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

 

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some very wise advice about the practice of real estate from Grant Schneider .  About the only major difference between our practice and those of doctors is that we regularly make house calls.   What could I possibly mean by saying you need to be a real estate doctor?  To answer that question jus...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Doug Rogers has written an important post on how to have a long-lasting career in real estate by taking care of yourself and your family.Eating right, getting enough sleep, and taking time away from the job are all important to being the best agent you can be - and to enjoying the journey.Please...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                Take solace in the last few warm days of fall.  We usually have a smattering of nice days as we lead into November in Denver.  There are a few tips you can use to keep your home a little warmer inside once the chilling cold hits.  As part of Highlands Ranch property management fal...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                Colorado just had its first snow of the Fall/Winter season this week.  The 80-degree weather today promptly cleared that up, but there are things to consider when working in the winter months.  We don’t always have the sunny, moderate days in winter.  Sometimes we can be stuck wit...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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When you are sending & receiving contract packages can you simply send the signature page? Watch the video to find out!  Dana Sparks - Qualifying Broker of Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - www.KeepMoreCommission.com.

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Monday Motivation - Humble Beginnings Many of us forget our very humble beginnings. When we started in the business, there are very few who 'interited' buyers or sellers - we all had to work for our business. We built and grew our businesses - and many of us still are building them.  Remember thi...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be Seen as Someone That Can Be Counted On“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826, a Foundering Father, Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence, Third President of the United States       As I see it. . . . . . . .Be seen as someone that can be...

By Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions
(Martin Presence Group)
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You’ve inherited a house.  What good luck!  Now you can finally start investing in property without all that pesky capital!  Right?  Whoa!  Not so fast.  Just like any investment, never just jump in blind.  You need to assess the investment from all angles.  As with anything, if the liabilities o...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Go After What You Want With Confidence“Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.”Lane Frost 1963 - 1989, Rodeo Champion, a ProfessionalBull Rider, a Professional Rodeo Cowboy AssociationMember  As I see it. . . . ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Using Scripts – Are You an Automaton or do You Personalize Them?  We hear scripts all the time – from callers promoting their SEO services to trying to sell us leads, to retailers when we walk in the store, to telemarketers requesting us to donate to particular causes, to those offering various h...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   As your eyes wander through the listings on MLS and you spot the NEW PRICE  label that accompanies some of them....and click on the "history" button to see what the New Improved...now motivated price is over what the past price was for the listing.....you sometimes learn that the Seller is dri...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life is Complex and Full of Choices “Life is complex.Each one of us must make his own path though life.There are no self-help manuals,no formulas,no easy answers.The right road for one is wrong road for another . . . The journey of life is not paved in blacktop;it is not brightly lit,and it has n...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Are your true colors shining through?Nature knows how to accomplish the goals set forth every single time, despite impediments that may present. Change up your marketing and advertising to grab and hold potential client's attention! Your plan should be: Specific to local market Cost effective, ma...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Chasing Time? Spend it Instead! Being a wife, mom and REALTOR helped me to develop a well-honed system, where each day was planned and expected. When the last of our children left home, I thought it would open a wide chasm of time. It is amazing how it gets absorbed quickly without much effort.  ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Decisive Action“The difference between whether saying, I wish I would have, or I’m glad I did, at the end of your life whether or not you take decisive action,during your life.”Chris Widener, Author   As I see it. . . . . . . .Decisive action The things you want to achieve are there to be accomp...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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MAILERS or NO MAILERS - That's The Question - How About EDDM to Start?         Real Estate Postcards and other Mailers generate a lot of conversation for professionals in our industry. Now Tammie White has decided to test it out for her company, Franklin Homes Realty, located in Tennessee. Check ...

By Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
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 Zillow profiles let the public know you are still in business  Key Points If people believe Zestimates, they're going to believe the stats Zillow has for agents If you had sales, make sure they show up on your Zillow profile  I've seen agents in my market area blog everyday and present themselve...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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The late M. Scott Peck is one of my favorite authors-his wisdom continues to resonate with me. This  quote is especially true. I posted the blank signs because sometimes that's how life feels-there are choices, yet maybe we don't know the end destination or consequences. The first line of his boo...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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What is it you would really like to accomplish? Isn’t life very fascinating? One of my favorite quotes is by Thomas Jefferson. “If you want something you have never had, you will have to do something you have never done.”A friend of mine, reminded me of this thought he had heard me quote in a Toa...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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As men and women in Coral Springs homes get older, their precious vision sometimes begins to fade. At least you can practice the right routine in order to keep your vision working at the top of its game. As a direct result, you will be able to focus better if your internal eye muscles are kept in...