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 Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Listings are the name of MY real estate game.  In the past 39 years of being a listing agent, I have seen and heard it all!  Actually, more than I wanted, but it was all a learning experience. My niche has always been land and new construction.  New home sales is are a very different animal from ...

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...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Whether you knew it or not, Pilates is a fabulous method of building muscle size, as well as strength for Coral Springs homeowners. Lean muscle mass is created, speeding up your metabolism. As a direct result of your metabolic increase, you can eat more food and still manage to lose belly fat qui...

By Soulutions Real Estate
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Our listing clients often ask us which home improvements provide the most bang for the buck when it comes time to sell. We always remind them that the market value of a home – what it will sell for to a willing buyer – is in large part determined by the sales prices of similar homes in the neighb...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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Attorney Steve's BRE Compliance Best Practices In law it is always the little things that matter most.  In this case, it is the business cards (and other solicitation materials) and your real estate license number under the microscope. Is your real estate business card compliant with the real es...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
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What Makes You Referrable?   I was recently asked to respond to an on-line Business Group Q&A - and the question was asked What Makes You Referrable?  This business group includes a variety of professions. My response follows and after that I will share 10 Valuable Comments from other businesses ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 6/4/2017  After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started to roar!He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him!!!The moral of the story: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut!---  Will Rogers   Beware of liability! Don't be trapped! Avoid ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   "Time is of the essence"...it's more than just an expression...a wish...a casual remark...it IS the way it IS...and it applies to every part of a real estate transaction.  When you sign a contract....Listing or Purchasing...there are different things that you agree to do within specific timeli...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Dan Jasmer "...or capturing the exterior can be equally challenging especially if you don't have the proper tools.  Perhaps a camera boom or drone is needed in some situations..."Right on target - and - re-blog! I am a stickler for quality photos when listing a home for sale.  With the pick up in...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Winning Bidding Wars for Your Buyers - Win With These 3 Tips!   1.  You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig but, It's Still a Pig!   Remember, your reputation precedes you - in life and in business - and after one 'bad' deal with an agent, news travels fast. Last Saturday, I met buyers the day after a ver...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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PERSONAL INVENTORY THAT CONTINUES TO GROW MY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS AND BEYOND I always remembered my earlier thoughts of owning my own business. I have always been attracted to the real estate business. I had always worked for “Corporate America” because I was taught that was the safe thing to do....

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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As men and women living in Stuart homes reach their senior years, it is smart to work out their bodies. For starters, folks should work on strength training. Use small amounts of weight to perform numerous repetitions to build muscle. You can also work on resistance training with either free weig...

By Oscar Busch, Mortgage Loan Officer
(PrimeLending)
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When a collection or another derogatory item is deleted from the credit report how much will the score increase?The answer, go figure, is that it depends. The question that should be asked is what are the factors that it depends on?AnswerA derogatory account can weigh as little as 0 points on you...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It is still possible to have a modern looking Miami Beach home without sacrificing any comfort. You just have to know what you are doing. For instance, make the entrance to your home welcoming. After all, you want to give each one of your guests a sense of warmth when they visit your property. Pu...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Sarah Lawson has had three different husbands in the last decade or so. She was fortunate enough to live in a beautiful Palm Beach Gardens home with each one of them. For example, Sarah hooked up with a dermatologist. Living in a giant mansion along the Intracoastal, Sarah thought she would be wi...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Get a look!  Most importantly, be original!     In order to attract the dominant share of the luxury real estate or other segments of the real estate constellation you have to stand out in to attract and maintain an ideal client base.   In the late nineties playwright,Terrence McNally wrote a awa...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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If you have been renting your Melbourne / Space Coast home, you may be better off just buying a home, even if it is smaller in size. You just have to know tricks to make it feel bigger, like utilizing vertical space. Depend on shelves that start on the floor and stretch up to the ceiling. If you ...

By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(RE/MAX Consultants)
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There is a misunderstanding among some sellers, and even agents, and I’m here to clear that up. You can indeed cancel a real estate listing agreement in California. Sellers might be asking themselves, “under what circumstances?” And the answer to that is: almost any.Maybe you changed your mind an...

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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Your decisions are yours to make . . . . or not make. A Product of Your Decisions  “I am not a product of may circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey 1932 -2012, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker       As I see it . . . . . . . A product of your decisions   Your decisio...