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 Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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There are several ways to assure yourself of more income in the second half of the year.Let’s look at just a few ideas you could implement.1 A expired listing campaign. Don’t expect three listings in the first month. Realize this is an extended campaign. Myself I began in February, currently havi...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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If you follow me, you have heard me talk this first one.The only reason for repeating it, no one I mean no one follows through and does what I tell them to do.They make silly comments like, I was going to, or I am going to. STOP IT.Right now, I have two buyer leads from this first way to increase...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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If you want to have a successful luxury or other real estate practice, you must understand the mindset of your ideal clients and the intricacies of your marketplace that make them happy to live there.  When you take the time to really understand what they need and assure them that you can deliver...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 11
It is important that as the leader exercise proper control over your business. However, if you exercise too much control you could hurt your business. But it can be tough to let go. Here is how it can happen.You started your real estate business with a great vision. You spent much of your time wo...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
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Keys, keys and more keys!  Sometimes, I don't have room for all the keys in my purse.  There's the key to my house, the key to my car and can I complain about one?  Key fobs are so large.  Yes, I can reach down inside my purse and pull that one out in the dark!There are keys to the garage and the...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Brian England's Best Farming Technique Click Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!! For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ I have not farmed an area for very long, but I envision that the Facebook group that I created for my farm area wi...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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    If you are a part of a networking group, you will have to hone in your sales manager moment or minute. This is the best encapsulated version of your services that can educate and request a call to action.  You may have to pitch this over the phone or in person and so preparing your perfect pi...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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It really sounds too simple that you will be successful by doing what you do best!Let me add that this also applies to working on developing your natural talents.  So that even if you are not doing it well now, you have the talent to hit it out of the park.  It just takes work and practice.My con...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Together, with laser focus we are aligned, determined, and unstoppable! To the clients that have worked with me, they have all become familiar with the phrase:Onward & UpwardStagnation leads to deterioration and as Miley Cyrus sang so well in her song 'The Climb' -"There's always gonna be another...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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In today’s hot real estate market sellers are often getting multiple competing offers. When this happens, the seller must choose the best offer. But the best offer is not always the highest sales price. Sellers must look at all factors of the offer. After all, the goal is not only to get the high...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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This is a topic worth exploring.   I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I sh...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Spring Cleaning - Back to 2011 For Suggestions About Paperless Office Going PAPERLESS in 2011 seemed advanced and yet here it is 2018 and only an estimated 60% plus of work is truly paperless! Evernote (logo above) is a big part of the paperless realm.  For 2011 - our motto was "Don't Create More...

By Ed Kunkel, Let's love your new home together!
(RE/MAX Professionals )
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 Oh how much fun it is to call a national company through their 800 number, and follow the myriad of voice automation nightmare to try to get to the customer service agent that specializes in your need.  Why do we punish ourselves doing this, when there are many benefits on many levels to do busi...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 67
  I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I should at the very least make an ef...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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RE/MAX ACR Elite Group offers Tampa Bay area home sellers a free 35 page sellers guide. The real estate guide helps sellers make informed decisions when it comes time to sell their homes. It's helpful for first-time sellers and experienced sellers. It explains what to look for in a Realtor, how t...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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We have heard much about sexual harassment in the workplace lately. While this is a practice that is illegal it also destroys a well aligned diverse workplace. Diverse teams led by good leaders are highly productive teams. Creating a dynamic workforce involves valuing and respecting every individ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 17
Wordless Wednesdays: I saw this road sign as I was taking a stroll and thought to myself...Be prepared to stop...but it does not mean you have to quit. Regroup and move forward!!!       If you are looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve ...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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If you've found yourself in a probate situation in California, don't choose a California probate attorney without a recommendation. Don't get frustrated with google searching though. You have enough on your mind. Sentinel Realty Partners are experienced probate realtors in California able to sugg...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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Around the country, more Realtors are choosing no-strings, home valuations. See, many people rely too heavily on online estimates. These instant home evaluators can be off by as much as 12 percent. Experienced Realtors with a clear, personal understanding of the local market and pending sales can...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la)
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