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Ask Denise: Mentorship

Q: “Denise, I have been asked to mentor a new agent. I am flattered and have wanted to give back, but I don’t know exactly what to expect. I don’t want to overextend myself but I do want to be fairly compensated for my time. What do you think?” If you have been asked by […]

Ask Denise: Resolution Team Up

Q: “Denise, I am working my resolutions but feel like I need a little extra help in these first few weeks. Any suggestions?” A: One great way to get a little extra support, especially if you have both personal and business goals, is to find an accountability partner for each. This might be something as […]

Ask Denise: Business Resolutions

Q: “OK Denise, one of my resolutions is to get my database mailer out each month like clockwork. Any suggestions for making sure I get that done?” A: I do have a suggestion for you: Treat your business needs like you would your client’s. The reason that we don’t get things like this done is […]

Ask Denise: Prep for 2020

Q: “Denise, I am looking forward to it being quiet for the next couple of weeks in my business. I will be doing some fun things with my family, but do you have any suggestions of how I can put a couple of days of quiet time to good use?” A: I certainly do! In […]

Ask Denise: Success! What Next?

Q: “Denise, I just did Photos with Santa event that allowed people to bring their pets to visit with Santa. My clients loved it! How can I do more to capitalize on this? Can I share some of the photos on social media?” A: You should find out from your photographer if you can use […]

Ask Denise: A Comfortable Groove

Q: “Denise, I am thinking of retiring sometime in about five years. I am at a point in my business where I am happy with the business I get from my past clients, friends, and family. I keep in touch with them every month with market updates. I want to start taking more time off […]

Ask Denise: Mending Friendships

Q: “Denise, I am just sick. I just helped a friend sell their house. At my recommendation, they put their home on the market this spring as I indicated it was a great time to sell. They prepped the home and put it on the market just as many additional sellers did the same thing […]

Ask Denise: How to Handle the Holiday Slump

Q: “Denise, it seems like my business falls off at this time of year every single year…and I panic. I am so sick of feeling this way over the holidays. Can you help me get through this?” A: Every business has a pace. If your business gets quiet this time of year every year, then […]

Ask Denise: New Business Card Blues

Q: “Denise, your team developed my brand last year and I absolutely love it! I use it on everything. But a month ago I changed brokerages and there it is a requirement that I use their company business card. It is hideous! Should I just use my branded business card anyway?” A: Some brokerages are […]

Ask Denise: “I have a Buyer” Letter Campaign

Q: “Denise, I have buyers who missed out on buying a property a few months ago (multiple offer situation). They are specific in the building they want to buy in. When they first missed out a few months ago, I sent a letter to the homeowners indicating that I had a bona fide buyer. But […]

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