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 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 ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Students from different corners of the world have much in common: hectic schedule, ability to masterfully combine work, study, and social life, and tons of homework. Moreover, all students strive to impress their teachers with their academic achievements and impeccably written papers. Nonetheless...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 1
Roofing, especially the commercial roofing process, is very tough, complicated and requires a special skillset and full know-how of the roofing requirements to complete a roofing project successfully. Commercial roofing is probably the last thing added to a new commercial or business building so ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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 Respect Your Time  “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.”   Alice Bloch Author       As I see it . . . . . . . . Respect your time   Respect your time . . . . and you will make far better uses of your time.   When you respect your time you create awareness on how yo...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Being Prepared is Proactive    “Being prepared is being proactive . . . . Not being prepared is an excise in being reactive.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Speaker     As I see it . . . . . . . Being prepared is being proactive   Being prepared i...

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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 If you want a high performing real estate team you will want members with varied skills and experience.  A team with diverse talents will be a high performing team. That is true most of the time as long as the team has a good leader. It is important for leaders to choose diverse talented teams. ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you want to know why your team is not accountable for results you might want to look at  how you are helping them become accountable.  You would want to start by creating a culture of accountability. The best way to accomplish is to create the culture where teams feel motivated to achieve goal...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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A well structured team is one that plays to the strengths of the individuals and unites to be the best it can be as a whole.  If you want a high performing real estate team you will want members with varied skills and experience.  A team with diverse talents will be a high performing team. That i...

By Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing
(ZipperAgent)
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16 PR Distribution Hacks for Real EstateZipperAgent.com has collected a list of 16 PR Distribution Hacks for Real Estate to help you get noticed.  We all know that publishing quality content is one of the best ways to get people to visit your website.  As The Balance puts it, “Content isn’t just ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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If your aim in luxury real estate or any other branch of real estate is to have the majority of the market share in a niche or specialty, it is important that your brand is hard to blur, in other words hard to imitate. The logo and design should be original in order to prevent someone from copyin...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Have you ever had one of those days when someone just can't stop themselves from rehashing negative stuff blah blah blah?   I ran into a friend at a meeting that I have known for a couple of years. He's always seemed pretty cool, calm and collected at other meetings -  but whoa - talk about MR. ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Be Committed to Do Your Best   “I’m trying to do the best I can, I’m not concerned  with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.” Mark Spitz, Nine Time Olympic Champion and Former Record In 7 Events, He Won Seven Gold Medals at the 1972 Olympic in Munich         As I see it. . . . . . . . Be comm...

By Linda Wieczorek
(Arizona Elite Property)
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I was looking at a listing and I read this:  "to avoid small counters on your offer include Driggs on your contract"  Escrow already open with Driggs. He basically stating LOOK TITLE will be at Driggs 

By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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  How well do you stay in touch with your past customers and clients? I know for me, this is probably the weakest part of my business. Is it due to being an introvert? Is it due to being very busy? Is it due to poor processes in place?  In my case, I have a feeling that it is a combination of all...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Allowing comments on your IDX website or real estate blog is a good idea to foster engagement and build community. But it can quickly descend into what resembles a Wild West style bar fight. On top of that there are spammers and trolls.As a real estate agent, you don’t have time to spend all day ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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      Closings are happy times...the Sellers move on to their next life chapter and the Buyers begin their new happily ever after dreams of making their new house..their new home. We believe that making those two things happen...whichever side of the transaction you are on as an agent is a very h...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Nerdin Gardens: Ripe for the plucking or low hanging fruit?  Nature provides for those animals unable to climb for a meal. Our apricot tree has dropped an abundance of overripe sweet, delicious orbs to the ground. A small rabbit is happily taking advantage of the surplus food source. Low hanging ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Personalities and Pending to Close: Your Golden Opportunity! A highly-overlooked referral opportunity in an agent's business is the "pending to closing" process. And the more you can tune into a client's personality during this time, the more effective you can be with that client. In fact, when ...

By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Training and Implementation
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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If you’re ready for your first assistant……or maybe your fifth, have you considered the pros and cons of a Virtual Assistant? There are clear advantages and disadvantages to both. Let’s take a look at what they are!Have you ever sat down and thought about which of your admin tasks have to be done ...