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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 14
The Power of Being Still There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. For most of us, this creates a heightened degree of stress and uncertainty. Over a third of the country has been asked to stay home and our once booming economy has come screeching to a halt. When can any of us remember be...

By David Masciangelo, All In One Lead Generation Systems
(Limitless Motivated Sellers)
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I can't even get through an hour today without seeing a post about COVID and what to do right now or political nonsense, but the most important thing you do as investors, agent, or soon-to-be either is to build a 30-day plan to start moving the needle forward.  The biggest mistake would be to let...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
I put a property under contract today.  Yes, that's right... today.  My buyers have sold their property out of state, and needed to buy.So, this buyer, even with the uncertainty of today's market... felt comfortable writing an offer.But as icing on the cake... this is the text I just received as ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal     “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” - W.W. Ziege                   “Do not wait to strike till the i...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 7
Sustainable Forestry; Investing in & profiting from. I was looking for some videos for another purpose tonight and came across this one that I thought would be good for my internet friends to view.It is a quick intro to a few of the things that foresters do and why they are important.I hope that ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
13 Personality Types in Almost Every Office. I found this humorous little infographic made by National Pen in Success Magazine and thought you might enjoy it. They were kind enough to provide embed codes and an invitation to share, so I hope that you will enjoy this and match up some of these cha...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 9
Family Forest Transition; Who will carry on your work?     We have many clients who are dedicated to creating a better forest on their lands.  They are good land stewards, often spending a lifetime improving the forest in little ways and in major ways only to reach the end of their lives and have...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 26
Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed! I’m sharing a philosophy I practice, born of deeply personal events in my life. I’m not preaching at you, nor do I seek converts; I'm simply sharing and I know you can think for yourself...chew the meat and spit out the bones.I will not buy into the media sensationali...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 27
The new reality or Day Ten of how we conduct our real estate business and business in general  under the California Shelter in Place order. How are you coping?The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, was the first to issue Angelinos this directive and the following day, California’s Governor News...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 20
 What are we doing to keep our business afloat or ensure we have business in the coming months? With less business, we have fewer dollars coming in, so look at what your spending, and what can be eliminated right now.    I know I WAS sending out postcards to potential sellers, but have since stop...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Lessons from the Racetrack Some of my fondest childhood memories were at the racetrack. Yes, that is correct, I said the racetrack. The photo above was taken only a month ago by my sister Debbie at my favorite childhood racetrack. Let me explain. My father was a restaurant owner and many of his ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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Many people are finding social distancing mentally and emotionally draining, especially as we head into week 3 with no immediate end in sight. It is crucial to practice self-care during this time. Since we have not been going to our Highlands Ranch property management office, we have had to inven...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(Falcon Property Solutions)
Comments 14
Do you want that stranger in your home?Even though I've been in the business for decades, I try to look at this objectively and wonder, if I weren't a Realtor, would I try to sell my house on my own? There are many dangers in listing your home For Sale by Owner (commonly known as a FSBO). But fro...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 46
How To: Social Distancing in Real Estate Practice - Walk-ThroughsWhile most real estate practitioners here are following the guidelines of the county's requirements - no open houses, no showings - we do still have clients who are in Escrow and Closing. My county has acknowledged the importance of...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 45
Uncertain Times?  Certainly Not! Remaining positive and productive while staying informed.  I certainly am going to work out daily, as usual. Staying healthy is critical. I just won't do it at the gym. (5 mile hikes with my dog have been my exercise of choice 5x week).I certainly will shower and ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
I have a closing scheduled for this coming Monday.  There's not much unusual about that... I've been in this business a very long time, and I've actually lost count about just how many closings I've participated in.We, in greater Chicagoland, conduct round-table closings, where the buyers and sel...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
More and more our work requires us to travel, we also tend to travel to locations that we would not choose for a vacation. We all know that business travel is not like a vacation, and the stress and the feeling lonely leaves a toll on some of the more travel weary of us.Maybe you are confused as ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 4
Endre Barath, Jr. made so many great points in his post today, (good job Endre) I wanted to be a megaphone for his blog post. I'm hoping you will read his motivational message and positive post and share it with your peeps. Leadership and cooler heads will prevail with facts over fear and taking ...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 2
Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed! I’m sharing a philosophy I practice, born of deeply personal events in my life. I’m not preaching at you, nor do I seek converts; I'm simply sharing and I know you can think for yourself...chew the meat and spit out the bones. I will not buy into the media sensationa...

By Jessica Gonzalez, Phone Chargers for Real estate Agents
(Incharged-Cell Phone Charging Stations)
Comments 0
Are you planning an event but worried about the hygiene and health factors due to all the recent events revolving coronavirus? Well, I won’t say that it is nothing to worry about.However, what I can tell you is that there are ways through which you can take precautions and ensure that your event ...