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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Right Way to Move Brokerages There isn't a week that goes by that one of my clients doesn't email me to ask for a call to discuss moving brokerages. Real estate brokers are always intrigued when a new company comes to town or they hear about a colleague that recently moved. Is the grass real...

By Jim Gilbert, The Gold Homes Team
(Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway)
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 "Rentbacks," technically known as post-closing seller occupancy agreements, have a surprising way of reversing the motivation of sellers to have property condition issues identified in the walk-through just before closing.  Usually sellers hope for to minimize the identification of any issues at...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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So true..................  I recently had a meeting with a successful professional that practices in an area of expertise that I know little about.   I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of getting to know this person better, to gain a stronger understanding of their particular field of work.  I wa...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Make Your Day Count “Don’t count the days.Make the days count.”Muhammad Ali 1942 – 2016, American ProfessionalBoxer and Archivist    As I see it . . . . . . .Make your day count Live your life one day at the time . . . . make your day count . . . . and you will make the most out of your day. Muha...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Having the offer instructions available while writing up an offer really comes in handy. I totally agree with my fellow Texas agent in Katy Texas about loving it when listing agents upload the offer instructions into the MLS.  Drop by and Welcome Rae to our community.  Early on as an agent, a hom...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 1. How Instagram and Staging Help Two Brokers Sell New York City Real Estate.            What you should do:          - Maximize your social media potential. Oh, and if you need inspiration or want an extra "like"           or follow - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!2. Six c...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. We were referred to a soon to be divorced couple as listing agents. One of the "extra" benefits you get as an agent in divorce is one transaction can mean two or three...as each former spouse makes a purchase or you refer them to another agent out of the area...such great Sellabrations !      ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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 Rest & Recharge is as important as Listings and Closing Escrows! Last week I produced a podcast on Boundaries, which is a continued effort to remind entrepreneurs, small business owners and Realtors to stop and smell the roses. You get one life, don’t blow it! Two years ago, I posted a series of...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
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  It is not uncommon for me to find a person who was expecting a response, a return telephone call, additional information and it just never comes.Like a person I spoke with about the NEW MODEL in real estate eXp Realty. They said they had left a message for an agent and they never received a ret...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Once again Lou Ludwig had some great blogs here in the rain, if you missed this the first time, don't miss it this time.  Life Lessons Learned “We learn lessons from our past . . . . from both ours successes . . . . and our mistakes.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Spe...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Good listener, A interesting subject and Lou Ludwig hit it on the head again.  A Good Listener . . . . Is “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while gets to know something.” Wilson Mizner 1876-1933, American Playwright, Raconteur, Entrepreneur     As I see it. . . . . . . ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 We see this communication issue at times in our transaction, and makes for transactions that become contentious and could be avoided with a little communication.  Grant Schneider always has great advice we can use in our daily real estate lives.Please be sure to leave a comment on his original p...

By William McClain, Your South Florida Waterfront Specialist!
(London Foster)
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It doesn't matter if it's a $200k condo or a $2.5M waterfront home... When it comes to marketing your listings- the photographs are the essential keys to success (since nearly all buyers begin their search online). This sounds simple enough however it gets much deeper if you want to compete at th...

By Andrew Reichek, Rentkidz is an apartment locating service Houston
(Rentkidz)
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Avoid Common Rental Scams in 2018Unfortunately scams are omnipresent and in literally every industry. Did you know that rental scams also exist?  We are not talking about landlords keeping your security deposit. Although that has probably happened to somebody you know, state laws have been enacte...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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Bad Deeds Now that blog post  title sounds like something that might be part of a bad joke where every bad deed that you ever did is some how stored in a file somewhere for the after life.  BUT the title is referring to deeds for land. Bad Deeds... Deeds that can't really convey a tract of land b...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some great advice from Grant Schneider:  We have heard much about sexual harassment in the workplace lately. While this is a practice that is illegal it also destroys a well aligned diverse workplace. Diverse teams led by good leaders are highly productive teams. Creating a dynamic workforce invo...

By Reuben Fine
(Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com)
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 Curious to know which you use or prefer for taking listing photos: DSLR camera or Mobile Phone/Pad Camera? Which is better in terms of convenience and/or quality? I find myself using my mobile more often, curious to know your thoughts.     

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life Lessons Learned“We learn lessons from our past . . . . from both ourssuccesses . . . . and our mistakes.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author  As I see it . . . . . . . . Life lessons  learned  We learn lessons from our past . . . . from both ...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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What do the HOA fees include - an important question to ask when buying a home which is in a Home-Owners Association (HOA). Both attached and detached homes can be in a home-owners association.The HOA information is usually available in the CC&Rs (Covenants, Constraints and Restrictions) - a publ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Weight of Your Words “Deliver your words, not by number but by weight.”Proverb     As I see it . . . . . . . .The weight of your worlds People remember you by your worlds . . . . Pick your words carefully . . . . and deliver your words by weight . . . . not by numbers. Speak with a purpose . ...