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 Pearl Ahlquist-Ruby, Real Estate Consultant.
(RealtyWorld-American River Properties)
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3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it. Liv...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Place Worth Going “There are no shortcut to any place worth going.”  Beverly Sills 1929 – 2007, American Operatic Soprano      As I see it . . . . . . . .A place worth going When a place is worth going . . . .  it’s worth the journey to get to there. Along with the time and energy that will be ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Championship Teams Are Built “Championship teams are built on being prepare, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.”  Jason Kidd American Basketball Coach and former player    As I see it . . . . . . . .Championship teams are built  Three characteristics of championship teams are . . . ....

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Group Thinkers Need Not Apply “It were not that we should all alike; of it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”  Mark Twain 1835 – 1910, American Writer, Humorist,Entrepreneur, Publisher and Lecture   As I see it . . . . . . . .Group thinkers need not apply It’s interesting to watch ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Small business is poised to generate many new jobs in 2018.  And that means more real estate sales.  Every year I see success when I work with small businesses through the Just Add One Program in  Westchester County New York in 2018.Can you as a Realtor or real estate agent benefit from the thing...

By Michael McGlynn, Buyers Like Mike!....Find Out Why!
(Celebrity Homes)
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Buyer’s mortgage pre-approval is good for everyone in the transaction. It saves time, money and removes the uncertainty of knowing whether the buyer will be qualified after negotiating a contract. The direct benefits include: Looking at “Right” homes - price, size, amenities, location Find the be...

By Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor
(Carousel Realty of Dyer County)
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For the last several days Referral Exchange has been trying to tie me down to 20 minutes on the phone with them and finally I gave in this morning.The guy began by asking me several questions to find out if I was a the top producer they were looking for? After 10 minutes he finally got to the poi...

By Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Broker, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(K1 Realty Group)
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       During this time of the year, most real estate agents who are goal oriented are planning for the following year and reflecting on the old year.  As I was doing my time of reflecting, I thought about some of the actions from some real estate agents in 2017.  I'm sure this wasn't the first y...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Coming to an agreement (a meeting of minds) and being in contract are two different things when buying a home in California. My sellers were pretty excited last week after they signed all of the paperwork. They were hugging each other; we've sold our home. But that was not the case.Yes, they sign...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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As I sit on my lanai this morning pondering why some buyer's agents tend to go slaphappy checking boxes on the California Residential Purchase Agreement, I have a theory to present. First I ought to put on a robe because it's barely 68 degrees in Kailua-Kona. Chilly.  So cold last night I discove...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Do you have the determination to succeed? This kind of attitude will likely get you there. You May Knock Me Down But I Won’t Stay Down “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  Babe Ruth 1895 – 1948, American Professional Baseball Player, Member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame  ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Is your business plan ready for 2018? Small business is poised to generate many new jobs in 2018.  And that means more real estate sales.  Every year I see success when I work with small businesses through the Just Add One Program in  Westchester County New York in 2018. Can you as a Realtor or r...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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During the winter months there are some things to keep in mind to keep generating some business.  If you find that you have more off hours than you know what to do with you can supplement some free time with business building and generating tasks.  The best time to do items like this in Highlands...

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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Here are some wonderful tips from Inna Ivchenko that can keep the family and the children be more environmentally friendly during the current school year.   Do you believe that we should implement our green habits in our kids lives? Choosing to live green is an ongoing process and it is important...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Many of us feel there isn't enough time in the day to accomplish what we wish to do, and I'm no stranger to that feeling. However, I have found there are two things I do that make my days and weeks progress more smoothly.First -- I start almost every morning with 30 minutes of silence, taking tim...

By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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Have you ever heard these musings from a friend selling or buying a house?My Realtor is too busyMy Realtor doesn't do open houses My Realtor doesn't do enough marketingMy Realtor doesn't communicate enoughMy Realtor doesn't move fast enough when a hot property hits the market and we lose out on a...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 How do you improve your marketing skills?  Marketing is a learned skill. Some have it naturally; some don’t. ActiveRain provides every member with the opportunity “to learn it.” Commenting on posts written by ActiveRain members is an ideal way to learn how to market and promote yourself. A comme...

By Home Value Leads
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This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.In this day and age, real estate is a competitive business to be in. According to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO), about 2 million real estate agents are licensed and active in the U.S. today. That me...

By Cheri Alguire
(Pro Real Estate Coach)
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How many cards are you planning to send this Holiday season?But, the bigger question is when do you plan to send them?Timing your greeting cards and gift sending is crucial for your Holiday marketing since it establishes your visibility and presence in your market.Send them between two to three w...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Welcome back Jeremy Blanton ! "All the tech in the world won't bring you business if you aren't trained how to use it and actually implement a strategy into using it."Right on target - and - re-blog! In 2014 I returned back into the real estate industry as a full time REALTOR® in Myrtle Beach.  I...