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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 […]

Ask Denise: Keeping a Fresh Pace

Q: “Denise, I know I am not the only one having a weird year. Spring is usually my busiest time and while I am lucky to have had a steady stream of transactions, due to COVID, overall my production is down. I am not concerned about the financial side because I have some other transactions […]

Surrender, Delegate, and Succeed!

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Zebra Report. This week I want to talk about something that smart business-people do, something that great leaders do, and something that organized people do. What’s the secret? It is the ability admit when you’re not good at doing something. It’s the ability to recognize that you need […]

Powerful Words to Live By, Thanks Neil!

With thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson National Geographic calls Neil the world’s most famous astrophysicist. Since 1996 he has been the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. I was recently having a conversation with my CEO Shauna Naf and we discussed a statement he […]

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 […]

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