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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 […]

Lessons of 2019 and Tips for a Stellar 2020

Welcome back to a new year and a clean slate.  We all know that the new year brings a slew of resolutions and promises to change your bad habits and become the perfect you. Whooooooooaaaa!! Slow down. First, let’s get honest about this resolution business. I have nothing against resolutions, pledges for a better you, […]

Ask Denise: Business Resolutions

Q: “OK Denise, one of my resolutions is to get my database mailer out each month like clockwork. Any suggestions for making sure I get that done?” A: I do have a suggestion for you: Treat your business needs like you would your client’s. The reason that we don’t get things like this done is […]

Five Changes for a Better 2020

Here we are. Just one last business week and 2019 will have sailed over the horizon and into the past. The holidays are nearly here and come January you’ll be refreshed and ready for a fresh start. Right? Have a bad 2019? Put it behind you. It is over. It’s done. It’s time for a new you. It’s […]

This November: Are You Winding-Down When You Should Be Winding-Up?

Every year in mid-November I hear the same comment from agents: “Denise, the market is slowing down. I think I’ll just wind things down, assume nothing else is going to happen, and then wind up next year.” Think again! If you aren’t ready to close your books on your business for the year, it is […]

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 […]

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