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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 41
How To: Social Distancing in Real Estate Practice - Walk-ThroughsWhile most real estate practitioners here are following the guidelines of the county's requirements - no open houses, no showings - we do still have clients who are in Escrow and Closing. My county has acknowledged the importance of...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 20
Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed! I’m sharing a philosophy I practice, born of deeply personal events in my life. I’m not preaching at you, nor do I seek converts; I'm simply sharing and I know you can think for yourself...chew the meat and spit out the bones.I will not buy into the media sensationali...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 22
The new reality or Day Ten of how we conduct our real estate business and business in general  under the California Shelter in Place order. How are you coping?The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, was the first to issue Angelinos this directive and the following day, California’s Governor News...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 13
 What are we doing to keep our business afloat or ensure we have business in the coming months? With less business, we have fewer dollars coming in, so look at what your spending, and what can be eliminated right now.    I know I WAS sending out postcards to potential sellers, but have since stop...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
I have a closing scheduled for this coming Monday.  There's not much unusual about that... I've been in this business a very long time, and I've actually lost count about just how many closings I've participated in.We, in greater Chicagoland, conduct round-table closings, where the buyers and sel...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 5
We are Capable of Producing Quality, Why do so Many Companies Refuse to do so?I was sitting in camp a few days ago doing some office work and a few camp chores when I chanced to reflect on my oldest lawn chair.I bought this lawn chair decades ago when this style of chair first came out and amazin...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 11
“Reduce your plan to writing.", wise advice from Hill and you Lou! Thanks Bob Build Your Career on a Concrete Foundation “Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this you will have definitely, given concrete form to the intangible desire.” Napoleon Hill 1883 -1970, America Author, M...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 71
Our Business is One Focused on Relationships! So It's Time to Stay Connected We’ve all heard it many times, and understand well…we ARE in the relationship business in our real estate practices, no matter what our roles are in the industry. There are plenty of challenges these days with Shelter in...

By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Comments 2
Today is April first or also known as April Fool’s Day. Yesterday, once again I am so appreciative of the Code of Ethics and its importance. Let me share what happened. A recent home inspection was incomplete because the water (on a well) would not turn on. Also, a termite inspection was done at ...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 2
With the scary COVID-19 virus seemingly lurking around every corner these days, prople are justifiably concerned about being in a place with people they do not know. One of these places would be around the closing table. There can be 2 buyers, 2 sellers, 2 agents, a lender, and office personnel t...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 8
We all can learn so much in the Rain every day if we had a ll the time for see all the blogs but that is impossible by Raon and A come up with great blogs all the time. This post was inspired by a retired gentleman we recently met at a dinner party.  When he asked us what our profession is, we ex...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 0
Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed! I’m sharing a philosophy I practice, born of deeply personal events in my life. I’m not preaching at you, nor do I seek converts; I'm simply sharing and I know you can think for yourself...chew the meat and spit out the bones. I will not buy into the media sensationa...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 1
How To: Social Distancing in Real Estate Practice - Walk-Throughs While most real estate practitioners here are following the guidelines of the county's requirements - no open houses, no showings - we do still have clients who are in Escrow and Closing. My county has acknowledged the importance ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 48
This post was inspired by a retired gentleman we recently met at a dinner party.  When he asked us what our profession is, we explained that one of the aspects of our branding services is finding the market category that is uncontested or under served in real estate or any other business. He knew...

By Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open., I AM STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
Comments 2
Intense is good, especially today and going forward. According to a study in Realtor.com, 47% of Realtors surveyed said Social Media was their best source for generating high-quality leads. That's an amazing statistic. And it shows how important those platforms have become. Here are some more fac...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 36
I believe we are just at the tip of seeing our way of life change change quite drastically for an extended period of time while we wait to see the extent of the Covid-19 virus.Living in the midst of an urban area, quite likely we are at the leading edge of this change. Here in the San Francisco B...

By Robert Caston, Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction
(Home Junction Inc.)
Comments 1
According to a study in Realtor.com, 47% of Realtors surveyed said Social Media was their best source for generating high-quality leads.That's an amazing statistic. And it shows how important those platforms have become.Here are some more facts.  26% said they used social media to promote listing...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 12
 1. How Instagram and Staging Help Two Brokers Sell New York City Real Estate.            What you should do:          - Maximize your social media potential. Oh, and if you need inspiration or want an extra "like"           or follow - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!2. Six c...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Comments 3
  I. Opening your new Office     A. Select your office Model (ie. 100%,traditional,niche)    B. Develop a Name and Mission Statement     C. Pick a Geographical Location (ie. School District)      1. State the number of households and Top Employers      2. Number of Listings (2018)      3. Number...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
Comments 50
How Not to Buy A Home - Develop An Irrational Aversion to List Price I’ve seen it happen to even the most eager of buyers.  List price aversion.  It’s an awful malady when it hits.  Some people are born that way -- they wouldn’t pay list price even if you paid them to.  Seriously.  Other people a...