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Professional Texting Etiquette

Many agents have asked me about proper and professional texting etiquette in our modern world. Texting can be a great way to send a quick message on the go, but you have to use it appropriately. First of all, if you’re texting someone and that person isn’t responding immediately, you need to remember they may […]

Ask Denise: Highlighting Industry Experience in a Visual Bio

Q: “Denise, I am a newer agent and am having a difficult time competing with more-seasoned agents. But my background is as a mortgage lender, so my experience in the industry is relevant. What do you suggest?” A: I think you need a document that outlines your years of service to the real estate industry.

Ask Denise: Market Statistics

Q: “Denise, where do other agents get all this market data? I get a monthly report from my MLS but it is a broad overview of my county and not very helpful for getting data for individual areas.” A: Your first step is to actually go to your MLS or give them a call. In […]

My Top 5 Investor Tips for Serious Real Estate Investors

I have been investing in real estate for a few decades and have learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top 5 investing tips: 1. Weather matters when you are buying real estate. Depending on where you buy, what is going on with the weather makes a difference in what is […]

Serve Solutions, Not Endless Banter

So many agents I talk to find themselves stuck in this communication rut. Part of the challenge is they don’t have a system for effective problem-solving with their clients. Do you ever find yourself talking with a client to whom you just can’t seem to say no? Do you ever find yourself in a conversation […]

Ask Denise: Referral Gratitude

Q: “Denise, I have a business associate (previous career, not in real estate) who has sent me five new clients over the last six months. I have sent a nice card with a coffee gift card each time, but I think I should do something more as a thank you. But I have never had […]

The Power of Timing

When do you list a property? Timing is everything!

In the past month I have heard agents talking about what they believe is the best tine to put upcoming listings on the market. Each of them has their own unique ideas of why waiting or listing right away is more beneficial. What surprises me, however, is that these are closely held beliefs that don’t […]

Ask Denise: I’ve Started…Now What?

Q: “Denise, I am a new agent. In fact, I just got my license last week! What do you suggest I do to get up and running quickly?” A: Congratulations and welcome to the business. I love that you are asking for advice right away instead of assuming you can do it all on your […]

Ask Denise: Car Kit Checklist

Q: “Denise, I just bought a new car and am ready to really get it prepared as my mobile office. What do you suggest I include?” A: I have a special car kit checklist that is part of my Club Zebra PRO checklists that I am making available to you. Here you go! And if […]

Ask Denise: Rejection

Q: “My client refused to do a review for me! What do I do?” A: Before you go jumping to conclusions and assume that they don’t want to review you because you must have done something wrong consider these 3 points. 1. Your client may be the type of person that doesn’t want their name […]

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