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Tales from the residential real estate trenches are complete with attempted tear-jerking from former model Fitzgerald. The author took a running start at selling real estate after leaving behind a violent ex-husband in New York and arriving in L.A. with her infant daughter in tow, with few belongings, no education and no job prospects. After a rocky start, she's grown to be one of the most successful agents for Coldwell Banker. Fitzgerald runs through frustratingly general advice on ambition, leadership, building rapport among would-be clients, navigating a bewildering industry and looking the part of a successful businesswoman. Though Fitzgerald strives for practical advice with cheerful chapter wrapup lessons, interviews with inspirational professionals and practice sales scripts, the advice is disorganized and vague, and the personal-story prose off-putting and melodramatic (My fairy-tale husband and life had shattered on the marble floor like a fallen mirror—razor-sharp shards of glass lacerating my hopes, my dreams, and my heart). Would-be realtors seeking advice would be best off looking elsewhere, as this book tries too hard to be both a memoir and a how-to guide, and thus falls short at both. (Mar.)
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"Through her absorbing stories and life experiences Valerie gives advice to anyone looking for a new beginning in their life or business. A great read." -- Larry King

"After reading this book, you will feel that you too can accomplish anything your heart desires." -- Vanna White

"Heart and Sold is inspirational for any woman -- or anyone -- struggling to build a business of their own. Valerie's personal triumphs will make you feel like you can do anything." -- Leeza Gibbons
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416542922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416542926
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #862,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa Loeffler on May 17, 2009
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Heart and Sold will help you become a better realtor, a better entrepreneur, a better human. A must read!

It will teach you how to communicate with clients, get organized and stay on time - all signature attributes you need to build a successful career in any business.

I couldn't put down the first 35 pages of the book as I witnessed Valerie's bio and back story unfold from 25 years ago to today as she continues to rock the Los Angeles real estate world.

This book has also helped me become a better listener to my clients and become someone they can deeply trust. I've witnessed a profound change in my attitude and I think I've become more positive...not only at work, but with my family and friends.

Thanks Valerie. I can't wait to read your next book!
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Heart and Sold is a truly inspiring read. I would recommend this for anyone, whether you have been in the real estate business for years or just thinking about entering it. Valerie's honest and candid rendition of her life and business experiences will not only bring a smile to your face but encourage you immensely.
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The beautiful Valerie Fitzgerald has written a "bible" for those wanting to pull themselves up and get going in life. Her book might help us become materially wealthy, and it is sure to make our personal strengths richer. I recommend this very well written book to anyone who has hope and a pulse.

Deborah Dozier Potter, author of Let Buster Lead Let Buster Lead
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Valerie Fitzgerald's Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Build a Recession-Proof Business reminds us that truly anything is possible. From Manhattan model to single Mother and now real estate agent to the celebrities, Valerie's new book inspires and guides us step-by-step on how to realize our own success in business and in life.
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An easy read, and she certainly overcame many obstaclees to create her own success.
My career also stemmed from personal hardship, and I could relate to the author in many ways. I enjoyed the book very much, and have often thought about sharing my story in a book. The book is inspiring, and a great chick book.

Nancy Deichman
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The first few chapters of this book brought me to tears several times because I can connect with her
story.
As for technical, cut and dry advice on succeeding in real estate, I feel like this book was worth reading,
but not mind blowing.
Where it was invaluable to me was in its inspirational message and the advice she gives on where your
frame of mind should be.
Great book. I'm so glad she was willing to share her story.
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This book will make you cry, laugh and inspire from page one. Once you start reading it, you cannot help but to finish the entire book. Valerie's candid sharing of her own life, filled with challenges and how to overcome them will encourage and inspire all ages. Whether you are in real estate or any other profession, "Heart & Sold" will motivate you to strive for the best and to believe in your dreams. A must read for any profession! Highly recommended.
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Great book. I read it in just a few hours. It's full of Valerie's stories and anecdotes of how she became a successful realtor. Full of advise and interviews with some of her mentors. Not a comprehensive how-to book like Tom Hopkins book. If you get motivated and inspired by other peoples stories of success then this book is for you.
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