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 Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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No. Well, maybe. Yes, if done a certain way. A loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is buyer-friendly, and it could be the ideal way for a relatively new investor to start their long-term path to wealth. First I’ll explain some of the benefits of an FHA loan, and then I’ll poi...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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In a flurry of showing houses, I've been reading a lot of agents' lists of what to provide when presenting an offer. I appreciate that everyone has their own business model but some of these requirements leave me either laughing or comiserating or just scratching my head. I think the lists were b...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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Reticular Activator. We all have one but we’re not always aware of it. So what is it? defines the reticular activator as your first line of defense against being overwhelmed by stimuli. It’s your reticular activator that decides what will get into your awareness, what you will notic...

By Frank Rubi,
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Hurricane Season Preparedness Greater New Orleans | Metairie | Kenner | Gulf Shores, Ala.When looking for a Home in or near Metairie | Kenner call a Real Estate Broker who understand Flood Insurance, Flood Maps, and Flood Elevation. Cost of Flood insurance could affect the sale of a house.    Jun...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Tips on keeping your phone ringing is a blog by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin that is great information for all of us.  Four Strategic Tips to Keep Your Phone Ringing!     Sincere commitment to the real estate industry can garner a successful business climate while navigating day to day. Below are some trie...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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How Often Are You Checking Your Vacant Listings?Being a full-time, professional real estate agent, taking listings that I can actually service is of HUGE importance to me.  If I can't get to my vacant listings at least once a week, or be at any listing in short order if there is a problem, then I...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Four Strategic Tips to Keep Your Phone Ringing!  Sincere commitment to the real estate industry can garner a successful business climate while navigating day to day. Below are some tried and true things I have done and continue to utilize in order to achieve my clients home goals.  #1. Determine ...

By John Brave
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By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Marketing Guru
(DEAN Knows & Infinity Real Esate)
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Investing In Real Estate 101 Real Estate in the form of a rental property or a family home is the single largest investment for most people. It has been identified as one of the safest and most reliable forms of investment over long a period of time. The downside is that it involves a high entry ...

By Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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The mistakes that experienced investors make can be different that the mistakes that novices make.  Below are 12 common mistakes I see from those who own multiple units. 1.  Not raising rents.  I was shocked when a landlord told me that his tenant in a particular house was only paying $250 a mont...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Northwest.)
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Northwest, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerSet a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning!    ~ the great and famous unknown    Discover Hartstene Pointe click here  To find out how much your Harstine Island...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
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So you've decided to rent out the property you own, now you need to decide whether to take on the responsibilities of being a private landlord or outsource those duties to a professional property manager. We cover the pros and cons of each option so you can make an informed decisions and set your...

By John Brave
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A homeowner’s biggest fear is a house fire. Fire is the most destructive element to a house because it can completely obliterate everything in a matter of minutes. But even if a home isn’t near destruction from a fire, the leftover soot and smoke can pose a health risk and be just as damaging as ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Long Island Real Estate Evalutation Includes:  Evaluation of the surrounding land plot and layout of the location to measure its energy potential of being beneficial or draining, according to your specific needs. Please provide a floor plan of the home or office being evaluated. Evaluat...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Breaking The Ice   Breaking The Ice   This term may have different meanings around the country and during certain times of the year.  But I was pondering things while going through some questions in the ActiveRain Q&A section recently.   While answers often depend on the details of a situation,...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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Inspiration for 5/20/19by Patricia Feager  "Great things are a series of small things brought together."---Vincent Van Gogh I must have passed by a dozen or more of what appears to me to be cattails growing individually or in pairs but when I saw this large assortment together as a whole, they se...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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  With our competitive market, multiple offers are becoming the norm, especially with houses that are priced according to the comparables, are in great condition, and are located where the buyers want to be. So, when a recent listing went on market and multiple offers were presented, I got the th...

By Deborah Ann Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Fierce Realty Corp)
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Congratulations! You’ve passed your real estate exam. As a new addition to the large network of real estate professionals currently working to aid buyers and sellers through the process, there are a few logical next steps to take after completing your exam.Just as the exam process itself differs ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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This seemed such an appropriate "Bloom" of a post with the sunshine becoming a part of every day this springy season....enjoy ! A Person With Hope . . . . Has Everything “A person with hope . . . . has everything. They have internal  optimism for their future . . . . and in turn they have everyth...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
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Benjamin DeHaven has invited you to participate in NAR's Commitment to Excellence platform, C2EX. This free, convenient, and accessible online program will help you further build the professionalism and knowledge that puts REALTORS® above the rest.Take your client service and business performance...