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Ask Denise: Area of Specialty

Q: “Denise, I am working on editing my buyer and seller packages right now and have a question regarding my “Area of Specialty”. As my business has grown and I have clients all over the county, they are referring me to their friends and neighbors. But traffic has also gotten so much worse and at […]

Ask Denise: Future Value Calculator

Q: “Denise, I am excited about your upcoming investment class, and I want to get my assets and accounts organized before the class. What would you suggest I do for tracking purposes?” A: Great question and I am so glad you are coming to my class! I love the Future Value Calculator because it allows […]

Time and Money

Forgive me, I am feeling a little spicy today so this article is a little more blunt and to the point than usual! I have talked with a lot of stressed out agents this week who are doing too much themselves and not taking advantage of opportunities to leverage their time. If that sounds like […]

Wildly Successful Wild Ideas

I was recently asked this question about gifting. Agents often have a great idea, but then when they tell a few people, that initial great idea can get muddied in the spirit of others helping. If you know an idea is a good one, trust your instinct unless you are concerned that it crosses a […]

The First 5 Minutes

Successful Presentations Follow The Presentation Triangle Real estate professionals are constantly meeting new people and making strong first impressions. Sometimes these impressions are good and sometimes those impressions are not so good.  Whether you are meeting a new potential buyer or seller or even meeting with a client to talk strategy, you must communicate your […]

The Paper Jungle… And How to Navigate Through It!

As a real estate professional, you have to deal with not only your personal and financial files, but also your business files.  Keeping your business files in order could make the difference between having things in order or a chaotic mess that could even lead to legal ramifications.  For both your personal paperwork and your […]

Ask Denise: Nice and Niche

Q: “Denise, as you know, I am a newer agent and have been working hard developing all my systems over the past year with you and your team with Mastery. I am in a transition time in my life and although I am doing all the mailings and implementing the systems we have been talking […]

“Hello? HELLO!!!” Are Your Phone Skills In Line?

I am on the phone every day of my life, most of us are. We send messages and receive messages and often we don’t think about the power of a well-thought-out message or a well-spoken reply to a message. I have been greatly disappointed by the quality of the phone messages I hear and the […]

Effective Communication with Sellers

I want to take a moment to discuss the importance of learning how to instill calm communication and conflict resolution at a listing presentation, especially when it comes to talking about price and handling objections. Too many agents make the mistake of rushing to present all their research and show all their marketing that they […]

Ask Denise: Mastering Stat Reports

Q: “Denise, I really wish I were more stat savvy. I see my competition and their offices put together these amazing reports and what I can generate is really lacking (and I don’t know the first thing about where the stats even come from so that isn’t helping). Help!” A: Your first step is education. […]

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