Diary of a Real Estate Rookie: My Year of Flipping, Selling, and Rebuilding and What I Learned (The Hard Way!)

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie: My Year of Flipping, Selling, and Rebuilding and What I Learned (The Hard Way!)

by Alison Rogers
     
 

With humor and grace—as well as an eye for the fabulous and outrageous—real estate rookie Alison Rogers offers an insider’s tale of the hottest real estate market in the country.

Expanding upon Rogers’ weekly national column in Inman News, Diary of a Real Estate Rookie chronicles a former real estate journalist’s wily

Overview

With humor and grace—as well as an eye for the fabulous and outrageous—real estate rookie Alison Rogers offers an insider’s tale of the hottest real estate market in the country.

Expanding upon Rogers’ weekly national column in Inman News, Diary of a Real Estate Rookie chronicles a former real estate journalist’s wily adventures, from a gutsy attempt at starting a real estate business with only $16,000 to the (eventual) taste of sweet success. Along the way, Alison drolly relates her escapades, among them an attempt to flip abandoned shells in Newark and the rental of a Greenwich Village apartment to a famous movie star. Quirky and informative, Rookie offers real estate and financial advice in tandem with tales of suburban real estate agents, manicured New York trophy wives, and innocent ripe-for-the-plucking first-time buyers. Real estate rookies and seasoned vets alike will delight in Alison’s unique voice and perspective as she discovers her pathway out of corporate monotony to independent success in the real estate business.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rogers may be a real estate rookie, but her cheeky dedication "to Rupert Murdoch, whose refusal to pay me a decent wage launched me on the adventure of a lifetime" is the first clue that she's no newbie to writing. A founding editor of the New York Postreal estate section, Rogers is now a real estate agent and columnist who tells the story of her first year of business, and her first year of marriage, with a sharp wit and relaxed style that really sparkles. "It is a story of failure, and tears, and immense love," she says, adding, "Don't worry, there are some pretty tricked-out luxury condos along the way." That pretty much sums it up, but the book doesn't just rely on funny turns of phrase: it also provides plenty of working advice, including tips on handling lowball offers, staging the sale of a bohemian apartment and talking to your realtor. Those looking for some good information on the real estate industry in a book that doesn't feel like homework will be hard-pressed for a better choice. (June)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427754653
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.58(d)

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Meet the Author

The founding editor of the New York Post real estate section, Alison Rogers now works as a real estate agent and writes the weekly column “Diary of a Real Estate Rookie” for Inman News. She has written for Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, and Money Magazine, been published on Salon.com and in the New York Post, and spoken about real estate at the Brooklyn Real Estate Expo, the Harlem Home Fair, and the Learning Annex Real Estate Wealth Expo at the Javits Center.

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