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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 3
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, GRINCH, Ann O’Rourke, MAIDo you endorse the advertisers?I never endorse any advertisers. I often don’t know much about the companies or their products.  "I JUST TAKE THEIR MONEY!" ;->https://appraisaltoday.com/free-email-newsletter-faqs-new-subs...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 35
There is one very important leading indicator for your real estate business.  Many of you did comment that on my last post that it is the most important.  I totally agree.  And don't just take my word.  We have the words of world renouned management consultant Peter Drucker.  He says that the pur...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
Here is another great blog by Sally that is very interesting. It amazes me when we get offers on our listings (sans vacant estates) how few times Buyers' Agents ask what the Seller would prefer for a closing date. There may well be  reasons when before a specific date presents an unnecessary chal...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 14
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 you do to continue business success?  For me, it is contin...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 1
This new year when change and trying new directions is prevalent seemed a great time to renew Lou's wise words. When It’s Time to Adjust . . . . Do It “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action or you take wil...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
It amazes me when we get offers on our listings (sans vacant estates) how few times Buyers' Agents ask what the Seller would prefer for a closing date. There may well be  reasons when before a specific date presents an unnecessary challenge for the Seller. Sellers have all kinds of reasons: the c...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 26
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  humor.  Humor is something easy to remember.  It sticks in your mind. Basic house shots and head shots is what everyone opts for and are easy to miss and...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Time to make plans for the coming year:  There is only about six weeks left to the year and it is time to review this year's achievements and set next year's goals. This is as simple as ready, set, go. Yes, it is that simple although it is not easy. Let’s take it from the beginning and create our...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
When It’s Time to Adjust . . . . Do It“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.Perhaps the action or you take will be successful;perhaps difference action or adjustments will have to follow.But any action is better than no actio...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Excellent advice for more effective communication skills:  Effective Communication with Sellers I want to take a moment to discuss the importance of learning how to instill calm communication and conflict resolution at a listing presentation, especially when it comes to talking about price and ha...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Reminds me of the saying: "Loose lips sink ships".  Silence May be Golden When Showing Homes to Buyers   I had a number of showings today and the smart home technology (Ring Video doorbell, Nest Thermostat, a couple of devices that appeared to be Alexa-type devices) was immediately noticeable in ...

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)
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Are you ready to purchase a house on Long Island's North Shore?   Before you sign on the dotted line, here are some mistakes to avoid during the home buying process.   Mistake #1. Don't Make Purchases For Big Ticket Items ~ It will increase your debt-to-income ratio and typically the more debt yo...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Hi ActiveRainers, Quick question - what is "busy" and what are you busy doing?Most agents say they are busy but all that means is they are focused on 1 or 2 customers. Customers that are eating up all your time. The issue is that the rest of your database suffers. If 2 needy customers ate up 3 m...

By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Comments 12
In the past month I have been made aware of something most REALTORS are unfamiliar with about certain combo lock boxes. Did you know some combo boxes can be hacked? This was brought to my attention; so I did a quick You Tube search. What I found was alarming on the number of how to hack a lock bo...
Real estate investments are diverse and an investor can’t excel at all investment ideas. To decide which one is suitable for you, you have to carefully assess what each of those investment ideas involves and its specifics. Although there are more real estate investment ideas than rental propertie...

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 37
 Realtors Dealing with Buyer's Remorse On The North Shore Of Long IslandMany Realtors have encountered buyer's remorse with clients. It usually kicks in shortly after the price has been accepted and contracts are sent out to be signed. What is Buyer's remorse?  It's the sense of regret after havi...

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 23
 Buyers Ask, What's The Real Reason This House Hasn't Sold Yet?    Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff are working with a young couple who are looking to buy their first house. We showed them a house that they seemed to like but wondered... "This is such a terrific house, why hasn't anyone bought it yet...

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 16
Long Island North Shore Homeowners | We Can't Sell Your House If It's Dirty! Attention Long Island North Shore Seller - We would like to sell your home when you put it on the market, but you are not going to sell your house if it's dirty... The competition is aggressive in this market and buyers ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, RACIST, HAWIANS ARE BLACK PEOPLE!  ENOUGH OF THIS NONSCENE, YOU CAN'T PUT A GRASS SKIRT ON AN ASIAN AND MAKE THEM A HAWIAN. https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtOGFwcdwvwag_9hj3WyZtrSIG1-bA  The Kamehameha royal family of Hawaii, ca. 1853. Left to right: Kameh...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
 COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,  Donald J. Gossman, SRA, AMC, PENDO, WORKS WITH FBI TO LIMIT COMPETITION!"Don Gossman on AMC misconceptions, fraud and working with the FBI Donald J. Gossman, SRA, is the chief appraiser at Pendo, an appraisal management company in Kansas City,...