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 Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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A Baltimore based cash for homes company, Dependable Homebuyers, has some advice for people about how they can stop foreclosure in Baltimore after their bank has notified them that they will be taking back their home. The company states this process is easier and faster than most people involved ...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
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IF YOU HAVE TO CHASE LEADS, AS A MINIMUM, PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE MEANINGFUL TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE?Why is it that no one can offer 3 guaranteed leads to real estate agents who subscribe to any of the multitudes of paid lead generators out there? I would be thrilled to hear one of their sa...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Dependable Homebuyers, a We Buy Houses company, is proud to announce that they have recently had an article published on a finance and investwebsite. The article they wrote was a supportive and encouraging response to a post by a disillusioned and disappointed home buying enthusiast who had endur...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. In Wisconsin, home inspectors have to be licensed. As in any other profession...there are good and bad and must have had someone else take the exam Inspectors.  Many of them feel it is their duty to find something...anything...a last ditch "gotta fix" here is to pitch the landscaping away from...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Columbia, Maryland - Columbia, MD homeowners should understand the following, when it comes to the notion of selling their home: They have options. As the nation’s leading home-buying company, a lack of understanding of those options is something Dependable Homebuyers has come across on many, man...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Remarkable service is one of the key ways to differentiate yourself from the competition regardless of which branch of the real estate business you excel in. People who appreciate this type of service are also people who enjoy referring others like themselves to the same business person. A recent...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Whether you vape as a hobby or as a way to quit smoking, starting your vaping journey can be overwhelming as there are many types of e-liquids and devices to use in the vaping process. As such, you’ll be forgiven for stumbling along the early stages and making a few mistakes. However, if you don’...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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  Decision making is a crucial aspect of life - to do or not to do, to buy or not to buy, to go or not to go. Even the Shakespeare’s character is hesitating, “ To be or not to be, that is the question ” People who make the right choices tend to be more successful than people who are careless abou...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
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Pit Stops and Pot HolesThis life journey I awaken to each and everyday is interesting to say the least. The journey in real estate is rarely on a straight and narrow road either. Typically, there are many winding roads accompanied with several pit stops and pot holes. When we do experience a real...

By Deep Grover
(Global)
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Marbella Golden Mile - SophisticationThose that have visited the beautiful, vibrant resort of Marbella, know that one of the best places to be is on either the front line or second line of the Golden Mile. The Golden Mile runs between the tranquil traditional Andalucian town centre and the lively...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational Thoughts for 3/18/19by Patricia Feager  Have you ever watched "World of Dance?" Or any professional dancing? The dancers move strategically with sharp focus, poise, determination, and they are at ease with the confidence of their skills as a dancer. A professional dancer spends year...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Experience does matter in all professions. . In Wisconsin, home inspectors have to be licensed. As in any other profession...there are good and bad and must have had someone else take the exam Inspectors.  Many of them feel it is their duty to find something...anything...a last ditch "gotta fix" ...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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 The life of an independent real estate broker is exciting especially if you work in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California.I really value my "independence" with my own office, my own hours, especially in this vibrant art community that has been found by vineyards who...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is an important post to read, especially if you spend money monthly to find leads..... IF YOU HAVE TO CHASE LEADS, AS A MINIMUM, PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE MEANINGFUL TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE? Why is it that no one can offer 3 guaranteed leads to real estate agents who subscribe to any of ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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  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 M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
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Occasionally I hear about someone wanting to "save" the cost of the real estate commission.    Everyone wants to save money, right?     The real question is, can a for sale by owner really save money by not hiring a REALTOR®?     Can a buyer save money by not hiring their own representation?    L...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 If you are sincere...you will look the other person straight in the eyes..    When you have a face-to face conversation, it is imperative you look them in the eye.    This conversation will be interpreted as showing interest, paying attention, sincerity and a sign of self-confidence.    It has b...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Dependable Homebuyers has announced that they have recently published a blog post offering expert tips on real estate investing. They point out that a large amount of risks often come with real estate investing but if done right, the amount of reward is substantially high. The blog post is titled...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Closing CostsAverage Closing Costs in The Woodlands, TexasClosing costs vary between different lenders, real estate markets, and properties you are buying. Knowing what the average costs will help you identify if the lender you're planning to work with is offering a reasonable price. On average, ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational Post, 3/12/19Patricia Feager "The Past Cannot Be ChangedThe Future Is Yet In Your Power"     What Happens When There Are No Sales? When there are no sales, there is still work to be done and a smart agent works even harder. Here is a list of what agents can do:  Spend time and money...