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The Power of Being Still

There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. For most of us, this creates a heightened degree of stress and uncertainty.  Over a third of the country has been asked to stay home and our once booming economy has come screeching to a halt.  When can any of us remember being told by the […]

Social Distancing and Productivity Opportunities

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about the doom and gloom of the Corona Virus.  This brings up fear, anxiety and uncertainty for what lies ahead.  We have been down a similar road a number of times before with other viruses and other disasters and one thing is certain, this shall pass and we will […]

Ask Denise: School’s Out!

Q: “Denise, I usually work between my office and home office. I just learned that my child’s school district has cancelled classes for the next two weeks to corral the Coronavirus and I am stressed out about trying to sell real estate and entertain my child at the same time. Any suggestions?” A: Yes! Two […]

If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

Ask Denise: The Best Laid Plans

Q: “Denise, I am sure you have heard this a million times. I have a marketing plan in place. I plan on mailing to my database each month like you said. I am doing open houses like you said. And I plan on marketing to expired listings like you told me. But the only thing […]

Is Your Home Office Costing You Money?

When I first started my real estate career well over two decades ago, real estate agents did not work from home. They worked in cubicles in offices and shared work space.  There wasn’t even an option to work from home. With the expansion of the internet, apps, email, and dashboards available from the coffee-shop down […]

Ask Denise: Controlling Your Space

Q: “Denise, you are going to think I am crazy, but I am having a huge issue concentrating about everywhere I go! I have a CMA to do and I can’t focus on it at my home office, the brokerage office, at Starbucks, the library, anywhere! I feel like my senses are heightened and I […]

Ask Denise: What is Your Word?

Q: “Denise, as one of your coaching clients, I choose a word of the year. But this year the word I chose just isn’t resonating with me. It isn’t inspiring me the way previous words have. Any suggestions for helping me find my word?” A: Absolutely! The first step is to get in a quiet […]

Raise Your Deflector Shield!

Yesterday, I had a great Lunch and Learn with Drew Ebner of Guild Mortgage. It was one of those kicking off the year and getting in the right mindset type of events. One of the topics we touched on was the power of editing out the extra noise and mental clutter that bogs us down. […]

Ask Denise: Resolution Team Up

Q: “Denise, I am working my resolutions but feel like I need a little extra help in these first few weeks. Any suggestions?” A: One great way to get a little extra support, especially if you have both personal and business goals, is to find an accountability partner for each. This might be something as […]

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