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 Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 76
This month our colleague Carol Williams is sponsoring her December Challenge 2018: What Inspires you?  Since the month is more than half over, chances are you've read some of these posts, and have learned a thing or two from them. I have. If you haven't yet shared, please do since we all learn fr...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
And how often do you hear people talk about how personal a person was? That means they had TIME to invest in the day to TALK with you.My father a teacher for 40 years, liked to talk. That must be where I learned to talk a lot.Do you hear and see often about this team and that team when it comes t...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
I am working on a contract where the single family home is deeded as a condo. The entire subdivision is deeded that way.  There are no condos in the subdivision.I know a few subdivisions like this but no one I have asked has any idea as to why.  Any ideas why it would be deeded that way?

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Just because the state law may govern what a homeowner can and cannot do, and the need to disclose, does not mean they will.  Silence May be Golden When Showing Homes to Buyers   I had a number of showings today and the smart home technology (Ring Video doorbell, Nest Thermostat, a couple of devi...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
Some great tips to help you have a successful year:  10 Ways to Ensure a Successful 2019!   Once the glitter, confetti have settled and the novelty of 2019 resolutions wear off after New Year’s Day, it will be back to business with a renewed sense of promise through positive means.   What will yo...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
If you are a broker owner or if you are head of a team you have a management responsibility.  You also must be a leader. As manager you are guiding and controlling and as leader you are visioning, modeling, and motivating. In the previous times the role of a manager was not that complex. The mana...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 15
Grant Schneider is so right on on all his blogs and this is another great one to catch up on if you are thinking about a team!    What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibilit...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
We all want to be as helpful as we can to our clients, but we should also be professional and truthful.  Don't get involved in things you don't really know:  Practicing outside of your area of Expertise ? Just Say NO .       We are sometimes asked all kinds of questions by both Buyers and Sellers...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 85
Is Your Cell Phone Ruining Relationships with Those in Front of You?Oh my goodness, what a timely find! I was meeting with potential sellers the other day and while waiting for a response from a vendor FOR those same sellers, I felt quite odd having my phone lying beside me. Before I pulled it ou...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
Practicing outside of your area of Expertise ? Just Say NO .      We are sometimes asked all kinds of questions by both Buyers and Sellers that are not within our area of expertise.  We are confident in the areas of practice for which we have  taken additional education and have successful experi...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 5
What Are Your Excuses? Do you get tired of hearing excuses? Excuses get old especially when they are used over and over. The dictionary says an excuses is; an attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); to seek, defend or to justify.  I know in my life, excuses are not what get...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 0
Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: Read More

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
If you follow Grant's advice, you will be well on your way to a very sustainable and successful business model:  There is one very important leading indicator for your real estate business.  Many of you did comment that on my last post that it is the most important.  I totally agree.  And don't j...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
The truth is time doesn’t change things . . . . you do Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. The Change You Want “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”  Andy Warhol 1928 - 1987, American Artist and Filmmaker   As I see it. . . ....

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Some Obvious Suggestions That Can make a Difference   Please take a moment to visit the original blog and leave a comment. What Do Sellers Have Control Over? Virtually Staged Studio Apartment Location? No Room Count? No Square Footage? No Floor? No View? No Building Amenities? No What sellers act...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
If you allow your diminished expectations to dominate your thinking you might as well throw your business plan out the window. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. A term you often hear in customer service training is “managing expectations” (of your clients). The recomme...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 28
 What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibility exists that you may just dilute the same amount of business your had before you added people.  One of the biggest challenges is...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 12
Encouraging a best foot forward approach.  Much can be done when a plan is set to motion. Each morning, go over the “to do” list before setting out. When meeting people, maintain eye contact and make a sincere effort to listen. Phone past clients, offering your services to their family and friend...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
Despite the car thermometer reading -21 degrees.....I ventured out to the required dental checkup as a result of my implant surgery. Many businesses, schools....the post office...are closed today. Ironically..many of the bars are open !   Many appointments has enabled me to get to know the Dentis...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 9
Getting back to Basics is something that we all need to do and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin came up with a great blog we can all learn from.  Buy. Sell. Repeat. For Client's Sake!   Repeat business is important for maintaining or pushing business forward. Since beginning a career in the real estate industr...