Barbara Corcoran
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  • "I have had Barbara speak twice to sold out crowds with a waiting list each time! There isn’t a more inspiring speaker in the country. Barbara Corcoran is ‘magic’ at any event."
    -Rick Higgins, Higgins Group

  • "Barbara spoke at our officers' conference with people from 16 countries in attendance. She was utterly charming-sensible, accessible and funny. Her insights about the real estate market spill over into personal career development and everyday economics. She's the one people remember."
    -George Lancaster, Senior Vice President, Hines Development

  • "You didn't work for Barbara; you worked with Barbara. She was such a motivator. Her positive management style made you want to do anything you could to help build the company."
    -Tresa Hall, Executive VP and Director of Sales, The Corcoran Group

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran's credentials include straight D's in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Her determination and creativity helped her build The Corcoran Group, New York City's premier real estate company with 11 offices, 700 salespeople and billions in revenue. Over the next 25 years, she parlayed that loan into a five billion-dollar real estate business which she sold in 2001 for $66 million.

Barbara is the Chairman of Barbara Corcoran, Inc., a multimedia company that blends her real estate expertise and her growing media presence in a one-of-a-kind package tapping her various talents.

Barbara is the author of three books including her most recent, Shark Tales, detailing her inspiring true story and her best advice for anyone starting a business. Her first book, If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, is a national best-seller.

Barbara is the real estate contributor to NBC's The Today Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market. Barbara is also an investor/shark on ABC's reality hit Shark Tank, now in its third season. Barbara bought 11 new businesses on the show which she's now shepherding to success. She can also be seen on HGTV's Top Ten and LXRV's Price Fix.

She has been featured in Fortune, O Magazine, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, House & Garden, the New York Times Sunday Style, and among many others. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran's tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.

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