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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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It Takes Courage to Begin“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.”Unknown Author          As I see it. . . . . . . .It takes courage to begin In your quest to succeed at greater levels, it takes courage to extend yourself . . . . and begin. At the beginning of your success jou...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Nothing Ventured “Nothing ventured . . . . nothing achieved . . . .  Just another day of the same old thing.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Nothing ventured Nothing ventured keeps you in the comfort zone of the sta...

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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CRM - IXACT Contact Leads the Way Again - Offering Social IntelligenceIXACT Contact CRM and E-Mail Marketing leads the way again by adding Social Intelligence to its already formidable line-up of features. Within the program, IXACT Contact offers an easy-to-use format for entering data. If any qu...

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 Guide on Homeowners Insurance vs. Landlord Insurance  Oh, the world of insurance -- it can be frustrating to understand and as confusing as trying to do a Rubik's cube with your eyes closed. As an Atlanta property manager, we know that you need to have insurance to pro...

By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
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I hear this question a lot. Atlanta area sellers have seen a lot of distressed property sales come on the market in recent years -- some that were successfully closed and some that fell apart. So we often have mixed ideas and misinformation when it comes to these tricky transactions.So, what if y...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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If you are a Parkland homeowner, you can now lose plenty of weight with nothing more than a treadmill. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be boring. You can always add color to your treadmill routine by adding accessories here and there. Hold onto a couple of light dumbbells in order to work out your...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 81
You Suck as a Salesman - New Agent Advice!Sadly, this is a true story!  I can laugh about it now but, when it happened, I went through many sleepless nights!  I shared it on one of Barbara Todaro's posts and she encouraged me to post my own blog about it for more exposure than merely a comment!  ...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
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Great ideas that are still true today. Most entrepreurs in business to offer a service may want to reconsider starting over with their Facebook Business page if they want to learn how to use it to generate revenue.  I deleted two very complete Facebook Business pages becuase of the three things l...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Like it or not, baldness is a major issue for thousands of men and women living on Boca Raton real estate. Even if losing your hair is a natural process, many folks choose to hide their hair loss. They wear hats and wigs, while others blow loads of money on expensive rugs that get glued to their ...

By Adam Winters, Cash home Buyers
(Offer Climb)
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At Offer Climb Houston, we get asked often: How Do I Sell My Home Fast? We have a ready answer for it and have turned those answers into a guide that can help you through the basics of how to sell your home in the shortest time possible. Read our tips below:

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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An Active Listener . . . . Reaps the Benefits“Who speaks sows; Who listens reaps.”Argentine Proverb  As I see it . . . . . . .An active listener . . . . reaps the benefits Active Listening Skills . . . . Builds Rapport Active listening engages the other person in the conversation . . . . and in t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Fail Better“Ever tried. Ever Fail. Try again. Fail Better.” Samuel Beckett 1906 – 1989, Irish Playwright    As I see it . . . . . . .Fail better Our success journey is a road of changing conditions . . . . It’s also not uncommon to have to make adjustments in your quest to successfully achieve y...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 57
For the most part, the ActiveRain Community is comprised of many top professionals whose focus is on their clients, and not self-serving.  As with all areas of life and business, there are those who do not focus on their clients and are self-serving. Let's get real. Folks like that are everywhere...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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This post struck home as I usually have so much on my mind. I do not consider myself as a worrier but I do shuffle the information around until a solution is brought forth. It may be better to clear it out and not be consumed all day long with complex thoughts. How do you clear your thoughts and ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 37
The question was raised via an Active Rain Challenge earlier this month:  please tell us what and why you love being a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor. Why and what do you love about your job? There are truly so many points I could have addressed and written about, but then I would not want to bore my ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Repeat of the Past “If you don’t have a vision for your future, then your future is the repeat of the past.” A R Bernard Pastor  As I see it . . . . . . .A repeat of the past Your life moves in patterns . . . .  Your patterns are created through your habits . . . . and then repeated without con...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Enthusiasm is Energy“Your enthusiasm is energy. Feel the power that comesfrom focusing on what excites you.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author     As I see it. . . . . . . .Your enthusiasm is energy  When you look at successful people in eve...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 What Are You Aiming For? “In the long run, men will hit only, what they aim for.” Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862, American Essayist,Poet, Philosopher and Abolitionist   As I see it . . . . . . .What are you aiming for? Is what you’re aiming for important ? Are you aiming for specific goals?  Is...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Thankfully we're given the option here on ActiveRain to post testimonials. So when our clients send us a note card or leave a nice review on line we can place it here ourselves and have total control of what is on our profile. On Facebook business pages we can have reviews on or off, but what abo...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Great Dreams “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience’s, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman 1822 – 1913, American Abolitionist,Humanitarian, Scout and Spy United States Army   As I see it . ....