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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Always Make a Total Effort“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” Arnold Palmer, Professional Golfer  As I see it . . . . . . .Always make a total effort When you make a total effort . . . . you form the habit of excellences. Your actions will carry through to every aspe...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
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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Like it or not, too many Weston homeowners are now walking around overweight and out of shape. Fortunately, it may not be a hard as you may think to lose weight and get in shape. It all starts with your diet. It is only smart to eat plenty of salad. Stick to romaine lettuce and spinach to get the...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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An idea popped into Kyle’s head before she opened her eyes on a warm September morning in 2015.  She was renting part of her Grandma’s house, but it was being sold. Her mom offered that she could live with her, but this morning Kyle knew that she wanted a place of her own. Breathing in the steam ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life Improves When You’re Honest with Yourself“Your life will improve only when you becomehonest with yourself.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . . .Life improves when you’re honest with yourself Once you become honest ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Count . . . .Your Blessings“When we count our blessings we . . .  won’t have time for the distractions.” Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Self-Help    As I see it . . . . . . .Count . . . . your blessings We get so wrapped in the daily riggers of our...

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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You have to have the fortitude to pick yourself up after you’re been knocked down . . . . and to get back on course when the winds of life blow you off course. Reaching . . . . a Distance Shore “To see far is one thing; going there is another.” Constantin Brancusi, Romanian-Born Sculptor         ...

By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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Market Report Blogging BlueprintSince many buyers and sellers are researching the real estate market long before they contact a real estate agent it is important to be the one providing the information.  Your blog is a perfect place to share this information with prospects and get discovered on t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Productive Pathway to a Successful Future“Learn to use ten minutes intelligently.It will pay you huge dividends.”William A. Irwin, Author      As I see it. . . . . . . .A productive pathway to a successful future Time is much like the water in a stream.  The waters of the stream of your life wi...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Problem Solvers are in Demand“Solving problems is the foundation of survival.”Michael Mc Millian, Author        As I see it. . . . . . . .Problem solvers are in demand Many people see the problem . . . . but very few can see the solution. Problem solving is the unique skill of seeing through the...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Yes You Can . . . . When You Believe You Can“Some people live on someday isle . . . . But not you.Yes you can . . . . when you believe you can . . . . and work hard to create successful results.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it ....

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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YourInner Strength . . . . Makes All the Difference“Trials, temptations disappointments - - all those are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses than rightly. They not only test the fiber of a character, but strengthen it.Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every t...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Put the Singleness of Purpose into Your Life“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials forsuccess in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” John D. Rockefeller Jr., American Financier andPhilanthropist     As I see it. . . . . . . .Put the singleness of purpose into your life Singlene...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Who You Are Destined to Become“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 1882, American Essayist,Lecturer and Poet   As I see it . . . . . . .Who you are destined to become The person that’s determined to succeed . . . .  will find a way....

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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People Want to  . . . . Feel Important“People want to feel important . . . . Either you make your customers feel important . . . . or they will find someone else who will.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .People wa...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Self-Pity is a Mindset“Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it,we can never do anything good in the world.” Helen Keller 1880 -1968, American Author. Political Activist, Lecturer    As I see it. . . . . . . .Self-pity is a mindset Self-pity becomes a trap of the mind that poisons your...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Laminated Flooring by Lumber Liquidators with high levels of Formaldehyde reported by 60 Minutes on March 1, 2015. 60 Minutes sent 31 samples of Chinese made laminate flooring that was bought from Lumber Liquidators in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York. They sent the samples for tes...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
Talk real estate and hand out those business cards...  This blog by Sally and David Hanson is a good reminder that real estate professionals need to talk about real estate at every opportunity. Asking for the business and handing out business cards should be an automatic reaction when seeing new ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The first step to learn computer coding... Ron and Alexandra Seigel suggest that we learn a little about computer coding to expand our knowledge. Watch the video and go to the original blog to make your comments.     Staying at the top of your game is key in the New Year. It is essential if you w...