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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Hiring a Real Estate ISA can be a great business decision for you. However, in the 11 years that we have been operating, not all of the stories we’ve heard have been successful. One reason is that some Real Estate business owners fail to set clear and realistic expectations.  Setting your expect...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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MyOutDesk has been around for 11 years, working with successful Real Estate Businesses and providing value by matching them with highly talented Virtual Assistants. Throughout this time, we’ve heard it all, success stories and horror stories too. One crucial factor in all these stories we’ve hear...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  NOSSAMAN LEGAL, LIES TO PROTECT AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,The Appraisal Institute Isn’t Stealing Your Money – Some situations require that appraiser possesses MAI designation – Many attorneys will not hire appraiser who does not posses MAI designation  https://commercial...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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There are many aspects to opening your own business -- especially if you're looking to build a real estate team of your own. If you have a company or are in the process of creating one, don’t let yourself get stressed out over what you have to consider. Instead, start from the basics and build yo...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Grant Schneider always has great advice to share with us and I really like his advice here.  I don't ever want to be considered a stereotypical salesman. Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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Would you agree what you say and how you say it really has an impact on any agents effectiveness in real estate sales? Effective communication is a critical component of mastering success in business and in life. By mastering the art of communication, you’ll increase every level of performance in...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Not everyone can sit in front of a blank page and churn out 1,000 words in a few hours. Heck, even those that can may not want to, due to other professional obligations. Blogging is a great way to develop a niche and drive traffic to your real estate site. But it can also be a source of great fru...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
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I’m sure some people, especially the ‘seasoned’ real estate veterans can relate. I grew up in Michigan and outside of a four year stint in the US Navy that took me around the world, I spent my entire time in the ‘Mitten’ (nickname for Michigan).  I started my journey in real estate in 1998 and ha...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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what a great post.... Business is a sport, with many lessons and resolves running parallel .... 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 ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
http://arlington.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=923&meta_id=149287http://arlington.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=923&meta_id=149287http://arlington.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=923&meta_id=149287COMMERCIAL APPRAISER MAI AI APPRAISAL INSTITUTE  co...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury 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 Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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I am reminded once again the importance of taking time off as a Realtor© and being able to get perspective of what is really important in life and the urgency for us to disconnect from work and unplug and be present for ourselves and the most important people in our lives. I am guilty of going aw...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 This is so true.  You need to become a farmer...not a hunter... Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales. And here is another fact. We are all in sales no matter what o...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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                                                   Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, a...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Take Control Your Goals“Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal.”Samuel Johnson English Author  As I see it. . . . . . . .Take control of your goals You either take control your success journey to move you in the direction of achieving your goals. Or...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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 Sometimes we build so much rapport with a seller that we start to believe they are friends. Unless you are going to sell their house for nothing, it is vitally important for you to remember that you are not friends, not in the true sense of the word. You will not be their friend until their hous...

By Cathy Sarmento
(Granite Real Estate "Cool Team")
Comments 31
Yep, after 28+ years another new first. (this was undeveloped land in Central CA near the gold discovery area)1.  Safety, treat every firearm, weapon or bomb as live, loaded and dangerous.2.  Do NOT pick it up.3.  Take photos of High Quality from a safe distance, inform the owners of the next ste...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 10
Time Is of the Essence There it is in black and white.  Section 29 of the California Association of Realtors' residential purchase agreement.  "Time is of the essence."  And in real estate transactions, which are inherently complex, this simply means that every day matters.  To be competitive as ...