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 37
 A highly magnified photo of a female biting midge in the public domain  As real estate marketing professionals regardless of the niche or marketplace you are working in, there are quite a few rules to follow when it comes to disclosing pertinent facts about a property you are selling.  Our motto...

By Linda Wieczorek
(Arizona Elite Property)
Comments 27
Consumer Complaints iHouseweb Solutions - #SanFrancisco, Oakland California http://shar.es/ZqyrO  http://ihouse-web-solutions- #ripoff     Wondering how many other agents out there have dealt iHouse Web Solutions. I am sure some of you have had Great experiences, BUT mine was a mess. THIS is my e...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
 There are plenty of real estate agents in the world, but identifying the good ones can be tough. These people are trained to sell and so it stands to reason that every now and again someone mind find themselves with an agent that oversold themselves and their professional capabilities. Knowing w...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Be Considerate of Others “How far you go in life depends on you being tender  with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympatric with the striving, and tolerant with the weak . . . . because in your life you will have all of these.”   George Washington Carver 1861 – 1943, American Botanist  ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 15
Systems Can Make You BIG MONEY in Real Estate I have always been a "systems" girl. I need things in their right place. I don't like things out of order and I like to be able to control my environment. I am not a neat freak, but I am an organizational one. I like things to have a "home" and I lik...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 21
Another Example of Excellent Customer Service Recently I went shopping for a pair of shoes. It's not easy to find shoes that fit my foot issues. I went into the store hoping there would be a new style or a remake of the older model that worked perfectly for me. I'd still use the old ones but they...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 0
Happiness is Found in Your Moments “Finally, what I really want is to be happy in this moment, where the magic and miracles happen. Stay in the moment and all gifts are added as you breathe and take inspired action.” Joe Vitale, Best Selling Author       As I see it . . . . . . . . Happiness is ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 6
654 price reductions, sellers getting serious.  Here is the North Texas Real Estate market update as of 7/24/19.New properties for sale 458Back on market listings 153 Price decrease listings 654Price Increase listings 66 Active kick out listings 26Active option contract listings 375Active conting...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 5
The Benefit of Education “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begin, it is probably...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
Championship Teams Are Built “Championship teams are built on being prepare, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.”  Jason Kidd American Basketball Coach and former player    As I see it . . . . . . . .Championship teams are built  Three characteristics of championship teams are . . . ....

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Be Considerate of Others“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympatric with the striving, and tolerantwith the weak . . . . because in your life you will have all of these.”  George Washington Carver 1861 – 1943, American Botanist and In...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
Happiness is Found in Your Moments“Finally, what I really want is to be happy in this moment,where the magic and miracles happen. Stay in the moment and all gifts are added as you breathe and take inspired action.”Joe Vitale, Best Selling Author    As I see it . . . . . . . .Happiness is found in...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Be Committed to Do Your Best  “I’m trying to do the best I can, I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.”Mark Spitz, Nine Time Olympic Champion and Former RecordIn 7 Events, He Won Seven Gold Medals at the 1972 Olympic in Munich     As I see it. . . . . . . . Be committed to ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
Get in front of change.   The best way to this it to look into the future, understand the trends and how they affect your business and move yourself into them.  Jeff Dowler, CRS  contest got me thinking about change.  Yes, some change happens quickly but you would be you surprised at how much cha...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 7
 Respect Your Time “We say we waste time, but that is impossible.We waste ourselves.”  Alice Bloch Author   As I see it . . . . . . . .Respect your time Respect your time . . . . and you will make far better uses of your time. When you respect your time you create awareness on how you use your ti...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 16
Being Prepared is Proactive   “Being prepared is being proactive . . . . Not beingprepared is an excise in being reactive.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Speaker  As I see it . . . . . . .Being prepared is being proactive Being prepared is taking a ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 7
Just when you think you know it all.....you probably do not. Just when you think the market is....(name condition) it may change.  Be open to learning what you don't know...acknowledging you don't "know it all" and watch your business....and more importantly YOURSELF grow ! A Commitment to Your P...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
A Place Worth Going “There are no shortcut to any place worth going.”  Beverly Sills 1929 – 2007, American Operatic Soprano      As I see it . . . . . . . .A place worth going When a place is worth going . . . .  it’s worth the journey to get to there. Along with the time and energy that will be ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 14
Encouragement . . . . Just Do It“Flatter me, and I may not believe you.Criticize me, and I may not like you.Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.Encourage me, and I will not forget you.”William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994, American Author, Editor,Pastor, Teacher and One of the Most Quoted Writer    A...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 24
Just Do it, the slogan of Nike, reminds us that all the plans in the world mean nothing until we put them into action.  This is particularly true in sales including Real Estate.  The reason incomes vary so much is because some execute their plans and others do not.The reason that many great plans...