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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Choices You Make . . . . Makes You “There is a choice to make, in everything you do.And you must always keep in mind the choice you make . . . . makes you.” Author Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .The choices you make . . . . makes you You are called on throughout your day to make choices ....

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 21
Texting can be so useful--I especially like it to tell someone I'm running late, or to remind hubby to pick up something on the way home.  What I won't do is negotiate via text. I always take notes regarding the specifics of every offer.  Even after the deal is done--there are certain things that...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be Committed to Invest the Time “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of doing it. The time will pass anyway: We might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” Earl Nightingale 1921 – 1989, American Radio Personality, Writer, Mo...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
Mistakes Are a Great Educator “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .Mistakes are a great educator A mistake is a mistake . . . . and we all make them. The only people that I know that are n...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(HomeSmart Elite Group,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 16
Back in 2007, one of the break-out sessions for the National Association of REALTORS® was presented by an EcoBroker.  Now I don't know about you, but my first thought was and is for many people, "What is an EcoBroker?" Even today I still get that question, much less what is a NAR GREEN designee? ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 7
I attending a closing today... I was the listing agent, and my seller did not attend. When I attend these round-table closings, especially when my seller isn't there, I don't have much to do, other than collect a check at the end, and notify my seller that he is now "officially homeless" (my stan...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 9
Jon did a great job with this hat in the picture and a great job with his blog, you need to read it!    We Wear Many Hats – But None Bigger Than Trusted Advisor!      As a Realtor, we have to wear many hats to be successful, but no hat is more important than the one of trusted real estate advisor...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 17
Do you have a plan in place to work on daily?  Some suggestions could be:Have a hour of Power everyday and track your numbers.Set aside that 2 hours of making calls to past clients.A daily walk helps keep you healthy but you can also be meeting people and do some door hanging.Set up a lunch with ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 12
Attitude Makes All The Difference Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference Get rid of stinkin thinkin to really make a change in your life! My lovely wife Sally and I took a trip to Dallas shortly before Zig passed on to attend the Born to Win conference with the Ziglars and many others. Zi...

By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
Comments 8
Exclusive Buyer Agents represent buyers 100% of the timenever sellersExclusive Buyer Agents are fiduciaries of home buyers with no conflicts of interest and loyalty to the home buyer in every real estate transaction. Buyer agency is a real estate business model dedicated to buyer representation. ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 35
©An AR Contest - What's My Niche? by Patricia Feager, 4/16/2017 One of the many reasons why I love ActiveRain and its membership is because I am consistently challenged to think differently about everything from business concepts to personal issues. This month's challenge is by Evelyn Johnston - ...

By Ashley Fisher, Virtual Reception Services
(Ruby Receptionists)
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 What hours do you work? What days? Chances are, as a real estate agent, you aren’t just working from nine to five, Monday through Friday. Whether you’re showing properties, meeting with prospective buyers, or focusing on paperwork, a typical work week includes evenings and weekends. Because many...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 1
View the live recording of this seminar right on our Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/1406015379/videos/10213176644196463 👍🏽  #thepowerisnow Below is the flyer with all of the topics covered in this Seminar!    Every Tuesday night at 7pm we are live on our Facebook page! Go to facebook.com...

By Ashley Fisher, Virtual Reception Services
(Ruby Receptionists)
Comments 24
Texting, tweeting, posting comments, writing reviews: there are plenty of ways for smartphone users to communicate with friends, strangers, and companies without ever having a conversation. But research shows the good old-fashioned phone call hasn’t gone out of style—in fact, thanks to click-to-c...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
A Bend in the Road “A bend in the road is not the end of the road . . . .unless you fail to make the turn.” Author unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .A bend in the road A bend in the road is a condition encounter on our success journey . . . . You need to pay attentions to the conditions that you...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 A Successful Business Professional Has a Vision  “A successful Business professional has a vision for what their business can be . . . . and the imagination to make it a reality.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author     As I see it. . . . . . . .A...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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This morning, we were at a stoplight behind this truck.  We both were reading the slogan: "Oldest Plumbing Company In Santa Barbara Est 1931."  We both had the same reaction to the slogan!  What does this mean to us?Would we call them because they are the oldest?  What makes the "oldest" better t...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
Comments 3
I recently posted to a Facebook real estate page asking for help on a very unique listing I have.While the comps were all over the market, I had done a lot of research on the property and while I felt the price was a bit high, I also felt it was reasonable.The first advice (and I received it mult...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Concentrate on What’s Significant and Important “It seems essential in relationships and all tasks,  that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.”Soren Kierkegaard 1813 to 1855, Danish Philosopher,Theologian, Poet, Social Critic, Religious Author     As I see it . . . . . ....

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 17
THANKS FOR ANSWERING YOUR PHONE TODAY I know many of us spend many marketing dollars each and every month to make the phones ring. Statistics say we have less than five minutes to respond to a message left by a prospect before they call the next real estate agent. I will never understand why real...