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 Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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 Dedicating yourself to some simple tasks every quarter will always set you up for success in the following months.  The best housekeeping is proactive not reactive.  The less you have to do each quarter the better.  In Aurora property management we have an April 1st ritual of cleaning up all the...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Experience does matter in all professions. . In Wisconsin, home inspectors have to be licensed. As in any other profession...there are good and bad and must have had someone else take the exam Inspectors.  Many of them feel it is their duty to find something...anything...a last ditch "gotta fix" ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 If you are will look the other person straight in the eyes..    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 b...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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Inspirational Post, 3/12/19Patricia Feager "The Past Cannot Be ChangedThe Future Is Yet In Your Power"     What Happens When There Are No Sales? When there are no sales, there is still work to be done and a smart agent works even harder. Here is a list of what agents can do:  Spend time and money...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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 In our sixteen years of focusing on branding and marketing in various niches of the real estate industry with both companies and agents, we have seen innumerable ways that real estate marketing professional in all facets of the industry attract clients, and create a referral stream.  Closing gif...

By inboundREM Market Updates
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Closing CostsAverage Closing Costs in The Woodlands, TexasClosing costs vary between different lenders, real estate markets, and properties you are buying. Knowing what the average costs will help you identify if the lender you're planning to work with is offering a reasonable price. On average, ...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Dependable Homebuyers has announced that they have recently published a blog post offering expert tips on real estate investing. They point out that a large amount of risks often come with real estate investing but if done right, the amount of reward is substantially high. The blog post is titled...

By Deep Grover
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Number One Client Communication Mistake Do you ever wonder how some people seem to have such a way with words and have absolutely no problem talking to anyone?  Others, however, stumble and find it hard to engage potential clients in a conversation that is anything more than superficial. Whe...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When you have a face-to face conversation, it is imperative you look them in the eye.    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.  ...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
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Spring time is near! And it is the perfect time to get those curbs ready for the selling season! Here are a few landscaping tips that you can give your home sellers to help their homes sell faster.Landscaping Tips for an Easier Sell1. Ensure the improvements are easy to maintain for the future ho...
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.Now that you've had a full year of client interactions behind you, it's time to ensure that you maximize your growth from them. What does that mean? Testimonials and reviews!There is no better time than now to collect testimonials...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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There is nothing worse than someone who rambles on about nothing.That goes 10 fold when the rambler is an agent that does not listen.Agents need to learn to shut up and listen to the potential clients.People will foam at the mouth when given the chance.It is our duty to get any and all informatio...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
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Another area I moved into about 10 years ago has generated a nice income that other real estate agents don’t have EXPERIENCE to consider.Understand, I know how to work the system.And I am brutally honest about it.You put something in the MLS offering a lower fee, more than likely, I won’t be show...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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Aggrandize - v. to make greater or to make to appear greaterWhen the Japanese mend broken pottery, they aggrandize the crack by filling it with gold. The damage suffered has given the piece history so they give that flaw added beauty when they repair it, yet do not hide where the flaw occurred.Th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Inner Strength Will Keep You Pushing Forward“The man who can drive himself furtheronce the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” Roger Bannister, English Olympic Athlete, Runner, The FirstRunner to Run the Sub-Four Minute Mile in the 1952 Olympics                             Speaker,...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Setting SMART goals for 20162016 is coming soon, time to start working on setting things up for another great year.Studies prove that those with written goals do significantly better than those who just wander around without a roadmap to success.  Today lets learn how to set powerful, actionable ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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 We recently submitted an article to a local magazine for active adventurers over the age of 50. It was free, and we plan to submit more at the encouragement of the editor. The article is about the option and benefits of Multigenerational living. It also included the above photo.This week, when m...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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Have you paused to consider the 'What?' behind your business? When I made the decision to join the gym, I walked in on day one wearing my new sneakers, new t-shirt, and absolutely no clue what to do next.   I quickly realized that I first had to clearly identify my 'what?'    Step One - The What?...

By Awais Ahmed, Financial Analysis Trainer
(Rel Real Estate)
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The real estate business is one of the most profitable business among all business. But the thing is that you should follow all the rule and regulation properly in order to run a successful real estate business. We all know that in this kind of business there is to manage all the thing in the sam...