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 Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Show Your Buyers and Sellers You Care I just returned from Phoenix for the 2017 CRS Sellabration convention. It was 2 very full days of intense learning from top producing agents from around the country on a wide range of topics focused on systems, marketing, operations and leadership, and perfor...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Knowledge is Precious “Fact are cheap. Information is plentiful knowledge is precious.”  Michael E. Angier Founder and Chief Inspirational of Success Net.   As I see it . . . . . . .Knowledge is precious Knowledge . . . . is the key to know how to use the information that you have effectively.  Y...

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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 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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life is . . . . A Life of Choices“Wealth is in the ability to fully experience life.”Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862, Author, Poet, Abortionist, Naturalist, Critic, Historian    As I see it. . . . . . . . Life is . . . . a life of choices  Your life is what you make it . . . . make it a life to 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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What You Focus on Controls Your Future “You life is controlled by what you focus on.”           Tony Robbins Motivational Speaker, Self-Help Author      As I see it . . . . . . .                             What you focus on controls your future Your goals will create a direction for your feature...

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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There are many different ways to succeed in real estate or any business.  Though, most folks will not succeed until they figure out a plan to make this happen: What are you doing here without a plan? We all need a plan to succeed. Your plan will differ from other associates, and rightly so. Your ...

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 Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 19
What are you doing here without a plan? We all need a plan to succeed. Your plan will differ from other associates, and rightly so. Your strengths are somewhat like a snowflake where no one else will have the same composition that you do. The commonality of most successful agents is that they've ...

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 11
Although I admit the Christmas parties our brokerage holds every year are very nice affairs, held in a beautiful environment, which lends itself to better behavior than perhaps other locations, I swore off company parties years ago.  Let me clarify - I specifically swore off parties involving alc...

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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 91
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)
Comments 43
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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Your Daily Routine “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell, American Author, Speaker and Pastor    As I see it . . . . . . .Your daily routine Your daily routine becomes the foundation for ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 61
A day in the life of a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor! This post was inspired by numerous threads on Active Rain, where we were bragging to our fellow Realtors how much we love our career, because we can make our own time.  How we can do things when we want to, rather than when we must. Most of you wh...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Customer Service = Dental Office = Real Estate Office? Recently I've had a few experiences of both excellent customer service and down right ugly customer service. When customer service is outstanding you can bet I'll be touting about them every chance I can and they will get a lot of business ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Size of Your Goals“Goals determine what you’re going to be.”Julius Erving, Professional Basketball Player          As I see it. . . . . . . .The size of your goals The size of your goals . . . . and your willingness to work hard to achieve them . . . . determines  . . . . who you become. The ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Rules of . . . . Learning Have Changed“The illiterate of 21st century will not be those who can not read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”Alvin Loffler, Author    As I see it. . . . . . . .The rules of learning have changed The achiever of the new millennium will hav...