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 Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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What should you list a property for to get the most exposure? Watch the video to find out!

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
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I've been learning a lot through my recent membership in Toastmasters International. I am really excited to be a new member even though my professional career days are now pretty much behind me. I figure it's never to late to learn to be a better communicator. I ran across this video in the onlin...

By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
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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 check. Not every real estate agent that drives a fancy new car is loaded.  An...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Marketing Genius or Predatory Behavior? I received a call from a homeowner in one of the neighborhoods that I do a lot of business in. The kind lady and her husband were being transferred out of state and they wanted to see if I could come meet with them that week to discuss getting their home r...

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Put Passion Into Your Business“Have a passion into your business . . . .  have a passion for what you do . . .  and your business will be positioned to reach great heights.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultants,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . . .Put pass...

By Rae Dolan, Real estate agent serving the Katy area
(Roots & Wings Realty Group / Champions Real Estate Group)
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Early on as an agent, a home I submitted an offer for had a document labeled "Offer Instructions" in the files. I thought this was brilliant. It made creating the offer easier for me as the Buyer's agent and created less back and forth. I immediately followed suit and created an Offer Instruction...

By Rae Dolan, Real estate agent serving the Katy area
(Roots & Wings Realty Group / Champions Real Estate Group)
Comments 16
Real estate transactions take a village. When I'm buying homes as an investor, my team of contractors is vital to the investment paying dividends. Similarly, in a traditional real estate transaction where I serve as the agent, my support team is what ensures that all of the moving parts of a tran...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Sneaking a peek...  Nature instinctively knows when to perform on time, every time. Now is the time to take a look to ensure that business goals are met day-to-day and that customer satisfaction is at an all-time high. Follow up, follow through and be available so past and present clients will be...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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It always makes our hearts glad when our local association organizes donations for an important community cause.  Back to school should be an exciting adventure for children...something they look forward to..new educational challenges...new friends...first time experiences. . It's hard to do that...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                Sam Shueh                                                                             Realty One Group                                                                                    San Jose, CA I blogged once or twice on AR and took occasional ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The real estate industry is forecasted to bring in $535 billion by 2022. Whether you're buying or selling, you can guarantee that a significant amount of money will be exchanged.Most sellers and buyers are relatively new to the scene, so there may be things you don't know about. To ensure your sa...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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The Face of Business or Alone and Crying, Crying, Crying, Crying...  Mike Cooper posted a video on Facebook regarding a woman who misspelled the word hamster - making it hampster. In a conversation with her boss, she adamantly insisted it was correct and once proved wrong, still refused to accept...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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The color orange is in its brightest shades is energizing.  It reminds many of autumn leaves, sunset colors and playfulness.  It also has the quality of warmth and vitality.  It can convey adventure, happiness and fun.  In Eastern religions, an orange robe indicates a sage, a person of wisdom., I...

By Joseph Damiens, Tax Law Firm
(Damiens Law Firm, PLLC)
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Since I am a Mississippi tax attorney and my firm deals in civil and criminal taxpayer representation before the IRS and Mississippi Department of Revenue, a state or federal tax lien is something we deal with routinely. In fact, the majority of our clients do not find us until an IRS tax lien h...

By Ian Flannigan, Expansion Team Leader & Investing Consultant
(North Texas Real Estate Team)
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Self-betterment goes hand-in-hand with improved job performance, and these books are here to help you accomplish both! If you’re a real estate professional looking to climb the metaphorical ladder to success, you need to add these texts to your library and expand your mindset! Results Faster – To...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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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...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The gut reaction to a shifting market or a business experiencing changes is to “shrink the business” or cut down on costs. We have been taught that the answer to change is to cut down. While this may seem like a logical decision, can you shrink your way to growth? We can look to the example of Ge...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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Thomas Edison is much better known for his invention of the light bulb than as a motivational speaker, however, he has been a source of motivation for me for many years.  I read a quote by Thomas Edison early in my Sales career which has served as a source of motivation ever since.  While being i...

By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
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How to create REALTOR ® with the registered symbol® using window alt codes Use the emoji on MacREALTORS® are required to use the ® symbol, this are the codes for window users with and numeric pad on the side of the keyboard. You press and hold Alt and inset the codeSimple, once your are shown how...