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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
This seemed such an appropriate "Bloom" of a post with the sunshine becoming a part of every day this springy season....enjoy ! A Person With Hope . . . . Has Everything “A person with hope . . . . has everything. They have internal  optimism for their future . . . . and in turn they have everyth...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Comments 0
Benjamin DeHaven has invited you to participate in NAR's Commitment to Excellence platform, C2EX. This free, convenient, and accessible online program will help you further build the professionalism and knowledge that puts REALTORS® above the rest.Take your client service and business performance...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 14
Dr. Wayne Dyer's Nine Steps of Manifestation   The following is posted with the expressed permission of my friend Michael LaPenna from a blog he wrote some time ago. For more on “Mikey,” visit his freelancing landing page here and stay tuned for his upcoming website.   Love and light, Laura   By ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 27
    In Real Estate...like lots of things in life...the easy way out is not often the best way. Sometimes we hear from Sellers that the ....neighbor, cousin, friend, co-worker....etc. etc. told them it was not necessary to....paint, replace flooring, update this or that..."Just give the Buyers a c...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 7
There are times that we all are missing the boat and wonder why we did not get enough done.  I would say we should always remember to plan your day before it unfolds- either in the morning or the previous evening.  When you stick to your plan, you'll be amazed at how much more you get done.Napole...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Referral Incentives in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements Does the advertisement avoid any inducement to pay compensation or anything of value to an unlicensed person solely for the referral of a prospective owner, purchaser or tenant?The Maryland Real Estate Commission prohibits referral compen...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
Licensee Disclosures in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements  If the advertisement is for the sale, purchase or lease of real property owned or to be purchased by the licensee, does the advertisement include the fact that the licensee is a Maryland licensed real estate salesperson or licensed real...

By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands)
Comments 0

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 31
     We have a number of Soon-to-be Sellers who are in various stages of getting their homes ready for sale...Paint, flooring, landscaping, exterior work including decks and porches...teams of contractors are everywhere. As these Sellers go to visit their next "happily ever afters" they have aske...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 10
Nerdin Gardens: Survival Instincts  Something nature knows very well is how to thrive. Sweetly scented lemon tree flowers attract bees, butterflies and ants. The blooms also camouflage a spider similar in color, attempting to achieve the day's goals. Nature continues to improve upon tried and tru...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Comments 7
Should I flip, or buy and hold?   So many people ponder whether they should flip houses, or buy and rent out houses. We will examine the pros and cons of each strategy later in this article. Before deciding between those two distinct strategies, there are three questions to consider first:   Why ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
A Person With Hope . . . . Has Everything“A person with hope . . . . has everything. They have internal optimism for their future . . . . and in turn they have everything within their reach.Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author   As  I see it . . . ...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 326
What separates Rich Real Estate Agents from Poor Real Estate Agents? Are men better real estate agents than women? Does age or experience matter? Do top real estate agents use Trulia or Zillow? Or Realtor.com? Or Homes.com? Does FaceBook sell houses? (Click for high resolution image) Embed this i...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 35
HOUSES WITH BLUE BATHROOMS AND MORE...Now, here is an example of what one of the biggest issues we have with Z, is all about:  "Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell For More?". Not to insinuate that Z is an appraisal company, of course--but what can you think when they come up with their ridiculous Zes...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 16
Is Your Prospect a Time Waster? How do you tell the difference between good and bad prospects? One will waste your time, dragging you from house to house-getting all kinds of information from you-only to end up dumping you right before writing an offer. You also have clients who seem like time w...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(PrimeSouth Properties)
Comments 7
Basic advice to both new and experienced agents. 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...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 13
This was a new one to me.....      With our competitive market, multiple offers are becoming the norm, especially with houses that are priced according to the comparables, are in great condition, and are located where the buyers want to be. So, when a recent listing went on market and multiple of...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Licensee Name Required in Real Estate Advertisements in Maryland A real estate licensee may not use any name in any advertisement except the name which appears on the wall license or pocket card. All advertisements MUST include a first name and a last name. If a licensee wishes to use a nickname ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
Team or Group Real Estate Advertisements in Maryland If the advertisement is in the name of a team or group, does the advertisement include the full name of the licensee as the name appears on the licensee and does the advertisement include only the name or photograph of a licensed individual or ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Name of the Company in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements Is the name of the company “meaningfully and conspicuously” displayed in the advertisement and does it include the full name of the company as it appears on the license of the licensee and NOT SOLELY THE COMPANY LOGO? NOTE: While there i...