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 Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 7
It is that time of year when you feel a little holiday hangover and the motivation levels are not what they should be. It is the time of year when an agent cannot control what the market or their client is doing but it is essential an agent control what it is they are doing in January to kick sta...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 52
 When you have a face-to face conversation, it is imperative you look them in the eye.    This conversation will be interpreted as showing interest, paying attention, sincerity and a sign of self-confidence.    It has been said, eye contact is a direct link to your emotions.   If you are shy, coc...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, NEPOTISM,  Christopher W. Mashburn, MAI, Robert P. Mashburn, MAI, GARBAGE APPRAISAL, GARBAGE RESUME'S  The purpose of this appraisal is to provide an opinion of the current market value of the Fee Simple Estate “As Is” assuming. . .. . . the data and...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 44
There are quite a few real estate groups that are family enterprises.  Many parent children teams exist.  Suppose you started your business years ago and you have built a profitable business for you and your family. Your children are now working in the business. What will happen when you exit? Ma...

By Mark Parsons, Realtor Serving Denver and the Mountains
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 27
A career in real estate sales can be very attractive. You will be decked out in no time: a fancy car, the finest clothes, expensive wristwatch, and bling for days. Except the reality is that most new agents take on debt to get started, and only a small percentage (like, less than 12%) make it pas...

By Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List, Do you have a bucket list in the works?
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 4
You need to scroll down to see who the author was.  I am not sure if it was father or son.  i have my suspicions but who do you think the original author was?   I cannot single out the one greatest challenge in my life. I have had a lot of challenges and my advice to young people might be as foll...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 11
It's a question that comes up now and then."I'm an unrepresented buyer, so you can give me the buyer's side commission... right?"Nope.  I can't do that.  Illinois does not allow is to give any commission, even a single dollar, to an unlicensed person.  In order to be able to pay a commission of a...

By Mark Parsons, Realtor Serving Denver and the Mountains
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 0
As a real estate agent, you are frequently asked questions about any number of topics that are not your expertise. When working with sellers, buyers and investment groups, you get peppered with questions of all kinds: Will I pay capital gains tax? Is the foundation in need of repair? What is my l...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
Great Blog by John Henry and goal setting, strategy and Tactics. I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after that.  I preferred baseball and basketball.  Sports is a good analogy to assess your abilities to 'play' any game or operate a business and to judge...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 10
The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.  From the time of waking every morning, my mind readies for what is ahead, preparing for what the day will bring. Knowing that family relies on follow-through and clients are dependent on a successful end result adds to the pu...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 3
"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign..." goes some lyrics to a song from ages ago when I was younger. Little did I know then it would mean more to me so much later.Somehow, whenever times are tough, and if you pay attention, signs will appear. The above picture was taken this morning on my cell phone a...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
There's a lot more to running a successful team than just adding bodies:    What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibility exists that you may just dilute the same amount of b...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 10
One of the "little extras" that my company, Compass, provides all of us are daily tidbits from around the globe and the country--market trends of interest, new items worth knowing, ideas of improve our businesses and ourselves.Among other things shared with us today by Leonard Steinberg, Compass ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 24
 What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibility exists that you may just dilute the same amount of business your had before you added people.  One of the biggest challenges is...

By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 14
What did buyers say was most important to them when searching for homes on the Intenet and what was the number one action they took?From that recent NAR report are a few nuggets of gold that confirm what we already know but elevates the importance dramatically.  Do you know the #1 reason prospect...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
STUPID,DUMB, WORSE THAN GARBAGE, NEEDS TO BE FIRED, Appraiser Rick Singhhttp://commercialappraiserla.typepad.com/blog/2018/10/stupidsumb-worse-than-garbege-needs-to-be-fired-appraiser-rick-singh.htmlNormally we do not concern ourselves with non-affiliated, garbage appraisals, but this takes the c...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
Congrats AI National, you got a win and hope you can sleep at night…The Appraisal Institute succeeded pushing SB-70 into CA law without informing their own membership. Their long-term goal for all their anonymous lobbying to dismantle all appraisal licensing is to revert to a previous time before...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER,  Deverick & Associates, Inc. John D. Jordan, MA, STONE AGE APPRAISER THREE SIGNATURES ON AN APPRAISAL IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN, THREE ON A MATCH, Deverick & Associates, Inc. John D. Jordan, MAI jjordan@deverick.comJason P. Ribelin jribelin@deverick.com D. Corey Clifton cclifto...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 5
Pictures show tax officials asleep during protest hearingsAUSTIN (KXAN) — The chair of the board that settles disputes over property tax appraisals has agreed to reschedule hearings after getting pictures that show review board members sleeping during protest hearings. KXAN obtained the photos th...

By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Relentless, Reliable, Premier Personal Service
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
If you feel like you’re completely stuck in life right now with nowhere to go, realize you are lying to yourself. You have imprisoned yourself in your own mind by telling self-defeating stories — stories about what your life should be like, what should or should not have happened, and so on and s...