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Open Houses on Holiday Weekends

Today, I’m talking about running open houses during busy holiday weekends. I had a question yesterday from one of my clients, “Do you do have an open house on a holiday weekend? Don’t you? What has that been like?” To answer that, I want to give some perspective and talk about the do’s and don’ts. […]

Your Closing Statement – A Powerful Ending!

Today I want to talk about the importance of having a strong final or closing statement that you can say to your clients.  This is extremely important, especially in this highly competitive market.  When you are on a listing appointment it is important to remember that you are often competing against other agents and you […]

Motivating Sellers – Opportunity Sellers vs Life-Change Sellers

If you are creating a campaign to attract sellers, one of the elements that is likely top-of-mind is your call-to-action. A call-to-action is that piece of information that creates urgency and causes a potential seller to pick up the phone. For example, if you have presented information on a median sales price increase in a […]

The Danger of Not Doing Your Research Before You Open Your Mouth

I received a call recently from a client that was upset because she had lost a listing that she was sure she was going to get from a past client.  When I asked her why she thought she did not get the listing she told me that she had no idea.  So, I asked her […]

Refinancing & The Adverse Market Fee

There was BIG NEWS today in the mortgage world. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced that they were granted permission from the Federal Housing and Finance agency to charge an “ADVERSE MARKET FEE” of .50% on all refinance loans. This fee which the lenders are saying is to address risk management because of the current […]

Ask Denise: How do I Capture the Vacation Boom?

Q: “Denise, I work in a rural area that has a fair trickle of vacation home traffic this time of year, but I am shocked at the pace of this market. It seems like as soon as something comes on the market, it is under contract in a crazy short number of days. I thought […]

Branding Spotlight: Virtual Listing Presentation

Are you ready to make a powerful impact in listing presentations, while maintaining social distancing? We are here to help you construct the perfect presentation for a guided tour of your services and expertise — whether you are meeting virtually or in-person! Our interactive Virtual Listing Presentation package is an interactive and highly visual PDF […]

Ask Denise: Addressing the Elephant

Q: “Denise, I had a really odd thing happen yesterday that I can’t stop thinking about and am wondering how I should move forward. I have been working for about two months with my sellers, helping them get their home ready to go on the market in the next three weeks. Although we don’t have […]

A Health Crisis, Not Housing Crisis = Opportunity!

The fundamentals of a strong real estate market are simple: Strong demand and a healthy supply makes for a good real estate market. But what happens when the world is faced with a health crisis and real estate agents are faced with the challenge of having to navigate unchartered territory?

Ask Denise: Trouble with Pricing

Q: “Denise, our market has picked up all of a sudden and I am having some trouble with pricing. All my comps that sold in the last 90 days are only comparable in terms of house style and specs, not what I am currently seeing in the market. What do you think I should do?” […]

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