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 Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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I hear so many times that over the holidays no one wants to sell buy or move.  I happen to think that is a myth.  The holidays are the perfect time to set yourself apart from your competition and to get a jump on your 2018 year.Here are some reasons to list during the holiday season.   While ther...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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By Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal.
(And the United States of America)
Comments 15
Sample Bill of Sale Document for the sale of property furniture a car appliances or even comic booksFeel free to use the text in the image or click to use the sample bill of sale document to get the app which you may need to do because the one I use I have selected Arizona.  You can put your stat...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead MidtownGratitude for Clients Who Keep Their Word In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and even the Westside, our wonderful Clients make promises which they sincerely mean as they are thrilled with the success we shared with them for their own purchase.Today I am grateful to all those Clie...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Next Level of Success Starts From Where You Are“Today is the day to take your success to the next level.Positive action creates positive momentum . . . . Positive momentum accumulates to take your success to the next level.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, T...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Stumble is an Obstacle “Never allow a stumble on your success Journeybe the end of your success journey . . . .  It’s just an obstacle that has to be overcome.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . .      A stumble is an...

By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
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How to create REALTOR ® with the registered symbol® using window alt codes Use the emoji on MacREALTORS® are required to use the ® symbol, this are the codes for window users with and numeric pad on the side of the keyboard. You press and hold Alt and inset the codeSimple, once your are shown how...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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If you're here, message me and let's get together and say hi!If you're not here, you are missing out.  The REBar Camp was fun and exciting and filled with lots of terrific info yesterday. Today we had the opening session with great story telling by singer and song writer John Ondrasik of the Five...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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How To Generate Real Estate Leads for New and Veteran AgentsIf you are in the real estate industry, chances are, you’re in it to make money, if not, I’m happy you chose this profession as a hobby as you won’t have a single day without an event that makes you laugh or cry..think, scream, dance..At...

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510
(Smart Way America Realty)
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Michael Jacobs wrote The Gratitude Does Not Need To End....   As realtors we are pleased as can be when lovely repeat clients come back into our lives for a new home sale or purchase.  What a delight to be associated with them again.I am especially grateful for the endorsements of two couples I h...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Keller Williams of Central PA)
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Question: What do you get when you combine a huge tent, sweet treats, coffee, hot cider and my wonderful clients? Answer: Maria Sapio's Thanksgiving Client Appreciation Event! November 26, 2019, the sun was shining and the temperature was unusually warm for this time of year.  The goodies were di...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Our goal should be to generate leads which happens by creating relationships first, follow up, then close.       How To Generate Real Estate Leads for New and Veteran AgentsIf you are in the real estate industry, chances are, you’re in it to make money, if not, I’m happy you chose this profession...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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The real estate field is a creative sphere. It does not tolerate the strict and formal office type of work environment. If you happen to work in real estate, you know that it is a great opportunity to not only make a huge profit but also be your own boss. Yes, be your own boss and decide whether ...

By Robert Caston, Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction
(Home Junction Inc.)
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In this day and age, online reviews are the referrals of the 21st century.As a real estate agent, it's smart to pay attention to this new approach for choosing a business (and a real estate agent).Because here are a few facts found in a recent survey by A majority of people say o...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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In your real estate brokerage or any other organization you need management and leadership. While management organizes and controls, leadership charts the way, innovates, and inspires the organization to new heights.  As a leader your role is to navigate your organization or your team through the...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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This is the first video in a series on the 2020 Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract Forms. This video covers the changes in the F601 - Sale or Lease of Buyer's Property Contingency Exhibit. Stay tuned for more videos on other changes to the 2020 GAR Contract Forms. 2020 GAR Contract Ch...

By Alan Brown, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Montrose Colorado)
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I am interested to to see your comments on this subject.   I have mentioned this in our company sales meetings before and have had discussions about this subject with other agents down through the years.Depending on whether you are relatively new to the real estate business or you have been doing...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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  The Haunted Loan Process   As we wind our way closer to Halloween, I wanted to cover a few of the graveyard variety hobgoblins of the mortgage process.  You know, the things our clients don't tell us at the start and that later come back to haunt their home loan transaction like so many nightma...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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When I first started mountain biking I learned real quickly that it's not like cruising around the neighborhood on a beater bike. There are two key components of mountain biking and how they relate to real estate. Those two keys are 1. Equipment, and 2. Technique. I bought a pretty good entry lev...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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Just Out of Spite... It is truly sad how buyers and sellers can get themselves twisted over contract negotiations.  Tempers will flare, one side feels the other is getting "too good a deal" and then decisions are made out of spite.  The most jaw dropping of a spiteful mindset happened this past w...