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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 […]

Ask Denise: Maintaining Momentum

Q: “Denise, I have been keeping my chin up with this whole COVID situation but most of my potential clients have decided to wait. I have kept them up on the MLS stats, have let them know about our local MLS protocols regarding showings, and all five of them, some buyers and some sellers, all […]

Ask Denise: Client Event Substitutions

Readers, last week I addressed a question about client appreciation events and whether you should continue your planning of these with our current COVID situation. You can read that answer here. This week, I wanted to provide some alternative live client appreciation ideas so you can still keep your past clients top-of-mind no matter what […]

Ask Denise: When Can I Plan?

Q: “Denise, I am taking this time to schedule my client appreciation event which I was going to have this summer – a lovely garden party with big hats and tea. I know it sounds weird, but I have gotten a lot of my clients from my garden club, so it is really relevant. But […]

Ask Denise: Covid-19 Care Packages

Q: “Denise, I am thinking of putting together a little Covid-19 care package for my past clients. What do you think and what would you include?” A: I think that is a great idea to stay connected and let someone know you are thinking about them. There are a few ways you could go with […]

Ask Denise: Support First

Q: “Denise, I have been sitting on this letter draft that you wrote but I haven’t sent it out. I am concerned about someone challenging me on the future impact to real estate. I feel like I need answers that I don’t have.” A: Because none of us have a crystal ball, none of us […]

Ask Denise: Motivation & Focus

Q: “Denise, I am following your advice and not getting freaked out by the current state of affairs. I am worried about income, but I figure everyone is in the same situation. Here is my issue: I really want to work on my business structure and systems right now, but nothing is holding my attention. […]

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