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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Our mind can grow and it's what can make us unique.   Our like Larry like to say "Use it or lose it."   Our mind has a purpose and when they are nurtured . . . .   conditioned . . . . and expanded they have the capacity to become great.   As you expand your mind it becomes open . . . . to new pos...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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OREA, BREA, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, COMING ATTRACTIONS, DEBACLE IV, RIET CRASH " livesoft Posts: 62759 Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:00 pm "TIAA Real Estate Account, bond-like or Madoff-like? Quote Post by livesoft » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:35 pm Update on 2013/12/25 with question, click to go to t...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Most project managers and professionals in high-risk industries have to deal with the stress of managing multiple deadlines and multiple timelines. You’ll be dealing with multiple projects at the same time, each with a different level of urgency, a different projected timeline, and a different se...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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Orell C. Anderson, MAI, Man I Need To Get My Hands on This Appraisal,  "Anderson testified that a MUP was required to mine the property and that the property did not have such a permit, but it was legally permissible to obtain such a permit. Using a discounted cash flow method, Anderson determine...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Thankful to be a southern Utah Top Producer!  As each growing season comes and goes in Nerdin Gardens, a few things remain true about the sincere work ethic. To do better and be better is at the forefront while implementing efficient networks that ensure our success along with: Preparation: Amend...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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Getting JACKED by Charles E Jack, MAI, AI, Appraisal InstituteJuly 18, 2010 at 5:31 am · Filed under UncategorizedGetting JACKED by Charles E Jack, MAI Appraisal Institute[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Appraisers Talk Back ]https://harriscompanyrec.com/residentialappraiser/2010/07/18/getting-...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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PIRS/HARRIS COMPANY, AND THE SCIENCE OF REAL ESTATEUsing a Decision Matrix to Select Comparables-PART I http://commercialappraiserla.typepad.com/blog/2018/10/using-a-decision-matrix-to-select-comparables.html   

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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Body of Knowledge Issues. AI/MAI/Appraisal Institute/Foundation, 19th Century ThinkingJanuary 1, 2012 at 2:28 am · Filed under Uncategorized Body of Knowledge Issues. AI/MAI/Appraisal Institute/Foundation, 19th Century Thinking By Don Epley, MAI Director Center for Real Estate Studies University ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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5.5, 5.5, 5.5 GARBAGE APPRAISAL BY MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, Michael Miggins, MAI http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/property-for-sale/docs/QC-Brentwood%20Oaks/Appraisal.PDF "Direct Capitalization $5,500,000 Direct Capitalization $/Unit $74,324/Unit Direct Capitalization $/SF (NRA) $73.75/SF Net Op...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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A General SRA.just a garbage report! (MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE)"I'm so aggrivated right now! Doing a review on an SRA's appraisal..1st mistake: "The accompanied LIMITED Summary Appraisal Report"..does he not know that this was done away with when the Departure Rule went bye-bye?2nd mistake: S...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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Richard Dick Hoffman MAI, appraisal institute, law for dummiesAugust 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm · Filed under Uncategorized Posted by Cochise on August 23, 2010 at 10:42:42: https://harriscompanyrec.com/residentialappraiser/2010/08/23/richard-dick-hoffman-mai-appraisal-insttiute-law-for-dummies/  In Rep...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Pull People Up “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” Brooker T. Washington 1856 - 1915, African American Educator, Author, Orator     As I see it. . . . . . . .   Pull other people up   There are two ways that a person can lead their live...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
By Paul Beckwith, AACI Member, Investigating Committee COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE OF CANADA GOT SOME PRETTY DUMB APPRAISERS TOO! The mission of the Investigating Committee is to complete a fact finding investigation and determine if the member met the ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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 Anita Clark  is enjoying the extended holiday and asked if I would write her Facebook Friday post.  Soooo...I will not begin to try to be Anita...all I can be is me....and tell you some of what I have learned about Facebook and hope that it will be of help to you.    Facebook is in some ways a "...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Pricing in the Land of "No Comps" Agents already list confidence in pricing as one of the biggest challenges in their business. But throw a property in the mix with few or no current comparables and you might throw up your hands and declare a, "comparable calamity!" But armed with just a few pri...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 There was a post written by Carol Williams about delayed text messages. The iPhone can do a lot of things but maybe a bit different. Guess it's time to check with my assistant. Anything needed I just say :Here are a few simple SIRI commands: Play my voice messages. Check my recent calls. Check m...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational thoughts 11/22/18by Patricia Feager  At the end of the day on Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for my Dr. Erickson Dental Toothbrush. Best Dentist! Best Hygienist! Best Staff ever!   "Treat your password like your toothbrush.Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspiration for 11/8/2018by Patricia FeagerEntry #8 for Debbie Reynolds - Thankfulness Contest  "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;and to do so with some passion, compassion, some humor and some style."--- Maya Angelo   I am thankful for true passion. It’s the gratificati...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Let me be clear that I am not badmouthing all agents. It is always just a few that ruin it for the rest of us. One thing I have noticed over my 40+ years in real estate is there seems to be a) no shortage of scumball agents and b) that puts us always on high alert that a client could confuse the ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Key to Winning a Seller's Confidence When I was a new agent - and I mean a brand new agent in my very early 20s - I was called to go out on a  listing presentation. I had not met the seller before nor been on his property. I got to the house and briefcase in hand, began walking up to the fro...