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About Jay Papasan
Jay Papasan is the vice president of publishing and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. In 2003, with the release of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, co-authored by Gary Keller and Dave Jenks, Papasan became a best-selling author when the book spent time on BusinessWeek's best-seller list. In 2005, they co-authored their second bestseller, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor. After working on Rick Villani and Clay Davis's best-selling FLIP: How to Buy, Fix and Sell Houses for Profit in 2007, he co-authored Your First Home with Gary Keller and Dave Jenks in 2009.
In 2009, he also co-authored SHIFT: How Top Agents Tackle Tough Times which reached #2 on Amazon, #3 on the USA Today Money List, #4 on the WSJ Business list and #5 on the NY Times Business list, and #10 on the New York Times Hardcover Advice List. At the same time, he co-authored Soci@l with Ben Kinney which garnered the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Bronze Award.
In 2011, he served as executive editor for Green Your Home and co-authored SHIFT Commercial (also a NAREE Bronze award winner) with Buddy Norman. And in 2012, he co-authored HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Keep Real Estate Properties to Grow Wealth which became a USA Today National bestseller.
His latest book, The ONE Thing, co-authored with Gary Keller, came out April 1, 2013 and debuted at #6 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and reached #1 on May 3, 2013. Since then it has made more than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists and has been translated into 30 languages.
Papasan was born and raised in Memphis, TN. After attending the University of Memphis, he spent several years working abroad in Paris before attending the New York University graduate writing program. At Harper Collins Publishers, he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. Today, he lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Wendy and their kids, Gus and Veronica. They run a top residential real estate team, The Papasan Property Group, which can be found at www.AustinsBestHomeSearch.com .
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The book has:
- Made on more than 575 appearances on national bestseller lists
- Been #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, New York Times bestseller, and USA Today bestseller
- Been translated into 40 languages
- Won 12 book awards
- Voted Top 100 Business Book of All Time on Goodreads
The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?
Take your real estate career to the highest level!
"Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life."
--Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
"This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere."
--Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains:
- Three concepts that drive production
- Economic, organizational, and lead generation models that are the foundations of any high-achiever's business
- How to "Earn a Million," "Net a Million," and "Receive a Million" in annual income
“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate
Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies.
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn:
- Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor
- How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities
- How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals
- How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business
- Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Take HOLD of your financial future!
Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller’s national best-selling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth:
1. Find – the right property for the right terms and at the right price.
2. Analyze – an offer to make sure the numbers and terms make sense.
3. Buy – an investment property where you make money going in.
4. Manage – a property until it’s paid for or you have a large amount of equity to leverage.
5. Grow – your way to wealth and financial freedom.
WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER
USA TODAY MONEY BESTSELLER
"Tough times make or break people. My friend Gary teaches you how to make the tragic into magic. Read & reap from this great book."
--Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code, The One Minute Millionaire, and Cash in a Flash. Author, Richest Kids in America
"Real estate buyers and sellers have to SHIFT their mindset to new and more creative strategies in this challenging real estate market. This book shows them excellent ways to survive and thrive."
--Robert Allen, author of the New York Times bestsellers Nothing Down, Creating Wealth, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire.
"Change happens. It's natural. It's ever present. It's reoccurring. So when markets shift you need to as well. No one explains this better in the real estate industry than my good friend Gary Keller and his team of talented co-authors. Their latest book, SHIFT, is perfect for all real estate professionals. It captures the very essence of a shifting housing market and what Realtors need to do to thrive therein. SHIFT will help you alter your focus and your actions to ensure that you get your head back in the game and increase your market share, irrespective of strong or weak market conditions. It's a great book – read it today."
--Stefan Swanepoel, author of Swanepoel TRENDS Report, 2006-2009
"Need help weathering the storm in today's real estate market? If so, reach for Gary Keller's new book, Shift-- it's the lifesaver you need today to thrive tomorrow. Shift is rich in easy-to-understand strategies, charts, and illustrations that show you exactly what you need to do to thrive in today's very challenging and 'shifted' real estate market."
--Bernice Ross, Inman News
The Millionaire Real Estate Series
More than 1,000,000 copies sold!
Markets shift, and you can too. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market, and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform your business and your life. You can change your thinking, your focus, your actions, and, ultimately, your results to get back in the game and ahead of the competition. The tactics that jump-start your business in tough times will power it forward in good times. No matter the market-shift!
SHIFT explores twelve proven strategies for achieving success in any real estate market, including
- Master the Market of the Moment: Short Sales, Foreclosures, and REOs
- Create Urgency: Overcoming Buyer Reluctance
- Re-Margin Your Business: Expense Management
- Find the Motivated: Lead Generation
Written by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan, the authors behind national best-sellers The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and SHIFT, Your First Home lays out the many benefits of home ownership, provides a practical eight-step process, and emphasizes the value of working with a team of qualified professionals to ensure a smooth process.
The eight-step process consists of making the decision to buy, how to hire a great real estate agent, determining what you can afford to buy, securing the best financing, recognizing the right home for you, crafting a winning offer and negotiating with sellers, spotting serious issues at inspection, closing on your new home and how to maintain it for years to come. You ll also learn about successful creative financing strategies and ways to overcome less-than-perfect credit.