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 Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Looking to purchase a dream home in the Big Apple? The once daunting process has been made simple by the presence of numerous house hunting portals. One such portal is Fodyo, which has a complete and updated list of the best homes for sale in the city. The range of housing solutions includes cond...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW MLS POLICY: The policy, also called NAR 8.0, says you may not market a property before it is on the MLS. If you do, you have just one business day to enter the property into the MLS. The National Association of Realtors® "Clear Cooperation" policy becomes effective this Fri...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
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Particularly for first time landlords, tenant screening may seem like a waste of time – an unnecessary road block standing between you and your rent checks. Who needs a credit report or background check you’re not even prepared to interpret? You trust yourself to meet a prospective tenant in pers...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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An excellent post Featured last week written by Leanne Smith reminded me of the following post I originally published on ActiveRain July 30, 2016. It might seem contrary to what Leanne said but it's actually just another way of looking at the same subject. I thought it was worth dusting off and b...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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Little lies, blatant deceit and skewed statistics. Verifying data from Internet super-highways and bi-ways is crucial. Otherwise, the result may be hearsay, scuttle-but, Fake News or National Enquirer-esque sensationalism, which is currently running rampant in the world.  As real estate industry ...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                           Sam Shueh                                                  Realtor One Group                                                   Silicon Valley, CA As west coast is getting less rain started about a decade ago, local Water D...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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A W-2 out of, also Known as the virtually All of the businesses needs to submit a W2 form to their workers. Moving from work into the taxation department offices requires a whole lot of time and additionally you’ll have to spend money on traveling and Additional things. Now a days as everything h...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Become a beacon of hope and make a conscious decision to live in the leadership zone - not only during a crisis situation but, in life in general. Enrich your own life by making the change, thus leading others to that beacon of light, hope and positivity.       Doom & Gloom or Beacon of Light? Wh...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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                  Coco Chanel 1928 Should use your name as your personal brand in all branches of  real estate marketing?  The best test to determine this is to ask yourself:  “Am I ready to achieve celebrity status in my marketplace?”  If you are prepared to have your name stand for a particular...
Digitalization has led to significant changes in business approaches and techniques. Improving market performance, market trends, corporate earnings, and much more. Companies recognize the value of prominent analytical software to handle supply and create a digital footprint. The logistics enviro...

By Jessica Gonzalez, Phone Chargers for Real estate Agents
(Incharged-Cell Phone Charging Stations)
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 The coronavirus brought global concern with its high transmission rate and rapid spread throughout the World.  A lot of ways have been identified to combat against coronavirus. However, most of these are hard to follow or work with low effectiveness. Therefore, people are searching everywhere fo...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  In order to get the property sold...the house has to sell four or five  times. Let me explain. The first ''sell'' is to me, the listing agent. Do I want this listing? The second "sell" is to the other agent so they bring their buyers. The third "sell" is to the buyers. The fourth is to the appr...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Short URL Clicks.  The are on the page where we see the traffic that has come to our Blog Page.  All I ever see there is a dash (-).  It that important?  When I write a Blog, although I am not very good, I like to look then next time that I am on the Active Rain website and see if anyone has foun...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
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I never thought I would see the day when I would walk into a bank wearing a mask and be welcomed. I handed the teller my I.D., but since I was wearing a mask he just took my word that I was the same guy that was on my license. A strange new world in which we are living.In the last two weeks, I ha...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is what true leadership is all about..... Doom & Gloom or Beacon of Light? What Best Describes Your Zone?   I was recently asked what zone I am living in during this crisis. My choices were as follows:   FEAR Zone - 100% involved in consuming the most negative part of the news; they are moti...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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 Thank you to Sam for sharing this interesting exploration of this subject. Personally, I find the history of Spanish flu and then and now mask development fascinating.                                                                                   Sam Shueh                                     ...

By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
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Lake in the Hills, IL, a market I serve and know VERY well, is off to a FAST start with enormous Buyer activity due to low inventory.  Today, last day of April, 2020, I had 3 Buyers lined up back to back to see a home that already had multiple offers with Highest & Best called for by 5:00 on Satu...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Thank you for sharing this interesting history in both Part 1 and Part 2 of the development of N95 masks, I find the history of the Spanish flu (what worked, what didn't) and the N95 mask development fascinating.                                                                          Sam Shueh  ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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Overview: As a real estate agent, no matter if you have just entered the market or you have been working there for a long time, you know this market is tough. Yet, with the rapid pace of technology, you can use different mobile apps to become more organized. In this article, I’m trying to explai...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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OverviewI’m sure you are familiar with the routine in the real estate market. But due to the current situation in the world, there is a worldwide need for significant changes more than ever. Besides the coronavirus outbreak and the need for social distancing, there exist other powerful factors th...