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 Karen Smyth, Delivering The Dream of Home Ownership Everywhere!
(The Ben Kinney Team)
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What's it all about, really? I mean, as a real estate "agent" - what do you do for a living, really?Recently, during an interview with a newer agent who was considering joining our expanding team,  I asked her what did she think we did for a living? She replied, "We SELL Real Estate!" To which I ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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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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The Rules of . . . . Learning Have Changed“The illiterate of 21st century will not be those who can not read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”Alvin Loffler, Author    As I see it. . . . . . . .The rules of learning have changed The achiever of the new millennium will hav...

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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(Preferred St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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There is here with a T.  And a sunset is a sunrise with different hours. While it is virtually impossible to be here, there and everywhere, having a diverse business plan can expand online and local market presence. Some tips to get there from here: Blog consistently Use sphere of influence Targe...

By Marguerite Crespillo
(Marguerite Crespillo)
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What an honor to have the founder of eXp Realty and CEO of eXp World Holdings Inc., Glenn Sanford as a guest on our show! Glenn’s business looks nothing like anything in the real estate industry today. His CLOUD based company is soaring in terms of how effective, efficient, and beneficial it is f...

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 Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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One of my wife's and my core values is to always have reliant relationships instead of dependent relationships. It may sound like semantics to you but it isn't. Often when you have dependent relationships then the other party can either demand your actions be what they want because they believe t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Person Who Never Makes Mistakes “A person who never made a mistake never tired anything new.” Albert Einstein1879 – 1955, German – Born TheoreticalPhysicist, Developed the Pillars of Modern Physics    As I see it . . . . . . .A person who never makes mistakes Mistake are a fact of life . . . . ...

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Ability to Take Responsibility “Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility . . . . In  the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have . . .  Is the Ability to take responsibility. ” Michael Korda English Born Writer and Novelist    As I see it . . . . . ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Yes...What do we really do?  Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief.. What's it all about, really? I mean, as a real estate "agent" - what do you do for a living, really? Recently, during an interview with a newer agent who was considering joining our expanding team,  I asked her what did she think we did ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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If you missed this post, I have re-blogged it as this is something that all of us who deal with the public should ask ourselves.  Some great advice from Grant Schneider : “How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that questi...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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WHAT AM I GOING TO BLOG ABOUT NOW? It is hard to believe that I have been blogging since 2009. Where has the time passed? It was only yesterday when I had the following thoughts not to blog see below:  Nobody is going to ready my blogs I have nothing to blog about I do not have the time Not enoug...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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“How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that question. Asking that question with your business is very powerful because it tells your staff and your clients that they matter.That they matter is an understatement. First of ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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We Shouldn't Take Every Listing or Should We? We want listings, need listings and if we don't have listings we will soon be out of business. Listings are what the real estate business is all about. Without listings, buyers have no homes to buy and we have nothing to sell. Unrealistic sellers can ...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Why I Love My Job in Real Estate by Lauren Selinsky It comes easy for me to talk about what it is that I love about my job. It is working with people, to help and assist them in finding their home. Their home for most is the largest ticketed item they will ever purchase. How could I not love my j...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The question was raised via an Active Rain Challenge earlier this month:  please tell us what and why you love being a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor. Why and what do you love about your job? There are truly so many points I could have addressed and written about, but then I would not want to bore my ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Wise words Debbie Reynolds , all very true and worth sharing with new and old agents alike.Thanksbob 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 ...