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 Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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If you are buying, fixing, and flipping single-family houses – particularly starter homes – then you need to know about the Prohibition of Property Flipping Rule created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent egregious predatory flips within the Federal Housing Admini...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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My first broker would occasionally accuse me of "Getting ready to get ready". I think she meant that I was doing things that were not very productive. I think sometimes she might have been right. Since then I have always tried to be mindful to not delay, linger or wait to get things done. Most of...

By Mustafa Abbasi, Zolo Realty: Popular real estate marketplace
(Zolo Realty)
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Passing the real estate agent exam doesn’t mean becoming an instant professional in the field. Being successful in the real estate industry requires a ton of dedication, drive and investing a lot of your precious time. Every successful real estate agent has gone through a period of trial and erro...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational Thoughts for 5/24/19by Patricia Feager "BE NOT AFRAID OF LIFE. BELIEVE THAT LIFE ISWORTH LIVING, AND YOUR LIFE WILL HELPCREATE THE FACT"---WILLIAM JAMES, PHILOSOPHER (1897)  Life can be as exciting or complex as we create it to be. This photo was taken while I was in Tennessee earli...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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 As per The New York Real Estate Sales Complete Guide 2nd Edition put out by Hondros Learning 2009, an agent owes these to a client in an agency relationship:Obedience.Loyalty.Disclosure.Confidentiality.Accountability.Reasonable Care.The easily recalled OLD CAR acronym keeps these performance exp...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Truth in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements Real estate licensees need to be careful with the wording of their property advertisements in Maryland.This is the question that is asked by the Maryland Real Estate Commission:Are the contents of the advertisement factual and true and does it avoid an...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Advertising Sold Properties in Maryland If the advertisement includes a compilation of properties sold in a particular neighborhood for transactions in which neither the licensee nor the real estate company acted as either the listing or selling agent, does the advertisement include a disclaimer ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Written Authority Required for Licensees to Advertise Real Estate in Maryland The Maryland Real Estate Commission requires agent and broker licensees to have the written authority of the owner or listing broker to advertise properties in Maryland. Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 I don’t know about you, but I have seen two different people convey the same message with drastically different results. Many times, it involves conveying a company policy or procedure that requires change. In other instances, it may involve coaching a person to change. There are two components ...

By Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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No. Well, maybe. Yes, if done a certain way. A loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is buyer-friendly, and it could be the ideal way for a relatively new investor to start their long-term path to wealth. First I’ll explain some of the benefits of an FHA loan, and then I’ll poi...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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In a flurry of showing houses, I've been reading a lot of agents' lists of what to provide when presenting an offer. I appreciate that everyone has their own business model but some of these requirements leave me either laughing or comiserating or just scratching my head. I think the lists were b...

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Hurricane Season Preparedness Greater New Orleans | Metairie | Kenner | Gulf Shores, Ala.When looking for a Home in or near Metairie | Kenner call a Real Estate Broker who understand Flood Insurance, Flood Maps, and Flood Elevation. Cost of Flood insurance could affect the sale of a house.    Jun...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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Reticular Activator. We all have one but we’re not always aware of it. So what is it?YouMeWorks.com defines the reticular activator as your first line of defense against being overwhelmed by stimuli. It’s your reticular activator that decides what will get into your awareness, what you will notic...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Tips on keeping your phone ringing is a blog by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin that is great information for all of us.  Four Strategic Tips to Keep Your Phone Ringing!     Sincere commitment to the real estate industry can garner a successful business climate while navigating day to day. Below are some trie...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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How Often Are You Checking Your Vacant Listings?Being a full-time, professional real estate agent, taking listings that I can actually service is of HUGE importance to me.  If I can't get to my vacant listings at least once a week, or be at any listing in short order if there is a problem, then I...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Four Strategic Tips to Keep Your Phone Ringing!  Sincere commitment to the real estate industry can garner a successful business climate while navigating day to day. Below are some tried and true things I have done and continue to utilize in order to achieve my clients home goals.  #1. Determine ...

By John Brave
(Global)
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By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Marketing Guru
(DEAN Knows & Infinity Real Esate)
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Investing In Real Estate 101 Real Estate in the form of a rental property or a family home is the single largest investment for most people. It has been identified as one of the safest and most reliable forms of investment over long a period of time. The downside is that it involves a high entry ...

By Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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The mistakes that experienced investors make can be different that the mistakes that novices make.  Below are 12 common mistakes I see from those who own multiple units. 1.  Not raising rents.  I was shocked when a landlord told me that his tenant in a particular house was only paying $250 a mont...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Long Island Real Estate Evalutation Includes:  Evaluation of the surrounding land plot and layout of the location to measure its energy potential of being beneficial or draining, according to your specific needs. Please provide a floor plan of the home or office being evaluated. Evaluat...