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 inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Real Estate Taxes in North Carolina TriangleReal Estate Taxes are the various fees associated with owning a property in any given community. These taxes vary depending on what type of laws apply for that particular neighborhood and includes county, state, and federal tax. If you're planning to mo...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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It’s important to lure potential buyers with promotions. But, in real estate, running promos isn’t as simple as slashing prices or putting up a “SALE” sign on your window. To get the most out of them, you need to consider a wide range of criteria. Here are some essential strategies for every real...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Funny...True in some way.  Cheezy, Sleezy Salesperson, Drama Queen or Classy Professional? While we are 'stuck at home' during these unprecedented times, many are turning to social media to be seen and heard. Our businesses depend upon our staying top-of-mind but, in times like this, how are you ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Here are some important points to remember when managing virtual teams.       It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. If that is true, then the Coronavirus may have accelerated the creation of virtual teams. Real Estate organization have been moving in the direction for some time as...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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If you are building your real estate brokerage I hope that you are not picking leaders and then setting them up for failure.       If you are building your real estate brokerage I hope that you are not picking leaders and then setting them up for failure. Unfortunately, this seems to happen most ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Selling Rural Land?  Learn to Read and Write Property Legal Descriptions We work with a lot of Real Estate Agents in evaluating, finding and helping sell forestland and one of my pet peeves has always been a lack of proper training my most professionals in writing proper legal descriptions. A pr...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Timber & Wildlife Evaluation making a difference in finding BuyersHaving a good Timber appraisal and Wildlife Habitat inventory can make the difference in finding the right buyer for forestland properties.A good Forest inventory and apppraisal will allow your seller to properly price and market t...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Today’s Word with John Maxwell is RelentlessI absorb a lot of advice every day in my pursuit to be the best that I can be.Some of this advice comes from friends in the rain, some from people in my office, some from leaders and teachers around the world.Today I will share a little advice from a we...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. If that is true, then the Coronavirus may have accelerated the creation of virtual teams. Real Estate organization have been moving in the direction for some time as less and less agents come into the office for "floor time." Virtual teams ha...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Long & Foster Hampden)
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When Life Gives You Lemons Long & Foster Plays BingoWhen life gives you lemons Long & Foster Baltimore plays Bingo!!  Not just any bingo, when life gives you lemons bingo.  Long and Foster offices are closed to the public in an effort to keep everyone safe.  To keep our agents motivated and movin...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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Going along with my last post, here's a great video that has some smart safety tips for all parties. Feel free to share all you want.  Click here for the video. Would you like a FREE CPE certification?  What is CPE? It's called Client Protection Expert  How can It Help YOU?   Click this link for ...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Why is NAR issuing this guidance?In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTOR® associations respond to the coronavirus's impact on the real estate industry.As of March 16, 2020, the United States government...

By Dana (Lerner) Sparks, Satisfying You with Service Innovation & Education
(Maximum One Realty - Managing Broker)
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Real Estate Closings & COVID-19. This video covers 5 things you need to know as a real estate agent in Georgia regarding Real Estate Closings & the Coronavirus. 1. Closing Attorneys Procedures During This Time * Who may attend closings* Power-of-Attorney * Mail-Out Closings * Potential Delays in ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
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This is a wonderful post for us, who have a little spare time as of late. Please go to Paula McDonald ~ GRI post and give her a well deserved comment... Creative Marketing While in Isolation   Stuck at home? Yep, we all are! However, we can still do some effective marketing even while physically ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Starting your career as a real estate agent and making tons of profits is alluring, but it requires strategy. To progress in this market, we need leads, in addition to a vigorous combination of commitment, energy, focus, negotiation skills and a stringent code of ethics. It is obvious that withou...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Preparation and planning; words that I suggest to my staff every day.  It really does make a difference in efficiency and production.   Preparation is the Stepping Stone to Succeed “Before anything else, preparation is the key to succeed.” Alexander Graham Bell 1847 - 1922, Scientist, Inventor, E...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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Digital marketing has changed the way my company sells a home. In order to explain how significantly different we market a home for sale today, let me take a step back and establish what we did in the past. Selling A Home Prior To The Internet AgePrior to digital, there was a concept we referred ...

By Paula McDonald ~ GRI, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
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Creative Marketing While in Isolation Stuck at home? Yep, we all are! However, we can still do some effective marketing even while physically isolated.       * Online home tours! Many of you already do these. Make some more right from your own home! Just videotape yourself talking about the home!...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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As new information continues to evolve regarding the Coronavirus, so does the need to address potential health issues that impact the real estate industry.  Some states have created a Coronavirus Addendum, addressing the need for escrow extensions due to unforeseen delays.  Some real estate broke...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 I made a run to the grocery store at 7:00am when it opened, to pick up the last few things needed. Obviously, I wasn’t the only one who wanted to get in and out quickly.I also made a decision to not go to the gym until this corona virus pandemic reaches a normal status. “Backup Systems” are impo...