Interview with Gerri Leventhal

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allows me to get my books out into the market place fast without much hassle or expense. I like the do it yourself features and the fact that they convert my book for me into all the necessary popular digital styles that readers enjoy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The USA Real Estate Industry Crisis had my fellow Realtors especially the Newly Licensed Realtors at their wits end with trying to stay afloat in such a slow moving dreadful market. Many Real Estate Agents left the industry; those who stuck the bad times out needed new methods and strategies to survive. I had been training and mentoring New Real Estate Agents in sales, marketing and promotions for sometime and my students started referring their friends to me. Many Agents who wanted to take my classes lived too far away to attend in person so I began to put together a few guide books so they could still learn the basics of what I teach. The Real Estate License Schools focus on helping students pass their state exams but business sense and marketing training is also equally important for a new realtor to succeed. My books fill in the gaps missed by the Realty Schools and then take you further so you can compete and build yourself a future and enjoy a profitable career. Community networking, ad copywriting, niche targeting, negotiating with style, online and offline marketing, Digital, SEO and PPC promotion plus using the MLS are all covered and much more.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Laptop
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything because they justify my hard work and they steer me in the direction of what to write about next. Without their feedback I would be guessing as to what to prioritize on the next page. Fan correspondence helps me write clearer and stay on the topics that are truly most wanted. My fans are my partners.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Swimming, tennis, walking, cooking new recipes...
What are you working on next?
Next will be a nonfiction book for people who wish to learn the ins and outs of house flipping...the correct way
What do you read for pleasure?
Science Fiction
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Helping others and teaching folks! Passing on my knowledge to save someone from unnecessary struggling is very pleasing to me. A career in Real Estate is a very honorable pursuit but it is not as easy as some would think to make it. The world needs better skilled Realtors. How well trained one's Realtor is can mean a lot of extra money saved for a client. When my readers tell me their stories of how they landed their first client, they always makes me smile, especially when they say my writing helped. Everyone should own property!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
People...friends, family, neighbors, networking partners, strangers!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
People recommend the best reads to me and I tell everyone when I discover a great writer.
Published 2017-02-27.
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Books by This Author

The Fundamentals of Realty Consulting
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 32,170. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales
Realtors, fill your day planner with appointments. Be a better Realty Consultant. Become a Top Local Agent. Find new Leads. Get your marketing game in shape. Compete to win! Improve your sales pitches. Elevate yourself and your services above your competition. Learn time tested promotional strategies. Negotiate better! Work more productively with purpose. Be known as the Local Property Expert.
Tomorrow's Real Estate Agent A Must Business Guide
Price: $17.97 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
New Realtors, here's all the Online and Offline Realty Business setting up advice and marketing tools you'll ever need, your time tested Realtor’s business game plan! Get your website and blog up and sending you clients. Tweet, e-mail and social post persuasively! Burst onto your Local Real Estate Scene while other Realtors are still doing their marketing yesterday style. Crush your competition!
The Real Estate Agent's Career Success Blueprint
Price: $24.97 USD. Words: 78,530. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
First year Realtors and Seasoned Realty Agents learn everything you need to become the top Agent in your sales territory. Finally Real Estate Marketing is explained by a top trainer. You will be guided by a seasoned expert on how to compete, negotiate and sell. Find clients, prospect and network throughout your local community, online and offline. This is tested and proven Real Estate Training!