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Stop Asking Me if we are in a Housing Bubble!

When home prices are skyrocketing to new record highs it is natural to wonder if what goes up will be coming down.   The question I get asked all the time is when will this happen, are we in a housing bubble, and when will it burst. I want to assure you that our market is […]

A Huge “Thank You” to the National Association of REALTORS®

I have been a member of the National Association of REALTORS® as long as I can remember and as long as I have been licensed. I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It is the one expense I write a check for every year that I truly feel is one of the best yearly investments […]

How the Proposed Tax Reform Bill is Creating Concern with Buyers and Sellers Everywhere

Fear is a very powerful thing and both real estate buyers and sellers are nervous about the proposed Tax Reform Bill and how it will affect them. Many are waiting to see what happens fearing the worst-case scenario. But before you get drawn into the fear and drama you need to counter that with a […]

Be on the Lookout for Up-and-Coming Communities

Recently I had a client call me to discuss how excited she was about writing an offer on an exciting new community in her area. I asked her if it was a community that I happen to know a lot about. She was so surprised that I had so much knowledge about it even though […]

Branding with Group Photos

Every once in a while, I get a question that really warrants more space than my #AskDenise column that is featured in our weekly industry newsletter, the Zebra Report. This is one of those questions. Have you ever spent time and money getting your team together for a photo which turns out perfect? It is […]

The Word “NO” Is Not a Bad Word

If I gave up every time I heard the word NO, I would be defeated and I would simply assume that NO meant that the conversation was at its end.  However, I believe that NO means so much more than NO.  The word NO may be a respectful way for a potential client to tell […]

Listing Presentation MUST HAVE’S

Gone are the days when you can just saunter into a listing presentation and hope your big smile and sunny personality will win over the potential sellers. The challenge today is that there are too many agents competing for the same listings because there are too few listings and too many agents. With listings being […]

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 […]

Predicting Real Estate Inventory: It’s All About the Permits

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have been talking about inventory challenges for years. Many markets across the country have experienced severe shortages of inventory caused by reduced new construction building. This has resulted in dramatically increased house prices. Don’t forget that the real estate market is just like the stock market […]

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, […]

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