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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Daily Habits of Top-Producing Real Estate Agents Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents seem to be able to weather any real estate storms and still come out on top? Regardless of what is happening in the market they seem to always be busy and thriving. They aren't experiencing the ty...

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 very wise advice about the practice of real estate from Grant Schneider .  About the only major difference between our practice and those of doctors is that we regularly make house calls.   What could I possibly mean by saying you need to be a real estate doctor?  To answer that question jus...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Unpopular Niche Markets with Incredible Potential When I first started selling real estate, I sought out the expertise of a high-producing agent. I was itching to learn how he found so many transactions. His answer was simple: He simply found the transactions that no one else wanted OR he uncove...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Doug Rogers has written an important post on how to have a long-lasting career in real estate by taking care of yourself and your family.Eating right, getting enough sleep, and taking time away from the job are all important to being the best agent you can be - and to enjoying the journey.Please...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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The Fish that swallowed the Whale, Sam the Banana Man. Recently I finished reading a story about a great man who built and empire out of ripe bananas that the big guys thought of as garbage.  He went on to command the largest fruit company in history while creating and toppling several governmen...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                Take solace in the last few warm days of fall.  We usually have a smattering of nice days as we lead into November in Denver.  There are a few tips you can use to keep your home a little warmer inside once the chilling cold hits.  As part of Highlands Ranch property management fal...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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When you are sending & receiving contract packages can you simply send the signature page? Watch the video to find out!  Dana Sparks - Qualifying Broker of Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - www.KeepMoreCommission.com.

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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                Colorado just had its first snow of the Fall/Winter season this week.  The 80-degree weather today promptly cleared that up, but there are things to consider when working in the winter months.  We don’t always have the sunny, moderate days in winter.  Sometimes we can be stuck wit...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Monday Motivation - Humble Beginnings Many of us forget our very humble beginnings. When we started in the business, there are very few who 'interited' buyers or sellers - we all had to work for our business. We built and grew our businesses - and many of us still are building them.  Remember thi...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be Seen as Someone That Can Be Counted On“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826, a Foundering Father, Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence, Third President of the United States       As I see it. . . . . . . .Be seen as someone that can be...

By Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions
(Martin Presence Group)
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 Owning rental property is a great way to make money, but it also comes with great responsibility. As a property owner, you have an obligation to ensure that nobody gets hurt on your watch. Unfortunately, in today’s sue-crazy society, even the most conscientious property owner can find himself in...

By Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions
(Martin Presence Group)
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You’ve inherited a house.  What good luck!  Now you can finally start investing in property without all that pesky capital!  Right?  Whoa!  Not so fast.  Just like any investment, never just jump in blind.  You need to assess the investment from all angles.  As with anything, if the liabilities o...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Go After What You Want With Confidence“Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.”Lane Frost 1963 - 1989, Rodeo Champion, a ProfessionalBull Rider, a Professional Rodeo Cowboy AssociationMember  As I see it. . . . ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Using Scripts – Are You an Automaton or do You Personalize Them?  We hear scripts all the time – from callers promoting their SEO services to trying to sell us leads, to retailers when we walk in the store, to telemarketers requesting us to donate to particular causes, to those offering various h...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Life is Complex and Full of Choices “Life is complex.Each one of us must make his own path though life.There are no self-help manuals,no formulas,no easy answers.The right road for one is wrong road for another . . . The journey of life is not paved in blacktop;it is not brightly lit,and it has n...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   As your eyes wander through the listings on MLS and you spot the NEW PRICE  label that accompanies some of them....and click on the "history" button to see what the New Improved...now motivated price is over what the past price was for the listing.....you sometimes learn that the Seller is dri...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Are your true colors shining through?Nature knows how to accomplish the goals set forth every single time, despite impediments that may present. Change up your marketing and advertising to grab and hold potential client's attention! Your plan should be: Specific to local market Cost effective, ma...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Decisive Action“The difference between whether saying, I wish I would have, or I’m glad I did, at the end of your life whether or not you take decisive action,during your life.”Chris Widener, Author   As I see it. . . . . . . .Decisive action The things you want to achieve are there to be accomp...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Chasing Time? Spend it Instead! Being a wife, mom and REALTOR helped me to develop a well-honed system, where each day was planned and expected. When the last of our children left home, I thought it would open a wide chasm of time. It is amazing how it gets absorbed quickly without much effort.  ...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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How to Make Money Fast..Give Me The Magic Pill..Whether you are new in your profession or about to retire, there’s always room for improvement, always higher goals than the years before and ever-changing market-place.Most of us would love to find that “quick” method that’s been done before by oth...