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 Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Too many Weston homeowners walk around looking and feeling down in the dumps. You just need to know the right tricks to the trade. For instance, there is vitamin B12, an essential ingredient for the production of red blood cells in your body. Without a sufficient amount of vitamin B12, you can su...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Stranger Danger Alert is for grown-ups too! A real estate agent was robbed, by gun point while sitting in his car, waiting for the police to write a report about a break-in at a home he has listed. Thankfully, he wasn't hurt and only lost his immediate belongings. This can happen to anyone! Being...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It is not easy to lose weight, but it is possible. To begin, start depending on cooking and dining in your own Coral Gables home. Dishes in restaurants are hard to trust, even if they are labeled “low-fat,” and their portion sizes are usually too large. You can save loads of cash by planning your...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The greatest danger lurking on the sidelines is the arrow of complacency. Every new business needs a certain degree of energy, excitement, and enthusiasm to get started.  Yet anyone that has started a business understands that challenges are inevitable.  No business lasts very long without encoun...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Procrastination . . . . It’s a Bad Habit“Procrastination is the natural assassin of opportunity.”Victor Kiam 1926 – 2001, American Entrepreneur Owner of the New England Patriots 1988 - 1991   As I see it. . . . . . . . .Procrastination . . . . It’s a bad habit Procrastination is a bad habit . . ....

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 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 JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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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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 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)
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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)
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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 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 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 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...