Virtual open houses, digital closings, conversations from behind face masks — what productivity looks like for real estate agents this summer covers new terrain for all of us. All June, Inman surveys the New Productivity: the tools, skills and insights needed to make it work now.

Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes on varying topics in a weekly survey and report back with our findings.

With the peak of summer just around the corner, we took the opportunity to ask you, our readers, about your favorite real estate reads. Because during this year of isolation and quarantine, books are becoming a favorite pastime and a good way to stretch your horizons, brush up on old skills and concepts or learn something entirely new.

The titles we received varied from books on good leadership and marketing to guides on establishing good habits, and leaving old and unproductive routines behind. And just in case you’re in the throes of planning what your summer will look like this year, here are a few books to consider adding to the season’s reading list.

What did we miss? Throw your must-read suggestions in the comments section below.

Editor’s note: These responses were given anonymously and, therefore, are not attributed to anyone specifically. Responses were also edited for grammar and clarity. Inman doesn’t endorse any specific method and regulations may vary from state to state. 

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