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Ask Denise: Opening Doors at Open Houses

Q: “Denise, I am so tired of holding open houses! Every time I ask if buyers are working with an agent, they answer, “yes.” Are they all really working with agents or are they just blowing me off?” A: There is really no way of knowing, but if you are constantly getting shut down when […]

Ask Denise: Warming Buyers to “Freezer Burnt” Listings

Q: “Denise, I went to your Real Estate Success Summit last week and I loved what you said about inventory being on the market being “Freezer Burnt”. I took a look at how long our inventory has been on the market and wow! More than 50% of the homes have been on the market for […]

5 Ways to Wow Your Out-of-Town Buyer

Imagine you had the opportunity to live in another city, a place that you have visited a few times but have never actually lived in. You may have friends or family members that have given you rave reviews about the area but now you must begin the process of researching and finding a place to […]

Many Buyers Not Able to Jump Into the Buying Pool

Sellers all over the country and especially the Pacific Northwest are excited about the sudden and constant rise in house prices. This is extremely beneficial to sellers who back in 2009 wondered if they would ever be able to recoup the losses they had on their homes.

Ask Denise: Difficult Offers

Q: “Denise, I am having an issue with two sets of buyers. In this market, the listing price is never the final sales price with multiple offers. Yet I am having a difficult time getting my sellers to not freak out when suggesting that they may need to increase their offer price by $5,000, $10,000 […]

Ask Denise: Snacks!

Q: “Denise, I have a weird situation. I was showing a couple properties last week. We had been out for a while and we were getting a little hungry. I always carry granola bars with me and offered these to tide us over until the break when we were going to eat. The wife was […]

Ask Denise: Market Reality Check

Q: “Denise, we are having a weird moment in our market right now. Inventory is still really tight, but a lot of buyers seem to be on a break! There are a lot of homes that have been on the market for a while. BUT when I try to talk to my buyers about this […]

Ask Denise: In Person vs Online

Q: “Denise why is it so important to get buyers out looking at more properties in person and less properties on line?” A: Buyers today are getting so frustrated because they think they find their perfect home online only to find out that the home smells, or it doesn’t quite look like it did in […]

Ask Denise: Negative Reviews

Q: “Denise, help! It has been brought to my attention that I have a negative review online. It is on Yelp and since I only have one other review on Yelp, it stands out when someone searches for me. What is worse is this review isn’t even from someone I wound up working with. This […]

Ask Denise: Hanging Baskets

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about bringing spring hanging baskets by my buyer clients’ homes who have bought in the next year. What do you think?” A: I love this idea. I do encourage you to let them know that you are coming by before you just stop in. I also suggest you bring hooks […]

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