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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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In real estate, administrative work is necessary, but not dollar-productive. It’s friction in your sales process — an anchor around your neck keeping you from reaching higher production volumes. It’s also a distraction that threatens to cloud your focus and take your production numbers off track....

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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“92% of respondents reported that a positive recommendation from a friend, family member, or someone they trust is the biggest influence on whether they buy a product or service.” — Paul M. Rand, VP Communications @ University of Chicago Most Real Estate Agents complete nine out of every ten deal...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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With Thanksgiving next week, it might be good to exercise gratitude and express how thank you are for your clients. There are certainly a few ways to do this. We have compiled a list of 4 easy ways this can be accomplished. Here are 4 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Express Gratitude1. Handwritten No...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Grateful For Gorgeous Weather in Phoenix! Grateful! Grateful! Grateful!  I am so grateful for our weather being absolutely gorgeous from  the middle of October to May!  This past summer actually wasn't as bad as a few summers have been weather-wise, but it still was HOT outside. Seriously, a few ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We are well aware that the original phrase is "letting sleeping dogs lie" which means, To leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.  However, we think the word "cats" works too.  It is all a matter of perspective, ...

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
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You Can Always Tell When An Offer is Not ComingThis post was prompted by Bill (still BLiz to me) Spear's Ask an Ambassador:  Ignoring the Bait post about not falling for the okey doke (aka bait).  It reminded me of some recent communications with an agent about one of my listings.  It appears tha...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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I'm primarily a listing agent, which I prefer (although I enjoy my great CRE buyer and tenant clients as well!) When you take listings, as most real estate professionals know . . .  . . . you gotta be able to SELL or LEASE them too!  Just 'a sign on the highway' is not enough (although it's great...

By Jed Carlson, CEO. Entrepreneur. Dad.
(Adwerx)
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Here at Adwerx, our customer success folks often get calls from agents who have changed brokerages. And not being in real estate originally myself, I thought that was interesting, so I did some digging.Turns out, it’s not that uncommon. In 2015, one-third of Realtors started at a new firm. That’s...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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Let's face it. We all have a friend or neighbor that is a Plumber, Doctor, Nurse, Attorney, or any of the other thousands of job holders that may have information the rest of us need. How often have you caught yourself calling a friend who is a Nurse and asking him/her about a fever or rash inste...

By Ralph Mark Maupin, Michigan Real Estate Investors Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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 National Real Estate Network founder Mark Maupin offers tips and tricks on how to outsource any business workflow for any industry, using real estate as an example.-Lead Generation & Lead Purchasing-Outsourcing tips-Creating an Ourcing Formula that WorksTo get started, Click Here: https://youtu....

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I try to keep a friendly tone at all times when dealing with other agents. I smile and say thank you for really stupid offers and just deal with that I have to deal with.  I have my list of pet peeves from agents who just simply do not understand tech to those who chicken scratch contracts instea...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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Scruples -- these are a set of feelings (attitudes/guiding principles) that cause us to hesitate or be reluctant to do something that we think might be wrong.Society and the business world tend to recognize those who push the envelope. As entrepreneurs and leaders, we often make our biggest strid...

By Ralph Mark Maupin, Michigan Real Estate Investors Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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Welcome to the National Real Estate Network Video Training Program.This video is part of a series designed to help beginning and experienced real estate investors with the different aspects of purchasing and investing in properties.Be sure to click the link in the description to purchase the full...

By Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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The side street or the path less traveled. or is it the path well traveled?  You need to make your decision and there is no right or wrong in this discussion.   Scruples -- these are a set of feelings (attitudes/guiding principles) that cause us to hesitate or be reluctant to do something that we...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Peter den Boer shares some interesting thoughts with us and my belief is that nothing is free, everything comes with a cost, even if it isn't upfront. Let's face it. We all have a friend or neighbor that is a Plumber, Doctor, Nurse, Attorney, or any of the other thousands of job holders that may ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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One major change in the Tallahassee housing market that has resulted from the housing bubble and subsequent crash is the reduction in the neighborhood turnover ratio.The turnover ratio is a simple concept that is not so simple to measure, and I have not heard about local real estate agents use th...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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After negotiating hard, really hard, my sellers decided to accept what they considered a low offer.  It was lower than they'd hoped, but they just wanted to be "done with it", and get it over with.  They had moved out of the home, and were now living out of state supporting two households while w...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Price is... Wrong? If your listing isn't selling and the days-on-market numbers are ticking upward, you need to look beyond your CMA to find out the cause. While most agents rely strongly on their CMA, it often doesn't give a big picture account of what is currently happening in the market. ...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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These days a Real Estate agent needs to wear many hats. Those that can expose home listings to the most eyeballs will ultimately get the most traction for their sellers. Take a look at my latest video explaining just that. 

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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From the NAR 2018 Member Profile:29% in the business less than 2 years!"In 2018, there was a continued rise in new members of the National Association of REALTORS®, increasing from 1.22 million in March 2017 to 1.30 million in April 2018. This is apparent in the data; those who had less than two ...