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 Marguerite Crespillo
(Marguerite Crespillo)
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Danielle Fuhrman is a Certified Color and Styling Expert and the owner of a full service image consulting business, Reflections of You.  Color me impressed, but I was completely fascinated by everything she had to offer! Color plays such a vital role in our daily lives through the energy it creat...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Numbers don't lie. Our sources prove that.Friendly reminder of the reality that social media matters in the real estate industry.(Get and stay social with these extra savvy social media tips.) 

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It’s Spring Break. That means it’s time for a Weston homeowner to pack the whole family into the car like the Griswalds and head east to the beach. But do you look good in a bikini? If not, you may want to learn some of the tricks to slimming down your body. For instance, shop at a few different ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Wish I could change the title of this post and make it 2017!Excellent advice in this 2009 re-post by Jo-Anne Smith!35 Writing Tips to Help Your Blog Rise to the Top in 2010 2017! 35 Writing Tips to Help Your Blog Rise to the Top in 2010!As an ambassador for Active Rain, I'm committed to helping m...

By Marina Shlomov ALH|Podland Realty, Full Service Property Management Services
(ALH|Podland Realty & Rental Homes Property Management)
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Atlanta Property Managers Renting Tips: Top Attractions When It Comes To Atlanta Rental PropertiesAmenities play an important role in attracting good renters towards your Atlanta rental property. A survey conducted by Apartment Guide showed that 75% of the landlords assume that they would have to...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Our featured February Tips Of The Week

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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  Happy Valentine's Day, ActiveRainers!Tim here, with a quick question: do you think your website and marketing is up to par, in terms of maximizing repeat business? You'll love this 8 step graphic illustrating how to ensure you're the only agent that homeowners (your sellers) turn to when they'r...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Be the first, the only, (quite simply THE ) agent they imagine to list their home. #PureImagination 

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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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1) Ask: what percentage of your transactions came from Referrals?2) Write down the name and RELATIONSHIP of the people that referred you business last year.3) Put all of the Non-Referral clients in your PropertyMinder CRM.4) Send these people a PERSONAL Email, Text or Call them.5) Simply Stated: ...

By Marguerite Crespillo
(Marguerite Crespillo)
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There is so much to learn about social media. Its role in our business and personal lives has grown so rapidly in the last few years that it’s hard to know where to start or how to grow your business online. That’s where the award winning marketer, author, and Chief Marketing Officer for Post Pla...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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   Hey ActiveRainers, Tim here - with a quick heads up. This Tuesday, January 24th is National Compliment Day. Now, literal compliments are nice and all - but things that "complement" what your sellers and buyers need in life are even better. Agreed?  So, send a compliment, a complement - or both...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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I was reading Sharon Tara's post today Creating a Positive first impression- Burden of Proof falls on Sellers which was excellent and well worth reading about the first impression on a buyer. Just click the link, take your time, we'll be here when you get back.It reminded me of something about 36...

By Jesse Madison, List For Less...Sell for More | 1% List Fee!
(One Point Plus Real Estate)
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Chase Bank has developed a program with selected few real estate agents to expedite their short sale process. As part of this program, I have been assigned Priority Status on Chase Short Sales, Chase Purchases or other loan programs offered by Chase. Chase has initiated this program for homeowner...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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Next 4 Reasons Why Real Estate Agents FailAccording to the National Association of Realtors, 82% of home buyers begin their search online. That means if you don’t have an online presence you’re invisible to 82% of buyers.Here are 4 More Reasons Why Some Real Estate Agents Fail Didn't Anticipate O...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What You’re Made of “The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. It about what you’re made of it, not the circumstances that make you who are .”  Anonymous    As I see it . . . . . . .What you’re made of  What you’re made of comes from within . . . . It will allow you to deal...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Can Handle It “You are given what you can handle . . . . Just sometimes it’s a little more than you would like it to be . . . . but you can handle it.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Tips, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . .You can handle it You have t...

By Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
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Top 7 Listing Checklist for Contract Signature| Listed by: Lauren Selinsky Going on my listing appointment tomorrow to get contract signed. I think it is important to get your checklist ready. So, I started my top 7 checklist when leaving out the door for my listing  contract for signature with c...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Make the Most Out of Each Day “Life is short . . . . You have to make the most out of each day that you are blessed with.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Make the most out of each day Your days are perishable  . . ....

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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I don't need no appraiser! A while back I asked a question in the Q & A section here in the Rain. It had to do with evaluating a river front property with no more land available along the flow of water in the area. Due to the property's uniqueness, there was one comparable a year back but it was ...