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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Start the 2020 sales year with some real estate insider strategies from a professional who really knows: Erin McCormick-Torres, the Chief Operating Officer at Hergenrother Realty Group at Keller Williams VT. She’s at the helm of operations for the #4 top-ranked RealTrends team in America, and her...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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Continuing the series on the 2020 Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract Forms. This video covers the changes in the Financing Contingency Exhibits (Conventional, FHA & VA) Stay tuned for more videos on other changes to the 2020 GAR Contract Forms: 2020 GAR Contract Changes - F601 - Sale ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 A bag of goodies in 2020...  2020 YEA! I've been dreaming of 2020 and have my site on things that will happen this year and it's exciting. In fact I'm smiling right now thinking about it all!  Thanks to Endre Barath, Jr. for suggesting and hosting the January contest with exactly what I've been ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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No Longer Interested; Rescind Your Offer If you make an offer to purchase a property, but then change your mind and decide that you no longer are interested in making the purchase, before the offer is accepted, then rescind your offer. Here is an example.  The numbers have been changed so that th...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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Part of a sound business strategy in a new year is to work on your networking and expanding your service circles.  Attending leads group or social events can result in a lot of conversations.  In Littleton property management we are always looking for the next vendor who may suite our needs or an...

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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I've known my friend Tabby in Havasu for over 10 years now. She's a queen, a survivor and one of the most beautiful people I know. Great cook (professionally) and so artistic and creative. I envy her for that and her AMAZING hair!  A few years back, she got on a kick to create chimes and suncatch...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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Continuing the series on the 2020 Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract Forms. This video covers the changes in the Buyer Brokerage Agreements (Exclusive & Non-Exclusive & Tenant, etc.) Stay tuned for more videos on other changes to the 2020 GAR Contract Forms: 2020 GAR Contract Changes ...

By John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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Since the last recession, I was flummoxed by lack of web traffic.  I thought it was simply the downturn but I hadn't even heard of Google Analytics and lo and behold, my web was flagged for nasty backlinks.   I wrote a letter to Google disavowing the backlinks.  THAT DIDN'T WORK I revamped my old...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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 This video is intended for Brokers & Managing Brokers who hold Earnest Money regarding tips and tricks for writing the "10 Day Letter." When a contract terminates or fails to close and the parties do not agree in writing who gets the Earnest Money (i.e. they don't sign the "Release" of a Termina...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Real Estate Property TaxesReal Estate Property Taxes are the various taxes associated with owning real estate in any particular area of the country. If you are planning to buy a new home, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various ins and outs of ownership, including how to pay the...

By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
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Maintaining is a clean house is important. Cleaning the house every day maybe easy like removing the dust and dirt, but it will never be enough. Your house will be exposed to different kind of impurities that you will not be able to take care of with your daily cleaning routine. That is why you w...

By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
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Sometimes we take over properties that have tenants already in place.  Usually we get copies of leases...maybe we get a copy of a move-in property checklist and rarely do we get copies of tenant applications.  DIY landlords may think they don't have to provide, buyer's agent forgets to ask for th...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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The biggest  question when it comes to SEO practices is how to survive Google algorithms. People often look for some tools to put their SEO practices on autopilot. Same could be said about link building for real estate.The best way to survive google’s user-first approach is to be genuine and auth...

By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
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In these days of "multi-tasking" and providing "service above and beyond", let's not forget that PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is a specialty that requires expertise and education above and beyond general brokerage sales training. It it not just pulling a few sheets from the lease pad in the front desk or ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Cultivating an open mind will bring you more business and great connections!      This video was brought to our attention by our friend at Apple on New Year's Day.  Before they open the store each morning, they have a meeting of all their employees of the day to discuss how to serve their custome...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 1. How Instagram and Staging Help Two Brokers Sell New York City Real Estate.            What you should do:          - Maximize your social media potential. Oh, and if you need inspiration or want an extra "like"           or follow - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!2. Six c...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Are you a reader, if you are, Carol Williams came up with a great list that you should look into! Real estate agents are always looking for the next magic bullet to help grow their business.  With that in mind,  I've put together a lucky list of 13 books that are popular among veteran real estate...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Realtor® Safety Reminder - Start 2020 with Safety in Mind At All Times I recently received an email from a prospective new construction buyer. I could not get the buyer on the phone - he only wanted to meet 'on-site' and assured me "We will be paying cash." Because I couldn't get the gentleman on...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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My Goals: A 2020 Vision.  Planning ahead helps motivate my business forward. Self-improvement and growth comes when working consistently to achieve desired outcomes. Three simple things I do to maintain focus are: Writing it down - need not be wordy or flourished Setting the goals - short-term-lo...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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There are several ideas about how to find a boyfriend around. The internet is filled with tips for teens, girls, as well as seniors. There are tips on how best to get a boyfriend on the internet, and tips on how to receive one in the”actual” world. If you’re in a situation in which you feel as if...