Real Estate Best Practices

Coaches, books, classes and seminars aim to capture real estate agents dollars with promises to teach them any number of ways to improve their business. From sales skills to how to close more deals to how to win with expireds (expired listings) and more, everyone has something to teach you.


There's nothing wrong with continuing education, whether it's keeping on top of new laws and regulations or learning how to be more productive. But before you spend an arm and a leg on any of those things, pull up a chair, put on your glasses and peruse the pages in this section of ActiveRain.


It is only here that you can tap into the world's largest online real estate community and actively engage with your peers. Find out what works and what doesn't from those that actually put into practice what others merely teach. Read how-to articles, advice on designations, certifications and continuing education classes. You never know where you will find the inspiration to take your business to the next level. So, pull up a chair and dig in!

Trending blogs on Real Estate Best Practices

 

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 30
This, from an icon in Illinois real estate, Lynn Madison.  Lynn has been teaching real estate in Illinois, working with the Illinois Association of Realtor and the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors since Jesus lost his sandals. She's a font of real estate knowledge, and helps CE classes go...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 67
How much is a penny worth? Not much?  Think again!In this post we would like to share an invaluable marketing insight that can help you attract more referrals in your luxury real estate marketing practice.  It is all about appreciating your own value more often. Recently, Alexandra and I (Ron her...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 119
We are now well into the month of January, in fact, the end is in sight. Our colleague Endre Barth has challenged us to share what changes we have made in the last couple of years that have worked. If you haven't read his post, "What Changes Did You Make Last Year or the Year Before That Worked?"...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
  Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. The rat is the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac and begins the first year of a 12 year cycle. We have am number of Chinese clients and are fascinated by their culture and traditions.   The New year is typically celebrated with family and friends with the spir...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
No one likes to be sold. The recipient or the buyer who has been sold has the feeling that someone just did something to him or her. Many times, people who feel as if they have been sold have buyer’s remorse. On the other hand, people sure do love to buy. Moreover, surveys have should that people...

By Janet Berry, Upscale Homes Throughout Naples and SW Florida
(www.JanetBerry.com | Janet Berry Luxury Home Team | Premiere Plus Realty | (239) 450-1892)
Comments 1
Which Flyer Should I Use For Homes For Sale in Riverstone Naples? OK, I have been selling real estate in Naples Florida for many, many, years, and to be honest today is the very first time I strongly considered this question. What Flyer Should I Use?  If you are a Realtor, Which Flyer Do You Use ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 2
Factose Intolerance has no business in real estate.  Seems the direct approach of relaying information has become unacceptable by those who lack the confidence to share fact-based news, especially bad news. Some will go to great lengths to skirt the issue, taking an indirect approach, talking a l...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 33
When developing a brand,  articulating your marketing message should be your first priority.  We love analyzing wine brands because the competition for your attention is fierce.   You must instantly tell your target market how you are different and better than your competition. Or, if you don't t...
Do You Plan To Get A House? Look At Forthcoming Explanations Do you need a new house? How much do you afford? It's not easy for one to answer the second question. However, before snapping in on buying a home, you can learn how you will analyze the meaning of "affordability." On the other hand, yo...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 5
I've been an agent for over fifteen years now and I really enjoy it.  Part of the excitement in this job is...you meet all kinds of people and see all kinds of houses.   We've all had that experience of being contacted for a listing appointment and not knowing what the inside of the house will lo...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 15
Don't miss this one..... wise tales here..... thanks for sharing, Ron.... yes, this one is from Ron Seigel! How much is a penny worth? Not much?  Think again! In this post we would like to share an invaluable marketing insight that can help you attract more referrals in your luxury real estate ma...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
You will be more successful in the role of assistant buyer.       No one likes to be sold. The recipient or the buyer who has been sold has the feeling that someone just did something to him or her. Many times, people who feel as if they have been sold have buyer’s remorse. On the other hand, peo...

By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Comments 0
 Are you dreaming of a place of tranquility? If so, we have found the home for you! If you are in the market for a home that allows you the ability to live off the grid and tucked away in a rural area, 1928 Coles Ferry, Brookneal, VA 24528 is a perfect home for you.If you suffer from Electromagne...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Comments 0
 Do We Work with Expired Listings? Yes!Over the years, we’ve been asked by many homeowners in the Southern California area if we work with expired listings and our answer to this question is always yes.Expired listings occur when a home is under contract with another Real Estate agent and it has ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
Buyer FAQs: Am I Eligible For The Georgia Dream Homeownership Program?One of the FAQs I frequently hear from potential first-time Houston County GA home buyers is, "Am I eligible for the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program?".  The Georgia Dream Homeownership Program  helps low-to-moderate income ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 29
 There are many important lessons for Newbies to learn, but in my opinion, the lesson they need to learn faster than any other would be humility. Arrogance will cause their demise sooner than any other factor.  Their early years should be devoted to listening. Listening is a learned skill.New Age...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 106
My Client Touches – Who, What and When!The Why is Obvious! One of the things I have tried to do over the years is stay in touch with past clients. I realize in the early years this was not something I did very well, despite knowing, and being told, it was important to do.  I don’t have a good exc...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
Comments 0
Your content should always be customer-focused. If you want to build a robust online presence for your real estate business, then the expertise and trustworthiness you convey through your website's blog is critical.Content plays one of the essential roles in Google's ranking algorithms. Have you ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 19
 A new year and a new decade is just around the corner. How is 2019? Are you finishing strong? Are there things that should change next year?Who should be working on their goals and plan for 2020? Maybe you have everything working perfectly and will continue doing what you are doing. If you see s...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 2
Why wait? Sell your home RIGHT NOW in southern Utah! Photo by: Shawn Stallard | Photographer Extraordinaire Many homeowners hold off listing until Spring selling season, thinking it will sell quickly, so buyers can move in and they can move on. Perhaps. The question is whether or not that is the ...