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 John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 26
a.) Marketingb.) Nichec.) Blingd.) Consistency One can argue that almost all of the above is necessary to run a successful business.  Being successful means that you are doing something right.  Being in business means you are getting new clients and getting repeat business.  You cannot last long ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 59
FALL CHALLENGE 2019 - PLAN BY ANSWERING THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS As we approach the fourth quarter each year, it always seems that there are loose ends that we never want to carry forth into the new year. We plan and we plan some more…we do anything to keep from carrying over to the new year! Ever...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Comments 0
For most people buying or renovating a home is the largest purchase they will ever make. Not only is buying a home a large investment in terms of money, it also has huge ramifications for their quality of life. As important as a home is to people, very few know anything about either the real esta...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
Comments 4
What do you do when the leaky faucet that gives you full cups of real estate leads starts to run a little dry? Part of being a real estate agent is generating leads to keep your business running full steam. For the agents that have their lead generation down to a science, we have some of their (n...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
Ponder over this one.....   The Past Impassed.     As seasoned professionals, we know that past performance clearly has no bearing on today's success and the future depends on consistently implementing tried and true methods. People put their trust in those who earnestly provide exceptional servi...

By Ian Flannigan, Expansion Team Leader & Investing Consultant
(North Texas Real Estate Team)
Comments 3
The real estate industry is demanding. It requires a dedication of time, significant effort, substantial social interaction, and every other work-related stress you can dream up. Even if you love what you do, these stressors can quickly lead to burnout if you don’t set realistic expectations for ...

By Tom Bailey
(Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.)
Comments 5
I am doing a reblog of the GREAT LOU LUDWIG’S last post on AR. Lou passed away in December of 2017. If you haven’t heard of him or are new to AR, look him up and read his posts. YOU WILL LEARN A LOT!! Thank you Lou for all your wisdom!   Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life “The bigges...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 17
Everyone needs motivation. Sometimes people often forget how to find the inner strength to do their best at work and usually give up. Is this a solution? Of course, no. It’s hard to be a real estate agent. You have many responsibilities, you meet thousands of people. Some tasks will let you down ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 44
We have become a nation that reads labels and are concerned about the content of what we eat or drink, which is one the reasons that the production of organic wines is growing in California, and in Europe.   Many of the vineyards in France and Italy have been organic since Roman times,(before any...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 7
 The Past Impassed.  As seasoned professionals, we know that past performance clearly has no bearing on today's success and the future depends on consistently implementing tried and true methods. People put their trust in those who earnestly provide exceptional service while helping to achieve th...

By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
Comments 7
I’ve been in the real estate arena for 13 years now and early on I realized that if I wanted to achieve the levels of success I had envisioned, I would not be able to do it alone. When I graduated college, I started working as a commercial underwriter (which only lasted about six months before I ...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 68
Some say you should never turn down real estate clients, but I disagree. The wrong clients can do you harm.The wrong clients can eat up your time, preventing you from working with clients who are right for you. They can also cause you mental and emotional stress, which further impedes your produc...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 31
  Good Buyers' Agents coach their Buyers....if you wish to attend an open house...call us first. Optimally, if we can, we will meet you there...if not we will contact the listing agent and ask them to honor the relationship with you as a Buyer.  OR we will make arrangements to show you the proper...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 1
Entering a new profession can be a pretty scary and intimidating experience, especially when we’re talking about creating a new real estate brand from scratch. There are so many tiny details that go in a process and can become crucial for your brand that many people chose to avoid such responsibi...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 13
 In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,the stream always wins -not through strength but by perseverance.- The Buddha   Without perseverance, things stay stagnant. A stream that goes dry and doesn't flow has consequences. While some people may believe in order to succeed one must be...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 6
There is no other marketing technique that real estate agents have such diverse, strong opinions on. It’s a true love-hate relationship. Some think that cold calling is just a waste of time and soon paleontologists will research telephones like fossils of the 21st century. Others state that if ou...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
This is Branding....no one should guess what you do for a living.... you must be the name that surfaces when the topic of real estate is discussed.... We cannot emphasize enough the importance of stating what you do clearly and concisely in your brand as well as in your profile.  If you keep peop...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 55
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of stating what you do clearly and concisely in your brand as well as in your profile.  If you keep people guessing, chances are they will not remember you, or refer you. Here is an example of a brand that had us puzzled and guessing as to what their prod...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 25
Over the last several months I've noticed a trend.  I've noticed that I have a voice-mail, and I didn't even hear the phone ring.Now, neither of my kids would be surprised at that.  They claim I don't hear much, these days.  In fact I was walking with one of my girls, recently, and she said "Dad,...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 37
Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting the September challenge in Active Rain. It's so appropriate at this time of year especially this year with the media insisting there is a recession! The politically motivated news media are trying to talk our nation into a recession but anyone observant of ...