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 John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(The K Company Realty)
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Book Review - 48 Days to The Work You Love - by Dan Miller - This was not a book I had originally planned on picking up, rather my wife mentioned it to me. She is a Project Manager and the Director in her company mentioned it was a must read to her, naturally she shared it with me because she kno...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Want to try something new to help you slim down? All a Stuart homeowner needs to do is try a little acupuncture. Recently, it has become known throughout American culture as one of the most effective ways to lose stomach fat. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been using acupuncture to help...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
(eCommission)
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Curious who's done this and what was your experience?

By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(The K Company Realty)
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A Butcher, A Baker, A Candlestick Maker, Rub a Dub Dub, A Realty Tub - I was having a conversation with one of my top agents a few minutes ago, She has hired one of these National coaching programs to grow her business, she is committed to doing what they tell her at a very high monthly fee. The ...

By Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
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  Hello, ActiveRain! :) I get a lot of questions about the ActiveRain points breakdown and HOW to get them, so here's a guide about what's what for those curious(er and curiouser!)   The First Step So, you just joined ActiveRain. Or maybe you’ve been on here for a while, and aren’t sure you’ve fl...

By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
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I'm not just talking about having a coach...  Eveyone should have a coach.  That's a no brainer!  If you want to take your career seriously, there is no reason to keep reinventing the wheel.  Hire a coach!  I'm also talking about getting in to coaching yourself.  It is a highly lucrative and rewa...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Today Belongs to You“Today belongs to you . . . . Believe it . . . . and act asit’s impossible to fail . . . . Your beliefs will createthe mindset . . . . and your actions will be a  mirror image of your beliefs.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Autho...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                Sam Shueh                                                           Realty One Group                                                              Campbell, CA  I love when I help my clients achieve their dreams, whether it’s buying o...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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What Direction is Your 2017 Success Journey Moving In?“Is your 2017 success journey moving in the right direction?Are you on target to achieve your 2017 goals? When your answer is yes  . . . .  keep doing more of what you’re doing. When the answer is no . . . . It’s time to make the adjustment to...

By Realtor.com® - A division of Move, Inc., Proven Systems
(realtor.com®)
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Being the local expert isn’t just about knowing the stats and trends that will get your agents to the closing table with the best offer. It’s also about promoting yourself as the number one resource that local sellers can rely on to tell it to them straight. The next time you uncover a fascinatin...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Self - Image“The self - image that we have of yourself will make all  the difference in the way you live your life . . . . and in what you accomplish in life.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it. . . . . . . .Your self – Image T...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Are . . . .You are the person in your values.You are the person in what you do. “You are the person in your thoughts.You are the person you believe you are.You are the person that you peruse in your goals.Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Author   As...

By Mark Organek, Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
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Sample Bill of Sale Document for the sale of property furniture a car appliances or even comic booksFeel free to use the text in the image or click to use the sample bill of sale document to get the app which you may need to do because the one I use I have selected Arizona.  You can put your stat...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Introducing Mel Robbins, Someone you should get to know.I have mixed feelings about the Ted Talks platform.On the one hand there are some great nuggets of wisdom in those hours and hours of talks.Yet there are a whole lot more hours of self-important blathering that must be sifted through to find...

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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain co...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Like it or not, every Coral Springs homeowner is getting older by the day. That’s why so many men and women are scared to look in the mirror every morning. How many more wrinkles are visible? How much has the bald spot on the top of your head grown in the last 24 hours? Fortunately, there are som...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Reaching . . . . a Distance Shore“To see far is one thing; going there is another.”Constantin Brancusi, Romanian-Born Sculptor         I see it. . . . . . . .Reaching . . . . distance shore Many have dreamed of a great adventure . . . . and traveling to a distance shore. But very few have the cou...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It is true that most men and women in Fort Myers homes put on some extra weight after they quit smoking cigarettes. At least there are some tips to help you stay fit. For instance, after finishing a big meal, do not light up. Rather, you can practice a healthier custom. Make it a point to brush y...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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I chuckled as I read the vanity plate on the car ahead of me on the highway. “I AM LATE” it declared. Part of my laughter was because I habitually try to fit more things into 24 hours than a day allows.I’m not sure if Delaware has more vanity plates per capita than elsewhere, but we certainly hav...