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The Power of Giving Back

Real estate agents are reminded everyday of how important it is to give back. When an agent gives up their time, talent, and expertise, they have the ability to change people’s lives or to reduce stress during what is often a very difficult transitional time – because when people are buying and selling real estate, […]

It Could Happen To Anyone

It happened to me and was life changing. The recent report about the broker in Snohomish County, Washington who was assaulted at an open house brought me back 20 years when I too was assaulted at an open house. Although this is difficult to share and I am sure difficult to read, I would be […]

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 […]

Anything is Possible with Persistence

I can still clearly remember the day my daughter Alannah called me from college to tell me she had found a homeless dog. Her school was over 1000 miles away. She was living in a no-pets-allowed apartment. So this newly rescued dog would not be possible for her to keep. I knew where she was […]

Ask Denise: Taking Sundays Off

Q: “Denise, I am going to make a bold move and take Sundays off. I know that you did that too when you sold real estate. I am concerned about making Sunday a ‘no client’ day. Will that cut me off for potential business? How do I handle not responding to calls and emails? I […]

Ask Denise: Messy Office Mate

Q: “Denise, my office mate is driving me crazy. We are like the Odd Couple. Every night I spend a few minutes putting everything away, filing and wiping down my desk for a clean start in the morning. However, her side of the office looks like a tornado hit it. There are files and papers […]

Counting Blessings: My Dad

As the year draws to a close… COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! Many of my clients know that 2016 was a very difficult year for me because I lost my father. I have never experienced the level of emotional pain I felt when I lost the man who brought me into this world. I have never spoken […]

Choosing Your “Theme Word” for 2017

As we edge closer to the New Year it is important to reflect on the year you just had. Were you happy with your production and the client care you were able to give your clients or were you spinning your wheels only to find yourself coming up short in the income generation category? Often […]

Ask Denise: Name Tag

Q: Denise, do you think it is weird that I wear my REALTOR® name-tag every day? Some of my colleagues think it is over the top. A: I actually think that when you wear your name-tag out in the field that it is a sort of uniform. When you wear a uniform, there is an […]

Ask Denise: Considering Client Gifts

Q: Denise, I want to do something special this Christmas for my clients, but there are so many different religions represented that I don’t want to offend. What do you suggest? A: In my experience you can rarely go wrong with either: 1. A real estate property report (not a gift but it is a […]

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