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 Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 7
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 has not closed yet, but we seem to be the last ones in the b...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 76
Cheezy, Sleezy Salesperson, Drama Queen or Classy Professional?While we are 'stuck at home' during these unprecedented times, many are turning to social media to be seen and heard. Our businesses depend upon our staying top-of-mind but, in times like this, how are you responding to that call? Sad...

By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Comments 39
In today’s turbulent times, those realtors who are successful will do what they need to do to get to where they need to be. They live in the moment and adapt their planning.  Living here in AZ high desert, we take everyday precautions. Before we open the door, we look to see if there are any snak...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 28
Never Ever Borrow Sorrow from Tomorrow!  The best gift we can give ourselves is being present, though current world events may test our resolve. Our families and businesses depend on us to be the voice of reason and to remain level-headed through any crisis.  Call upon past clients to see if they...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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These days the nail art fashion is truly splendid. You can basically do anything with your nails, any manicure or design can be replicated by a skilled nail artist as well as on your own. However, when you are getting a mani after mani, you should expect your nails to become weak and brittle. Tha...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
Comments 3
Be careful with so called radon remediators. There are only a couple methods to properly route radon gas out of a home. I can't tell you how many times as a professional who is trained and certificated through NRPP and AARST I see systems installed by others that are completely ineffective. The b...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 6
What you do now will change your business for the future, as we navigate through these unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. What steps are planning to do now with the "Stay at Home" order that has been given in many states? How are you going to do business with the new social d...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 4
The Oregon Association of Realtors is Posting IdeasI was asked last Wednesday to produce a video of how we can keep working during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was broadcast to all the agents in Oregon this morning.  When we are dealing with challenging times, we have to adapt and be flexible in o...

By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
Comments 186
As a realtor, listings are your bread and butter. Whether a listing presentation succeeds in convincing sellers to list, is about your ability to present yourself better than the competition. However, it typically starts with the ability to overcome seller objections (to listing the property, to ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
Whether you prefer to read in your bed, work on your laptop, or loves to binge-watch Netflix shows — constant sitting can cause severe neck pain and backache. However, you can sit read, work, or watch comfortably without any backaches if you have a soft and comfy Reading pillow. These reading pil...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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5 Proven Ways to Protect Your Home During Flu Season Everyone wants their home to be a safe place. It’s your place of refuge and you want to protect the ones you love. When illness or the unexpected occur, you want solutions that are quick and affordable. That’s why 3Rs Construction provides Disi...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 17
  Education Will Set You Free “Only the Educated are free.” Epictetus 65 AD – 135 AD, Greek Sage and Stoic Philosopher   As I see it . . . . . . .   Education will set your free   Education allows you to spread your wing wings and reach for the stars.   When a person educates themselves . . . . a...

By Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor, I provide real estate content marketing services
(Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand)
Comments 17
One of the biggest challenges for real estate agents is creating a steady flow of income that enables you to comfortably pay your bills, invest in your business, and plan for the future. Unfortunately, if you are like most real estate agents, you live on an income roller coaster in which you have...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Fingers intertwined, hands out away from the body and flexed like a safe cracker, time to do a real estate blog post about Maine properties. So the objection about seemingly higher cost of time and fees associated with small Maine real estate property listings we list, sell. Why the up in arms, c...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 8
Yes Lou, there is a lot of un-utilized talent out there for want of a little planning, focus and action. What Separates Successful People from Talented People? “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful is a lot of hard work” Stephen King, Autho...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 45
Many states, many cities are instituting shut-downs.  Chicago public schools just shut down through April 20th... that's a full month away.  They've also issued a "shelter in place" strong suggestion, and the mayor is considering adding some sort of consequences for those who don't follow the sug...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Distance Consultation Announcement:As we are all navigating new adaptations in how we are dealing with the Coronavirus in New York, Los Anglees and around the world, I am providing remote feng shui consultations and distance reiki healing sessions for the time being. You ...

By Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open., I AM STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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We could all use a little extra happiness right now. It is definitely an interesting time that will color our world for many years to follow.  We will all survive and be stronger for this speed bump in our way.   Change is sometimes started in interesting way. I am definitely a believer in being ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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There are four primary items that a professional personal injury attorney must investigate and make sure of prior to starting a case to insure the maximum chance of success and a large payout for his client. Without these four things, a personal injury lawyer is really flying blind, and may find ...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 13
In today’s turbulent times, those realtors who are successful will do what they need to do to get to where they need to be. They live in the moment and adapt their planning.   Living here in AZ high desert, we take everyday precautions. Before we open the door, we look to see if there are any sn...