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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, IMPLICATED IN 1985 REAL ESTATE CRASH!   Acute Problem : Real Estate Appraisals Under Fire JOHN M. BRODER 1985Times Staff Writers     "real estate appraiser Basil B. Clements didn't even come close when he estimated the total value of 20 1/2 lot...

By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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 Join Our Next Seminarfeaturing Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty CompanyStewart Title’s renowned economist, Dr. Ted C. Jones, presented his 2019 economic insights on the future of the real estate market. Watch the video to get a glimpse of this eve...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Signature requirements for real estate advertisements including blogs I asked Adam Holmwood at Parker, Simon, Hahn and DeLisi, LLC and Village Settlements about the Maryland requirements for information in a blog signature. He advised that blogs are considered to be advertisements and provided so...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,  AND NOSSAMAN (SIMON LEGREE,) EMINENT DOMAIN AND VALUATION PRACTICE, YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY, THE FOUR HORSEMEN    YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY,  http://www.nossaman.com/images/site/biophoto_mask_230x180.gifhttp://www.nossaman.com/images/site/bioph...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Home Buyer Guide for Orlando, FLOrlando is a major metropolitan city and county seat of Orange County in the heart of Central Florida. The city is known for its many theme parks, golf clubs, and various tourist-friendly attractions. The over 2.5 million residents living in the region makes Orland...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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It's so important to have good agent relationships in our industry. My goal is to always have all the data for buyer agents who show my listings and be responsive and timely in all communication. I want buyer agents to show my listings and feel confident I will present all offers and work diligen...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Focus you attention on the King bloom prospects. "Improving efficiency on the farm is not only a risk reduction strategy, it's a profitability strategy."-Bill CasadyLast week's Wednesday Word was "Layering".  Today it is Branches, which is sort of a spin-off of the layering concept for business. ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Doing your best is a mindset . . . . and not to settle for anything less than your best effort. The Peace of Mind  “Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.” John Wooden 1910 – 2010, American Basketball Player and Coach, Won 10 NCAA National Championship at UCLA in 12 years       As...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational Thoughts for 3/21/19by Patricia Feager LISTENING IS PRICELESSWhile watching a man talk in sign language my ears and eyes were straining to hear his every word. To better understand this man, I gave him my full attention. Oddly enough, I heard him better than what I usually hear and ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Market Conditions - Not New Carpets - Determine Market Value! Real estate professionals get asked on a regular basis by sellers about what improvements sellers should make to their homes to get them in tip-top shape and ready for the market. While things like cleaning the house, improving curb a...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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 Sometimes we build so much rapport with a seller that we start to believe they are friends. Unless you are going to sell their house for nothing, it is vitally important for you to remember that you are not friends, not in the true sense of the word. You will not be their friend until their hous...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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 The life of an independent real estate broker is exciting especially if you work in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California.I really value my "independence" with my own office, my own hours, especially in this vibrant art community that has been found by vineyards who...

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 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins Does anyone else 5-4-3-2-1 their ass out of bed every morning?  After reading this book, I am.  Bright and early.  Well, this time of year, maybe not so bright - but early!   Before I dive into the book, I first have to mention where I heard about it - Compass Sou...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Remarkable service is one of the key ways to differentiate yourself from the competition regardless of which branch of the real estate business you excel in. People who appreciate this type of service are also people who enjoy referring others like themselves to the same business person. A recent...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Continuing Ed: Real Estate Legislative Update at Village Settlements My third spring Continuing Education (CE) course was Real Estate Legislative Update at Village Settlements in Kentlands. The outstanding instructors were David Hahn and Brianne Paugh. They are attorneys with Parker, Simon, Hahn ...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Dependable Homebuyers Nashville has reported that the real estate market is cooling and that the sellers’ market has now turned into a buyers’ market. As a result, Nashville homes are much more difficult to sell, spending more time on the market, and are being sold for less. This also means that ...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Dependable Homebuyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has announced that they are offering a solution for homeowners who want to sell a home with structural issues. It is expected that selling a home with structural problems, especially in the current status of the real estate market where it has beco...

By John Foutch, Perioperative nurse
(John Foutch)
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Rules are important. As a landlord, they’re really all you have to prevent tenants from abusing your property. By making sure your rules are thorough, clean, and legally airtight, you can discourage the abuse of your property and legally protect yourself.The important thing to remember when it co...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Baltimore, Maryland - Dependable Homebuyers presents a straightforward opportunity for homeowners trying to sell their houses in Baltimore, Maryland. The nationwide company is into residential real estate and buys houses directly from property owners. The company does not work through realtors an...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The next time you listen to someone, client, family or friend...listen with your heart and not your mind! You will be amazed at the results.   One of the most important qualities in our opinion, when it comes to being human is the ability to listen with your heart, rather than your mind. Many of ...