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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Three ways to ensure success with less stress. We have become a fast-paced society, where changes can occur last minute with clear performance expectations set by consumers. Everyone needs to be committed to working together as a team to ensure things are moving along smoothly to accomplish the c...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Challenges Reveal Your True Character“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”Horace  65 BC – 8 BC, Roman Lyric, Poet As I see it . . . . . . .Challenges reveal your true character   In your most challenging times your true character comes to the surface . . . . and it will show how dee...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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I have a vacant staged listing that is pending. Every-time I have a meeting for various reasons at the house in escrow, I have to get there ahead of time and turn on the air conditioner to cool-off the place. It works extremely well when activated. I open doors, window shades etc. and conduct my ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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    Wisconsin is a marital or what is sometimes called a community property state. Nationally, there are only nine states with this status including :: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Washington and Alaska is an "opt-in community property state"  where both pa...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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When you do more than you're paid for. Eventually; You'll be paid for more than you do...Zig ZiglarDo you go the extra mile?Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is d...
By Rich Levin
(Real Estate Grad School)
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Have you ever heard of the term “decision fatigue“?  Basically, the idea is that the more decisions you make throughout the day, the less effective our decision making becomes.Having a generic routine for the Working Weekdays will save your mental energy for more important decisions that are boun...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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My Fountain Is Sitting On A Shelf, Dry and Ignored, What Does That Mean? This is a great Feng Shui question. Remember, the function of a water fountain is to activate the energy within that given area of your home and life section. If you place a fountain that is not working, the possible out com...
By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
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   Someday, I'd like to hold an employer-required class for real estate service company employees to reveal to them a number of things that they've either never been taught or never bothered to consider. One of those things I would like to drive home, and then drive home again, is that the real e...
By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
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I often wonder how much of the negotiating jazz that another agent is giving me has even been discussed with their client. Where do they learn that behavior?  Is it from those TV reality shows where the agents are dancing with zillion dollar apartment listings in Manhattan? Well if it is, that st...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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One of the attributes needed to successfully handle the stresses of our business is the ability to be flexible, to go with the flow of the day.I went to bed last night, with my day neatly laid out and planned. By 6:30 this morning the day had changed: I had received a requested disclosure packet ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Positive Attitude and Determination “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”Anthony Robbins, Performance Expert, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker As I see it. . . . . . . .A positive attitude and determination  The pathway to success is paved . . . . with your positive...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Stepping Stones to Earning More Referral“The keys to success is to get out into the store and listento what the associates have to say. It’s terribly important for everyone to get involved.Our best ideas come from clerks and stock boys.”Sam Walton, Wal-Marts Founder   As I see it . . . . . . .Ste...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Greatest Source of Wealth“Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.”Brian Tracy, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker As I see it. . . . . . . .Your greatest source of wealth  Your wealth . . . . is created in your thinking. Your thinking can open your mind to a worl...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Common Denominator of Success“The common denominator of success – the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful – lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”Albert E. N. Gray, Author    As I see it . . . . . . .A common denominato...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Have Faith in Things Unseen“The Power of the dream, the faith in things unseen.Have the courage to embrace your fears. No matter where you are, to reach for your own star . . . .To realize the power of this dream”Linda Thompson, Actress. Songwriter     As I see it . . . . . . .Have faith in thing...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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STAY ON TOP OF MIND WITH YOUR CLIENTSStaying on top of mind with our clients is one we can’t afford to ignore. Though we all have different methods that work for us, the objective is the same.Contact management is a billion dollar industry but no matter how much money you spend on tracking method...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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There are forms for everything now a days and I must say that some of them are pretty good and necessary while others just waste time and drag out the process. But anyway you look at it, today's Real Estate transaction eats up quite a bit of paperwork, time and money. The effort is well spent if ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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This week my team helped distribute over 2500 American flags in the front yards of Clintonville. We started in June by ordering American made flags and taping a business card on them. My assistants Judy Jackson and Julia Weaver walked up and down the Beechwold, Clintonville and Glen Echo neighbor...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Have some sympathy for. . . .  I'd like to say for me, but that's too simple at this point.  Fact is, I've not moved many times in my adult life.  As a child, my family moved far too many times, never owning but moving around as is not uncommon with renters.  For home owners, however, moving is n...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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When selecting an employee or a sales team member attitudes and behaviors are far more important than experience. I am not saying that there are not minimum standards or licensing that must be met but that only says someone has the skill and the authorization to perform the job.  And what does 10...