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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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We all like to be given a compliment but not many of us take the time to put it in writing. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Peer Relationships Matter, Take a Few Moments to Get Noticed Working well with the peers in your industry is good for your business. I know in ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Happy people encounter setbacks and failure like everyone else. The big difference with the happy person is the way they look at things . . . . and how they respond to the conditions that come into their lives. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Happiness Comes From Wit...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Go out of your way to be kind to others and also spread the good word about those people, businesses and professionals that you value.  It does not even have to cost you a single penny.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. In this post we would like to share an invaluabl...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Slow down to speed up the accomplishment of your goals. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. One of Simon & Garfunkel’s most simple yet profound songs was The 59th Street Bridge Song (“Feeling Groovy”).  It starts with some good advice that applies more in this century th...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"Take a moment...check to see that whatever is coming out of your mouth matches up with your heart."  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. He not only came clean, he made up a song about it much to his credit. That actually led to him meeting others (Dorothy, tin man and ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Make the Moment Perfect “The moments will come and go throughout your life.Don’t wait for the perfect moment to come into your life, take the moment you’re in  and make it perfect.” Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . ....

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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What Are . . . . Your Priorities“There is nothing so useless as doing efficientlythat which should not be done at all .”Peter C. Drucker 1909 – 2005, Austrian-Born AmericanManagement Consultant and Author      As I see it. . . . . . . .What are . . . . your priorities? What are the most important...

By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
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Please, please, please! Can we do away, once and for all, with the dorky new agent announcement card, letter or whatever else that agents use to announce their exciting venture into real estate??!! Here's a typical letter:"Dear Friend, I'm pleased to announce...blah, blah, blah...my company is gr...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Knowing your Listing Contract Real Estate 101 with Lauren SelinskyYou went on that listing appointment and you are eager to to write up the listing and get back to your Seller for a signed listing so you can get into the MLS with some great photos for a quick sell. You make sure you put in your c...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Love the quote and the message Lou Ludwig !thanks for sharing both.bob 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 ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Such a grea post. Everyone of us should read this one and take heed... Show Your Buyers and Sellers You Care   I just returned from Phoenix for the 2017 CRS Sellabration convention. It was 2 very full days of intense learning from top producing agents from around the country on a wide range of to...

By Shawn Cunningham
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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I'm sure you're wondering how I pulled off that hat! But, in all seriousness, this is from a recent housewarming party I hosted for my clients. It was combined with their daughter's birthday party. I had a great time and guess what, they took the time to post a review on just about every website ...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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When you think of a weight loss diet, you probably picture yourself in sweatpants, picking at a dreary plate of salad greens. However, losing belly fat does not have to be boring and tedious. A Weston homeowner can now start having a blast with his or her exercises, such us skateboarding, to quic...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Having an organized kitchen tends to make cooking much more enjoyable. It enables you to concentrate on the recipe as well as the joy of creating a meal - instead of on finding out where your kids put your favorite cookie sheet after they emptied the dishwasher the night before. If you’re conside...

By Russell Dunn, Serving Greater LA
(Media West Realty)
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Here's a little review I just got on zillow... It's for a rental in the building I happened to live in.... Another happy client! :) From zillow...  "Russell helped me with a lease listing to rent a condo I own. His service was excellent and attentive. He takes all steps to market the property, sc...

By Stephen Katz
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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People often ask, "What type of renovations should I invest in before listing my property?" Fortunately, I have advice about the most valuable renovations to invest in.First, add a fresh coat of paint. Painting is the cheapest way to add value to your home. A crisp, clean property appeals to the ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Intense Desire is a Powerful Force“Intense desire is a powerful force in your life.It will power your forward to take a leap of faith to step out of your comfort zone. . . . and to lift you to great heights.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Create . . . . Your Own Forward Momentum“You create your own forward momentum . . . .That momentum will determine the pace . . . and the direction that your success journey will move in.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author     As I see it. . ...

By Kerry L Klun, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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Well the scammers are at it again! The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and NAR (National Association of Realtors) have announced that hackers are breaking into the e-mail accounts of Realtors and Title Companies looking for upcoming closing information. Once they have accessed those accounts, they...