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 Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Santa Monica Bay-View From AboveSocial media is fine. But, as many of us have learned since its inception it is limited in terms of return on time invested. What does works without fail is meeting people face to face in your community. All you have to do is follow your interests and passions outs...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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The Power to Make a Difference in a Person’s Life“You will meet many people in your life’s journey. They will be difference in their needs . . . . and in their impendences. When you step forward with the intention to be a differences maker in their life what can do is change that’s person’s life ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Focus on Developing Strong Relationships“Focus on developing strong relationships . . . . For they will become the foundation of asuccessful and productive life.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Focus on developing ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Will Make It With Hard Work“You will make it . . . . When you believe in  yourself . . . . and you believe that youwill make it . . . . When you support your beliefs with hard work you create the pathway to make it.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer an...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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In our Texas promulgated contract forms there is a blank for the title company who issues the owner title policy and a box to check as to who pays for it. In Texas generally the seller pays for the title policy because they are ones who could have created issues that may need to be cleared to pro...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 Step 1Great customer service is not a technique that you can mimic.  It can best be learned through you own direct personal experience. To run circles around your competition with superlative customer service requires a complete shift in attitude and also a shift in your fundamental ground of be...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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FAQ #3 WHAT DO PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGERS DO?I attended a birthday party last weekend. I was meeting new people. We asked all the typical questions such as Where do you live? Who do you know at the party? How long have you been married? What do you do for a living? Bingo great question to answer i...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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AMPLIFYING YOUR EXTRAORDINARY PROMISE OF VALUE One of the biggest marketing challenges that luxury real estate professionals face is identifying, articulating and distilling their Extraordinary Promise of Value. This is the message that sharply differentiates you from your competition.    In our ...

By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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  How well do you stay in touch with your past customers and clients? I know for me, this is probably the weakest part of my business. Is it due to being an introvert? Is it due to being very busy? Is it due to poor processes in place?  In my case, I have a feeling that it is a combination of all...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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FAQ#4 HOW DO YOU QUALIFY TENANTS PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT? I had wise person tell me when I was young the following words of wisdom“IF YOU DO NOT WANT CHAOS IN YOUR HOME, THEN DO NOT ALLOW IT IN THE FRONT DOOR.”I bring this same quote into my real estate business. Screening tenants is an art w...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Aggressive markets with low inventory create stress not only buyers but for agents, too. Nobody likes to see a buyer disappointed when their offer lost out to another bidder.  Strategies to Make Sure Your Offer Shines in a Multiple Offer Situation   Aggressive markets with low inventory create st...

By Russell Smith, Team Move Creator - Ask me your tough questions!
(Team Move OVM Financial)
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After reading, share your 1 best tip for a new realtor in the comments below! Starting any business is tough and that is what you do as a new Realtor.  You become your own business!  So knowing how to become a Realtor and do it right from the beginning involves planning.  Hopefully no one would s...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Rather than sitting around your Aventura home all day and putting on weight, you can practice a few smart tricks to getting skinny. For instance, you should try to separate yourself from anyone who does not practice a healthy lifestyle. In other words, don't play cards with the girls at a local d...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Why would an agent want to work with your brokerage and why would you choose them.  Some brokers think that the number of people they have is some type of status symbol.  But having the right people is what is important to your success.  Just as important you must devote a good deal of time to su...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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As You Think You Become“You’re thinking creates a direction for your life.As you think you become  . . . . As you become you will act in accordance to your thinking to make you who you become.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Tips, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see itAs you...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 We had recently read a story of the rapid decimation of the elephant population who are killed for their tusks.  Over 33,000 elephants were killed last year. When we saw these two ads for Tiffany elephant jewelry, we were touched when we read the following words: "Tiffany is proud to donate 100%...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. There is a distinctive commitment to a Code of Ethics that REALTORS® say they will follow. The two terms "REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent seem interchangeable, but are they?   After all they both speak to a person selling real estate, right? They both iden...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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It is summertime for thousands of Bradenton homeowners. That means the kids are home all day and guests may be coming down from up north. Is your home prepared for the extra plumbing issues? More toilets get flushed, dishes washed, clothes laundered, and folks taking showers. That’s why it is sma...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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FAQ #2 HOW DOES THE EVICTION PROCESS WORK IN PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?I speak with many out of state real estate investors who want to invest in Phoenix real estate. One of their biggest concerns is how to remove a tenant if they do not pay the rent. Well, Arizona is a Phoenix real estate inve...