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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Rudy Kusama got into real estate back in 2007 — and within a decade, he’d made it to a whopping $10 million a year in Gross Commission Income (GCI). Does that sound like the kind of growth outcome you might want in your business? If so, then it means you have to take action with an outcome in min...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The market is shifting — and that’s a great thing for Real Estate Wholesalers! In today’s market, they stand to find more avenues of business because the odd current of the industry seems to be fertile ground for alternative strategies. What can you do to ensure that you are utilizing the heck ou...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 In Real Estate, meaningful conversations are created through connections — and those conversations are what lead to sales, listings, and ultimately commissions. A good conversation can either make or break you, either launching a long-term client relationship that leads to deals, or potentially ...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Let's get to it. Here are 4 compelling reasons a real estate lead would reply to an email.1. The Email is Personalized"John, why haven't you called back?" is an example of an email subject line that a lead is likely to open. Calling back on a conversation you had, and ending with an open-ended qu...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Outsourcing has become a practice that many companies and businesses have adapted over the past few years. Many large, fortune 500 companies have taken to outsourcing job roles such as customer support, sales and much more. As options such as hiring home-based professionals, such as Virtual Assis...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Comments 3
Successful real estate agents know that to progress their business they need to close transactions. Selling a property requires a great deal of communication and a great deal of paperwork. This means the average working day of a real estate agent can be hectic, with a to-do list that never seems ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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If you have decided to hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant and have not done so before or have not been successful in the past then you should keep reading this.There are so many virtual assistant firms out there offering different or even similar services. How can you determine which one to go ...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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There are plenty of reasons why many of you THRIVE as real estate agents. You have very specific characteristics that make you unique, but also contribute to your success. But like Icarus learning how to fly, your strengths might also be the reason for your downfall if you are not careful.Here ar...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Hiring a Real Estate ISA can be a great business decision for you. However, in the 11 years that we have been operating, not all of the stories we’ve heard have been successful. One reason is that some Real Estate business owners fail to set clear and realistic expectations.  Setting your expect...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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Careful, Your Non-Verbal Communication is ShowingIt seems that a very quick change has happened with buyer negotiation tactics in our Bristow-Gainesville real estate market.  The approach taken on the buyer's side is increasing becoming aggressive with mutiple threats to walk if they don't get ex...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 During the past 10 days, I’ve been deeply involved in local politics and helping a retired Franklin Police Officer run for a Town Council position. His name is Brian Chandler, and I’ve committed to marketing him.It’s actually helped our real estate business. I’ve contacted people I haven’t spoke...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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  While stumbling upon a pile of pumpkins, this squirrel came along and got me thinking... A squirrel doesn't need to be controlled. They work independently. A squirrel doesn't fear abandonment or rejection when the business of gathering nuts isn't enough or scarce. Squirrels don't feel insecure ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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This is a great blog by Ron & Alex, and a Thank you to Barbara Todaro for her re-blog that first alerted me to it.This is an excellent and insightful message for our times. If one is foolish enough to believe the hype of this second's Silicon Valley shiny object company, one could mistakenly fall...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Wouldn't it be nice to create a work of art in the real estate business every day!!! 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 p...

By Bryan Tobiason
(Keller Williams Partners, Inc.)
Comments 81
There's only one thing better than a lead on a $800,000 property and that's a ready, willing and able BUYER for an $800,000 property.  So when I get the lead and they've shown that their Ready Willing and Able to buy a house they've never seen in a not so popular spot for high end homes red flags...

By Ian Flannigan, Expansion Team Leader & Investing Consultant
(North Texas Real Estate Team)
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It’s hard work to generate viable leads, follow up with them, build relationships with potential buyers, and reach the point where they are ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, all that time and effort is for naught if their offer is rejected. So, how do you give your buyer the best chance of h...

By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
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Three Most Effective Marketing Ideas For Realtors "Business Is Slow!!"  "The Holidays are coming, nobody wants to move during the holidays!"  "Might as well put 2019 in the bag and start working on 2020."  "I am no where close to my goal, this market stinks!" Is this what you are hearing around t...

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 have this client, a wise curmudgeon. LOL, my favorite kind. (Capricorn thing!)He said something that resonated with me in a couple of recent deals: "People will do THE BARE MINIMUM of what you ask. And in 40 years of doing real estate deals, I have found that those people often get away with it...

By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
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Back in 2017 I listed three islands in the Potomac River , consisting of 108 acres between Clear Spring , Maryland and Falling Waters, West Virginia. After tremendous publicity in the media for a unique listing the State of Maryland submitted an LOI to purchase the land. During their title search...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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When it comes to selling your home in the market, there are a lot of preparations to do and you might miss out on some necessary things. Selling a house is not really an easy task nor is it a difficult one, you just have to make sure to check on the basic stuff that you yourself would look at whe...