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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  BOSS HOG,  John G. Ellis, MAI, CRE, FRICS, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, INTEGRA REALTY PIGPENREVIEW APPRAISAL OF REAL PROPERTY Lakewood Church - 6.945 Acres Special Purpose Portion of Blk 5 & 6 of the Lamar-Weslayan Addition & all of Seminole St ROW Houston, Harris County, Texa...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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How important is a strong social media presence for your business?There are 2.34 billion social media users around the world and 81% of the U.S. population has at least one social media profile. While traditional marketing like email is still relevant, social media is essential for both reaching ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 1
“If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” —Richard BransonIn business, no matter how much you hustle, it will quickly become apparent that you’re only one person. Although you may be juggling the workload of three (or more) people, you know that this isn’t ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Lou always encouraged us to keep trying. Ask the many who have succeeded how many times they had to pick themselves up and try again.    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 se...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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In this webinar, you’ll learn about being a business and a brand in social media, how growth starts within your business and client base, and the strategy behind making brand gladiators! Megan Connor, Creative Marketing Officer of Adapting Social discusses how important it is to have Brand Gladia...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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How’s that pipeline looking for 2019? If you are falling behind, or just want to increase more conversions for 2019 then join us as Cole Realty Resource‘s Tyler Steenken walks you through how their data and proven strategies get you more conversions. They will showcase agents just like you and ho...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The holiday season should be spent with your family and loved ones, not wading through paperwork. You should be at home relaxing with your feet up, not stuck behind a desk frantically responding to emails. For many executives, the festive period can be hectic as your family commitments collide wi...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant are vast. From significant savings to enhanced flexibility, this level of support can help you take your business to the next level. If you’ve already weighed your options and feel as though a virtual assistant can help you reach your business-related go...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  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 Robert Caston, Real estate data company - Home Junction Inc.
(Home Junction Inc.)
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I recently attended a conference held by Google and the speakers there were very hot on one subject.That subject was Mobile.Not just mobile.But Fast mobile.Because here's the reality of what statistics are showing.According to Bright Edge research, nearly 60% of online traffic now takes place on ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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CONGRADULATIONS, Lauren Snider, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE  2nd degree connection2nd Commercial Real Estate Appraiser at Argote, Derbes, & Tatje, LLC I HOPE YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE AS IMPRESSIVE AS YOUR BOSS:  WE WILL BE WATCHING. Lewis J. Derbes mai, ai, appraisal institute  University of Notre ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                  It is important to budget your time during the work week.  We all have packed schedules, that juggle multiple events at multiple locations.  Add kids to the mix and you suddenly have sports game to attend and lunches to make.  The week can fill up very quickly.  It is important ...

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 Deborah Belford, Mother, freelancer and goal getter
(Aims Digital network)
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Technology is revolutionizing a lot of fields, and the educational sector is not left behind. Technology has changed a lot about how we learn, and the changes can be visible all over the world. Here are 6 impacts of technology on revolutionizing education.1. Online degrees: Today, you no longer n...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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 Grand kid's.Nothing warms the heart and soul like the grand kids.Even a closing with great clients takes a back seat.A hug from a young grand child is not put and andit is given with abandon. I love a great closing with great clients, but nothing beats the grand kids!             

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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We all know people like this and their grumbling brings all of us down. Do what Lou suggested...leave. Do not let them infect you.    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, Fre...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Something I admire in my husband is his ability to think outside of the box. With times that may be changing, learn to develop this skill. Look not just at what kind of marketing you've always used...look at different possibilities!   Thinking Out of the Box “Because most people prefer safe, pred...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Page views drop off pretty fast for old blog posts. This can causes headaches for real estate agents who market online. Luckily, there are a few tactics to refresh old content. Follow these steps to rejuvenate your old blog posts and generate new real estate leads.1. INTERLINK OLD POSTS WITH NEWI...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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So what does that mean? The things top agents never do again. From my observations of successful agents they tend to have moments in life and in business. That once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things and when that happens, they are never the same.In short, they just...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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.   Running thru some online discussions,  there was a question about how to deal with some specific aspects of a divorce transaction and the agent gave his location. The answers poured in  and some of them began..."I would believe that..."  "It must be..."  OH YICKS !   None of the assumptions ...