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 Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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This is post  3f or the active rain challenge this month about transactions that we loved.I received a call from a woman many years ago. She had three kids and lived in a nice single house with her husband.  Unfortunately they decided to separate and the girls would be living with her. She wanted...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 24
Sally and David Hanson have a wonderful challenge for us this month that will benefit us if we participate .I am not talking about the 1000 points we will receive for participating and wrting about it.I am talking about the wonderful feelings  we  feel by doing something good on a regular basis f...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Comments 10
There are no limitations on the minimum age for having a signature notarized. The standard of law is whether or not the signer is signing the document willingly and freely. In short, does the signer understand what the document is that they are signing and do they sign it voluntarily without coer...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 10
The First 5 Minutes Successful Presentations Follow The Communication Triangle Real estate professionals are constantly meeting new people and making strong first impressions. Sometimes these impressions are good and sometimes those impressions are not so good. Whether you are meeting a new pote...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 45
We have always answered this age-old question: Is the glass half full or half empty, and we say: it depends on what is in the glass. Is it Nectar or is it Poison? We love maintaining a positive mindset--drinking nectar. The most successful luxury real estate and other real estate niche marketing ...

By Michelle Spalding, Time and Money Saving Solutions for Savvy Realtors
(Transaction Management Consultants)
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Each year, for many of us, there is a little ritual we go through to create goals and change something in our lives and/or businesses. Some of the top goals set each year are around health and income. We want a healthier body, which may mean being more active or eating differently. We want to inc...

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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This is great advice that we should all follow:  The First 5 Minutes Successful Presentations Follow The Communication Triangle Real estate professionals are constantly meeting new people and making strong first impressions. Sometimes these impressions are good and sometimes those impressions are...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Education is a Powerful Tool “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can to change the world.” Nelson Mandela 1918 -2003, South African Anti – ApartheidReflationary, Politician, Philanthropist, Severed asPresident of South Africa from 1994 to 1999,   As I see it . . . . . . .Education is...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 2
Whistleblower exposes liability for deep pockets at the top of the real estate food chainLast month’s sentencing of South Beach REALTOR® Kevin Tomlinson for extortion capped a three-year news and gossip fest in Miami. Tomlinson’s accusers are The Jills (Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber), a pair of hi...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
The best way to create perceived value in the eyes of your customer is to always exceed their expectations.  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 ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Do you want to know how you can use probate sales to generate more income, possibly in the millions? Chad Corbett, our guest in this webinar, and his company All The Leads have helped thousands of Realtors, get listings and Generate Revenue! Join us as we discuss:Making Millionaires with Probate ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
How do you handle changing conditions?  How many times have you seen real estate agents react to things that are happening?  In many cases this might be what is perceived as reacting to changing market.  I receive calls like this from business owners and it’s my job as the business doctor to lear...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 40
As a San Jose Realtor, I've learned to follow my heart and let my passion and fire burn in my soul. I live my life fully, authentically, fearlessly, vulnerably naked and following my heart. I know many people, including those I love and are dear to my heart who feels much differently about Mr. St...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 39
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 Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 2
My life is an open book so I agree, I am naked in front of the world.  My life and my business are the same.. As a San Jose Realtor, I've learned to follow my heart and let my passion and fire burn in my soul. I live my life fully, authentically, fearlessly, vulnerably naked and following my hear...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
If you want an effective team, it needs to have good management:  If you are a broker owner or if you are head of a team you have a management responsibility.  You also must be a leader. As manager you are guiding and controlling and as leader you are visioning, modeling, and motivating. In the p...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Comments 29
  I Saved a Dragonfly Today....Will I Have Good Luck?   Early this morning I was out in the yard hosing off the patio and surrounding areas of the pool when I spotted a dragonfly floating in the pool. Now most of you that follow my blog I normally run and get my camera and get the shot but this t...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 147
Many Real Estate Practitioners, REALTORS®, and Buyers have been frustrated over the years that they were never sure if the offers were ever presented to the seller. I personally have experienced this on numerous occasions… Well the latest legal update is as follows:  Presentation of Offers: Chang...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins Does anyone else 5-4-3-2-1 their ass out of bed every morning?  After reading this book, I am.  Bright and early.  Well, this time of year, maybe not so bright - but early!   Before I dive into the book, I first have to mention where I heard about it - Compass Sou...

By Besmove Property, Property Manager
(BESMOVE)
Comments 0
At besmove property management is all about making landlords succeed and it means that we focus on customer service, but without a repeatable process that each property manager can follow the service will be inconsistent. This is why we have developed a process and refine it an ongoing basis to e...