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 Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Hey Active Rain! Today's entry is not necessarily going to be real estate focused - it is to highlight 3 habits that you can adopt to your lifestyle, that can also drastically improve your life.Here are 3 Habits Real Estate Agents Should Adapat:1. Eat HealthierWith a profession that requires logg...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 55
The results are in. They are conclusive and have stood up to rigorous testing by tens of thousands of people over a period of extended time and double checked by hundreds of thousands randomly across the United States and Canada. This tests are self-evident and speak for themselves. No further te...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 328
What separates Rich Real Estate Agents from Poor Real Estate Agents? Are men better real estate agents than women? Does age or experience matter? Do top real estate agents use Trulia or Zillow? Or Realtor.com? Or Homes.com? Does FaceBook sell houses? (Click for high resolution image) Embed this i...

By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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Some ideas to consider for 2020 as well.  Make it a great year with a great start.   It is that time of year when you feel a little holiday hangover and the motivation levels are not what they should be. It is the time of year when an agent cannot control what the market or their client is doing ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Link Building for real estate agents can be a huge part of the ranking. However, if done wrong, it can affect your ranking negatively. This is why it is crucial to have as much information as possible about what is working and what’s not.For this exact reason, we are going to talk about the resea...

By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
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We all know about the 'Thank You' note and each of us has a drawer of various types of such acknowledgments to send to those from whom we want repeated good behavior...especially in regards to referrals.What inspired this deeper dive into 'THANK YOU' was the indelible outcome of such a dive into ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Pictured above is the ceiling detail of a mixed use building is the downtown area in Santa Barbara.  In our opinion, this is just one of the reasons all the condos in the building sold out in record time.In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attentionLou HoltzWe a...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Realtor's Website: Smart Strategies for Improving ConversionsConverting your website visitors to leads should be one of your primary business goals at all times. In the end, it is the only way to grow your business and make more money. However, people are often confused about which strategies to ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Instagram is something to talk about when discussing social media marketing. Today, it’s one of the most powerful platforms in the world. According to the information of Instagram Business more than 1 billion Instagram accounts worldwide are active every month. But more noteworthy, is the number ...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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(Over)Familiarity Breeds Contempt part 2 of 2Now, Tommy’s landlord is a real nice guy.  Watched the football game with him just the other Sunday.  If all Tommy has to do to keep a roof over his head is call his landlord and ask, plead, or threaten, can anyone else guess who will not be paid in th...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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Although, as Winston Churchill so poignantly reminded us, “Without a certain degree if familiarity, we would find it quite impossible to breed anything”.So, familiarity breeds contempt? A bold, categorical statement, some would say.  No, not all tenants are created equal, just as all landlords ar...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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Real Estate is hot today, make no mistake about it.  We’ve all heard stories of the unsophisticated and untrained buying a property, doing very little but riding the wave of appreciation, and selling it at a tidy profit.  Television shows abound that make it look easy (primarily because they omit...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Some of us have the life-ending handwriting of a medical professional. Does it make sense to learn calligraphy to impress a real estate client? Well --- my handwriting could use some work, but here is me writing this post by hand:If you can't read that, I don't blame you. The 3 options you have f...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
Comments 33
I’ve been involved in a lot of negotiations, and read a lot of books on the subject.  There is a basic principal of negotiation that is fundamental- that is- below the level of tactics and techniques.  In fact, it doesn’t apply to negotiations alone, but to almost every type of human interaction....

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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It is that time of year when you feel a little holiday hangover and the motivation levels are not what they should be. It is the time of year when an agent cannot control what the market or their client is doing but it is essential an agent control what it is they are doing in January to kick sta...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
Comments 0
As Real Estate Investors, we are largely independent of the direction and supervision most employees receive, and thus the temptation to misuse time until such misuse has become a habit is greater than many of us are consciously aware of. Realtors all into the same category.  Our time is all we h...

By Lou Gimbutis, Buying & Selling Houses Since 2004.
(Property Solutions, LLC)
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When I got started in Real Estate Investing, I had no money, bad credit, and no knowledge of investing or even rudimentary building construction.  I couldn't for the life of me have told you the difference between an asphalt shingle and asbestos siding. Sound like a great starting point?  I was 2...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Today it seems that everyone is tuned in to GPS – trusting it to take them where they’re going. It probably works 90% of the time. Perhaps even more.But when it doesn’t – it can take you on a wild goose chase!My suggestion: Check the map before you go, so you’ll have a clue if GPS begins to lead ...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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The real estate industry has changed with the introduction of new technologies. Viewing homes is easily done on a website like Zillow. An MLS login lists homes before they appear on other websites. Finding a property considered a diamond in the rough has become far more competitive. A real estate...

By Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion"
(Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.)
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The heart and soul of every real estate transaction here in California is a 10 page document called the California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions (RPA). When presented to the sellers as an offer on behalf of the buyers, this document is about 95% preprinted. Most peo...