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Ask Denise: Planting Good Service

Q: “Denise, it is almost summer and I have a seller who is listing next week. The listing will actually be vacant as they are going on vacation for three weeks. They have done a lot of landscaping and have flowers in pots outside. Usually I would go ahead and water the plants, but I […]

Ask Denise: Targeting Two Markets

Q: “Denise, I am going to be relocating to an area that is a high-demand area for retirees from my current area. Just wondering how you think I should use that to my advantage?” A: There are two key audiences that you should be marketing to – your current client base and agents. With your […]

Ask Denise: Recoup or Regroup?

Q: “Denise, I just closed five properties this month – my busiest month ever! My pipeline is about empty, but I don’t even care. I need some rest!! But the other side of me is thinking I better not take a break and get revved up for the next mountain. What do you think?” A: […]

Ask Denise: Office Update Debate

Q: “Denise, this summer I have to – HAVE TO – update my office. I mean purge, get new furniture, get organized, paint, new rugs – the works! I feel like I really need to do this to calm my mind and be more productive. But my spouse doesn’t see why I need to do […]

Ask Denise: Collaborating Over Competing

Q: “Denise, if I go on vacation and another agent helps my client out and, in fact, helps one of my clients find a house, write the offer, and complete the transaction (this was a cash client who closed quickly), who gets to keep the client? I thought it was my client but apparently this […]

Ask Denise: Making the Most of a Farm

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about starting to mail to my neighborhood which is pretty expansive. The only thing holding me back is wanting to make the bang for my marketing buck in terms of signage. This neighborhood is in an HOA that only allows for little tiny for sale signs that are all this […]

Ask Denise: Jump-Start the Pipeline

Q: “Denise, I am a little bit concerned about my pipeline. This time of year it is usually overflowing, but right now, I only have two clients in there who are going to be ready in a month or two. What are some things I should do to get things moving?” A: Although there are […]

Ask Denise: Difficult Offers

Q: “Denise, I am having an issue with two sets of buyers. In this market, the listing price is never the final sales price with multiple offers. Yet I am having a difficult time getting my sellers to not freak out when suggesting that they may need to increase their offer price by $5,000, $10,000 […]

Ask Denise: Car Kit Checklist

Q: “Denise, I just bought a new car and am ready to really get it prepared as my mobile office. What do you suggest I include?” A: I have a special car kit checklist that is part of my Club Zebra PRO checklists that I am making available to you. Here you go! And if […]

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