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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Last 90 Days Can Make or Break Your Year Every year around this time I hear from agents that are examining their current year's production and are worrying about finishing the year strong. After nine months of hard work it is normal for agents to get tired, lose some of their selling steam, ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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When you’re first getting started as a business owner, you get accustomed to working on every aspect of your business. You’re involved in every single facet of the business and every single task that goes into serving your clients. This is important because you need to set things up exactly the w...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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  The trend of neon sign is growing everywhere in the world. You can decorate your home, drawing room, garden and anywhere in your house, because you can get them in different sizes and custom designs. Neon signs are the best form of advertising. And long lasts. If you’re confused as to what are ...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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In a very competitive market, businesses need to find and eliminate inefficiencies if they want to stay ahead. Paperwork is often a large expense and eliminating it can increase efficiency and reduce costs. When offices go paperless and use paperless document management systems, they usually expe...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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What is the engagement strategy for your organization or your team? This should be a line item on your P&L.       If you are a broker owner and have agents parking their licenses with you then you need to be concerned with engagement.  I recently spoke with an experieced high producing agent who ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you are a broker owner and have agents parking their licenses with you then you need to be concerned with engagement.  I recently spoke with an experieced high producing agent who had been with a well known brokerage for some time.  I asked him why he switched.  He responded with one word.  CU...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting the September challenge in Active Rain. It's so appropriate at this time of year especially this year with the media insisting there is a recession! The politically motivated news media are trying to talk our nation into a recession but anyone observant of ...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Closing CostsClosing Costs in Atlanta, GeorgiaClosing costs are the various fees you have to pay to complete a real estate transaction. Whether you're planning to buy or sell a home, you'll want to make sure you are aware of the various closing costs you have to pay at the end of the deal. An exc...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Closing CostsClosing Costs in Charlottesville, VirginiaClosing costs is the amount of money a home buyer or home seller has to pay once a real estate transaction is finalized. These expenses vary depending on the city and state, and are an essential consideration especially if it's your first tim...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Closing CostsHere is our list of the standard fees associated with finalizing a real estate transaction in Long Beach, California. There may be other special charges depending on the neighborhood or development. The list below is the most common a home buyer or seller can expect to pay when buyin...

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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ActiveRain rock star Jeff Dowler wrote an amazingly helpful (members only) post filled with great suggestions on how to get more clients, business and referrals. The direct link is https://activerain.com/blogsview/5415420/3-ways-to-improve-your-referral-business-from-past-clients The post is fill...

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Hurricane Season Preparedness Greater New Orleans | Metairie | Kenner | Gulf Shores, Ala.When looking for a Home in or near Metairie | Kenner call a Real Estate Broker who understand Flood Insurance, Flood Maps, and Flood Elevation. Cost of Flood insurance could affect the sale of a house.    Jun...

By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
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Do you track your daily habits? Do you have good habits you want to develop? The best way to do this is to clearly identify the top three habits you would like to develop, personally and professionally and track this for 100 days. At Best Agent Business, we have a proven method for helping you de...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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A big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who responded to our early morning post.  Please forgive me for cutting of a part of the letter "T" from the brand name.  It was not easy to take that photo as we were moving alongside this bus at 65miles per hour. The brand name is Transtyle a combo o...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
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How many of you are familiar with Darren Hardy? You don't need to sign up for his business coaching program unless you are looking for something like what he has to offer, but everyone can benefit from his FREE "DarrenDaily" videos. In these short videos, that last 3-7 minutes and are posted Mond...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We enjoyed the creativity of this print ad in one of the current issues of Architectural Digest promoting their artist editions of sinks by Kohler.  And we appreciated the dramatic setting, the beauty of the model-and her costume.  A touch of a dramatic flair done right makes this ad memorable! T...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Allright.  I know it's not sexy, but every now and then I feel its necessary to post some local real estate statistics for my local readers.  These are the statistics for Evanston single-family homes, and attached homes (which would include condos and/or townhomes).

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Here's a no-brainer: Moving sucks. Here are all of the considerations  that we'll break down in this article: Can you buy a new house before selling your old one? Buying your new home contingent on selling the current home  Requiring a "Rent-Back" Period on your listing  1. Can you buy a new hous...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Mortgage brokers like Ryan Yardley have put virtual assistants to use in the mortgage & loan-origination industry to save time, reduce costs, and dramatically leverage their lending business — and in this special webinar event, you’ll learn exactly how they outsource their time-consuming, repeti...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Fact: The average listing agent commission is 3% of the total sale price of your home. That can mean thousands of dollars in fees for the average home seller. Missing a step, being late on filing one inspection or another, can easily happen to a busy Real Estate Entrepreneur who does everything ...