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 The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos / Harleysville; RSPS
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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Avoid the person below he is saying he owns homes in Arrowhead and trying to rent these homes below is the note he says:  Name ALEXANDER PITREPhone (703)239-3167Email hy.gu5@aol.com Thanks for your email,I have decided to rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in (Las Vegas,N...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
STUPID,DUMB, WORSE THAN GARBAGE, NEEDS TO BE FIRED, Appraiser Rick Singhhttp://commercialappraiserla.typepad.com/blog/2018/10/stupidsumb-worse-than-garbege-needs-to-be-fired-appraiser-rick-singh.htmlNormally we do not concern ourselves with non-affiliated, garbage appraisals, but this takes the c...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 25
Long Island Sellers Ask ~ Which Room Is The Most Important To Keep Clean?  Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff have been asked this Frequently Asked Question by Seller's who are getting ready to place their house on the market:   "Which Room In The House Should Always Be Clean?"     Besides the Price, t...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
Congrats AI National, you got a win and hope you can sleep at night…The Appraisal Institute succeeded pushing SB-70 into CA law without informing their own membership. Their long-term goal for all their anonymous lobbying to dismantle all appraisal licensing is to revert to a previous time before...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  Deverick & Associates, Inc. John D. Jordan, MA, STONE AGE APPRAISER THREE SIGNATURES ON AN APPRAISAL IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN, THREE ON A MATCH, Deverick & Associates, Inc. John D. Jordan, MAI jjordan@deverick.comJason P. Ribelin jribelin@deverick.com D. Corey Clifton cclifto...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 5
Pictures show tax officials asleep during protest hearingsAUSTIN (KXAN) — The chair of the board that settles disputes over property tax appraisals has agreed to reschedule hearings after getting pictures that show review board members sleeping during protest hearings. KXAN obtained the photos th...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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You have finished your strategic plan for next year and created your goals. Now you must implement but how do you know it you are on track for future success? You have had some strong business growth, but that performance is no guarantee of future results. Just because you were successful in the ...

By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Relentless, Reliable, Premier Personal Service
(eXp Realty)
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If you feel like you’re completely stuck in life right now with nowhere to go, realize you are lying to yourself. You have imprisoned yourself in your own mind by telling self-defeating stories — stories about what your life should be like, what should or should not have happened, and so on and s...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Blog readers like consistency. They like checking their favorite blogs at the same time each day and finding new content. The real estate industry, on the other hand, does not like consistency. Every day presents a new challenge for real estate agents and brokers. This can make blogging for an ID...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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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 whether you will succeed.Something is very clear in football: th...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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As part of our Wednesday Water View Series, here is something to think about before installing a pool on The North Shore of Long Island.Remember when you bought your Long Island North Shore home and you decided to take the plunge and have an in-ground pool installed in your backyard? You thought ...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 23
​You may have often read Top 10 Lists of what to do in order to sell your North Shore Long Island Home or Condo, or anywhere else. Want to have your home staged and get the most traffic? Sure you do, but lately we have been showing homes and the exact opposite is taking place. So, here is our Top...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 35
​Suffolk County Long Island Home Buyer Asks: What Does It Mean That We Are A Back-Up Offer?  That was a question we were asked by our Buyer last week after presenting an offer on a Home in Suffolk County Long Island.It means that another offer was made on this Suffolk County property before ours,...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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As Realtors, we know that when you are selling your house, your life will be temporarily inconvenienced. People in and out of your house is not fun for most. Your privacy is disturbed and your usual way of life is interrupted. We understand this...but as Long Island Realtors, we ask that you put ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Think you can. You're right.  This simple quote has resonated with me for most of my life. Adults have the best intentions when they say, "You can't do that!" in an effort to keep children safe from harm but the word 'can't' is self-defeating. One thing not allowed in our home was the phrase, "I ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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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 Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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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 Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 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 Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List, Do you have a bucket list in the works?
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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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 Bruce Hill, Real Estate Team Leader | Real Estate Coach
(The Bruce Hill Group | Bruce Hill Coaching)
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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 ...