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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 60
 Do you think of a good salesperson as being a good hunter?  Unfortunately, that is the perception some people have about sales.  They think of the skillful of hard driving individual who “closes” a client. This is not today’s sales. And here is another fact. We are all in sales no matter what ou...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
 It is not a secret in our is a tradition...every Tuesday..rain, shine, snow, sleet.. Nacco Tacho Tuesday is a regular "celebration" that happens without fail. It is our own, very informal but we feel, very, one on one networking.  The guests are varied. They can

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 0
Roof is one important part of the house that needs maintenance and immediate repairs when damage. Roofing Contractors Ann Arbor have several characteristics which you should consider when selecting a service provider.They Offers Free EstimatesThere are contractors who at the start, will give you ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 13
One of the first rules in luxury real estate marketing and branding strategy is to identify your market, and to thoroughly research and know without the shadow of a doubt if that market will generate the income to support your lifestyle.  This is the first priority.  Selecting a name and creating...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 3
Real estatem is FULL of pressure...if you allow it...all things deadline are associated with every contract. Enjoy the prosperity of a great practice with systems in place and become the diamond you are capable of being. Rule #1 . . . . Stay Composed When Under Pressure “Pressure makes diamonds.”...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 5
I have a client who asks my opinion on everything.  What do you think about Sushi? Fashion? Traffic? Donuts?  And he seemed to value my opinions.And, as you probably know, I'm not a shy guy... I have opinions, and I'm happy to share them.  Sometimes when asked, and sometime even when not asked.So...

By Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
Comments 27
      Let’s face it, we have all had failures. No matter how hard we tried, some things just didn't work out.  As Real Estate professionals, I think it’s ok to admit that there were challenges that we weren't able to overcome. That’s how we learn and grow and become better sales people and bette...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 16
 I remember when I started, there were no boundaries, I worked from the time I got up, until the time I went to bed.   BUT, business was good, and I had to get my systems in place so not to miss a deadline or an aspect of a transaction.   Today I have my phone on from 8 am to 8 pm, and let all cl...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 15
Westchester employers are asking how they can get productive employees who will stay. I think that Realtor Broker Owners have been saying the same thing about agents in this hot market.  You want your agents to be successful and produce and you will have more of a connection if you can show them ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 18
Sally and David Hanson have a wonderful challenge for us this month that will benefit us if we participate .I am not talking about the 1000 points we will receive for participating and wrting about it.I am talking about the wonderful feelings  we  feel by doing something good on a regular basis f...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Comments 0
Have you recently purchased a multi-family dwelling or are getting ready to rent one out? Will this be your first time acting as a landlord? If so, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably got a lot of questions on your mind and want to be sure that you go about things in the best possible way. Owni...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 32
If you are a broker owner or if you are head of a team you have a management responsibility.  You also must be a leader. As manager you are guiding and controlling and as leader you are visioning, modeling, and motivating. In the previous times the role of a manager was not that complex. The mana...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 4
                                                                               Sam Shueh                                                            Realty One Group                                                                                       Cupertino, CA If you are in west or south east...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 13
Rule #1 . . . . Stay Composed When Under Pressure“Pressure makes diamonds.”General George Patton 1885 – 1945, U.S. Army General  As I see it . . . . . . .Rule #1 . . . . Stay composed when under pressure   You are very much like a diamond . . . .  your true self will be molded . . . . and formed ...

By Michel Lautensack, Del Val Realty & Property Management
(Del Val Realty & Property Management )
Comments 1
The Six Deadly Mistakes Rental Property Owners Make… (How Many of Them Are You Making Right Now?) Part 2 of 6 ....   Costly Mistake #2: Your Property Manager is not responsive to people calling about renting your property Here is what I mean by that statement: Let’s face it, finding quality, res...

By Dana Hollish Hill, Lead Associate Broker
(Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties)
Comments 40
Common Fears of Real Estate AgentsYesterday I taught a class about understanding today's home buyers. Sometimes when I teach this class the majority of the attendees are brand new agents so I answer a lot of basic questions about what to talk about with buyers and what they expect from agents. Ye...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 16
Recently, another AR member, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, posted about her 3,686 days together post.  It's great to walk down memory lane here in the Rain, remembering all of the wonderful friends we've made along the way of writing countless blog posts.  She got me to thinking about my very first post.  ...

By Randy Mitchelson, APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
( #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 1
 Understanding the Financing Section of the Florida Association of Realtors -FAR/BAR Contract Do you understand it? Attorney Ned Hale will explain Come to this meeting and find the answers and more.When: February 21, 2019 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Where: KJ's Fresh Grill 10950 S Cleveland Ave, Fort...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 17
Networking at the 2019 CRS Sellabration Convention I attended the annual CRS convention, Sellabration, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas recently - the Council is now known as the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) but the designation is still CRS – Certified Residential Specialist. As always, t...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 6
High performance is what everyone wants from a team...the wise words we have in this post offer guidance in helping to insure success !  Thank you Grant Schneider  ! Westchester employers are asking how they can get productive employees who will stay.  I think that Realtor Broker Owners have been...