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Ask Denise: Database Cleanup

Q: “Denise, I am currently cleaning up my database and I have a number of past client sellers who have moved out of the area. I am about to begin a mailing campaign to everyone in my database, but am not sure I should include people who no longer live here. What do you think?” […]

Ask Denise: Keeping a Fresh Pace

Q: “Denise, I know I am not the only one having a weird year. Spring is usually my busiest time and while I am lucky to have had a steady stream of transactions, due to COVID, overall my production is down. I am not concerned about the financial side because I have some other transactions […]

Ask Denise: How to Measure Market Demand

Q: Denise, I have been watching your weekly Denise Live and your Market Survival Guides. I want to take some of your ideas and put together a report for my past clients. But I noticed that when you talk about inventory, you indicate that to measure demand, we should look at homes under contract (pendings) […]

Ask Denise: Niche Mailing Campaign

Q: “Denise, I am taking your advice and doing some focused lead generation for the next 90 days. I have identified a shortage of small homes (less than 1000 square feet) in a very popular neighborhood just outside the city center. There have been eight listings that have come on the market in the last […]

Ask Denise: Updating My Brand

Q: “Denise, I have been using my brand for about ten years now. I got a new photo recently and want to change that on my materials and I am thinking about redoing a few things on my brand. You know, lighten things up a bit, rework some of the fonts, adjust some of the […]

Ask Denise: Cautious Celebration

Q: “Denise, our state is entering into a new opening-up phase and I had a crazy idea about sending out a celebratory postcard – like a Happy New Year card but to welcome our new phase and include a few facts on the back about what they can expect for real estate – such as […]

Ask Denise: Addressing the Elephant

Q: “Denise, I had a really odd thing happen yesterday that I can’t stop thinking about and am wondering how I should move forward. I have been working for about two months with my sellers, helping them get their home ready to go on the market in the next three weeks. Although we don’t have […]

Ask Denise: Rebellious Clients

Q: “Denise, I have been working with a buyer couple during COVID. In our area, we have a rule that only myself and one other person can be viewing a home at one time. The other person has to stay in the car. However, the husband has been sneaking in when I am touring with […]

Ask Denise: The Right Time

Q: “Denise, I have a new listing and want to do a Virtual Open House. I would usually do a regular open house Sunday afternoon, but wonder if that is the best day and time if we aren’t doing a live open house. What do you think is the most opportune day and time?” A: […]

Ask Denise: Canceled on Account of Covid-19

Q: “Denise, as a thank you to my buyer clients, I usually host a little housewarming get-together for the new homeowners and the neighbors. It is informal. I usually buy my buyers a fire pit and set up a s’mores buffet. That way the buyers don’t feel like they have to have the house nice […]

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