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 Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 10
I proactively avoided short sales after closing this one. There were three more in the queue which went smoothingly well in comparison. Yes, we all turn corners throughout our careers sometimes for the better and maybe for the worse. This experience was indubitably the former. Anyone wishing to h...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 55
In our mastermind, yesterday morning, we discussed how often relationships suffer, fail or break down, because of our sole/exclusive reliance on the electronic world (text and email) to communicate. We all had noticed how the reliance on email and text has created a reluctance to pick up our Smar...

By Roy Giordano, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Comments 3
Why do Open Houses? Read on.Some agents do not like to do open houses, many feel it's a waste of time or they are just going to appease the sellers. I find this to be especially true with Agents that have been in the business for a long time.I've been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 1
Always having something exciting in your life going on gives that boost to get up when you wake up.And seeing a new day as well as a new week causes me to think – what will b exciting in my life this week?Usually ends up around 100 for a week. I always count them at night.I get from 10 to 29. Alw...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
IF you are determined to grow...your career...your life...whatever "garden" you choose...you can do exactly that with an open mind and a positive attitude which will propel the energy to accomplish exactly that ! Roses Do Grow From Concrete “Basketball talent is basket talent, no matter if it com...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 29
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."- Alexander Graham Bell Many people are lamenting about how boring Super Bowl LIII was on Sunday evening.  It may have been a boring game for the fans, but I can assure you it was not boring for the players and coaches of either team.  It ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 1
               Protecting yourself from Identity Theft should be a chief concern in your daily life.  There are tens of millions of victims each year, with the most common attack being credit card fraud.  There are also many reports of government documents and benefits fraud as well as phone, uti...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 8
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! shares some great tips with us, I always enjoy her attitude towards life! 5 Ways to Have a FUNtastic FAB-YOU-ary!     1. Get adequate rest and upon waking every morning, smile and stretch, it helps to set the tone for the day, adding health perks as well. Stretchin...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
https://www.harriscompanyrec.com/files/OCcommercial.pdf COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, LIES, FRAUD, FALSE ADVERTISING EXTORTION, ETC

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Wishing someone harm, bitching and moaning, dwelling on negative aspects of the real estate profession, the government, the leadership, your city, your family, your clients, and so on and so forth reduces your problem-solving capacity and inspiration.  We have always answered this age-old questio...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
Companies make a flawed assumption that because the employee was a great individual performer in the previous job that he or she will adapt and become a leader of the team.  If you are growing your real estate business don't make the mistake of not growing your people. This can be a serious mista...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 41
 Consumers do not buy real estate.  They buy you!Regardless of what we sell we are all really in a service business. People do not buy what we sell. They buy us. If they truly buy us they are a loyal customer. Nothing is more important to a business than a loyal customer. You can be making a lot ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 70
There’s Transparency... and There’s Too MUCH Transparency! Transparency has been a buzzword in our online and blogging world for quite some time. And the emphasis on being transparent has become part of many company mission and value statements, as well as apparent in their ads and actions online...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Be Committed to Do Your Best  “I’m trying to do the best I can, I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.”Mark Spitz, Nine Time Olympic Champion and Former RecordIn 7 Events, He Won Seven Gold Medals at the 1972 Olympic in Munich     As I see it. . . . . . . . Be committed to ...

By Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service
(Century 21 Doug Anderson)
Comments 4
Who would have thought, only a few years back, that your voice could be recorded by the seller? In today's world, it's becoming more and more common with today's smart technology. Not only your voice but your body movements as well. Gone are the days while touring a home, that the buyers could sp...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Roses Do Grow From Concrete“Basketball talent is basket talent, no matter if it comesfrom the suburbs or city. Take the time to know andunderstand me before you judge me. Only god cando that. Roses do grow from concrete.”Chris Webber, American retired Professional BasketballPlayer, 5 Time NBA All...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Live in the day . . . . and focus on a tomorrow. Focus on a Better Tomorrow “You can’t have a better tomorrow if your thinking about yesterday.” Charles Kettering, Inventor   As I see it. . . . . . . . Focus on a better tomorrow   Make today . . . . your launching pad into the future for a better...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
I was talking with someone in ActiveRain about our February"give back"challenge. I said that we did not expect a huge turnout for this challenge....points should not be the motivation. If you missed that post and your invitation to give back...click here...you have the whole month of February to...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, EMPLOYEE RATING 2.7 / 5, 54% FAILhttps://www.indeed.com/cmp/Appraisal-Institute/reviews   1.0                       hostile work environment, bullying, threatening, terrible managers   Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL – Feb...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
How do you handle changing conditions?  How many times have you seen real estate agents react to things that are happening?  In many cases this might be what is perceived as reacting to changing market.  I receive calls like this from business owners and it’s my job as the business doctor to lear...