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 Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 30
    "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely". This is quote by Roald Dahl . Positive thoughts bring positive results . We were asked by my friend Carol Williams  (we also call each other sisters  ) to write  a post on a "quote " th...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 13
Inspirational thoughts for 12/10/18by Patricia Feager  "Being busy doesn't always mean real work. The object of allwork is production or accomplishment and to either of these endsthere must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose,as well as perspiration. Seeming to do i...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
With 187 new changes in and around me daily it can be tiring, even humiliating.What about you? Well then you may not be as into learning, progress, high energy level, remaining at a high level of knowledge and continuing to serve the people in your 39th year, as a Realtor.Well that is where I am,...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 17
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved M...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
If you are in the residential real estate sales business and selling 20 homes a year or more or want to sell 20 homes a year or more, there are times when you are attempting to reach people or a business for better instructions in order to do business with less stress, and more productivity; foll...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
Recently Margaret Rome was interviewed.Read the entire article  5 Hacks for Selling Your Home During the HolidaysTuesday, December 4, 2018        Be strategic about pictures According to the National Association of REALTORS, 89% of shoppers find pictures very useful in real estate listings. But w...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 5
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 4
We all know people like this and their grumbling brings all of us down. Do what Lou suggested...leave. Do not let them infect you.    Some People are Always Grumbling “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 1808 – 1890, Fre...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Get in front of change.   The best way to this it to look into the future, understand the trends and how they affect your business and move yourself into them.  Are you thinking about your business plans for 2019? What do you want your business to look like?  I am working with business owners in ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 1
How, it was asked, do you keep your pipeline full when SO MANY FOLKS (hey, myself included) won't take calls. Or texts.  The scams rage far and wide. No one is certain you are not, at very least an annoyance when they don't have time--or at worst, someone capable of destroying their life. What's ...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Orange County Realtors)
Comments 0
How to buy cash flow real estate  2018 has been a great year for Orange County Real Estate and with rising home values combined, with low mortgage interest rates, many people are thinking about looking into How to Buy Cash Flow Real Estate since it is a great way for any serious investor to get a...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 11
My Commitment To You... Another 5 Star Google ReviewAs we all know, one of kindest things a client can do is give you a referral or take time out of their busy schedule to write something nice about you.  I started working with Guy about a year ago. He was looking for a property for a 1031 exchan...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 16
Are you thinking about your business plans for 2019? What do you want your business to look like?  I am working with business owners in Westchester County NY who are giving this serious consideration. Creating an appropriate strategy will be most successful if you look at your business today, loo...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 14
 Grand kid's.Nothing warms the heart and soul like the grand kids.Even a closing with great clients takes a back seat.A hug from a young grand child is not put and andit is given with abandon. I love a great closing with great clients, but nothing beats the grand kids!             

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 20
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 whether you will succeed.Something is very clear in football: th...

By Robert Caston, Real estate data company - Home Junction Inc.
(Home Junction Inc.)
Comments 12
I recently attended a conference held by Google and the speakers there were very hot on one subject.That subject was Mobile.Not just mobile.But Fast mobile.Because here's the reality of what statistics are showing.According to Bright Edge research, nearly 60% of online traffic now takes place on ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 12
Listen to absorb, to understand -- not to respond. Because when you are listening strictly to respond, chances are you DID NOT FULLY HEAR THE MESSAGE. In this world, we listen to respond. To outdo. To shine more brightly.For attention. Thank you MTV's The Real World, for making celebrities out of...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
  Some People are Always Grumbling “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 1808 – 1890, French Critic, Journalist, Novelist   As I see it . . . . . . .   Some people are always grumbling   You know who they are . . . .   Th...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
WANN KNOW WHY WE KEEP HAVING PROBLEMS IN THE REAL ESTATE FIELD?  THE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE IS CONTROLLED BY THE BANKING INDUSTRy.FINALLY THE TRUTH ABOUT AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE.  IT WAS CREATED IN 1933 BY THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION (MBA), INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND THE NATIONAL AS...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, BAIT AND SWITCH SCHEME, TYPICAL AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE TRICK, James E. Bahnick, MAI, SRA (MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE)  THEY REPEATEDLY BRAG THAT YOU ARE GETTING AN MAI APPRAISAL THEN ASSIGN THE APPRAISAL TO AN UNEXPERIENCED, UNEDUCATED UNDERLING.  IN THIS CASE THEY B...