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The Last 90 Days Can Make or Break Your Year…and Set the Tone for Next Year

Every year around this time I hear from agents that are examining their current year’s production and are worrying about finishing the year strong.  After nine months of hard work it is normal for agents to get tired, lose some of their selling steam, and be looking forward to the holidays.  Most agents want a […]

Ask Denise: Welcome Fall

Q: “Denise, I know this is crazy but I love fall! I love pumpkin spice everything, the cute pumpkins, apple cider…I love it all. I have been thinking of putting together a “Welcome Fall” package for my past clients. Do you think this is cheesy or a good idea?” A: I think it is a […]

Ask Denise: Postcard, Letter, or Social Media?

Q: “Denise, what is more effective for a farm: postcards, letters, or social media advertising?” A: Great question! When I think of the most effective type of farming, I like to think in terms of layers and the more layers you can add, the more effective your connecting with the people in that farm will […]

Re-Tooling Your Listing Presentation – The Smart Agent’s Guide to Staying Relevant

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read about a new real estate company jumping into the industry with a fancy new idea created to entice sellers into working with their company.  Promises of quick sales and high prices with creative marketing programs abound.  As an agent in today’s diverse offering market […]

Ask Denise: Highlighting Industry Experience in a Visual Bio

Q: “Denise, I am a newer agent and am having a difficult time competing with more-seasoned agents. But my background is as a mortgage lender, so my experience in the industry is relevant. What do you suggest?” A: I think you need a document that outlines your years of service to the real estate industry.

Ask Denise: Branding Bottles?

Q: “Denise, I am thinking about getting water bottles for my open houses with my branding on them. What do you think?” A: While I certainly applaud the use of your brand on just about anything, I wonder if this is consistent with your goals which, in this case, are to provide brand recognition for […]

Ask Denise: Tactfully Marketing to Sensitive Niches

Q: “Denise, I just went through a divorce. It was brutal and now I want to help others in the same position. I want to help people take a much more collaborative approach to deciding what to do with their real estate assets. Do you think this approach is unrealistic?” A: Not at all. Divorce […]

Ask Denise: Investing in Branding

Q: “Denise, I know I need to develop a brand for a whole lot of reasons. But what is holding me back is the cost. I have heard it can cost thousands and thousands of dollars and I just don’t have that kind of cash!” A: I can’t speak to what other companies charge, but […]

Ask Denise: Does it “Ad” Up?

Q: “Denise, I have an opportunity to do an ad on a bench in a local golf course. Is this a good advertising opportunity?” A: It depends! When doing any sort of advertising whether it be an ad in a local magazine, an event sponsorship, or even an ad on a bench in a golf […]

Branding Procrastination = Costly Missed Opportunities

When I first started working with new home builders who were developing large residential communities, I was in awe of the amount of effort that went into the branding and naming of the community.  I remember sitting in meetings and focus groups for what seemed like weeks to come up with the branding concept and […]

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