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 Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker
(SharkeyRE LLC)
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October 2019 REAL ESTATE NEWSBrought to you by Brian Sharkey   Can't Afford to Buy a Home? Have You Considered Down Payment Assistance? What's the number one hurdle for renters making the leap to homeownership? That pesky down payment. Even with an FHA loan that only requires a minimum of 3.5% d...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Do You Tell the Public It's Sold?When you have received a contract, cleared all contingencies do you post a sold or under contract sign? Is it false advertising if you never let the public know it has Sold?Some properties never get the sold sign posted. One day the For Sale sign is just removed l...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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I hear so many times that over the holidays no one wants to sell buy or move.  I happen to think that is a myth.  The holidays are the perfect time to set yourself apart from your competition and to get a jump on your 2018 year.Here are some reasons to list during the holiday season.   While ther...

By Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal.
(And the United States of America)
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Sample Bill of Sale Document for the sale of property furniture a car appliances or even comic booksFeel free to use the text in the image or click to use the sample bill of sale document to get the app which you may need to do because the one I use I have selected Arizona.  You can put your stat...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Unattended, a single parasite will become infestate.  Parasites slip in unnoticed through stealthy means and when left unchecked, can cause catastrophic results. A tick latches onto the hair of an animal or the cloth worn by humans. Before you know it, the host is being drained of blood while egg...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Your Next Level of Success Starts From Where You Are“Today is the day to take your success to the next level.Positive action creates positive momentum . . . . Positive momentum accumulates to take your success to the next level.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, T...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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A Stumble is an Obstacle “Never allow a stumble on your success Journeybe the end of your success journey . . . .  It’s just an obstacle that has to be overcome.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author    As I see it . . . . . . .      A stumble is an...

By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
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How to create REALTOR ® with the registered symbol® using window alt codes Use the emoji on MacREALTORS® are required to use the ® symbol, this are the codes for window users with and numeric pad on the side of the keyboard. You press and hold Alt and inset the codeSimple, once your are shown how...

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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Handle With Care.  Sigh. So, there's this guy. Sweet, cool guy, runs a cleaning business with his male partner. Delivers value in the quality of the work. Shows up on time, gets it done. One problem, and it's been chronic.   WITHOUT FAIL, the partners ARGUE during the job. They bitch and moan lik...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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 October Challenge implemented by Jeff Dowler, CRS.... In My Other Life My previous career in HR at Abbott Laboratories paved the way to get me on the path of becoming a licensed real estate professional. I began working at Abbot Laboratories as a Contractor working in various departments where I...

By Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Following up with potential clients is KEY. Duh? Who doesn't know that! I've recently had an experience with a company that clearly doesn't understand that Follow Up is critical to gaining the trust of new clients.  Or is it?   Yes of course it is! Who is going to hire someone who doesn't follow...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Keeping Your Eye On The Target Tree in the DistanceI first started driving tractor when I was seven as many farm kids do and by the the time I left for college a decade later I had clocked an untold number of hours perfecting the art of working farm fields.One of the techniques that my father and...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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When Selling Rural Land; Important to Learn to Read and Write Property Legal Descriptions!   We work with a lot of Real Estate Agents in evaluating, finding and helping sell forestland and one of my pet peeves has always been a lack of proper training my most professionals in writing proper lega...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Wisconsin Realtors® Heading North This WeekOnce again it is time for top Realtors® from all around Wisconsin to gather at Lake of the Torches in Lac Du Flambeau for Learning, Networking and Inspiration.I hope that we will see you there too.The event starts Tuesday with a great CRS course or a cho...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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The late great Steve Jobs believed that, like works of art, Apple computer chips should be signed by those who created them. While few customers ever saw the signed chips, the creators had a tremendous sense of pride about their work. If your real estate practice was a product would you sign it? ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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 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 information they wanted and needed.       When they reached out to me by email, I knew it probably took a lot of cour...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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When we write these posts, it is with the intention to inspire those real estate companies and agents to elevate the look and feel of their website, to make it user friendly and give the client/customer a wonderful experience while browsing your site.  From our point of view that is worth more th...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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             There are some states that require home sellers to disclose all known defects that can affect the home’s value. There is a form known as the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement which is handed out to a potential buyer when they are planning to make an order.             Normally, ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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As owners of anything we tend to take what we possess and defend it as it is ours and being so comes under the realm of boundaries involving permissions and protections. Your family, car, job, personal possessions etc. need looking after some things more than others. Owning is just the beginning ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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 This blog post by Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales is worth re-blogging!  Following up with potential clients is KEY. That was the beginning of a great post by Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales. When someone doesn’t keep their commitments, it presents suspicion and embarrassme...