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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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Nerdin Gardens: Growing a Pair.  Many times while journeying through life, we must take a stand, whether it be for ourselves, a family member or to defend business practices. At one point in my real estate career, someone told me that I needed to grow a pair. So I did!  ... The tenacity you need ...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
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Joni Mitchell paints a lovely picture of idealism versus reality when she wrote the song; Both Sides Now.  Some of us look at clouds with such wonder and optimism... like ice cream castles in the air.  Others look at clouds as blocking the sun; raining and snowing on everyone.  Recently, I had a ...

By Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida
(eXp Realty)
Comments 6
Are you in search of  some really good reads when it comes to Real Estate? Then, you're in luck, as Sharon Paxson has compiled an amazing list of Real Estate know how.  Be sure to take a look as there's something for everyone. As a new month begins and social distancing continues, I’m trying to f...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Comments 36
Sonnet’s Best in Show   Once in full bloom, Sonnet was averse to blending in with her surroundings. She chose the brightest color for a most excellent costume.  Frocked in a pristine white bonnet and matching, frilly gown, she haughtily desired to be the center of attention, hands down.  Away she...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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Just Because It Is a Seller's Market...The level of frustration for buyers in the current Bristow/Gainesville marketplace is through the roof.  So many buyers for every listing that comes up on the market means that there are often five or more buyers knocking each other out to win the home.  Clo...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 1
Today when we talk of successful people in the field of real estate, many names are found before our eyes in the world, and many people are very successful in themselves, real people in the real estate sector. I maintain a different name, but in all this, if we talk about Stuart Rubin, this perso...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 60
Real Estate world is Red I am waiting for it to turn Yellow. Pennsylvania is one of the only states Real Estate is not considered essential. The Real Estate Industry closed down March 18, 2020, We as agents have been allowed to apply for unemployment. What a shock it was. Applying for unemploymen...
Stuart Rubin real estate offers advice to the real estate companies about investment in the projects. There will be an offering of information about debt and equity financing to the client. Commercial, office, and residential services will be provided through the real estate advisor to the person...
Whether there is buying of the raw land or developing construction projects, the job will be managed through the guidance of stuart rubin. The share of profits will be significant for the growth and development of the business. The role of Stuart will be as a property developer. There will be a r...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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Your support means the world to us! Hope to work with you again in the future. We make this as our motivation to make our services more client oriented reaching for excellence. Thank you from the TwoMoveYou Team!

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 9
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 Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 14
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 Drick Ward Property Management / Broker Assoc, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
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For agents who have vacant listings, your mailbox may be a target for fraud if it is not key protected (like cluster mailboxes or some individual boxes that prevent snoopers from getting your mail without a key).  At vacant listings, be sure the post office has a stop order on all mail because th...

By Jessica Gonzalez, Phone Chargers for Real estate Agents
(Incharged-Cell Phone Charging Stations)
Comments 0
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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Focus on positive outcomes and continually take the next action of the most important thing. At MyOutDesk, we stress to our clients on continuously improving your operations for continued, optimal results!If you can’t make that shift, you’ll quit growing – and your business will spend all its ene...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 1
Whether you prefer to read in your bed, work on your laptop, or loves to binge-watch Netflix shows — constant sitting can cause severe neck pain and backache. However, you can sit read, work, or watch comfortably without any backaches if you have a soft and comfy Reading pillow. These reading pil...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Ten Tips to Be More Likable(Written slightly tongue in cheek, just in case you can't tell!)     I recently received an email from Nova Home Loans here in Tucson with tips we could share with our friends and colleagues.  Of course the first thing that came to my mind was, "Well, if I'm not likeabl...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 23
If you are a solo worker you need to manage your day but once you hire an assistant or add an associate you have an organization to manage.There is a different attitude about work today.  Top down control has been replaced with shared control.  The recent need to work virtually has only accelerat...

By Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 9
I think that we can all agree that in most cases (not all), we real estate agents are fairly well compensated for the service we provide.Part of our services to our listing clients includes marketing the property to the best of our ability.This photo is an image from our MLS.  It is one of 22 pho...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 10
No Man Left Behind During the House Hunt The pace of the real estate market in the Bristow/Gainesville area, really for all of Northern Virginia, is insane.  While seventy percent of my business is being at the helm of listings and assisting my sellers in staging, pricing, marketing and negotiati...