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 - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
  In an extreme Sellers Market...lots of things are different on both sides of the transaction.  Sellers realize...or should...they have a great opportunity to get what in some markets is the very highest and best price that the area has seen in a long,long time.  The house is very carefully anal...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 25
What Works for One May Not Work for Others Opinions matter or we wouldn’t be asking questions.I’ve been thinking a lot about questions on “lead generation”. Should we buy leads, should we farm, should we do pop-bys or are handwritten cards better? We can ask the same question to a hundred people ...

By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 9
Just SOLD! And my seller didn't text, email, or own a computer. I had a call from my perfect client.  She said I need to sell my home here at La Quinta Country Club and I want to price it to sell.  She was realistic with the price and she had serviced the A/C and heaters, checked the roof and rep...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 20
What we have here is a failure to communicate! That line from Cool Hand Luke highlights the consequences of miscommunication. Lack of real communication is one of the biggest causes of dysfunctional relationships in our business and personal lives.In real estate sales as with all sales we communi...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
He Wore His Best Suit to Settlement Real estate agents go to settlements on a frequent basis, or, at least, they try to get there as often as they can. It is very routine to the real estate agent. Some agents actually feel like their job is done once they make it this far.  Or, I should say that ...

By Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing
(ZipperAgent)
Comments 0
What would be the five most potent sales techniques you could use if you had only five sales techniques at your disposal? What are the questions that would improve your closing ratio and grow your business? The five most potent sales techniques are ones that have been proven over years of selling...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
Valuable sage words to live by ...and more importantly...listen to ! What we have here is a failure to communicate! That line from Cool Hand Luke highlights the consequences of miscommunication. Lack of real communication is one of the biggest causes of dysfunctional relationships in our business...

By Tim Brown, Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, TRLP
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Comments 0
Life in central Texas is very good! Our economy is on fire, new homes are being built, folks are moving from across the country for jobs, what's not to love?Well, private property owners have the ability to do what they want with their property (within reason, of course!). One owner that has owne...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 5
Good Farming Starts with Good Seeds, in Forestry, Real Estate, and LifeIt all starts with a seed, or a portfolio of seeds.I grew up on a farm where we learned to plant good seeds, since then I have spent most of my career growing trees, and now I find that good seeds, well planted and nurtured, p...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 3
Lesson for the Week - 23JUN19Will Hamm asked in the Q&A tonight, what the most important lesson we learned this week was. Thankfully I'm not in the grave yet so, learning is something that I continue to do each and every day. I remember my grandfather saying that is the key to success - keeping t...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 11
Remember Lou Ludwig,  he always came up with great quotes and blogs!   The Miracle of Gratitude “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” Dr. Robert Holder   As I see it . . . . . . .   The miracle of gratitude   A person can...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 1
Win The Home! You’ve saved and saved and are ready to buy your next home. You’ve scouted several homes and you have found THE ONE. It’s been on the market for six months and you start thinking this house has been neglected – but why? After a thorough review of current market data you submit a so...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 73
Why are we continuing to do this? We profusely market homes with flyers and real estate ads which contain a great deal of information, but we often purposefully exclude price. In the past we did it because we hoped our flyers and yard signs would make our phone ring. However, with the advent of Z...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
Comments 4
COMMIITMENT   This is the most important because if you are not dedicated to a cause or activity, you won’t ever be able to create a strong belief or passion of seeing it come to fruition.These three works together. You will also need the belief and passion in order to have the determination to m...

By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 13
It wasn't listed, but the sign was still up. So I sold it!I live and work in La Quinta CA, in the Palm Springs area,  and specifically in the La Quinta Country Club neighborhood.   There was a neglected  home on the 4th tee in Montero Estates, of our club that had been vacant for over 20 years.  ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Comments 0
Like Debe, I love learning. I admire her willingness to explore this prolem with a client and search for a solution that will not only help future clients make the right choice first, but also increase and improve her business.The only true harbinger of future success is past success with trusted...

By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
Comments 3
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 2
It may be a natural tendency to worry about what might happen or other things that are beyond our control, but as Lou and other have said, it is a waste of time and energy to spend time worrying about these things.   Cease Worrying About What’s Beyond Your Control “There is only one way to happin...

By John Giffen, CRB, CRS, CDEI, GRI, SRES, BROKER, REALTOR®
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
Comments 5
 Since the creation of Facebook in 2004 and Twitter in 2006, social media has grown exponentially with millions of people posting stories, pictures, videos, advertisements, and other media online. For most of us, checking our social media accounts is part of the daily routine, and the use of soci...

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 1
For many home buyers, getting you interest rate down is just as important as getting the right price on your new home. The good news, at least for the time being is that the federal trade commission has lowered mortgage interest rates substantially. However, depending on you circumstances, you ma...