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 Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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Here is a table tent that is now available to purchase from our local Realtor's board.It touches on a brave new issue.  When you're touring a listing with your buyers, you may be under surveillance, and it may not be evident.It used to be that video taping devices were large and cumbersome, but t...

By Bob Gorman, Architect
(Homemy)
Comments 1
We all know that property is the most favored investment type for rich folks from all over the world and that true high rollers among them look much further than their own countries. But investing in real estate can be highly lucrative even if you’re not among the top players. If you have the rig...

By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
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Come one, come all to the beginning of Spring Break!Where young adults and children become enamored with local living and excited by the fruits of our harvest. Their eager optics now dart about frantically as they search for their first activity that will serve as their entertainment for hours up...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 21
Have you hosted a home buyer happy hour at a brewery? I received this interesting invitation on Facebook. It is the second event that I have noticed  this week for a home buyer program in a brewery. This must be in the category of creative marketing. What are your thoughts? Will free beer attract...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
Delegating is the best way to ensure more tasks are completed in less time. This also helps to build team capacity. Unfortunately, many managers aren’t giving an adequate amount of attention to the bigger delegation process, which means they aren’t reaping all the benefits.Key Steps to Effective ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
“Leadership is not a matter of authority, it is a matter of influence. A true leader teaches others to understand more, motivates them to be more and inspires them to become more.” — Michael JosephsonCreating and organizing a virtual team is one thing, but in order to indeed be successful, you mu...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
The Internet has allowed businesses to expand in ways that were once unimaginable. As physical borders and distances decline, unique opportunities are created in regards to virtual teams.Although a talented team can help you enhance productivity, your virtual professionals require a leader. Wheth...
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By Phillip Livingston, Digital Marketing & Property Expert
(Condo Control Central)
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 Are you having a hard time attracting quality tenants to your property? You’re not alone. There are plenty of landlords like you who have outstanding properties but are struggling to attract the right tenants.Today’s your lucky day because we’ve put together a few actionable tips that you can ap...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Comments 0
Are you a frustrated landlord? Do you or have you had tenants from hell? Believe me, you are not alone. As a landlord myself, I have felt your pain. I am sure that many landlords can relate to this situation and found out the hard way that having frustrating and/or destructive tenants in their dw...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Have you started planning for the upcoming year yet? Don't hesitate, because it is coming sooner than you think.There are a few items to consider when looking ahead to the future.1. Your Strengths and WeaknessesWhat in 2018 did you excel at? What did you struggle with? It is a good opportunity to...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 51
      We were having a conversation with another agent about online reviews...If you have been in this business....or ANY business any length of time...you have probably gotten a review that was less than complimentary..AND it may be just as likely that it is not true...has a grain of truth...a h...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 41
There is a lot of discussion in real estate circles about technology, AI, data, iBuyer programs, etc. and how this is going to change real estate. Lots of people are pouring money into new technology that is going to disrupt the real estate field. I remember when my wife began in real estate many...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
    While we are sure it sounds strange to people in other parts of the country...whether it is a combination of ...temperatures hitting the teens...the calendar turning a page and daylight savings time...who..what we know is that it is the time that the phone rings for people to start lining up ...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 1
COMMIITMENT   This is the most important because if you are not dedicated to a cause or activity, you won’t ever be able to create a strong belief or passion of seeing it come to fruition.These three works together. You will also need the belief and passion in order to have the determination to m...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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This is one of my favorite real estate responses, it depends. An agent will be asked a seemingly easy question to answer by their client, and they may very well respond, it depends. Do you know why? Well, you guessed it, it depends.Many questions asked in the normal course of events in real estat...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                 In the summer deadlines seem to creep up on every major milestone and every week.  Deadlines have a way of being ever present, in the background throughout the year.  We know all about deadlines in Highlands Ranch property management.  There are many from when someone is moving o...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 7
This was one of the last posts from Lou...and will always stand the test of time. Are we even aware of all the resources we have that can maximize our life ?  Seek and explore...   Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life “The biggest tragedy in America is not the great waste of natural re...

By Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
Comments 0
  Over the past couple of years as the Colorado Springs market has gone through a very tight inventory market we have learned what is important and can make or break a deal or an opportunity.  Some of the take aways for me include: 1. Am I communicating well with other agents?  We know timely fee...

By Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker
(SharkeyRE LLC)
Comments 2
Those who know Floyd Wickman will tell you that he can teach anyone how to succeed in real estate regardless of their background because he is living proof. With just a 9th grade education and a brief stay in the military, Floyd Wickman began his real estate career in 1966. His first year in rea...