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Faked it and made it...
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2021
I heard Ryan Serhant on the Bigger Pockets podcast. I had never heard of him before, but bought this book as a result of his interview, before which I had never heard of the guy. I've read some bad books in my day, but this is the first time I have been so embarrassed to own a book that I refused to put it on my bookshelf for fear that a friend will see it there and judge me over it.
Normally I can pick up something from anything I read, but I don't think I can say that about this book. He is your typical vapid hollywood type agent. When you think of a showoff braggadocios real estate agent, you are thinking of Ryan Serhant. He talks about the difference between real "big money energy" and "BS money energy", but everything he has done in his life typifies his own definition of BS money energy. He has no qualms about telling readers how he lied to a client about being anything but a rental agent, acted like he was the successful owner of a luxury SUV, pretended to be intimately familiar with high end neighborhoods, and even learned the name of some baristas to make it look like he frequented those establishments. In my world, we call that being a fake and a liar. In Ryan's world, he calls it BS money energy.
The book is full of nothing but trite platitudes, and warmed over motivational poster styled check lists. I can't believe I bought this book. Now I'll have to hide it under the coffee grounds in my trash can for fear the garbageman will see it and think less of me. I've lost some respect for Bigger Pockets for having this fraud on their show and will have to be more careful about their recommendations in the future.