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 Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Happy Friday! Let's have a little fun shall we? Let's critique some headshots found on royalty free stock image sites as if they were being used by a real estate agent. Trust me, we've seen it all...so not all of these are far fetched. We found these by typing in "headshot" into the royalty free ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 63
How many times have you seen real estate agents react to things that are happening?  In many cases this might be what is perceived as reacting to changing market.  I receive calls like this from business owners and it’s my job as the business doctor to learn the symptoms and then diagnose the pro...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Comments 20
It was a busy time. None of us like excuses for shoddy work or customer relations but this (It was a busy time) is one of my least favorite excuses to hear when I've received poor service.This morning before heading to work I had to remove a huge heavy ridge of snow that crossed our driveway beca...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 2
Learn all about the best Real Estate and Mortgage Programs with our CEO, Eric Lawrence Frazier, MBA! Check out the "Credit Series Part 3 - Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13"To learn more about this program and our other mortgage programs, visit our website (thepowerisnow.com) and schedule an appointmen...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 2
Our brokerage maintains 2 separate Video studios for their agents to use free of charge. Agents come in and spend about an hour recording messages they wish to share on social media or email campaigns. My job is to help coach these agents and get the best out of their time in the studio. I also h...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Comments 1
Reasons to Buy a Condominium in DenverCondominiums are Generally more Affordable than Single-family HomesThe average price of single-family homes in Denver is $451,000 while average condominium prices are $356,337. Even with the additional management cost and building dues, the overall cost of a ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 1
Giving advice is an art.  You must present your opinion in a well-reasoned way, based on facts and data.  It can’t come from a lack of expertise, it must be drilled down.  Many of your clients will come to you for advice, and it is your job to guide them.  Many soon to be clients might come to yo...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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In this video clip we discuss having a "Word of the Year" with Michelle Lundeen from Re/Max Results. How does having a word to focus on shape your upcoming year? What does God want for your year ahead? Check it out to learn more about Michelle Lundeen's word of the year and words from years past....

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
Good information about running a successful family enterprise:  There are quite a few real estate groups that are family enterprises.  Many parent children teams exist.  Suppose you started your business years ago and you have built a profitable business for you and your family. Your children are...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Stay focused on your success journey . . .  . and on your objectives . . . . and be the doer that gets thing done. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Doers Recognize the Challenges “Doers recognize the challenges that they face on their success journey become the steppi...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"Preparation is essential for your future success. The quality of your preparation will pace the road of your success journey. Your preparation will determine the heights of the success that you achieve." Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Preparation is Essential for Y...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
The people who are willing to be of service to others are the real heros in life.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. To Be of Service to Others “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to s...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Control your marketing cost . . . . by investing your marketing dollars in the high return of a target marketing program. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Control Your Marketing Cost “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted: the trouble is I don’t know which h...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 66
Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl LIII and Real Estate there is something in common here....There are so many subjects to write about, some are Real Estate related others are not. This is about Real Estate, believe it or not. I am just a bit verbose and digress. If you get to the end of my post, yo...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 25
  Wisconsin ...until quite recently had an "all is calm, all is bright" kind of winter with very mild temperatures...Santa had tough sledding with no snow...we got to wear flip flops a time or two in January....was Global Warming Reality ? Would we never see the four seasons of temps and  snowfal...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 15
It's a question that comes up now and then."I'm an unrepresented buyer, so you can give me the buyer's side commission... right?"Nope.  I can't do that.  Illinois does not allow is to give any commission, even a single dollar, to an unlicensed person.  In order to be able to pay a commission of a...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 1
                 In the summer deadlines seem to creep up on every major milestone and every week.  Deadlines have a way of being ever present, in the background throughout the year.  We know all about deadlines in Littleton property management.  There are many from when someone is moving out, to...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 7
Blog readers like consistency. They like checking their favorite blogs at the same time each day and finding new content. The real estate industry, on the other hand, does not like consistency. Every day presents a new challenge for real estate agents and brokers. This can make blogging for an ID...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 0
When real estate professionals act like professionals and like humans, the public will treat us more professionally. This is a mindset I strive for personally and hope to see as a reality for all REALTORS one day soon.  Common Fears of Real Estate Agents Yesterday I taught a class about understan...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 25
The  next time you become aware of someone who has experienced a difficult situation.....go beyond a comment ..pick up a pen....send a card....if you are moved you might send a gift. ....the money spent is not important..the extra step you took  ...is. You can't always be there to extend a hand, ...