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 Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
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                                                                                                                    Flickr/American Advisors GroupHello all,Team Jadofsky will be hosting a first time home buyers class on August 4th from 6 - 7:30 pm. It will be located at 309 Richard Jackson Blvd, ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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You Got My Attention.  You Won't Get My Business   "Hi Jon!", the email began. Ok, it's pretty easy to forget an 'h'.  A typo, perhaps. "I'm not sure you're still in the mortgage industry", she continued. "OH COME ON, IT'S ALL RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, ARE YOU THAT LAZY!?!?", I thought.       This w...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Sometimes I just read the headline and just move on to something else to keep my blood pressure down. It's sort of like watching the news during an election cycle (which by the way doesn't it feel like we ALWAYS in an election cycle now). But back to my point, this morning on Inman I read an arti...
By Teri Barton, Compass Real Estate Team, CEO
(Keller Williams International Realty)
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One thing that I cherish most about Pasadena is its green space. Pasadena has long been loved for its tree lined streets, its gardens and its beautiful natural setting. However, I feel, the once green Pasadena has become crowded with luxury condos and new apartment buildings.  To the developers g...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Thinking Becomes the Basis For the Outcome“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude towards it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are...
By Richie Alan Naggar Real Estate Broker, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
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I asked a question in the Q & A section in regards to Errors and Omissions insurance ( E & O) and it got a fair response from my peers. You know when we all get together and discuss anything, it has to reveal itself case in point. What I gather from all the comments is a couple of interesting thi...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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No doubt you’ve heard by now about Cecil the famous lion who was killed by the American dentist in Africa.   And you probably have pretty strong feelings about the situation. Most people do.  It’s blowing up worldwide.  The office of the dentist are being boycotted and there’s even been an online...
By Ed Macias, Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily
(Real Estate Teammates)
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I asked a question in the Q & A section in regards to Errors and Omissions insurance ( E & O) and it got a fair response from my peers. You know when we all get together and discuss anything, it has to reveal itself case in point. What I gather from all the comments is a couple of interesting th...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Take Control of Your Fears . . . .“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.”Robert Schuller 1926 - 2015, American Televangelist, Pastor,Motivational Speaker, Author  As I see it. . . . . . . .Take control of your fears  . . . .  When you tak...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Good Example of Luck is . . . .“I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.”Samuel Goldwyn 1882 - 1974, movie executive, producer       As I see it . . . . . . .A good example of...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Attitude of Self-Examination“In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice, is not forgivable.” Dr. Dale E. Turner, Author, Minist...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Nurture Your Ideas“One of the most amazing things about business (and life) is the power of one idea. And one of your great challenges as leader is to understand how to find and nurture them.” Mac Anderson, Founder of Simple Truth and Successiories           As I see it . . . . . . .Nurture your ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Stay relevant, keep current for clients sake! No matter what industry you reside, it is pertinent to stay on top of trends and shifts in the marketplace. Work to stay informed on the latest technologies, business developments and up-to-date career objectives.  Enroll in classes Embrace new techno...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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New or Even Veteran Real Estate Agents Need To Avoid These Pitfalls   There are a lot of agents entering or existing in this business for many reasons. It could be economic, destiny or the certain spotlight of this career path. However, once the smoke clears so will a large group disappear never ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Courtesy, Common Practice and Contractual . . . Know the Difference?In the many years in which I have been practicing Exclusive Buyer Agency in the Portland Metro real estate market, there are misconceptions which abound. What might be "common practice" in the Portland Metro real estate market is...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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John Meussner, mortgage specialist, makes a wonderful point in this blog post he wrote. Take the time to learn about people and you just might reap the benefits of networking. You Got My Attention.  You Won't Get My Business       "Hi Jon!", the email began.   Ok, it's pretty easy to forget an 'h...
By Jessica Schweppe, Real Estate Marketing Expert + Blogger
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There are a lot of factors that dictate whether or not you're cut out to be successful in real estate. Many articles focus on tangible things - like how connected you are in your community: your sphere of influence. Very few take a deep dive into what psychological factors will assist or deter yo...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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High performing teams enjoy the benefits of positive communication.  Have you noticed that organization with internal problems can trace the cause to poor communication? Working together requires mutual respect.  Many of conflicts within a  team have their root cause in improper communication.Som...
By Chuck Willman, Utah County, Salt Lake County, Real Estate Agent
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In most states the title company is the same for the buyer and seller.There may be a small back and forth between the buyer and seller with regard to which party picks the title company but, in the end, there is one representative preparing the closing documents.In Utah the seller and the buyer c...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Good morning and Happy Thursday, Friends!Today's Thought for Thursday comes from a lesson hard learned. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.When we first started out in real estate, we spent a lot of our time in the office, watching training videos and talking about what to do with our ment...