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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 3
I am reminded once again the importance of taking time off as a Realtor© and being able to get perspective of what is really important in life and the urgency for us to disconnect from work and unplug and be present for ourselves and the most important people in our lives. I am guilty of going aw...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 6
The other day I had to give a 30 day notice to 8 year quality decent tenants. Its a long story as often Real Estate and life can be. I want to use it to make a point however. It was done with respect, courtesy and humility and even so it was emotional, affected all involved and left one with lots...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 1
Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the ...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
(KWKLY)
Comments 185
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 Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
Comments 4
Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales. And here is another fact. We are all in sales no matter what o...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
 This is so true.  You need to become a farmer...not a hunter... Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unforntunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Be flexible and adapt: Technology changes, the market changes, competition increases, resources may dwindle, politics and social mores affect how people think and act.  Keep on top of your game at all times.   I played football for only a short while in high school.  I did not follow it after tha...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 0
                                                   Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, a...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 28
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 12
Take Control Your Goals“Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal.”Samuel Johnson English Author  As I see it. . . . . . . .Take control of your goals You either take control your success journey to move you in the direction of achieving your goals. Or...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 39
 Sometimes we build so much rapport with a seller that we start to believe they are friends. Unless you are going to sell their house for nothing, it is vitally important for you to remember that you are not friends, not in the true sense of the word. You will not be their friend until their hous...

By Cathy Sarmento
(Granite Real Estate "Cool Team")
Comments 31
Yep, after 28+ years another new first. (this was undeveloped land in Central CA near the gold discovery area)1.  Safety, treat every firearm, weapon or bomb as live, loaded and dangerous.2.  Do NOT pick it up.3.  Take photos of High Quality from a safe distance, inform the owners of the next ste...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 10
Time Is of the Essence There it is in black and white.  Section 29 of the California Association of Realtors' residential purchase agreement.  "Time is of the essence."  And in real estate transactions, which are inherently complex, this simply means that every day matters.  To be competitive as ...

By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
Comments 1
  Are their advantages to listing your home in the winter?  Absolutely there is is!  Most sellers I meet with in the winter months believe they should wait until spring and I am quick to point out the the advantages of listing in the winter. Inventory is Lower - Because a lot of home sellers are ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 36
I remember seeing the movie Ground Hog Day and thinking how hilarious it was to wake up every day and repeat the previous day over. We would not want that life but how many of us have Ground Hog Day at our business or our career? How many of us get up in the morning when the alarm rings, go to th...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 2
Being mindful of the "3 P's" ....will keep your focus on the future and the prosperity and happiness that they bring. An Unbeatable Combination For Success  “Patience, persistence and perspiration makes an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970, American Self-help Author, ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
COMMERCIAL  APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, MAI Appraisal Made As Instructed, BIAS APPRAISAL,  Michael R. Pecorino, MAI, FRICS, CRE  Michael R. Pecorino, MAI, FRICS, CRE, is the Senior Managing Director of the Valuation & Advisory Services Group’s Northeast Region. He has over 25 years o...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 0
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Read More

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
Appraisal Institute Board of Directors COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, LORDS OF THE FLY       Stephen S. Wagner,MAI, SRA, AI-GRSPresident Jefferson L. Sherman,MAI, AI-GRSPresident Elect Rodman Schley,MAI, SRAVice President James L. Murrett,MAI, SRAImmediate Past President Jim ...