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 Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                                Sam Shueh                                                             Realty One Group                                                                               Cupertino, CA With better technology people often re...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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I agree that informing homeowners on prices and staying in touch can help people call you to list the house later. Homeowners can sometimes be oblivious as to prices; as agents it's our job to tell them the truth and how to solve the problem. Of course, I wouldn't consider the 2017 Redfin price a...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
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Having closely worked with thousands of extraordinary successful people throughout all the years, Tom shares five daily actions that the best include in their daily routines. He calls it “5 to Thrive,” and guarantees if you do these 5 things every day, you’ll definitely thrive! 

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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KPI (Key Performance Indicator) are indicators that help measure the performance of a process. As Asesores Inmobiliarios is necessary to evaluate our performance in order to know how far we are getting closer to the goals we have set ourselves.If you still do not have clear objectives, I share th...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some great advice for all of us:  It really sounds too simple that you will be successful by doing what you do best! Let me add that this also applies to working on developing your natural talents.  So that even if you are not doing it well now, you have the talent to hit it out of the park.  It ...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites -
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Free e-books, relocation guides and services help real estate agents stand out against their local competition. Home buyers and home owners thinking of selling like getting no-strings-attached information. They're also more likely to go with a Realtor that offers access to free services and infor...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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As the summer progresses use any free time you have to declutter your workspace.  In Highlands Ranch property management there may be hundreds of miscellaneous notes in your system about small items that didn’t need to be addressed right away.  Sort through these and take action to the ones that ...

By Real Bird, All-In-One Real Estate Marketing
(RealBird Inc.)
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Join Janie Coffey and us for an information-packed 3-hour marketing training course on June 29 about how to use expired listings to build your luxury real estate business.As an introduction, you can now sign up for only $97 for her popular training course (instead of the list price of $297).Dpn't...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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  Buffini & Company hosts Peak Experience annually in May. Out of 21,000 members, only 500 get to attend this event and an average of 1500 sit on a waiting list hoping someone drops. When you "graduate" Peak Experience, you are now known as a White Hat because you literally are given a white Peak...

By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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End consumers and market disrupters want to lower the agent's commissions.Agents have to make a living, but they can take their talents elsewhere to do it. Downward pressure on commissions means talented people will stop being Realtors and switch professions, or never enter real estate to begin w...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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We have heard much about sexual harassment in the workplace lately. While this is a practice that is illegal it also destroys a well aligned diverse workplace. Diverse teams led by good leaders are highly productive teams. Creating a dynamic workforce involves valuing and respecting every individ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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We often look at some events as being difficult. Clearly Real Estate can bring out difficult situations and a good Realtor tries to come up with some solution to mitigate the difficulties. So with that said what is the most difficult or most challenging event you had to face? The answers will be ...

By Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-818 926, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
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When you hire a real estate agent to sell your home, there are obvious things you notice them doing to help your house sell. Things like: hosting open houses, bringing potential buyers on home tours, and marketing your property in multiple ways to make sure it gets enough exposure. But when it co...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Choosing a real estate professional you’re comfortable with is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to putting your home on the market, but anyone going through the buying or selling process needs to be aware of the different types of listing contracts available—and which suits them bes...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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It really sounds too simple that you will be successful by doing what you do best!Let me add that this also applies to working on developing your natural talents.  So that even if you are not doing it well now, you have the talent to hit it out of the park.  It just takes work and practice.My con...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites -
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You don't have to be religious to offer a list of churches on your website for potential home buyers. Different people need different things in a community. Some people need easy access to shopping at their favorite stores. Some people need an active senior community. Others need to know that the...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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   I received a recruiting phone call from an agent . He was calling for a broker   This broker was calling me every year . Personally I really do not know why this broker was calling me . I very politely thanked this broker for their interest in me but told them I had no desire to leave my curre...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites -
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Let's say you have a client with their heart set on a thatched roof home. What are you going to do? Thatched roof homes aren't flooding the market, yet a small demographic within this new generation of home buyers want a thatched roof home. They are thinking about the ambiance and the eco-friendl...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Together, with laser focus we are aligned, determined, and unstoppable! To the clients that have worked with me, they have all become familiar with the phrase:Onward & UpwardStagnation leads to deterioration and as Miley Cyrus sang so well in her song 'The Climb' -"There's always gonna be another...

By Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
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Dear Active Rainers, On March 26th, 2018 I received the following email through my active rain contact form.  Message details: From: William Thomas Email: Phone: 98556990 Subject: Potential Lead from ActiveRainRespected Friend, Please do accept my apologies as i do n...