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!

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By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
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                                                                                                                    Flickr/American Advisors GroupHello all,Team Jadofsky will be hosting a first time home buyers class on August 4th from 6 - 7:30 pm. It will be located at 309 Richard Jackson Blvd, ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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You Got My Attention.  You Won't Get My Business   "Hi Jon!", the email began. Ok, it's pretty easy to forget an 'h'.  A typo, perhaps. "I'm not sure you're still in the mortgage industry", she continued. "OH COME ON, IT'S ALL RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, ARE YOU THAT LAZY!?!?", I thought.       This w...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Sometimes I just read the headline and just move on to something else to keep my blood pressure down. It's sort of like watching the news during an election cycle (which by the way doesn't it feel like we ALWAYS in an election cycle now). But back to my point, this morning on Inman I read an arti...
By Teri Barton, Compass Real Estate Team, CEO
(Keller Williams International Realty)
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One thing that I cherish most about Pasadena is its green space. Pasadena has long been loved for its tree lined streets, its gardens and its beautiful natural setting. However, I feel, the once green Pasadena has become crowded with luxury condos and new apartment buildings.  To the developers g...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Thinking Becomes the Basis For the Outcome“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude towards it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are...
By Richie Alan Naggar Real Estate Broker, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
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I asked a question in the Q & A section in regards to Errors and Omissions insurance ( E & O) and it got a fair response from my peers. You know when we all get together and discuss anything, it has to reveal itself case in point. What I gather from all the comments is a couple of interesting thi...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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We all like to receive referrals.   Referrals from past clients, business contacts as well as other agents.  That is one of the strengths of belonging to professional networking sites and groups.Over the weekend I referred a seller lead to a real estate agent who is a member of ActiveRain (althou...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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No doubt you’ve heard by now about Cecil the famous lion who was killed by the American dentist in Africa.   And you probably have pretty strong feelings about the situation. Most people do.  It’s blowing up worldwide.  The office of the dentist are being boycotted and there’s even been an online...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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A couple of years ago we had a buyer who absolutely fell in love with a house. They were so excited about it!  So we wrote an offer, and after some negotiations the offer was accepted!Great, right?  You might remember Hurricane Sandy. Certainly, those of us in New Jersey remember it well. Nearly ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Take Control of Your Fears . . . .“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.”Robert Schuller 1926 - 2015, American Televangelist, Pastor,Motivational Speaker, Author  As I see it. . . . . . . .Take control of your fears  . . . .  When you tak...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Good Example of Luck is . . . .“I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.”Samuel Goldwyn 1882 - 1974, movie executive, producer       As I see it . . . . . . .A good example of...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Nurture Your Ideas“One of the most amazing things about business (and life) is the power of one idea. And one of your great challenges as leader is to understand how to find and nurture them.” Mac Anderson, Founder of Simple Truth and Successiories           As I see it . . . . . . .Nurture your ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Attitude of Self-Examination“In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice, is not forgivable.” Dr. Dale E. Turner, Author, Minist...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Success Can Take You to a Fork In the Road“Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna or it can smooth the edges,take away the insecurities and let the nice things come out.”Barbara Walters, Author, Journalist, Television Personality       As I see it . . . . . . .Succ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Will Must be Strong“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something  they have deep inside them - - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Champion         As I see...
By Ed Macias, Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily
(Real Estate Teammates)
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I asked a question in the Q & A section in regards to Errors and Omissions insurance ( E & O) and it got a fair response from my peers. You know when we all get together and discuss anything, it has to reveal itself case in point. What I gather from all the comments is a couple of interesting th...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Take Charge of Your Circumstances“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”Earl Nightingale 1921 - 1989, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker      As I see it . . . . . . .Take charge of your circumstances You will seem to be living your life in co...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Stay relevant, keep current for clients sake! No matter what industry you reside, it is pertinent to stay on top of trends and shifts in the marketplace. Work to stay informed on the latest technologies, business developments and up-to-date career objectives.  Enroll in classes Embrace new techno...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 The School of Hard Knocks“Most people once they graduate from the school of hard knocks, automatically enroll in the university of adversity.”Peter McWilliams, 1949 – 2000, Writer As I see it . . . . . . .The school of hard knocks In most schools when you graduate you’ll receive a diploma. When ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Courtesy, Common Practice and Contractual . . . Know the Difference?In the many years in which I have been practicing Exclusive Buyer Agency in the Portland Metro real estate market, there are misconceptions which abound. What might be "common practice" in the Portland Metro real estate market is...