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 Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
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The world is in a hurry. We have a lot to do and little time to do it all. Consequently, we have found ways to make ourselves more efficient. Where we would once write letters, we send emails. Where we would once go shopping, we order online. Where we once would call, we send a text. It often mak...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Do I need to have a Clear Cut on my property? It Depends... I often hear this from clients in the MFL program... “I have been told that I will need to have a Clear Cut on my property, is there an alternative way to manage my forest?” It depends… It depends on what type of trees are in your fores...
This woman did not care whether she lived or died, she no longer believed that she would ever be able to take care of her two sons. Completely surrendered by the darkness of heroin addiction, she was fading away.Like many other difficult life stories about addiction, this one also starts with ear...

By Sharon Miller
(RE/MAX Platinum)
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When assessing those qualities which are considered desireable for an individual to succeed in the business of brokering real estate sales with buyer's and seller' you include the ability of that individual to maintain total "focus" throughout the process? It goes without saying, any numb...

By Tom Bailey
(Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.)
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I am doing a reblog of the GREAT LOU LUDWIG’S last post on AR. Lou passed away in December of 2017. If you haven’t heard of him or are new to AR, look him up and read his posts. YOU WILL LEARN A LOT!! Thank you Lou for all your wisdom!   Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life “The bigges...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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We have a car dealer in our area who always uses the expression Crazeee! to describe their low prices. Well this deal was not a crazee price, but was the deal where both agents ended up almost moving into the house being sold.Everything began in a very normal way, a contract was presented, a litt...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 Maximizing Your Resources to Maximize Your Life“The biggest tragedy in Americais not the great waste of natural resources –the biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources because the average person goes to his grave with his music still in him.”Oliver Wendell Homes 1809 – 1894, American Phys...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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No matter how well we choose our words they will have no meaning until they are translated by our listener. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connections, and other nonverbal signals.       No matter how well we choose ou...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Safety in the workplace? It's essential. Here's why.Safety in the workplace is extremely important. Millions of people across the United States are currently living with either a workplace injury or the long-term consequences of one. Taking the right precautions to keep yourself and your employee...

By Peyman Aleagha
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You've worked hard to learn what you can about SEO and PPC, and you even understand these jokes: Question:  What do you call two twins who are happy?Answer:  Duplicate Content Question:  What does a Chiropractor fix?Answer:  Back Links You've worked hard to learn what you can about SEO and PPC, a...

By Peter Spain
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Find your own lawyerEven though estate agents can tell you that they will handle all the paperwork, it is good not to let them. This is due to the fact that the cost of hiring a lawyer could save you more in the long run. If anything goes wrong, then the lawyer will be held liable but an estate a...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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The real estate field is a very competitive business sphere. Real estate agents are constantly improving their professional work, in order to stay relevant and attract more clients. Nowadays, being relevant equals having a good online presence. As time goes by, more and more people become tech-sa...

By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
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  Need disclosure statement when selling Mobile/Manufactured Home as-is?     Resale Mobile/Manufactured Home  RESALE DISCLOSURE     As a measure of consumer protection, mobilehome resale disclosure (Civil Code Sec. 1102.6d) became effective in January 2000, making mobilehome sellers and their ag...

By Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents
(Advantage Solutions Group)
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    "Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions.  Small  people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."–Mark Twain   Charismatic, powerful people have a way with words. Perfecting your communication skills can attract and increase your business....

By Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents
(Advantage Solutions Group)
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  Bottom Line about Business PlanningI have lived most of my life believing that a business plan will help make it more likely to achieve what you really want. I have even perpetuated the statistics of achievement, citing that people with a business plan achieve more! I have watched people strugg...

By Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents
(Advantage Solutions Group)
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In 2004, Arianna Huffington woke up on her office floor in a pool of blood. She'd been working 16 hours days and nodded off, fracturing her cheek and injuring eye on the corner of her desk as she fell. It was her wake up call! Thankfully, our society has been shifting away from idolizing the wor...

By Real Bird, All-In-One Real Estate Marketing
(RealBird Inc.)
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We are starting the webinar with Janie Coffey in an hour at 2 PM EST today. It's free and our last one this year. Come and join us at to see many of you online.  

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Whenever we are asked what changes we recommend one makes in their marketing budget, our answer is always the same.  Strengthen  the core (what is working and producing results), and abandon what is not working.  Pictured above is the Westerlay Christmas tree from 2018.  It is decorated with cymb...

By Linda De Fusco, The Arizona Rainmaker
(The De Fusco TEAM Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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 This is not an immediate referral. Affinity Referral Network, on a Facebook platform, is seeking ONE talented agent in Savannah GA to receive multiple referral opportunities in 2020. Affinity is an annual fee membership.Contact me: 

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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One of the easiest things is to fall behind on your social media. I’ll tell you why. It is transforming constantly and I don’t mean algorithms and look of the feed on your phone. The major part of the change is caused by the users.There is always someone who is trying new things and some of them ...