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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 […]

Why Not NOW?

The #1 enemy of most real estate brokers today is procrastination. While most real estate brokers do not lack creativity, customer service or drive, many of them do lack the ability to get things done. This is not just specific to real estate brokers. Almost every professional in every field suffers from some level of […]

Is It Time to Try the “Distraction Diet”?

Are you feeling lethargic? Pulled in too many directions? Are you unable to complete the tasks you used to handle easily? Feeling weighed down and uninspired? Lacking energy and focus? If so, it may be time for what I call the distraction diet!

Goal Check!

It is hockey playoffs! Hey, I am from Canada. What do you expect? This is a great time to talk about goals and checking! Really though, I am talking about the goals that you started 2018 with and checking-in with how you are doing. We are, after all, moving our way through the second quarter […]

Are Your Hands Full?

I want you to imagine you are out with your family at a picnic. You come across a large meadow full of blackberry bushes that are full of ripe juicy lush blackberries. You start to pick them and realize after a few minutes that your hands are full and you have nowhere to put any […]

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