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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. […]

Ask Denise: Camera Shy

Q: “Denise, with social distancing and trying to adjust to this new normal, I guess I am finally going to have to get comfortable with video or at least using a web cam of some sort. Any suggestions?” A: That’s right! This is a great time to finally get comfortable and dive in! Here are […]

Ask Denise: School’s Out!

Q: “Denise, I usually work between my office and home office. I just learned that my child’s school district has cancelled classes for the next two weeks to corral the Coronavirus and I am stressed out about trying to sell real estate and entertain my child at the same time. Any suggestions?” A: Yes! Two […]

Ask Denise: Trouble with Pricing

Q: “Denise, our market has picked up all of a sudden and I am having some trouble with pricing. All my comps that sold in the last 90 days are only comparable in terms of house style and specs, not what I am currently seeing in the market. What do you think I should do?” […]

Ask Denise: The Best Laid Plans

Q: “Denise, I am sure you have heard this a million times. I have a marketing plan in place. I plan on mailing to my database each month like you said. I am doing open houses like you said. And I plan on marketing to expired listings like you told me. But the only thing […]

Ask Denise: Is My System Broken?

Q: “Denise, I have been working on my systems with my team. We have a system for buyer closings which includes a closing gift. This closing gift is right there on my team’s closing checklist, but I realized this morning that no one had bought it. Clearly my system isn’t working. Help!” A: Your system […]

Ask Denise: Controlling Your Space

Q: “Denise, you are going to think I am crazy, but I am having a huge issue concentrating about everywhere I go! I have a CMA to do and I can’t focus on it at my home office, the brokerage office, at Starbucks, the library, anywhere! I feel like my senses are heightened and I […]

Ask Denise: What is Your Word?

Q: “Denise, as one of your coaching clients, I choose a word of the year. But this year the word I chose just isn’t resonating with me. It isn’t inspiring me the way previous words have. Any suggestions for helping me find my word?” A: Absolutely! The first step is to get in a quiet […]

Ask Denise: Meaningful Reconnecting

Q: “Denise, yesterday at your Summit (#RESS2020) you presented an interesting tool for agents to use to reconnect with past clients they haven’t been in touch with for a while. Can you share that with me? I am – er – asking for a friend.” A: Please let your friend know that all hope is […]

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