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 Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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I'm primarily a listing agent, which I prefer (although I enjoy my great CRE buyer and tenant clients as well!) When you take listings, as most real estate professionals know . . .  . . . you gotta be able to SELL or LEASE them too!  Just 'a sign on the highway' is not enough (although it's great...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Gratitude Works - Appreciate Back Office - 2In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and the Westside, Gratitude Works! In Real Estate, we are privileged to have support personnel. With privilege comes responsibility. Our responsibility to them includes appreciation. Each time I go ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We have always been of the opinion that one size fits one size. Each one of us is one size,  Our method is to custom fit a brand to its function, to its market, and the individual, team or company.  At that point, it resonates with its intended marketplace and communicates the message clearly.  T...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Mortgage brokers like Ryan Yardley have put virtual assistants to use in the mortgage & loan-origination industry to save time, reduce costs, and dramatically leverage their lending business — and in this special webinar event, you’ll learn exactly how they outsource their time-consuming, repeti...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The market is shifting — and that’s a great thing for Real Estate Wholesalers! In today’s market, they stand to find more avenues of business because the odd current of the industry seems to be fertile ground for alternative strategies. What can you do to ensure that you are utilizing the heck ou...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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In real estate, administrative work is necessary, but not dollar-productive. It's friction in your sales process - an anchor around your neck keeping you from reaching higher production volumes. It's also a distraction that threatens to cloud your focus and take your production numbers off track....

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Getting Comfortable with the Truth Real estate is a people business and can therefore be very unpredictable at times. Clients don't always do what you think they will do and often they change their minds at a moment's notice. Real estate requires strong communication skills and the ability to de...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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People often struggle to find and define the right career path for themselves. And real estate field is no exception. So, here we combined the pros and cons of being a real estate agent. , so you can make an informed decision whether or not to enter the real estate field.OverviewAs the back to sc...

By Kelly Johnston, Top Agent / Trainer / Coach / Podcaster
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Eagle or Chicken....which one are you?  Ok it may seem extremely obvious.  “uuuh….I pick Eagle!”.  Right answer there buddy.  “Thanks….hey everybody, I got it right!!”…  Wait to go Einstein.  The subtleties are not so obvious.  There are patterns that a lot of us adopt that keep us in the pen wit...

By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida)
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Most agents have experienced a moment in which they know the truth, but their lips couldn't express it. But when you can get comfortable allowing the truth to come out, you will be amazed at not only how much time and energy you save, it will increase your confidence and your clients' confidence ...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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When I got started in Real Estate Investing, I had no money, bad credit, and no knowledge of investing or even rudimentary building construction.  I couldn't for the life of me have told you the difference between an asphalt shingle and asbestos siding. Sound like a great starting point?  I was 2...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 0
To find a good real estate agent near you, you should rely on your personal network. Those who are close to you are in the best position to know who you might work well with and whom you can trust. So ask friends, family and coworkers for their recommendations.Choosing a real estate agent is a bi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
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"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen."   ...Percy Bysshe ShelleyI am definitely not the only one whose favorite season of the year is autumn. Buyers and sellers can use these autumn days to finalize their year-end real estate goals....

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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We are in an age where traditional business models may no longer be enough to scale and grow your business. The ability to be flexible and adapt to ever-changing horizons is key to not only survival but to flourish.One specific model that has been gaining traction over the past few years is the b...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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If you keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results -  JUST STOP IT!                                                                                       Colors of the Season     If you keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results -  JUST STOP IT!   ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Outsourcing offshore has become a practice that many businesses, big and small, have been leveraging more and more in the past decade. While there are several countries that are well-known for offering virtual services such as Malaysia, South Africa, and India—it’s the Philippines that has been m...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 Are you afraid to let go and is this hurting your business growth? To be totally clear I am not talking about compliance and standards.  I am talking about telling how to do everything rather than telling them what needs to be done. Why do you want to be a control freak when there is a much easi...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Grateful For Gorgeous Weather in Phoenix! Grateful! Grateful! Grateful!  I am so grateful for our weather being absolutely gorgeous from  the middle of October to May!  This past summer actually wasn't as bad as a few summers have been weather-wise, but it still was HOT outside. Seriously, a few ...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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I'm excited for my clients who won two tickets for the Coldwell Banker private screening for the interactive movie "Back To The Future" event today!   Our Coldwell Banker "Clients for Life" program is so much fun! Clients get a chance to win tickets for many fun events and this month two of my cl...

By Saif Abbas, Industry observer, real estate marketer
(Incify.co)
Comments 0
Are you interested in getting started in the real estate industry? That’s a great choice. A real estate business can be incredibly profitable.  However, you do need to make the right decisions. This always begins with the setup. You must avoid the typical traps new business owners fall into.  It’...