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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 90
Oh, When Will We Learn - It's All About Me THEM?  Before building a new website back in the day, I checked out, probably hundreds of real estate websites, and also took an informal poll from several of my then, current clients, former clients and friends pertaining to functionality and content of...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 9
  Sorely missed, but always with us....Lou Ludwig's posts live on.  Here is one of my favorites of his.  If you have not discovered Lou's blog, there are years' worth of wisdom to read there. It’s Possible When You Believe It’s Possible “If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or re...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 8
As Lou Saw It..... when our game plan doesn't work any longer, it's time to adjust.... often it's an effort to do that but it's necessary.... better to do something differently than nothing at all.... When It’s Time to Adjust . . . . Do It “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. In...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
Starting the Day Delivering Bad News is Not Fun! I had a really busy day yesterday in real estate, along with work being done by our plumber, and a number of projects being tackled by our handyman Alan Kier (who leads a double life as the Bubble Man – check out the CBS/KFMB Channel 8 lifestyle se...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 29
"If you're going to do something, then do it right or don't do it at all."Yesterday I published a post titled "Don't Bother To Create A Website...".  Today's post is about blogs.A blog is an extraordinary and effective way to establish yourself as an authority (even THE authority) in your marketp...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 1
More simple math. More eye candy.Another reason why you should be reaching out to your past clients!    Staying connected to your homeowners (via Seller's Corner) pays off in 2018.How?Case in point: 1330 Brommer Way, Santa Cruz 95062- Listing Price (2015): $585,000 (via Redfin)- Listing Price (20...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
Comments 2
Recently, the movie Wonder came out. In short, it's a story about a disfigured boy named August, Auggie, who rises above bullying at school and teaches some valuable lessons to everyone around him about forgiveness, kindness, and what really matters as a human. In a review on NPR, there was a sn...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 39
   What to do when you have multiple offers on a property when you are a listing agent  . Let's face it we work for the seller and our  fiduciary duty is to the seller . Our job is to get the best possible price and terms for our seller .In some circumstances the highest  price is not always the ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
If you are trying to buy real estate in a hot seller's market, you might very well find yourself in a multiple offer position.  Here are some great tips from Debbie Reynolds on how to handle this situation:  How to Poise Your Offer in a Multiple Offer Situation to Win  So many markets across the ...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Results)
Comments 9
Between 1996 when I first started selling real estate, and today, the world has changed a lot. Technology has made us more capable, faster and smarter. My job description is the same, it's how we practice the craft that it is different. What doesn’t change is that real estate is a people business...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
   Does the training you get  in real estate matter ?  Does experience count ?  We think so  !   After a home inspection by a licensed Wisconsin Home Inspector often a Buyer will elect to present the Seller with an amendment which has a list of thngs that they would "LIKE" repaired, replaced.   W...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
I think that Debe Maxwell, CRS really nailed this post.  And, it should serve as a lesson for those agents that feel they need to brag about their accomplishments as opposed to their value and the service they will provide:  Oh, When Will We Learn - It's All About Me THEM?    Before building a ne...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 42
  THE ELEVATOR STATEMENT Luxury Real Estate or any other section of real estate is a high stakes game. Commissions are substantial!  If you want to be the market leader, the personal or company brand that your target market thinks of first and refers most often, you must be able to clearly and q...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 0
Supply and demand keep the world moving forward, smart people learn to buy low and sell high.  The market is sure to correct soon, will You be caught with an over priced home or will you profit from the predictable cycles of real estate?Call me and get your home listed TODAY! More simple math. Mo...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Experts in Listing and Selling Waterfront & Luxury
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
 How to use Pinterest to Grow Your Real Estate Business Are you using Pinterest in your Real Estate Business?  If not, you should consider using it.  Pinterest is a great way to connect with people from all over the globe and it's free!  I personally love using FREE tools to grow my real estate b...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 43
"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”  Alan Watts We have had the opportunity to meet several Olympic gold medal winners in ice skating thanks to our friendship with their management team.  What stood out in talking to them is that they know wit...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Experts in Listing and Selling Waterfront & Luxury
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
When it comes to customer service, it's very simple....Good Old Fashioned High Touch or A High Tech ExperienceGive them what they want - A First Class Experience Good Old Fashion High Touch or A High Tech Experience? In this fast paced technology driven world, many customers still crave the good ...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 42
Recently, the movie Wonder came out. In short, it's a story about a disfigured boy named August, Auggie, who rises above bullying at school and teaches some valuable lessons to everyone around him about forgiveness, kindness, and what really matters as a human.In a review on NPR, there was a snip...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 12
When It’s Time to Adjust . . . . Do It“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.Perhaps the action or you take will be successful;perhaps difference action or adjustments will have to follow.But any action is better than no actio...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
It’s Possible When You Believe It’s Possible “If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that left is a compromise.” Robert Fritz, Author and Management Consultant       As I see it. . . . . . . . It’s possible w...