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September Buyers and Sellers: Savvy and Serious!


September is a month of new beginnings for kids going back to school and parents getting back to their pre-summer routine. With the busy-ness of the summer finally behind them many buyers and sellers that did not take action in the summer will be primed and ready to move forward in the fall. September can […]

Come on Safari this October 26-27!

Safari Real Estate Coaching with Denise Lones 2016 Bothell and Issaquah

Thank you to everyone who attended our sold out Safari real estate event in Bothell, WA! We had a great time with both new and returning visitors. We have ONE Safari left this year, this October 26-27 in Issaquah, WA! Registration is quickly filling up. Safari Registration and Information Safari is our flagship two-day real […]

Consumer Confidence


…How the election may affect house prices I want to start off by saying that this article is NOT based on my political views and is not meant to support any party. There is no doubt that election years do have an impact on the housing market.  All you have to do is go back […]

The Homeowners Record Book


One of the best things you can do for your buyers when you help them buy a home is to prepare a Homeowners Record Book. The Homeowners Record Book is a binder that you personally prepare for your buyer to provide them with as much information about their home as possible. It is a place […]

Renovation Mistakes You Don’t Want Your Clients to Make


Many of your potential seller clients are opting to do “minor” renovations before they put their homes on the market to sell.  They believe that these renovations will bring them big returns. However, that can be the opposite of what really ends up happening because they fail to do their research and planning before they […]

What is Your Back Up Plan?


Have you ever wondered what you would do with your business if you received a call that required you to drop everything and divert your attention to an issue more important than business?  The call may come from a family member needing your help with an emergency or about an aging parent that needs your […]

How to Let Go and Learn to Delegate


When I first started selling real estate, I was a young “whipper-snapper” who wanted to set the entire industry on fire.  I had it all planned.  I was going to be the Number One real estate agent in America – no, the WORLD! – and I was going to do it alone. Being young and naïve, I […]

The Seasons in Your Business


The calendar turned to a new season week, it had me thinking about how there are different seasons in a business as well. These don’t necessary follow a calendar or the Earth’s rotation. Instead, they tend to follow what is happening for you personally or for others in your personal life. For example let’s take look an […]

On Your Bus and In Your Business


Whether you run your own real estate business, work for a company, or are part of a real estate team, there are people who you rely on day to day to help the business run smoothly. These are the people I call “on your bus”. In an ideal world, the bus runs smoothly. This means […]

Three Important Words in Real Estate Marketing


I know you’ve already heard that old saying that in real estate, the three most important words are, “Location! Location! Location!” Today though, the three most important words that you the real estate agent need to know are, “Database! Database! Database!” The quality of your database and how you use it directly affects your success. […]

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