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

 
Putting in a coin op washer and dryer is one of the best ways to attract quality tenants. A washer and dryer in an apartment building acts as one of the most popular amenities among people searching for a place to rent. This list will tell landlords and managers why installing a commercial washin...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Doing Anything Becomes Possible“What you believe you can do . . . . you can do.Doing anything becomes possible when you believe you can do it.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Doing anything becomes possible Start w...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Regardless of where your focus is in your real estate practice, developing class is of paramount importance if you intend to be a market leader or the first to come to mind in your marketplace. Being friendly, generous and considerate will reap big benefits in that you will be known as someone wi...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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Still do it myself. It gets me some business and is worth the money! Smart real estate marketing often consists of doing what everyone else is not doing.  When you copy what everyone else is doing, you don't stand out, you become pigeonholed with all "those" real estate agents and companies.   On...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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If you are living in a Miami Beach home, it is vital to realize that when you set a thermostat, that’s the temperature you want. If you get up in the middle of the night and feel warm, do not blast your AC to 68 degrees, even if it takes a while for your property to cool off. Setting it lower wil...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Just because you grow into a middle-aged Vero Beach homeowner doesn’t mean that you have to lose your precious hair and go bald. After all, you can now rely on a smart diet to strengthen your hair and preserve your youth. For example, nuts contain plenty of protein and omega 3 fatty acids to bene...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Being friendly, generous and considerate will reap big benefits in that you will be known as someone with class: decent, gracious, respectable, and noble. Regardless of where your focus is in your real estate practice, developing class is of paramount importance if you intend to be a market leade...

By Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
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 Voice to text makes it easy to give instant feedback  Key Points Respect the seller.  Let them know when you are leaving their home Giving feedback immediately saves you time It sets you up as a good agent to work with   I read a featured post today about buyers agents giving feedback.  As usual...

By Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable
(ReminderMedia)
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It can be nerve-wracking to introduce yourself to a stranger and immediately impress them. But there are plenty of ways to ensure the first time you meet someone, they’ll be guaranteed to remember you.Smile.You don’t have to look like a kid on Christmas morning all day. Instead, you want to exude...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Building a high performing team depends on the leader’s ability to construct relationships within the team. As the leader you must establish very clear goals and demonstrate full commitment to their achievement. There is so much more to putting together a real estate team than just attracting peo...

By Michelle Spalding
(Transaction Management Consultants)
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    Top 10 Reasons to Fire Yourself as Transaction Coordinator and Delegate Your Way to a Raise!   Several years ago I met with the owner of a Florida based brokerage about encouraging the agents who worked with him to use our TC services. There were several savvy Realtors in his firm that were a...

By Stephan Bourget
(Stephan Bourget Realty Inc.)
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By Andrey Polston, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Assistants
(MyOutDesk)
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Building a winning Real Estate Team is no easy feat. Whether you are just at the cusp of putting together your team or already running one, there are many components that you need to ensure are working and organized in order to be the CEO of your business. Wall Street Journal’s #1 Real Estate Coa...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 Step 1Great customer service is not a technique that you can mimic.  It can best be learned through you own direct personal experience. To run circles around your competition with superlative customer service requires a complete shift in attitude and also a shift in your fundamental ground of be...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Santa Monica Bay-View From AboveSocial media is fine. But, as many of us have learned since its inception it is limited in terms of return on time invested. What does works without fail is meeting people face to face in your community. All you have to do is follow your interests and passions outs...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Tim here, with some news that'll rattle you (but don't worry, there's hope!)...An article I read recently claimed: "Indecisive or procrastinating homebuyers beware: New data show that more than half the homes on the market in May were snapped up in less than a month...[making it the] shortest tu...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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HARRY’S TOP REASONS TO OBTAINING TITLE INSURANCEReal estate is a part of everyone's life. We see real estate for sale or lease on a daily basis via Internet, television, radio, and newspaper. The definition of title means an owner has the right to maintain or sell real estate in his/her possessio...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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by Andy CoffaroPropertyMinderMarketing You’re probably aware that one of the best ways to nurture your leads is through engaging, compelling, and enlightening email newsletters. There are best practices you should employ when sending them out, including using fun and casual language and providing...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Beliefs in the Beginning Will Determine the Outcome“What is started right with a positive attitude . . . . and positive beliefs will be finished right.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Your beliefs in begging w...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Recognize . . . . the Challenges“Recognize the challenges, but more importantfocus on the solutions. Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Recognize . . . . the challenges Recognize . . . .  the challenges that you’re fa...