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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 21
Why do people leave jobs? There are certainly any number of reasons. We certainly will not deny a very attractive opportunity. The money and the opportunity certainly must be worth staying. We know that it is important to our business success to have an engaged team dedicated to working together ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 29
We always ask our new clients:  “What can you do better than anyone else in your business?  Whatever, the answer is, this is where you should concentrate your time, and leave everything else to the professionals.Two of our clients were listing/business magnets.  Both would walk out of their offic...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 13
Hi Everybody!It's Tuesday today and your week has started.  It's OK to keep trying and failing.  One day you'll get it right.  History is full of those that failed or should I say proved that whatever they were doing didn't work."Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the eletric light.  Do no...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 10
Nerdin Gardens: Fill fulling the goals set forth.  Nature instinctively moves forward, whether a beautiful Monarch Butterfly collecting pollen, satisfying its hunger before moving on to a final destination or a Pumpkin vine, sprawling out about the ground, ensuring fruition. Though impediments pr...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 1
The first advice that newbie real estate agents get from their more experienced colleagues is to narrow down. They should go hyperlocal. They should choose the marketing niche they will be working in. But not many real estate agents actually explain how new agents should choose this real estate n...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 2
If you are attempting to find the pleasant rings items that you may supply to the ones folks that are essential to you, why no longer don’t forget giving them blue topaz earrings as a substitute? Those who have been born in December have topaz as a birthstone. Individuals who are fond of collecti...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Comments 7
We Just Might be Telling You Something Important.  Really, if there was no benefit to the inspection agreement that the State of Illinois requires us to have signed before we start the inspection, then I would gladly toss it out right now. But it does have lots of valuable information that prote...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 46
 Maintaining the reality of your public persona and your real-life persona could be a delicate balance. Hard to believe, but many agents do not get the concept of what you write about, what they post about is in the public domain. Just to give you an example, I Google Endre Barath and Endre Barat...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 22
 A Real Estate Agent should never go outside of their area of expertise, especially when there are signs of foundation problems. A Home Inspection is, in my opinion the most important part of the process of buying property. Whether it's pre-existing or New Construction, I highly recommend an insp...

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Comments 4
As we are entering the summer, we are continuing with many restrictions on how we live and how we are adjusting to the "new normal". Real Estate bloggers continue to share information with you as if you are in a position to purchase a home, now is a great time to take advantage of low-interest ra...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Employees do not leave companies, they leave supervisors.  Gooseneck Loosestrife, Lysimachia clethorides, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4385 Why do people leave jobs? There are certainly any number of reasons. We certainly will not deny a very attractive opportunity. The mo...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 0
Generating real estate leads is important. But you only get paid after you close a real estate deal. To maximize revenues, you should think about different solutions and have a good plan. Below, we will provide you with some ideas on how you can close your real estate deals faster. Show That You ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 16
Be Reliable. Not Pliable.  Seasoned Realtors understand the importance of consistently relaying pertinent information backed by solid, statistical facts in a drama-free work zone. Anything less is an injustice to consumers that trust professionals. The main stream media continuously transmit erro...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
Do you need a brand for your real estate marketing business?  You need a brand if you are in pursuit of market leadership in your chosen niche. A clearly articulated brand facilitates referrals and decision-making on both sides (sellers/buyers) of the real estate game. Your brand becomes part of...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 24
by Patricia Feager, 6/26/18 When Classy Was Just GREAT!!!--- Patricia Feager  "Our educational system is like an automobilewhich has strong rear lights, brightly illuminatingthe past. But looking forward things are barely discernible"--- Hermann Oberth      CLASSIC & TIMELESS The Daytona Internat...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
Welcome to the coaches corner with Charles Stallions   JD McClintock: Professionalism starts with you The golden rule for working with other real estate professionals starts with respect and communication. Respond promptly to calls and texts and provide detailed information with your contact info...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 23
Author: Patricia Feager, 2/2/2018For AR Contest Love Is In the Air - Lisa Von Domek  There are real estate transactions you remember, ones you forget, and rare ones that you can never forget. This is the story of love and how my business relationship evolved with one couple. In the Beginning It a...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
Comments 1
In a very competitive market, businesses need to find and eliminate inefficiencies if they want to stay ahead. Paperwork is often a large expense and eliminating it can increase efficiency and reduce costs. When offices go paperless and use paperless document management systems, they usually expe...

By Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(ReeceNichols Real Estate)
Comments 61
So, you need to sell your house?  Okay, maybe you don't NEED to sell, but maybe you want  to sell.  For whatever reason, you're selling - because of a job opportunity resulting in relocation, a divorce, a lifestyle change, your retiring or perhaps getting remarried.  But, wait.  What happens if y...

By Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(ReeceNichols Real Estate)
Comments 33
Agents! Did you ever feel like you need to negotiate with a seller BEFORE you even get through the front door with a potential buyer?  Don't we do this all the time when we call to schedule showing appointments?  How often does it happen that a seller tries to finagle a different showing time?  W...