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 Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Why I Love My Job in Real Estate by Lauren Selinsky It comes easy for me to talk about what it is that I love about my job. It is working with people, to help and assist them in finding their home. Their home for most is the largest ticketed item they will ever purchase. How could I not love my j...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 38
The question was raised via an Active Rain Challenge earlier this month:  please tell us what and why you love being a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor. Why and what do you love about your job? There are truly so many points I could have addressed and written about, but then I would not want to bore my ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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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 Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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ACTIVERAIN CULTURE BECOMES CONTAGIOUS I have to admit that the ActiveRain culture is very contagious when one first starts blogging. There is so much to learn and so many people to connect with when it comes to ActiveRain. The first thing that I loved about ActiveRain was the Community aspect. Ev...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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An idea popped into Kyle’s head before she opened her eyes on a warm September morning in 2015.  She was renting part of her Grandma’s house, but it was being sold. Her mom offered that she could live with her, but this morning Kyle knew that she wanted a place of her own. Breathing in the steam ...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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Complications in Splitting Real Estate Property Splitting real estate property in a divorce has many complications. One couple owned a retail business. They both worked in it together so it was difficult to make the decision about who was going to get to keep the business. The value of the busine...

By Vincent Socci
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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JOB SEARCH: Looking for a technology trainer… are you engaged?! William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience and passion to teach real estate agents about all facets of technology… blogging, social media, web 2.0, email marketing. The positi...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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New Home-Study Training Course Released on DVD The Real Estate Divorce Specialist Training Course is now available as a 4 DVD home-study course, making the designation available to real estate professionals nationwide. The program teaches real estate professionals about the legal and financial a...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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Colorado Realtor Rally: April 9 We will be having a booth at the Realtor Rally at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver on April 9. If you are in the area, make sure you stop by to visit and participate in our raffle. For more information, see:http://www.realtorrally.org/

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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Real estate professinals need to be aware of the tax law change in July 2008. This new law goes into effect January 1, 2009. Assume that Paul and Karen are getting divorced in December 2008. They own several rental properties. Karen is to keep one of them and she decides to move into rental. It ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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A day in the life of a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor! This post was inspired by numerous threads on Active Rain, where we were bragging to our fellow Realtors how much we love our career, because we can make our own time.  How we can do things when we want to, rather than when we must. Most of you wh...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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©Patricia Feager, 2/22/17 As a follow-up to Results are a Vision - Happiness is Contagious! today's post is about Courage - A Projection of People's Dreams. Twenty years ago I was filled with hope, courage, determination, excitement, and encouragement when my employer, Abbott Laboratories offered...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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People Who Want to Get it Done“People Who want to appear clever want to relay on memory. People who to get things done make a list .”Peter McWilliams  1951 – 2000, American Self-Help Author     As I see it. . . . . . . .People who want to get it done. Getting things done . . . . doesn’t just happ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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A Key Ingredient in Selling Hunting or Recreation Land I have spent a lot of time over the years looking at land for Sellers, Buyers, Agents and Myself and I think that I have learned a few things about what makes a great recreation parcel. And my third rule of selling great hunting parcels was ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What You Do With the Opportunity“Jumping at several small opportunitiesmay get us there more quicklythan waiting for one big oneto come along.”Hugh Allen, Author   As I see it . . . . . . .What you do with the opportunity  It not size of the opportunity that’s as important . . . . it’s what you d...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
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Yesterday was really a good day.....not because I got a new real estate or loan client and not because I collected a big commission. It was really a good day because I got calls from 5 previous clients about various loan or real estate situations. Of the 5 client; one has been a client for 24 yea...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Future is What You Choose to Make It “It’ is too easy to give up on ourselves when we let who we are today prevent us from being what we be tomorrow.” Michael Josephson, Former Law Professor and Attorney   As I see it . . . . . . .Your future is what you choose to make it What do you want yo...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Listing presentations with new leads can be daunting, if you're not prepared that is. This initial meet and greet is the most important factor in whether new leads will choose you as an agent. Sure, not every lead is going to like you and rejection is certain. However, there are certain instances...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Great Minds Think With a Purpose “Great minds think with a purpose others have wishes.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . .Great minds think with a purpose The way you think is a coming the attraction on the level of suc...