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 Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 9
Over the past three years I have done a lot of lease options and owner financing deals. Now the market has changed and so is everyone else. I'm starting to get lost in a sea of idiots. But, as they play catch up, I'm preparing myself for the next wave in real estate and when the road turns, I wil...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 23
It wasn't as easy as I hoped, but once I took the little happy pill I was fine. (No not the little blue one - you people are sick) This was a pack of Tic Tacs that I labeled happy pills and I sucked on to try to get my mind off what was happening.I was taking the day off and I wasn't sure my phon...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 19
Have you ever been with someone you've known for awhile and then all of a sudden they change? I had this experience with a new agent the other day. This person was very personable and fun to be around. I thought they were an all around a great person and would make a great agent.But, that is when...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 23
Saturday is fast approaching and I think to myself that it has been raining for 3 weeks straight and that is the first dry day on the horizon, so why don't I take a day off? I haven't treated myself to any fun actives in over a month, and my kids, what are their names again?But, wait, what if I h...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la)
Comments 3
ANOTHER NINE PAGES OF CRAP PRODUCED BY A DISCRASED INSTITUTION LACKING MORALS, ETHICS, and CANDER. This all stems from their lack of knowledge in the real estate field and their years of practice implying that Appraisal is an Art, like Painting, Photography, or Philosophy absent the Logic.  It is...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
 Staying connected to your homeowners (via Seller's Corner) pays off in 2018.How?Case in point: 520 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 95060- Listing Price (2015): $560,000 (via Redfin)- Listing Price (2018): $955,000 (via Oak Anchor Homes)- Property Value Increase: $395,000 in 3 years.In a nutshell, $395,...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 11
Unexpected and incredible prayers have answered the call. ~ Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  The Praying Mantis will emerge from their cocoon as soon as other insects they consider food, show themselves. Yesterday was the day as 100's of little ones made their way into the flower garden among the many varieti...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 13
   Do we ever forget about what we do for a living?  We all need time away from what we do 24/7, but that could also equate to missing new opportunities. I detest missing an opportunity. Is your head always in the business?We may be on vacation or at family gatherings and want to be free of anyth...

By James Hoff, Real Agents Work
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
The fast pace of today's world really just pushes us to seek automation wherever possible. Robotic auto-responders. The fear of not being there the very instant a potential customer reaches out. Never say "no." We become conditioned to be afraid to lose the business and our desire to buy into tec...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 1
Sunny Isles Beach is truly becoming an exciting place to work at. The new development projects are absolutely stunning. Below is a quick statistic fact on Sunny Isles Skyscrapers.Jade Signature - 57 floors - 649 ft - Completed in 2018Estates At Acqualina - 50 floors - 649 ft - Completion 2020Mans...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 10
Have you ever run in to an agent that thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but you just want to slap them upside the head and bring them back to Earth? As far as I'm concerned two things make a great agent. First is their clients and the second is dedication.I was asked by an ag...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 32
 Recently, we had a challenge to write a post about the processes of sending a referral. Referrals Matter and there are some surprises that surfaced about the importance of certain criteria. One common thread was that the referred client must be taken care of by finding the right person to serve ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 11
There is Nothing RUDE About Operating Per the Real Estate ContractThe other night in our office bull pen, there was a lively discussion about whether or not a Bristow-Gainesville Listing Agent should advise their sellers to deliver notice to their buyers when the financing contingency has expired...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
Paula McDonald "Aside from having the property properly priced, a home that is easy to show with fewer complications is one of the best ways to get it sold. There will always be those exceptions. For the majority of homes, the request of an accompanied showing will most always slow the entire pro...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 10
We've all heard those kinds of excuses when really the best thing is "I'm sorry, I messed up.What can I do to make it up to you?"   A Long Excuse “The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.” Robert Half 1918 – 2001, American Businessman   As I see it . . . . . . .   A long excuse   I ...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
Does that title to this post sound a little familiar? We will let you figure it out.If I can't stand up to you for my true value, how can I possibly defend your price when I talk with other agents?Looking lately at listings in the MLS and choosing in a peculiar way what I show and what I do not s...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 3
                                                                               Sam Shueh                                                                          Realty One Group                                                                 Silicon Valley, CA Often I get asked if I know someone...
  When you are going to apply for loans with hard money lenders, you might feel like the “choice is theirs” or that they are in the driver’s seat of the scenario. However, Level 4 Funding shows you how to take control and become desirable to lenders!For new business owners and those who are tryin...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 9
Yesterday I went on a listing appointment with a person that had had their home expire after 284 days on the market. They had 10, count them, 10 extensions of that listing contract! Why, did this person keep signing things with this other agent, even though they weren't producing results? Because...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
  A Long Excuse “The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.” Robert Half 1918 – 2001, American Businessman   As I see it . . . . . . .   A long excuse   I would say a long excuse is always interesting . . . .   The longer the excuse becomes the wider the gap becomes between the truth ...