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 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 Midtown - COVID-19 CDC Self-Test Online - EPA Disinfectant List   Commerical products for combating the infection spread are in short supply.Of course, there are home remedies as well as commercial ones as pictured above. Check out an explanation for one "home brew" at the end of...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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There are a lot of private investigation services that business owners and businesses can make use of for protection and for the prevention of fraud and crime. Though the typical notion is that private investigators are only called in to investigate unsavoury activities, the fact is that this is ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Continue your regular marketing to demonstrate the calm leader that you are. Remember that when you portray business as usual, you allay fears and instill calm.       Cheezy, Sleezy Salesperson, Drama Queen or Classy Professional? While we are 'stuck at home' during these unprecedented times, man...

By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
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Now that I am "retired" there is so much I want to say to new agents!   This is not intended to be a negative "you can't succeed" post but rather a "time to get real and focused" post.A real estate license isn't a blank check. Not every real estate agent that drives a fancy new car is loaded.  An...

By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Marketing Guru
(DEAN Knows & Infinity Real Esate)
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Investing In Real Estate 101 Real Estate in the form of a rental property or a family home is the single largest investment for most people. It has been identified as one of the safest and most reliable forms of investment over long a period of time. The downside is that it involves a high entry ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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NEXT! How rude do you have to be to exclaim this? Today I have been reading a lot of blog comments lately and I am very disappointed in how many agents think that this is an acceptable way to treat the public, do you think that you work for the department of motor vehicles?I understand that rude ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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My friend Bill Roberts  asked this often asked question this past weekend so I thought that today would be a good day to revive this frequently asked question with a not so exact answer.Unfortunately for Bill, the answer is much more complex than can be answered in a simple blog, and often times ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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  Learning, Fun and Relationships in Wheeling WVIt is nice to get out of the woods every once in a while and spend a little time with my competitors.I always enjoy these get togethers, partly for the learning, partly for the atmosphere, but mostly for the camaraderie.The Foresters at this level o...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Making it a Great Week with Clearly Defined Goals.       "In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." -- Robert Heinlein, American Novelist   Its been a busy weekend with some work and some rest, and no...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Very important points Terry Records , we work with a lot of vacant land and have encountered most of these issues.   Buying vacant land can be a great investment opportunity. Sometimes what lies beneath the surface is a literal or metaphorical goldmine, and at other times the plot of land becomes...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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We had our house painted a few days ago. I was thrilled with the outcome. The painters were very professional. They were on-time each day, quiet, respectful and cleaned up after themselves. The best part was they were reasonably priced.I chose this company based on a referral from another agent. ...

By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Marketing Guru
(DEAN Knows & Infinity Real Esate)
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Real Estate Blogging TipsA real estate agent helps his/her clients either buy a home or sell a home. To make the process successful, he or she must effectively reach as many potential buyers and sellers as possible. Social media is the new kid on the block. Consumers want and demand quick access ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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 "I have no choice but to go through this. But, I can choose how I  go through this and how I'll feel about myself when ZI look back on it." Thomas J. NelsonBarry Habib is an mortgage industry executive, and Founder and CEO of MBS Highway. Barry, a well known professional speaker and TV commentat...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Remember back to the last time you purchased a new car, do you recall that you started to notice that car everywhere. Do you rarely ever notice the kind of car you had before the one you have now?   I recently (in the past year) bought a minivan again.  I'd had one 14 years ago when we had three ...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Coronavirus - He Did What?!  I received a text from one of my agents, who said one of our local mortgage brokers has coronavirus.  I asked where she heard this, and she forwarded me a Facebook post written by the local mortgage broker, which said that he "just got diagnosed with the Coronavirus" ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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Don't BLOW It - Relay FACTS Only!   From the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, searching out reliable sources was a No. 1 priority. My focus went to the CDC.GOV web site, rather than giving in to the sensationalistic media hype, designed to drive traffic rather than responsible, eithical reporti...

By Victoria Carter, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou)
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Get Your Account Today!If you are looking for Referrals from your Sphere of Influence, then check out a new APP for Realtors called "CheckListing.app"Checklisting offers Realtors many advantages over other Realtors.  1.  It offers your clients updated statistics on the sale of their home.2.  It g...

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 Midtown - Part 2 Property Title + Title Insurance = Safety  Atlanta Buckhead Midtown Westside and everywhere else, the astute Buyer understands the necessity of having, as Barbara Todaro  says, "clean, clear marketable Title" when buying a new home. That means avoiding missing li...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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I was experimenting with the portrait function on my phone yesterday.  The phone has functions of lighting that one can experiment with.  Pictured above is what is called "high key mono"  It is quite dramatic'!Here it is in "stage lighting"---another dramatic effect.This is the original photo.  T...

By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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Governor ends industry debate about whether the practice should continue    After a week of debate about whether brokers should continue showing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo barred the practice. The governor’s action Friday — part of a sweeping ban on activities that risk spreading the coronavirus — ...