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 John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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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 Deborah Belford, Mother, freelancer and goal getter
(Aims Digital network)
Comments 3
Technology is revolutionizing a lot of fields, and the educational sector is not left behind. Technology has changed a lot about how we learn, and the changes can be visible all over the world. Here are 6 impacts of technology on revolutionizing education.1. Online degrees: Today, you no longer n...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 16
 Grand kid's.Nothing warms the heart and soul like the grand kids.Even a closing with great clients takes a back seat.A hug from a young grand child is not put and andit is given with abandon. I love a great closing with great clients, but nothing beats the grand kids!             

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 6
We all know people like this and their grumbling brings all of us down. Do what Lou suggested...leave. Do not let them infect you.    Some People are Always Grumbling “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 1808 – 1890, Fre...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
Something I admire in my husband is his ability to think outside of the box. With times that may be changing, learn to develop this skill. Look not just at what kind of marketing you've always used...look at different possibilities!   Thinking Out of the Box “Because most people prefer safe, pred...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 2
Page views drop off pretty fast for old blog posts. This can causes headaches for real estate agents who market online. Luckily, there are a few tactics to refresh old content. Follow these steps to rejuvenate your old blog posts and generate new real estate leads.1. INTERLINK OLD POSTS WITH NEWI...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 0
So what does that mean? The things top agents never do again. From my observations of successful agents they tend to have moments in life and in business. That once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things and when that happens, they are never the same.In short, they just...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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.   Running thru some online discussions,  there was a question about how to deal with some specific aspects of a divorce transaction and the agent gave his location. The answers poured in  and some of them began..."I would believe that..."  "It must be..."  OH YICKS !   None of the assumptions ...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
Comments 6
I’m sure some people, especially the ‘seasoned’ real estate veterans can relate. I grew up in Michigan and outside of a four year stint in the US Navy that took me around the world, I spent my entire time in the ‘Mitten’ (nickname for Michigan).  I started my journey in real estate in 1998 and ha...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 10
  Thinking Out of the Box “Because most people prefer safe, predictable results, ‘proven’ maps are usually handed out and followed closely. They are considered objective, therefore making them easier to teach and establish  a standard against which to measure. Without realizing it, your thinking ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, PRINCIPAL: Leland B. Trice, SRA, FRICS (mai, ai, appraisal institute) SPEAKS WITH FORK TONGUE  Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, http://www.valucentric.com/geographic-locations(I SEARCHED HIS SITE FOR LOS ANGELES AND SEVERAL METROPOLITAN CITIES, COULD...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
With 187 new changes in and around me daily it can be tiring, even humiliating.What about you? Well then you may not be as into learning, progress, high energy level, remaining at a high level of knowledge and continuing to serve the people in your 39th year, as a Realtor.Well that is where I am,...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
If you are in the residential real estate sales business and selling 20 homes a year or more or want to sell 20 homes a year or more, there are times when you are attempting to reach people or a business for better instructions in order to do business with less stress, and more productivity; foll...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Orange County Realtors)
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How to buy cash flow real estate  2018 has been a great year for Orange County Real Estate and with rising home values combined, with low mortgage interest rates, many people are thinking about looking into How to Buy Cash Flow Real Estate since it is a great way for any serious investor to get a...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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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 ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 12
Listen to absorb, to understand -- not to respond. Because when you are listening strictly to respond, chances are you DID NOT FULLY HEAR THE MESSAGE. In this world, we listen to respond. To outdo. To shine more brightly.For attention. Thank you MTV's The Real World, for making celebrities out of...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
Get in front of change.   The best way to this it to look into the future, understand the trends and how they affect your business and move yourself into them.  Are you thinking about your business plans for 2019? What do you want your business to look like?  I am working with business owners in ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 5
  Some People are Always Grumbling “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 1808 – 1890, French Critic, Journalist, Novelist   As I see it . . . . . . .   Some people are always grumbling   You know who they are . . . .   Th...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
WANN 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 AS...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
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...