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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. […]

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 […]

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