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 Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Comments 15
Have you ever considered having Grace within your real estate business? Grace is typically a word associated with religions. Yet, maybe we are missing key opportunities to increase sales and further strengthen existing relationships especially during trying times.  Sourcing out the origin of the ...

By Cathy Baumbusch, REAL Value, no Bull$#%T!
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
The Governor of Virginia issued his Temporary Stay at Home Order on Monday, March 30, which will be in effect until June 10, 2020. There has been varying responses across social media ranging from relief, to incredulity, to anger. Many, many people were hoping that we could all just go back to bu...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 6
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Who Are Your Fans? How Do You Care For Them?In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and every other locale, two important things to remember are WHO ARE OUR FANS? and HOW DO WE TAKE CARE OF THEM?For an initial thought, let's say our fans are those who we assist with their house key...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Covid 19 Concerns Are RealConcerns over the spread of Covid 19 have quickly changed how we conduct real estate sales in over the past few weeks. Shelter in place, social distancing, travel constraints, economic concerns, social changes, and just an overall fear of catching the coronavirus has rea...

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
This is part 2 of the Contractor Problem series...At some point many home owners may require the assitance of a General Contractor or other building contractor. These interactions don't always go well or as planned.To help you avoid having problems with your contractor, here is a multi-part post ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Some suggestions for those who are working from home.       In these truly unprecedented times where COVID-19 has mandated we all stay home and continue our work virtually, there are a few tips you can follow to make the most of the new situation. Our Highlands Ranch property management building ...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Comments 7
What are we doing to stay safe? Our priority at this time is the safety of our inspection team, their families, their relatives, their neighbors, their friends, our clients, our realtor partners, and all of their families, friends, neighbors, relatives.  Basically, everyone that could possible be...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 8
GTD Workflow, Office and Desk Organization for September 2015 Declutter Month.Today we continue to talk about office organization and decluttering in honor of the September Clutter challenge.Today’s discussion is an important one so open up your ears, put on your glasses and get ready to take not...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 17
Keys to Success in Your New BusinessMy friend Patricia Kennedy  suggested that we share a few tips for new business owners this month.I could go on for days or weeks on this topic but since my time for writing this is limited and I am sure your time available for reading it is limited as well, I ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 20
The Pre-Purge, Step One of the September 2015 Declutter Project.David Allen of GTD fame always suggests that the first step is to gather everything into your inbox.Unfortunately for many, including myself, this inbox would involve building a warehouse next to my office just to hold a sizable inbo...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 20
Declutter your life in 15 minutes, for when you dont have 90 hours available;  September 2015 Declutter Month   I was reading earlier tonight in preparation for my continuing series on September Declutter project.  I came across a blog suggesting developing a 10 minute a day habit of doing someth...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 7
TRAF, Processing Your Desktop, part of the September 2015 DeCluttering Project. Today we will be talking about a tip that I learned from Stephanie Winston 30 years ago and these four letters, TRAF, are still good to remember. Shortly after graduating from college, in my ongoing quest to never sto...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 7
September 2015 is Declutter Month(Time for an encore presentation that may inspire myself and others to clear a bit of detritus and get organized.)Last year August was declutter month as part of the Active Rain Cloudburst challenge which involved decluttering our offices, which was just perfect f...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 11
I am often tempted to reblog one of Lou's posts everyday, but that would not be fair to the other bloggers, so I will just post this one and you an go directly to Lou Ludwig 's blog to read the rest of his great collection. Become a Specialist in a Market Niche “The way to become rich is to put a...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 1
Many teams are working online and beginning week 2 of their work from home schedules. Some companies are on week 3 and comfortably getting into the routine. Our Highlands Ranch property management office is closed physically, but we have not stopped working one day since the stay in place order. ...

By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
Comments 0
Everyone in real estate (and in general) is being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and potential home buyers will undoubtedly have questions. Some may include best practices about viewing home listings in-person, how to protect one's safety in the event of an in-person viewing, the ramifications...

By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
Comments 0
The COVID-19 outbreak has turned the real estate market (and the world) upside down, and there are many questions that home sellers may ponder during this uncertain time. Some include safety issues regarding in-person showings, how to protect your family in the event of in-person showings, the ra...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
Are you looking to make a living as a real estate investor? If you are, it is advised that you first take the time to familiarize yourself with real estate investing in general. To be a successful real estate investor, you must know the ins and outs of the real estate market, particularly how to ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 12
As a Mohave County AZ commercial investment real estate broker, I'm not afraid to take on a challenge, and invest long hold time and carrying costs into specialized marketing on 'weird properties'. And sometimes . . . I can't get it done.  So the seller and I will (usually amicably) part ways.  I...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 49
Among the emails that accumulated overnight was this one from a client: "Lottie, Have you seen any impact of the coronavirus on the housing market? Is there any reason to suspect we may have difficulty selling right now? It is all that we talk about at work (at the hospital)."I suspect this will ...