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 Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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You may have heard this before. I have heard this more than a dozen times in the past.My problem, I forget. Do you ever forget?Has it been years since you have been around a baby learning to walk?If it has, now might be a wonderful time to get around a baby, real close, and watch them take baby s...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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How to surrender your California real estate license while an investigation or accusation is pending.  BRE SAMPLE PETITION TO SURRENDER REAL ESTATE LICENSE CAL BP 10100.2IntroductionThis real estate law blog discusses surrendering your real estate license in California when you no longer want to ...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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Real Estate Mediation & Arbitration (ADR) under the California PSAG IntroductionWhen you get involved in a real estate dispute in California in a residential purchase or sale (either as the buyer or the seller) it is important to NOT FORGET the contractual duty to mediate any disputes that arise ...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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ADRE Audit & Investigation - Property Management Audits on the Rise? IntroductionOur firm has handled countless property management audits for our California real estate brokers and salespersons and the regulatory action in the Golden State is pretty high.  However, we have not seen as much from ...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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California DBO Statement of Issues Overview - Call us at (877) 276-5084! IntroductionThe California Department of Business Oversight oversees CFL licensing (California Finance Lender) and also California Residential Mortgage Lending.  For persons and companies seeking CFL licensing, some hurdles ...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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 Unreasonable delay in filing of administrative charges or commencement of hearing IntroductionSay you committed a crime twenty years ago (ex. theft, DUI, shoplifting, drunk in public, robbery, larceny, forgery, etc.) and 10 years after that you earned a real estate license (disclosing and explai...

By Steve Vondran, IP & Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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Property Management Litigation & Arbitration Law Firm  IntroductionBeing a property manager is no easy task.  As a matter of compliance, property managers have quite a few legal compliance issues to keep in mind, from trust fund accounting to affiliate disclosures, record keeping, and everything ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 Recruiting is an ongoing process with every real estate office. I always considered it the opportunity to filter out the dead weight.  Unless one has a well-oiled machine of real estate agents in the office, recruiting will be ongoing. Broker/Owner/Manager/Recruiters each have a style of their o...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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What we have here is a failure to communicate.  That line from Cool Hand Luke sums up one of the big problem—our communication does not work. I recently met with the leaders of one of my Westchester County New York organizations to present results of an employee survey. The staff felt that there ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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Don't be afraid to congratulate your competition.I always try to congratulate my fellow Real Estate professionals when I read articles about them, or if they made a phenomenal sale or even when they get a really great listing.  We all like to be congratulated and like to be recognized for our acc...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Put your "Winner" face on and start thinking like one. Know that you will do what it takes to succeed. Take control of where you are going!  Others will soon follow1   Winners Think Like a Winner “Winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers on the other hand, conc...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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I manage a property in a medium size City in California and received a notice from my client (the owner) who received a notice from the City stating the following: The interior and the exterior of the above referenced property is scheduled to be inspected on May 20th 2018 between the hours of 8:0...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Hi Active Rainers,Here's another visual take on a popular blog post/infographic that was featured in the brilliant Carol Williams' Second Chance Saturdays. We underscore 8 marketing "essentials" or "basics" (tools, best practices, etc. compiled by my marketing partner, Andy Coffaro) that should s...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 Along with writing blog posts, commenting is a very important task on this site.  Are you aware that comments are often indexed by Google? I’ll never forget the time I mentioned another agent’s name in the comment section of my blog post of one of my listings, and my blog post was indexed by Goo...

By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX
(ULTIMA REAL ESTATE)
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Do I need a Real Estate Agent If I am Buying a Home from a Builder? This is a great question Realtors frequently get asked, Or Actually, Sadly, Most of the Time They Do Not. This is a NOT a Good Position You Want To Put Yourself In.  Think about the Service the Real Estate Agent is able to provid...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 How do you improve your marketing skills?  Marketing is a learned skill. Some have it naturally; some don’t. ActiveRain provides every member with the opportunity “to learn it.” Commenting on posts written by ActiveRain members is an ideal way to learn how to market and promote yourself. A comme...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
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My First Real Estate Interaction With a Scary DudeThis is a post for the AR Contest: Your First Time.Many years ago, I received a call from a man (dude) saying he was interested in one of my listings. He proceeded to constantly tell me how he was a retired NFL player, yada, yada, yada. I am guess...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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If You Don’t Like the Conditions – Change Them “There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley, Motivational Speaker and Self-Help Author   As I see it . . . . . . .   If you don’t like the conditions – Cha...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Winners Think Like a Winner “Winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or what they would have done or what they can’t do.” Denis Wailtey, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker   As...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Uber Drivers Are Changing. Are Real Estate Agents, too?I've been studying the changes that have occurred with Uber drivers. I only use them when traveling but have noticed a marked change in the last 6 months. Here are some areas that have changed. They are less customer service oriented. The day...