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 Shaun Nilsson
(CityBlast)
Comments 7
 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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE, (928) 274-7355 ~ Sedona Luxury R.E. Professionals
(RE/MAX Sedona)
Comments 9
Discover Who Can Make Your Home Purchase ASmooth Sailing Experience... YOUR Sedona Solutions Realtor will help you make an informed decision.  First of all - the most important decision you are going to make is getting the right REALTOR®.  But let's assume that you have chosen the right REALTOR® ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
A Gift“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”Marie Curik, Physicist   As I see it. . . . . . . .A gift   You were born with a special gift. That gift is deep within you . . . . waitin...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 9
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 Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 58
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 skills and improving your daily plays. If I were t...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 18
                                                                        Mission  Statement I would like to help everyone  attain the dream of home ownership.  I will educate renters  on the home buying process and provide tips on saving for a down payment . I will look for information about avail...
By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 4
In every profession, there are those who strive to do an exceptional job each and every day, and those who will take the easy route every time, even at the expense of a customer.  Unfortunately, the financial disasters of recent years have caused many people to lose faith in the real estate indus...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
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 Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 92
A friend attended an open house hosted by a competitor and, over coffee, shared his experience. This is what he told me.He said: "As soon as we pulled up, the Realtor came out of the house to greet us.  The first thing she said (before introducing herself) was 'I know that the house is overpriced...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 62
 After reading a featured post titled “The Loneliness of Your Second Post-The Newbie’s Trough of Sorrow,” and I thought I’d share my thoughts on this topic. As the author of that post stated, the welcoming committee is a happy crowd and the love is spread.  The question is “will you still love me...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
How to . . . . Avoid Criticism “To avoid criticism, do nothing,say nothing, be nothing.”Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915, American Writer, Publisher, Artist, Philosopher    As I see it. . . . . . . .How to . . . . avoid criticism  The only real way to avoid criticism is . . . . to do  nothing . . . . t...
By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 10
Open house season is sizzling! How are you setting yourself apart from the competition? We’re here to recommend some best practices to add to your toolbelt. Below are some key tools and systems to make the most of your open houses. What to do at an open house Get the attendees signed in! Introduc...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 1
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 Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 75
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited on a boating outing with some friends.  Rearranging a couple of meetings on my calendar, out I went to meet my friends.  Since there were eight of us, I offered to drive as the SUV pulling the boat held 5, not quite enough seat belts.   Weird fact -...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Thinking and Habits  “As person thinks . . . . they believe . . . . as a person believes they become. . . . What a person becomes is an extension of their thinking . . . . and their thinking become a habit. Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You’re Compensated For What You Do With Excellence“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009, author, speaker     As I see it. . . . . . . .You’re compensated for what you do with excellence  You don’t get paid by the hour on your succ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 15
Do What’s Right . . . . When No One Is Watching“Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”Oprah Winfrey, American Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host,Actress, Producer, Philanthropist    As I see it. . . . . . . .Do what’s right . . . . w...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 42
I attended a valuable mid Year Economic Forecast for Central Texas sponsored by Independence Title with Mark Sprague State Director of Information Capital. The topics were enlightening with food for thought on our economy, the future and as listing agents. Central Texas is doing well because of o...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
The Path of the Optimism“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.Nothing can be done withouthope and confidence.”Helen Keller 1880 - 1968, American Author, Humanitarian,Political Activist and Lecturer   As I see it. . . . . . . .The path of the optimism An optimist develops a positive min...
By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Comments 2
Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Illinois area since 2007.Real Estate inspections with same day report delivery. Mold and air quality testing. FREE 90 day Homeowners Warranty. Included...