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 Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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 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 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from dise...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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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 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from diseas...

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 Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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When a client writes a recommendation for your business, it is both personally and professionally rewarding. The seller had moved out of state when he contacted me, so we met over Thanksgiving weekend. He needed to make repairs that he wasn't thrilled with having to make, but it made the differen...

By Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach
(Century 21 Real Estate)
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My Mailbox is Empty! (Hint: A Good Time for Direct Mail) In the past two months, my mail has dwindled. Gone are colorful postcards from local businesses. Now I receive white envelopes containing either bills or fund raising requests.What has happened to Just Listed, Just Sold, and Hire Me postcar...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
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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 Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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According to Suzanne Willis Zoglio, Ph.D. author of 7 Keys to Building Great Work teams, there are seven elements that high performing teams have in common.   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...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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 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, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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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 Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Commercial properties can bring in massive amounts of revenue consistently depending on a myriad of factors. The market in the area that you own a property is going to be extremely important. Certain businesses rely on foot traffic while others can be off of the beaten path for the right price. B...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Did a person know that renovating a small business is complex? It may sound like a small project but involves plenty of options. With excellent communication and coordination, skilled people will be employed for the renovation of small bathrooms. High-level of communication will be great for the ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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We asked a client, “What made you interested in working with MyOutDesk?”They answered, “With another virtual assistant company, I spent money for 6 months and I got nothing out of it. I felt scammed.”Other virtual assistant companies are hurting the trust that businesses have for virtual assistan...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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We’ve all heard by now that real estate services are deemed essential in many states. This means that many real estate agents can continue to show properties with some restrictions of course. And it also means that virtual open house tours are becoming more and more common in the real estate indu...

By Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker
(SharkeyRE LLC)
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October 2019 REAL ESTATE NEWSBrought to you by Brian Sharkey   Can't Afford to Buy a Home? Have You Considered Down Payment Assistance? What's the number one hurdle for renters making the leap to homeownership? That pesky down payment. Even with an FHA loan that only requires a minimum of 3.5% d...

By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
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I'm happy to announce that my YouTube channel is up nd running. It has lots of videos for learning commercial rea estate as well as great advise and best practices in the commercial field.If you want to understand what is commercial related estate about, this is an excellent source.And the best o...

By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )
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Wanda always provides beautifully written posts.... but this one is truly "top shelf"....  from the visual to the narrative Wanda has written, it's truly perfection. Sonnet’s Best in Show     Averse to blending in with her surroundings once in full bloom, Sonnet chose the brightest color for a mo...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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 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 Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Amplify Your Business I am so excited about my upcoming Amplify business planning workshop! This is a brand new class - hot off the press and is the first class we have specifically designed to work in an online environment over a period of four sessions. We have designed this limited-seating wo...

By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Buckhead - Midtown - Westside ... Love our City - Love our Clients!)
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Dear Readers - In this post, our own Margaret Woda from Maryland, shares her techniques for legal compliance while serving her Clients' best interests. She is an example of a real estate professional willing to share her best with all of us!   Margaret details her method for all of us to learn f...

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Margaret Woda, consistently has so many great posts and most importantly is terrific about sharing it to us Rainers and beyond. This article has new & exciting information for all the readers to take advantage from. I, myself will be anxious to learn from it! So many times I write blogs and reall...