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Top 50 Book Recommendations for Real Estate Agents


"The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

At any stage of life, reading is essential for expanding your knowledge and keeping your mind fresh. As a business owner and entrepreneur, every book provides you with a new school of thought you can apply to your business to enhance your business' foundation.

Courtesy of Brandon Doyle, Realtor at Doyle Real Estate Team in Minneapolis and co-author of Mindset, Methods & Metrics – Winning as a Modern Real Estate Agent, here is a list of 50 books every real estate agent should consider reading. These books range from topics that directly relate to real estate to mindset boosters to digital marketing guides.

Luckily, for those who prefer to listen to books, several of these titles are also available in audiobook format. Explore available audiobooks books!


Top 50 Book Recommendations for Real Estate Agents:

Ninja Selling: Subtle Skills. Big Results. by Larry Kendall

The Conversion Code: Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales by Chris Smith

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris

Mindset, Methods & Metrics: Winning as a Modern Real Estate Agent by Brandon Doyle, Nicholas Dreher & Marshall Saunders

The Million Dollar Real Estate Team: How I Went from Zero to Earning $1 Million after Expenses in Three Years by Christopher Watters

How to be a Great Salesperson by Monday Morning by David Cook

Listing Boss: The Definitive Blueprint for Real Estate Success by Hoss Pratt

Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys To Real Estate Success Revealed by Joe Sesso

Explosive Sales Growth in Real Estate by Ryan Snow

Mindset, Model & Marketing!: The Proven Strategies to Transform and Grow Your Real Estate Business by Tom Ferry

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Content Machine by Dan Norris

Harris Rules by Tim & Julie Harris

Real: A path to Passion, Purpose, and Profits in Real Estate by Dave Crumby, Lani Rosales and Martin Streicher

Disruptors, Discounters and Doubters by Joe Rand

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

#GetSocialSmart by Katie Lance

The Politically Incorrect Real Estate Agent Handbook (and companion Log-book) by Peter F. Porgelli Jr.

Billion Dollar Agent Manifesto: Secrets to Grow Your Business to Over $1,000,000 by Best Agent Business (Steve Kantor)

7L: The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals by Michael J. Maher

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Outrageous Authenticity: You Are Your Best Sales Weapon by Leigh Brown

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, John David Mann

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by Grover Gardner

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Never Split The Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss

Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcom Gladwell

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Hacking Growth: How Today’s Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Morgan Brown and Sean Ellis

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

High-Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard

The Book of YES: The Ultimate Real Estate Agent Conversion Guide by Kevin Ward

Your 1st Year in Real Estate by Dirk Zeller

Winning Real Estate: 9 Secrets to Success from Leading Pros by Century 21 Real Estate LLC

The Road To Recognition: The A-to-Z Guide to Personal Branding for Accelerating Your Professional Success in the Age of Digital Media by Seth Price & Barry Feldman

E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The Five Dysfunction of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni


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. He continues to be recognized as one of the industry's leading tech gurus. In 2014, he was nominated for Inaman Innovative Realtor of the Year and has been acknowledged for his use of aerial photography and videos tours, along with conducting the world's first virtual broker open house using VR goggles. Brandon has a Bachelors of Science in Real Estate from St. Cloud State University and is pursuing his Masters of Science in Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas.