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 Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 15
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...

By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Comments 0
December 4th, 2019 The Royal Gorge Association of Realtors public relations committee hosted it’s annual Christmas lunch and auction. The proceeds from this event fund the public relations committees work within Fremont County. Some of the proceeds and work the committee does are food baskets for...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 16
 "The only way to have a friend is to be one." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson  Welcome December with the implementation of your dreams. May you begin this month being mindful of common courtesy using Best Practices.  Think about everything going on in your life that would be of interest to others. Check ...
The process of acquiring a home loan is exciting and the closing is the moment that everyone looks forward to. The closings of yesteryear, however, traditionally took place with an attorney present to provide for a witness to the signature and the witness of the loan documents at large.While an a...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 12
It's true.  I'm a dinosaur.It's been pointed out to me several times in the last week, or so... and no, it's probably not a coincidence that I've spent the last week, or so, with my kids.As this business marches into the future it's becoming more and more tech savvy.I used to be on the bleeding e...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
Comments 0
Shopping for a new home can be overwhelming. Finding a real Pittsburg, CA Realtor agent, looking at homes online, and applying for loan approval, there is a lot to do, and it can be difficult to know where to start.Believe it or not, there is a first step that every home buyer should take–before ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
There's a strong reason why inspectors are concerned that fire be kept a reasonable distance from flammable materials.This stove installation, fractions of an inch from a wooden appliance garage (the place you typically keep counter top appliances like toasters, mixers, blenders and the like) was...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 75
Luxury companies this year had a major wake up call, when the majority of complaints from their customers was their CX or what is known in our business as Customer Experience.  The #1 rated company for customer service by Forrester (an independent rating company) was not the usual suspects of App...

By Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 12
Fair Housing is a mandatory course in Continuing Education for Real Estate licensees for a reason. Its violation is one of the most common in our industry. If you are a licensee engaged in rentals, pay attention to this as it may save you a lawsuit in the future.  A listing agent was showing a re...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 21
    If you worked with short sales you know that you helped people through one of the most difficult times in their lives...and we applaud your efforts. Your education in this area did not go unrewarded. Whether Sellers told you or not...it gave them a hand up and a way to get a fresh start. The ...

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 ...)
Comments 4
Dear Readers - In this post, our own Margaret Woda from Maryland, shares her techniques for legal compliance while serving her Clients' best interests. She is an example of a real estate professional willing to share her best with all of us!   Margaret details her method for all of us to learn f...

By Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(PrimeSouth Properties)
Comments 1
Selling a Home for top dollar and in a timely fashion is not that asy a task.  It does take a fair amount of preperation from the seller and their experienced agent. Here's a quick tip for home selling:If you're going to be selling your house, a nice deep clean can really go a long way. Clutter, ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 0
Have you ever considered creating your own Real Estate Portal? The process can be quite challenging, but nonetheless, fully up for grabs. With the technology advancements, and a lot of ready to use toolsets, you can pretty much build your own powerhouse real estate website, offer website generati...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
Comments 0
As a homebuyer, unless you are buying direct from the owner, you’ll not negotiate with the seller of the home you have your eye on.That’s your real estate agent’s job. But he or she negotiates on your behalf. So, when we talk about buyer negotiations with sellers, we’re referring to indirect nego...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
It is eventually an open data loch. Hong Kong and many other different countries have been used in the HK data system. HK data can effortlessly use by the public. HK data is readily available to any individual. It contains all the information that is required by the customers. Hong Kong provides ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 10
 Yesterday and today we were in "production mode" for the flock of turkeys we delivered to clients, friends, neighbors...and people who were spending their first Thanksgiving without a loved one.  While it is a "tasty day" of celebration for many people...it is difficult when there is an empty ch...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 3
I always enjoy the advice from Grant Schneider and can tell that he is one heck of a business coach!  I am sure that his clients really appreciate him! Your real estate organization is only as good as your people. Great people and great teams do not happen by accident. Creating a successful team ...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
Comments 0
 Continuing the series on the 2020 Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract Forms. This video covers the changes in the F201 - Purchase & Sale Agreement. Stay tuned for more videos on other changes to the 2020 GAR Contract Forms. 2020 GAR Contract Changes - F601 - Sale or Lease Contingency ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
Some people may look at insurance agents/professionals as just necesssary service providers who shuffle the necessary paperwork and provide what is required for a mortgage...a car, boat, health, life etc. policy...But if you are fortunate enough to have a professional...not just someone who shuf...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 44
In crafting a brand, we are adamant about creating a great impression to the right audience. A first impression is what captures someones attention when looking to buy or list in real estate or in any other profession.  It also applies to products and how we make decisions.   Decisions are not ne...