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A Day in The Life of a Realtor – Jack of All Trades

The one incredible benefit of being a real estate agent is that you get to set your own schedule.  Imagine the freedom to work when you want and to be able to sleep in when you want.  Sounds good, right?  That is a fantasy that many real estate agents like to believe but in reality, […]

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 […]

Jump Start for Fall!

Can you believe that we are almost at the end of August and September is right around the corner?  What a great time to reflect back on your year and to celebrate your wins and examine your struggles. With kids going to school and our focus turning away from summer activities, this is a great […]

September – The Gateway to Finishing the Year Strong

Today is July 20th so you might be wondering why I am talking about September. But September is just around the corner (doesn’t it seem like Memorial Day was just a few days ago?) and it is one of those make-it or break-it months in real estate. It can set you up for record-breaking success […]

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. […]

Who Are Your Best and Most Reliable Clients?

Imagine you are in a contest and were competing against 100 other agents. The goal is to be the first to generate a bona fide buyer or seller – that is someone that is ready to put their home on the market with you or to write an offer on a property. The prize is […]

How Much Money Do You REALLY Make?

When I think about how many hours most people work per week, I think you would agree that 40 hours is what most people would guess to be the average hours that most people work in a typical business setting. When I think about real estate agents, I think you would also agree that most […]

Real Estate & Gardening – Kindred Spirits!

Real Estate and gardening have more in common than you might think. Savvy real estate agents have figured this out. Think about planting a garden. You make sure the soil is good quality, you decide what you want to plant, you plant your seeds, and then you water the seeds and tend to that garden […]

Lost your Mojo? Get it back!

Do you feel like you have lost your energy and mojo from the effects of a fast-paced, low inventory market? If you feel like you have, you are not alone. Many agents are complaining of exactly the same thing after finding themselves exhausted from running around with buyers that keep losing during the frenzy of […]

The Quiet Mind: Critical Tips for Peak Performance

A personal practice I have done for over 20 years is called my Hour of Power. It is a time where I sit in my office every workday for one hour of uninterrupted time. I do this so that I can focus on key tasks that I need to do without ANY interruptions. I don’t […]

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