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 Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Comments 16
When selling a home it is always good policy to disclose any known material facts about a house. Hiding something that may be important to a buyer simply because “they didn’t ask” has the potential to cause problems down the road and maybe even end up in a legal battle.Disclosure laws differ by s...

By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
Comments 16
I love inspirational quotes and messages, I mean, who doesn't? In a world where there is so much negativity and hate, looking for the good in people can be tricky and finding inspiration seems more and more like a national treasure hunt. But when we do find those nuggets of goodness what do we do...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, Appraiser Shortage Lie & PropagandaBY JONATHAN MILLER · PUBLISHED OCTOBER 30, 2018 · UPDATED OCTOBER 31, 2018 Appraisal Institute is Working Hard to Fog The Rural Appraisal Narrative →  62                     AI research piece is at best propaga...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
 Are you in sales?Do you attend worship services regularly?Do you believe in God?If you answered yes to all three of those questions, you and I already have three things in common.Pick up on this next requirement, and we will both be on the same playing field.Hundreds of times I have heard preach...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
Travel with me back in time, please! Even as far back as some of the choices you made in school, elementary, especially junior high, and high school.Some of those choices sent you in a direction, you never initially realized they would have your life go.Stick with me folks. This year 2018 in the ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 56
Uber Drivers Are Changing. Are Real Estate Agents, too?I've been studying the changes that have occurred with Uber drivers. I only use them when traveling but have noticed a marked change in the last 6 months. Here are some areas that have changed. They are less customer service oriented. The day...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
Passion: Having a strong and barely controllable emotion is what the dictionary description of passion is.Another definition: the suffering and death of Jesus.Do you have the passion needed for sales success? It is definitely one of the requirements.I know I have been in sales almost 40 years. An...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 4
Lou always encouraged us to aim high when we're setting our goals.    Expand Your Expectations “Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.” Ryunosuke Satorio, Poet     As I see it . . . . . . .   Expand your expectations   What you expect to achieve in the future becomes the vision t...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 25
Jet Pilots don't use rear view mirrors to get to where they are going.  They have a plan to get from one airport to another airport and they don't look back but look forward.  That should be the approach we take in planing our business to move forward and look ahead to the next year.To often we l...

By Fin Tatello, Indoor Air Specialists
(Freshairguide)
Comments 1
As homeowners and landlords, we try our best to keep our property in the best condition possible, which we all know can be difficult when we have limited access to the premises which we own. When screening for rental applicants, it can be very difficult to tell whether or not they will actually a...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 0
  MEET Robert Caston NEWER MEMBER TOACTIVRAIN Make new friends, but keep the old;those are silver, these are gold.(Song Sung in Girl Scouts)  Robert Caston from San Diego, CA started on ActiveRain in April 2018. He attended a Conference held by GOOGLE and brings to us some very valuable and impor...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 0
Often I have encountered or Brokers Real Estate Consultants who have sponsored an event either social, sports or the real estate sector and the question has always been Is it worth it? Here I share some things you should consider before, during and after an event sponsor. 1) Target MarketAs I've ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 13
Please DON"T shoot the messenger is a great Blog from Grant that has a great message.   Have you ever started a meeting or announcement with the phrase."Now please don't shoot the messenger?"  If you have found yourself in this situation  please read on.  If you are a broker owner I am sure you h...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
I remember having coffee with a friend a few years ago and talking about a challenging time in my own life and he recommended a book to read by Brene Brown called “The Gifts of Imperfection.” So I bought a copy and took it with me on a weekend get away and couldn’t put it down. Have you ever read...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 16
Yesterday morning, while reading the Wine Spectator magazine issue of Restaurants with the best wine cellars, Inoticed this ad that caught my attention and made me smile.  This ad cleverly illustrated that Côte du Rhône wines should be top of mind when it comes to French wine selection. The Côtes...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 14
Nooooo...Tell me it isn't so!  Are you sure it's Monday says Ashley kitty?! Not quite sure I'm ready and raring to go but the day will happen anyway despite my lack of motivation this early morning. There are clients to see today, some research to be done on a property and an offer to write, so h...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
  Expand Your Expectations “Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.” Ryunosuke Satorio, Poet     As I see it . . . . . . .   Expand your expectations   What you expect to achieve in the future becomes the vision that drives your forward . . . . and in the direction of your expecta...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
CONSUMERS BEWARE WHEN USING MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE PRODUCTS and SERVICES! http://masslegalresources.com/buffalo-water-1-llc-v-fidelity-real-estate-company-llc-lawyers-weekly-no-12-103-17 CONSUMERS BEWARE WHEN USING MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE PRODUCTS! COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, APPRAISAL ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, HE DON'T NEED NO STINKING EXPLANATIONS, Appellant Charles Snyder (MAI APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI,)CHARLES SNYDER Appellant -vsOHIO REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD Appellee JUDGES: Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P. J. Hon. John W. Wise, J. Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J. Case No. 2016 AP 11 0058 O...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 32
How long does it take to hit reply and type “Got it?”I’m feeling slightly annoyed by what feels to me like rudeness – and I’m wondering why it is so common.Here’s the story: Sometimes people purchase my letter sets and have trouble opening the zip file. Sometimes they open the file on their phone...