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 Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 1
Part of a sound business strategy in a new year is to work on your networking and expanding your service circles.  Attending leads group or social events can result in a lot of conversations.  In Highlands Ranch property management, we are always looking for the next vendor who may suite our need...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 3
WANNA KNOW WHY WE KEEP HAVING PROBLEMS IN THE REAL ESTATE FIELD?  THE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE IS CONTROLLED BY THE BANKING INDUSTRy.FINALLY THE TRUTH ABOUT AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE.  IT WAS CREATED IN 1933 BY THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION (MBA), INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND THE NATIONAL A...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
 COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,  Donald J. Gossman, SRA, AMC, PENDO, WORKS WITH FBI TO LIMIT COMPETITION!"Don Gossman on AMC misconceptions, fraud and working with the FBI Donald J. Gossman, SRA, is the chief appraiser at Pendo, an appraisal management company in Kansas City,...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, MAI, BLOG DISCLAIMER This blog (“AI Blog”) is provided by the Appraisal Institute (“AI”) to offer general information about the appraisal profession and the real estate industry to AI members and visitors. AI disclaims responsibility for any of the content or opinions exp...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, BAIT AND SWITCH SCHEME, TYPICAL AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE TRICK, James E. Bahnick, MAI, SRA (MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE)  THEY REPEATEDLY BRAG THAT YOU ARE GETTING AN MAI APPRAISAL THEN ASSIGN THE APPRAISAL TO AN UNEXPERIENCED, UNEDUCATED UNDERLING.  IN THIS CASE THEY B...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, BLUE CODE OF SILENCE   "When a valuer violates an Ethical Rule due to an event beyond the valuer’s control, such as an act of 152 God or illness, the Investigator or peer review committee(s) (or any member or duly authorized 153 representative t...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, I NEED HEEP, Mr. Todd D. Jones, CRE , MAI, FRICS,  https://www.cre.org/real-estate-issues/disney-declares-wara/  A Collaborative Approach for a Complex Valuation Engagement and Its Daubert Compliance with Generally Accepted AuthoritiesVolume 42,...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, plebiscite, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE APPRAISERS? AKA WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING LAWS! JEFFERSON INS. CO. v. SUPERIOR COURT , 3 Cal.3d 398[S.F. No. 22752. In Bank. Oct. 29, 1970.]JEFFERSON INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ALAMEDA ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 3
  http://masslegalresources.com/buffalo-water-1-llc-v-fidelity-real-estate-company-llc-lawyers-weekly-no-12-103-17 COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, SUCCEED IN EFFORTS TO REMOVE TRANSPARENCY FROM APPRAISAL CONTRACTS.  BETTER BE CAREFUL WHEN DEALING WITH AN AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INS...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 0
Many clients and professionals in your fields will come to you for advice at some point in time.  Giving advice is nuanced, and can be very persuasive to who you give it to.  There are many things to consider before giving out advice.  In Highlands Ranch property management, many first time inves...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 4
Commercial Appraiser, IRS AGAIN WARNS AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE ABOUT OVERVALUATION OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS* September 10, 2018IRS Announces the Identification and Selection of Five Large Business and International Compliance CampaignsThe IRS Large Business and International division (LB&I) ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
SLIP OPINION NO. 2018-OHIO-4750 HCP EMOH, L.L.C., APPELLANT, v. WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF REVISION ET AL., APPELLEES. [Until this opinion appears in the Ohio Official Reports advance sheets, it may be cited as HCP EMOH, L.L.C. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-4750.]...

By Dave Sekunda
(HouseKey Real Estate LLC)
Comments 2
Anybody in the country with $100.00 and a real estate licence who is a member of a Board of Realtors "Somewhere" in the country can get a Flat fee website and sell you the Sun Moon and the Stars. Its NOT regulated by anyone and I am not even sure the Real Estate Commission at least in my State ( ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 6
appraisal institute Fraud/Cartel AFFIRMED. I concur in the result.   I write separately because, unlike the majority, I believe that McDaniel has demonstrated that the Appraisal Institute (“Institute”) has effectively excluded him from the product market of real estate appraisals.   The majority ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
An Unbeatable Combination For Success “Patience, persistence and perspiration makes anunbeatable combination for success.”Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970, American Self-help Author,Motivational Speaker     As I see it . . . . . . . .An unbeatable combination for success Have patiences in the things you...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 10
I proactively avoided short sales after closing this one. There were three more in the queue which went smoothingly well in comparison. Yes, we all turn corners throughout our careers sometimes for the better and maybe for the worse. This experience was indubitably the former. Anyone wishing to h...

By Roy Giordano, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Comments 3
Why do Open Houses? Read on.Some agents do not like to do open houses, many feel it's a waste of time or they are just going to appease the sellers. I find this to be especially true with Agents that have been in the business for a long time.I've been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 1
Always having something exciting in your life going on gives that boost to get up when you wake up.And seeing a new day as well as a new week causes me to think – what will b exciting in my life this week?Usually ends up around 100 for a week. I always count them at night.I get from 10 to 29. Alw...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
IF you are determined to grow...your career...your life...whatever "garden" you choose...you can do exactly that with an open mind and a positive attitude which will propel the energy to accomplish exactly that ! Roses Do Grow From Concrete “Basketball talent is basket talent, no matter if it com...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 29
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."- Alexander Graham Bell Many people are lamenting about how boring Super Bowl LIII was on Sunday evening.  It may have been a boring game for the fans, but I can assure you it was not boring for the players and coaches of either team.  It ...