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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Your Subconscious Mind“As you think you store your thoughts in your subconscious mind. Your thoughts resurface in your thinking  . . . . your attitude . . . . and your actions.Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . . Your s...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Mental Toughness “Strength does not come from physical capacity.It comes from an indomitable will.” Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader of India     As I see it . . . . . . .Mental toughness Your will to create successful results . . . .  become the driving force for you to achieve the...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be the Master . . . . of Your Life“The eye of the master will do more workthan both his hands.”Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790, American Statesman, Founding Father, Author Political Theorist, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor      As I see it. . . . . . . .Be the master . . . . of your life  Master y...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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The FHA 203k is alive and well in Charlotte NCThe FHA 203k loan guarantee program is actually alive and well all over the USA but it isn't the only renovation loan out there. If your client has more than 3.5% down payment the Fannie Mae program called HomeStyle® Renovation Mortgage may be a bette...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Tim here, with a quick, simple definition (it's related to improving your website)... "Make: to form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create." Based on this definition, anyone can make a website. Right? But Making A Website That's Worth Visiting? That take...

By Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
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If you’re purchasing property in Colorado you need to pay attention to ALL the dates & deadlines in section 3 of the Contract to Buy and Sell CBS1-6-15. Everything on this contract is an intricate part of the process. SpecificallyI want to talk about Section 3.27 in regards to the Property Insura...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Know What to Do . . . .  and What to Ignore  “Professionals know that their decision making . . . . and their judgment becomes a big factor on the level of success they achieve. They also know what to do . . . . and what to ignore.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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What It Means When the Lender Says the Buyer's CleanThis has nothing to do with the personal hygiene of the buyer. Though it is always pleasant to work with someone that takes care in their personal appearance. Recently a lender talked to one on my prospects to render an opinion as to whether he ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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There is No Such Thing as Can’t “There is no such thing as can’t only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can’t blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Successful People Are Big Dreamers “All successful people men and woman are big dreamers.They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work everyday towards their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” Brain Tracy, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker   As I see...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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WHEN A TENANT REFUSES ENTRY FOR REPAIRS Repairs are going to happen when one owns rental property. Yes, things will break after you purchase the home and place tenants. How does one make repairs going forward? Do you have a reserve to cover minor and major repairs? Perhaps, one should purchase a ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Those Who Have the Why “Those who have a ‘Why” will have a purpose to live the life they choose to live . . . . Can bear almost anything to live it becomes ‘the how’.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Mangement Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Those who have th...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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TENANTS REFER OTHER PEOPLE TO FILL RENTAL VACANCIES The Phoenix real estate market is hot especially for rentals. I am seeing more and more people relocating to Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix job marketing is on fire with many new companies relocating here. Plus, the companies who have been here a...

By John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,SFR,PSA
(Jones & Co. Realty)
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I was told that they knew it was not much money,"but I should consider the lessons I would learn".While I worked there, I dusted, vacuumed the carpets, washed the hearse, shoveled snow, lost sleep and did things that I did not find particularly pleasant. But never did I consider not doing the job...

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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If you should find yourself in a multiple offer situation, here are some great tips from Debbie Reynolds that could very well make your offer the winner.  Strategies to Make Sure Your Offer Shines in a Multiple Offer Situation   Aggressive markets with low inventory create stress not only buyers ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Success Comes With its Challenges“Success comes with its challenges  . . . .  and your life may not be perfect . . . .life becomes what you make it.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Success comes with its challenges...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Magical Formula for Business Success“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests andemployees like people.”Thomas J. Peters, American Author and Management Expert         As I see it. . . . . . . .A magical formula for business success A succes...

By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
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The Florida Attorney General today shut down a firm that was mentioned in our blog last week.  The concept of a land trust interfering with the title or prosecution of the foreclosure action has been long questioned - but desperate homeowners paid thousands of dollars to this and other firms to h...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Ask the Questions Get the Answers“In the art and science of asking questions . . . . is theart and science of listening . . . . and getting the answers . . . . the source of all knowledge.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   I see it . . . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The 4 C’s “Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. The special secret – curiosity,confidence, courage and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in things, believe in it all the way, i...