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Real Estate Rescue: How America Leaves Billions Behind in Residential Real Estate and How to Maximize Your Home’s Value

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Because of the way technology has impacted real estate sales, buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process. While knowing market information is helpful in real estate sales, most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLa ...more
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Published April 14th 2020 by Mango
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
A thorough, helpful resource to have on your shelf if you are thinking of selling your home.

I received a gifted copy.
As a person that has had previous experience with buying and selling a home, I found myself gleaming with information that I was not aware of on how to maximize profits when buying or selling a home. I trusted that my real estate agent would have my interest in my mind, but I was very very wrong. Ignorance was really bliss but I would rather have my money in my pocket. I felt that this book was very thorough and gave me all that I needed in a very compact easy to read reference material that we ...more
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
If you are looking for a house to buy or looking to sell your home this book is a handy guide to have. It has a wealth of information throughout it's pages.
So may ways to help Before and after pictures and so much expertise.
House hunters need this 4 star book.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, real-estate
This should be required reading for anyone selling their home. I have always trusted my RE agents to guide me on the best things to replace, fix up in my home for resale. I have wasted a lot of money, suffered frustration with unrealistic offers and hated almost every minute. Seriously, selling your home is a huge thing that most of us are uneducated on the details.
This book explains the details, how to value your home, what to ask for it and what offers to accept. That right there is a major q
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you in the market for a new home? My fiancé and I will be looking to purchase our first home together in the next couple years, and being that we are both first time home buyers we can use all the help we can get! So I was super excited when @suzyapprovedbooktours @mangopublishing and @tracyamclaughlin sent me a copy of Real Estate Rescue!

This book has really helped us better understand the Real Estate Market and has equipped us with the wisdom we need as we begin to navigate this important
Linda (My Reading Chronicles)
Do you have any home renovations in the works? One of the biggest things I’ve been contemplating is built-in bookcases. I actually wanted to get my husband to start this project ever since we moved in but as soon as I got him to agree to it, I started second guessing the move. I don’t *think* we’ll be buying another house because I truly love our home but you can’t predict life. So, I started thinking about resale value and began doing some research online. That was a huge rabbit hole! Luckily, ...more
Amy Bell
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tracy McLaughlin is a very successful real estate agent in Marin County CA, selling multi million dollar houses all the time. She shares her knowledge on how to not leave money on the table when you buy or sell a house. She shares tips on how to find the best agent and what things take a mediocre house to the next level. Speaking of next level, while I thought the information was great, it's a hard sell for me to believe that spending the kind of money she's talking about will work on my little ...more
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
WOW! Another non fiction book that I can say was really good! Tracy McLaughlin has created a wonderful read that will be beneficial to anyone who is thinking about, or who is ready to, sell their home. It’s really interesting!

This is a book that some of my family could have benefited from many moons ago when When they were moving. This book could have helped them maximize the amount they sold for. With each page, McLaughlin tells the readers(ultimately, the sellers!) the best ways to stage the h
Tracy Mclaughlin
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The book is intended to create disruption in an industry that has never had true regulation. Agents are basically in the money management business, and yet we are not held to the same standards as stockbrokers, money managers, managers of funds, etc. All of those other industries require art least 4 year degrees (most have also attended graduate school) and then are required to pass tests like the Series 7 and other rigorous exams to work in their fields. They then have constant checks and balan ...more
Toya (the reading chemist)
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a fantastic resource for buying real estate that is easily digestible then this book is for you! It debunks a lot of the jargon as well as provides really helpful pictures.

I received a gifted copy of this book!
Linda Zagon
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "Real Estate Rescue" by Tracy McLaughlin, Mango April 2020

Tracy McLaughlin and Kevin Lake, Authors of "Real Estate Rescue have written an intriguing, informative and helpful book. This is really a great "how-to" book, providing not only statistics but pictures and examples of ways to sell your home, and buy your new home. The author/s mention that updating your home every 10 years to meet the market's demand is beneficial. Most new younger buyers want the keys and
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I admit I thought a book about real estate might be a dry read, but I also admit that I was wrong! This is a book I wish I had found years ago.

Tracy Mclaughlin is a real estate professional as well, as a very talented writer, and I was drawn in from page one. Using a combination of her years of experience and research from many academic fields, Mclaughlin teaches the reader what a good real estate agent should be doing for them, how to try to avoid losing money in buying or selling a home, and c
Sarah Eustache
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: real-estate
Thank you to Netgalley for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was super informative and not the typical real estate book. Tracy Mclaughlin (the author) gives her personal tips and tricks of the trade. This book in informative in all aspects of the buying process and would be helpful to prospective sellers, or buyers.

