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 Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Emails are comfortable but do not always get the job done.  Sometimes FACE to FACE is the only way to communicate..            Story time. Last week I was sending emails to colleagues from my desk – which I consider my point of world control. I needed answers and wasn’t receiving them. When we fi...

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Learn to Use Ten Minutes Intelligently“Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you a huge dividends.” William A Irwin 1873 – 1952, President of US Steel   As I see it . . . . . . .Learn to use ten minutes intelligently Your life will move in the direction of your habits. What you cont...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Motivation is the Drive That Burns Within“Your motivation will drive you forward on your success journey. It becomes the internal inspiration that keeps you pushing forward to overcome the challenges that you encounter . . . . and to stick with it until you achieve it.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Manag...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The person who takes joy in their moments . . . . creates the foundation to enjoy their days . . . . and years of their lives.  Happiness is Found in Enjoying the Journey “For the person who enjoys the journey will find that they  achieve things in their life that are far beyond  their original d...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 The art of staying in touch with your sphere is not just about you spouting your latest accomplishments and victories periodically.  It is about being someone who cares about the sphere as individuals not as referral sources.  It is about valuing the human side of the equation and not solely rel...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be All You Can Be“Success means doing the best we can with what we have.Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not in the triumph..Success is a personal standard,reaching for the highest that is in us,become all that we can be.”Zig Ziglar 1929 – 2012, American Author, Salesman,Moti...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Intuition is . . . . Doing What's Right“Your intuition is your sixth sense . . . . It’s your gut feeling of what’s right . . . . and what’s wrong. It’s your inner voice telling what to do . . . . and what not to do.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and A...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Time Effectively Used . . . . Is Time Invested“What you first put on your schedule each day will be your priorities . . . . and what’s important to you to your business to move in the direction to achieve your goals.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Dreams For the Future“Your dreams for the future are a hope. When you turn your dreams into goals you now have  measurable objectives with a timetable.”Lou Ludwig. Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Your dreams for the futu...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Success Plan “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you’ve ready or not, to put it into action.”Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970, Best selling Author and Motivational Speaker       As I see it. . . . . . . .Your success plan  Your success plan starts your s...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Personal Power Starts With a Vision“Personal power starts with a vision for your future as you want it to be . . . . and is achieved with massive focused effort to create your desired outcome.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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# Overcoming Adversity“We all will face adversity in our lifetime . . . . and on our successjourney. Those who stand strong in the face of adversity . . . .  and overcome the adversity will grow as a person to create a pathway to greater achievement.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Su...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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#Look Into the Mirror“Look into the mirror . . . .  the person thatyou see is your competition.” Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Look into the mirror Every day when you wake up . . . . you compete with yourself. It ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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When You Don’t Like Your Circumstance Change It“When you encounter detrimental circumstances on your success journey that are creating barriers to you in successfully achieving your goals . . . .      You can allow the circumstances to continue to create barriers . . . . Or you can change your ci...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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No Practice . . . . No Progress“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”Andre Agassi, Tennis Champion As I see it . . . . . . .No Practice . . . . no progress To achieve greater levels of success in your chosen field . . . . you have to get better at what you do. To get better you have to...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Follow Through . . . . on Your Success Plan “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you’ve ready or not, to put it into action.”Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970, Best selling Author and Motivational Speaker       As I see it. . . . . . . .Follow through . . . . o...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Actions Create a Equal Reaction"The law of reaction . . . . is that for every action that you take there will be an equal reaction. Think before you act . . . . and act with  a purpose.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . ....

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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You Be The Judge And The Jury - What Say You About This Situation?   The following scenario is a real situation. You be the judge and the jury.    Please tell me your opinion on the matter.          Real estate Agent A asks other agents in her office if they know of a good doctor [type of special...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Thankfully we're given the option here on ActiveRain to post testimonials. So when our clients send us a note card or leave a nice review on line we can place it here ourselves and have total control of what is on our profile. On Facebook business pages we can have reviews on or off, but what abo...