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 John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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The Value of Communication  Recently, we closed a mortgage loan for a customer buying a house out of state through a 1031 exchange.  1031 exchange transactions are regularly stressful for people because they involve a limited window of time, sometimes multiple (3 or 4) transactions, and often inc...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Singapore abounds with experts in the property field. These professionals range from top ranking jobs like estate agents and lawyers to the very bottom but equally professional carpenters, who work together to produce a unique skyline for Singapore.The different property experts in SingaporeThe a...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
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You provide us with a positive review and allow us to see that we can make a difference in providing for your real estate needs. We make this as a basis to make our services more client oriented reaching for excellence. Thank you from the TwoMoveYou Team.

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
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We ALL have an image. Professional or personal, working or retired, good or bad, we all have an image. Weather we are self employed or an employee for someone else there are many forces pulling at our strings.Unfortunately when we let someone else pull our strings we can not only become their sca...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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NYSAR Phase 2 Guidance for Real Estate Activity NYSAR is providing the following sample guidance based upon information contained in the Interim Guidance Document issued by Empire State Development and the Department of Health. Brokers must review and affirm the Interim Guidance Document prior to...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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How to Avoid Being a One-eyed Sighclops  Passive aggressiveness has zero place in the real estate industry when it comes to negotiating a contract for clients. Self-assured agents shoot for the best of terms and conditions rather creating an emotional environment. Adhering to deadlines is an impo...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Recently, we were discussing the joy of teamwork.  In particular we were discusssing the recent space voyage to the International Space Station (pictured above) that Space X successfully launched .  What impressed us the most about this historic event was the teamwork that was demonstrated among ...

By Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
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How Will You Finish 2020? It's hard to believe we are already half-way through 2020! And what a wild six months we have experienced! As many of us created well-thought-out business plans, personal goals, and resolutions, none of us could have imagined the turn of events we would all face. In look...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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When someone makes the decision to buy a home, the first thing that most will do is have a heart-to-heart talk with their real estate agent. Once the client has settled on a specific property, condition of the property is often one of the determining factors considered by the client prior to maki...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Getting sued might be the last thing that you think about when considering your home, but if you are renting out your property, listing a room on Airbnb, or even letting guests stay, unsafe conditions in your home could lead to a costly lawsuit. Along with putting guests’ health and safety at ris...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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As a Mohave County AZ commercial investment real estate broker, I'm not afraid to take on a challenge, and invest long hold time and carrying costs into specialized marketing on 'weird properties'. And sometimes . . . I can't get it done.  So the seller and I will (usually amicably) part ways.  I...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
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5 Negotiating Tactics That Might Kill Your Next Real Estate Deal  Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all the parties involved in a transaction. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a dea...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Being Positive or Negative is a Choice “When you wake up every day you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimistor a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.”Harvey Mackey Businessman, Author, Syndicated Columnist   As I see it . . . . ....

By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Century 21 Alliance Properties)
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Mindset is everything!  I have spent three days this week away from home. I'm sitting in a hotel room missing my bed, spouse and fur babies. First of all, I dreaded the two hour drive in heavy morning traffic Monday.  By last night I was so ready to go home. Could have let my attitude ruin this s...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Real estate is extremely competitive due to the immense financial rewards that are associated with success. Being able to start a real estate agency that sells commercial or residential properties is just the first step. Keeping the agency running at a high level is imperative due to the number o...

By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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For we who may be a tad older, this song by Frank Sinatra “My Kind of Town” is well known. Living outside of Chicago for most of my life, I was quite familiar with the tune. Today a conversation with another broker from another town here in Western Arizona reminded me of this song. She was seekin...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
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Marky  was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia.  In late 2017, Marky underwent a number of investigations including a bone marrow aspirate and a spinal tap. After several days of treatment, the leukemia cells were not responding to chemotherapy.Additional testing revealed that th...

By Marina Garan, South Florida Real Estate Agent
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There is a variety of options on the real estate market and while finding the right property for you might take some time, it will eventually be worth it if you choose the efficient approach. The first step of such an approach is to establish the type of property that is going to suit your goals ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, New York Feng Shui Manhattan Consultant Laura Cerrano has taken to the Zoom platform with providing Feng Shui Consultations, talks, workshops and classes. On June 1st, 2020 the Mineola Library hosted a zoom webinar with Laura Cerrano on "BTB Feng Shui Space Clearin...

By Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida
(eXp Realty)
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Are you in search of  some really good reads when it comes to Real Estate? Then, you're in luck, as Sharon Paxson has compiled an amazing list of Real Estate know how.  Be sure to take a look as there's something for everyone. As a new month begins and social distancing continues, I’m trying to f...