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How to Let Go and Learn to Delegate

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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 […]

Coping With Life as a Business Owner

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How many hats do you wear? As a real estate salesperson, you’re painfully aware that you’re not just a salesperson. You’re a marketer, financial consultant, troubleshooter, negotiator, computer repair person, legal consultant, and customer service representative, not to mention the owner of a small business. Yes, you are the President, the Chief, the Boss and CEO […]

Persistence is Powerful: Lessons I’ve Learned from Mati

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Her name is Matilyn (I call her Mati or Monkey) and she is one of my daughter’s best friends. After years of her spending time in my home and at horse shows together she has become my friend too. In fact, my daughter jokes that when Mati comes to visit, she is really coming to […]

Zebras On Safari!

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For those clients who have been with me awhile may remember Virginia – she is a world traveler! Recently she went on safari in Africa and took the amazing zebra photos you see below which she, of course, sent to me… Aren’t these guys cute? Thank you, Virginia, for your #zebraspotting contribution!

Pricing in a Hot Market

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Sellers can be very unrealistic about the price they want you to list their home for, especially when the market is moving quickly and in their favor. Many agents get caught up with their seller’s optimism because, to some degree, they feel the seller has a point. After all, homes are selling like hotcakes and […]

Aging in Place: What You Need to Know

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Every year when I do my annual predictions I make a prediction on home renovation activity. It is no secret to anyone who has read these predictions that I have been predicting record high renovation projects to be started and completed in the next five years. The reason for this is very simple, people are […]

Online lead generation: Worth the Money or Waste of Time?

I have worked with literally dozens of agents who have tried to get their lead online.  Most of them have signed up for an online  lead generation system of some kind.  These online lead generation systems make a lot of promises but do they deliver on those promises? I know you have all seen the […]

Ask Denise: Mid-Year Tips for “Almost Now” Clients

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Q: “Denise, this spring has gotten away from me and I have a few ‘almost now’ clients in my pipeline that I need to reach out to. What do you suggest?” A: I would suggest putting together a half-year market review for the area they are considering either buying or selling in. This should include a […]

Nuts-and-Bolts Online Resources for Organizing Your World

Of all the things I have seen transform an agent’s business I can tell you that helping them get organized both personally and professionally can have a dramatic effect on their business and confidence.  Finding your own way to keep everything in your world organized is critical to staying on top of your game.  Many […]

Featured Design: Day on the Sound – Andree Hurley

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This week we are proud to feature our latest brand created for Andree Hurley! Andree, one of our ENCORE coaching clients, is an avid kayaker and waterways advocate. Therefore, our Instant Identity brand “A Day on the Sound” was a great place to start! We customized the image bar on the left with images of […]

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