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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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Listen, You Don’t Need that Stuff!

There isn’t a week that goes by that I am not asked about my opinion about a new bright shiny tool, CRM program, app, system or new lead generation that promises to revolutionize the way an agent does business. There are promises of increased income and solutions to every pain point an agent might have. […]

The “E” Word – It might be costing you business!

“I had a bad year because of the market.” “My company didn’t support me enough.” “There’s too much competition in the area I work.” “I’m too new in the business to make a lot of money.” ENOUGH! Do you have “Excusitis”? It’s a rampant disorder in the business world, characterized by frequent and habitual use […]

Watching for the Perfect Real Estate Storm

Sometimes an area has both incredible buying and selling opportunities –  a very rare occurrence.  I call these occurrences the perfect investing storm. Many areas have just come into that storm.  Is yours one of them? This perfect storm of opportunity occurs when inventory declines rapidly in a market where many homes have been sitting […]

The Price is…Wrong?

If your listing isn’t selling and the days-on-market numbers are ticking upward, you need to look beyond your CMA to find out the cause. While most agents rely strongly on their CMA, it often doesn’t give a big picture account of what is currently happening in the market. Recently I had two clients ask me […]

Getting Comfortable with the Truth

Real estate is a people business and can therefore be very unpredictable at times. Clients don’t always do what you think they will do and often they change their minds at a moment’s notice. Real estate requires strong communication skills and the ability to deliver the truth in a factual and practical manner. Most agents […]

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 […]

Lead Generation: Does it Cost You Time? Money? Or Time AND Money?

Many of you know the story of my importing 10,000 teddy bears after I went on a trip to Seoul Korea with a flight attendant friend of mine. This was many years ago prior to me starting my real estate career and what I learned from this experience changed me for the better forever. I […]

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