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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 […]

Overcoming Unpredictable Income

What’s the Number One thing real estate agents don’t like about the business?  Time and again I hear the same answer: The unpredictability of income. It doesn’t have to be this way! There is a rampant delusion out there that real estate is a “feast or famine” business.  Every day agents say, “I don’t know […]

Following Your Passion

This is a story about an amazing client of ours, Linda Arvanitis, and her dog, Buck. Many of you who are selling real estate today are doing so because it is your calling. You might have had a former career in retail, in sales, in management, or maybe you are even like several of my […]

Challenging Appraisals in Today’s Real Estate Market

There isn’t a week that goes by lately that I don’t hear a nightmare appraisal story from one of my clients. There has been a huge surge in appraisal challenges in the last 90 days and it makes me wonder what is going on! Many transactions today are being delayed because appraisers seem to be […]

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