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 26
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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, PRINCIPAL: Leland B. Trice, SRA, FRICS (mai, ai, appraisal institute) SPEAKS WITH FORK TONGUE  Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, http://www.valucentric.com/geographic-locations(I SEARCHED HIS SITE FOR LOS ANGELES AND SEVERAL METROPOLITAN CITIES, COULD...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
With 187 new changes in and around me daily it can be tiring, even humiliating.What about you? Well then you may not be as into learning, progress, high energy level, remaining at a high level of knowledge and continuing to serve the people in your 39th year, as a Realtor.Well that is where I am,...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
If you are in the residential real estate sales business and selling 20 homes a year or more or want to sell 20 homes a year or more, there are times when you are attempting to reach people or a business for better instructions in order to do business with less stress, and more productivity; foll...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 3
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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
Get in front of change.   The best way to this it to look into the future, understand the trends and how they affect your business and move yourself into them.  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 ...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Orange County Realtors)
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How to buy cash flow real estate  2018 has been a great year for Orange County Real Estate and with rising home values combined, with low mortgage interest rates, many people are thinking about looking into How to Buy Cash Flow Real Estate since it is a great way for any serious investor to get a...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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My Commitment To You... Another 5 Star Google ReviewAs we all know, one of kindest things a client can do is give you a referral or take time out of their busy schedule to write something nice about you.  I started working with Guy about a year ago. He was looking for a property for a 1031 exchan...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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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 operate a business and to judge whether you will succeed.Something is very clear in football: th...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 12
Listen to absorb, to understand -- not to respond. Because when you are listening strictly to respond, chances are you DID NOT FULLY HEAR THE MESSAGE. In this world, we listen to respond. To outdo. To shine more brightly.For attention. Thank you MTV's The Real World, for making celebrities out of...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 9
  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 seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955, Motivational Author and Speaker   As I see it . . . . . . .   When things seem h...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Some People are Always Grumbling “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 1808 – 1890, French Critic, Journalist, Novelist   As I see it . . . . . . .   Some people are always grumbling   You know who they are . . . .   Th...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
WANN KNOW WHY WE KEEP HAVING PROBLEMS IN THE REAL ESTATE FIELD?  THE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE IS CONTROLLED BY THE BANKING INDUSTRy.FINALLY THE TRUTH ABOUT AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE.  IT WAS CREATED IN 1933 BY THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION (MBA), INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND THE NATIONAL AS...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, BAIT AND SWITCH SCHEME, TYPICAL AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE TRICK, James E. Bahnick, MAI, SRA (MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE)  THEY REPEATEDLY BRAG THAT YOU ARE GETTING AN MAI APPRAISAL THEN ASSIGN THE APPRAISAL TO AN UNEXPERIENCED, UNEDUCATED UNDERLING.  IN THIS CASE THEY B...

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, Appraiser Shortage Lie & PropagandaBY JONATHAN MILLER · PUBLISHED OCTOBER 30, 2018 · UPDATED OCTOBER 31, 2018 Appraisal Institute is Working Hard to Fog The Rural Appraisal Narrative →  62                     AI research piece is at best propaga...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
 Are you in sales?Do you attend worship services regularly?Do you believe in God?If you answered yes to all three of those questions, you and I already have three things in common.Pick up on this next requirement, and we will both be on the same playing field.Hundreds of times I have heard preach...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
Passion: Having a strong and barely controllable emotion is what the dictionary description of passion is.Another definition: the suffering and death of Jesus.Do you have the passion needed for sales success? It is definitely one of the requirements.I know I have been in sales almost 40 years. An...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
Travel with me back in time, please! Even as far back as some of the choices you made in school, elementary, especially junior high, and high school.Some of those choices sent you in a direction, you never initially realized they would have your life go.Stick with me folks. This year 2018 in the ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 4
Beware of emails especially official looking ones!Many of us received an email recently that looked like it came from the REALTOR® Party. It was asking for funds for a young girl and it looked quite official. Today this email below arrived alerting us that this indeed was SPAM.  New phishing atte...