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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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In order to have loyal clients you need to have an engaged and loyal team and you need to know that everyone is working. “How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that question. Asking that question with your business is ver...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Positioning your personal or company brand in the minds of your target market enables YOU to establish the brand category with which YOU want to be associated in their minds. Just because you have a real estate license does not mean that you should sell everything in the category.  What is import...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 22
The Open House ScareAbout six weeks ago, I held an open house and had a creepy experience.  Thankfully, I was on my toes and something that could have turned into a very awful event, ended with me smiling and showing my creepy guest the door without him suspecting that I was ready to beat his hea...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 43
Happy New Day   "Agree to inspire before you expire." Selling Is Not Talking For over 30 years I interviewed folks who wanted to join the wonderful word of real estate.  During the interview I always got around to asking why they had made the decision to become a real estate agent and so many tim...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
(KWKLY)
Comments 36
Today we wanted to share with you 5 different ways that KWKLY customers are using text message marketing in their real estate businesses. We hope you see these ideas and think about how you could adapt them to your own marketing efforts.A Couple of Things to Consider About Texting Before We Dive ...

By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 4
Interesting Semantics, T.I.M vs. C.A.MThe term "C.A.M" stands for "Common Area Maintenance", however this term is being widely used to describe the "NNN" additional rent that a Tenant must pay the Landlord to cover for Property Taxes, Property Insurance and Property Maintenance. I strongly believ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Determination Makes  Everything Possible“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in the person’s determination.”Tommy Lasorda, Baseball Player and Manager   As I see it . . . . . . .Be determined Determination makes . . . . everything possible The difference between what becom...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Striving to Do Your Best is a Mindset“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find your ready for greater challenges.”Pat Riley, Basketball Coach and General Manger          As I see it. . . . . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Enthusiasm At Work “Your self-confidence is your enthusiasm at work.” Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Enthusiasm at work When your self-confident you will take on the task . . . . with enthusiasm . . . . and with th...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Do you know a good leader when you see one? Choosing leaders for your real estate teams is the first step to creating a high performing team.  The selection of  a leader with the correct  leadership traits depends on understanding your environment.  And the environment such as type of organizatio...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
Comments 9
The life of a realtor is a never-ending networking event. Each person you meet is a potential lead, or may even have a referral (including other agents and real estate industry professionals). It’s important to stay connected and network with your local community members if your business is to su...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 38
ACTIVERAIN SPRING CLEANING 2017 AND BEYOND Many of us are ready for spring to be here since some people live in colder parts of this great country. We have spring baseball training live here in Arizona. Change is in the air. One of the many things we do in our household is spring clean. Luckily, ...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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WHEN THE OTHER BROKER WILL NOT RESPOND KEEP MOVING FORWARD Many of you know that I work in Phoenix Property Management. We continue to acquire new accounts because of various marketing efforts. I recently signed up new investors from California. He was informing me that his property manager was a...

By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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Our Blogging Blueprint webinar on Friday, January 11th, focused on using Local Events and Local Businesses blog posts to drive traffic to your blog. We created some example blog posts written for a local event and local businesses to give you a template to work with when creating your own.Posts a...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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During the real estate boom from 2000-2006, sellers got a little lazy. Put a sign in the yard, and they will come. They weren’t too worried about how the house looked, or fixing minor repairs because they expected multiple offers and could choose from the pile.When the recession hit, even great h...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 28
5 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day! It has been a very tough week, and now we move on to another week that promises to be busy and challenging.I hope you all are having a productive spring as well, and with that in mind I am sharing a little video with a few tips to make your week m...

By Ashley Fisher, Virtual Reception Services
(Ruby Receptionists)
Comments 23
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 Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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The 80/20 RuleThere's a very simple rule that is pretty true in life. It's called the 80/20 rule or the Pareto Principle. It basically says that 20% of your effort produces 80% of the results and 80% of your effort results in only 20% of the results.The Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, discove...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
A Change in Thinking . . . . Will Change Your Results“The significant problems we face cannot be solvedat the same level of thinking we were atwhen we created them.”Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955, German-Born TheoreticalPhysicist, Developed the General Theory of Relativity        As I see it. . . . ...

By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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Why choose RE/MAX Commercial for your Exclusive Listing?You as a client must understand the process of marketing and selling your commercial property and the strategy the commercial broker will utilize to sell your property at the market value and in a reasonable time period. Exclusive listings a...