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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
Here is some great advice for those of you that are new to the business:  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 ch...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 24
Did you know? January is National Mentoring Month. Do you have a mentor to help you along the way, or did you have one as you started your business? Do you perhaps mentor someone now? I'd love to hear your experience, and hope you'll share it in the comments.Long before I became a licensed real e...

By Rachel Massey, Competent, independent, impartial and objective
(Massey & Associates)
Comments 3
On 12/27/18, I was assigned an appraisal order from an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) I am not registered with. This order was for an FHA foreclosure assignment with “as is” value and repair estimate requirements. First, this is not an area I cover, second, the fee was about $75 below what is...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 18
It Starts With a Spark“Your vision for the future . . . . becomes the spark for you to create your goals . . . .  and direction inyour life. From your goals create the road map that will move you forward with the purpose to achieve your goals.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success C...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
"The people who achieve greatness will handle the bumps they encounter on their success journey . . . . and stay focused on the big picture . . . . of achieving their goals and their long term objectives." - Lou Ludwig Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Pathway to Great...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
"Keeping an eye on that target directs our subconscious, keeps us moving in a straight line toward our goal rather than wandering around hoping to accidentally find success someday." - Bob Crane Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Keeping Your Eye On That Target Tree in ...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 7
It is that time of year when you feel a little holiday hangover and the motivation levels are not what they should be. It is the time of year when an agent cannot control what the market or their client is doing but it is essential an agent control what it is they are doing in January to kick sta...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Increasing revenue is crucial for the success of your real estate business. If your revenue isn’t growing, your business stagnates or even delivers negative financial results in the long term. The key to growing revenue is to maximize the amount of time you spend on dollar productive tasks.From w...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Successful real estate agents know that to progress their business they need to close transactions. Selling a property requires a great deal of communication and a great deal of paperwork. This means the average working day of a real estate agent can be hectic, with a to-do list that never seems ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Once you’ve decided to hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, finding the right company to partner with is the first step you should consider. Hiring a freelancer or individual not attached to any company is also an option. However, keep in mind that hiring with a company affords you better protec...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, NEPOTISM,  Christopher W. Mashburn, MAI, Robert P. Mashburn, MAI, GARBAGE APPRAISAL, GARBAGE RESUME'S  The purpose of this appraisal is to provide an opinion of the current market value of the Fee Simple Estate “As Is” assuming. . .. . . the data and...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 12
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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
Communication Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Real estate professionals communicate most moments of their working day. They are problem solvers, negotiators, cheerleaders and counselors. They make a living communicating and listening. The more refined your communication becomes and the mo...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 10
The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.  From the time of waking every morning, my mind readies for what is ahead, preparing for what the day will bring. Knowing that family relies on follow-through and clients are dependent on a successful end result adds to the pu...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
Great Blog by John Henry and goal setting, strategy and Tactics. I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after that.  I preferred baseball and basketball.  Sports is a good analogy to assess your abilities to 'play' any game or operate a business and to judge...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
There's a lot more to running a successful team than just adding bodies:    What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibility exists that you may just dilute the same amount of b...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 3
"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign..." goes some lyrics to a song from ages ago when I was younger. Little did I know then it would mean more to me so much later.Somehow, whenever times are tough, and if you pay attention, signs will appear. The above picture was taken this morning on my cell phone a...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Rule #1 in marketing is “be where your customers are”, and in real estate that means being online. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 44% of homebuyers started their home search process by looking at online properties – and 87% percent of buy...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
On average, 7% of the prospects in your database will enter into a real estate transaction this year – but you don’t know which ones, and you don’t know when. Better call them and find out!While you’re at it, if you’re like most agents, you’ll want to hit the phone to prospect local Expired & FSB...

By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 14
What did buyers say was most important to them when searching for homes on the Intenet and what was the number one action they took?From that recent NAR report are a few nuggets of gold that confirm what we already know but elevates the importance dramatically.  Do you know the #1 reason prospect...