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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 23
We have been cogitating, pondering and mulling over the state of luxury today.  I (A) have read numerous articles by different experts in the field of branding, marketing, and those who report on luxury sales. In an earlier post we mentioned "affordable luxury" as a category, which in our opinion...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 10
Whether it is a closed heart...or a mind that refuses to consider other opportunities...it is a loss one will never know how great. How much more could have been accomplished...what was yet to discover...be open to all there is...heart and mind...and experience all you can. The Prison of a Closed...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 8
Lou knew that once we're motivated to do something, making it a habit keeps up that forward momentum.    Motivation . . . . Habits . . . . and Forward Momentum   “Motivation is what gets you started. Habits is what keeps you going.”   Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009, American Entrepreneur, Author and Motiva...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 1
Your first few months as a real estate agent are perilous. You expend great money and effort to establish yourself with few guarantees of income. Traversing this period requires strategy, persistence, and a bit of luck. To get listings as fast as possible, follow the tips below. 10 TIPS TO GET L...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 146
Many Real Estate Practitioners, REALTORS®, and Buyers have been frustrated over the years that they were never sure if the offers were ever presented to the seller. I personally have experienced this on numerous occasions… Well the latest legal update is as follows:  Presentation of Offers: Chang...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 24
Peace in my garden.   Quite often, unecessary drama is brought to a transaction when negotiations fail, allowing emotions to ratchet high into the upper atmosphere. I refuse to engage, cut the conversation short and hang up. No one deserves to be demeaned because a decision was made that did not ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 0
Our Denver rental and real estate markets are rapidly changing as the months go by.  You will have many parties that you interact with that will realize these changes.  It can be anything from the national average mortgage rate to industry changes like days on market or median prices for homes.  ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 5
I have  3 parcels of good hunting land that can still be closed by opening of deer season.Sellers are willing to do a short term contract for deed.If you are in the market for some hunting land now is the time to call. Already picked out the land you want, but, no time to buy, let me help! I may ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 20
My siblings and I have spent the past week breaking up mom's condo, as she heads for a nursing home.  But that's not the real story, here.As part of breaking up mom's condo, we came across a drawer full of old photos, and spent a lot of time going through the photos, resurrecting memories, and sh...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 3
If you try to be everything to everybody, you could end up being a whole lot of nothing to a whole lot of people.  Specialize in a Target Market and Standout “Small difference in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.” Brian Tracy, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker, ...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 1
by Jorge Letayf | RE/MAX MéxicoReal Estate Advisory work has many advantages, including you have your own business that you'll have your time, however these advantages come with a number of responsibilities that you do not miss taking on the trip.Here I share some things you should consider to ad...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Proudly Selling Florida Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 6
 “The greatest of journeys start with fanning the spark of opportunities . . . . and turning a spark into your life’s purpose”.  The late Lou Ludwig always had an inspiring message and loved to share his wisdom. I love to share his inspiration.  Great Opportunities Start As a Spark “The greatest ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Proudly Selling Florida Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 3
REAL ESTATE IS A "TEAM SPORT"Must be "IN IT TO WIN IT!!"In business and sports, you need to be in it to win! How To Be "The Winning Team" How can you get to the finish line?How can you get everyone on your team on the same page?  Your Team: Seller Buyer Real Estate Team Listing Agent  Selling Age...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
The Prison of a Closed Heart “The worst prison would be a closed heart.” Pope John Paul II 1920 – 2006, Served as Pope of the CatholicChurch from 1978 to 2006   As I see it . . . . . . . .The prison of a closed heart  When the heart is closed . . . . we close people out of our life . . . . and th...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 4
  Motivation . . . . Habits . . . . and Forward Momentum   “Motivation is what gets you started. Habits is what keeps you going.”   Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009, American Entrepreneur, Author and Motivational Speaker   As I see it . . . . . . .   Motivation . . . . habits . . . . and forward momentum   Y...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
  What Do You Do Now? “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” Author Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   What do you do now?   Out of the blue you’re hit with an overwhelming condition . . . . that’s u...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la)
Comments 0
 MAI, AI, DATA THIEVES  Peter Christensen CoStar accuses the “John Does” of violating CoStar’s copyrights by contributing photos or other information obtained from CoStar to the CompStak database…In the last week, CoStar Realty Information has filed several lawsuits against commercial appraisers ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 60
How many times have you heard the statement, “That is the way we have always done it.” We tend to look at the past when we create the future. If you don’t believe that then think about how you create your annual goals. Do you just move the same chairs around? What happens if this is disrupted? Ye...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 6
I love this one from Lou. Words can hurt and words can heal. Choose them carefully!   The Right Word and Almost Right Word “The difference between the right word and the almost right world is the difference between the lightning and the lightning bug.” Mark Twain 1835 – 1910, American Author, Hum...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 17
Opening Those Doors to Business Success! Many new recruits must understand that success takes time. These 3 things can push a real estate career forward if implemented or they may close for business upon realizing that opportunity has quickly passed them by:  SELF-MOTIVATION: Create a daily sched...