The 2015 Swanepoel Trends Report was awarded the Bronze Metal Award in this year’s Axiom Business Books Awards program, which annually reviews business books. Launched in August of 2007, the Axiom Awards, now in its eight year have reviewed over 3,000 business books. The 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards, honoring the year’s best business books, their authors, and publishers, includes winners from McGraw-Hill, Cornell University Press, Princeton University Press, Simon and Schuster, Harvard Business Review, Harper Business, and RealSure Publishing – the publishers of the Swanepoel Trends Reports and T3 Tech Guides.
RealSure Publishing was awarded bronze in the Business Reference (Legal, How-To) category with the Swanepoel Trends Report. Harvard Business Review Press took home the gold in this category Judges reviewed content, originality, design and production quality, with an emphasis on innovation and creativity. Judges were experts from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, bookselling and library.
This years 2015 Swanepoel Trends Report, the 10th year in publication, focused on the Vulnerability of the MLS; the Race for Online Supremacy with the new powerhouses and how they will transform the Real Estate Industry; and how Digital Natives Step Up, examining how the newest generation is driving the next surge of innovations. The report investigated the impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and how the Courts will currently challenge the existing Independent Contractor business model of the industry.
The Axiom Business Book Awards is the biggest and most respected critical guidepost for business books. These prestigious and competitive awards are presented in 21 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers identifying the leading business books.
“It is very gratifying to have our work in the real estate industry acknowledged and humbling to be ranked behind prestigious publishers such as Harvard Business Review Press,” said Stefan Swanepoel, author of the Report and 30 other books and reports. Swanepoel is also CEO of Swanepoel T3 Group, the parent company of RealSure Publishing.
Since 1997 RealSure Publishing and Stefan Swanepoel have published over 30 books and reports that have analyzed the trends, shifts, threats and innovations impacting the residential real estate business and the home buying process. This includes the 10-part Real Estate Confronts series (1997 – 2005), the Swanepoel TRENDS Report (10 editions since 2006 – 2015) and the Swanepoel and T3 TECHNOLOGY Guides (2010, 2013 and 2015). Swanepoel Reports enable leaders, executives and management to remain on the forefront of change, shifts and trends.