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 Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 Does it happen that you’re in the middle of the call and the flow of conversation doesn’t follow the script that you’ve posted on your wall? Suddenly you find yourself at a loss for words and completely unsure what to say next.When you work with clients this can happen — but no need to worry, as...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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By now, you’ve probably heard of or may even have a Real Estate Inside Sales Agent (ISA) on your team. The majority of Real Estate entrepreneurs tend to believe that an ISA’s primary responsibilities are limited to answer phones and handle the more fundamental aspects of prospecting.It may come a...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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A common question asked by real estate agents is: What should I bring when I go door knocking? The answer differs from agent to agent, but typically these items are what we would recommend.1. Your Business CardBecause they'll need your contact information to call you back when they decide to sell...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Foundation of All Success: ACTION, ACTION, ACTION! I have coached many agents over the years and most of them want to know what the "secret sauce" is for success in real estate. Without any hesitate I quickly reply, "ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!!!" You can have the best vision for your business a...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
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One of the most common challenges for real estate agents I coach is their ability to be consistent. Most are masters of being consistently inconsistent and just desire to find that even flow. Consistency is a great characteristic to build and implement in your life. The key to consistency is sett...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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After purchasing a home or homeownership, you must also consider getting a home warranty. There will be several costs that build up over time and as time passes, having a home warranty could reduce the additional costs that are rendered by different parts of the home you have purchased.          ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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This morning we spotted this logo on our way back from our TaiChi/QiGong class.  We both wondered who, what, when, where or why this logo. What does that T stand for?  What does the business do?  Is it a luxury brand?  Would you buy this brand if it stood for an item, or a service? We would love ...

By Wade Micoley, CEO/Founder of RealtyHive
(RealtyHive)
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The Internet has brought many advantages to the real estate world from showing requests at the click of a button to 3D property tours and more. As agents and brokers, we strive to keep ahead of the learning curve as the landsape changes before us. It used to be that putting a sign in the yard and...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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FALL CHALLENGE 2019 - PLAN BY ANSWERING THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS As we approach the fourth quarter each year, it always seems that there are loose ends that we never want to carry forth into the new year. We plan and we plan some more…we do anything to keep from carrying over to the new year! Ever...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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If you’re a maverick with no interest in delegating, if you have trust issues, or if you believe the secret to success is some undiscovered grail, this article isn’t for you. We’re going to dive into the exact methods millionaire agents used to get to the top of the mountain and stay there.Get re...

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 - Classy Listing Details Create Excellence  In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown or Westside, Classy Listing details create a special touch. When a home is similar to those in the area, what does the professional Agent do to enhance his/her Listing? Provide details that distinguis...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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4th Quarter 2019: Make it Count!   The last quarter of the year starts today and a perfect time to start setting up for 2020 success by ending strong these last three months. The sky is the limit with endless ideas on creating more business! Scope out opportunities. Look for what is needed to gai...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Do you practice 'cost recovery' when making business decisions? When it comes to print, web design or email campaigns, do you get recommendations from other professionals who have had success with the companies you hire? If not, you may just be throwing your hard earned money away. Choose compani...

By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
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    Robert Rauf Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 248937http://www.homebridge.com/RobertRauf or my blog: http://activerain.com/blogs/rrauf Office: (732)908-4868  Cell (732)740-0175 RRauf@HomeBridge.com www.RobertRauf.com  Since 1987 I have been helping my clients fulfill their dream of home ownershi...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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 What’s more important to you — sheer numbers, or referrals & repeat business? Transactional agents focus on the numbers while relational agents focus on building their business through referrals and repeat business by taking time to nurture connections. The truth is, if you want to achieve lasti...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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Buying a home is pretty much like finding a partner in life. You should really think over it before you say a “YES”. Think of it as a lifetime investment. So before you buy it, you should know if it is going to be a good fit for you or not. You will need help from a professional home inspector to...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Not only do we Google our clients, but our clients Google us. Do you know your Google presence and impression?   Last week, I was talking with one of my collegeaus and he told me that he googles everyone that comes into to his model to make sure they are who they say they are. I later that day ha...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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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 Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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I've spent a lot of time, recently, perusing online real estate sites.Lots of Realtors put a great deal of effort into their online presence.  I'm a stickler for spelling. Grammar is not my strong suit, but spelling?  I'm hyper-critical.  It's difficult for me to hold my digital tongue and not co...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 When do we stop?  I had a tough workout today at the YMCA, and I thought about the pain that results.The older we get, the more difficult it is to maintain what we did just a few years ago. I can remember when ice was for Absolut and tonic with two limes in a short glass. Now, it’s for arthritic...