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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 39
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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 57
 If you are growing your real estate business don't make the mistake of not growing your people. This can be a serious mistake. If you simply let people learn on the fly and promote them when needed, then you are setting them up to fail. This is so prevalent that a book called the Peter Principle...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 14
5 Ways to Have a FUNtastic FAB-YOU-ary!  1. Get adequate rest and upon waking every morning, smile and stretch, it helps to set the tone for the day, adding health perks as well. Stretching naturally puts the body back in alignment and smiling is uplifting. Sufficient sleep improves concentration...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, GARBAGE APPRAISAL REVIEW REQUESThttp://jennyandjenny.com/eminent-domain-explained/  P West Coast Products v. Kamal Azari (2013)                                                                             Solano County Superior Court No FSC 03518...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Comments 18
If you are surprised something has gone wrong during the course of going through a routine day or transaction chances are you failed to recognize a problem!A blogging challenge was put forward for the month of February by  Lisa Von Domek called It's February And Love Is In The Air!One of my favor...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 4
Examine the Purpose in what you do in your practice...be Purpose-FULL and you may wish to employ a coach like Grant Schneider  to give you a different perspective to propel your business...food for thought in 2019 ! I remember seeing the movie Ground Hog Day and thinking how hilarious it was to w...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 1
There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Read More

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
If you want an effective team, it needs to have good management:  If you are a broker owner or if you are head of a team you have a management responsibility.  You also must be a leader. As manager you are guiding and controlling and as leader you are visioning, modeling, and motivating. In the p...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 0
 Keep them a a business contact until the deal it done. Then you can become best friends should you choose to.   Sometimes we build so much rapport with a seller that we start to believe they are friends. Unless you are going to sell their house for nothing, it is vitally important for you to rem...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Here is some great advice for those of you that are new to the business:  Now that I am "retired" there is so much I want to say to new agents!   This is not intended to be a negative "you can't succeed" post but rather a "time to get real and focused" post. A real estate license isn't a blank ch...

By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 36
ActiveRain Gives You the Blueprint for Successful Blogs No two bloggers are going to have the exact same style. In this regard, bloggers are like snow flakes (lame! Be over already winter!) custom hot rods! Each one with their own unique style and approach. But there are cetain kinds of posts th...

By Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY )
Comments 7
 I would like to give Kudos to Andrea Boswell Jaeger at Southern Title Holding Company.Andrea Jaeger, CLC is the Manager of the Daytona Beach beachside office at Southern Title.  I have been working with Andrea for many many years. Over the years they have handled multitudes of closings which I h...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
. Emotions run high during a divorce....getting even...getting more..because he/she deserves to get...or give....and the list goes on and on.  Some people believe that if they divorce in a community property state...every marital asset is divided equally. At this time these are the states with c...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 76
This month our colleague Carol Williams is sponsoring her December Challenge 2018: What Inspires you?  Since the month is more than half over, chances are you've read some of these posts, and have learned a thing or two from them. I have. If you haven't yet shared, please do since we all learn fr...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
And how often do you hear people talk about how personal a person was? That means they had TIME to invest in the day to TALK with you.My father a teacher for 40 years, liked to talk. That must be where I learned to talk a lot.Do you hear and see often about this team and that team when it comes t...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
I am working on a contract where the single family home is deeded as a condo. The entire subdivision is deeded that way.  There are no condos in the subdivision.I know a few subdivisions like this but no one I have asked has any idea as to why.  Any ideas why it would be deeded that way?

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Just because the state law may govern what a homeowner can and cannot do, and the need to disclose, does not mean they will.  Silence May be Golden When Showing Homes to Buyers   I had a number of showings today and the smart home technology (Ring Video doorbell, Nest Thermostat, a couple of devi...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
Some great tips to help you have a successful year:  10 Ways to Ensure a Successful 2019!   Once the glitter, confetti have settled and the novelty of 2019 resolutions wear off after New Year’s Day, it will be back to business with a renewed sense of promise through positive means.   What will yo...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
If you are a broker owner or if you are head of a team you have a management responsibility.  You also must be a leader. As manager you are guiding and controlling and as leader you are visioning, modeling, and motivating. In the previous times the role of a manager was not that complex. The mana...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 15
Grant Schneider is so right on on all his blogs and this is another great one to catch up on if you are thinking about a team!    What would you like to happen in your business in 2019? Do you want to add people to your real estate business?  You would like to be a success story by the possibilit...