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Ask Denise: Stormy Weather


Q: Denise, we have a big storm coming in this weekend and I have a listing coming on today. Should I advise my client to wait? That is a great question! On the one hand, if people are likely to stay home, they might spend some time looking for listings online. On the other hand, […]

Ask Denise: Open House Music

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Q: “Denise, I was hosting an open house last week and I was playing some rock music very softly over the home’s sound system (partially because I wanted to highlight the speakers which were throughout the house). However, I had a couple complain. Should I not play music?”

Converting Leads After the Open House


An agent asked me recently, “Denise, how do I convert leads from an open house?” Converting leads at an open house is easy because they already met you and I bet they developed some sort of rapport with you. Furthermore, they took the time to see a home so they probably are thinking about buying […]

Spring Cleaning and Your Open House Checklist


Depending on where you are in the country, you may or may not be experiencing a super-fast market this spring.  A super-fast market is defined as a market where there are many more buyers than inventory and homes are selling in very low days on market numbers for above listing price. I hear agents trying […]

Ask Denise: Pushy Open House Agents?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am having a problem with my buyers and open houses. Several of my buyers are looking at open houses on the weekends, which is fine. I have told them that in order for me to remain their strong advocate they need to let the agent holding the home open know they are […]

Ask Denise: Open House Tools?

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Q:  Denise, I have an open house coming up next weekend. This has been the first open house I have done in a few months because the market is so hot. I know I am going to have a flood of people. What tools do you recommend I bring? A:  Oh, there are so many […]

Don’t Let Vertical Homes Shrink Your Buyer Pool

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During my Club Zebra call this week, I had a wonderful question from my client Laurie Way about how to market and sell unique properties. She mentioned that she often has multi-level properties listed, which are abundant in her Seattle real estate market. Her challenge is that open houses are not effective as the open […]

Agents Beware … Our Image is Being Badly Tarnished on TV!

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I have always been extremely interested in real estate all over the country. Whether it is real estate in Miami, Vegas, Houston, or Hawaii, I love to see what the different real estate markets are like. And so do many other people. Which is why I was so horrified by what I came across on […]

In the News

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The National Association of REALTORS® Nationwide Open House Weekend is this weekend, April 20th and 21st! Check your local Association office for resources! To visit for more open house statistics, please Click Here.  

Open House Season is Open!

Open House Season

My favorite time of the year is here – Open House Season! I love it because agents are charged up. They are polishing their open house tools and putting a shine on everything. Open house season says, “We are open for business!” With the market picking up in many areas, this spring’s open house season […]

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