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 Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Experiencing Lower back pain? One the biggest complaints clients share with me before training is their concern about lower back pain.  Majority of them have an office job that consists of sitting for long periods of time.  If parts of your body are not being trained either by daily activity or w...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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We learn so much from other people as we always did from Lou Ludwig,  Miss his wisdom that is always share with us here in the rain.  Here is one of his great blogs.    Positive Thinking Turns on the Green Light “Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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What I love about blogging is I am able to share experiences in right now time.  Prior to this informative level of social media, I would have to keep Learning Experiences to myself until I could share it with another valued Client going through something similar.   So thankful this communication...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. In Wisconsin, we have an option of writing an offer to purchase that gives the Seller "the right to cure"....or  it does not.  The right to cure can be specified in the amendment describing the issues that need "curing."The shingles that blew off...the double tapped breakers, mudjacking the si...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Time and Money Forgive me, I am feeling a little spicy today so this article is a little more blunt and to the point than usual! I have talked with a lot of stressed out agents this week who are doing too much themselves and not taking advantage of opportunities to leverage their time. If that s...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Teams work if you have a team with members who know how to work!!! If you are a successful and profitable real estate agent but think that things can be bigger and better with a team, then read this first. You will need to do much more than just sell to build a team.  You will need to train, empo...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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No, this is not about listening to people and understanding what they are saying, although it could be. What I am talking about is are you mindful of all the sounds around you?As I was walking yesterday I realized several times how quiet it was, just the breath of a wind through the trees and the...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
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In the olden days, like a dozen years ago, my demeanor was a lot more polite than it is now. When I answered my phone, I would engage in a conversation with whomever was on the other end of the phone. If I received a telemarketing call, I asked nicely to be removed. Explained I had no interest in...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Two to three months to convert an on line lead?  Interesting information here. Did you miss Zurple's LIVE webinar about the 2019 Consumer Timeline? Now is your chance to watch the replay! You'd be surprised at some of the information that some agents might not be aware of.   For example...when yo...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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It’s also important to know what you have to leave in your past . . . . to lighten your load . . . . and not to weight you down or to derail your success journey. Happy is the Person  “Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for i...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Social currency is fun and interesting facts that can be exchanged with others to break the ice, add value to a conversation, engender conviviality, and also build rapport. Social currency is fun and interesting facts that can be exchanged with others to break the ice, add value to a conversation...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Being courteous to someone can be one of the most fulfilling moments in a person’s life for both the giver and receiver.    Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.  The Power of Good Manners “Never underestimate the power of good manners. Your good manners may not be returne...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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When it Comes to learning great things here in the Rain, we have great blogs from people like Ron and Alexandria with there great knowleadge that they past on to US! In our mastermind, yesterday morning, we discussed how often relationships suffer, fail or break down, because of our sole/exclusiv...

By Jason E. Gordon, Sr. Loan Officer, CMPS, CDLP, RCS-D, CDPE, CMHS
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
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Divorcing Homeowners need the help of ethical, knowledgeable and proactive Real Estate & Mortgage Professionals to work in harmony with their Legal & Tax Advisors.  With all of the emotions running high amidst a time where pivotal decisions must be made by these Individuals, we Real Estate & Mort...

By Joyce Marsh, Million Dollar Guild, Luxury, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY )
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 Here we are, March 1st tomorrow. The year is flying by and we are already coming to the end of the first quarter of the year.Back in 2010, I wrote a similar post and I feel the message is as relevant today as it was 9 years ago  Yes, I have been blogging for that long I’m proud to say.In the Rea...

By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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 Join Our Next Seminarfeaturing Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty CompanyStewart Title’s renowned economist, Dr. Ted C. Jones, presented his 2019 economic insights on the future of the real estate market. Watch the video to get a glimpse of this eve...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Did you miss Zurple's LIVE webinar about the 2019 Consumer Timeline? Now is your chance to watch the replay! You'd be surprised at some of the information that some agents might not be aware of. For example...when you get an online lead, how long do you think it takes them to turn into a transact...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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  Positive Thinking Turns on the Green Light “Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar 1926 -2012, Motivational Author and Speaker   As I see it. . . . . . . .   Positive thinking turns on the green light   Posit...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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What Do You Deserve as a Real Estate Agent?Congratulations!  You have passed your real estate licensing exam and are about to affiliate with a brokerage.   What brokerage you pick is up to you.  Maybe you value education and chose a brokerage with lots of resources, training and a mentor program....

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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       In Wisconsin, you are "an agent of the Seller" UNLESS you have a Buyer Agency agreement in place to allow an agent to work for the Seller.   Taking the ABR(Accredited Buyer Representative) course may be recommended...but not required to serve in this capacity.    What does being a Buyer's ...