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 Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
(Brivity)
Comments 164
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
My high school principal had a sign on his desk that said...I don't expect you to make good excuses, I just expect you to make good."     Just Make Something Happen “Instead of making excuses, just make something happen.” Lou Ludwig. Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Traine...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 15
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
  Success is Not an Isolated Event It’s in a Series of Activities “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh 1853 – 1890, Post - Impressionist Painter   As I see it . . . . . . .   Success is not an isolated event it’s in a series of...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 107
Silence May be Golden When Showing Homes to Buyers I had a number of showings today and the smart home technology (Ring Video doorbell, Nest Thermostat, a couple of devices that appeared to be Alexa-type devices) was immediately noticeable in one home. It was another vivid reminder to comment to ...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 2
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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 35
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved M...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
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 Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
Thisis a great post by George I remember reading this book yearrs ago. The cheese always moves, do you? Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 9
The winds of change may be around the corner. Don't fight it, go with it. Use the challenge to find a new way of doing what you do!!!   There is no Progress Without Change “Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   There ...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 4
Make that phone ring is a great way to making it happen in lots of industries.  If it rings you might be doing something right.  If it is quiet, use it in reverse and make those phone calls.  Make the easy ones first but keep making them. Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I ...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
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 Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 1
Thanks Lou.  Great thought to read, engage with mentally and possible pass on.  Finish the year strong. It's Up to You to Create the Circumstances You Want “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get along in this world ar...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 2
  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 Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 41
Social media can be a tempting resource for licensees who seek immediate gratification for questions or problem-solving. Reliance upon Facebook groups is growing. Not so long ago, posting anything online even remotely related to a transaction was taboo, and with good reason. Public discussion of ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 18
FOMO? Or GFB? Volunteering for many worthy causes and real estate related organizations in an effort to build the Sphere of Influence and broaden the knowledge base was a reflex. It was exciting to share space, ideas and mingle among talented industry professionals! Soon the demands became too mu...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 13
 This chandelier in the three-story foyer area of a restaurant located in our client's marketplace in Florida caught our attention.  Even though the fixture was still, we  could sense the school of fish in motion. It communicated the spirit/DNA/ brand of its location: luxurious, casual and fun. T...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 1
By Marte Cliff , Active Rain BlogAs you know, there’s controversy over part-time real estate agents, and I’m sure you have an opinion. You may be one yourself, you may know one you enjoy working with, you may partner with one, or you may be one who thinks they should be banned.Whatever your thoug...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
Comments 0
Have you already written down your goals for 2019? Are they SMART?  To define "SMART", we mean: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. Let's break it down for you...Here is how to create SMART business goals:SpecificHow specific are the goals you set? Do you want to in...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 4
  There is no Progress Without Change “Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.” Source Unknown   As I see it . . . . . . .   There is no progress without change   To become better at what you do . . . . Requires you to get better at what you do and to make the chan...