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 Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(eXp Realty)
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In real estate, you need to work the PLAN. P is for Prospect L is for Lead Generate A is for Administrate N is for Negotiate If you are doing anything outside of these 4 things, then you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing. What are you working on now? Does it fit in the PLAN? Stay o...

By Morris Massre, Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida
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You real estate transaction should move like a duck, in water. If your real estate agent is as good as he or she says or advertises then as a seller or buyer there should be very little that you have to do during your closing transaction.  In other words, your agent is like a duck in that he is m...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Step Out of the Box and Be an Innovator and Trendsetter  “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with  improving your other innovations.” Steve Jobs 1955 -2011, American Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, Co-Founder and Chairman, CEO of Apple I...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Worst-Case Scenario: Your Vendor Referral Botched the Job! It's a beautiful day in your real estate world when you receive a call from your Seller who is absolutely freaking out about an incident that happened at their home. You can tell the Seller is very upset, so you listen intently as the Se...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Step Out of the Box and Be an Innovator and Trendsetter “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”Steve Jobs 1955 -2011, American Entrepreneur, Marketer,Inventor, Co-Founder and Chairman, CEO of Apple Inc    ...

By Tania Ruiz, Realtor in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
(Coco Beach Real Estate)
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Over the past decade, the Mexican real estate industry has progressed ten folds. All thanks to its amazing tourism industry and the scores of expats it accommodates each year. Since most of these expats are from the United States, the Mexican mortgage system has become Americanized. If you are bu...

By Tania Ruiz, Realtor in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
(Coco Beach Real Estate)
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Real estate investing is the best form of investing—if done right. The most critical part of a deal is the purchasing of a property. The current real estate market in Mexico is booming. In Mexico, the Riviera Maya region has gathered the attention of tourists and investors alike. In this region, ...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
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 Are you planning on buying a home in Southern California or elsewhere in the United States? If so, you’re making a smart choice!Depending on when you’re reading this article, home prices in the Real Estate market may be falling and this could lead you to ask if you should consider buying a home ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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One of the best parts of being in this business is the amazing conversations we get to have with different people in the Real Estate Industry. This time around we have Long Doan. Long is the Founder/CEO/Broker/Co-Owner for Realty Group, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Minnesot...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Time and again, we’ve heard our clients say how difficult it was for them to finally take that leap and hire a Virtual Assistant. Not only is the thought of delegating scary, but the fact that you are hiring someone across the world, who is not physically with you, these things can seem daunting....

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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A New Day A New Beginning “Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings. The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.”  Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014, African American Best Selling Author, Poet, Dancer, Actress, Singer       As I see it. . . . . . . A new day a ne...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
(ValuePenguin)
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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 Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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If you’ve been to a tourist hotspot like Venice Beach or Downtown Las Vegas in the last couple years, among all the sunglass vendors and street performers, you might have witnessed a weird new phenomenon: People who are willing to be punched or kicked in exchange for money. Yep, you give a comple...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A New Day A New Beginning“Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings.The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014, African American Best Selling Author, Poet, Dancer, Actress, Singer   As I see it. . . . . . . A new day a new beginn...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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When you are trying out a new product or service the first inclination if you do not know someone who has used this kind of service or product before is to look on line. What does "the public" say in their reviews ? Sometimes the comments are glowing...the experience sterling and it appears you ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Long Island NY Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano has over 22 years experience in providing Feng Shui and Holistic Interior Design consulting, teaching and Feng Shui research. Laura provides in-depth and personalized analysis and recommendations in easy to follow manageable steps to re-establish ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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In branding, it is of paramount importance to define who you are as a real estate agent, or company, what you do, as well as who your intended target market is.  A brand identity becomes the core foundation of your strategy and marketing.   Pictured above is a building that we drive by frequently...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Encouragement . . . . Just Do It “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.” William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994, American Author, Editor, Pastor, Teacher and One of the Most Quoted Writ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. In a fast moving Sellers market one of the concerns that people have is...they could put their house on the market...upsizing or downsizing...or just moving for another reason...BUT....where will they go ? OR if they find the purrrrrfect house and have not closed on their house...but they have...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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2019 marks an important milestone for me - 15 years in the business. 15 years! I have no idea how I got here so fast. It doesn't seem that long ago that I studied for the exam, interviewed to find the best brokerage for me to start out at, had first head-shots taken (don't ask, please!) and took ...