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 Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
Comments 5
Dear Active Rainers, On March 26th, 2018 I received the following email through my active rain contact form.  Message details: From: William Thomas Email: williams.thomas5566@gmail.com Phone: 98556990 Subject: Potential Lead from ActiveRainRespected Friend, Please do accept my apologies as i do n...

By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Comments 2
Any one register Jim rohn One year Success plan? I received an email from this organization for around $200 you will received one year of  improvement plan. Did anyone use this program? What do you think about it. I am looking for some new year new program to improve my business and personal lev...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 140
 Description:2828 Peachtree Buckhead Atlanta Condos: This exclusive Atlanta luxury highrise condo community was built in 2002 and designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Womack & Hampton. Located in the center of the renown Buckhead neighborhood, this 32-story building is adjacent to “T...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
If you want to have a successful luxury or other real estate practice, you must understand the mindset of your ideal clients and the intricacies of your marketplace that make them happy to live there.  When you take the time to really understand what they need and assure them that you can deliver...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
There are several ways to assure yourself of more income in the second half of the year.Let’s look at just a few ideas you could implement.1 A expired listing campaign. Don’t expect three listings in the first month. Realize this is an extended campaign. Myself I began in February, currently havi...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Comments 2
In today’s hot real estate market sellers are often getting multiple competing offers. When this happens, the seller must choose the best offer. But the best offer is not always the highest sales price. Sellers must look at all factors of the offer. After all, the goal is not only to get the high...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
If you follow me, you have heard me talk this first one.The only reason for repeating it, no one I mean no one follows through and does what I tell them to do.They make silly comments like, I was going to, or I am going to. STOP IT.Right now, I have two buyer leads from this first way to increase...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 6
Spring Cleaning - Back to 2011 For Suggestions About Paperless Office Going PAPERLESS in 2011 seemed advanced and yet here it is 2018 and only an estimated 60% plus of work is truly paperless! Evernote (logo above) is a big part of the paperless realm.  For 2011 - our motto was "Don't Create More...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 0
    If you are a part of a networking group, you will have to hone in your sales manager moment or minute. This is the best encapsulated version of your services that can educate and request a call to action.  You may have to pitch this over the phone or in person and so preparing your perfect pi...

By Ed Kunkel, Let's love your new home together!
(RE/MAX Professionals )
Comments 2
 Oh how much fun it is to call a national company through their 800 number, and follow the myriad of voice automation nightmare to try to get to the customer service agent that specializes in your need.  Why do we punish ourselves doing this, when there are many benefits on many levels to do busi...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la)
Comments 0
BREA the Energizer Bunny of Appraiser Abuse http://appraisersblogs.com/BREA-corruption-appraiser-abuse BY MICHAEL FORD · PUBLISHED JUNE 18, 2018 · http://appraisersblogs.com/BREA-corruption-appraiser-abusehttp://appraisersblogs.com/BREA-corruption-appraiser-abusesersblogs.com/BREA-corruption-appr...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 5
This is a topic worth exploring.   I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I sh...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
Comments 0
 Why MUST a real estate agent complete ALL the information in a Financing Contingency Exhibit... watch the video to find out! Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Special Stipulation - SS 510 INTEREST RATE FLUCTUATIONS PRIOR TO CLOSING "Buyer and Seller acknowledge and agree that interest rates ...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 67
  I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I should at the very least make an ef...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
Comments 0
RE/MAX ACR Elite Group offers Tampa Bay area home sellers a free 35 page sellers guide. The real estate guide helps sellers make informed decisions when it comes time to sell their homes. It's helpful for first-time sellers and experienced sellers. It explains what to look for in a Realtor, how t...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 17
Wordless Wednesdays: I saw this road sign as I was taking a stroll and thought to myself...Be prepared to stop...but it does not mean you have to quit. Regroup and move forward!!!       If you are looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve ...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
Comments 0
If you've found yourself in a probate situation in California, don't choose a California probate attorney without a recommendation. Don't get frustrated with google searching though. You have enough on your mind. Sentinel Realty Partners are experienced probate realtors in California able to sugg...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la)
Comments 1
Commercial Appraiser‏ @AppraiserCommer Jun 15More I Hate MAI "Made as Instructed" Appraisers-You Should Too! https://www.google.com/search?num=20&rlz=1C1YQLS_enUS748US748&biw=1366&bih=673&ei=jykkW4rMEMvsvgTHq4zIBQ&q=310.337.1973%2C+mai&oq=310.337.1973%2C+mai&gs_l=psy-ab.3...3739.5618.0.6240.5.5....

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
Comments 0
Around the country, more Realtors are choosing no-strings, home valuations. See, many people rely too heavily on online estimates. These instant home evaluators can be off by as much as 12 percent. Experienced Realtors with a clear, personal understanding of the local market and pending sales can...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Security and good behavior are necessary at open houses:  We are ever watchful at Open Houses..we are the guardians of our Sellers' homes...their possessions and furnishings.  It goes without saying...or should that children need to stay with their parents at all times...that throwing toys in the...