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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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If anyone out there is looking for the most mediocre Henry County real estate agent to represent them, they are keeping it secret. Although people usually prefer not to behave in dull, predictable ways, when someone is about to put their own Henry County home on the market or to buy their next ho...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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I recently had a meeting with a successful professional that practices in an area of expertise that I know little about.  I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of getting to know this person better, to gain a stronger understanding of their particular field of work.  I was honored to listen and lear...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Magic Words=Better Conversations, "I Know You're Busy, So I'll Be Brief"by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweHow can one ensure a quick communication rather than a lengthy, meandering chatfest? It's effectively established by using a simple "magic words" phrase (as learned from Joe Stumpf...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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A while back I decided it was time to review my database, to clean it up a bit.  Scouring the database, I could easily see names that needed to be edited as they’d moved out of state, gotten married, had babies, or gotten a divorce!  Databases are indeed gold mines and sometimes second home buyer...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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In Part 1 of this article series we featured Digression rosé. The name, the square bottle, the flamingo symbol and slogan made it a standout (“from the pigeons”) in a sea of rosé wines from Provence, southern France. Another standout is Cote Des Roses because of its packaging. The bottom of the b...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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  I’ve not met a real estate agent who does not think he/she is “worth every penny of the commission” he/she charges a client.  How many times have you heard the client say those exact words?  You’re worth every penny of that commission?  Our job is to move a client from point A to point B with a...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
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This might be bigger than the Trump – Kim Summit.Well let’s put it this way.IT IS BIGGER than the Trump – Kim Summit to some people.Very often when enormous things like this happen many people miss out because they never hear about it.There is another proportion who miss out because they just get...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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 Best Practices for Negotiating Repairs When Purchasing a Home You’ve signed the contract and all terms are agreed upon in order to buy your new home.  The price is set, the close of escrow negotiated, and now you’ve just completed the home inspection and other related inspections.  The home insp...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Lou Ludwig was so wise and left a number of great blogs for us to remember him by and this is one of them.   Focus Forward With the Force of a Positive Attitude “When you face your fears, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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It is great to get leads but do you know what tools you need to convert them to into clients.Yes you needs skills and strategy to work it.  You need scripts and need to practice it ten to fifteen days a day.  You need to role play it with some one, it is a confidence builder for you.  The more yo...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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I sure hope you have one.   Many people start in the real estate business and developing a plan to promote and market their services.  But if that is all they have, in my opinion, there is a key ingredient missing.  You need vision if your business is to survive and thrive.  And you also need val...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                When building long business relationships you have to offer a lot to potential business partners and clients.  To maintain a solid reputation you must strive to be invaluable.  Blue Olive Properties has been invaluable to our Highlands Ranch property management clients and have pr...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Hopefully, if you're in business, you have a vision:    Many people start in the real estate business and developing a plan to promote and market their services.  But if that is all they have, in my opinion, there is a key ingredient missing.  You need vision if your business is to survive and th...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 8/18/2017 A licensee in Real Estate has the best of both worlds and knows the difference between success and failure. No one who enters this profession is the same person from the time they began their career until they retire - which for most is never.  "Success & Failure are...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Focus Forward With the Force of a Positive Attitude“When you face your fears, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”Les B...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Attitude Makes All The Difference Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference Get rid of stinkin thinkin to really make a change in your life! My lovely wife Sally and I took a trip to Dallas shortly before Zig passed on to attend the Born to Win conference with the Ziglars and many others. Zi...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 Many people start in the real estate business and developing a plan to promote and market their services.  But if that is all they have, in my opinion, there is a key ingredient missing.  You need vision if your business is to survive and thrive.  And you also need values.  You should make it pe...

By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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Join the #1 Real Estate Agent 'Lead & Prospect Conversion' Coach Hoss Pratt for a special FREE 1 hour training guaranteed to change the way you do real estate. Hoss will not waste your time. In this no-hype training, you'll get the exact blueprint Hoss and the agents he coaches use to... • Bring ...
Assembling The Collective Wisdom From ActiveRain Members  ActiveRain contains a wealth of shared practical knowledge on real estate, mortgage lending, staging, marketing, social media, and much more.  Members invest their time to write posts, ask questions, respond to comments, and comment on the...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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  DON'T EVER SAY I DIDN'T TELL YA!! DO WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN REAL ESTATE IN THE FUTURE??? I believe we do--on some level. If we open our minds and "free-associate" our thinking so that we narrow down the probabilities and possibilities we will very often find the seeds that b...