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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 8
Be Reliable. Not Pliable.  Seasoned Realtors understand the importance of consistently relaying pertinent information backed by solid, statistical facts in a drama-free work zone. Anything less is an injustice to consumers that trust professionals. The main stream media continuously transmit erro...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Amplify Your Business I am so excited about my upcoming Amplify business planning workshop! This is a brand new class - hot off the press and is the first class we have specifically designed to work in an online environment over a period of four sessions. We have designed this limited-seating wo...

By Drick Ward Property Management / Broker Assoc, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
(NEPTUNE REALTY)
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For agents who have vacant listings, your mailbox may be a target for fraud if it is not key protected (like cluster mailboxes or some individual boxes that prevent snoopers from getting your mail without a key).  At vacant listings, be sure the post office has a stop order on all mail because th...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 24
Pictured above is the front side of an 8 1/2" by 11" postcard.  We received this card from the Rubicon Theatre Company who due to our present health crisis cannot resume live theatre.  We loved their creative solution.  The Ventura County Fairgrounds which also canceled their annual event has bec...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 12
That's a good question. The answer IMO is NO! There's more to FSBO than people think of. The folks at KCM have put together this infographic containing the basic reasons for not being a FSBO. If you do decide to go that route you will find out quickly the inconvenience, time, legalities, and pape...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
Comments 3
We have all heard it, write down your goals or they are just dreams. My question for many years was simply and then what? I wrote down goals all the time, posted them to walls, in my top desk drawer, on mirrors, said them like a yoga mantra only to not see them materialize, well, until I figured ...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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If you are thinking about how to invest your money, investing in property is a wise decision as it is a safe source of a steady income. For the past few years, most investors have preferred residential properties over commercial properties, but the commercial property sector is now on its feet. I...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Real estate professionals have been urging property investors to get in quick to purchase investment property and beat the rush as cashed up baby boomers transfer their wealth from the stock market to the real estate market. This may seem like a reasonable claim as many Australians; especially th...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou)
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Thank you for giving us reasons to be the best that we can be to help you with your real estate needs. We make this as our motivation to make our services more client oriented reaching for excellence. The TwoMoveYou Team.

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
Comments 4
Before you give up, keep in mind the story of Henry Heinz. In 1874, after his horseradish product failed, Heinz was arrested for fraud based on the fact he could not repay bank loans he had acquired. Later, while eating dinner at his brother's home, they ate meat which was spoiled, a common pract...

By Dwayne Hicks, Metro West Realty
(Metro West Realty)
Comments 2
I’ve made my share of New Years Resolutions in the past with limited success. This time comes every year and it seems like a good time to start something new or “turn over a new leaf”, but this year I’m resisting the urge to do that. This year I’m going to strengthen and build up whom I already a...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 34
 Since I first began blogging on ActiveRain since the Fall of 2010, I discovered ActiveRain is unique because bloggers can use this Platform for many different purposes. Examples may include the following: Get Referrals! Relationship Building Get Something Off Your Chest! Educate Consumers Get Le...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
I don't expect that my listings will suit every viewer.  Sometimes they'll walk in and know immediately that it just doesn't work for them.  Sometimes they need to inspect every inch of the property, and then ruminate for a couple of hours, or days before they know.I recently accompanied a showin...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou)
Comments 0
  Century 21 Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, TwoMoveYou offer GUARANTEES to their clients who are buying and selling real estate in the Durham Region and Quinte West Region. TwoMoveYou offers Guarantees in writing! Have peace of mind when you are looking for your next home, or if you ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 8
Before you visit a community's with your clients you should visit the site first and wall the models and also know the area from shopping and schools in the area.   Always good to do the leg work first.Register your clients with you the first time there for sure at all builders you are looking at...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 4
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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 20
SPECIAL NOTE:These listings are on the far southwest side of my territory. Approximately 1 hour away from West Sedona. The entire process took a whole day. From the start of the drive to completing the process of the video, creating the post and sending it to my clients located in another state. ...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou)
Comments 1
Your Referrals make a difference to help fight kids' cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!Why?Because right now, over 1,400 chi...

By Marina Garan, South Florida Real Estate Agent
(DEZER)
Comments 1
If you at the stage when you have already decided against a single-family home, it might be high time for you to look at the new article in our blog about the difference between condos and apartments. The first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking about these two property types is most ...