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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 22
 You may believe that you have a powerful customer value proposition but if your team is not on board it will never be fulfilled. If they are not on board then, perhaps, you are not leading them. When I consult with business owners in Westchester County New York often I hear comments about gettin...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 26
HOUSES WITH BLUE BATHROOMS AND MORE...Now, here is an example of what one of the biggest issues we have with Z, is all about:  "Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell For More?". Not to insinuate that Z is an appraisal company, of course--but what can you think when they come up with their ridiculous Zes...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 26
"WHO WOULD HIRE SUCH A PERSON?"This post is short--to the point and meant to wake up those who still think that paying for leads is an acceptable practice:QUESTION: What is wrong with paying money to get leads? Why not take advantage, in my marketing plan to pay more money than the competition to...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 13
Inspiration for 5/20/19by Patricia Feager  "Great things are a series of small things brought together."---Vincent Van Gogh I must have passed by a dozen or more of what appears to me to be cattails growing individually or in pairs but when I saw this large assortment together as a whole, they se...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 24
There are many different real estate agents and many different brokers.  If you are one of them what sets you apart?Having a unique value proposition will differentiate you from your competition. Most people are at a loss when it comes to articulating their unique value proposition. Many companie...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
 This is so true.  If you want to stay in business...you must create customer Loyalty.   You may believe that you have a powerful customer value proposition but if your team is not on board it will never be fulfilled. If they are not on board then, perhaps, you are not leading them. When I consul...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 3
If you have followed our posts on branding, you no doubt remember that we usually feature the Veuve-Cliquot creative packaging as they hit the market place.  In 2017, we featured this one pictured above.This past week in Paris, we found their latest and most interesting packaging pictured above. ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 1
Without that very important Element...our SOI is just "S" ! You may believe that you have a powerful customer value proposition but if your team is not on board it will never be fulfilled. If they are not on board then, perhaps, you are not leading them. When I consult with business owners in Wes...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 13
Is Your Prospect a Time Waster? How do you tell the difference between good and bad prospects? One will waste your time, dragging you from house to house-getting all kinds of information from you-only to end up dumping you right before writing an offer. You also have clients who seem like time w...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 20
How Often Are You Checking Your Vacant Listings?Being a full-time, professional real estate agent, taking listings that I can actually service is of HUGE importance to me.  If I can't get to my vacant listings at least once a week, or be at any listing in short order if there is a problem, then I...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
Comments 4
After filling up my car with gas this morning, the pump failed to print out a receipt. I walked into the small shop and asked the attendant for a copy of it. He smiled a warm smile and said that only pump numbers 3, 5, and 6 had broken printers. If I avoided those in the future, I’d always get a ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
Another valuable post by Grant ..... the leader of the team sets the pace and the culture of the team.... team members mirror, and they're watching what the leader is doing....   You may believe that you have a powerful customer value proposition but if your team is not on board it will never be ...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Samsel & Associates)
Comments 6
Nearly all of the pre-listing appointments we've been on lately have included some part of this conversation: Us: What do you think your house is worth?Them: Well,  Zillow says..... Part of our job is education. Sellers don't know why Zestimates are wrong, and we spend a lot of time disavowing po...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 8
When I was a full-time practicing agent out there in the trenches an opportunity came-up for me to volunteer for my local board. Called Grievance Committee, I was told I would sit on a panel and hear situations involving ethics and agents in real life scenarios. I thought that this could become q...

By Adwords Nerds, We help real estate pros find more deals online.
(Adwords Nerds)
Comments 1
We put together a roundup-style article offering advice for new investors, or for any real estate professionals that are thinking of getting started in investing. REI (real estate investing) has seemingly never been more popular, and especially when paired with the ability to list a home on the M...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Business owners can waste substantial amounts of money on unfocused marketing and advertising. Before creating a marketing strategy make sure that there are measurements such as web site visits, converted sales, response to mailing, and the like.   “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it.” I...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Comments 1
Who among us wouldn't enjoy hearing any of these 20 sayings?Wise words make us better people. If we want to hear more wisdom, we should listen and speak wisdom ourselves.I think the very top phrases would be:I love you.Thank you.I'm sorry.Please forgive me.Read and enjoy! This week I had to share...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
Real Estate Advertisement Regulations in Maryland “Advertisement” means any oral, written or print and media advertisement, including newspaper and magazine advertisements; correspondence; mailings; brochures; business cards; for sale or for lease signs; sign riders; promotional items; newsletter...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 5
Be one of the crowd or the one that stands out in the mind of every potential client and customer ...the choice is yours ! There are many different real estate agents and many different brokers.  If you are one of them what sets you apart? Having a unique value proposition will differentiate you ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
An organization that has a positive vision and values, and that has leadership that lives and promotes those values is creating a positive culture. But if there is a negative attitude at the top the culture of the organization is doomed.  How would you describe the culture of your team, your offi...