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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Daily Routine “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell, American Author, Speaker and Pastor    As I see it . . . . . . .Your daily routine Your daily routine becomes the foundation for ...

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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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 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 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 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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Size of Your Goals“Goals determine what you’re going to be.”Julius Erving, Professional Basketball Player          As I see it. . . . . . . .The size of your goals The size of your goals . . . . and your willingness to work hard to achieve them . . . . determines  . . . . who you become. The ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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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 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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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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 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 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 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 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 Libby Beckwith, Real Estate Agent serving Phoenix & Scottsdale
(Realty Executives)
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Ever lose out on a listing that you thought you had "in the bag"?  What do YOU think drives sellers to select a listing agent? Commission deals? Thoughts?

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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For a long time, I've been a firm believer that roof coverings of asphalt, fibreglass, synthetic membranes and roll material are a enormous waste of prime real estate and resources as they are not solar photo-voltaic, power generating, fabric. Finally Tesla has announced that the first commercial...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                                Sam Shueh                                                                               Campell, CA As a realtor one come across a spectrum of people. While some are shoddy people trying to take advantage of people in...

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...