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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 24
Pictured above is the front side of an 8 1/2" by 11" postcard.  We received this card from the Rubicon Theatre Company who due to our present health crisis cannot resume live theatre.  We loved their creative solution.  The Ventura County Fairgrounds which also canceled their annual event has bec...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
Comments 0
If you are thinking about how to invest your money, investing in property is a wise decision as it is a safe source of a steady income. For the past few years, most investors have preferred residential properties over commercial properties, but the commercial property sector is now on its feet. I...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
Comments 3
We have all heard it, write down your goals or they are just dreams. My question for many years was simply and then what? I wrote down goals all the time, posted them to walls, in my top desk drawer, on mirrors, said them like a yoga mantra only to not see them materialize, well, until I figured ...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
Comments 4
Before you give up, keep in mind the story of Henry Heinz. In 1874, after his horseradish product failed, Heinz was arrested for fraud based on the fact he could not repay bank loans he had acquired. Later, while eating dinner at his brother's home, they ate meat which was spoiled, a common pract...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 34
 Since I first began blogging on ActiveRain since the Fall of 2010, I discovered ActiveRain is unique because bloggers can use this Platform for many different purposes. Examples may include the following: Get Referrals! Relationship Building Get Something Off Your Chest! Educate Consumers Get Le...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
I don't expect that my listings will suit every viewer.  Sometimes they'll walk in and know immediately that it just doesn't work for them.  Sometimes they need to inspect every inch of the property, and then ruminate for a couple of hours, or days before they know.I recently accompanied a showin...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 6
Be Reliable. Not Pliable.  Seasoned Realtors understand the importance of consistently relaying pertinent information backed by solid, statistical facts in a drama-free work zone. Anything less is an injustice to consumers that trust professionals. The main stream media continuously transmit erro...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 10
That's a good question. The answer IMO is NO! There's more to FSBO than people think of. The folks at KCM have put together this infographic containing the basic reasons for not being a FSBO. If you do decide to go that route you will find out quickly the inconvenience, time, legalities, and pape...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
Comments 0
  Century 21 Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, TwoMoveYou offer GUARANTEES to their clients who are buying and selling real estate in the Durham Region and Quinte West Region. TwoMoveYou offers Guarantees in writing! Have peace of mind when you are looking for your next home, or if you ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 8
Before you visit a community's with your clients you should visit the site first and wall the models and also know the area from shopping and schools in the area.   Always good to do the leg work first.Register your clients with you the first time there for sure at all builders you are looking at...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
The good news is that San Diego home prices have increased for the past eleven months in a row. A positive outlook would suggest that the real estate decline bottomed in April 2009 and that housing prices will continue with, at least, modest appreciation.Recently a local news headline noted San D...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 4
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, New York Feng Shui Manhattan Consultant Laura Cerrano has taken to the Zoom platform with providing Feng Shui Consultations, talks, workshops and classes. On June 1st, 2020 the Mineola Library hosted a zoom webinar with Laura Cerrano on "BTB Feng Shui Space Clearin...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
Comments 1
Your Referrals make a difference to help fight kids' cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!Why?Because right now, over 1,400 chi...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 20
SPECIAL NOTE:These listings are on the far southwest side of my territory. Approximately 1 hour away from West Sedona. The entire process took a whole day. From the start of the drive to completing the process of the video, creating the post and sending it to my clients located in another state. ...

By Marina Garan, South Florida Real Estate Agent
Comments 1
If you at the stage when you have already decided against a single-family home, it might be high time for you to look at the new article in our blog about the difference between condos and apartments. The first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking about these two property types is most ...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
Comments 0
Your Referrals make a difference to help fight kids' cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!Why? Because right now, over 1,400 ch...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
Comments 2
You provide us with a positive review and allow us to see that we can make a difference in providing for your real estate needs. We make this as a basis to make our services more client oriented reaching for excellence. Thank you from the TwoMoveYou Team.

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 7
                                                                                  Sam Shueh                                                        Realty One Group                                                         Silicon Valley, Ca In history of surgical mask part I, I described history of...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 26
 Due to these turbulent times you should be readjusting your business plan. Most business plans begin with a statement of vision, mission, and values. Mission and vision can change as is the case now. However, core values should never change. Values are more important than anything else when sele...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 15
                                                                              Sam Shueh                                                                Realty One Group                                                                         Silicon Valley, CAWith the Covid 19 virus epidemics we ha...