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Ask Denise: Holiday Gift Ideas

Q: “Denise, I want to do something special for my past clients this year for the holidays. I already do an annual property report in January and don’t want to do a client appreciation event. I am thinking of something like a gift. What ideas do you have for a great client gift?” A: That […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part II

Last week, I covered ten of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they take on a renovation project. Here is the rest of my list! Failing To Anticipate Chaos When you are renovating you can expect that something will go wrong.  Timing deadlines often can’t be met because when one things go wrong […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part I

Home renovation shows on TV are made out to be exciting, rewarding and easily summed up in a half or full hour. However, there are many things that you don’t see behind the scenes that can be very problematic during a remodel. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they […]

Ask Denise: Advertising Pens?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I just ordered my calendars for my clients and the printer says I can get 1,000 pens for a good price. Do you think this is something I should do? A:  My first question to you is, “Do you have an annual advertising plan?” If so, are pens on that list of needs? […]

Ask Denise: Geographical Farming

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I want to add a lead generation activity for 2015. Would you recommend I focus on social media and post a lot of real estate information? Or should I add a farm area? It is much cheaper for me to focus on social media… A:  Hands down, geographical farming is a reliable, long-term […]

Your Niche Marketing Road Map

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If you enjoyed my Zebra Report last week on targeting a niche market, you are going to love this week’s article on taking the steps to actually hone in on a niche market and determine a marketing plan to get your phone ringing! If you are thinking that the idea of a niche market could […]

Seven Steps to the Perfect Buyer Client Experience

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If you want to create a memorable buying experience that will have your new homeowners singing your praises, here are seven steps to really enhance the services you currently offer and some ideas of how you can improve some of the things that you are already doing. 1)  Mind the money – Have you ever […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate | Week 3: Lifestyle Living

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Today brings us to part three in our series on the changing face of real estate: lifestyle living. To access the other two weeks please click here: Part 1: Micro-Housing and Part 2: Generational Housing. This final, and probably the most important, topic in this series on how real estate needs are changing shows how […]

Ask Denise: Prospecting List of Historic Homes

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, what do you think of my idea to create a prospecting list of historic homes in my area? A:  I love it! But there are a few things I encourage you to do first: Determine your budget. If you can’t afford to send a piece of mail each month to 500 homes, start […]

WHAT IF? Essential Words to Use when Pre-Qualifying a Buyer

Young Buyers with Agent

If you have spent hours driving around buyers who aren’t really ready to buy, you know the importance of making sure buyers are pre-qualified before they get in your car. And I don’t just mean pre-qualified with a lender. I mean agents need to take the time to ask some tough questions of the buyer […]

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