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 Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 87
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)
Comments 9
Knowledge is Precious “Fact are cheap. Information is plentiful knowledge is precious.”  Michael E. Angier Founder and Chief Inspirational of Success Net.   As I see it . . . . . . .Knowledge is precious Knowledge . . . . is the key to know how to use the information that you have effectively.  Y...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
 Specialize . . . . In a Market Niche“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.” Andrew Carnegie 1835 - 1919, Scottish – AmericanIndustrialist   As I see it . . . . . . . .Specialize . . .  . In a market niche Put all your eggs in one basket . . . . and b...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 9
Becoming a Market Expert: The 20 Things You Need to Know If you want to be viewed as a market expert, you must completely understand your local market. Most of this information is easily accessible from your MLS. Every agent must be able to analyze for their marketplace: SALES ANALYSISGo into th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life is . . . . A Life of Choices“Wealth is in the ability to fully experience life.”Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862, Author, Poet, Abortionist, Naturalist, Critic, Historian    As I see it. . . . . . . . Life is . . . . a life of choices  Your life is what you make it . . . . make it a life to w...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 14
The Magic Words of Integrity“Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”W. Clement Stone 1902 – 2002, Businessman, Philanthropist, Self Help Author    As I see it . . . . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
There are many different ways to succeed in real estate or any business.  Though, most folks will not succeed until they figure out a plan to make this happen: What are you doing here without a plan? We all need a plan to succeed. Your plan will differ from other associates, and rightly so. Your ...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 30
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 Scott Carson, The Note Guy
(WeCloseNotes.com Inc)
Comments 2
If you aren't achieving the type of success that you are searching for, I'm willing to bet that several of these 13 items are holding you back from the type of success that you are looking for.Join us on Monday night at 7pm CST where Scott will share with you the 13 items that you need to give up...

By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
Agentes ResimercialesExisten muchos agentes de bienes raíces que principalmente ejercen en el área residencial pero también hace en menos grado operaciones comerciales. Algunos de ellos les gustaría transicionar completamente al campo comercial, pero es una decisión difícil de tomar ya que no es ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 24
When Writing the Story of Your Life “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” Unknown  As I see it . . . . . . .When writing the story of your life It’ your life . . . . It’s your story . . . . You make the choices on how to live your life . . . .  and the story t...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 1
If you are growing your real estate business by adding more agents what is your next step?  The answer is onboarding and setting expectations and empowering them to create their own success. It has been proven time and time again that an owner who empowers his or her team by giving them authority...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 19
What are you doing here without a plan? We all need a plan to succeed. Your plan will differ from other associates, and rightly so. Your strengths are somewhat like a snowflake where no one else will have the same composition that you do. The commonality of most successful agents is that they've ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 21
 A Real Estate Agent should never go outside of their area of expertise, especially when there are signs of foundation problems. Understanding foundations problems are something every agent should at least be aware of and leave their analysis of the problem to the Structural Engineer. Areas of co...

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 11
Although I admit the Christmas parties our brokerage holds every year are very nice affairs, held in a beautiful environment, which lends itself to better behavior than perhaps other locations, I swore off company parties years ago.  Let me clarify - I specifically swore off parties involving alc...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Weigh the cooperativeness of the seller and willingness to get the property sold. Read between the lines to see if the seller will fulfill his part of the deal. Pricing it right from the beginning, making it show ready, making it easy to show, being openminded to negotiating and keeping pets put ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
The way a person receives news can dramatically affect how he or she feels about it, so you need to choose the medium very carefully. No one likes change. As a broker owner or a leader you many not like change but know that it is necessary.  This thing you must do to create change in your group i...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
You have to have the fortitude to pick yourself up after you’re been knocked down . . . . and to get back on course when the winds of life blow you off course. Reaching . . . . a Distance Shore “To see far is one thing; going there is another.” Constantin Brancusi, Romanian-Born Sculptor         ...