stops serving…the business owner can sell his/her business, has systems, a valuable database, a solid marketing plan and it lives on without her providing income long past the days worked.
There are very few books available (that I’ve been able to find) on how to build up and market a real estate business, that’s why I wrote this book!
I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, like the time I showed up to a really important business meeting with a business card I had printed from my computer ink-jet printer. I’ve included that super embarrassing story in the book along with many other mistakes I’ve made along the way to success as a small business owner. My personal stories of bumps and bruises received from attending The School Of Hard Knocks can save you from taking the same path. A path all too common with entrepreneurs and small business owners…and yes, Realtors® too! If you’ve been in real estate for a while, your story isn’t likely much different than mine when the real estate market crashed and everything when to…ummm…hell! I’m not sure about you, but I found myself in line at the food bank to make sure I had groceries to feed the kids while trying to meet my financial obligations (1.5M. in debt), with NO income! Rough times!
The book is filled with an abundance of easy to understand, easy to follow and easy to read information on how to build your real estate business, build a team, hire the right people, delegate what should be delegated, market your brand of real estate, managing business finances, building your prospect list, where to get a list, and everything in between… all the way to retirement.
Reading this book will completely change the way you see your real estate business and the possibilities that exist with some simple planning and thinking ahead.
As a Realtor® maybe retiring and selling your real estate business at some point isn’t something you’re thinking about, right now. After all, your clients are doing business with you, versus your business/brokerage. Changing your thinking around this could be the difference between a comfortable retirement that includes passive income from your real estate business and just deciding to stop selling real estate when you retire with no passive income. Which path sounds better to you?
As you build up your real estate business, if you build it up with the end in mind, you have the ability to set yourself up for a nice retirement and create a business that pays you even when you’re done and not working any in it longer. Creating a successful real estate business that can live on without you is easy with some direction on how to do it and I’ve included all of my secrets on how to do that in the book!
The book is getting rave reviews from top thought leaders and coaches like Steve Hardison “The Ultimate Coach” as a blue print for small business owners, like yourself, that’s easy to read because it’s not a boring text book, it’s a memoir that’s interesting, funny and filled with secrets throughout. Here’s what Steve had to say about the book after reading it in one sitting.
Nadine Larder’s part memoir, part “how to,” and part textbook, “The Secrets I Share With My Friends…,” meets with trumpets of success from world-renowned personal, relationship and business coach Steven Hardison.
“I met Nadine today in the parking garage after attending #ICON 14. It was my great privilege to be given her first copy of the book, “The Secrets I Share With My Friends: Everything I Know About Building a Small Business.” After I completed my afternoon with a client, I sat down to thumb through the book she had given me. I could not simply thumb through it. It was too compelling.
“As I read her book I was amazed at the passion that came through the pages, and I was even more astonished at the content of the information. It is extraordinary! I can hardly wait to speak with her to tell her what I thought of her masterpiece. It is beyond brilliant.
“I particularly love her Pssst… comments throughout the book. I will be giving this copy to my daughter who, like Nadine, has the desire to build a small business from the ground up. This book is a brilliant blueprint. “I do not know Nadine, other than the 5-10 minute encounter in the parking garage, AND I am totally moved by her contribution to me as I have consumed her writing. I can only imagine the impact it will have on readers who are building their own business. My hat is off to this powerful and dynamic woman. Thanks, Nadine. Be blessed.”
Visit www.SmbSmarts.net for more information on the book, Nadine and lots of small business secrets! You can get the book on Amazon…Grab your copy now! They’re first edition and we plan do to a reprint soon!