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 14
There are many ways you can go the extra mile and good reasons to do that.  Amazing what just a little more effort on your part makes in either closing a deal or getting closer to one.  Or gives you a solid reputation for being special... There are many ways you can go the extra mile and good rea...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
If you are going to use a tone of humor and or cleverness, be sure it fits your personality and brand.  If not, your crowing will fall on deaf ears!   If you are going to spend money on a print ad,  make sure you have something to crow about.  One of the ways to do this is with cleverness and  hu...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 36
Pictured above is the postcard we recently received from Staples.  They have $10 for us that they are willing to exchange for our email address. What is in it for Staples?  When a company wants to be this generous, it must mean that their reward is so much greater than the $10 they are offering t...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 27
​Seller Asks: How Clean Should I Leave My Home? You Sold Your House...  Congratulations!  Now it's time to pack and get ready for the move, but cleaning your old house is no where on your "must-do" list. You heard from your Realtor that you should leave your house in “Broom Clean Condition” but w...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 27
When selling your home on the North Shore of Long Island, unless you are going to include your pets in the sale of your house...it's better to make them invisible during showings. Selling a home is daunting enough without the extra hassle of worrying about how your pet will react, if the potentia...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 29
   A client asked us,"Do you think it's necessary to paint my house before I put it on the market"?     She was concerned about the expense and whether it would really make a difference to potential buyers. Our Answer...Yes if the colors are unusual or bold.   We were showing a Condo on The North...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 37
Inspirational thoughts for 12/19/18by Patricia Feager  Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they're all a projection of you. --- Deepak Chopra  PREMISE Feedback and/or comments on...

By InCom Web & e-Marketing Solutions, Marketing Coordinator
(InCom Real Estate Web & e-Marketing Solutions)
Comments 1
The language which you use to advertise your real estate listings is as important as the listing itself, but something many REALTORS® forget is the importance of real estate SEO. You need both in order to rank well on various search engines. In this article, we will cover three tips that you can...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 17
North Shore Of Long Island Sellers | Please Don't Cook During The Showing! Probably the very first thing a buyer notices when they enter the front door of a North Shore Of Long Island home is the smell, or the lack thereof. Realtors, Larry & Sheila know that what may attract someone may turn off ...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 19
  A couple of months ago, we were working with a couple who wanted to move to a 55 and over active community on The North Shore Of Long Island.  As soon as we entered the gatehouse of the community we suggested, the buyers said right then and there they knew this was the place they wanted to live...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 3
First, I confirmed with him that he had initially grew up here in Phoenix.Therefore, he went to school here, and graduated five years ago.Next, I confirmed there were at least 50 people who knew him who he went to school with.Then I told him, make a list of the 50 people, find their telephone num...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
With almost 40 years in real estate sales business.It has always been interesting and disappointing.To see about eighty five percent of the people’s production low.Like selling one to three homes every one to five years.And you always see around fifteen percent of agents at a higher level than th...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
I just returned from my annual business and life review and planning retreat. I'm most productive and efficient when I head out of town for 2 or 3 days on a solo trip. I settle in, get my computer and papers set up, and get to work. I break an hour or two before darkness sets in to take a hike an...

By OKUPIED Inc., Manage Properties
(Okupied Inc.)
Comments 0
Hassled by managing your property by yourself? Use OKUPIED- The one stop solution to manage your property

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 3
Some great tips to help you have a successful year:  10 Ways to Ensure a Successful 2019!   Once the glitter, confetti have settled and the novelty of 2019 resolutions wear off after New Year’s Day, it will be back to business with a renewed sense of promise through positive means.   What will yo...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 27
   Whether you write down a detailed plan, compliment it with a green board, see your business in your mind's eye...you do what works for you.  There may be some trial and error...some things you choose to add or try...and knowing that being brave and stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to...

By Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions
(Martin Presence Group)
Comments 25
 A new year is always a good time to take stock of where we are and where we want to be. We do this in our personal lives, and it’s a good idea to apply this concept to our businesses as well. You have invested in rental properties to increase your financial portfolio. Is it performing as well as...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 18
 Buyers, you may have high expectations when purchasing a North Shore of Long Island Home, but remember it's still a business transaction. Here Are Our Top 5 Myths For Home Buyers 1. The listing information is always correct ~ Wrong. When it comes to listings, don't always take the information on...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 7
WILLIA DRABICK, Senior Property Appraiser Investigator, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, BUREAU OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, BREA, Falsify Resume to Obtain a $111,000 PositionWhen he was asked under oath why his Resume was so anemic he stated that if he included it all it would be too long. When asked to infor...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, DON'T KNOW REAL ESTATE!WE HAVE EXAMINED HUNDREDS OF COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, RESUMES AND DETERMINED THAT LESS THAN 1% HAVE ATTAINED DEGREES IN REAL ESTATE.  THEY DO HAVE A VARIETY OF DEGREES RANGING FROM ENGLISH LITERA...