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 Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers
(Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software)
Comments 7
Whether you are a new real estate agent or been on the job for years one of the chores you have to deal with is bookkeeping. This is especially on the mind of new agents as they are looking to establish their processes and systems. What is your bookkeeping strategy?.... A variety of approaches ca...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 4
A Place Worth Going  “There are no shortcut to any place worth going.”   Beverly Sills 1929 – 2007, American Operatic Soprano          As I see it . . . . . . . . A place worth going   When a place is worth going . . . .  it’s worth the journey to get to there. Along with the time and energy tha...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 12
Win The Home! You’ve saved and saved and are ready to buy your next home. You’ve scouted several homes and you have found THE ONE. It’s been on the market for six months and you start thinking this house has been neglected – but why? After a thorough review of current market data you submit a so...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
I would estimate the average real estate agent loses between $20,000 and $80,000 a year because they don’t know how to handle sign calls, ad calls, or any other inquiries from buyers or sellers.  And chances are, YOU are losing money too.  Even many veteran agents, who think they knew how to work...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
When an Agent...or Seller...drops this ball...we see it as our responsibility to pick it up.  Make note of each appliance and model ...thermostat and mechanical....model number....and print out the information found on the internet for the "care and feeding" of the item.         Closings are happ...

By Real Bird, All-In-One Real Estate Marketing
(RealBird Inc.)
Comments 0
Janie Coffey's 12-Week Luxury Real Estate Training Course is open again, now with recorded videos of the previous live course and live, interactive Q&A among members. Hundreds of agents took her courses previously with amazing results. Many of you may know Janie through our previous RealBird webi...

By Kari Klaus, Founder, RealtySage.com: Intelligent Real Estate
(Realty Sage)
Comments 0
Real estate agents are busy; the hustle and bustle of transactions, listings and getting the next client can easily lead to forgetting to tell the full story behind the homes we list.If agents want buyers to fall in love with their listing, then they should consider telling the home’s love story ...

By faye schubert, Living the Branson Lake Life
Comments 9
Remembering Lou Ludwig's success tip: Pay Attention to What People Do Have you  heard someone say "Do what I say, not what I do"? Really? Do you take a person seriously that says that?   Pay Attention To What People Do  “To know what people really think, pay regard to what What they do, rather th...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 31
Recently I wrote a blog post, "Words Matter--How Do You Phrase Yours?" I gave examples of warm and welcoming signs at my room at Olema Cottages where I spent a couple of days reviewing past busines and planning for the future.Building on that, I have a few more examples to share today. First, an ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 4
Group Thinkers Need Not Apply  “It were not that we should all alike; of it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”   Mark Twain 1835 – 1910, American Writer, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Publisher and Lecture       As I see it . . . . . . . . Group thinkers need not apply   It’s interestin...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
I know the following things to be true: Life is about constant, predictable patterns of change. The only constant factor is our feelings and attitudes toward life. We have the power of attitude, and attitude determines choice, and choice determines results. You cannot change the seasons, but you ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 9
Group Thinkers Need Not Apply “It were not that we should all alike; of it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”  Mark Twain 1835 – 1910, American Writer, Humorist,Entrepreneur, Publisher and Lecture   As I see it . . . . . . . .Group thinkers need not apply It’s interesting to watch ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 73
Words, and how we phrase them, really do matter.A couple of weeks ago I took a several days away from business to work on my business. Every quarter I take the time to review the prior 3 months and set up a plan for the next 3 so I stay on track for the year. My current favorite spot for this ret...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 28
 Jeff Dowler, CRS  contest got me thinking about change.  Yes, some change happens quickly but you would be you surprised at how much change occured in the last 10 years and you didn't realize it.  In the world of business slow change can be more devastating than fast change.  With fast change yo...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 4
Anyone can get lucky and win the lottery. Anyone can pick a winning stock from time to time. But if you want to achieve lasting financial success, you need more than just the occasional lucky break. What I’ve found over almost four decades of studying success is that the most successful people in...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
 Ron and I spotted this truck from Puritan Bakery with its slightly racy slogan of "Best Buns In Town". The word "puritan" means: one who practices or preaches a more rigorous or professedly purer moral code than that which prevails.  The slogan can be interpreted in so many ways. We leave that t...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 17
Today has been a crazy day! We are switching Internet providers etc and it's been on and off most of the morning until now. So that means I missed a webinar I  was interested in but hopefully they send me a recap. I also had to handle emails etc with the phone and that worked out ok.  What did I ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 2
Championship Teams Are Built  “Championship teams are built on being prepare, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.”   Jason Kidd American Basketball Coach and former player       As I see it . . . . . . . . Championship teams are built   Three characteristics of championship teams are...

By PlanOmatic Professional Photography, Photos and floor plans for real estate marketing.
(PlanOmatic)
Comments 5
Cliché’s suck, but they are true. And none is truer than ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.When it comes to MLS listings, pictures can make or break the deal. In fact, data shows that good photos can, not only make the sales process smoother, but also allow you to command higher prices. Homes...

By PlanOmatic Professional Photography, Photos and floor plans for real estate marketing.
(PlanOmatic)
Comments 1
Time is money and you need to make the most of both, especially in real estate. Don’t waste your time acting like an amateur real estate photographer snapping photos with your iPhone. For around $150 you can have a pro do the job and return the photos to you in as little as 14 hours. Hire a profe...