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!

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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Are you a János Háry Realtor in real life or just on the internet?You must be thinking what on earth is Endre Barath, a Beverly Hills Realtor talking about with a headline like that? Please bear with me as I give you a little Hungarian folklore and music history.There exists a folklore about a Hu...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A High Impact Business Model“To create a new business that makes money, and more significantly, employs others, and gives a product to a customer that improves their life, is our greatest challenge, our greatest opportunity,and the greatest gift far greater thenany charity that we can give our fo...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Do You Say I Love You to Your Clients or Is It Just Me?  by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweMost of you know I believe in sharing the Aloha Spirit with my clients. The other night I said, "I love you," to my clients who were preparing to fly back overseas from Cupertino to China.While I...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The FIVE ELEMENTS (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood) work best when blended together in a harmonious way inside your home. Today, we are focusing on the element of wood (a.k.a plants,flowers,trees, bushes, etc). Not only do they help to spruce up the overall ambiance, they are also scientifical...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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Before we had cell phones. Before we had phones mounted in our cars. Before we had internet. Before we had text, and before face book things were different from now.When people used to talk with each other face to face, and with each other on the telephone.I had a liking for real estate sales the...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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One of the main responsibilities of a real estate agent is to become well-versed with what we do for a living.  There are different degrees of knowledge absorbed and retained in order to properly execute. Whose obligation is it to master what we need to know to progress to the next level with our...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                Showing a home during Halloween can be an interesting experience.  There are often pop up props, ghoulish gags, and festive frights in every corner of a home.  Pumpkins adorning the front of the walkways that have been freshly carved, cobwebs hanging from every surface and a light...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Focus Forward With the Force of a Positive Attitude“When you face your fears, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”Les B...

By Michelle Spalding
(Transaction Management Consultants)
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Remember the saying we heard as children, actions speak louder than words? At least in my house that was a common one. As a kid, I’m not so sure that it meant much, other than clean your room now and stop telling me you’ll do it later. Mom liked us to take immediate action and not give her lip se...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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George Souto "...there is one thing a sales person needs to do in all sales fields, A Salesperson Needs To Be Consistent To Be Successful. Without consistency the objective will not be achieved."Right on target - and - re-blog! There are several things sales people need to do to be successful.  S...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Growth Mindset“If you believe you are born with all the smarts and gifts you’ll ever have, you tend to approach life with a fixed mind-set.However, those who believe that their abilities can be expand over time live with a growth mind-set and they’re much more innovative.”Dr. Marshall Goldsmith...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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I hear so many times that over the holidays no one wants to sell buy or move.  I happen to think that is a myth.  The holidays are the perfect time to set yourself apart from your competition and to get a jump on your 2018 year.Here are some reasons to list during the holiday season.   While ther...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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Thank you to the many Scottsdale REALTORS® who voted for me the last few days.  I'm happy to announce I'm now on the Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®!   It's an honor and a privilege to serve among some of the finest realtors in the Phoenix Metro Area!   Having ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Just Wait UntilWhat if Columbus had been told, “Chris, baby, don’t go now.Wait until we’ve solved our number-one priorities - - war, and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illiteracy and racial hatred….”?Bill Gates, founder of Apple Computer  As I see it. . . . . . . .Just wait unt...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Big Dreamers Create a Big Vision“All successful people, men and woman, are big dreamers,they imagine what their future could be, ideal in ever respect, and then they work every day towards their vision that goal or purpose.”Brian Tracy, Self-Help Author, Motivation Speaker,Consultant  As I see it...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 West Sedona Red Rock ViewsEntry (above) Main Listing Photo Category This particular home has some gorgeous well kept grounds that include a large Koi pond with some very healthy Koi. I will be sharing more outside pics in my exterior photo choice.  I was a little concerned about the extensive gr...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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If you get bummer out every time you pass a mirror in your Marco Island home, you may want to lose some weight. One of the best ways of doing so is by speeding up your metabolism with exercise. It can be as small as a walk around your office on your lunch break or a 15-minute jog through your nei...

By Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Investing in real estate is a popular way of creating wealth. Some investors prefer to buy a property and hold on to it until its value appreciates. Others prefer to purchase a property, improve it and resell it for a profit in a short period of time. Regardless of the techniques, real estate inv...

By Filomena M. Thompson, Realtor, ABR, CDPE, CIPS, MRP, SRES, TRC
(REMAX Results)
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Good reminder as we set out to do showings! Yikes!                 Showing a home during Halloween can be an interesting experience.  There are often pop up props, ghoulish gags, and festive frights in every corner of a home.  Pumpkins adorning the front of the walkways that have been freshly car...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Chasing Time? Spend it Instead! Being a wife, mom and REALTOR helped me to develop a well-honed system, where each day was planned and expected. When the last of our children left home, I thought it would open a wide chasm of time. It is amazing how it gets absorbed quickly without much effort.  ...