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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 14
Systems Can Make You BIG MONEY in Real Estate I have always been a "systems" girl. I need things in their right place. I don't like things out of order and I like to be able to control my environment. I am not a neat freak, but I am an organizational one. I like things to have a "home" and I lik...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 10
 A highly magnified photo of a female biting midge in the public domain  As real estate marketing professionals regardless of the niche or marketplace you are working in, there are quite a few rules to follow when it comes to disclosing pertinent facts about a property you are selling.  Our motto...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
      Closings are happy times...the Sellers move on to their next life chapter and the Buyers begin their new happily ever after dreams of making their new house..their new home. We believe that making those two things happen...whichever side of the transaction you are on as an agent is a very h...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 15
If you want to know why your team is not accountable for results you might want to look at  how you are helping them become accountable.  You would want to start by creating a culture of accountability. The best way to accomplish is to create the culture where teams feel motivated to achieve goal...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 25
 Jeff Dowler, CRS  contest got me thinking about change.  Yes, some change happens quickly but you would be you surprised at how much change occured in the last 10 years and you didn't realize it.  In the world of business slow change can be more devastating than fast change.  With fast change yo...

By Riverside Abstract, Riverside Abstract is a title insurance company.
(Riverside Abstract)
Comments 0
Purchasing a home or other real estate property is no small deal. That is why getting title insurance is one of the standard steps home buyers take before closing on a home purchase. When you purchase a real estate property, you obtain “title” to the property, as the previous owner transfers thei...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 0
If you are looking for the best gym equipment, then you should know that there are various important things that you will have to focus on so you can avoid all the problems later on. Make sure that you are paying close attention to the details that will allow you to choose the best gym equipment....

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 3
The Benefit of Education “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begin, it is probably...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 24
Just Do it, the slogan of Nike, reminds us that all the plans in the world mean nothing until we put them into action.  This is particularly true in sales including Real Estate.  The reason incomes vary so much is because some execute their plans and others do not.The reason that many great plans...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Comments 0
Closing CostsClosing costs are the various fees you have to pay when you close the deal in a real estate transaction. It is essential to consider these charges when budgeting for a home purchase or sale. Although typically shouldered by the buyer, these charges are open to negotiation. You'll wan...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
Comments 5
Working into the evening at my office, I heard the voices of a few other people down the hall, some laughter, and a few loud noises. When I left later, my peripheral vision pulled my gaze to the left and I saw one of the office windows covered with cardboard. Closer inspection revealed that the w...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
Personalities and Pending to Close: Your Golden Opportunity! A highly-overlooked referral opportunity in an agent's business is the "pending to closing" process. And the more you can tune into a client's personality during this time, the more effective you can be with that client. In fact, when ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Believe . . . . You Can Do It “Never underestimate the power of belief when it comes to fulfilling your dreams. I can say with no hesitation that every person I’ve ever met who has achieved any degree of success has one thing in common: they believed with all their heart they could do it.” Mac A...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
Comments 0
At some point, you may need to hire a consultant for your small business. As much as you know almost every aspect of your business, you will find that there are areas which call for different kinds of expertise. This is where a consultant comes in. A consultant will provide highly specialized ski...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
If you are into real estate business, you should know that one of the best ways to promote what you are selling is opening a dedicated Instagram account that can help you reach potential customers.The thing with social media nowadays is that everybody uses it to promote what they do, and things a...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
Every single one of us has a limitless memory capacity. I don’t know about you but my memory is fantastic but I find it’s just too short! For most of us storage isn't the issue, as our brains can hold everything and then some. It’s recall—accessing the information in our memories—that’s the stick...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
Say WHAT ?  A Buyer was talking to a lawyer about other matters...in a different state with a "newly baptized lawyer."  They were talking about a Power of Attorney.  About 99% of our closings are done with us having the Power of Attorney at closing for our Sellers. It's easier...we of course chan...

By Reuben Fine
(Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com)
Comments 7
 Curious to know which you use or prefer for taking listing photos: DSLR camera or Mobile Phone/Pad Camera? Which is better in terms of convenience and/or quality? I find myself using my mobile more often, curious to know your thoughts.     

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 27
Be the Master . . . . of Your Life“The eye of the master will do more workthan both his hands.”Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790, American Statesman, Founding Father, Author Political Theorist, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor      As I see it. . . . . . . .Be the master . . . . of your life  Master y...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 26
Some Days You Get Mostly Green LightsAnd Some Days You Don’t I had a physical therapy appointment fairly early yesterday morning when I expected traffic on the route I take might be busier due to rush hour. Surprisingly, I got mostly green lights (there are about a dozen on this 6 mile drive) and...