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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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In the shifting market, what’s your real estate practice worth? Join Daniel Ramsey of MyOutDesk and Steve Murray, the founder & CEO of RealTrends, as we discuss “The Ultimate Guide to Valuating your Real Estate Business”.Steve is the President and Owner of REALTrends, and earned his credibility b...

By Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker
(SharkeyRE LLC)
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Floyd Wickman's Master Selling Skills Program The Floyd Wickman Team is Back in Florida 2018.How do they get the best results and hold the record for the most successful, longest running real estate sales program in history? Let me say it again, Floyd Wickman Programs are the longest running, bes...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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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 are many secrets of success . . . . but to make them work you have to put your back into your efforts . . . . and work hard. Th...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Don't be afraid to ask for clarifications to avoid misunderstandings.  To Be Good at Your Job, Learn to Take Good Notes       If you were not a note-taker in school, it's not too late to start. These days many lectures are recorded or available for viewing online on various educational platforms ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISER INSTITUTE, TO LOSE BATTLE TO REQUIRE APPRAISALS ON LOW-VALUE PROPERTIES? Leo Regensburger Neil Shah National President Regional Managing Director, Americas The American ...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
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Today we wanted to share with you 5 different ways that KWKLY customers are using text message marketing in their real estate businesses. We hope you see these ideas and think about how you could adapt them to your own marketing efforts.A Couple of Things to Consider About Texting Before We Dive ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. Lots of excitement when a new listing comes on the market...the agents, the Sellers...and anxious Buyers at a time when "Thinventory" (lack of housing inventory) reigns supreme throughout the marketplace.   Sellers and agents work hard to put their Best House Forward...from paint and flooring ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some wonderful advice and information for salespeople:    Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unfortunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales. And he...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Roof is one important part of the house that needs maintenance and immediate repairs when damage. Roofing Contractors Ann Arbor have several characteristics which you should consider when selecting a service provider.They Offers Free EstimatesThere are contractors who at the start, will give you ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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Inspirational Thoughts for 2/28/19  "As we express our gratitude, we must never forgetthat the highest appreciation is not to utter words,but to live by them." -- John F Kennedy Thank you ActiveRain for giving me a platform to express myself through words with illustration through the use of my p...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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The other agent is not the competition! Make sure you build a relationship with the Realtor® on the other side of the transaction.This is an excellent post relating to other agents.Thanks, Jeff Dowler, CRS, for allowing me to share your information.  Are you Just Making Small Talk? Or is it Build...

By Chris Dunham, "The Real Estate Guy!"®
(Keller Williams East Valley-LuxRE Group)
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You have your approval letter - the next step is.... In this online world, often times it proves difficult to understand the next step in pursuing home ownership. Those that begin the process online, which is virtually 95% of future home owners, follow the guidance of the first person they connec...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Good communications are essential not only for your business but your life in general:  In our mastermind, yesterday morning, we discussed how often relationships suffer, fail or break down, because of our sole/exclusive reliance on the electronic world (text and email) to communicate. We all had...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
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I’m sure some people, especially the ‘seasoned’ real estate veterans can relate. I grew up in Michigan and outside of a four year stint in the US Navy that took me around the world, I spent my entire time in the ‘Mitten’ (nickname for Michigan).  I started my journey in real estate in 1998 and ha...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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     . We are humbled by our receipt of this award.  It is our privilege and honor to serve southeastern Wisconsin and the City of New Berlin in our chosen field of real estate.  We love what we  do and have worked to have a real estate practice that has a foundation of education and with gratit...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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WEBINAR: WHAT IS THE RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FOR YOU? FACEBOOK VS INSTAGRAM: WHICH IS THE ONE FOR YOU? Which social media platform is right for you? The factors involved that result in a successful or failed social media presence How time, consistency, and content play a role in community eng...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Will you MARCH this month? Left, left, left, right, left. Here we go into the last month in the first quarter of 2019. Did you know that March was named after Mars? I didn’t either until I looked it up. Mars is the icon for fiercely proud, patriotic and heroic qualities - that suits me. Avoid ski...

By Joyce Marsh, Million Dollar Guild, Luxury, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
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 Here we are, March 1st tomorrow. The year is flying by and we are already coming to the end of the first quarter of the year.Back in 2010, I wrote a similar post and I feel the message is as relevant today as it was 9 years ago  Yes, I have been blogging for that long I’m proud to say.In the Rea...

By Dana Hollish Hill, Lead Associate Broker
(Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties)
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So, what did I do in New Orleans last week?Great question. Let's See.On Valentine's Day, I donated blood at our first office-wide blood drive.  That evening, we went to see my daughter's basketball game and then packed for my trip to New Orleans for KW's Family Reunion 2019.  In the morning, I we...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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A leader knows the way, the boss steers the trip.  Our granddaughter's Kenslee Mae and Peanut are best friends who love and respect each other. Peanut unexpectedly picked up the pace, stretching the lease taut. The result; Kenslee fell, scratching the palm of her hands. Which reminds me: Effectiv...