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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 19
Why is it important to treat others the way you want to be treated? My take is that, the results tend to have a more favorable outcome.If the ride is bumpy or smooth, the finish often can make or break a continued long-term relationship. In my experience as a Beverly Hills Realtor, if we ended wi...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 33
How would you describe the culture of your team, your office, or your company?  What does your culture say about your team?  Culture is something that can be observed by an outsider.  Make sure that your customers see the proper culture. Attitudes drive culture. I love what Zig Ziglar said, “Your...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 6
Denise Lones has created a blueprint for success for agents who wish to "own" their own geographical territory. This is farming at it's best... so read and heed! 11 Secrets to Geo Farming Success Many real estate agents utilize geographical farming to build a strong predictable lead generation sy...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 16
Wise words in a wonderful lpost - read and enjoy! This week I had to share this powerful content from a mentor of mine Jon Gordon and the author of one of my favorite books and a must read “The Energy Bus.” The words we speak matter. They help to shape the world around us. That’s why I believe we...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Using Phone Numbers in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements The Maryland Real Estate Commission requires associate brokers and salespersons who use an individual telephone number or e-mail address in their advertising to also include in the advertisement the identified telephone number of the brok...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
Comments 2
Are you proactive or reactive when it comes to helping clients? Proactive agents antipate their clients' challenges and provide solutions. One question that will often come up is, "where do I find a real estate agent?". Now you can answer that question with the The Top 12 Places to Look for a Rea...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 13
This week I had to share this powerful content from a mentor of mine Jon Gordon and the author of one of my favorite books and a must read “The Energy Bus.”The words we speak matter. They help to shape the world around us. That’s why I believe we need to speak words of truth and hope not only to ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 11
That's what my seller told me, when I suggested that both bathrooms needed toilet seats."Nobody wants to sit on someone else's toilet seats."In my entire career, which now spans millenia, this is the first listing I've ever had, where the seller has removed the toilet seats, and refuses to replac...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 5
 1. How Instagram and Staging Help Two Brokers Sell New York City Real Estate.            What you should do:          - Maximize your social media potential. Oh, and if you need inspiration or want an extra "like"           or follow - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!2. Six c...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
The rapport is the crucial ingredient when it comes to sales to the public.  And, everything else is a plus:  There is a lot of discussion in real estate circles about technology, AI, data, iBuyer programs, etc. and how this is going to change real estate. Lots of people are pouring money into ne...

By Donna & Larry Johnson, Chester & Delaware County
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 9
  AGENT BENEFITS (Phone conversion)   So what is the benefit for a potential buyer to take the time and schedule an appointment with you?   “Would you see value in viewing pictures of the inside of all the homes that fit your search criteria, rather than to run around and call agents and schedule...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
Comments 14
Talking with a few friends the other day, the topic of ear worms came up. As all three of us are or have been Girl Scout leaders, a lot of the songs that get stuck in our heads are ones we’ve sung with our girls at camp. Some are songs from our children’s younger days.My friend, Chris, said that ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Making a business decision is tough. As a new real estate licensee, certainty you are choosing the right brokerage is your first business decision. Part of the reason so many people leave their first brokerage is choosing the wrong company. Don’t be misguided by commission splits. It is an import...

By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
In real estate, you need to work the PLAN. P is for Prospect L is for Lead Generate A is for Administrate N is for Negotiate If you are doing anything outside of these 4 things, then you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing. What are you working on now? Does it fit in the PLAN? Stay o...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 23
   One of the rules of brand strategy in any business especially real estate is to speak the language of your  target market.  In order to that, research comes into play.  Research takes time, and discussion in order to decide on an approach.  This leads to a branding strategy which includes a gr...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 37
The goal of a real estate agent is to complete a sales transaction. The goal of an agent who is a trusted adverser is to create a loyal customer relationship based on credibility, trust and respect. In reality we need to be a salesperson to make money but we need to also to be a trusted advisor t...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Comments 0
Any Costa Mesa home sale, like everything else, tends to go better when preparation has been carefully thought out—and then acted upon. For homeowners who suspect that they will be selling sooner or later, there are some planning steps that can be taken long ahead of time.Some Costa Mesa real est...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 0
Often I hear realtors tell me how expensive it is to do effective marketing as a real estate agent and how they don’t have the budget for these costs. Although I agree there are some very pricey marketing tactics in play right now, I assure you there are countless highly effective tactics that ar...

By Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts!
(Full Circle Property Management)
Comments 7
You run the ads, show the property, screen the applicant, check references, sign pages of documents.....and BOOM! Rent is late, boyfriend moved in and parks on the grass, toys everywhere, dogs who were not disclosed are barking, neighbors are angry at you.What happened??!! Nothing-its just next t...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 64
What is your business style? Mine consists of Integrity, Patience and Solid but Fair Advice to my clients!As a  Beverly Hills Realtor I find, that I am often faced with challenges and I have always taken the issues on with integrity, patience and fairness or better stated with kindness that benef...