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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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MyOutDesk has been around for 11 years, working with successful Real Estate Businesses and providing value by matching them with highly talented Virtual Assistants. Throughout this time, we’ve heard it all, success stories and horror stories too. One crucial factor in all these stories we’ve hear...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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A high rise in humility.   Knowing when to remain quiet is a necessary art in business settings. Most clients wish to be heard above all else in order to accomplish their real estate goals. Agents understand that submitting an offer on a home sooner than later may clinch the deal or another buyer...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Many years ago, I got a call from an elderly customer. She had heard about me through the work I do at Surrey Services for Seniors. She lived on her own in a second floor condo, could I stop by and let her know what she needed to do to get her home sold.When I arrived, I had expected to meet an e...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  NOSSAMAN LEGAL, LIES TO PROTECT AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,The Appraisal Institute Isn’t Stealing Your Money – Some situations require that appraiser possesses MAI designation – Many attorneys will not hire appraiser who does not posses MAI designation  https://commercial...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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There are many aspects to opening your own business -- especially if you're looking to build a real estate team of your own. If you have a company or are in the process of creating one, don’t let yourself get stressed out over what you have to consider. Instead, start from the basics and build yo...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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This is post  3f or the active rain challenge this month about transactions that we loved.I received a call from a woman many years ago. She had three kids and lived in a nice single house with her husband.  Unfortunately they decided to separate and the girls would be living with her. She wanted...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 14
Sally and David Hanson have a wonderful challenge for us this month that will benefit us if we participate .I am not talking about the 1000 points we will receive for participating and wrting about it.I am talking about the wonderful feelings  we  feel by doing something good on a regular basis f...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 4
Grant Schneider always has great advice to share with us and I really like his advice here.  I don't ever want to be considered a stereotypical salesman. Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
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Real Estate agents and Realtors do a lot of silly things when attempting to drum up business. The one I want to address today is the concept of dropping everything to show a home to someone you never met, don't know anything about and will likely disrupt the "deal" you're already working on. Do y...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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Would you agree what you say and how you say it really has an impact on any agents effectiveness in real estate sales? Effective communication is a critical component of mastering success in business and in life. By mastering the art of communication, you’ll increase every level of performance in...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 8
Not everyone can sit in front of a blank page and churn out 1,000 words in a few hours. Heck, even those that can may not want to, due to other professional obligations. Blogging is a great way to develop a niche and drive traffic to your real estate site. But it can also be a source of great fru...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
Comments 7
I’m sure some people, especially the ‘seasoned’ real estate veterans can relate. I grew up in Michigan and outside of a four year stint in the US Navy that took me around the world, I spent my entire time in the ‘Mitten’ (nickname for Michigan).  I started my journey in real estate in 1998 and ha...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
what a great post.... Business is a sport, with many lessons and resolves running parallel .... I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after that.  I preferred baseball and basketball.  Sports is a good analogy to assess your abilities to 'play' any game or ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 3
I am reminded once again the importance of taking time off as a Realtor© and being able to get perspective of what is really important in life and the urgency for us to disconnect from work and unplug and be present for ourselves and the most important people in our lives. I am guilty of going aw...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 6
The other day I had to give a 30 day notice to 8 year quality decent tenants. Its a long story as often Real Estate and life can be. I want to use it to make a point however. It was done with respect, courtesy and humility and even so it was emotional, affected all involved and left one with lots...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the ...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
(KWKLY)
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Today we wanted to share with you 5 different ways that KWKLY customers are using text message marketing in their real estate businesses. We hope you see these ideas and think about how you could adapt them to your own marketing efforts.A Couple of Things to Consider About Texting Before We Dive ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Be flexible and adapt: Technology changes, the market changes, competition increases, resources may dwindle, politics and social mores affect how people think and act.  Keep on top of your game at all times.   I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after tha...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 This is so true.  You need to become a farmer...not a hunter... Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales...