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

 
Floyd Mayweather OutBoxed and Outmaneuvered Manny Pacquiao to claim a Big Point victory in most lucrative Boxing match in History on Saturday, setting a unblemmished record of 48-0 and sent Manny Packing.As a Real Estate Agent you know you can learn things or two from this fight and implement som...
By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
Comments 40
The Ultimate Ultimatum in the World of Real EstateIf you read a purchase agreement carefully, you will find multiple paragraphs that state the buyer and seller are contractually obligated to act within certain time-frames. Not meeting those obligations in a timely manner can create what we call a...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 6
I never thought to think of the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight from last night this way, but the analogies are there and it's pretty cool! Love and light,Laura Floyd Mayweather OutBoxed and Outmaneuvered Manny Pacquiao to claim a Big Point victory in most lucrative Boxing match in History on Satur...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 7
No.... This definitely won't work. Crap! You can still see my hand!  There we go... still need to do some editing, but we're getting somewhere! Had to stand in the shower for this one!  
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 8
You Will Achieve . . . .  What You Believe You’ll Achieve“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believein our hearts we deserve to have.” James R. Ball, Businessman As I see it. . . . . . . .You will achieve . . . . What you believe you’ll achieve Believing in yourself is a choice. To achie...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 15
 Doesn't Will Rogers have it right?  Dogs don't hold grudges.  Dogs are not judgmental.  Dogs are not racists.  Dogs don't usually bite the hand that feeds them.  When days are bad the kisses and the unbridled enthusiasm from our dogs are just what the doctor ordered.
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 4
 There’s No Coasting on Your Success Journey“If you’re coasting, you’re either losing momentum,or else you’re headed downhill.”Joan Welsh, Maine House of Representatives     As I see it. . . . . . . .There’s no coasting on your success journey  There are two types of momentum. Your will either ha...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 14
Unleash the Power of Your Imagination“Imagination is everything. It is the Preview of life’s coming attractions.”Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955, German-Born TheoreticalPhysicist and Philosopher of Science, Developed the General Theory of Modern Physics  As I see it . . . . . . . .Unleash the Power o...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Act as if that special thing you want is already here and it will inspire greatness if you just are willing to allow it. Trust me. Love and light,Laura You Will Achieve . . . . Is What You Believe You’ll Achieve “We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our hearts we deserve to have...
By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
Comments 1
Watch Video Now - Short 2 Minutes Subscribe to our YouTube videos HERE.   ·Meeting with People – Time Management You can increase time spent meeting with people – block meeting slots. ·Billion Dollar Agent – Delete Distractions – Time Management Tips for deleting distractions to improve your time...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 9
A cloud on a Title can be a serious problem in any real estate transaction. One of the most common problems is caused because of a Quit Claim Deed. Here is what Wikipedia had to say about a Cloud on title:The term cloud on title refers to any irregularity in the chain of title of property (usuall...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 0
 I was showing a home to a buyer the other day and while upstairs we see another agent approaching through the window.  Seconds later the door opens and we hear the agent saying "hello".  I responded and kindly told her we were in the middle of a showing.  She asked if they could tour the downsta...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”   Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog. Doubts Will Limit Your Tomorrows “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U. S. President   As I se...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Some Obvious Suggestions That Can make a Difference   Please take a moment to visit the original blog and leave a comment. What Do Sellers Have Control Over? Virtually Staged Studio Apartment Location? No Room Count? No Square Footage? No Floor? No View? No Building Amenities? No What sellers act...
By Brian L. Sirota, Esq., For Solutions: (714) 501-7660
(Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney))
Comments 38
In Orange County, California, we have a fancy legal term for evictions:  Unlawful detainers.    And now they’ve gone electronic!    But not all electronic filings are created equal.   Unlike regular civil cases, evictions are given priority in the court system.    If all goes well, a property own...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Being top of mind in your marketplace as luxury real estate marketing professionals requires having a remarkable presentation package, that is memorable and makes you stand out from the pack.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Being top of mind in your marketplace as l...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 37
I started this series in August of 2009, back then I published a post called 6 Reasons why your house won't sell.  It garnered an unbelievable (at least unbelievable for ME) 188 comments, after being viewed 10,888 times, and having 10,101 people "click" on it and presumably, that means that 1.8% ...
By James Hoff
(Bullock Russell Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
We all have written offers. We all have had the "lay-up" deals that magically come together but opposite seems to be the "norm" ... or at least what we remember in full detail.So, what can you do when writing an offer to be fair to your buyers but still give yourself the best shot with the seller...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 20
The word control conjures up someone who dominates when it is first used. That's why an explanation should accompany a request to control. I am speaking about when it comes to purchasing large item products, someone should be on point for many a good reason. Lets start with mitigating confusionAS...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 16
It used to be home buyers would call and ask to see homes and pop tart agents would oblige by jumping in their cars to show homes without having: (1) met the home buyer at a pre-screening interview; and (2) a mortgage pre-approval from a reputable lender, or proof of funds to buy.Then after worki...