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 Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 45
I just finished listening to Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell below is a video of him talking about the book Part of the book is about how judges, police all of us judge others. Amazingly, we do it very badly. In fact, we judge others better if we don't see them. We would all think that s...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
      In Wisconsin, one part of the Offer to Purchase a property gives the Seller(s) the "Right to Cure". Buyers when writing their offers can choose to give it ....or not. What this means is...If, as the result of an inspection by a licensed home inspector, there is an issue that requires replac...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 28
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 Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 27
Professionally Written Contracts Are A Requirement, NOT An Option!Contract Writing 101Contract writing is probably the most important skill we can develop as real estate professionals. A well written contract makes a HUGE difference.It protects you/your client.It makes life easier for escrow offi...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 7
I saw a post (on another forum) recently, seeking resources for a specific type of professional (a lender). I posted a pick, based on years of personal experience and numerous successful transactions. I have learned from experience NEVER recommend, period -- and never even SUGGEST anyone I would ...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 4
The Haunted Loan Process As we wind our way closer to Halloween, I wanted to cover a few of the graveyard variety hobgoblins of the mortgage process.  You know, the things our clients don't tell us at the start and that later come back to haunt their home loan transaction like so many nightmares ...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
Comments 32
I’ve been involved in a lot of negotiations, and read a lot of books on the subject.  There is a basic principal of negotiation that is fundamental- that is- below the level of tactics and techniques.  In fact, it doesn’t apply to negotiations alone, but to almost every type of human interaction....

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 12
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 Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 71
 This morning I listened to a news segment regarding a rising issue with websites that are not adapted for blind and other disabled people.  I don't think I've even seen a  real estate site adapted for a blind person.  How would that work in real estate?  I know zip zero nada about this subject. ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 4
This one has it all..... it's easily understandable and rememberable..... 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 experien...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 3
Don't Let Barriers Drain Your Pool of Buyers There are many barriers to selling a home in today's competitive selling environment. The challenge for many agents is how to discuss those barriers without offending the client. Perhaps the home you are evaluating has a very strong cat urine odor or ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 5
This is such a good example of cost vs value, by Candice A. Donofrio  I had to re-post it. Today many people are offering cheap options for home owners to sell their homes, all save the home owner money, thus they are cheap, but do they offer the homeowner value? Please read the post below and co...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 0
  With cold October air rolling in much earlier than usual, it can feel like the only place you want to stay is inside for your lunch break.  You may also default much more to delivery food.  Traditionally, people have an actual hour to eat lunch.  That is a long chunk of the work day to just be ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 2
The loan process can certainly be haunting at times and that is why anyone buying a home should work with a lender as on top of their game as Rob Spinosa is! The Haunted Loan Process   As we wind our way closer to Halloween, I wanted to cover a few of the graveyard variety hobgoblins of the mortg...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 0
Revenue growth & scalability in your business isn’t just something that just happens — it requires a commitment to generating revenue that starts at the top and is reinforced through your organization. As a company leader, a way to embrace this model for profitability is by something we call the ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 5
Such a great posted written by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 and it is so very true that our judgments will influence us before we actually get to know someone or the situation and that is unfortunate. I just finished listening to Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell below is a video of him tal...
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By Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
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GRI - Let Me Tell You Why!Graduate_realtor_institute, the designation many real estate agents aspire to achieve. Why is this? First of all, the dedication and time commitment in order to earn the designation is intensive. Agents who put in the time to complete all three of the modules, have inves...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 5
I LOVE to watch comedy and my new favorite is DEON COLE. Ha! Cole Hearted is a new Netflix addition. Excellent! And the shoes. You gotta see it. One of the points Deon made during his standup was that we are all at 'levels'. And people make connections at one level, then get stuck there when they...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 2
            For many, a good release is going to the gym twice a week or more.  This includes just weight lifting or cardio.  This is important because you cannot have the stress of work build up all year without any answer to it.  There are simple releases like just getting a good workout.  Ther...