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 Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
Comments 5
Working into the evening at my office, I heard the voices of a few other people down the hall, some laughter, and a few loud noises. When I left later, my peripheral vision pulled my gaze to the left and I saw one of the office windows covered with cardboard. Closer inspection revealed that the w...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 26
      Closings are happy times...the Sellers move on to their next life chapter and the Buyers begin their new happily ever after dreams of making their new house..their new home. We believe that making those two things happen...whichever side of the transaction you are on as an agent is a very h...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 10
If you want to know why your team is not accountable for results you might want to look at  how you are helping them become accountable.  You would want to start by creating a culture of accountability. The best way to accomplish is to create the culture where teams feel motivated to achieve goal...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
Comments 0
At some point, you may need to hire a consultant for your small business. As much as you know almost every aspect of your business, you will find that there are areas which call for different kinds of expertise. This is where a consultant comes in. A consultant will provide highly specialized ski...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Believe . . . . You Can Do It “Never underestimate the power of belief when it comes to fulfilling your dreams. I can say with no hesitation that every person I’ve ever met who has achieved any degree of success has one thing in common: they believed with all their heart they could do it.” Mac A...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 23
 Jeff Dowler, CRS  contest got me thinking about change.  Yes, some change happens quickly but you would be you surprised at how much change occured in the last 10 years and you didn't realize it.  In the world of business slow change can be more devastating than fast change.  With fast change yo...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
If you are into real estate business, you should know that one of the best ways to promote what you are selling is opening a dedicated Instagram account that can help you reach potential customers.The thing with social media nowadays is that everybody uses it to promote what they do, and things a...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 23
Just Do it, the slogan of Nike, reminds us that all the plans in the world mean nothing until we put them into action.  This is particularly true in sales including Real Estate.  The reason incomes vary so much is because some execute their plans and others do not.The reason that many great plans...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
Every single one of us has a limitless memory capacity. I don’t know about you but my memory is fantastic but I find it’s just too short! For most of us storage isn't the issue, as our brains can hold everything and then some. It’s recall—accessing the information in our memories—that’s the stick...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
Say WHAT ?  A Buyer was talking to a lawyer about other matters...in a different state with a "newly baptized lawyer."  They were talking about a Power of Attorney.  About 99% of our closings are done with us having the Power of Attorney at closing for our Sellers. It's easier...we of course chan...

By Reuben Fine
(Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com)
Comments 7
 Curious to know which you use or prefer for taking listing photos: DSLR camera or Mobile Phone/Pad Camera? Which is better in terms of convenience and/or quality? I find myself using my mobile more often, curious to know your thoughts.     

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 27
Be the Master . . . . of Your Life“The eye of the master will do more workthan both his hands.”Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790, American Statesman, Founding Father, Author Political Theorist, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor      As I see it. . . . . . . .Be the master . . . . of your life  Master y...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 12
Systems Can Make You BIG MONEY in Real Estate I have always been a "systems" girl. I need things in their right place. I don't like things out of order and I like to be able to control my environment. I am not a neat freak, but I am an organizational one. I like things to have a "home" and I lik...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 2
Successfully Achieving Your Goals is Your Mission “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.”  Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993 American Writer and Minister     As I see it. . . . . . . . Successfully achieving y...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 26
Some Days You Get Mostly Green LightsAnd Some Days You Don’t I had a physical therapy appointment fairly early yesterday morning when I expected traffic on the route I take might be busier due to rush hour. Surprisingly, I got mostly green lights (there are about a dozen on this 6 mile drive) and...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
This is what the professionals do when they list others' property and their own.....        Closings are happy times...the Sellers move on to their next life chapter and the Buyers begin their new happily ever after dreams of making their new house..their new home. We believe that making those tw...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Comments 0
Great quote here by Normal Vincent Peale by way of the late Lou Ludwig..."Successfully Achieving Your Goals is Your Mission".Norman Vincent Peale, (1898-1993), was an American Writer and Minister.He wrote the now famous book, "The Power of Positive Thinking."With his wife Ruth, Peale founded the ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Sellers Should Take Advantage of a Sellers' Market Basically speaking, a sellers' market is when there are more buyers than there are sellers and a buyer's market is when there are more sellers than there are buyers. In a sellers' market, the prices tend to go up, because the buyers have fewer ho...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 7
As a real estate agent, you might have received these kinds of comments about your job – “It must feel great to work from home,” or “Wow, you make your own hours; that’s amazing!” Such comments usually come from people who have no idea about the inner workings of a real estate business.Receiving ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 31
The picture above is one of the display windows in a wine and liquor store called Lavinia.  We were drawn into the store by the window.  There was something ethereal about its look, and we wanted to know more. It turns out that Perrier Jouet has crafted  its first Blanc de Blancs Champagne.   Bla...