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!

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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 43
There are quite a few real estate groups that are family enterprises.  Many parent children teams exist.  Suppose you started your business years ago and you have built a profitable business for you and your family. Your children are now working in the business. What will happen when you exit? Ma...

By Mark Parsons, Realtor Serving Denver and the Mountains
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 12
A career in real estate sales can be very attractive. You will be decked out in no time: a fancy car, the finest clothes, expensive wristwatch, and bling for days. Except the reality is that most new agents take on debt to get started, and only a small percentage (like, less than 12%) make it pas...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 20
Motivation Monday! January 14, 2019! Really it is 2019!!!!Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. — Brian TracyHow are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? I always smile at many people who have been bending my ears, last month as ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 23
 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 been said, eye contact is a direct link to your emotions.   If you are shy, coc...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 7
It's a question that comes up now and then."I'm an unrepresented buyer, so you can give me the buyer's side commission... right?"Nope.  I can't do that.  Illinois does not allow is to give any commission, even a single dollar, to an unlicensed person.  In order to be able to pay a commission of a...

By Peter Mohylsky, 850-517-7098, Your Bucket List Broker
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 0
1150 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths(2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1282 SqFt PRICE REDUCTION ON CYBER MONDAY. Azure is one of the most so...

By Peter Mohylsky, 850-517-7098, Your Bucket List Broker
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 0
The start of the year is a great time to review and figure out what works, what doesn’t and what am I going to do next. I don’t like using the word new year resolution but everyone else seems to like using those words.  I review my progress and successes on a daily basis and make changes as I see...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 9
This is one of the BEST motivational posts I've read this month.... enjoy it and get on it.... Motivation Monday! January 14, 2019! Really it is 2019!!!! Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. — Brian Tracy How are your New Year’s re...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 18
Motivational Thoughts 1/15/19by Patricia  "Autonomy leads to empowerment.We work hard to maintain a balance betweencollaboration and cooperation and independence."--- Bobby Kotick, American Businessman,CEO of Activision Blizzard  This is part three of a series on duck tales while stopping my car ...

By Bruce Hill, Real Estate Team Leader | Real Estate Coach
(The Bruce Hill Group | Bruce Hill Coaching)
Comments 5
A few months ago, I interviewed with and was hired by a home owner who wanted to sell and then buy a new home. We'll call this client Beverly.  Let's see if you've ever had a Beverly?  From the very beginning, I noticed some red flags with Beverly.  Like most of us though, I chose to ignore many ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 0
Preparation is the key to success to homeownership  Some people think I am selling houses, but in reality, the “behind the scenes” always has a lot of moving parts. Especially when the clients live out of town. I love this testimonial from my client. Having the time to clean up any paperwork from...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 0
If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. Read More

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 0
 Good post with great info.  Thanks for sharing.. Ginger A career in real estate sales can be very attractive. You will be decked out in no time: a fancy car, the finest clothes, expensive wristwatch, and bling for days. Except the reality is that most new agents take on debt to get started, and ...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 2
Real estate agents doing business online need tools. For many, the most important is the IDX website, which allows them to publish listings and generate leads. The next most important might be an email address.Once you have your IDX website in place, you can set up an email address in as little a...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 2
The question arises, now and then... "What factors into the buyer's, or seller's decision to hire an agent?" Is it based on the agent's recent number of sales? Is is based on their total number of sales? Is it based on their sales volume?  I mean, if they've sold beeelyons of dollars of real esta...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 2
                                                                               Sam Shueh                                                            Realty One Group                                                                                       Cupertino, CA If you are in west or south east...

By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Comments 3
Now that I am "retired" there is so much I want to say to new agents!   This is not intended to be a negative "you can't succeed" post but rather a "time to get real and focused" post.A real estate license isn't a blank check. Not every real estate agent that drives a fancy new car is loaded.  An...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
You should always be looking for your cheese:  Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since....

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 20
Long Island Property Taxes may be high compared to many other parts of the country, but there are some options to lower them. The majority of our taxes is the School portion and here are some easy ways to lower your Long Island property taxes. First, you can file for a tax grievance in Nassau and...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 50
Choosing the right Realtor to market your property and negotiate the sale for you is the most important step in the home selling process.  Here is Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff's Top 5 Mistakes Sellers Make When Choosing A North Shore Realtor  Mistake #1 ~ "My Friend Or Family Member Is In Real Es...