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 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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 59
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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People Who Want to Get it Done“People Who want to appear clever want to relay on memory. People who to get things done make a list .”Peter McWilliams  1951 – 2000, American Self-Help Author     As I see it. . . . . . . .People who want to get it done. Getting things done . . . . doesn’t just happ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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©Patricia Feager, 2/22/17 As a follow-up to Results are a Vision - Happiness is Contagious! today's post is about Courage - A Projection of People's Dreams. Twenty years ago I was filled with hope, courage, determination, excitement, and encouragement when my employer, Abbott Laboratories offered...

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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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A Key Ingredient in Selling Hunting or Recreation Land I have spent a lot of time over the years looking at land for Sellers, Buyers, Agents and Myself and I think that I have learned a few things about what makes a great recreation parcel. And my third rule of selling great hunting parcels was ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What You Do With the Opportunity“Jumping at several small opportunitiesmay get us there more quicklythan waiting for one big oneto come along.”Hugh Allen, Author   As I see it . . . . . . .What you do with the opportunity  It not size of the opportunity that’s as important . . . . it’s what you d...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Future is What You Choose to Make It “It’ is too easy to give up on ourselves when we let who we are today prevent us from being what we be tomorrow.” Michael Josephson, Former Law Professor and Attorney   As I see it . . . . . . .Your future is what you choose to make it What do you want yo...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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 Discount and transactional brokers/agents will never be there for you 1 year after your sale. But I Will! 100% By Referral and relational and...  I sold a condo to some NorCal folks for their UCSD student daughter to use as a dorm and for their family to enjoy as a summer home Summer 2016. This ...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT ME? LOVE THE ANSWER FROM CLIENT Many of you know that I just reopened my own real estate brokerage called Real Estate and Beyond, LLC. We focus on the following areas for Phoenix Real Estate:  Management Sales Development  The best thing to do for any new company is to ensu...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Listing presentations with new leads can be daunting, if you're not prepared that is. This initial meet and greet is the most important factor in whether new leads will choose you as an agent. Sure, not every lead is going to like you and rejection is certain. However, there are certain instances...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Great Minds Think With a Purpose “Great minds think with a purpose others have wishes.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . .Great minds think with a purpose The way you think is a coming the attraction on the level of suc...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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There's a song stuck in my head - Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster." It's not even music I typically listen to (here's a link to the song if you're unfamiliar) but it's catchy and I think it has a message for us all. In part, the lyrics read: "I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed, Ge...

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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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 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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Dare I say it's not optional to have an email signature, it's mandatory if you are in business, to have an email signature that offers your basic contact info and primary social media. If you are a Realtor, you don't want to be a secret agent. If you are in any business and want to make it easy t...

By Pat Hiban, Billion Dollar Agent
(Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars and Founder of Rebus University)
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 Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of US real estate could be a niche that you tap into in your local real estate market? Our recent guest, Reed Goossens, did just that after immigrating to the United States from Australia by focusing on closing deals for international buyers. One of the ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Great Works are Created By Perseverance “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson 1709 -1784, English Writer, Poet, Essayist,Moralist, Literary Critic, Biographer, Editor   As I see it . . . . . . .Great works are created by perseverance You can see it in ve...