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 Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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I've been working in the real estate technology industry for the past 7 years, at a company that has been doing it for over 20 years - and I've heard it all before...Here are 5 Excuses Agents Should Stop Using1. It’s Somebody Else's Fault I want to get this excuse out of the way, because I’ve run...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 52
How To Generate Real Estate Leads for New and Veteran AgentsIf you are in the real estate industry, chances are, you’re in it to make money, if not, I’m happy you chose this profession as a hobby as you won’t have a single day without an event that makes you laugh or cry..think, scream, dance..At...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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When I first started mountain biking I learned real quickly that it's not like cruising around the neighborhood on a beater bike. There are two key components of mountain biking and how they relate to real estate. Those two keys are 1. Equipment, and 2. Technique. I bought a pretty good entry lev...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 13
Listen, You Don't Need that Stuff! There isn't a week that goes by that I am not asked about my opinion about a new bright shiny tool, CRM program, app, system or new lead generation that promises to revolutionize the way an agent does business. There are promises of increased income and solutio...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 11
This is a fantastic post that should be read by all who provide marketing....Oh, wait, "all listing agents" are marketing agents!!! Pictured above is the ceiling detail of a mixed use building is the downtown area in Santa Barbara.  In our opinion, this is just one of the reasons all the condos i...

By Moshe Drizin, Moshe Drizin is a real estate investor.
(Fieldbridge Associates LLC)
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The goal of real estate investing is to put money to work and allow it to grow so that you have more money in the future.The profit you make on your real estate investments must be enough to cover the risk you take, taxes you pay, and the costs of owning the real estate investment such as utiliti...

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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  Thanks to Barb Todaro's post today, I thought I would ask the AR group what your thoughts are on this comparison sheet between my company and my competition. This will be available for agents to hand to their clients when they start their search for an inspection company.      The typical prac...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Achievers are always accountable for results. And leadership fails when the leader does not hold all team members accountable. I am sure you have heard that many times before. You might have even heard it from a boss you had imploring you to “hold them accountable.” Some people see this as a pro...

By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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The first thing a prospective buyer sees when he drives up to your home is the front door.  This is generally referred to as the home"s Curb Appeal.  Updating your front door is an easy way to make sure your home stands out to buyers.  This could be as easy as just giving it a good wash job and g...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 5
This is a Beta Test for Scott's new list of Free Warranties.... The Free services are at the bottom.... read and scroll down.... Let Scott know your honest thoughts, especially if you're a Buyer Agent.   Thanks to Barb Todaro's post today, I thought I would ask the AR group what your thoughts are...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
Comments 0
A few months ago we went over a few strengths that can be your weaknesses too. But, what about your actual weaknesses? What do you do about those? To us, weaknesses are just opportunties for improvement. We should always strive to be better. So...Here are 5 ways to overcome your weaknesses1. Use ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Scaling your Business with MOD Virtual Professionals is the ultimate how-to guide for entrepreneurs who are looking to reduce costs & rapidly scale their business. It contains practical, tactical advice from MyOutDesk, a leading virtual assistant staffing organization that helped over 5,000 busi...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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Working in real estate can feel like an impossible task. With new agents entering the market all the time, how can you stay ahead?The key to success in real estate is being more productive than your peers. This does not necessarily mean working more. Instead, you should seek to be more efficient ...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 2
Real estate market in the US is very competitive. There are more than 2 million registered real estate agents, most of which work as Realtors. There are also hundreds of people working without an official license.  This means there is a lot of business going on and the competition is intense. One...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 1
You can say a thousand words about your business, but nothing will beat the tangible and visible things that people can actually see.  Different industries, especially tech, realized this not so long ago and that is the reason why we come across sleeping pods and hoola hoops in the modern offices...

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 Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 38
Are you excited about 2020?  I am!!  Many of you will spend time thinking about your goals and reducing them to writing. Written goals are another step closer to “executing” them. I don’t write them. I never did. They’re in my head, and I execute them with “flexibility.”  ActiveRain makes it easy...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 0
Networking is a big part of the real estate industry. Despite the modern tendencies to transfer everything to virtual space, networking is still very important. Without networking and connecting with your fellow real estate colleagues, and more importantly, potential leads, your real estate brand...

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 1
A mentor and someone I admire incredibly Jim Rohn, the legendary business philosopher always said to “Finish your week before it begins.” He meant that we take control of our schedule and real estate business and plan for the week ahead before it even happens. If we don’t take control then someon...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Creating a culture of accountability requires collaboration, communication of goals, and understanding the nature of motivation.        Achievers are always accountable for results. And leadership fails when the leader does not hold all team members accountable. I am sure you have heard that many...