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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Years ago, before we were married, we met an amazing woman.  What we really loved about Mary is that no matter what happened, she found the positive aspect in any situation, and rejoiced in every small thing around her. In the course of our friendship, she taught us about the capacity to receive ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The world of drugs is an ever-changing one. As fast-paced as the medical industry is, the pharma industry has to keep matching medical investments in order to keep up.It seems like every other day a new disease is getting cured with a new treatment, and a new drug comes out on the market to beat ...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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As Real Estate Investors, we are largely independent of the direction and supervision most employees receive, and thus the temptation to misuse time until such misuse has become a habit is greater than many of us are consciously aware of. Realtors all into the same category.  Our time is all we h...

By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Comments 1 Dena Stevens Coriz Realtor 719 315-5050 Rocky Mountain Realty LLC Canon City, Penrose, Florence, Cotopaxi & Fremont county information For free no obligation listings to be sent to your email: http://www.realestatecoloradosty...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you have had been doing great in your real estate group in the past that alone does not guarantee that it will continue in the future. To quote investment company advertisements, “past performance is no guarantee of future results.” You need to have a leading indicator. A leading indicator wou...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Years ago I brought this up and a lively meaningful discussion ensued and is in my old post home (blog-museum). Time to update this topic and bring it current. For the public: Who do they prefer to work with and do they even have a preference or just use what is presented. If it breathes and is l...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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Get a free advance copy of the most widely anticipated book of the year! Download the Kindle version of  Scaling Your Business With MOD Virtual Professionals now on Amazon, and make sure to leave us a 5-star review!Whether your current business is large or small, it’s important that you understan...

By Madelyn Vidal, Tax Resolution/IRS Problem Solver - Enrolled Agent
(RDI Tax Solutios, Inc.)
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Ser agente de bienes raíces tiene muchas ventajas y una de ellas es trabajar por cuenta propia, si sigue estas 4 reglas simples, puede asegurarse de mantenerse en buenas con el IRS y vivir en paz y tranquilidad:Regla # 1 - ¡Organiza tus gastos!¡Hay tantos gastos que muchas personas no deducen (ga...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. In Wisconsin, and we suspect elsewhere...a home inspection is a common contingency in an offer to purchase. In Wisconsin, home inspectors are licensed. They may well be formerly in a trade and taking a different career path. Their reports can say....have this or that evaluated by a licensed......

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Whether you’re a crazy cat lady with a house full of felines or you prefer the company of just one kitty, if you watch closely you can learn a lot about successful house hunting.Of course, you never want to rub up against a homeowner’s couch or destroy the roll of toilet paper in their bathroom, ...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
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Paragraph What is an iBuyer? About four years ago real estate disrupter Open-door introduced a new concept in real estate sales: the iBuyer. The business model is similar to that of a car dealership. Simply, they buy your property, make improvements, and then they resell it. Sounds simple, right...

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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It is important to follow each stage of new builds. Mistakes found early can be easily corrected. The picture above is a great illustration of catching an error early. The window is in the wrong location. It needs to be moved to the left about 10 ft. per the plan. My clients and I discovered this...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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Outsourcing offshore has become a practice that many businesses, big and small, have been leveraging more and more in the past decade. While there are several countries that are well-known for offering virtual services such as Malaysia, South Africa, and India — it’s the Philippines that has been...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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At some point, we all want to retire. One day we decide to move on to other passions or pursuits in life. There is a way to retire from real estate with relaxation and free time, to maintain an income stream and ensure our clients are well taken care of. This week we look at the method of adoptin...

By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
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State Wide Realty Suggests: 5 Ways to Show You're ThankfulSend a card/write a note: The tradition of writing cards and notes may appear to be a thing of the past, but when you take the time to tell someone how much you appreciate them, it still makes an impact. Make the note personalized about wh...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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So, you’ve decided to become a real estate agent. You have a whole business plan, you have already created your own website and took care of long-term marketing strategies. Now it’s time to attract clients by being relatable to them. How can you do it? By creating an efficient and effective real ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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While management organizes and controls, leadership charts the way, innovates, and inspires the organization to new heights.  As a leader your role is to navigate your organization or your team through the uncertainties.      In your real estate brokerage or any other organization you need manage...
Within the US, millions of people struggle with some form of substance abuse disorder. Every year, this leads to healthcare costs, crime, and lost productivity that cost the country $800 billion.This price, however, pales in comparison to lives lost and the people hurt by drug addiction. Despite ...

By IDX Broker, IDX, LLC.
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We all know the importance of intentional, well thought out content and the positive influence it can have on search engine optimization (as evidenced in Tammy Emineth’s recent blog post, I Don’t Think About SEO…). So now that you hopefully *are* thinking about SEO, what can you do to take it a s...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving Mexico-USA Border
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 Comenzar y Ser Exitoso en los Bienes Raíces Comerciales  Este libro en español es más que un libro, es una guía para la práctica de los bienes raíces comerciales. Desglosa los conceptos básicos, ilustrados con ejemplos reales y casos de estudio. Es realmente el ABC de los Bienes Raíces Comercial...