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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 […]

Turn Off the News and Get Back to Work

I have been overwhelmed with concern from many of my clients about the state of our country now that the election is over and we have a new a new President. I work hard NOT to discuss politics and I will adhere to that rule in this week’s Zebra Report. BUT… I do need to […]

How to Make the Best of Your Time When You are a Site Agent

With builders back in the market, they are calling upon agents to sit at model homes waiting to tour prospective buyers. This article isn’t going to tout the benefits or the cautions about making this commitment (as I certainly do not recommend this for everyone), but instead I am addressing how to make the best […]

5 Tips for Organizing Your Real Estate Office

It seems like getting one’s office organized has been on most of my clients’ minds this January. However, like many busy people, it can be difficult to know where to start. If this sounds like you, here is a list of areas you may want to tackle in the coming weeks: 1. Filing – If […]

Ask Denise: 2017 Word Theme Action Plan

Q: “Denise, I have chosen my word theme for 2017. It is “Reduce”. I want to reduce the amount of new lead generation I take on, want to reduce the amount of stuff I buy and have, want to reduce the complexity of my business. But now I am overwhelmed and don’t know where to […]

Counting Blessings: My Dad

As the year draws to a close… COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! Many of my clients know that 2016 was a very difficult year for me because I lost my father. I have never experienced the level of emotional pain I felt when I lost the man who brought me into this world. I have never spoken […]

Ask Denise: New Year’s Resolutions

Q: “Denise, I’m already thinking ahead to the new year and resolutions. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep all of them, BUT what can a busy agent like me do to stay on track?” A: It sounds like you’re planning on adding more to your routine with your New Year resolutions, but […]

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