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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 27
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved M...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 35
  I have a REALTOR friend that hates her email, and much prefers texting, because she cannot get a handle on the sheer amount of "crap" that comes in, so she avoids it on occasion.  She is truly DROWNING in emails!    WHAT???  What happens when a client emails, and you don't get back for a couple...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 9
FOMO? Or GFB? Volunteering for many worthy causes and real estate related organizations in an effort to build the Sphere of Influence and broaden the knowledge base was a reflex. It was exciting to share space, ideas and mingle among talented industry professionals! Soon the demands became too mu...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 12
 This chandelier in the three-story foyer area of a restaurant located in our client's marketplace in Florida caught our attention.  Even though the fixture was still, we  could sense the school of fish in motion. It communicated the spirit/DNA/ brand of its location: luxurious, casual and fun. T...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 5
The winds of change may be around the corner. Don't fight it, go with it. Use the challenge to find a new way of doing what you do!!!   There is no Progress Without Change “Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   There ...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 41
Social media can be a tempting resource for licensees who seek immediate gratification for questions or problem-solving. Reliance upon Facebook groups is growing. Not so long ago, posting anything online even remotely related to a transaction was taboo, and with good reason. Public discussion of ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 3
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 3
  There is no Progress Without Change “Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   There is no progress without change   To become better at what you do . . . . Requires you to get better at what you do and to make the chan...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 3
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  BOSS HOG,  John G. Ellis, MAI, CRE, FRICS, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, INTEGRA REALTY PIGPENREVIEW APPRAISAL OF REAL PROPERTY Lakewood Church - 6.945 Acres Special Purpose Portion of Blk 5 & 6 of the Lamar-Weslayan Addition & all of Seminole St ROW Houston, Harris County, Texa...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 42
    "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely". This is quote by Roald Dahl . Positive thoughts bring positive results . We were asked by my friend Carol Williams  (we also call each other sisters  ) to write  a post on a "quote " th...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
How important is a strong social media presence for your business?There are 2.34 billion social media users around the world and 81% of the U.S. population has at least one social media profile. While traditional marketing like email is still relevant, social media is essential for both reaching ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
“If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” —Richard BransonIn business, no matter how much you hustle, it will quickly become apparent that you’re only one person. Although you may be juggling the workload of three (or more) people, you know that this isn’t ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 8
Lou always encouraged us to keep trying. Ask the many who have succeeded how many times they had to pick themselves up and try again.    When Things Seem Hopeless  . . . . Keep Trying “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there se...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!    Change!  Why is it so darn hard? Recently I blogged about fighting the complacency of "We have always done it that way"  in the face of disruptive change.  Why do we feel that change is so difficutl?  That is because we are in a comfort zone and we are comf...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
In this webinar, you’ll learn about being a business and a brand in social media, how growth starts within your business and client base, and the strategy behind making brand gladiators! Megan Connor, Creative Marketing Officer of Adapting Social discusses how important it is to have Brand Gladia...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The holiday season should be spent with your family and loved ones, not wading through paperwork. You should be at home relaxing with your feet up, not stuck behind a desk frantically responding to emails. For many executives, the festive period can be hectic as your family commitments collide wi...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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How’s that pipeline looking for 2019? If you are falling behind, or just want to increase more conversions for 2019 then join us as Cole Realty Resource‘s Tyler Steenken walks you through how their data and proven strategies get you more conversions. They will showcase agents just like you and ho...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
The benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant are vast. From significant savings to enhanced flexibility, this level of support can help you take your business to the next level. If you’ve already weighed your options and feel as though a virtual assistant can help you reach your business-related go...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 4
How, it was asked, do you keep your pipeline full when SO MANY FOLKS (hey, myself included) won't take calls. Or texts.  The scams rage far and wide. No one is certain you are not, at very least an annoyance when they don't have time--or at worst, someone capable of destroying their life. What's ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Are you thinking about your business plans for 2019? What do you want your business to look like?  I am working with business owners in Westchester County NY who are giving this serious consideration. Creating an appropriate strategy will be most successful if you look at your business today, loo...