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Do YOU Have a Buyer?

Of course you have a buyer! It seems about everyone has a buyer these days who is searching diligently for a property. Often these buyers have missed out at least a couple of times in a multiple offer situation, are disappointed, deflated, and the agent has provided a glimmer of hope that they might be […]

Why You Need Rules in Your Business

Today I want to talk about having rules in your business and why it’s so important to stick to them in this market. I was talking with a client a few weeks ago, and they were very frustrated. This client was working with a buyer that started in one area and viewed all the listed […]

Creating a Team or Partnership? This is your MUST-HAVE!

Expectations in a team or partnership.

I have worked with dozens and dozens of partnerships, teams, and businesses through the years. The vast majority of them wind up falling apart. Agents and brokers form alliances with the best of intentions – I am good at this, you are good at that; let’s leverage our time and resources – but usually don’t […]

The Little Things That Have the Greatest Impact

When I first starting my real estate career, many years ago, a very smart mentor/trainer of mine used to tell me ALL THE TIME that it was the little things that would determine my level of success in real estate. It took me years to fully understand the impact of what he was saying but […]

Branding Spotlight: Campaigns = $$$

Campaigns are key to building and maintaining relationships. Campaigns can consist of newsletters, written notecards, calls, meetings, reports, custom research, emails, and even social media. The key is to build a structure of communication so people think of you first when they need a real estate professional. Every relationship is built on campaigns. Birthday cards, […]

The Importance of Having a Strong Real Estate Voice

One of the biggest challenges real estate agents face is confidence. Just about every agent I know suffers from lack of confidence from time to time. Agents who are new face challenges with confidence because they are concerned about their knowledge and expertise. Agents who are trying to tap into a new market or niche […]

Ask Denise: Holiday Cookies

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about making cookies for my clients and delivering them in custom-branded bags for the holidays. What do you think?” A: I LOVE the idea of a gift for your clients in custom-branded bags. However, because of COVID concerns, I would advise that you buy cookies that are pre-packaged and then […]

Ask Denise: Asking for Referrals

Q: “Denise, I am going to be sending a customized property report to all my past clients in December and January followed up by a phone call. I am wondering how you suggest I ask for referrals on that phone call?” A: I DON’T recommend asking for referrals – ever! If you do an amazing […]

Professional Texting Etiquette

Many agents have asked me about proper and professional texting etiquette in our modern world. Texting can be a great way to send a quick message on the go, but you have to use it appropriately. First of all, if you’re texting someone and that person isn’t responding immediately, you need to remember they may […]

Ask Denise: Personality Type Conflict Resolution

Q: “Denise, I have really enjoyed your Denise Live sessions over the last five weeks on personalities. I have learned so much! I have been approaching my clients differently now that I have figured out their personalities and I have gotten AMAZING RESULTS! I have some buyers who were totally MIA who are now back […]

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