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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 72
"How do I break into the luxury real estate market?" is one of those questions we are frequently asked.  We usually recommend if they are new to the real estate market that they take a course on luxury real estate, such as the  Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation for lu...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 71
You're Only As Good As the Questions You AskThink about it...One of your long-time referral partners gives you the contact information for a potential buyer/seller. After you thank them profusely, you pick up the phone and call the potential clients. You don't engage in a lengthy get-to-know you ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 72
Simply stated, it seems to me that many buyer agents do not accept the responsibility of verifying information provided by the listing agent. What is the responsibility of the buyer’s agent in a transaction? I’ve always been a listing agent, and I clearly understood what my role was within every ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 55
Smart real estate marketing often consists of doing what everyone else is not doing.  When you copy what everyone else is doing, you don't stand out, you become pigeonholed with all "those" real estate agents and companies.  One of the successful trends we have noticed  in real estate marketing i...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
Your Glass is About As Full As You Make It“Your glass is yours to fill . . . . as full has you want it to be.It’s your glass . . . . and it’s your responsibly to fill theglass with your goals as you want them to be . . . . and to engage in the activities to fill your glass with achieved goals.”Lo...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 2
Take Control of . . . . Your Circumstances“You either control the circumstances you have in your life . . . . or you can let the circumstances control your life.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant.Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Take control of . . ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 38
Goals…the word for the day! We all need them; most have them; some write them down; others carry them with them and the select few have none. However, having said all of that, I’ll share my thoughts on the topic of goals in the workplace. It’s a very small percentage of real estate agents who act...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 13
This is good advice. We all need a good start to our days. 5 Things Productive People Do Every Day It has been a very tough week, and now we move on to another week that promises to be busy and challenging. I hope you all are having a productive spring as well, and with that in mind I am sharing ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 60
 Going Off the Grid is fantastic!  I honestly hadn't intended on doing so this past weekend  but on Friday night our power went out for a few hours so that kind of forced me to just STOP!  We took out lots of candles (which we haven't done in quite a while) and listened to music off an ipod and o...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
  We enjoy the referrals we get from a variety of sources and do our best to give each Seller or Buyer  the world class service that we have been entrusted  to deliver.   Tell the agent about the referring person/people....This is the Jones family and Paul and Susan are interested in an area with...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 9
Learning Will Attract New Business Opportunities“Those who embrace learning will attract new business opportunities.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Tips, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Learning will attract new business opportunities Those who embrace...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
Comments 6
Great advice for new and old Realtors® as well. When you start losing the client, start asking questions and then SHUT UP for the answeres! You're Only As Good As the Questions You Ask Think about it... One of your long-time referral partners gives you the contact information for a potential buye...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 5
All tied up!   Life gets busy, especially when solely in charge of a thriving business. Getting contracts signed, submitting paperwork, adhering to deadlines, setting and keeping appointments during the work week can be hectic. Budgeting time, putting emphasis in getting work finished while remai...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 6
"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do" Leontyne Price-One of the first African American Sopranos to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. If you are or aspire to become a luxury real estate marketing professi...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 4
While showing homes recently, my buyer client saw a sign in the yard of a neighboring home listed for sale.  The sign was the typical real estate sign with the name, company and contact information for the listing agent.  And there was also another sign rider hanging from the bottom with another ...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Lender - 561-316-6800
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 0
A Home Is Mode Of Bricks & Beams A House Is Made Of Hopes & Dreams   Read from source..>> // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.comThe Christian Penner Mortgage ...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
When a Jupiter homeowner takes his or her family on vacation over the summer, sticking to a diet can be tough. At least there are some techniques to help. For example, you should avoid overeating by feeding yourself five or six smaller size dishes every day while on vacation. When in a restaurant...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 9
HARRY’S TOP FIVE REASONS WHY RENTALS STAY VACANT PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I recently met up with an investor from California who wanted to hire me to manage his portfolio. I spoke with him over the phone last week to learn more about his property and to set realistic expectations before signin...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 14
We cannot emphasize enough how important it to listen to your clients whether they are a seller or a buyer. We have often referred to the listing process as a “listening” presentation. If your goal is to stand out as a market leader in your niche, you need to constantly hone your listening skills...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 4
Feng Shui is estimated to be around 5,000 years old. It’s a lifestyle practice that provides environmental healing for the body, mind and spirit by harmonizing your home and office. The Ba-gua map is one of many tools utilized to help identify strengths and weaknesses within those given spaces. I...