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The Last 90 Days Can Make or Break Your Year…and Set the Tone for Next Year

Every year around this time I hear from agents that are examining their current year’s production and are worrying about finishing the year strong.  After nine months of hard work it is normal for agents to get tired, lose some of their selling steam, and be looking forward to the holidays.  Most agents want a […]

The Foundation of All Success: ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!

I have coached many agents over the years and most of them want to know what the “secret sauce” is for success in real estate.  Without any hesitate I quickly reply, “ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!!!” You can have the best vision for your business and the loftiest goals but without taking CONSISTENT ACTION in your business […]

Edit, Edit, Edit… The Key to a More Productive Business and Enjoyable Life

There are only so many hours in a day, days in a week, and weeks in a month.   Time is the one thing that we can’t buy more of.  We are the only ones who are in complete control of our time. It can’t be stored up for a rainy day. Everybody has to live […]

The Top 5 Actions of Super-Producing Agents

Are you working with clients you don’t really mesh well with? Are you spending money getting and chasing leads who don’t return your calls and emails? Do you agonize over keeping in contact with your past clients and in the end, never send anything? Do you find that every year you are working harder but […]

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, […]

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