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Is Your Comfort Zone Killing Your Business?

Think back to the last time a buyer asked you to show a home on your day off. Did you agree to do it? If so, you may be operating in your Comfort Zone! Have you made a commitment to yourself to start doing video, but have made excuses for yourself? Lack-of-time, need-a-haircut, bad-lighting type […]

Does Your Business Need a Visual Disruption?

We have a new employee at The Lones Group this week (welcome, Izabella!) and with it came the usual reconfiguring of desks and equipment. The plan is in place and by the end of the week, furniture will be moved, vacuuming of baseboards and spaces behind desks will happen, people will move around and starting […]

Ask Denise: Regaining Control

Q: “Denise, I am struggling with balancing everything I have going on right now. With the end of school for my kids, four listings, two buyers who are dragging me all over the county, and dealing with extended family drama, I feel like I am about ready to explode. How do I regain control?” A: […]

Ask Denise: Too Much Yes

Q: “Denise, as I look back on 2018, my common theme was too much yes…not enough me. Meaning, I said yes to way too many people – buyers wanting to see homes out of the area and out of their price range, sellers with high price expectations, and even my kids expecting I could take […]

Ask Denise: Better Planning

A: “Denise, my office is doing a business planning session in a couple of weeks which I am very excited about. I have no problem with the planning. In fact, every year I make a plan. But how close does my actual year come to my plan? That can be measured in light years. I […]

The Power of Giving Back

Real estate agents are reminded everyday of how important it is to give back. When an agent gives up their time, talent, and expertise, they have the ability to change people’s lives or to reduce stress during what is often a very difficult transitional time – because when people are buying and selling real estate, […]

The Top 3 Self-Imposed Business Pressures

And how they can keep you from taking the action you need! I work with different clients with different personalities every day. Although there are sometimes personal challenges that cause them to lose their mojo, what I find more often is that agents get paralyzed by themselves. They get in their own heads and so […]

Ask Denise: Building Connections

Building Connections in a New Market with New Construction

Q: “Denise, I am new to my area. I am trying to get up and running quickly in my business and I have been approached by a listing agent for a new housing development who is wondering if I can work with buyers who come in. On the one hand, it would be great to […]

SURRENDER… and Win!

A client of mine came to me two years ago who was overwhelmed with where she was at in her business. She felt that she had hit her peak and would never again get back to where she had been years earlier. She had given up, was tired, and had lost her mojo. She even […]

Are You Riding the Wave or Treading in the Trough?

Ahhh…summer! On the one hand, I love summer. Warm days and nights. Time out by the water. My dogs frolicking with abandon. But I am always wary of summer because of what comes next. Once agents put away their swimsuits and flip flops panic mode sets in because they have been tending to their suntans […]

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