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Ask Denise: Theme Word for 2018

Q: “Denise, I am trying to determine my word or go-to theme for 2018. I am thinking of “Transactions”. What do you think?” A: If your goal is to get more transactions done in 2018, while I think that is great, your goal or theme should be based on action that you need to take. […]

Ask Denise: Winter Doldrums

Q: “Hi Denise –  I am struggling with the winter doldrums! I think the market is slowing down, so why don’t I just take some much needed time off?” A: If time off is what you need then of course you need to take time off.  Taking time off is more dependent on when you […]

Smart Agents Start Business Planning For 2018 NOW!

A successful business plan consists of three very important parts. We will be talking about each of these over the next three weeks. To create a business plan that helps you increase your income and improve your quality of life you have to first analyze your past business to get a really good assessment of […]

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 […]

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