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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 16 Moving without the ball Larry Bird used to say when explaining why he was always where he was supposed to be. He said he worked as hard without the ball as I did with the ball. In real estate the same path to success applies. An agents moving without the ball is w...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 18 Put in a Happy Thought. Driving home last night after completing a very good day of real estate activity I was focused on what didn't get done and why I couldn't do it and it was making me miserable. I was going round and round and getting deeper and deeper. I coul...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Being a team leader takes patience, time, and strategy – especially in the real estate world. In a fast-paced industry with little margin for error and even less margin for mistakes and wasted time, getting the highest possible profit out of your administrative, marketing, and inside sales side i...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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By definition, a receptionist is an employee taking an office or administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organization or business. Receptionist duties are not limited to welcoming people who walk in the door, howe...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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As real estate professionals, we operate at the whims of the buyers. If a trend moves through the market and buyers suddenly want a new type of property, we must respond. While it has not happened all at once, there has been a shift in buyer preferences over the last decade. More buyers today are...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Always remember it is not about you, nor is it about winning. It is about doing what is right for your client. Too often buyers get into an auction mentality and instead of getting the house of their dreams at a price that fits their budget, it becomes beating out the other people. Please do not ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you are a successful and profitable real estate agent but think that things can be bigger and better with a team, then read this first.You will need to do much more than just sell to build a team.  You will need to train, empower, delegate, and create demonstrate vision and values that will be...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Recently, I published our (Ron’s and mine) definition for Peace of Mind.  One of the commenter's agreed with the general principles of the definition, but this individual had their own ideas also.  My reply was “That is wonderful, we are different.”  Another commenter said, “thought provoking it ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When you have a face-to face conversation, it is imperative you look them in the eye.    When you have a face-to face conversation, it is imperative you look them in the eye.    This conversation will be interpreted as showing interest, paying attention, sincerity and a sign of self-confidence.  ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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   In our market, most of the FOR SALE signs are mounted on a post and delivered to the property by a sign company that digs the hole with their equipment in the position directed by the listing agent. There may be temporary initial metal tent signs...but the "real sign" for the listing is instal...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
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This title, Success is Fueled by Failure offers a valuable lesson.Please, make it a point to take a couple of minutes and read to the end.This could be the one reading you will do that will be one of the steps to a major change in your career or life.When I look back, and by the way, I do it ever...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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The goal of a real estate agent is to complete a sales transaction. The goal of an agent who is a trusted adverser is to create a loyal customer relationship based on credibility, trust and respect. In reality we need to be a salesperson to make money but we need to also to be a trusted advisor t...

By Peter Hoang, Peter Hoang - founder at RENTAPARTMENT agency
(RENTAPARTMENT)
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Have you just handed over an apartment and plan to rent this apartment again? What makes you hesitant is not knowing whether you should keep the raw status quo and rent or do furniture for the apartment?When researching information on classified sites and real estate sites, you find out that ther...

By Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner
(PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com)
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Over 70% of claims asserted against real estate agents arise regarding disputes regarding defects in or physical conditions of the property sold that impact the value, desirability or use of the property.  Seller's disclosure statements, if handled correctly (as explained below), are an effective...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
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What's missing? You have a state of the art robo-caller sending glimpses of new listings to your database. Nary a smidgen of interest is seen. You have your photographer take a bunch of pictures and then you upload them to your automatic visual tour maker complete with digitized text to voice co...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Love Letters, To Be or Not to Be? A short while ago, I asked a question in the Q & A section of ActiveRain: An agent wants to include a home buyer family bio, including photos, when submitting an offer to purchase to garner an emotional response. Do you include it, yes or no?  The following is wh...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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It seems like a lifetime ago  when the market started to tumble...home values decreased....people were losing their jobs...our divorce niche was operating on steroids with economic stress  resulting in domestic stress..many agents left real estate...and indeed we did short sale some of their hom...

By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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How Real Estate Agents Risk the License everydayDon't risk your Real Estate License or a LawsuitMany Real Estate Agents put their license or potential lawsuit at risk on a daily basis without realizing it. Generally this is by stepping outside of their official duties, and stepping into areas the...

By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty)
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  From the CDA press, Sunday March 31, 2019."As temperatures tick up this spring, more buyers and sellers will be entering the local real estate market. Getting the best Realtor on your side can make a huge difference.Most agents will tell you their business depends on quality referrals. When cli...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Sally and David Hanson have a wonderful challenge for us this month that will benefit us if we participate .I am not talking about the 1000 points we will receive for participating and wrting about it.I am talking about the wonderful feelings  we  feel by doing something good on a regular basis f...