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 Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 When you are getting ready to sell your home, you’re likely going to feel overwhelmed. It’s a big job, after all, to get a house in the condition appropriate to show to potential buyers. Selling your home is a big deal, and you need to consider what you could be doing to get your home ready. So,...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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Poor property management can take one of the most stable, secure, and profitable investments you can make, and turn it into a feat which is, as Earl Nightingale was wont to say, “More difficult than trying to juggle two skunks and a bobcat”.Why all this focus on the underhanded gambits of tenants...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
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Do you know where to tap? Read on to learn what our colleague, Thomas J. Nelson of San Diego, says about the value of the hours, days, weeks, months and years we've spent learning. You Get the Talent That You Pay For!     If my work looks easy or I get your home sold in hours not days or weeks, i...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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What we need to tell our consumers, Fancine Viola came up with a excellent blog that we should all read!    I’m sharing this newest review from my first-time homebuyer clients because they were born connected to the internet and found out rather quickly the internet didn’t have all the informatio...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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To help avoid heat loss during winter and at the same time collect fresh air during the summer, a proper attic installation is just the best method to use. You have to pay adequate attentiveness to what is happening in your home. If you notice or feel that your home is leaking cash through an uns...

By Kelly Johnston, Top Agent / Trainer / Coach / Podcaster
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Subscribe: iTunes | Sticher | Google Play Hey Everybody – Are you in a place where you need to get your business off the ground? I know some Real Estate agents that have been in the business 2 months, and 2 years that feel that way….You are not alone…. Today I am going to talk about how to get yo...

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Lloyd Conley, EA, represents business and individual taxpayers in The Woodlands, Houston, and throughout Texas who have civil issues with the IRS.One of the hot new IRS Programs is targeting chronic non-filers. The IRS has identified 7 million chronic non-filers. The Non-Filer Program is a high p...

By Brian C. Aber, Leading Credit Expert
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Contact the Credit Bureaus: ·         TransUnion 1-800-916-8800 ·         Experian 1-888-397-3742 ·         Equifax 800-846-5279 or 866-322-3162 Ask the bureaus to take the accounts out of dispute: ·         Find out a timeline for the accounts being taken out of dispute. If the person you are sp...

By Cheri Alguire
(Pro Real Estate Coach)
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We know that you WANT to follow up, that you MEAN to follow up…that you are just BUSY! We get it! What if there was a SYSTEM that would follow up with personal greetings like Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays, Thank You…that you could set and forget. Let the system do the time-consuming work for yo...

By Shannon Miller-Lutz
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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    A Buyer’s Christmas Story   This past weekend (yes, the weekend before Christmas) I had a buyer in a multiple offer situation. There were 3 other offers that came in on the house she loves – after being on the market over 2 months! Who says this time of year is slow???   Anyhoo…   I really wa...

By Cody Anne Yarnes, The CODY ANNE Team
(Realty Executives Northern Arizona)
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  Upon listing a home for sale some agent take for granted that the Sellers know what to do when it comes to getting the home ready for showings.  Here are some helpful tips on staging the home for showings:   1)       LIGHTEN THINGS UP!  Open the shades and drapes, let the natural light in.  Thi...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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You Get the Talent That You Pay For!   If my work looks easy or I get your home sold in hours not days or weeks, it’s because I’ve spent 21 years (so far) annually training  and weekly working in the trenches to have that talent. You pay me for the knowledge, skills and years invested, not the ti...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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GAR Changed the VA Loan Exhibit (F410) in their Midyear Changes they made in June 2019. Watch the video to learn of this huge change to paragraph #14! Click to See Actual Verbiage:  

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Here is the North Texas  Real Estate market update as of 10/15/19.New properties for sale 349Back on market listings 102 Price decrease listings 587Price Increase listings 23 Active kick out listings 22Active option contract listings 354Active contingent listings 48Pending listings 481Sold listin...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Candice A. Donofrio really knows her stuff and I really enjoyed reading this post of hers, it is so spot on and I have found that baby investors just don't get it. My office was built to serve investors in real property, especially Mohave County commercial real estate. You probably figured that o...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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 If you are sending a referral for real estate services in Georgia what must you do to stay in compliance with License Law? Watch the video to find out!

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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 If you are a real estate agent, I imagine that you have heard from a class, your CPA, your attorney, your Broker, other agents, etc. that you may want to consider running your business as an "LLC" or some other type of corporation for financial or legal reasons. If you DO that, you must STILL ad...

By Karen Paris, REALTOR, ASP
(Keller Williams Capital Properties Fairfax)
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
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Real Estate You're A Harsh Mistress, but I Couldn't Live Without You.     Way back in 1985, yes I’m that old, I took my first Real Estate Licensing course while attending the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.   At the time I was putting myself through school working on a Chemistry then...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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My office was built to serve investors in real property, especially Mohave County commercial real estate.You probably figured that out, right? After all, it is called Next Wave Real Estate Investments LLC. We LOVE investors. But baby investors . . . sigh . . .Here's why we will, 99.999999% of the...