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I Was Interviewed for a Real Estate Book

Man, I'm so nervous... I was recently interviewed for a book.  Yes, little me, Donna Harris, a commoner, was interviewed to be in a book about real estate.  I was sent the draft of my part last week to look over, and I spent the last few days making sure it sounded like me and making sure I could be proud of what I was saying.

Only time will tell when the book actually publishes and the public reads it.  I'm so nervous... what if I sound stupid?  What if people roll their eyes?  Do I care? 

Some people might say I shouldn't care what others think. However, real estate is my career, and my name is going to be all over this, and in turn, that would be great if it helped build my business as well.  For those reasons, YES, it's very important for others to like me and like what I have to say.

Oh, so nervous, so nervous... I'll let everyone know when it's published and available!

Comment balloon 32 commentsDonna Harris • December 08 2008 11:04AM

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How did you get the gig? Congrats!

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) about 10 years ago

I am interested in learning how you got the gig also. Congratulations.

Posted by Steven Wright, CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283 (Home Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... Congratulations on being interviewed for the book.  Please keep us posted when it comes out so I can get my copy autographed.

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Donna,

Congratulations!  That is too cool to be included on a book in real estate!

Posted by Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD REALTOR (RE/MAX Components) about 10 years ago

Congratulations!  That is very exciting.

I was interviewed last week by Voice of America for something unrelated to real estate and I had the same concerns about my clients seeing me the way I want to be seen professionally. I was able to talk a bit about real estate for the camera, but I have no idea how it will be edited.

Keep us posted and be glad you had such a wonderful opportunity that they allowed you the chance to edit your part.

 

Posted by Dana Hollish Hill, Lead Associate Broker (Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties) about 10 years ago

Hey, Donna. We both have 100% confidence that you performed well. Can't wait to read what you said. All our best, Jim & Maria

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Congrats on your soon to be publishing.

 

Posted by David Slavin, CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier (Keller Williams Premier) about 10 years ago

Congratulations Donna, on being interviewed for the book. Let us know when the book is out.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Angelia, Thanks! I've got connections...

Steven, Thanks!  And as above, I've got connections...

Steve, Thanks, and I would be happy to sign a copy... that'll be $1000!

Lanette, Thanks, and I know!!

Dana, Thank you, and congrats to you too.  I've been videod before too, and was scared to death how they would cut it.  Things always turn out well.

JiMaria, Thank you for the confidence!

David, Thank you!

Joseph, Thanks, and I'l blog about it when it's out!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna, How exciting! Hope the book is a best seller. Does it have a title yet?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

Margaret, Thanks!  And no, there is no exact title yet.  Some names are being thrown around and nothing concrete.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

They'll edit what you said anyways, right?

What's the name of the book?

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

Greg, They are not supposed to edit most of what I said, except breaking up long, run-on sentences.  I get to proof their "final" to check to make sure it's ok and I'm "allowed" to have them change things if I don't feel things are written well.  And there is no name yet...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Very cool stuff! Looking forward to hearing about the title and the publication date.  Is it a REMAX book or written by another entity? 

Congrats!

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 10 years ago

Amanda, Thanks!  No, it's not a Remax book.  It's being written by one of the ladies who was voted as one of the top 100 influential Women in real estate.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna - That's so cool. Don't worry, I'm sure you did fine. It's just a small part of your 15 minutes of fame...with much more to come for sure!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

Craig, Ahh, but I've already had 15 minutes... not that I'm counting...  Thanks for the confidence.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

I'm making travel arrangements to be at the premier. flash, flash scream.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

Why are you nervous.  If you catch somebody rolling their eyes at you, whip out the book and ask "Are you published? Excuse ME ARE YOU PUBLISHED?  OH NO YOU DIDN'T, cus I'm published and you aint, so don't be rolling the fake baby blues at me. " 

On a listing appointment accidently drop the book on the floor so it falls open to your section and say "Oh, i'm in a book, I give all clients a signed copy". 

Congrats.  If you could send the corp. Jet to pick me up I will be at the premier also.  Mr. Nino owes me a beer I need to collect on anyways. 

Posted by Chad Baird (Re/Max Spirit) about 10 years ago

Greg, Great, I'll see you there!

Chad, Funny!  Can I snap my fingers as I say it?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna - That is so exciting!  I'd be nervous, too.  Congratulations!   :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) about 10 years ago

Debi, Thanks so much!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Congrads Donna.  Great thing to put on your resume.  Good to meet you the other night at Kelly's.

Posted by Wayne Warshawsky, Realtor, ABR,IRES,CDPE,SFR Your Texas (RE/MAX Four Corners) about 10 years ago

Wayne, It was nice meeting you as well.  And yes, I hope it looks great when I'm putting my resume together for listing appts.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna:  Well look here, Your Queenship !  You are not a commoner.  You are our top chick, and we all want you to do well.  That is one reason we are cheering you onward as you prepare to go south to do battle with the esteemed Mr. Crouch.  Yay Ms Donna.  Congratulations on your impending fame.  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Karen Anne, Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I assumed you bowed when you said that, so you may get up now!!  j/k

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna:  Yes, of course I did bow.  But with me feeling a little under the weather today... I bowed about nine-thirty this morning, and it took me until a bit after lunch time to straighten back up.  But hey, yer worth it... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Congratulations, this sounds like a wonderful opportunity. It must be a good connection:) It's who you know that gets you where you are going, and what you know that keeps you there!!! Good luck and I know you will do great.

 

Chris

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) about 10 years ago

Donna:

I am sure you will have a good part in the book. You are colorful and bright and it should all comeout in print.

Richard

Posted by Richard Stabile, Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor (Re/Max Real Estate Limited) about 10 years ago

Karen Anne, I hope you didn't hurt yourself! ;)

Allen, Yes, it's a fabulous connection that I fell into a few years ago.  I'm glad I met her!

Richard, Thanks, and I sure hope you're right!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Congrats on the recognition, Donna! As long as the book is written by one of the top 100 I don't think you have anything to worry about. When can we expect to see it on Amazon?

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

John, Thanks! We're hoping it'll be on Amazon by end of January, possibly into February.  I'll blog about it when it's out!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

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