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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 76
  My right palm is itching.....hmmm....we know what that means....money is coming our way.  You are not to itch or rub your palm, but close your fist and envision the money to come. For people who believe in creative visualization, vision boards and the power of positive thinking...you may wish t...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 23
Price Changes; When and Why best practices is both simple and complex.  Getting the price right is essential and the most important aspect of a great real estate transaction. The second most important aspect of a great real estate transaction is the marketing you put out on the internet.  Getting...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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           The day after Christmas is a day to relax and think.  Yes, it’s a day to think about the fact that there are only 5 days remaining in 2014.  What that means to me is that I must use that precious time to create a plan for good health in 2015.  Health is the first challenge and then bus...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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  Remember you have four days left   And two of them fall on a weekend   We have talked about this for a few weeks, and now that New Year of 2015 is almost upon us. Are YOU one of the people who decided to make 2015 your best year ever? A few days ago I talked about comparing THIS TIME right now...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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    A Day of Action and Purpose  “Time is limited so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action and purpose.” Lance Armstrong, 7-time winner of the Tour de France     As I see it. . ....
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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   B Nice 2 everyone, smile and speak to everyone   A True Story about Pat & Grace Murphy   This is a story that happened over 20 years ago, and I have had others similar to this in recently, the point is: watch what you say, how you say it, and even how you look at everyone you meet. Click here....
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Time to Reflect on Your Blessings “Reflect upon your present blessing of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Thomas Aquinas 1225 -1274, Italian Dominican Priest, Philosopher   As I see it . . . . . . . A time to reflect on your blessings   As yo...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Thoughts Become a Powerful Magnet “You are the most powerful magnet in the universe; you contain a magnetic power within you that is more powerful than anything in this world, and this unfathomable magnetic power is emitted through your thoughts.” Rhonda Byrne, Author of the Secret   As I se...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
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Success takes sheer determination and focus.   What does it take to succeed in business? Study the Meerkat and soon you will know. The colony maintains self-sufficiency and will protect their property and loved ones with their very lives.   Success takes...   A resourceful spirit. Many go out to ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
      We have all  know the benefits of having a business plan...some people find the simpler the better and others analyze many different areas in great detail and there is the  flexible middle of the road...we are from  the "whatever works best for you" school.       We believe we should all ha...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 9
What will you be doing this last Friday of 2014?    While some have made plans to take the rest of the year off, I will be heading to the office today to compile a list of homes to view with clients tomorrow. My plan is to write another offer before year's end to get a jump start to accomplishing...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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The Seeds for 2015 Have Been Planted This Month If you aren't in real estate, you probably think that the end of the year is a slow time of year.  We may not crank out the hours that retail employees do this time of year, but I can guarantee you, it is not a dead zone by any means. Today, I got t...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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    The Most Valuable Things in Life “The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and land, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real estate, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.”  Bertrand Russell V. ...
By Virginia Kail, American Way Real Estate, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 9
Show Me the Numbers When it comes to the business of Cookeville area real estate, I'm a very fact oriented gal. When I list a property, I do in-depth research to support the listing price.  I keep that research in my file for reference. When I'm working with buyers I also crunch the numbers on an...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Lou Ludwig has made some great inspirational points here.  Of course we had failures and there are things we would do differently.  Learn from that but be thankful for the many blessings of 2014, your accomplishments and relationships.  After reflecting on them don't rest on your laurels.  Get re...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Don’t Overreact , , , , Act With a  Purpose “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950, Irish Playwright, Co-Founder of the London School of Economics   As I see it . . . . . . . Don’t overreact . . . . Act with a purpose   Your future is...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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I thought I'd reblog this webinar from many months ago.  For those looking to bring their social media to the next level for 2015, this may come in handy. This is the perfect week to catch up on some of these things. If you missed our latest crowdsourced webinar, you are going to want to tune in ...
By Michelle Spalding
(Transaction Management Consultants)
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    Top 10 Reasons to Fire Yourself as Transaction Coordinator and Delegate Your Way to a Raise!   Several years ago I met with the owner of a Florida based brokerage about encouraging the agents who worked with him to use our TC services. There were several savvy Realtors in his firm that were a...
By Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Coast)
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Say what? That's a loaded question as good as "does this dress make me look fat"? That one has NO correct answer but that's another blog. I was thinking how I start my morning with coffee and Reading some blogs here. There are some I can count on to already be here as I am a west coaster. Roger, ...
Ever wished you could flip a switch and have buyer leads start calling and emailing you for preapprovals just like that? Well, now you can! Here’s the fastest and easiest way to do it! We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to potentially increase your business in 2015 and beyond. If...