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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 97
Lessons or should I say ‘Takeaways’ from the Five Time Super Bowl Champion New England PatriotsAs a Beverly Hills Realtor, I always watch other people and how they handle adversity, stress, and when events are not going in their favor I am very interested on how they respond. Watching the Super B...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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An open letter to myself to stay focused on the fundamentals... Dear TJ,Sometimes you suffer from "shiny object syndrome". You just get bored and want to try something new. You are a Free Spirit and routines are boring and shiny objects and new tools are momentarily distracting and even inspires ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What Direction is Your 2017 Success Journey Moving In?“Is your 2017 success journey moving in the right direction?Are you on target to achieve your 2017 goals? When your answer is yes  . . . .  keep doing more of what you’re doing. When the answer is no . . . . It’s time to make the adjustment to...

By Mark Organek, Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
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Sample Bill of Sale Document for the sale of property furniture a car appliances or even comic booksFeel free to use the text in the image or click to use the sample bill of sale document to get the app which you may need to do because the one I use I have selected Arizona.  You can put your stat...

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Self - Image“The self - image that we have of yourself will make all  the difference in the way you live your life . . . . and in what you accomplish in life.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it. . . . . . . .Your self – Image T...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sundays: Great  Wisdom and at the same time great advice! Well I must admit this is going to be a long term objective for me. I am all about hoarding stuff:)). Diane is more of this belief system...so there is a compromise...Wisdom is all around us, we just need to notice it!!!  If you...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                Sam Shueh                                                           Realty One Group                                                              Campbell, CA  I love when I help my clients achieve their dreams, whether it’s buying o...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Are . . . .You are the person in your values.You are the person in what you do. “You are the person in your thoughts.You are the person you believe you are.You are the person that you peruse in your goals.Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Author   As...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain co...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Introducing Mel Robbins, Someone you should get to know.I have mixed feelings about the Ted Talks platform.On the one hand there are some great nuggets of wisdom in those hours and hours of talks.Yet there are a whole lot more hours of self-important blathering that must be sifted through to find...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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The Only Action Rule that Matters, Mel Robbins; The 5 Second Rule!  Ok so we are all busy, rushing here, rushing there, demands from this person and more demands from that one, so busy that many of the things we want to do never get done.How many great ideas did you have a year ago that never hap...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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I was reading Sharon Tara's post today Creating a Positive first impression- Burden of Proof falls on Sellers which was excellent and well worth reading about the first impression on a buyer. Just click the link, take your time, we'll be here when you get back.It reminded me of something about 36...

By Realtor.com® - A division of Move, Inc., Proven Systems
(realtor.com®)
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Being the local expert isn’t just about knowing the stats and trends that will get your agents to the closing table with the best offer. It’s also about promoting yourself as the number one resource that local sellers can rely on to tell it to them straight. The next time you uncover a fascinatin...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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I chuckled as I read the vanity plate on the car ahead of me on the highway. “I AM LATE” it declared. Part of my laughter was because I habitually try to fit more things into 24 hours than a day allows.I’m not sure if Delaware has more vanity plates per capita than elsewhere, but we certainly hav...

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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Today Belongs to You“Today belongs to you . . . . Believe it . . . . and act asit’s impossible to fail . . . . Your beliefs will createthe mindset . . . . and your actions will be a  mirror image of your beliefs.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Autho...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Keep Your Focus on Achieving Your Goals“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.”Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009, American Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker        As I see it. . . . . . . .Keep your focus on achieving your goals Your goals are your vision of for future as you want i...