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 Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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One of the obvious reason to own a home is you can fix it up, make it your own, get a dog, or plant a tree if you want.I can help find the perfect property for you in Tahoe Truckee. Contact me for more details

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one f...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Sounds crazy, doesn't it, to go from a phone call that ends with the buyer telling you that they aren't committing to any one agent and are just gathering information, to two hours later getting a call that they would like to use you exclusively to help them find a home.Well, I'm going to let you...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Wow, great that you are reading my articles, but I am certainly not in business of telling people how to cancel a listing with their agent. So I, of course, I told them that if they had a complaint they should call the state, but I still needed to know what article of mine they read prompted this...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Why do I say this? Well, I have been in a slump lately with blog ideas because I was stuck in the house because of snow for two weeks and I needed something to come out. I then thought about Benjamin Franklin as I watched a special about him and his life.You see he had many ideas, but not all of ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Think about this for a moment, if you got in business for yourself, than you cannot really function as a successful agent in this business. Real Estate is about partnerships with buyers, sellers, other agents, inspectors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, title offers, and the many others that we enc...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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This proverb speaks volumes doesn't it? But, I don't want good, I want great. So the only way to do that is to go out and find it. Bad, Good, Great, none of these will find you, you find them by your actions.Here is a list of my actions for January 2009 that I plan on helping me from good to grea...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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I got a call about one of my listings the other day and this agent had a very interested buyer in one of my homes that happens to be a short sale. But, she said, "I won't lie to you, I've never done a short sale before."I said that is fine, before I did my first I hadn't either. She had to laugh ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Every path had a puddle, so ask yourself this, do you plan to go around it, jump over it or do you plan to step right in it and let it slow you down? Life is a path and if you choose to stay dry, then you need to look for the puddles ahead and take the steps to avoid them. I hate to watch those w...

By Pat Hiban, Billion Dollar Agent
(Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars and Founder of Rebus University)
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“People will do what’s best for them if they just have the information.” These are the words of someone who joined the Real Estate Industry when the Market itself crashed. Instead of seeing this event as an obstacle to be feared, this person saw this as an opportunity – an opportunity to create h...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 18
A year ago we had an office meeting and my principle broker wanted me to talk to the rest of the agents about blogging and what it could do for their business. During that meeting I was amazed at how many agents told me that they didn't need to blog, they were busy enough.Well, 2008 has ended and...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 15
One of the biggest mistakes most agents do is they lie to their potential clients right from the beginning. They meet someone, make promises, and set up expectations that they can't possible keep up with.One of my favorite questions from potential buyers and sellers is, "Should I wait about six m...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 9
Real Estate is a very tough business, but I find a lot of people are always looking for the next great leader to take them and their business to new heights. They may be looking for a new broker or looking for a mentor and a coach.I have to admit I have a mentor myself. I wanted someone that I co...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Have you ever been at a grocery store waiting in a very long line ready to buy, but the register isn't open yet? That is how a lot of people feel about real estate right now, they are waiting in line to give their money to the cashier, but there isn't a cashier open.Are you the cashier? Is your t...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Security: how good is your security system? Do you have your home well protected? What do you do or what should you do when you are planning to go away for a few days? There are various definitions of “Security” and what they stand for. I have noticed, that sometimes people refer to “systems” who...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Market Smarts Matter to Home Sellers  When gathering comparables for a property listing appointment, Realtor's look on the local Multiple Listing Service for accurate information, forgoing some unreliable national sites that only hold a fraction of pertinent figures and facts.  We have responsibi...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Lou knew what was important. Without your health or the health of your friends and family, you have very little.  Motivational Power Quote   Real Wealth is Not Measured in Gold and Silver   “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mohandas Gandhi 1869 - 1948, India Fi...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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            SERIOUSLY...................... THINK ABOUT IT........................The thought came to mind to me today, while I was reading an exciting book by Tony Jeary – RESULTS FASTER!Learning some exciting ideas, caused me to realize: It can take months even years for you to get the right KE...

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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Great advice from Grant Schneider:  Real estate agents and brokers are independent business owners.  As such you know you are accountable for your results.   In my consultation with my business owners in Westchester County we work on success through focusing on their vision, their values, and goa...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 Applying for and committing to the strict repayment schedule of hard money loans can be a big and complex process. This is why Level 4 Funding suggests reviewing your options carefully to ensure you find the right loan for your needs.If you are starting a new business, expanding your business or...