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 Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITYReal estate agents live in their local community so much is expected from us. I know many of us volunteer in several different organizations in ones local community. I am a type of person that must take action. The school that my child...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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Two students at a Scottish university recently visited an art exhibit. While there, they placed a pineapple that they had bought in a nearby market, on a vacant stand at the exhibit, just to see what would happen. They returned later in the day, only to discover that someone had placed a glass ca...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Best Way to Minimize Mistakes“Every mistake that I made - and we all make mistakes -came because I didn’t take the time to get all the factsCharles Knight 1791 -1873, English Publisher,Editor, Author As I see it. . . . . . . .The best way to minimize mistakes Mistakes are a fact of life . . ....

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 Keller Williams agents across the world today will be giving back to the communities that we so proudly serve with real estate services.  RED is an  acronym for Renew Energize and Donate.  Market Centers (that's Keller-eze for branch office ) choose a deserving project in their area and spend t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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One Step Closer“A setback is a stepping stone on your success journey . . . .and one step closer to your next success.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . .One step close Your success journey is not an expressway . . . ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Pennsylvania currently has a low inventory of properties, particularly horse properties and farms.  This makes it a Sellers market, and Buyers must move quickly to buy their property or they may miss out.  Some properties are so popular that they are getting multiple offers.  There are ways to h...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Howdy ActiveRainers, Tim here, ready for the weekend? Reminder – this Sunday is Mother’s Day, which can evoke feelings of warmth, nurturing and contentment (i.e. - feelings your leads, clients, buyers and sellers should ALL experience, before, during and after any and all interaction(s) with you...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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It’s All In the Mindset“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with them.” Zig Ziglar 1926 -2012, American Author, Salesman and Motivational Speaker   As I see it . . . . . . .It’s all in the mindset An optimist has the mindset of a champion . . . ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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In Each New Day “In each new day . . . . there is a new beginning.In each new beginning . . . . There are new opportunities.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .In each new day Yesterday is behind you . . . . today is a...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Attitude About Life “Your attitude about life is a mirror . . . and determines life’s attitude about you.Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .Your attitude about life The way you approach your life . . . . . and the ...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Executive Real Estate Services)
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I toured several "for lease" homes yesterday in Fairfield with some wonderful clients.  Wonderful clients who sold their current home in 2 days, because they have lovingly maintained their cozy cottage and it was priced to sell! These prospective tenants are the cream of the crop.  With good cred...

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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I enjoyed this post from Bob Crane very much and I have been in this situation in the past.  In case you missed it, I've re-blogged it, as I think you may enjoy this one as well:  To Catch a Cat, showing homes with Cats! My friend William Feela posed a question today about what to do when showing...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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As real estate professionals, we are constant targets for all sorts of marketing pitches.I get phone calls, all the time, from people trying to sell me stuff.  Some of the calls are recorded, some are live salespeople (who have some difficulty with the word "no").And I rarely (read that as "never...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Yet another PropertyMinder shout-out...A fitting #FlashbackFriday post as we head into the weekend. :) "Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol WilliamsHere...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol WilliamsHere are this week's nominations for posts deserving a little extra recognition and Google juice.  As usual...

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 Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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One of my wife's and my core values is to always have reliant relationships instead of dependent relationships. It may sound like semantics to you but it isn't. Often when you have dependent relationships then the other party can either demand your actions be what they want because they believe t...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 What do you think the future of real estate sales is now that we have everything on the Internet?  Really, I think the opportunity is  bright for a good agent.  As as clothing store once used to say, "An educated consumer is our best customer."Many business advisers and sales consultants talk ab...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Being Rich is a State of Mind “Being rich isn’t about money. Being rich is a state of mind.Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of a watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck aheadof th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Who Are You? “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Harry S. Truman 1884 – 1972, 33rd President  of the United States   As I see it . . . . . . .Who are you? Who are you . . . . and what do you see . . ....