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 Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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Listing a new home? Chances are you just spent several hours working on a listing presentation, formulating comps and convincing the home seller you are the best person to help them navigate the market for a quick sale at the highest price. Now you have to make good on your promises.One way to he...

By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
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 Hoohray, there are lot of happy Canadians that can now step out of the shadows and enjoy their cannabis, weed, marijuana or whatever your favorite slang is.From the perspective of real estate agents we have been programmed to recognize the signs of a grow-up in homes and must disclose  if we hav...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Lou encouraged us to keep an open mind to the possibilities that may come our way. Dream and keep an open mind!   Open Up the Possibilities “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you go.” Michael Phelps, Winner of 22 Olympic Medals   As I see it . . . . . . .   Open u...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
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There are alot of urban myths surrounding the real estate industry.  One of them is about different types of agency.  You can not be well represented if you go to the listing agent.   A buyer agent is a real estate professional who works exclusively for buyers, representing their best interests t...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Comprehensive background checks known as due diligence investigations are done so that businesses can make fully informed decisions when they're making an important hire, considering making an unusual investment and for many other reasons. Companies such as Corporate Resolutions conduct due dilig...

By Landon Murie, We help property managers grow!
(Goodjuju Marketing)
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A landlord or property managers worst nightmare! How do you minizimze your risk? Here are a few important ways, but I want to know what I'm missing.. A FICO credit score is an excellent barometer of a potential renter's trustworthiness, but the number at the top of a credit report doesn't tell th...

By Mustafa Abbasi, Zolo Realty: Popular real estate marketplace
(Zolo Realty)
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Beginnings aren’t easy. Even seasoned real estate professionals will tell you that at the start, it was a struggle. Most would say that if they had a chance to start over again, they’d do a few things a bit differently. As a seasoned professional with years of experience as a Realtor, a managing ...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Education is a Powerful Tool “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can to change the world.” Nelson Mandela 1918 -2003, South African Anti – ApartheidReflationary, Politician, Philanthropist, Severed asPresident of South Africa from 1994 to 1999,   As I see it . . . . . . .Education is...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Open Up the Possibilities “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you go.” Michael Phelps, Winner of 22 Olympic Medals   As I see it . . . . . . .   Open up the possibilities   Your future is in your dreams . . . .   Open up the possibilities for your future . . . . ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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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 action plan. A goal must be worthwhile t...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 38
 Have you ever started a meeting or announcement with the phrase."Now please don't shoot the messenger?"  If you have found yourself in this situation  please read on.  If you are a broker owner I am sure you have found yourself in this situation.The message may not be welcome but the way the mes...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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We have a closet in our house we call "The Secret Gift Shop".One just never knows what you will find there.  It is a collection of things that may have been on sale...would be appropriate for someone who enjoyed..., could be an added surprise for a buyer or seller.  There are a collection of gift...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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If we continue to learn each day, no matter our age, we can continue to grow!  We will always be a work in progress.    You’re an Unfinished Work in Progress “Your are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life’s challenges: you get to find out that you’re capable of being ...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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Think about how much time and money you spend on generating new buyer or seller leads for your business to sell to. Remember to calculate not just your direct ad spend, but also the cost of your own time and your staffs time. You likely spend 5-15 percent of your gross revenue and time on lead ge...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Excellent advice for more effective communication skills:  Effective Communication with Sellers I want to take a moment to discuss the importance of learning how to instill calm communication and conflict resolution at a listing presentation, especially when it comes to talking about price and ha...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The person who takes joy in their moments . . . . creates the foundation to enjoy their days . . . . and years of their lives.  Happiness is Found in Enjoying the Journey “For the person who enjoys the journey will find that they  achieve things in their life that are far beyond  their original d...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  You’re an Unfinished Work in Progress “Your are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life’s challenges: you get to find out that you’re capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.” Karen Salmansohn, Best Selling Self-Help Author   As I see it . . . . . . . ...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Effective Communication with Sellers I want to take a moment to discuss the importance of learning how to instill calm communication and conflict resolution at a listing presentation, especially when it comes to talking about price and handling objections. Too many agents make the mistake of rus...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/file.aspx?DocumentId=2182 REMEMBER THE AI MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE APPRAISERS WERE FIRST WARNED ABOUT TAX FRAUD IN OVERVALUATION OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS.  THEY WERE THEN SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICING BEFORE THE IRS FOR THE SAME REASONS.  THEY THEN WERE FORCED TO H...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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If you don't have or know a cat...you can't begin to appreciate their very independent nature. Dini (a/k/a Houdini Alpha Hanson),  has an independent nature...but is exceedingly social.  When you come to visit, he will greet you at the door. We suggest hiding anything like phone chargers...any c...