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Ask Denise: I Need a Bookkeeper

Q: “Denise, I need to buy some bookkeeping software. I am committed to getting my business paperwork and expenses under control before the end of the year and I need some help.” This is really a three-pronged process that starts with your accountant. If you don’t have a good accountant, take the time to find […]

Ask Denise: Scheduling Mayhem!

Q: “Denise, I want to take some time for education this fall. I really feel like I need inspiration and some new ideas to energize my business. But if you were to look at my calendar you would freak out!! Seriously. Between taking care of my aging parents and shuttling them to appointments, dealing with […]

Ask Denise: Pipeline Management

Q: “Denise, thank you for our conversation this week about my pipeline. As we discussed, I keep this on a dry erase board in my office. But I got to thinking about what you said about having a copy with me so I can make quick calls on the go. Should I make a copy […]

Ask Denise: Taking Back My Schedule

Q: “Denise, I am not sure what happened, but over the summer my schedule totally got away from me. From staying up late because the sun was still out, vacations, crazy homebuyers, and my kids being out of school, I haven’t done my Hour of Power in months let alone get my workouts in. I […]

Ask Denise: CRM Software

Q: “Denise, I think it is time I invest in a CRM (customer relationship management software). I want something that has a database manager and allows me to easily create groups within it, create drip campaigns for the clients in my pipeline, allows me to manage an emailed newsletter, and also helps me manage transactions. […]

Ask Denise: Database TLC

Q: “Denise, I need to update my database. It is a mess. I had an issue a few years ago with my CRM that messed up all the data and I just haven’t been sending much out or communicating. How would you suggest I tackle this?” A: I am so glad to hear that you […]

Ask Denise: To Brand or Not To Brand

Q: “Denise, I have been thinking about developing a brand with your company, but when I talked to my managing broker about it, she strongly encouraged me to not develop a brand and to instead use the materials the company provides. She didn’t say I outright couldn’t, but the impression I was left with was […]

Ask Denise: Relocation Niche Market

Q: “Denise, we are getting a lot of people from out of the area moving here and while I hate giving such a substantial percentage of my commission to the relocation companies, I feel this is a market I should be catering to. Your thoughts?” A: You can certainly set yourself up to work for […]

Ask Denise: Easy Leads

Q: “Denise, I am a bit burned out but need some leads. What are some things that most agents aren’t doing?” A: If you are looking for leads quickly, then you need to focus on marketing to people who are either ready to buy or sell. That might mean going after expired listings or FSBOs. […]

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