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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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New Agents Words of Wisdom for Getting Started in Real Estate These are some nuggets I shared with new real estate students. I wish somebody had told me these when I was getting started.  Your income potential doesn’t have a ceiling. It’s yours for the taking. Hard work doesn’t stop at a 40 hour ...

By Karen Smyth, Delivering The Dream of Home Ownership Everywhere!
(The Ben Kinney Team)
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What's it all about, really? I mean, as a real estate "agent" - what do you do for a living, really?Recently, during an interview with a newer agent who was considering joining our expanding team,  I asked her what did she think we did for a living? She replied, "We SELL Real Estate!" To which I ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Specialize . . . . In a Market Niche“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.” Andrew Carnegie 1835 - 1919, Scottish – AmericanIndustrialist   As I see it . . . . . . . .Specialize . . .  . In a market niche Put all your eggs in one basket . . . . and b...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Mr. and Mrs. Seller, Your property went active in the MLS on (date), was on the market for (period of time) , and expired on (date). Your property was professionally staged - and is still in pristine condition!  A professional photgrapher took photos of your property and created a Virtual Tour wh...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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It's a first. The first time that a drone pilot has been sentenced to jail for what they did with their drone. They also will be required to pay restitution to the victim of their actions. Here is a link to the article describing the event and the outcome of the trial. I can't stress enough - whe...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Are you so focused on the content, you forget to connect?Don't get so focused on the content or the presentation of it,that you lose the opportunity to connect with your clients (your audience).  You are there to make a connection more so than deliver the information. Don't get me wrong, you have...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Give A Little More Then Expected “Giving people a little more then they expect is a good way to get back a lot more then you expect.” Robert Half Founder and President of  Robert HalfInternational   As I see it . . . . . . .Give a little more then expected When you exceed your customers expectati...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Becoming a Market Expert: The 20 Things You Need to Know If you want to be viewed as a market expert, you must completely understand your local market. Most of this information is easily accessible from your MLS. Every agent must be able to analyze for their marketplace: SALES ANALYSISGo into th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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When You’re on a Listing Appointment “When you’re on a listing appointment . . . . The only listing that’s important at that moment is the one you’re your working on to list at that moment.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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There are riches in the niches!Ever heard that?Many agents make the mistake of going after "everybody". But, the successful agents go after the riches in their niches.  A flashlight can light the way, a laser beam can cut steel or perform surgery. The difference is the concentration of the beam o...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Pushing Forward “Just keep pushing forward with a purpose . . . . and stay focused on that purpose.Your hard work will pay off.” Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management ConsultantSuccess Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Pushing forward When you keep pushing forward your she...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you are growing your real estate business by adding more agents what is your next step?  The answer is onboarding and setting expectations and empowering them to create their own success. It has been proven time and time again that an owner who empowers his or her team by giving them authority...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Do you know a good leader when you see one? Choosing leaders for your real estate teams is the first step to creating a high performing team.  The selection of  a leader with the correct  leadership traits depends on understanding your environment.  And the environment such as type of organizatio...

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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Those of you new to the business and also some who may not be living up to expectations, this post from Debbie Reynolds should help you get on track towards success:  New Agents Words of Wisdom for Getting Started in Real Estate   These are some nuggets I shared with new real estate students. I w...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Magic Words of Integrity“Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”W. Clement Stone 1902 – 2002, Businessman, Philanthropist, Self Help Author    As I see it . . . . . . ...

By Pat Hiban, Billion Dollar Agent
(Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars and Founder of Rebus University)
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Real estate technology is constantly changing with the aim of making it easier for agents, consumers, and investors to do business in this industry. In many ways, the Internet has driven these industry-wide changes. Prospective home buyers, for instance, are now able to collect a great deal of in...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT ME? LOVE THE ANSWER FROM CLIENT Many of you know that I just reopened my own real estate brokerage called Real Estate and Beyond, LLC. We focus on the following areas for Phoenix Real Estate:  Management Sales Development  The best thing to do for any new company is to ensu...

By Scott Carson, The Note Guy
(WeCloseNotes.com Inc)
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If you aren't achieving the type of success that you are searching for, I'm willing to bet that several of these 13 items are holding you back from the type of success that you are looking for.Join us on Monday night at 7pm CST where Scott will share with you the 13 items that you need to give up...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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“How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that question. Asking that question with your business is very powerful because it tells your staff and your clients that they matter.That they matter is an understatement. First of ...

By Alex Rubin, Who You Work With Matters
(Douglas Elliman)
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