I really enjoyed that Tracy used personal and fictional examples in this book.

One thing that didn't quite meet my expectations was that this book is
Diana Sue
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've ever read on real estate as I always thought my agent knew everything that was needed to know. This book is very informative for any one selling or buying a home. It is explained in such a way that it is very easy to understand and can be very useful for any buyer, seller and the agent. As my husband and I are currently in the market to buy our next home and sell our current home, this book gave me a lot to think about. Including how knowledgeable, or not our agent is ...more
I agree with the other reviewers comments that it is a useful guide for buyers and sellers, easy to understand, and has some nice before & after color illustrations. Her predictions about the future of her industry and the impact of technology are interesting, too. Something nobody has mentioned, however, is that McLaughlin sells multi-million dollar homes and the prepping for sale she recommends often runs $250K and up! She is one of the top realtors in the country. Owners of more modest homes ...more
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In REAL ESTATE RESCUE, Tracy McLaughlin shares her considerable experience in real estate with straight talk and clear examples (with great photographs) to illuminate the confusing and confounding experience. For newbies and experienced hands, her work is comprehensive, essential, and powerful information delivered with flair and humor. Truly, I've never read such a bright and thorough guide to a lifelong passion of my own. I admire what she has created and am putting her insights to work right ...more
Amary Chapman
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve bought properties in the past, and never gave a thought to some of the points brought up in this book. It should be on the for anyone considering buying or selling, especially those considering flipping. Divided into chapters with specific purposes, the points addressed could make a difference in how much you pay or sell for.
I requested and received a NetGalley Arc to peruse and offer my opinion gratis
Rosa Sealy
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sellers guide on how to efficiently list your home on the market. Discusses detaching emotions, determining selling price, updating & staging, finding the right agent, etc. Not much information for home buyers. This book is up to date and includes before and after images.

I received this book from Netgalley.
Cozy Book Spot
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nice book with lots of tips of how to make your house look and feel better before selling it. There are before and after photos showing what you can do to make your house stand out. Lots of useful informations. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book offers a great deal of good advice. I would suggest it as one of the books that everyone needs in the Real Estate library.
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smart. Insightful. Easy to understand. I recommend this book
Jaymi The OC Book Girl
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: publisher-mail
This is one of those books that everyone should read. It was a quick read that was easy to understand and jam packed with "insider" information about the real estate industry. Even if you are not buying or selling a home today, this is still a fascinating look at some of the mistakes people make. The author is clearly very experienced and shares story after story of families who were taken advantage of, hired clueless agents and basically threw money away.

"Only by talking to the neighbors will
Stephani Beltran
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Being an Insurance Agent as my full time job I see many homes daily that people are looking to insure whether it is a new purchase or just looking for better rates. My favorite part of the job is getting too see those homes inside and out and all the different architecture and designs. I’ve always been interested in the interior design element of homes and always up for a remodel project myself. This book definitely caught my attention just by the cover itself, "how America leaves billions behin ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tours, non-fiction
It may sound crazy but if my husband and I are bored, we sometimes go to open houses. You go in, and you can see how other people live. How do they decorate their spaces? Can I get any ideas for my home? It’s like looking at Better Homes and Gardens in real life! Of course you can get into trouble and right away start envisioning yourself cooking in their kitchen or watching tv in their family room!

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home or helping someone who’s in the process, Real Esta
Miss W Book Reviews
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real Estate Rescue is a great book that is a fantastic resource that provides so much information for potential home buyers and those selling their homes.

There is so much information and valuable information in this book that I have not seen anywhere else.

The pictures were really fantastic in getting the idea across to readers.

I especially liked the step by step guide to the process of home ownership.

This book is empowering and informational in showing specific ways to not get taken advantage
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real Estate Rescue
By Tracy McLaughlin

This book provides a wealth of information for anyone thinking of or in the current process of selling their home.

It taught me a plethora of information and resources that were available that I wouldn’t have thought or known of on my own to maximize my profits and increase the value in my home to its upmost potential.

Also, if you are in the buyer’s market looking to get the best value for your money. This will definitely be my go to guide that ensure I don’t
Carey’s Reviews
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars!! This is a must read if you plan on buying/selling your house or if you plan on becoming a real estate agent. So much information and tons of tips! Definitely worth checking out!
*I received this book at no charge from the publisher and I voluntarily left a review.*
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Raised in Marin County, Tracy graduated from U.C. Berkeley and went on to do graduate work in television journalism at Stanford University. Tracy worked for eight years as a reporter/anchor for various NBC affiliates around the country, proceeding to host her own international television show on travel and skiing. Tracy credits her background in journalism and communications for her ability to eff ...more

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