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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 […]

The Right Way to Move Brokerages

There isn’t a week that goes by that one of my clients doesn’t email me to ask for a call to discuss moving brokerages. Real estate brokers are always intrigued when a new company comes to town or they hear about a colleague that recently moved. Is the grass really greener at another brokerage or is […]

Ask Denise: Considering Brokerages

Q: “Denise, there are a few new brokerages in town that are knocking at my door. I am not unhappy with my brokerage, but think I am paying too much for what I am getting. What should my next move be?” I am a proponent of making sure you are indeed getting everything out of […]

Victory for Seattle Landlords: Seattle Must Immediately Stop Enforcing The First-Come, First-Served Law

I am pleased to announce that King County Superior Court Judge Susanne Parisien has struck down the first-come, first-served law adopted by Seattle City Council in 2016. The ruling means Seattle must immediately stop enforcing the law adopted by City Council as it has been found to violate the state constitution. The law required landlords […]

Finding Success Your Way!

I have never met two real estate agents that run their business exactly the same way. Each has their own personality, their own style and their own way of connecting with clients. I am often asked if there is one perfect formula for building a real estate business. I would like to be able to […]

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