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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 14
The goal of a real estate agent is to complete a sales transaction. The goal of an agent who is a trusted adverser is to create a loyal customer relationship based on credibility, trust and respect. In reality we need to be a salesperson to make money but we need to also to be a trusted advisor t...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 15
No, this is not about listening to people and understanding what they are saying, although it could be. What I am talking about is are you mindful of all the sounds around you?As I was walking yesterday I realized several times how quiet it was, just the breath of a wind through the trees and the...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 1
. In Wisconsin, we have an option of writing an offer to purchase that gives the Seller "the right to cure"....or  it does not.  The right to cure can be specified in the amendment describing the issues that need "curing."The shingles that blew off...the double tapped breakers, mudjacking the si...

By Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
(www.mrbrownsellsgr.com)
Comments 0
The Importance of Expectations and Follow-Through  A negative customer service experience got me thinking recently about why situations like that can go badly. Whether the person offering, selling or servicing the product or service or the one purchasing said commodity, there are pitfalls that ca...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 13
Today I was aware, yet again, of how fortunate I am to have a wonderful support team for my business, both formal and informal.First there is Rachael, my Client Care Concierge who goes the extra mile to deliver the unexpected to our clients. They love her! Not only does she excel at that, she is ...

By Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty
(Compass)
Comments 13
Limited Inventory Brings Multiple Offers...Bringing to light a recent post from Debbie Reynolds who made some great points on a very real "Real Estate Market" and Multiple Offer Situations.  With limited inventory buyers are often vying for the same property as others are.  Being able to have the...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 37
Signature requirements for real estate advertisements including blogs I asked Adam Holmwood at Parker, Simon, Hahn and DeLisi, LLC and Village Settlements about the Maryland requirements for information in a blog signature. He advised that blogs are considered to be advertisements and provided so...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 31
Inspirational Thoughts for 3/21/19by Patricia Feager LISTENING IS PRICELESSWhile watching a man talk in sign language my ears and eyes were straining to hear his every word. To better understand this man, I gave him my full attention. Oddly enough, I heard him better than what I usually hear and ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 4
Market Conditions - Not New Carpets - Determine Market Value! Real estate professionals get asked on a regular basis by sellers about what improvements sellers should make to their homes to get them in tip-top shape and ready for the market. While things like cleaning the house, improving curb a...

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Comments 0
 Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC. Great Louisiana Homes and Gulf Coast Condos Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge | Gulf Coast Alabama  Investment Property When a beginning investor wants to move forward, they should always start with understanding pre-approval and amount of monies needed to close an i...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
Comments 0
The best way of generating passive cash-flow in real estate is by renting out your property. This approach is followed by homeowners who are either relocating or upgrading their existing home. The idea is to move to another home and rent out the previous one rather than selling it.But things are ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Continuing Ed: Real Estate Legislative Update at Village Settlements My third spring Continuing Education (CE) course was Real Estate Legislative Update at Village Settlements in Kentlands. The outstanding instructors were David Hahn and Brianne Paugh. They are attorneys with Parker, Simon, Hahn ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 66
How many times have you seen real estate agents react to things that are happening?  In many cases this might be what is perceived as reacting to changing market.  I receive calls like this from business owners and it’s my job as the business doctor to learn the symptoms and then diagnose the pro...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 1
Flashback Friday:High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard  Just came across an old post of mine. It just felt so good to look how much have changed over the past year, and to look back and see how far we've come. I am so thankful for all the blessings for the past year and looking forward to a...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
Remember, it’s all about THEM! Show them you care - now & forever more!  Closing Isn’t the End; It’s Only the Beginning   1. Future Guidance Regardless of a client’s experience buying new homes, it’s not something that they do often - they need our help! Helping others is the key to building clie...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 8
 The life of an independent real estate broker is exciting especially if you work in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California.I really value my "independence" with my own office, my own hours, especially in this vibrant art community that has been found by vineyards who...

By Joyce Marsh, Million Dollar Guild, Luxury, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY )
Comments 16
 Here we are, March 1st tomorrow. The year is flying by and we are already coming to the end of the first quarter of the year.Back in 2010, I wrote a similar post and I feel the message is as relevant today as it was 9 years ago  Yes, I have been blogging for that long I’m proud to say.In the Rea...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, IMPLICATED IN 1985 REAL ESTATE CRASH!   Acute Problem : Real Estate Appraisals Under Fire JOHN M. BRODER 1985Times Staff Writers     "real estate appraiser Basil B. Clements didn't even come close when he estimated the total value of 20 1/2 lot...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,  AND NOSSAMAN (SIMON LEGREE,) EMINENT DOMAIN AND VALUATION PRACTICE, YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY, THE FOUR HORSEMEN    YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY,  http://www.nossaman.com/images/site/biophoto_mask_230x180.gifhttp://www.nossaman.com/images/site/bioph...

By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 2
 Join Our Next Seminarfeaturing Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty CompanyStewart Title’s renowned economist, Dr. Ted C. Jones, presented his 2019 economic insights on the future of the real estate market. Watch the video to get a glimpse of this eve...