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 John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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I think we have all experienced those moments in life when we accused of some level of malfeasance... when none of the sort occurred.  This is the worst situation in my estimation.There are several other times when following a train of thought in any conversation ends up in a false conclusion and...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Do you ever wonder what make people want to follow a leader into danger? Consider some of the comments of two American military leaders."Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -- Gen. George S. Patton"Leadership is the art of get...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Broker Talk Podcast 2 Day 51 Your Million Dollar Year. There is both an arrogance and a responsibility producing content. The piece needs to be relevant and personal to the listener. Getting agents to talk about their day is interesting and funny to me and I know many people would feel the same ...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 56
   We often read that a real estate agent wears soooo many hats...the tour guide, the concierge, the negotiator, etc....anyone who has been in the industry for a while easily recognizes the lengthy list of multi tasking requirements an agent has during the course of a transaction.As agents with a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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How to Turn Glitches, Hitches, Hiccups & Problems into Opportunities to Build Customer Loyalty All highly successful real estate marketing professionals understand the high cost of client acquisition and the importance of maintaining customer loyalty over time. But clients can be fickle. The same...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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WEBINAR: WHAT IS THE RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FOR YOU? FACEBOOK VS INSTAGRAM: WHICH IS THE ONE FOR YOU? Which social media platform is right for you? The factors involved that result in a successful or failed social media presence How time, consistency, and content play a role in community eng...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Open House Event on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th at 36 Slough Rd in Harvard MA from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This event will be hosted by Andy Paleologos of The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty.An open house event provides the ideal opportunity for potential qualified buyers to devote t...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Keller Williams of Central PA)
Comments 7
Have you paused to consider the 'What?' behind your business? When I made the decision to join the gym, I walked in on day one wearing my new sneakers, new t-shirt, and absolutely no clue what to do next.   I quickly realized that I first had to clearly identify my 'what?'    Step One - The What?...

By John Brave
(Global)
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If the amount of children in a class is about 30, two teenagers is currently using heroin. A poll found that 2% of Arizona adolescents through 12 have tried heroin, and it is a drug. There is no going back following heroin misuse that is severe - . According to a National Survey of Drug Use and H...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 22
Every so often, it is very nice to receive snail mail.  Pictured above is a photo of a card I received over the weekend.  This is someone, I (A) do business with, because she is outstanding and incredibly thoughtful.   A couple of years ago, she moved from Northern California to Texas.  Thanks to...

By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
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www.realestatecoloradostyle.com Dena Stevens Coriz Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, Penrose, Florence, Cotopaxi & Fremont county information http://www.realestatecoloradostyle.com For free no obligation listings to be sent to your email: http://www.realestatecoloradosty...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Broker-Talk Podcast Day 50 Your Million Dollar Year. To further promote our Agent One program of training agents individually to master their specific skills for sales in real estate, we go on air with our first Broker-Talk. The podcast is dedicated to honest and open conversation about the life ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Agent Number One Day 49 Your Million Dollar Year. Agent One is a program, system if you will for becoming the best agent you can be. It is the process of training a Realtor to understand and use their own skills to their advantage. It is a narrowing of focus to your particular set of skills honed...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Rule 1 Keep Learning Day 48 Your Million Dollar Year. The constant learning in real estate is a daily occurrence and yet some professionals aren't paying attention. That is on them, the good and great agents know that no matter how long they are in this business, each day delivers another opportu...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Your Million Dollar Year Day 45 Half Way to Somewhere. The goal is to start out my new year at a new agency doing all the things that should be done to make me successful. In these first 45 days I have done considerable and this success has only made me realize there is so much more to do, that c...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 This is such a great post.  Thanks so much for sharing with us. I think we have all experienced those moments in life when we accused of some level of malfeasance... when none of the sort occurred.  This is the worst situation in my estimation. There are several other times when following a trai...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Your Million Dollar Year Day 44 Learning to Fail is also learning to succeed. It is true successful people fail more than unsuccessful people. What successful people know is that failure is where you learn to succeed, by falling down and getting back up again you can be more steady on your profe...

By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Home Town Realty)
Comments 0
Investor FAQThis is a section that deals with questions investors should be asking. Most of the important information for investors is handled in a face to face meeting. At Crossroads Real Estate we do not want to give away investment secrets over the Internet. We want our investors to be n top o...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Your Million Dollar Year Day 43 No Scripts Allowed. All sales people are trained with scripts. You are told that if you say this, your prospect will fall at your feet and want to work with you. I exaggerate, but the script driven coaches couldn't be more wrong.  NO ONE wants to be sold these days...