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 Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Most people work with an agent to list their property on MLS. But if you are looking to list without an agent, you have a few options, such as using a flat-fee service or a website that accepts FSBO listings.The MLS was designed more than a century ago to help real estate professionals share info...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 Are you afraid to let go and is this hurting your business growth? To be totally clear I am not talking about compliance and standards.  I am talking about telling how to do everything rather than telling them what needs to be done. Why do you want to be a control freak when there is a much easi...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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According to the "powers-that-be" the real estate market in greater Chicagoland (that's what we call Chicago and the collar counties, for those of you who ain't local)... is down 8% year over year.And Millenials, while they represent twice the number of Gen X'rs that are out there, less than half...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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 How Can I Make My Home Appraise Higher? Whether buying or refinancing a home, when obtaining a mortgage it can be expected that an appraisal will be required.  I talked in a previous post about how we are able to use appraisal waivers in certain instances, but still, most residential real estate...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We have always been of the opinion that one size fits one size. Each one of us is one size,  Our method is to custom fit a brand to its function, to its market, and the individual, team or company.  At that point, it resonates with its intended marketplace and communicates the message clearly.  T...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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Real estate valuation is art and science - mostly, IMO . . . SCIENCE! Sure, you have to figure in the occasional intangible - views, proximity to schools, power lines or nearby development, and tangibles like deferred maintenance and upgrades for residential properties . . . . . . and future deve...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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When we write these posts, it is with the intention to inspire those real estate companies and agents to elevate the look and feel of their website, to make it user friendly and give the client/customer a wonderful experience while browsing your site. This is our goal with every brand we develop ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Thinking about outsourcing positions in your business? From marketing to administrative tasks and even sales, it offers a ton of benefits — which is why demand for outsourcing is growing so rapidly. You want to be educated about all the benefits & risks associated with outsourcing before you get ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Growing your referral business isn’t always a comfortable or easy process. While you can play the build-it-and-they-will-come game, we all know that getting referral business requires active planning and execution.85 percent of small businesses say word-of-mouth referrals are the number one way t...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Accountability is described in the dictionary as: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. In this video, Jesse Garcia of Pipeline Wizard discusses business accountability with MyOutDesk’s Daniel ...

By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty)
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  From the CDA press, Sunday March 31, 2019."As temperatures tick up this spring, more buyers and sellers will be entering the local real estate market. Getting the best Realtor on your side can make a huge difference.Most agents will tell you their business depends on quality referrals. When cli...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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I like this post. If you missed it - here it is again. Thank you. 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 devices that appeared to be Alexa-type devices) was immediately ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I really like this blog by Karen Crowson posted in October of last year.  I'm re-blogging because it did not seem to get much attention yet it is SO important.  Recently I got an email with the words: "Re: your escrow" in the subject line.  I did not even open it because I had no escrows currentl...

By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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I ran into a bit of a snag today. I went to show condos in an oceanfront building that has a "lockbox bar" in the garage area. There were no less than 15 lockboxes on this bar. I have instructions for 2 listings in this building. The first lockbox was easy to find as the listing agent had taped h...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Page load time is very important for the real estate business. While searching for properties on devices, clients expect a website to load quickly and the pictures to open as fast as possible. So, if a website has a problem with speed, that might be a hindering factor in your business development...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Mortgage brokers like Ryan Yardley have put virtual assistants to use in the mortgage & loan-origination industry to save time, reduce costs, and dramatically leverage their lending business — and in this special webinar event, you’ll learn exactly how they outsource their time-consuming, repeti...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The market is shifting — and that’s a great thing for Real Estate Wholesalers! In today’s market, they stand to find more avenues of business because the odd current of the industry seems to be fertile ground for alternative strategies. What can you do to ensure that you are utilizing the heck ou...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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In real estate, administrative work is necessary, but not dollar-productive. It's friction in your sales process - an anchor around your neck keeping you from reaching higher production volumes. It's also a distraction that threatens to cloud your focus and take your production numbers off track....

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 A client called to see two homes for sale and gave me a time that would work for him and his wife. I scheduled the two appointments online and waited to get confirmation. Several hours later and nothing back from either one.This morning I see that one appointment has been declined an...