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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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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)
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 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)
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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)
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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...

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Margaret Woda, consistently has so many great posts and most importantly is terrific about sharing it to us Rainers and beyond. This article has new & exciting information for all the readers to take advantage from. I, myself will be anxious to learn from it! So many times I write blogs and reall...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Today it seems that everyone is tuned in to GPS – trusting it to take them where they’re going. It probably works 90% of the time. Perhaps even more.But when it doesn’t – it can take you on a wild goose chase!My suggestion: Check the map before you go, so you’ll have a clue if GPS begins to lead ...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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It’s tough being a first-time home buyer or a newbie at anything, right? Learning new lingo, how things are done and how you’ll do them is a little confusing at first. Once you get the hang of it, though, everything becomes clear and you can relax into whatever it is you’re learning.The same hold...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Maria Gilda Racelis is right and when I am in classes and hearing these stories it is very frightening, we have to be so careful. 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 ...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
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Measuring the square footage of a house can sometimes be a mystery. Ask the seller how many square feet and you may get one answer. Ask the assessor how big, a second answer. Ask the appraiser and you may get even a different answer. Ask two appraisers and get two different answers.Builders will ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Shopping for clothes and fur clothing can turn out to be a relaxing and rewarding activity or a hard experience. It all depends on your approach and attitude. So are not to be disappointed in your purchases, you have to be attentive and pay focus to small details.1) Matching patternIn top-standar...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Laura Cerrano is a second generation Certified Feng Shui Expert within her family and the CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan, Inc, (established in 1997). Mrs. Cerrano recently opened her own feng shui school which provides an 8 month professional certification training program and is in the p...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(, covering the USA)
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Sunday's from 1-2 pm PST Join us in the conversation. All about Renovation, remodeling, and updating your property Renovation loans are all about proving you with the financing to purchase or refinance your first loan and then including the money ...

By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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It was a stressful day at work for her. A lot of crucial elements of her work all happening simultaneously, plus the normal length of her shift were compounded by written instructions that she followed but in doing so, frustrated someone else. The result of that was the person who thought they sh...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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Real Estate is hot today, make no mistake about it.  We’ve all heard stories of the unsophisticated and untrained buying a property, doing very little but riding the wave of appreciation, and selling it at a tidy profit.  Television shows abound that make it look easy (primarily because they omit...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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 Palm Bay Planet Fitness Planet 160 Malabar Rd. Palm Bay, FL 32907 Tel. 321-327-2970  Fax. 321-473-8938   Stress Management through Strength Training 101   Moving towards balance in one's personal and professional life is never easy, especially when you have multiple factors pulling ...

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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I was in the grocery store yesterday and heard the checker talking to a stocker: "Hey Joe, did you get your house yet?" "Just lost the third bid!"  Hah! You couldn't PAY ME ENOUGH to get in on THAT conversation, but I knew exactly what was going on. I don't do much residential, but our market her...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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What an honor to be recognized among the top 150 real estate professionals in Austin! I'm grateful to be selected as a semi-finalist for 2020 for the Austin Platinum Top 50. There are five of us from our NW Coldwell Banker Office nominated. Speaks volumes about the caliber of the agents in my off...

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510
(Smart Way America Realty)
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From the NAR 2018 Member Profile: 29% in the business less than 2 years! "In 2018, there was a continued rise in new members of the National Association of REALTORS®, increasing from 1.22 million in March 2017 to 1.30 million in April 2018. This is apparent in the data; those who had less than t...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The choice of a stepper motor and power supply voltage is entirely application dependent. Ideally the motor should deliver sufficient at the highest speed the application requires and no more.Any torque capability in excess of what the application requires comes at the high cost of unnecessary mo...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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So, you’ve heard that home prices are falling, the inventory of available homes is beginning to grow and, if you look closely, you’ll see a crack beginning to form in that once-fiery sellers’ market.Whereas in the recent past, homebuyers were a dime a dozen, you may just be on the precipice of be...