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ANNOUNCING: New Classes for 2019!

I am very excited to announce that we have not one but TWO amazing new classes coming up in 2019. This is IN ADDITION to my Safari which, through the years, has been my favorite workshop. 59 BUSINESS-BUILDING IDEAS THAT ROCK! – A PEEK INTO DENISE’S TOOLKIT There are brokers everywhere who ask me, “Denise, […]

The Danger of Waiting

What are you waiting for? TIME your greatest gift or the worst enemy you have in your business. Time is the ONLY thing we cannot buy more of.  We treasure it, we long for more of it, we waste it and we battle it.  The older we get the more aware we are of how […]

The Power of Branding

A brand is a visual expression of who you are, what you offer, and what your clients can expect from you. It is a blueprint of your client experience. It will season conversations about you and your company, and it must be an authentic representation of who you are. Your brand can instantly communicate what […]

Why Not NOW?

The #1 enemy of most real estate brokers today is procrastination. While most real estate brokers do not lack creativity, customer service or drive, many of them do lack the ability to get things done. This is not just specific to real estate brokers. Almost every professional in every field suffers from some level of […]

The Velcro Client: Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without a new model of real estate company popping up threatening to undermine your business. These models are offering creative incentives and discounts to potential sellers and they are making real estate selling look very easy.  Of course, there will always be competition in the real estate […]

How Much Potential Income is in Your Pipeline?

Today’s potential clients are tomorrow’s commission dollars. If you don’t have a system to stay top-of-mind with them who knows who they might actually wind up buying or selling their next home with? What if you had a system that didn’t just keep track of who told you they were interested in buying or selling in […]

Ask Denise: Stuck in Vacation Mode

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I have had a great spring, busier than I have ever been. I took a few well-deserved weeks off this summer and I am having a very hard time refocusing and getting motivated. What do you suggest?” It sounds like this is not quite your moment to get completely back to work. It […]

The Dog Ate My Time-Blocking Schedule

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How are those New Years’ business resolutions holding up? Did you start off the year with great intentions to get organized and complete those client care and business-building tasks that you know you need to do to succeed? Have you made progress in this arena or are you having some roadblocks? Or did you start […]

Don’t Let This One Challenge Ruin Your Plans

Man swamped in paperwork

If you have done your business planning for 2014, you should have developed a list of tasks that you want to accomplish – both the ongoing tasks in your business (such as following up with your database each and every month, perhaps open houses twice a month, checking the MLS every day) and the one-time […]

The Essentials of Working in a Faster Market

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For almost five years agents have found themselves working in markets where sellers’ homes sat on the market for extended periods of time as buyers sat on fences. The market was slow to say the least and the buyers and sellers were slow to make decisions. Fast forward to 2013 and some agents in some […]

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