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!

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By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. Whenever I have some creative thinking to do or a problem to creative refuge is in the shower.  I have to say it is where I get my best inspiration and now I just read an article that validates this practice...and given my "clear the cobwebs" shower practice has actually got some sc...

By Peter Hoang, Peter Hoang - founder at RENTAPARTMENT agency
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In real estate business, the landlord's biggest concern is valuation because the value of the house changes constantly depending on many subjective and objective factors. How to be able to offer a reasonable price, just worthy of the asset value, is also attractive enough to attract many buyers? ...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
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Looking for a place in Oregon? With only a few landlords having been sued due to non-compliance, living there as a renter isn’t a bad idea! Every residential unit in Oregon, regardless of the size, and how high or low the rent is, must meet certain safety standards.  This includes health and sani...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it.” If you want to have a sustainable business you need to have a strategic plan, which includes key goals and objectives, and a way to measure your progress. Without these elements you are relying solely on luck.What you measure is just as important as...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 21 Can I drink now. I don't know what the average person expects of their real estate agent, I know what my experience with average people tells me they expect. Everything. From the moment we meet in person there is the expectation that you will actively be providing...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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There are people who discount the value of "alphabet soup" after your name...claiming...they know what they know...maybe...or maybe they don't know what they don't know.  Alphabet soup refers to the letters that indicate the certifications and designations you have..the training and education th...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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There is a lot of discussion in real estate circles about technology, AI, data, iBuyer programs, etc. and how this is going to change real estate. Lots of people are pouring money into new technology that is going to disrupt the real estate field. I remember when my wife began in real estate man...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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by Andy CoffaroPropertyMinderMarketing You’re probably aware that one of the best ways to nurture your leads is through engaging, compelling, and enlightening email newsletters. There are best practices you should employ when sending them out, including using fun and casual language and providing...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
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          A Real Estate story that may give you a different focus on Notaries. Transamerica Title v. Green(89 Cal., Rptr. 915, 11 Cal. App. 3d 693). There were two pieces of property in San Mateo County. One parcel was owned by Joe and Mary Patrakis. The other parcel was owned by Tony and Amy Von...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Earth day is coming up! This is your opportuntity to share a bit of insight on which plants have the most curb appeal. Z57 has created this shareable infographic to publish to your social media pages or email to your mailing list. This infographic will show your support for the environment, infor...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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I had a discussion with a agent the other day and he was telling me that he has a problem with getting thinks done.  He said I seem so organize all the time and wanted to know how I do it.  I took him first I have a book "The Essential Daily Planner for Real Estate agents, Success in a 10 minute ...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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N.A.R. reports state it takes four times the effort servicing a buyer than servicing a seller. Everyone wants to know the secret to working smarter and not working harder and in our business it’s Listings! Here are the top ways agents are getting listings and setting themselves up for a fantastic...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
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With JaCi out working hard yesterday (and today, she's taking two more listings for the team), I set aside time to finish reading Becoming, by Michelle Obama. She writes in part about how difficult it was for her husband to work in a Congress where bi-partisan efforts were constantly shut down. I...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Catching a big fish on little bait, it just doesn't happen. My clients asked..."Why did they lowball our home?" I answered..."Submitting an offer is akin to fishing in some respects. Those who expect to gain excellent results by using little bait may forgo the goal. Those who are serious and know...

By Teresa K. Nelson
(Windermere Real Estate/HLC)
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When is a good time to stay home during a showing?The answer is....(insert drumroll here)NEVER!!!Have you ever taken a sales person inside the dressing room while you are trying on clothes? Yeeah, me neither - that would be awkward. It's just as awkward for a potential buyer to have you there wat...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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 We really need to be very precise on our instructions.What sounds like a very simple statement can have major issues in the actual meaning.This can make a big difference in the written or verbal statements we make.So, stop and think before you speak.It could save you a lot of money.  

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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For the past 15 years I have a collection of black, hard cover books with pages and pages of personal and professional ideas, thoughts and insights I have captured along my own personal and professional journey.So many of my coaching clients ask me about my journals and why do I journal all these...

By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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I have more LEADS than I can Handle.  It's Time to Bring on Agents to Help.  I'm looking forward in Boosting my Business with these Real Estate Leads.  My Goal is to List 15 Homes per Month with this New found LEAD Source.  I'm not going to Over Hype this, but Wow!!! I'm Impressed, and Ready to E...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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What if the house doesn't appraise? The spring market is in full swing in Texas! One thing we’re experiencing with fresh new listings coming on market and buyers out in full force are multiple offers. Pristine listings are seeing 5 - 8 offers and prices going way over list price in some communiti...