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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 When You Compete With Yourself “When you compete with yourself it’s important to do your best . . . . and do better than you did yesterday . . . . to reate positive forward progress in your career.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant.Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 13
 My Network is Simple Follow Me    My friend Praful Thakkar  asked us to write a post about our Network . Mine is really simple to follow . I write a blog on Active Rain . I am sad that more Real Estate companies do not encourage their agents to write about Real Estate It has been a blessing for ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 48
Identifying and then dominating an uncontested or under served market niche requires laser sharp focus. That means systematically minding your own business and eradicating anything from your consciousness that can distract you from your task at hand.  Minding your own business is a tall order for...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 52
Look at your real estate business an ask yourself this question about your organization.  Do I spend most of my time developing my team in the areas of skills and knowledge?  I am guessing the the majority said yes. It seems that when many managers hire people they spend a tremendous amount of ti...

By Realtor.com® - A division of Move, Inc., Proven Systems
(realtor.com®)
Comments 10
Ever had a great initial chat with a potential new client, but left feeling unsure if you’d ever hear from them again? If you’re not sure how to follow up after a promising appointment or impromptu meeting, follow these three quick tactics to ensure you stay on their radar. Tactic #1: The right-t...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 45
We all talk about creating a plan of attack to accomplish goals. Goals are not difficult to establish; and plans to achieve those goals are not tough to map out. So, you have goals and a plan to achieve them.  Now what? Ah, the difficult part begins here. There are two skills that must be exercis...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 1
Compete To Succeed “Compete to succeed . . . . is to compete with yourself.When you compete with yourself it’s important to do your best . . . . and do better than you did yesterday . . . . to create positive forward progress in your career.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant.Success Coa...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
Barbara Todaro "There are two skills that must be exercised...Both are learned skills, and they are dependent on each other."Right on target - and - re-blog! We all talk about creating a plan of attack to accomplish goals. Goals are not difficult to establish; and plans to achieve those goals are...

By Deborah Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Weichert Realtors-Jenkintown Pa)
Comments 3
After surviving an 8-day settlement process, I wish to no longer cooperate with real estate agents that are not Realtors. The difference in my opinion is ethics and honesty. I do not know if that is a possibility with the MLS rules, but if not, I will surely advocate for such a thing. Why? Cooper...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
Curb Appeal is a Lasting First Impression “Curb appeal is a lasting first impression . . . . it canmake all the difference between a successfulsale . . . . or a no sale.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Curb appeal i...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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To Be Successful “To be successful you have to be out there,you have to hit the ground Running.” Richard Branson English Business Magnate, Investorand Philanthropist   As I see it . . . . . . .To be successful To be successful you have hit the ground running everyday with written goals . . . . an...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 0
When it becomes time for a Plantation homeowner to drop a significant amount of weight, various techniques exist to help safely lose fat. From changing your diet to exercising your lungs and muscles, slimming down your physique can improve your mental and physical health. It just helps to know th...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 0
Just about every dog owner living in a Palm Beach Gardens home wants the best for his or her pet. That’s why picking the safest tots are so important. Always avoid ones that aren’t made specifically for dogs to play with, such as shoes and remote controls. For as lovable, loyal, friendly, and pla...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 19
Grant Schneider "Attitudes DO affect performance. In fact, they affect everything that we do."Right on target - and - re-blog! Look at your real estate business an ask yourself this question about your organization.  Do I spend most of my time developing my team in the areas of skills and knowled...

By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Comments 1
What makes a great tenant? You will be meeting a lot of different tenants as you go through your business. Some tenants will make your life as a landlord a breeze while others will make it hard for you.Taking the time to find a great tenant for your rental property can help protect your investmen...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
There are many reasons to put patio furniture in any Bradenton home for sale. For example, having patio furniture brings the buyer one step closer to being able to host a great summer party. He or she can invite family and friends over to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship. People wi...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
When a potential client offers objections, uncover the truth behind them. In one recent survey people were asked to describe their feelings about sales.  Most of them were negative descriptions.  Words like pushy and swarmy were a few adjectives used.  Most if not all of us are in some form of sa...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 0
 I recently heard about a home-seller who was a Sikh.  As some of you may know (I didn't), male Sikh's believe in allowing their hair to grow uncut, as a sign of respect for God's perfect creation. The also allow their beards to grow very long and uncut. They comb their hair twice a day with a sm...

By Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable
(ReminderMedia)
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Community involvement is extremely important for all industries. However, for an industry that’s as client centric as real estate, getting your face out and about provides you with various opportunities. From helping others, to improving your image, to making connections within the community, get...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
(eCommission)
Comments 1
At eCommission we try to keep the content we cover timely and frequently talk to Realtors® we work with on commission advances about what's working right now. Staging homes is crucial at all times of the year. A buyer’s interest is much more likely to be stimulated by a home that they can visuali...