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 )
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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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 56
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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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)
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Today Belongs to You“Today belongs to you . . . . Believe it . . . . and act asit’s impossible to fail . . . . Your beliefs will createthe mindset . . . . and your actions will be a  mirror image of your beliefs.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Autho...

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Success is a Matter of Preparation“Luck is what happens when preparationmeets opportunity.”Seneca, Roman Philosopher 1 BC-AD 65       As I see it. . . . . . . .Success is a matter of preparation  There is an old saying “that the harder you work . . . . the luckier you get.”  That saying is true t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 What You’re Going to Do“Don’t just talk about what you’re going to do . . . . Give your success journey a purpose . . . . Just do what you have to do . . . .and make it happen.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .What...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Lou Ludwig writes some great posts, but this one is hands down one of my favorites."And what will you do with this one precious life of yours?"Pop-by and leave him a comment. When Writing the Story of Your Life  “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” Unknown   ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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An open letter to myself to stay focused on the fundamentals... Dear TJ,Sometimes you suffer from "shiny object syndrome". You just get bored and want to try something new. You are a Free Spirit and routines are boring and shiny objects and new tools are momentarily distracting and even inspires ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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More than Brains... Living up to our Potential.I took a nap when I got home today and awoke with a smile to a cute little tune in a commercial.After getting up I pulled my laptop over and sought out the origin of the little tune, the University of Phoenix commercial.I am not sure what attracted m...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Introducing Mel Robbins, Someone you should get to know.I have mixed feelings about the Ted Talks platform.On the one hand there are some great nuggets of wisdom in those hours and hours of talks.Yet there are a whole lot more hours of self-important blathering that must be sifted through to find...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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Every new business needs a certain degree of energy, excitement, and enthusiasm to get started.  Yet anyone that has started a business understands that challenges are inevitable.  No business lasts very long without encountering some degree of difficulties, and each problem that arises requires ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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How to stop screwing yourself over, Mel RobbinsThe first video that I will be sharing in the Mel Robbins Series, is the subject of her TED Talk, How to stop screwing yourself over.In this video she shares a few points that seem to keep tripping a few of us up, and though her language is far from ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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There is no secret here.You have to ACT to ACCOMPLISH!The question you should ask yourself, as Lou Ludwig suggests in this re-post:What do You Want to Accomplish? Motivational Power Quote   What do You Want to Accomplish?  “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, th...

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 ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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I was in between appointments today and hungry, so I stopped at Starbucks for a Panini and a drink. I decided to sit outside on their terrace and enjoy our 70 degree day...ah February in San Diego, 70 and sunny.I was lost in my book when I heard "would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?"Thi...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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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 Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
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 We all have the ability to give back to our community in some way. Writing a check may be the most expedient way to give, but it may not be the most noticeable or impactful.Instead, consider becoming actively involved in your community.Reputation does matter, and you can positively affect yours ...

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 Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
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I am often told that I am lucky to be the owner of a successful professional home staging company. Luck is the magic sauce that makes it all come together, but there are many things I do every day to make sure my company is well regarded and stays ahead of the competition.Following these 12 steps...