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Ask Denise: Welcome Fall

Q: “Denise, I know this is crazy but I love fall! I love pumpkin spice everything, the cute pumpkins, apple cider…I love it all. I have been thinking of putting together a “Welcome Fall” package for my past clients. Do you think this is cheesy or a good idea?” A: I think it is a […]

Ask Denise: Postcard, Letter, or Social Media?

Q: “Denise, what is more effective for a farm: postcards, letters, or social media advertising?” A: Great question! When I think of the most effective type of farming, I like to think in terms of layers and the more layers you can add, the more effective your connecting with the people in that farm will […]

Ask Denise: New Mindset, New Results

Q: “Denise, I just lost another listing and this one was with a past client. I am crushed. Another agent came in promising a listing price that I know is too high, drone photography, and light staging – which I do! He also said that his company’s market share is top in the country and […]

Ask Denise: Blocking Out Project Time

Q: “Denise, I had two projects that I really wanted to get done this summer for my business: Start planning my late fall client appreciation event Get my database updated But my business has been crazy this summer and every time I sat down to do it, I had a seller who was thinking about […]

Ask Denise: Highlighting Industry Experience in a Visual Bio

Q: “Denise, I am a newer agent and am having a difficult time competing with more-seasoned agents. But my background is as a mortgage lender, so my experience in the industry is relevant. What do you suggest?” A: I think you need a document that outlines your years of service to the real estate industry.

Ask Denise: Branding Bottles?

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about getting water bottles for my open houses with my branding on them. What do you think?” A: While I certainly applaud the use of your brand on just about anything, I wonder if this is consistent with your goals which, in this case, are to provide brand recognition for […]

Ask Denise: Tactfully Marketing to Sensitive Niches

Q: “Denise, I just went through a divorce. It was brutal and now I want to help others in the same position. I want to help people take a much more collaborative approach to deciding what to do with their real estate assets. Do you think this approach is unrealistic?” A: Not at all. Divorce […]

Ask Denise: Effective Networking

Q: “Denise, how can I make my meetings with my networking group more effective in terms of getting business?” Great question! The first thing you can do is make sure you are making a great impression. That means showing up early, not being on your phone, dressing appropriately for the group, and not leaving early. […]

Ask Denise: Investing in Branding

Q: “Denise, I know I need to develop a brand for a whole lot of reasons. But what is holding me back is the cost. I have heard it can cost thousands and thousands of dollars and I just don’t have that kind of cash!” A: I can’t speak to what other companies charge, but […]

Ask Denise: Past Client Care

Q: Denise, I have been burned by past clients this last year. I have had 3-4 people who wound up going with another agent. I am mailing my past clients and sphere each month, but I don’t call or see them live. Is the monthly mailer enough? Do I need to do more? I am […]

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