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 Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 87
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)
Comments 9
Knowledge is Precious “Fact are cheap. Information is plentiful knowledge is precious.”  Michael E. Angier Founder and Chief Inspirational of Success Net.   As I see it . . . . . . .Knowledge is precious Knowledge . . . . is the key to know how to use the information that you have effectively.  Y...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
 Specialize . . . . In a Market Niche“The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.” Andrew Carnegie 1835 - 1919, Scottish – AmericanIndustrialist   As I see it . . . . . . . .Specialize . . .  . In a market niche Put all your eggs in one basket . . . . and b...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 9
Becoming a Market Expert: The 20 Things You Need to Know If you want to be viewed as a market expert, you must completely understand your local market. Most of this information is easily accessible from your MLS. Every agent must be able to analyze for their marketplace: SALES ANALYSISGo into th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 3
When You’re on a Listing Appointment “When you’re on a listing appointment . . . . The only listing that’s important at that moment is the one you’re your working on to list at that moment.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 14
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 JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
Agentes ResimercialesExisten muchos agentes de bienes raíces que principalmente ejercen en el área residencial pero también hace en menos grado operaciones comerciales. Algunos de ellos les gustaría transicionar completamente al campo comercial, pero es una decisión difícil de tomar ya que no es ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
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)
Comments 11
What You Focus on Controls Your Future “You life is controlled by what you focus on.”           Tony Robbins Motivational Speaker, Self-Help Author      As I see it . . . . . . .                             What you focus on controls your future Your goals will create a direction for your feature...

By Scott Carson, The Note Guy
(WeCloseNotes.com Inc)
Comments 3
If you aren't achieving the type of success that you are searching for, I'm willing to bet that several of these 13 items are holding you back from the type of success that you are looking for.Join us on Monday night at 7pm CST where Scott will share with you the 13 items that you need to give up...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 30
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 Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 0
Mr. and Mrs. Seller, Your property went active in the MLS on (date), was on the market for (period of time) , and expired on (date). Your property was professionally staged - and is still in pristine condition!  A professional photgrapher took photos of your property and created a Virtual Tour wh...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 22
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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 5
If you are growing your real estate business by adding more agents what is your next step?  The answer is onboarding and setting expectations and empowering them to create their own success. It has been proven time and time again that an owner who empowers his or her team by giving them authority...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 0
As almost any middle-aged Coral Springs homeowner knows, sleep is vital. However, getting quality rest at night is often easier said than done. Fortunately, there are a few little tips that exist to help you get a good 8 hours of quality shut-eye on a regular basis. For instance, try your best to...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
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)
Comments 24
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 Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
Comments 2
As a broker it's important to keep your firm's expenses low. It’s easy to let agents get carried away with office goodies, but business is business. Keep an eye out for unnecessary expenses before you start noticing a hole in your company’s pocket. Here are 12 items you can cut from your brokerag...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 19
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 strengths are somewhat like a snowflake where no one else will have the same composition that you do. The commonality of most successful agents is that they've ...