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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Christmas Brings People Together“One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” Oren Arnold, Author  As I see it . . . . . . . Christmas brings people together Christmas will bring past #relationships back into our life . . .  and becomes the...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Christmas is in Your Heart“Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart,you won’t find it under the tree.”Charlotte Carpenter, Author      As I see it. . . . . . . .Christmas is in your heart Your true Christmas tree is in your heart . . . . It’s not about the material things. It’s the fabric...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Have A Merry Christmas“May your Christmas dreams come true . . . . and have a Merry Christmas.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Have a merry Christmas May you be surrounded by those you love . . . . and the day be th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Magic of Christmas“Christmas waves a magic wand over the world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993,American Minister and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .The magic of Christmas #Christmas is a wonderful time of the year . . . . The season se...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Gift of Courtesy“The gift of courtesy . . . . is a gift that keeps on giving.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .The gift of courtesy There is power in the act of simple courtesy . . . . Is a gift that makes peopl...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Hear The Christmas Bells Playing“I heard the bells on Christmas day. Their old familiar cords play, cord will be sweet.The words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882, American Poet    As I see it . . . . . . .Hear the Christmas bells playing The sound...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Jingle Bells Rock“Jingle bell rock . . . . and Rudolf has been to town .”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author As I see it . . . . . . .Jingle bells rock Christmas has arrived . . . . Rudolf has been to your home . . . . Santa Clause has carefully ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Winner Stays In the Game“Losers Quit when they’re tried, A winner stays in the game until they achieve their goals . . . . and they’ve won.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . .A winner stays in the game There is a very...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Fork In the Road“If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get nowhere.” Henry Kissinger, 56th Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize   As I see it. . . . . . . .When you reach a fork in the road One can take you in the direction of greater success in your life . . . . and t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Christmas Gifts . . . . That Lasts a Lifetime“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness.To your opponent, tolerance.To your friends, your heart.To a customer, service.To all charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself respect.”Oren Arnold, Author and Writer     As I see it. . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Believe In the Magic“Those who didn’t believe in the magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990, British Novelist, ShortStory Writer, Poet, Fighter  Pilot and Screenwriter   As I see it . . . . . . .Believe in the magic The pessimist will go through life as a naysayer . . . . They will fre...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Let Christmas Bring Out The Child in You“There nothing sadder in this world than to awakeChristmas morning and not be a child.”Erma Bomback 1927 - 1996, American Author and Humorist    As I see it. . . . . . . .Let Christmas bring out the child in you Childhood was a wonderful time of our life . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Success is Achieved One Day at the Time“The best thing about the future is that it comes onlyone day at the time.”Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865, 16th President of the United States       As I see it. . . . . . . .Success is achieved one day at the time  Success is not achieved in one giant leap or ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Christmas is . . . . Doing a Little Extra for Someone“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”Charles Schultz, American Cartoonist “Peanuts   As I see it. . . . . . . .Christmas is . . . . doing a little extra for someone Brighten someone’s day by doing a little extra for them wh...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Best Gift  to Be Found Around the Christmas Tree “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree;the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”Burton Hillis   As I see it. . . . . . . .The best gift to be around the Christmas tree The best gift around the Christmas tree . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Santa Claus Comes to Town . . . . in Your Heart“They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney, he really enters through the heart.”Mrs. Paul M. Ell  As I see it. . . . . . . .Santa Claus comes to town . . . .  in your heart . . . . He brings happiness to millions of children . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Christmas Season“The Christmas Season is here . . . . It’s all around us.Enjoy it  . . . . As it only comes our way one time a year.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author       As I see it. . . . . . . .The Christmas Season We wait for Christma...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 See . . . . the Possibilities“The Future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”John Sculley, American Businessman, Entrepreneur     As I see it . . . . . . .See . . . . the possibilities  When we look for the possibilities . . . . we will trend to see them.  When you...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Is there a marketing channel that can boost site visits, increase lead conversions, and ultimately lead to more sales? Of course there is! Your blog is your way to get people excited about your brand and build it up. There are of course some key aspects to focus on. Making sure that you hit these...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A key characteristic of highly successful people is the little difference that makes the big difference on the level of success that they achieve. Those differences in their persistence to remain focused on their goals through thick and thin . . . . and not to quit on themselves or on their goals...