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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
      In Wisconsin, one part of the Offer to Purchase a property gives the Seller(s) the "Right to Cure". Buyers when writing their offers can choose to give it ....or not. What this means is...If, as the result of an inspection by a licensed home inspector, there is an issue that requires replac...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 9
I saw a post (on another forum) recently, seeking resources for a specific type of professional (a lender). I posted a pick, based on years of personal experience and numerous successful transactions. I have learned from experience NEVER recommend, period -- and never even SUGGEST anyone I would ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 29
When we write these posts, it is with the intention to inspire those real estate companies and agents to elevate the look and feel of their website, to make it user friendly and give the client/customer a wonderful experience while browsing your site. This is our goal with every brand we develop ...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
Comments 32
I’ve been involved in a lot of negotiations, and read a lot of books on the subject.  There is a basic principal of negotiation that is fundamental- that is- below the level of tactics and techniques.  In fact, it doesn’t apply to negotiations alone, but to almost every type of human interaction....

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 13
Real estate valuation is art and science - mostly, IMO . . . SCIENCE! Sure, you have to figure in the occasional intangible - views, proximity to schools, power lines or nearby development, and tangibles like deferred maintenance and upgrades for residential properties . . . . . . and future deve...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 6
This one has it all..... it's easily understandable and rememberable..... When we write these posts, it is with the intention to inspire those real estate companies and agents to elevate the look and feel of their website, to make it user friendly and give the client/customer a wonderful experien...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 6
This is such a good example of cost vs value, by Candice A. Donofrio  I had to re-post it. Today many people are offering cheap options for home owners to sell their homes, all save the home owner money, thus they are cheap, but do they offer the homeowner value? Please read the post below and co...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 3
The loan process can certainly be haunting at times and that is why anyone buying a home should work with a lender as on top of their game as Rob Spinosa is! The Haunted Loan Process   As we wind our way closer to Halloween, I wanted to cover a few of the graveyard variety hobgoblins of the mortg...

By Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 90
The Sky is Falling The Sky is Falling... The last week of August 2019 was a non-stop blah blah blah media craziness about the 'looming' recession.  Ridiculous absolutely ridiculous. There I said it, ok. And I have my reasons for saying how ridiculous the blah blah media blitz has been. I'm the ty...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 7
Want to do some good reading? Check out these recommendations by our friend, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D. Nelson Notes: The Referral of a Lifetime     Nelson Notes     Welcome to my notebook, where I share the highlights from the books I read and notes taken while in live training...

By Andrea "Andy" Tolbert, Broker, Safety Expert, Instructor
(HD Realty)
Comments 4
Can One Player Really Blow the Whole Game?  Short Sales Broken Down! This past Saturday I watched the Florida Gators play Mississippi State.  It was painful to watch, all the way to the very end where we had a few seconds left and a field goal would have tied the game and given us a chance at red...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 45
I just finished listening to Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell below is a video of him talking about the book Part of the book is about how judges, police all of us judge others. Amazingly, we do it very badly. In fact, we judge others better if we don't see them. We would all think that s...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 27
Professionally Written Contracts Are A Requirement, NOT An Option!Contract Writing 101Contract writing is probably the most important skill we can develop as real estate professionals. A well written contract makes a HUGE difference.It protects you/your client.It makes life easier for escrow offi...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 4
The Haunted Loan Process As we wind our way closer to Halloween, I wanted to cover a few of the graveyard variety hobgoblins of the mortgage process.  You know, the things our clients don't tell us at the start and that later come back to haunt their home loan transaction like so many nightmares ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 71
 This morning I listened to a news segment regarding a rising issue with websites that are not adapted for blind and other disabled people.  I don't think I've even seen a  real estate site adapted for a blind person.  How would that work in real estate?  I know zip zero nada about this subject. ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 3
Don't Let Barriers Drain Your Pool of Buyers There are many barriers to selling a home in today's competitive selling environment. The challenge for many agents is how to discuss those barriers without offending the client. Perhaps the home you are evaluating has a very strong cat urine odor or ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 0
  With cold October air rolling in much earlier than usual, it can feel like the only place you want to stay is inside for your lunch break.  You may also default much more to delivery food.  Traditionally, people have an actual hour to eat lunch.  That is a long chunk of the work day to just be ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Revenue growth & scalability in your business isn’t just something that just happens — it requires a commitment to generating revenue that starts at the top and is reinforced through your organization. As a company leader, a way to embrace this model for profitability is by something we call the ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 5
Such a great posted written by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 and it is so very true that our judgments will influence us before we actually get to know someone or the situation and that is unfortunate. I just finished listening to Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell below is a video of him tal...
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