What We’re Reading: Sept. 3 – Sept. 9

REALTOR® Safety, Powering Gadgets, and Public Relations

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month! In honor of this important topic, we’re reading a number of books on workplace safety, preventing identity theft, and more. Check out our library’s digital collection of safety related books here checkout books for free for up to 21 days. Speaking of free things, Kiplinger’s recent article details some of the best-of-the-best when it comes to freebies (the tip about Microsoft’s Security Essentials is particularly good–it is a great free resource for malware protection).

Has a bookmobile come to your neighborhood, or did you encounter bookmobiles as a child? This fun slide show showcases bookmobiles of past and present. What a great way to make libraries more accessible!

Most REALTORS® are very mobile–spending much time travelling between showings and the office. This makes powering the gadgets that fuel business difficult. CNN shares resources to help you stay connected. However, all the devices in the world will not protect you from bad PR and branding. This story of popular food chain Panera presents positive proof of the power of good branding and PR: how can you and your colleagues incorporate this ideology into your marketing mix?

Lactose intolerant? You can stop reading now. For the rest of you: the Daily Meal shares details on making the ideal grilled cheese.

Kate Stockert

Information & Web Content Specialist at the National Association of REALTORS®

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