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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be the Master of Your Time“Once you master time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.”Anthony Robbins: Motivational Speaker and author    As I see it . . . . . . .Be the master of...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What You Sow in Life You Harvest“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”Florence Shinn, 1871-1940 Writer    As I see it . . . . . . .What you sow in life you harvest  What you plant in the spring of your life ...
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 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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Perfect Practice Makes You Better“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that count; it’s what you put into the practice.”Eric Lindros, Professional Hockey Player As I see it. . . . . . . .Perfect practice makes you better Perfect practice doesn’t make you perfect . . . . P...
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Motivation Becomes a Driving Force“Your motivation becomes a driving force on your success journey to achieve your goals. The stronger your motivation is. The stronger your determination becomes to achieve your desired outcome .”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, ...
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Intention of Purpose Plus Action“You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you’ll get to tomorrow. Intention with action is useless.”Caroline Myss, American Author  As I see it . . . . . . .Intention of purpose plus action ...
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 Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman-not the attitude of the prospect...W. Clement StoneThank 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 deemed reliable how...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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   Encumbrance: Anything that affects or limits the fee simple title to a property, such as mortgages, leases, easements, or restrictions.    A burden, obstruction, or impediment on property that lessens its value or makes it less marketable. An encumbrance (also spelled incumbrance) is any right...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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What can I buy in Evanston, IL for $500,000?Let's talk about single-family homes for this post.  A half-million dollars doesn't buy what it used to in Evanston.  That used to be a lot of money and would purchase a fairly luxurious home.  (gee, when did I start channeling my father?)... today, it ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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How To Select And Place A Water Fountain with Feng Shui In Mind Adding a water fountain, according to the Feng Shui principles, is a powerful energy and mood boosting enhancer for both work or home environments. The water element offers a soothing healing energy though sound and is associated to ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You need to be easy to talk to and well organized to ease the way for clients to work with you.  As a luxury real estate marketing professional, if you make it easy for your clients to work with you and you make it easy for them to refer you, you will see a dramatic increase in business. Ease is ...
By Roy Barker
(Dockside Realty, Inc.)
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As of today Florida has enacted new drone laws.  However, they don't seem to mean too much!  It is now illegal to video (or photograph) any person, or property, without permission while using a drone.  The catch is, there are no criminal penalties attached to the law.  The law only gives the 'vic...
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 Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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  Jennifer Monroe, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this com...
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 That Means? 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 come co...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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How to Blog about Neighborhoods and Subdivisions In this class we take you through the format of a blog post about subdivisions. These posts are some of the most highly trafficked blogs on the ActiveRain network. If done correctly, they can be a long term source of traffic to your blog, your webs...