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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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So many things come into our lives on a daily basis...opportunities, people, jobs, and the list goes on. We have to learn to choose what hits us in our hearts...what we feel passion for.    There are Things That Catch Your Eye “Certain Things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 3
Oh what fun technology can be! When it woks, it is great. When it doesn't, well, it can bring out the inner monster in all of us.It seems to me that as long as I don't absolutely need my various forms of technology, it works just fine. On those days where I am under a tight deadline to get someth...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 8
Many wonder what the day in a life is like for a Dallas area Realtor®...okay, maybe not "many", but surely - some?     Seriously, though, a real estate professional's life is much the same as any busy business professional.  We all have to manage juggling multiple tasks to a successful fruition. ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 40
 I recently had a huge issue with my business credit card, and closed the account.   There is still a need for a business credit card, so I went back to one I had opened in my company's name, but knew there were no benefits given for charges or payments. So, I called them, and asked if they had a...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Time to make plans for the coming year:  There is only about six weeks left to the year and it is time to review this year's achievements and set next year's goals. This is as simple as ready, set, go. Yes, it is that simple although it is not easy. Let’s take it from the beginning and create our...

By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 12
What did buyers say was most important to them when searching for homes on the Intenet and what was the number one action they took?From that recent NAR report are a few nuggets of gold that confirm what we already know but elevates the importance dramatically.  Do you know the #1 reason prospect...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 20
  My Most Indispensable App I can think of so many apps that I wanted to write about in this blog, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, the one app that I really would have a hard time doing without is Top Producer.  This is my contact manager program on my desktop and keeps track of every...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
  There are Things That Catch Your Eye “Certain Things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Ancient Indian Proverb   As I see it . . . . . . .   There are things that catch your eye   The things that catch you eye have a tendency to pass through your life without having ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
NRG Wholesale Generation LP v. Kerr Court: Supreme Court of Mississippi Citation: 2017-CA-00804-SCT Opinion Date: December 6, 2018 Judge: Ishee Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Government & Administrative Law, Real Estate & Property Law, Tax Law At issue before the Mississippi Supreme Court, in th...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE DISCREDITS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICIALS  THE BS FROM THE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTETake your Career to the Next Level…Join the Appraisal Institute Today! How does being a Designated member of AI benefit your career as an assessor? It was instrume...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
SLIP OPINION NO. 2018-OHIO-4750 HCP EMOH, L.L.C., APPELLANT, v. WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF REVISION ET AL., APPELLEES. [Until this opinion appears in the Ohio Official Reports advance sheets, it may be cited as HCP EMOH, L.L.C. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-4750.]...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
  http://masslegalresources.com/buffalo-water-1-llc-v-fidelity-real-estate-company-llc-lawyers-weekly-no-12-103-17 COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, SUCCEED IN EFFORTS TO REMOVE TRANSPARENCY FROM APPRAISAL CONTRACTS.  BETTER BE CAREFUL WHEN DEALING WITH AN AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INS...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Comments 3
Listing a new home? Chances are you just spent several hours working on a listing presentation, formulating comps and convincing the home seller you are the best person to help them navigate the market for a quick sale at the highest price. Now you have to make good on your promises.One way to he...

By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
Comments 2
 Hoohray, there are lot of happy Canadians that can now step out of the shadows and enjoy their cannabis, weed, marijuana or whatever your favorite slang is.From the perspective of real estate agents we have been programmed to recognize the signs of a grow-up in homes and must disclose  if we hav...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Lou encouraged us to keep an open mind to the possibilities that may come our way. Dream and keep an open mind!   Open Up the Possibilities “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you go.” Michael Phelps, Winner of 22 Olympic Medals   As I see it . . . . . . .   Open u...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 2
There are alot of urban myths surrounding the real estate industry.  One of them is about different types of agency.  You can not be well represented if you go to the listing agent.   A buyer agent is a real estate professional who works exclusively for buyers, representing their best interests t...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
Comprehensive background checks known as due diligence investigations are done so that businesses can make fully informed decisions when they're making an important hire, considering making an unusual investment and for many other reasons. Companies such as Corporate Resolutions conduct due dilig...

By Landon Murie, We help property managers grow!
(Goodjuju Marketing)
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A landlord or property managers worst nightmare! How do you minizimze your risk? Here are a few important ways, but I want to know what I'm missing.. A FICO credit score is an excellent barometer of a potential renter's trustworthiness, but the number at the top of a credit report doesn't tell th...

By Mustafa Abbasi, Zolo Realty: Popular real estate marketplace
(Zolo Realty)
Comments 1
Beginnings aren’t easy. Even seasoned real estate professionals will tell you that at the start, it was a struggle. Most would say that if they had a chance to start over again, they’d do a few things a bit differently. As a seasoned professional with years of experience as a Realtor, a managing ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
Education is a Powerful Tool “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can to change the world.” Nelson Mandela 1918 -2003, South African Anti – ApartheidReflationary, Politician, Philanthropist, Severed asPresident of South Africa from 1994 to 1999,   As I see it . . . . . . .Education is...