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Social Distancing and Productivity Opportunities

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about the doom and gloom of the Corona Virus.  This brings up fear, anxiety and uncertainty for what lies ahead.  We have been down a similar road a number of times before with other viruses and other disasters and one thing is certain, this shall pass and we will […]

If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

Are You Overstepping Your Bounds… Into a Potential Lawsuit?

Most of us at some point in our real estate career have found ourselves saying or doing something that makes us wish we could turn the clock back. This may be a result of saying something or doing something that causes regret and we can’t undo it. We are left with the stress that comes […]

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 […]

The Impact of Trends in Real Estate Investing – What You Need to Know

Smart investors are always on the hunt for the next big thing. I have been studying real estate investing trends for years, and I have identified trends that greatly affect investors. Here are a few of them: “Secondary” City Growth Many years ago, I began predicting great areas to invest in based on criteria I […]

ANNOUNCING: New Classes for 2019!

I am very excited to announce that we have not one but TWO amazing new classes coming up in 2019. This is IN ADDITION to my Safari which, through the years, has been my favorite workshop. 59 BUSINESS-BUILDING IDEAS THAT ROCK! – A PEEK INTO DENISE’S TOOLKIT There are brokers everywhere who ask me, “Denise, […]

Ask Denise: Market Statistics

Q: “Denise, where do other agents get all this market data? I get a monthly report from my MLS but it is a broad overview of my county and not very helpful for getting data for individual areas.” A: Your first step is to actually go to your MLS or give them a call. In […]

My Top 5 Investor Tips for Serious Real Estate Investors

I have been investing in real estate for a few decades and have learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top 5 investing tips: 1. Weather matters when you are buying real estate. Depending on where you buy, what is going on with the weather makes a difference in what is […]

Pop-Up Brokerages

This past year I have seen some interesting changes and trends in the real estate industry. One is a rise in what I call pop-up brokerages. I define these as a real estate brokerage that has decided to open multiple locations in an entirely new market area in a very short period of time. Many […]

Ask Denise: I’ve Started…Now What?

Q: “Denise, I am a new agent. In fact, I just got my license last week! What do you suggest I do to get up and running quickly?” A: Congratulations and welcome to the business. I love that you are asking for advice right away instead of assuming you can do it all on your […]

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