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 Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 45
 Going Off the Grid is fantastic!  I honestly hadn't intended on doing so this past weekend  but on Friday night our power went out for a few hours so that kind of forced me to just STOP!  We took out lots of candles (which we haven't done in quite a while) and listened to music off an ipod and o...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 51
Santa Monica Bay-View From AboveSocial media is fine. But, as many of us have learned since its inception it is limited in terms of return on time invested. What does works without fail is meeting people face to face in your community. All you have to do is follow your interests and passions outs...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
Put It In Prospective“Put things in prospective as they are . . . . Look at thepotential for what they can be . . . . and look atthings for what you can make of them.Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . . Put it in prosp...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui is estimated to be around 5,000 years old. It’s a lifestyle practice that provides environmental healing for the body, mind and spirit by harmonizing your home and office. The Ba-gua map is one of many tools utilized to help identify strengths and weaknesses within those given spaces. I...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 9
Dedicate Yourself to Excellence“Dedicate yourself to excellence in your life . . . . careerand commitment will create the pathway to your long-term success.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Dedicate yourself to exc...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Will Make It With Hard Work“You will make it . . . . When you believe in  yourself . . . . and you believe that youwill make it . . . . When you support your beliefs with hard work you create the pathway to make it.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer an...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 4
Focus on the Present to Make Today a Productive Day“You have the present . . . . you have the here and nowStay on the task at hand . . . . and make today a productive day.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Focus on t...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
The Feng Shui Bagua map (also called ba-gua or pakua) is one of the main tools utilized in Feng Shui to analyze the energy of any given space. For this particular post, I am focusing on the BTB [Black Hat] bagua map of Feng Shui.  Translated from Chinese, bagua literally means "8 areas.” You coul...

By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX
(ULTIMA REAL ESTATE)
Comments 50
If you are looking to buy a house, then DON'T DO THIS!!! Make a Car Purchase Or Lease  (Small Print - It looks good and inticing, but don't do it!!!) This message is for ALL of the BUYERS out there.  It doesn't matter if you are a Doctor making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, or if you a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 25
AMPLIFYING YOUR EXTRAORDINARY PROMISE OF VALUE One of the biggest marketing challenges that luxury real estate professionals face is identifying, articulating and distilling their Extraordinary Promise of Value. This is the message that sharply differentiates you from your competition.    In our ...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Lender - 561-316-6800
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 1
Your Dream Doesn’t Have An Expiration Date Read from source..>>Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at:(561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.comThe Christian Penner Mortgage TeamBuyer Referral Hotline : (...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 42
by Patricia Feager, 6/17/2017 F&Q - Part 5 of 5 What is the most important aspect of a Real Estate Transaction? Communication is the most important aspect of purchasing a home. Our brains are lateralized and depending on whether a person is left brain or right brain, humans process information in...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 12
Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. There is a distinctive commitment to a Code of Ethics that REALTORS® say they will follow. The two terms "REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent seem interchangeable, but are they?   After all they both speak to a person selling real estate, right? They both iden...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
It isn’t so easy for a Fort Myers homeowner to stay energized throughout a long workday. At least there are some techniques that can help your body safely stay awake. For example, you can always rely on a little caffeine. Just drink your java in proportion. Perhaps enjoy your coffee in the mornin...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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FAQ #2 HOW DOES THE EVICTION PROCESS WORK IN PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?I speak with many out of state real estate investors who want to invest in Phoenix real estate. One of their biggest concerns is how to remove a tenant if they do not pay the rent. Well, Arizona is a Phoenix real estate inve...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
The ultimate source of your credibility will be your ability to deliver, to solve problems, to take on the hassles that the customer would rather not think about nor bother with.   What do you think the future of real estate sales is now that we have everything on the Internet?  Really, I think t...

By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 37
ActiveRain Gives You the Blueprint for Successful Blogs No two bloggers are going to have the exact same style. In this regard, bloggers are like snow flakes (lame! Be over already winter!) custom hot rods! Each one with their own unique style and approach. But there are cetain kinds of posts th...

By Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable
(ReminderMedia)
Comments 1
REALTORS® have works days (and nights) that don’t resemble any other profession. They are constantly moving around and they’re often alone. They might find themselves in neighborhoods they are not familiar with. Most of the time, the worst hiccup is an incorrect lockbox code. But the worst-case s...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 5
For the last several years, I've written a post showing where you can find the 4th of July fireworks for Westchester County.  Historically, it has done very well, and garnered a lot of traffic in a short period of time. My 2015 article got over 9,500 clicks (most between 7/2 and 7/4), my 2013 art...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 20
Looking to the Form school of Feng Shui, the observation in regard to how fast or slow a body of water was moving, in what direction and even how it eroded the land; all played a factor in locating a good place for homes to be built upon.  In modern day times, you could say the same concept still...