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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 22
Santa is making a List and Checking it Twice. Should You?   As the end of the year approaches, it is never too late to take another close look at your business to decide whether good or bad decisions were made. It can be as easy as: Measuring customer service. Take the time to ask clients for fee...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 62
Professionalism-Playing Well in the SandboxA couple of weeks ago I asked in a blog post for the talented members of ActiveRain to share with me the peeves they have with other agents that keep professionalism from being optimum. I am preparing a class for my Realtor® Association on Professionalis...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 8
If we settle for just being good, we miss out on the opportunity to be great! Which would you rather be?   Give up the Good For the Great “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” Kenny Rogers, Entertainer   As I see it . . . . . . .   Give up the good for the great   Settling fo...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE LLC)
Comments 5
On the 3rd Thursday of every November, many Real Estate Agents "unofficially" begin their holiday hiatus, a mental holiday, or what is typically known as the official “Holiday Slump”.It is not surprising, with all of the distractions, that it is hard for many agents to stay focused on their real ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 12
Pointing fingers in thin air. Playing the Blame Game takes the personal and professional responsibility away from outcomes. Being overly self-absorbed can often be defeating and disappointing and may also cause a complacent or negative attitude.  Are you a firm believer that setting goals and con...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
  Give up the Good For the Great “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” Kenny Rogers, Entertainer   As I see it . . . . . . .   Give up the good for the great   Settling for the good is a mindset that traps you into living in your comfort zone . . . . and into being less than ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 59
As a broker owner you must have adequate controls since you are the responsible party. There is, however, a delicate balance between control and empowerment. Here is a problem that comes up all too often. A business owner or agency owner spends most of his or her time working IN the business and ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
 commercial appraisers, ai, mai, appraisal institute George Dell mai, papa bear https://commercialappraiser.typepad.com/blog/2018/12/commercial-appraisers-ai-mai-appraisal-institute-george-dell-mai-papa-bear-1.html 

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 3
So many things come into our lives on a daily basis...opportunities, people, jobs, and the list goes on. We have to learn to choose what hits us in our hearts...what we feel passion for.    There are Things That Catch Your Eye “Certain Things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 3
Oh what fun technology can be! When it woks, it is great. When it doesn't, well, it can bring out the inner monster in all of us.It seems to me that as long as I don't absolutely need my various forms of technology, it works just fine. On those days where I am under a tight deadline to get someth...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 8
Many wonder what the day in a life is like for a Dallas area Realtor®...okay, maybe not "many", but surely - some?     Seriously, though, a real estate professional's life is much the same as any busy business professional.  We all have to manage juggling multiple tasks to a successful fruition. ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 40
 I recently had a huge issue with my business credit card, and closed the account.   There is still a need for a business credit card, so I went back to one I had opened in my company's name, but knew there were no benefits given for charges or payments. So, I called them, and asked if they had a...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Time to make plans for the coming year:  There is only about six weeks left to the year and it is time to review this year's achievements and set next year's goals. This is as simple as ready, set, go. Yes, it is that simple although it is not easy. Let’s take it from the beginning and create our...

By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 12
What did buyers say was most important to them when searching for homes on the Intenet and what was the number one action they took?From that recent NAR report are a few nuggets of gold that confirm what we already know but elevates the importance dramatically.  Do you know the #1 reason prospect...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 20
  My Most Indispensable App I can think of so many apps that I wanted to write about in this blog, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, the one app that I really would have a hard time doing without is Top Producer.  This is my contact manager program on my desktop and keeps track of every...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
  There are Things That Catch Your Eye “Certain Things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Ancient Indian Proverb   As I see it . . . . . . .   There are things that catch your eye   The things that catch you eye have a tendency to pass through your life without having ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
NRG Wholesale Generation LP v. Kerr Court: Supreme Court of Mississippi Citation: 2017-CA-00804-SCT Opinion Date: December 6, 2018 Judge: Ishee Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Government & Administrative Law, Real Estate & Property Law, Tax Law At issue before the Mississippi Supreme Court, in th...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE DISCREDITS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICIALS  THE BS FROM THE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTETake your Career to the Next Level…Join the Appraisal Institute Today! How does being a Designated member of AI benefit your career as an assessor? It was instrume...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 0
SLIP OPINION NO. 2018-OHIO-4750 HCP EMOH, L.L.C., APPELLANT, v. WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF REVISION ET AL., APPELLEES. [Until this opinion appears in the Ohio Official Reports advance sheets, it may be cited as HCP EMOH, L.L.C. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-4750.]...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 2
  http://masslegalresources.com/buffalo-water-1-llc-v-fidelity-real-estate-company-llc-lawyers-weekly-no-12-103-17 COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, SUCCEED IN EFFORTS TO REMOVE TRANSPARENCY FROM APPRAISAL CONTRACTS.  BETTER BE CAREFUL WHEN DEALING WITH AN AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INS...