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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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That's Eggsactly Spot On! While taking a casual walk around the outer perimeter of the back yard, my husband noticed some unexpected guests. These trespassers were presently homesteading, their territory oh-so subtly marked. Venturing closer, a cluster of three speckled eggs appeared in my vision...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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What are you doing to create a stream of business when you can't get face to face with as many clients as you are used to? As we are all pivoting to new business techniques during this curious time, I have decided to double down on my farming, reaching out to new condo buildings in downtown Bethe...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Everybody knows that most of the biggest companies in the Philippines are housed in Makati City. This is the reason why it’s almost second nature for fresh graduates to say that working in Makati is their ultimate dream. The city caters to people of all fields — IT, marketing, creatives, you name...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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How many of us have dreamed of becoming the world’s greatest businessman? As kids — in one way or another — we all dreamt of having a company to our own name someday. And now that we’re all grown up to know that this dream is not that easy, the question of hope still remains: Is it really impossi...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Staying Connected With Modern Tech; Forestry, Real Estate, Family, Recreation, and Life May 6, 2020 Bob CraneThe world we live in is significantly different than the world we knew just a year ago. Around the world, people face self-isolation and quarantine as we attempt to stop the spread of the ...

By Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert, THE BEACH IS OPEN
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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 Happiness This is not a revelation.  It is an idea that has been around for a long time but it needs to be revisited.  We all have courage but need to get another shot of it, kinda like a vaccination.   I did not realize that there was a direct connection between happiness and courage but I do u...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Farming (Being Top of Mind) in 2018I've been around a long time in the real estate business and can remember quite vividly the days of walking and door knocking and flooding the neighborhoods with mailouts and door hangers. This method worked back before technology was the thing and it set me in ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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     Lenn Harley takes a look at what's needed to successfully navigate the vicious real estate Learning Curve of 18-24 months. She shares her own post licensing adventure and reflects on real estate idiosyncrasies that are evident in many real estate offices. If you are considering a career in r...

By Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers
(Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software)
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Now that you are in “business” you cannot afford to be careless in keeping track of your income and expenses.Real Estate Agents... "Open up a separate bank account & keep the personal stuff out!" Here are 4 reasons real estate agents should have a separate bank account for business: It makes book...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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With the Coronavirus continuing its sweep across the nation and some states re-opening from quarantine, many businesses and even major companies have turned to remote work in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. While the nature of their business might allow this to be a viable option, how ab...

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 Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
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As a lifelong seamstress, when the need for facemasks surfaced, I pulled out my stash of cotton and elastic, researched a design that allows for the insertion of a filter, and started sewing. Cotton masks with inserts for filters and some headbands with buttons were then sent to my daughters, one...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
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I have heard much speculation about what our post pandemic country will look like but Paula gives us another perspective and makes us think...Please go to Paula McDonald, Ph.D. post and comment.... How Will You Look Post Pandemic?   I've heard lots of comments asking how things will look after th...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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We all need a lot more love and tenderness as we come through this time. Give others the grace they need and show kindness like never before.        How Will You Look Post Pandemic?   I've heard lots of comments asking how things will look after this pandemic is over? My question is, how will you...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Do You Tell the Public It's Sold?When you have received a contract, cleared all contingencies do you post a sold or under contract sign? Is it false advertising if you never let the public know it has Sold?Some properties never get the sold sign posted. One day the For Sale sign is just removed l...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Realty Professionals Helping Each Other   In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and Westside, Atlantans are surrounded with opportunities to give service at this time of physical distancing.Our company, Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, participates in a Food Drive for residents of Elde...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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Doom & Gloom or Beacon of Light? What Best Describes Your Zone?   I was recently asked what zone I am living in during this crisis. My choices were as follows:   FEAR Zone - 100% involved in consuming the most negative part of the news; they are motivated to politicize the crisis. They then shar...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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As a Real Estate Agent would you like to be known as a trusted advisers?  Becoming a trusted advisor is a process that is built on credibility, trust and respect. Now more than ever we must put being a trusted advisor first. Dan Pink has written a particularly good book on this topic titled, “To...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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 Beating The Board Bored Game(with board games and much, much more)! (Updated Content Added 4/23/2020) We all are re-learning to pull together and support one another – while also taking care of our families, our friends and ourselves. I have assembled a list of ideas and activities* intended to ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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I have always been of the belief that there are certain items that should always be done with permits. More importantly with licensed contractors that know what they are doing. Next door to us I wrote about a "Flipper" buying and taking every short cut in the world to freshen up a tired house. Am...