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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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In your real estate brokerage or any other organization you need management and leadership. While management organizes and controls, leadership charts the way, innovates, and inspires the organization to new heights.  As a leader your role is to navigate your organization or your team through the...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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Take a look at these great advices to ensure a successful 2020! Thanks Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! for an amazing post.  10 Ways to Ensure a Successful 2020!   Once the glitter, confetti have settled and the novelty of 2020 resolutions wear off after New Year’s Day, it will be back to busines...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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   We were honored to be chosen to be the agents of record for the estate  of a gentleman who had three daughters. We had done two transactions with one daughter and it was her recommendation to her sisters that we list their once familial home. In an earlier post, we explained we were one of thr...

By William McClain, Your South Florida Waterfront Specialist!
(London Foster)
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5 Things you MUST do before booking a seasonal Rental! There's a lot of bait and switch out there and it's easy to fall prey to landlords who make big promises that are never fulfilled. These 5 tips can set you up for success for your next seasonal rental property! If you are looking for a great ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Nowadays, millions of users are turning to Instagram. As the platform gains more people it slowly but surely rises above many of the other social media platforms out there.This means that in order to get noticed and get their account recognized by many other users, people need to constantly grow ...

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102
(Smart Way America Realty)
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Michael Jacobs wrote The Gratitude Does Not Need To End....   As realtors we are pleased as can be when lovely repeat clients come back into our lives for a new home sale or purchase.  What a delight to be associated with them again.I am especially grateful for the endorsements of two couples I h...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102
(Smart Way America Realty)
Comments 15
How do you, Realtor, without an assistant, work in your licensed market, while away from your market?  How do you maintain continuity with clients and transations when traveling, on vacation or called unexpectedly away from home?Answer:  Team with a ground "facetime" agent in your company.  Say y...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
Achievers are always accountable for results. And leadership fails when the leader does not hold all team members accountable. I am sure you have heard that many times before. You might have even heard it from a boss you had imploring you to “hold them accountable.” Some people see this as a prob...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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Have you ever noticed that time-blocking (designating time on your schedule to work on a specific task) is not the challenge? Whether you prefer pen and paper or an online system, you can fill your schedule with items galore. Then why is it so hard to stay consistent with time-blocking? The answe...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe 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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Homeowners-both new and experienced-are wise to set up annual checklists for maintenance tasks. The end or beginning of year is a logical time for it.  It is much better tro take care of home maintenance tasks before problems start. I especially recommend cleaning out sediment from faucets and wa...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 18
 A new year and a new decade is just around the corner. How is 2019? Are you finishing strong? Are there things that should change next year?Who should be working on their goals and plan for 2020? Maybe you have everything working perfectly and will continue doing what you are doing. If you see s...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Do press releases still work? Short answer- It can work. Press releases can still do their job, but the digital age also made its impact on this part of traditional marketing.A Major Benefit about a press release is basically getting coverage from the media websites and blogs for free and consequ...

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 ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead MidtownGratitude for Clients Who Keep Their Word In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and even the Westside, our wonderful Clients make promises which they sincerely mean as they are thrilled with the success we shared with them for their own purchase.Today I am grateful to all those Clie...

By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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All active brokers are required to have an office and to register the office with the DBPR -Office must consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of stationary construction that will provide privacy to conduct negotiations an closings of real estate transactions. -Brokers books, records...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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In the real estate business, life without a plan is like skating on thin ice. Those who don’t know they’re on thin ice will not have a backup system in place. That’s like having another plan, just in case you fall on your face. The second plan will prevent you from getting hurt, if and when you f...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Many should practice using the daily affirmations suggested by Lottie Kendall...       I am happy I am healthy I am kind For many years I have said and felt that affirmation that I say to myself every day. Some of you might remember it (I was blown away when Roy Kelley repeated it to me a year or...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Setting a goal is not like a New Year's resolution. That is just a wish. Just wishing and hoping for something isn't going to make it happen. Setting a goal is having a target to shoot for and a plan to get there.       A new year and a new decade is just around the corner. How is 2019? Are you f...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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The holiday season is approaching us soon and I thought this might be a good time to share this journey and story. All my life I have been referred to as the “Big Guy” and something I have had to work at pretty much all my life. I am certain I was born as a baby weighing in at 55 pounds ; )The st...

By Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 15
Fair Housing is a mandatory course in Continuing Education for Real Estate licensees for a reason. Its violation is one of the most common in our industry. If you are a licensee engaged in rentals, pay attention to this as it may save you a lawsuit in the future.  A listing agent was showing a re...