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Celebrate Your 2021 Accomplishments

This year has enjoyed a super robust market. I have had agents from all over the country talk to me about how the pandemic has helped them make some important changes in their business and personal life. A common thread that I see in many of these conversations is comparing this year to last year […]

Time and Money Wasters – They Might Be Dragging Your Business Down!

Have you ever had a leaky faucet? One that drip drip drips all day and night? Maybe one that you know should be fixed, needs to be fixed, but it isn’t your biggest priority? Then the water bill comes and you are shocked to learn that the little drip drip drip has resulted in an […]

Prioritizing Your Rocks

You are likely familiar with the Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand story and demonstration… No? Let me quickly explain: Our demonstration includes a jar, rocks, pebbles, and sand.

Facts vs the Gist

Are you a facts agent? Or are you a gist agent? It likely depends on the situation, your personality, your frame of mind, and what the situation really calls for. How you like to receive information may also be different than how you prefer to provide information. The gist isn’t a bad thing – you […]

Reduce the Pressure & Increase the Patience

I have been talking to many of my clients recently who have expressed that they are feeling overwhelmed from Covid and just wished everything could go back to the way it was. They do not feel like themselves, and their business doesn’t feel like it used to which is causing them great distress. The last […]

The Power of One

This week I want to talk about efficiency and getting things done. I know that this sounds like such an elementary topic, but I hear this from my clients all the time! They are struggling to get something done, but they are getting so distracted that they are putting too many things to do on […]

How to Get Back in Control in an Out-of-Control World

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t get reminded just how much things have changed this year and how dramatically those changes have affected the lives of so many people. When I accepted that this would be a year of monumental changes, I also had to accept that I had very […]

Strong Roots – Strong Business

Hi, everyone. Welcome to this week’s zebra report. Today I want to talk about the importance of staying put, staying on course, and trusting your business plan. More importantly, trusting that the clients you take care of will be loyal long term clients if you just stay the course with them.

Ask Denise: Planning My Exit Strategy

Q: “Denise, I am five years away from retirement and I am trying to decide how much I want to ramp up my business before retiring. I am on track for a comfortable retirement, so I don’t need to ramp up for the money, but I do think I need to go out with a […]

Be Still and Enjoy the Holiday

Hi, everyone. I just want to wish everyone a fantastic Fourth of July.I don’t really want to talk about the real estate industry this week, but I do want to talk about how important it is for anyone in business, real estate agents or any professional, to just take time to be still. Enjoy the […]

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