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Ask Denise: Marketing Listing Presentation

Q: “Denise, I have taken your advice and created an online marketing listing presentation prop on a board, have some of my online syndication samples queued up when I go to a presentation, have samples of my flyers and just listed cards, and have a print marketing board summary. I have come a long way, […]

Ask Denise: Flyer Blues

Q: “Denise, I have a listing with a sign in the front and a flyer box. I put 30 flyers in the box every day, but they are disappearing quicker than normal traffic would consume. I suspect kids are taking them out or perhaps a disgruntled neighbor. This is so frustrating! What do you think […]

Ask Denise: Monthly Gross Income

Q: “Denise, I just tried to do your gross hourly rate exercise and I am all over the map! In January I worked about 250 hours but only brought in $4,000 giving me a gross hourly rate of $16 per hour. But in April, I brought in $30,000 and worked a little less – only […]

Ask Denise: Getting Condo Listings

Q: “Denise, I have had a few condo listings lately and have determined that I really like selling them! What are some things I could do to get more condo listings?” What a great question! My first farm area was in an area of townhouses. There is something very unique about townhouse/condo living and it […]

Ask Denise: Potential Clients

Q: “Denise, I have some would-be sellers who reached out to me last year, but I haven’t really kept in touch. I think now is a great time to list. Should I just call them? Send them a CMA? What do you think I should do?” I have two answers for you. First, you should […]

Ask Denise: Hanging Baskets

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about bringing spring hanging baskets by my buyer clients’ homes who have bought in the next year. What do you think?” A: I love this idea. I do encourage you to let them know that you are coming by before you just stop in. I also suggest you bring hooks […]

Ask Denise: Marketing & Listing Process

Q: “Denise, I have a seller couple who will have their listing ready to go in the next two weeks. This is fantastic. However, they are insisting that I create one of those 3D walkthroughs that they have seen online. Not only is it not cheap to do this, because of the kind of market […]

Ask Denise: Getting Reviews

Q: “Denise, I have had a number of my clients review me on Zillow, but I also want those reviews to be on Yelp, REALTOR.com, and Facebook. Can I just copy and paste?” In a short answer, no. Each client needs to review you individually and rate you from their own account. If your goal […]

Ask Denise: Efficient Updates

Q: “Denise, I am having an issue with my bio. I have my years of experience listed in there along with the number of years I have lived in the area. My problem is that each year I have to update my bios because the number of years change and inevitably, I forget one or […]

Ask Denise: DIY Problem Solving

Q: “Denise, this has been a very tough winter weather-wise, and I have a listing that could really benefit from some landscaping clean up. This is a vacation property in an out-of-the-way area so it has been on the market for a bit longer than I would have liked, partially due to the rough weather. […]

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