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 Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Guide to the Best At-Home Teeth Whitening KitsGone are the days when the only way you could get a whiter and brighter smile is to visit the dentist’s office. The advent of at-home teeth whitening kits has made it possible to brighten your smile within the comforts of personal space. They are more...

By Glenn Roberts
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Rain Camp and the Active Rain 5th Anniversary Party starts today and ends Wednesday with a barbeque at headquarters. I'm commuting today on my trusty Felt bike from Ride Bicycles in Roosevelt. This is not really a commuter bike, but I use it a whole lot more lately, especially when my destination...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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What's Your Niche Market Today, I wanted to talk about niche markets. A niche market is defined as a smaller part of a larger market with its own defined area of specialization. The perfect example of a niche market in real estate is waterfront property. I happen to live on a lake and I have lea...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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I love this post - while we are still working under stay at home orders or stay safe orders that have us working at half capacity, this is the time to fix our business for when we do get to burst out of the gate.  What better way to improve your business than to pick and establish a dynamic niche...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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We Just Might be Telling You Something Important.  Really, if there was no benefit to the inspection agreement that the State of Illinois requires us to have signed before we start the inspection, then I would gladly toss it out right now. But it does have lots of valuable information that prote...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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I know that agents are independent entrepreneurs but if they hang their license with a broker they are concerned with basics such as splits and expenses but an overriding factor is Culture.  I just asked a top producer why he left a large well know brokerage.  He told me it was because of the cu...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Since June, an increase in the inventory of houses per month is noticed through the person. In the summer season, the stock of the person will be raised by selling them. Many children want a new beginning with a new flat. The view and scenery will be beautiful and impressive to see the sunrise an...

By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
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 Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search on track during these times. 1. Get Pre-approved. Pre-approval for a mortgage will give you a better understanding of what you can afford.  It shows you're a serious buyer.  Gather the necessary documents like your income verific...

By Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor, I provide real estate content marketing services
(Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand)
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If you are anything like most real estate agents, you didn’t even both to put a proper business plan in place before you started your real estate business. Odds are that means that you also don’t have an official marketing budget. How do I know that? Well, I have spent the last 4 ½ + years havin...

By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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Earlier this past week I had a conversation with Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! We discussed expectations of and frustrations with the real estate industry and real estate agents. By the way if you haven't personally spoken with Anna, it would be worth your while to invest the time to...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Leveraging Your Superpower This week I want to talk about your superpower, yes you have one! I want to define it, explain it and show you how to put it to work for you. There are so many real estate agents in the field today and there are specific reasons that a client is attracted to working wi...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Perfection is Not Power Hi everyone, and welcome to this week's Zebra Report. Today I am here with one of my favorite things in the world, an incredibly special gift that I received from a very special person. This gorgeous piece of hand-crafted zebra art was given to me by a client of mine, Bri...

By Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
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 168”. What are you doing with yours?  If there was anything in the world where we can honestly say is “universal”. It would be 168. Some of you may be aware of what I’m getting at and some may think where is he going with this? It’s called time. Yes the thing that occurs every single day in each...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We have always been proponents of  the importance of the attention to details.  Details can make or break you.  Although many think that snail mail is an antiquated form of communication, we don't.  In some small communities and markets, it is an effective way to stand out from the crowd. One of ...

By Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida
(eXp Realty)
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Are you in search of  some really good reads when it comes to Real Estate? Then, you're in luck, as Sharon Paxson has compiled an amazing list of Real Estate know how.  Be sure to take a look as there's something for everyone. As a new month begins and social distancing continues, I’m trying to f...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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It Was A Super SundayNo I am not talking about the Superbowl but about my Super Sunday today when Floyd Wickman was my guest on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE. 12 noon Sunday WCBM  AM 680Floyd was named one of the most influential people in Real Estate by NAR and REALTOR® Magazine. He has spoken to over 3...

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
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                    New Orleans, La. 70115                St. Charles Gardens Complex            Lots of Amenities for Condo Complex         The condo #713 is on the top floor one unit from the corner. Two Bedrooms and Two Baths with 950 sq. ft. of living. The unit has a balcony and 2 master bedr...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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  Meta: Home values are changing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and comparables from even 60 days ago may not clearly indicate the current market. It may be uncertain how long the covid-19 pandemic will still be around. However, it is certain that strong partnerships and modern tools will still al...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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We've Seen the Virus Magnified; How Are We Looking Magnified?The Magnifying Glass... Is it Revealing Our Character or Our Cracks? The pandemic is a magnifying glass and it's trained on us - mankind. It has exposed people, revealed who they are during change, uncertainty and fear.Some folks are ve...

By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
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From limiting social contact, to ensuring common areas are wiped down, the master planned community of Brunswick Forest is following CDC guidelines as North Carolina begins opening again. Brunswick Forest is making sure that its team, residents, broker partners and visitors are taken care of duri...