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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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The TRUTH. The whole TRUTH and nothing but... We are, unfortunately, living in The National Enquirer of times. No longer is the media held accountable to relay the truth through un-biased reporting, they are more interested in being the first to to gain the attention of the public through salacio...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Maturity Is . . . . Seeing Things Through Different Eyes“Maturity is the ability to stick with a job until it’s finished;the ability to do a job without being supervised;to ability to carry money without spending it;and the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.”Abigail Van Bur...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Self of Steam. How's yours?   When you fail, do you get up, dust yourself off and continue on your way or has your self of steam taken a big hit and left you down? Experienced major disappointments? I sure have and maintain little or no control over some events that take place in daily life.  The...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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MAY I KICK THE TENANT OUT MYSELF FOR NOT PAYING RENT PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT It was just another day in Phoenix Property Management in 2017. I received a call from an investor who was a referral from another agent describing his situation. He informed me that the current tenant has not paid r...

By Simone Bercu, Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB
(Metro Referral)
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 This Fall I purchased a house in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as part of a 1031 exchange. This is my second purchase in Florida and twice I dealt with unscrupulous individuals from the same part of the world.  I certainly do not think the people there are in general unethical, on the contrary.  H...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Stuart homeowners can play a few games of golf to assist everything from their aging joints and flexibility to reducing any aches and pains. Discover more benefits of playing golf at http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/stuart-homeowners-improve-golf-games/

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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We all know just how difficult it can be to spend quality time with the family. Mom and dad are tired after work. Sister hates math and her brother’s soccer team cannot win a game. See some activities for families in Fort Myers homes at http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/enjoy-family-time-fort-mye...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life Improves When You’re Honest with Yourself“Your life will improve only when you becomehonest with yourself.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . . .Life improves when you’re honest with yourself Once you become honest ...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Opening on February 3, The Comedian is a new Robert De Niro comedy/drama for Weston homeowners to enjoy. Sharing the screen with veterans like Danny DeVito, and Harvey Keitel, the flick should be wonderful. See more at http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/weston-homeowners-laugh-modern-classic/

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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We know New Year resolutions are cheesy. Which is why this blog title doesn’t contain that dirty word...resolutions. As entrepreneurs, Real Estate agents are generally good at setting goals and probably don’t get caught up in the New Year hooplah. However a little extra motivation from time to ti...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I love Lou's relevant way of showing how growth evolves. After living on the family farm and watching my father-in-law prune trees, I know a healthy tree gets pruned. Enjoy Lou's words of wisdom and please drop by to tell him how much you enjoyed it.  Abilities Need Continuous Development “Natura...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It doesn’t matter what size your Delay Beach home is, it is the fancy car parked outside that often grabs people’s attention. Discover some of the sleekest cars in folks’ driveways at http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/delray-beach-homeowners-love-cars-2/

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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As you probably already know, Real Estate is not a one man or woman show. It requires a wide facet of skills: marketing, finance, sales, and legal work (just to name a few). We know this industry can be messy, which is why we have provided these 4 Friday Freebies to help you start clean in 2017. ...

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageguy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
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Before you get too excited, this article is not going to give you 10 get rich quick schemes or “reinvent the wheel”. But rather give you items to think about to improve your business in 2017.  I have said for years that the goal to continued success and increasing your business is to add 3 things...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Things Happen That You Believe Will Happen“The things always happen that you really believe in, and the belief  in a thing makes it a happen.”Frank Lloyd Wright 1867 – 1959, American Architect,Interior Designer, Writer and Educator    As I see it . . . . . . .The things happen that you believ...

By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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There are so many things involved in moving that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. However, if you have children, the local schools available can make-or-break the decision on whether or not to invest in a house. If you're wondering how you can find out more a...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Right Path For a New Year“It is easy to choose a path in life that has been well traveled by many before you and crowed by many walking beside you.There is safety in knowing the obstacles ahead, comfort and warmth from the companionship of others and certainty in the destination. Embarking on...

By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Lou brings us some catsup wisdom!  I just loved this post! No Task is Too Small “No task is too little to be done in the best way.” H.J. Heinz 1844 -1919, Founder of the H.J. Heinz Company     As I see it . . . . . . . No task is too small   In undertaking any task . . . . give it your best . . ....

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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2017 Your Best Year Ever 10 Reasons WhyPart II of III2. We recognize a complete change in our country unlike anything ever in the past with regard to politics, leadership of the United States, and earth shattering records like never before in how the American people voted completely different fro...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Want to spend time laughing this weekend without leaving your Coral Springs home? All you have to do is check out some funny new skits on SNL, if not some old seasons of the show. See more at http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/coral-springs-homeowners-laugh-snls-trump/