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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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How’s that pipeline looking for 2019? If you are falling behind, or just want to increase more conversions for 2019 then join us as Cole Realty Resource‘s Tyler Steenken walks you through how their data and proven strategies get you more conversions. They will showcase agents just like you and ho...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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The holiday season should be spent with your family and loved ones, not wading through paperwork. You should be at home relaxing with your feet up, not stuck behind a desk frantically responding to emails. For many executives, the festive period can be hectic as your family commitments collide wi...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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The benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant are vast. From significant savings to enhanced flexibility, this level of support can help you take your business to the next level. If you’ve already weighed your options and feel as though a virtual assistant can help you reach your business-related go...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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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 KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
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Today we wanted to share with you 5 different ways that KWKLY customers are using text message marketing in their real estate businesses. We hope you see these ideas and think about how you could adapt them to your own marketing efforts.A Couple of Things to Consider About Texting Before We Dive ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  When Things Seem Hopeless  . . . . Keep Trying “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955, Motivational Author and Speaker   As I see it . . . . . . .   When things seem h...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Just Make Something Happen “Instead of making excuses, just make something happen.” Lou Ludwig. Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As I see it . . . . . . .   Just make something happen   There are those who live their life making excuses . . . . and i...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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CONGRADULATIONS, Lauren Snider, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE  2nd degree connection2nd Commercial Real Estate Appraiser at Argote, Derbes, & Tatje, LLC I HOPE YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE AS IMPRESSIVE AS YOUR BOSS:  WE WILL BE WATCHING. Lewis J. Derbes mai, ai, appraisal institute  University of Notre ...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
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This is more than a book it is a guide to start practicing CRE. Below is the prologue of my book:Welcome to the wonderful world of commercial real estate!  Perhaps you purchased this book because you are a residential agent who always wanted to “do a commercial deal” or perhaps shift your focus t...

By Robert Caston, Real estate data company - Home Junction Inc.
(Home Junction Inc.)
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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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Something I admire in my husband is his ability to think outside of the box. With times that may be changing, learn to develop this skill. Look not just at what kind of marketing you've always used...look at different possibilities!   Thinking Out of the Box “Because most people prefer safe, pred...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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 John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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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 Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
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As a realtor, listings are your bread and butter. Whether a listing presentation succeeds in convincing sellers to list, is about your ability to present yourself better than the competition. However, it typically starts with the ability to overcome seller objections (to listing the property, to ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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 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 Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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Page views drop off pretty fast for old blog posts. This can causes headaches for real estate agents who market online. Luckily, there are a few tactics to refresh old content. Follow these steps to rejuvenate your old blog posts and generate new real estate leads.1. INTERLINK OLD POSTS WITH NEWI...