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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Being Prepared is Proactive    “Being prepared is being proactive . . . . Not being prepared is an excise in being reactive.” Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Speaker     As I see it . . . . . . . Being prepared is being proactive   Being prepared i...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
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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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 If you want a high performing real estate team you will want members with varied skills and experience.  A team with diverse talents will be a high performing team. That is true most of the time as long as the team has a good leader. It is important for leaders to choose diverse talented teams. ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you want to know why your team is not accountable for results you might want to look at  how you are helping them become accountable.  You would want to start by creating a culture of accountability. The best way to accomplish is to create the culture where teams feel motivated to achieve goal...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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A well structured team is one that plays to the strengths of the individuals and unites to be the best it can be as a whole.  If you want a high performing real estate team you will want members with varied skills and experience.  A team with diverse talents will be a high performing team. That i...

By Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing
(ZipperAgent)
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16 PR Distribution Hacks for Real EstateZipperAgent.com has collected a list of 16 PR Distribution Hacks for Real Estate to help you get noticed.  We all know that publishing quality content is one of the best ways to get people to visit your website.  As The Balance puts it, “Content isn’t just ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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If your aim in luxury real estate or any other branch of real estate is to have the majority of the market share in a niche or specialty, it is important that your brand is hard to blur, in other words hard to imitate. The logo and design should be original in order to prevent someone from copyin...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Be Committed to Do Your Best   “I’m trying to do the best I can, I’m not concerned  with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.” Mark Spitz, Nine Time Olympic Champion and Former Record In 7 Events, He Won Seven Gold Medals at the 1972 Olympic in Munich         As I see it. . . . . . . . Be comm...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Have you ever had one of those days when someone just can't stop themselves from rehashing negative stuff blah blah blah?   I ran into a friend at a meeting that I have known for a couple of years. He's always seemed pretty cool, calm and collected at other meetings -  but whoa - talk about MR. ...

By Linda Wieczorek
(Arizona Elite Property)
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I was looking at a listing and I read this:  "to avoid small counters on your offer include Driggs on your contract"  Escrow already open with Driggs. He basically stating LOOK TITLE will be at Driggs 

By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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  How well do you stay in touch with your past customers and clients? I know for me, this is probably the weakest part of my business. Is it due to being an introvert? Is it due to being very busy? Is it due to poor processes in place?  In my case, I have a feeling that it is a combination of all...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Allowing comments on your IDX website or real estate blog is a good idea to foster engagement and build community. But it can quickly descend into what resembles a Wild West style bar fight. On top of that there are spammers and trolls.As a real estate agent, you don’t have time to spend all day ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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      Closings are happy times...the Sellers move on to their next life chapter and the Buyers begin their new happily ever after dreams of making their new house..their new home. We believe that making those two things happen...whichever side of the transaction you are on as an agent is a very h...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Nerdin Gardens: Ripe for the plucking or low hanging fruit?  Nature provides for those animals unable to climb for a meal. Our apricot tree has dropped an abundance of overripe sweet, delicious orbs to the ground. A small rabbit is happily taking advantage of the surplus food source. Low hanging ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Personalities and Pending to Close: Your Golden Opportunity! A highly-overlooked referral opportunity in an agent's business is the "pending to closing" process. And the more you can tune into a client's personality during this time, the more effective you can be with that client. In fact, when ...

By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Training and Implementation
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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If you’re ready for your first assistant……or maybe your fifth, have you considered the pros and cons of a Virtual Assistant? There are clear advantages and disadvantages to both. Let’s take a look at what they are!Have you ever sat down and thought about which of your admin tasks have to be done ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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A Place Worth Going  “There are no shortcut to any place worth going.”   Beverly Sills 1929 – 2007, American Operatic Soprano          As I see it . . . . . . . . A place worth going   When a place is worth going . . . .  it’s worth the journey to get to there. Along with the time and energy tha...

By Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers
(Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software)
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Whether you are a new real estate agent or been on the job for years one of the chores you have to deal with is bookkeeping. This is especially on the mind of new agents as they are looking to establish their processes and systems. What is your bookkeeping strategy?.... A variety of approaches ca...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Win The Home! You’ve saved and saved and are ready to buy your next home. You’ve scouted several homes and you have found THE ONE. It’s been on the market for six months and you start thinking this house has been neglected – but why? After a thorough review of current market data you submit a so...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When an Agent...or Seller...drops this ball...we see it as our responsibility to pick it up.  Make note of each appliance and model ...thermostat and mechanical....model number....and print out the information found on the internet for the "care and feeding" of the item.         Closings are happ...