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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Focus your thinking on looking for solutions . . . When You’re Faced With a Problem Deal With it “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens 1904 -1996, Archbishop of Malines-Brussels        As I see it. . . . . . . . When you’re face...
By Shaun Nilsson
(CityBlast)
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 If you have a big anniversary date coming up and you want to find a great restaurant to eat at, what’s the first thing most people do? They look at the reviews online. In fact, 70 percent of people check online reviews before making a purchase or hiring a professional. You therefore need to know...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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We live in a digital age where information surrounds us.The Internet has become our expert advice and where we go to find answers.But...In our digital age, human interaction suffers. You may have experienced the sad sight of a family at a restaurant, all eyes glued to their phones or tablets, or ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Don’t Overreact Emotionally . . . . to Criticism “Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself, otherwise, go on about your business.”Dr. Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993, Author, Minster    As I see it. . . . . . . .Don’t...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be a Leader . . . . in Your Field“You have to make a choice to lead . . . . to follow . . . . or be left behind. Be innovative  . . . .  and be a leader in your chosen field of endeavor.Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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A Little Humble Goes A Long WayMultiple offers are happening regularly in some areas of Northern Virginia right now and while it’s wonderful for sellers it can take a toll on buyers and their agents. How the listing agent handles a multiple offer situation makes a world of difference. I have been...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Optimism is Confident in Their Beliefs “Your mindset at the beginning of taking on any new endeavor  will greatly influences the outcome from your efforts.”Lou Ludwig. Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author As I see itThe optimism is confident in their beli...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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Intercambio 1031 Un intercambio 1031, también conocido como impuesto diferido exchange es una simple estrategia y método para vender una propiedad y adquirir otra la cual califique, dentro de un marco de tiempo específico. La logística y el proceso de venta de una propiedad y, a continuación, com...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Real estate photos are obviously a key part of the marketing and listing of a particular property. Whether the agent takes the photos, hires a professional or the seller provides them, those photos are really the first handbook that buyers get of the property. These photos are located on the MLS ...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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Exchange 1031 An Exchange 1031, also known as deferred tax exchange is a simple strategy and method for selling a property and purchase another which qualify, within a specific time frame. The logistics and the process of selling a property, and then buy another property are virtually identical t...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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One of our biggest breakthroughs in 2016 was identifying the need for a complete paradigm shift in the field of luxury real estate marketing. At mid-year we are now in the process of creating and test marketing a very exciting new service and business model, based on this fresh perspective. The p...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Choose . . . . Who You Associate With Care “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions, small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.”Mark Twain 1835 - 1910, American Writer and Humorist      As I see it. . . . . . . .Choose . . . . ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Point of Choice “Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us downor polishes us up depends on us.”L. Thomas Holdcraft, Author     As I see it. . . . . . . .A point of choice When you encounter a fork in the road you have reached . . . . a point of choice . . . .  You can take the fork to the...
By Gil Rodriguez, With Us It is All About You!
(SharpStone Realty)
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Real Estate Recipe for success In order to achieve greatness and be successful, we must be happy and content with ourselves; we must start every day from zero and keep a positive attitude. We just have to make a to do list and meet our goals daily, keeping in mind our long term goals. View more a...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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It's never too late to turn your business around.  Every day of the week is Game Day.  Was today a "game day" for you? There really is not an "off season" in the real estate business.   We play this game year 'round. When you work on commission only, you had better be sharpening those real estate...
By Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
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Are Real Estate Designations and Certifications Important? An interesting post was featured on the Active Rain blogs today.  The Actual Value of Your Real Estate EducationI disagree with some of the comments on the post from other agents, as do many consumers.Real estate agents regularly try to t...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Regardless of what business you have you might coming up against barriers.  And these barriers may be preventing you from achieving all of the success you thing you should be having.  As I listen to many owners of businesses from restaurants to manufacturing to non-profits they are looking to rem...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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DO FIRST IMPRESSIONS STILL MEAN SOMETHING IN TODAY? Do first impressions still mean something in today's modern society? Are you meeting your clients for the first time in jeans and shirt or shirt and tie? Does it really matter? Are people dressing more casual than before? Is it different for a m...
By Gil Rodriguez, With Us It is All About You!
(SharpStone Realty)
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About Sharpstone RealtySharpstone Realty, Inc. is a family owned company; the founder is a top producer and he built his family company for real estate professionals that are serious about their career and are willing to commit to success, to work together and serve our community; to enhance prod...