About Jennifer

“I’m a Writer!”

jenniferIf you’ve never heard my schtick on why this is such an important phrase to me, check out my blog on Elevator Speeches here. Basically, it says that if you’re excited about what you do… if you’re proud of what you do… if you’re good at what you do, you don’t need a fancy elevator speech. Your enthusiasm and self-confidence will create an aura around you that’s magnetic to everyone you meet!

So, yes, I’m a writer and I do a little speaking and consulting from time to time. I started writing professionally in 2006, when I finally finished “that book” I’d started back in, oh, probably 2003. “That book” was released in early 2007 with the title: Sell with Soul: The New Agent’s Guide to an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate. I never really thought anyone would actually buy it, so I confess that I didn’t put much effort into the design or marketing. But oops! I was wrong! People DID buy it, and DID like it, so I immediately went to work on the much higher-quality 2nd edition which was released in 2008 with a new subtitle – Sell with Soul: Creating an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate without Losing Your Friends, Your Principles or Your Self-Respect. SWS was again updated in 2015.

My next book: If You’re Not Having Fun Selling Real Estate, You’re Not Doing it Right (updated and renamed in 2016) came out in early 2010, and is a sequel, of sorts, to Sell with Soul. I followed that up with Prospect with SOUL for Real Estate Agents which was released in mid-2011 and in late 2013 I released a two-volume blog-to-book set called Selling Real Estate without Selling Your Soul. In 2014 I released my first non-real estate-related book – It Really IS That Simple and in 2015, I finished The Exceptional Real Estate Agent: Because Competence Gives You Confidence. Whew!

All of my books can be found at the Sell With Soul Store (just in case you are interested :-) )

What Else I’m Up To These Days

I divide my time these days between writing and rescuing shelter dogs. I’ve become quite the proficient rescuer (if I do say so myself), helping my local county kill shelter become very close to no-kill in a part of the country where spaying and neutering are not, shall we say, widely accepted practices.

I am both humbled and exhilarated every day by the goodness and generosity of the rescue community – what an amazing group of crazy men and (mostly) women dedicated to saving lives! I’m honored to be a part of it. I’ve even created my own little rescue, called… get this… Saving with Soul! (www.SavingwithSoul.com is my rescue Facebook page.) And who knows…there might just be a book about my adventures in dog rescue coming soon :-). If you are a fellow rescuer (or would like to be), please connect with me over on Facebook!