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Don’t Let Vertical Homes Shrink Your Buyer Pool

tall building

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!

Hand and Remote pointed at TV

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

Rolled up Newspaper

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 […]

Free Open House Materials

Open House Cover Product

Now through April 20th, receive a free Unforgettable Open House lead generation system (a $497 value!) with the purchase of a branding package. Our packages start at just $1,990 and financing is available. Ready to start the spring season with systems and solutions? Have you been thinking about developing a brand but weren’t sure where […]

Ask Denise: Baking Cookies

Denise Lones

Q:  My broker says I should be baking cookies at my open houses, but I have now burned two batches because I get to talking with potential buyers. That “burned cookies” smell does nothing to enhance the property! How do I tell my broker that I am not Betty Crocker? A:  I would start by […]

Ask Denise: Open Houses

Denise Lones

Q:  I’m trying to do some planning for 2013, and am wondering about open houses. More and more people I talk to think they’re a waste of time. I don’t really like to do them. Should I just leave them out of my plan for next year? A:  That depends! It depends on a lot […]

14 Tips For More Successful Broker Open Tours

broker's open house

Recently, one of my EVOLVE coaching clients expressed frustration at the low turnout for broker’s open houses (or what you might call broker caravans in your area). “Denise,” she said, “I don’t ever seem to have agents show up at my open houses. What am I doing wrong?” Rather than thinking about what she was […]

Ask Denise: Marketing your open house

Denise Lones

Q:   Denise, I don’t have a big budget for marketing my open houses and I’m relying on them to get buyers.  What can I do to get the word out? A:   Craigslist is a great solution, although the need to continually repost the open house ad can be a bit cumbersome.  You might want to […]

Video … it’s Everywhere!


I promised last week I would share a great story about a client of mine in this week’s Zebra Report … and that’s exactly what I’m going to do a little later. But first, let me set the stage … Lately I’ve been thinking about the ‘good old days’ of video technology, when home-grown video […]

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