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 Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group )
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Sally and David Hanson offer advice for social media we should all follow. Life isn't always pretty or as I like to say unicorns and glitter but, airing it out on social media is not the solution. It sounds like common sense, and it is yet, so many don't follow it. Think about what you post befor...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 2
Your Million Dollar Year Day 41 Redfin changes things in industry.The days of the Agent having all the answers has changed. While they still do and will always have deeper understanding and experience because they do it every day, they no longer are the only ones with the information. Information...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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  A 409A valuation is a report of the total value of all the stock options of a company. IRC 409A is the section of the US tax code containing the tax rules for deferred compensation, which includes stock options. IRC 409A requires you price your stock options accurately compared to fair market v...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Comments 1
Starting a real estate agency is an accomplishment in itself but the work is just getting started. Mitigating risks is important as a single risk could be costly to a company depending on what it is. Putting policies that protect the company into play can range from pre-employment paperwork being...

By John Brave
(Global)
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Provided as a prescription medication for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Toujeo contains insulin glargine, which is strong, long-acting insulin.Various clinical studies have been conducted so far on the effectiveness of Toujeo and the medication is found to lower the fasting bl...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
Your Million Dollar Year Day 40 Do the Math for the last 39 days I have been sharing ideas, thoughts, moments and daily activity of an agent. Some is about me, some is about things that have happened to others around me. When I finally woke up and realized the franchised brands I had worked with ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Question:"Dear Laura,I've been fascinated with the topic of Feng Shui for several years know and I have become really confused with certain things. For example, I've read in books and articles that my bathroom is considered a huge drain on my energy. Is this true?Thank you,Kathryn Walsh"Answer:De...

By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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I have more LEADS than I can Handle.  It's Time to Bring on Agents to Help.  I'm looking forward in Boosting my Business with these Real Estate Leads.  My Goal is to List 15 Homes per Month with this New found LEAD Source.  I'm not going to Over Hype this, but Wow!!! I'm Impressed, and Ready to E...

By Tim Brown, Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, TRLP
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Comments 0
Ok, I'm guilty! It's been far too long since I sat down and put words into a blog post. I admit that I read Active Rain posts weekly, and often think about posting an idea or two, but just don't get around to it. Blame it on distractions - do we have enough of those to share? But blame ultimately...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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We’ve all had one of those experiences with a salesperson or customer service rep who is obviously reading from a script… and doing it poorly. Do you know why that’s a total bummer to me? Sure, it’s cringe-worthy and we feel embarrassed for the guy. But the real reason it bums me out is because g...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
I was invited to partake in a 'roundup' of 49 Feng Shui Experts. What's so great about this article? It offers a ton a varying Feng Shui perspectives that all lead to one goal; and that is to help provide you ladies and gents with the best ideas, suggestions, and insights on how to established a ...

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 2
This morning I received a somewhat terse email from an agent asking for a document related to a home sale. The agent represented the buyer and asked me to get a contract addendum to her right away.  Normally, I’m quite fast routing documents, so thought it was odd that I hadn’t already sent it. I...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
Your Million Dollar Year Day 39 are we there yet? Successful professionals are not children. They can deal with disappointment, disruption and distraction without loosing track of what is important. This counting of days through the first 90 makes me feel childish. We are not there yet and we nee...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
Comments 5
Looking for a place in Oregon? With only a few landlords having been sued due to non-compliance, living there as a renter isn’t a bad idea! Every residential unit in Oregon, regardless of the size, and how high or low the rent is, must meet certain safety standards.  This includes health and sani...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 5
I was attending a T. Harv Ecker conference in Los Angeles a number of years ago and I will never forget the session that mindset master Blair Singer gave us on the power of mastering your little voice. Singer walks on stage and begins describing that little voice in our heads telling us good thin...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
This is something we should all consider seriously:  As real estate agents you are always in the position of looking at a potential listing as a person with fresh eyes. Now as far as your own business how would an outsider see it?   Many times, when you see something every day you stop noticing. ...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
Comments 1
The best way of generating passive cash-flow in real estate is by renting out your property. This approach is followed by homeowners who are either relocating or upgrading their existing home. The idea is to move to another home and rent out the previous one rather than selling it.But things are ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
Your Million Dollar Year Day 38 Fake it to Make it BS or Not? What do you think when someone tells you to fake it to make it? Do you think you fake being rich, powerful, in charge and having all you want? Do you think it is about convincing people who don't know you that you have more, are more? ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 15
Today I was aware, yet again, of how fortunate I am to have a wonderful support team for my business, both formal and informal.First there is Rachael, my Client Care Concierge who goes the extra mile to deliver the unexpected to our clients. They love her! Not only does she excel at that, she is ...

By Jackye Mumphrey, The Atlanta Real Estate Maven
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Comments 4
I saw a post earlier today in the "Rain" from another blogger about the fear of prospecting holding you back from your goals. I think fear just comes from not knowing what you're truly passionate about. Once you find something that ignites your passion, the fear of asking for what you want goes a...