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 Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
You need a vision for your business. How do you look when you are successful? What is the future of your business five to ten years from now rather than what you are doing today?    What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  Yo...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Be flexible and adapt: Technology changes, the market changes, competition increases, resources may dwindle, politics and social mores affect how people think and act.  Keep on top of your game at all times.   I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after tha...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 16
Educationalby Patricia Feager, 3/9/19 PART 2 of my series:Automated Smart Homes & What You Need to Know WHAT AUTOMATION DOESIt memorizes your habits and works like you are there when you are there or not there. The following link for Google Home Hub tells you more about the product that has outso...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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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 man...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
This year, for the very first year since.... uh... ever... Millennials are scheduled to spend more money than the baby-boomers for the very first time. This year, for the very first year since.... uh... ever... Millennials are scheduled to spend more money than the baby-boomers for the very first...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
As compared to buying a home, apartments for rent is always among the best choices and very easy. So the minute you rent any kind of apartment you absolutely can appreciate a variety of benefits. So in case anything every goes wrong with the property you just have to try and call the homeowner. I...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 1
1150 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT 321 Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 | Azure Resort Waterfront Condo for Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Description Video $448,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,282 sqftYear Built: 2002MLS #: 799876 Location 1150 Santa Rosa Boulevard...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, "FRACTURED" aPPRAISAL oRGANIZATION COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI,  Testimony of David S. Bunton, President The Appraisal Foundation Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry"1. TheAppraiser Membership Organization Structure is Fractured Un...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
You have to love when out of nowhere...the phone rings and an agent calls asking if you covered an area, price point and type of home and you can confidentally answer YES YES YES..we do...and how can we help ?   The Caller wanted to know how well we knew the area her clients were moving to....wha...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 60
 If you are growing your real estate business don't make the mistake of not growing your people. This can be a serious mistake. If you simply let people learn on the fly and promote them when needed, then you are setting them up to fail. This is so prevalent that a book called the Peter Principle...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 11
My Llama Wouldn't Stop Barfing... Now that I have your attention...Do you get aggravated when other people make excuses, fail to follow through or sorely lack the spirit of cooperation? Seems we've all experienced this in our lives and though completely unacceptable, it continues to occur.  You m...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
Standing out from the crowd of sameness is a concept we highly recommend to those who want to dominate their marketplace in the real estate industry. Whether you are a luxury real estate marketing professional, or focus on any other part of real estate, differentiation is key in your branding and...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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The real recipe to the secret sauce of success is hard work...and finding the ways and means of what works for you ! The Real Secret of Success  “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” Author Unknown     As I see it . . . . . . . The real secret of success   There ar...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Communication Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Real estate professionals communicate most moments of their working day. They are problem solvers, negotiators, cheerleaders and counselors. They make a living communicating and listening. The more refined your communication becomes and the mo...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 31
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."- Alexander Graham Bell Many people are lamenting about how boring Super Bowl LIII was on Sunday evening.  It may have been a boring game for the fans, but I can assure you it was not boring for the players and coaches of either team.  It ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
Regardless of the kind of market you are in....putting your BEST offer forward in all the senses of the word mentioned in this post is critical for success ! How to Dress Your Offer for Success   In our competitive sellers market, with multiple offers common, you need every advantage possible to ...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 4
It’s not named after me but I do believe in this principle.   If you are growing your real estate business don't make the mistake of not growing your people. This can be a serious mistake. If you simply let people learn on the fly and promote them when needed, then you are setting them up to fail...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
Questions About Developing Property – Are You Ready to Answer? Do you have clients sitting on undeveloped properties? Or maybe you have clients looking for undeveloped properties? If you do, then they will eventually ask you when and if they should subdivide or develop that property. When they d...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Some great tips for those of you with IDX sites:  Real estate agents are in a constant battle with time. They must show homes, meet clients, prepare documents, and host open houses. Many also serve as webmasters for their IDX sites, bloggers, and social media marketers. Any strategy that can save...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 11
Real estate agents are in a constant battle with time. They must show homes, meet clients, prepare documents, and host open houses. Many also serve as webmasters for their IDX sites, bloggers, and social media marketers. Any strategy that can save a few hours (or even a few minutes) during a rea...