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 76
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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 12
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
Keep Your Focus on Achieving Your Goals“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.”Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009, American Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker        As I see it. . . . . . . .Keep your focus on achieving your goals Your goals are your vision of for future as you want i...

By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Comments 23
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...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 54
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
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)
Comments 9
You Choose Your Attitude“You cannot choose the things that will happen to us,but we can choose the attitude we will take towardsanything that happens. Success or failure dependson your attitude.” Alfred A. Montapert 1906 -1997, American Author , Philosopher   As I see it. . . . . . . .You choose ...

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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 23
Procrastination . . . . It’s a Bad Habit“Procrastination is the natural assassin of opportunity.”Victor Kiam 1926 – 2001, American Entrepreneur Owner of the New England Patriots 1988 - 1991   As I see it. . . . . . . . .Procrastination . . . . It’s a bad habit Procrastination is a bad habit . . ....

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
A Must Have Dream“A must have dream . . . . becomes an enormous driver in your subconscious thinking.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it. . . . . . . .A must have dream Your nights are for dreaming . . . . and your days are where y...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 16
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 Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 22
  About an hour from now there will be an ActiveRain Meetup in South Bend Indiana but I won't be attending.   So who will be attending?  Larry Johnston , Evelyn Johnston and Gary Banana!  Gary had to take care of some business there and he asks me,  hey do you know any rainers in South Bend?  Wel...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 43
This morning I read an Active Rain post filled with impressive statistics about texting.It told how many hours per week the average adult spends texting and said that texts were far more favorably received than emails. It was a promotion for a text-based lead generation service, so perhaps just a...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
Excellence is . . . . “Excellence is . . . . caring more than others think is wise;Risking more than others think is safe;Dreaming more than others think is practical;Expecting more than others think is possible.” Winston Churchill, British Stateman, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 26
I strongly believe that you must select people with share values for your real estate team or any other team.  Most successful groups select people with shared values and who match the team and company culture. For certain types of positions it is very important to hire the people that have the c...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 64
We Shouldn't Take Every Listing or Should We? We want listings, need listings and if we don't have listings we will soon be out of business. Listings are what the real estate business is all about. Without listings, buyers have no homes to buy and we have nothing to sell. Unrealistic sellers can ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Weigh the cooperativeness of the seller and willingness to get the property sold. Read between the lines to see if the seller will fulfill his part of the deal. Pricing it right from the beginning, making it show ready, making it easy to show, being openminded to negotiating and keeping pets put ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
I love this blog.  So true in so many ways.. Glad to forward this on to others. 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 bo...