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 Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
If you are a Melbourne / Space Coast homeowner looking to stay in shape, try rock climbing. Becoming a rock climber means taking good care of your body. It becomes essential to eat low-carb meals that are easy to digest. Nothing could be worse than experiencing gas pains while hanging off the sid...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 0
Is it worth it to get a home inspector for your Cape Coral real estate? It is up to the individual. The job of an inspector is to find everything that might be a larger problem in the house before you move in. This will begin by checking the electricity, water supply, plumbing, air conditioning u...

By Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(K1 Realty Group)
Comments 2
#12. Greetings, If you have not read this blog, it's a must read from Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  There are great blogs; but I chose to re-blog this one because it's different.  It's not the same usual blog on how to generate leads, 12 steps to finding a buyer, or tips that you can can learn from ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
If you woke up broke, you had no business going to sleep! In our world, you simply cannot take your foot off of the gas! It's a constant that, if not practiced, will lead you to what is known as the 'Roller Coaster Ride of Real Estate' and quite possibly, financial ruins.   As I was chatting wit...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 6
      Take out your calendars and load your big rocks first!  In your calendar, write in as many of the big events such as conferences or vacations, etc. that you have already planned or are planning on attending this year.  After that start loading in your ongoing weekly or monthly meetings.  Fr...

By Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service
(Century 21 Doug Anderson)
Comments 2
 Sometimes we are all doubting our abilities. If we only could step out of the shadows and into the light, life would be so much easier. I know personally, that when I step into the light, everything becomes possible. So please, for your own sake, give it your best shot. You will achieve anything...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
What is the best way to have a steady stream of loyal customers?   Under promise and over deliver.   Consumers do not buy real estate.  They buy you! Regardless of what we sell we are all really in a service business. People do not buy what we sell. They buy us. If they truly buy us they are a lo...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 2
What happens when an FHA 203k loan goes sideways?We hear all kinds of stories and everyone wants to lay blame on someone else when these loans go side ways and go sideways some to.1) One our our associates in NJ called me and his client called him to say they were ready for a draw inspection, the...

By Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions
(Martin Presence Group)
Comments 12
You know, I’ve found that people have no VISION. If they walk into a home that needs some TLC, they cannot see what it COULD be.I know I’ve mentioned that my wife and I have remodeled lots of houses during our marriage, and one thing we had was VISION.  We could walk into the ugliest, dumpiest ho...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
You Will Be Judged By the Standards in Your Life“Each of us will one day be judgedby our standard of life,not by our standard of living;by our measure of givingnot by our measure of wealth;by our simple goodness, not by our securing greatness.”William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994, Author One of Americ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 3
When you write just one market report, you are considered 'expert' or a knowledgeable agent in that area. Correct? Wrong! Here's a re-blog from Debbie that explains the significance of market reports - and yes, what's your commitment for them. Can Writing Market Reports Make You the Expert in an ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 12
In this quickly changing world, one has to keep on learning new things - every day, to make the experience count. And what better example I can give of that other than Barbara? (And of course there are many more here at ActiveRain!) Here's a re-blog of the post from none other than Barbara. I jus...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
Orange captures attention.  It entices people to buy. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments that will be seen by Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Orange is a hot color.  It has many attributes such as; extroverted, energizing, thrilling, fun, awe inspiring and playful.  Orange is ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 4
  Proactive Listening is a Success Skill “Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   Proactive listening is a success skill   A proactive listener . . . . listens to gather information . . . . to understand...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
“Good, better, best, never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.” Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments that will be seen by Lou Ludwig. Never Rest Until You’re the Best “Good, better, best, never let it rest till your good is better and your better ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 42
The Fine Line Between Follow Up & Being a Pain in the Ass       Being a real estate agent (or a lender like myself, for that matter) is tough.  Not only do you have to do an exemplary job for your clients, be a problem solver, fire fighter, and customer service rep, but all of your work can be fo...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 30
    When we list a property  we look inside and out....and ask all the questions that we know as experienced agents, Buyers will ask....from the age of the roof to the "has there  ever been any water in the basement"  kind of mechanical/maintenance questions...to advising on issues of declutterin...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 30
Reality can bite when chasing the dollar. 👀  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$🏃... Many new recruits are lured into real estate with the perception of instant success, that expensive cars, lavish trips and endless cash flow will magically appear after getting licensed. Disillusioned, once they learn the trut...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
I have a feeling that if you interview someone who has found success in life, either in their business or personal lives, you will find a person who had a strong belief in their goals and what they were looking for.  Motivational Power Quote   When You Believe it You Will See it “The only limits ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
Successfully Achieving Your Goals is Your Mission“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.” Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993 American Writer and Minister   As I see it. . . . . . . .Successfully achieving your go...