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Ask Denise: Better Planning

A: “Denise, my office is doing a business planning session in a couple of weeks which I am very excited about. I have no problem with the planning. In fact, every year I make a plan. But how close does my actual year come to my plan? That can be measured in light years. I […]

Get Revved Up for 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Ahhhh!!! Can’t you feel it? 2016 is going to be a great year in real estate! There is so much to look forward to and I am thrilled that you are spending your waning days of 2015 reading this article and getting ready for what the new year has in store for you. If you […]

Toss Out That Antiquated Business Plan!

writing out action plan

Agents near and far have been clamoring for a meaty business plan template for 2016. However, my recommendation for 2016 is to keep it short, sweet, and only focus on the action items that are going to bring you business. “But Denise!” they say, “Where do I put my income goals? Where do I put […]

10 Ways to Boost Your Business Any Time of the Year

If you find yourself feeling that you aren’t where you need to be in your business, I have some great ideas to help you take action and get you moving forward. The key to mastering any business or even sport is to keep taking the action you need to improve. Many real estate agents get […]

Ask Denise: Monthly Income

Denise Lones

Q: Denise, as we are heading towards the end of the year, I am looking back at the last two years and feel like I have made good headway coming out of the recession. I would love to take a look at my business and determine what this actually looks like on a monthly basis […]

Celebration Time – Come On!

Party favors

Client appreciation events should be an integral part of every agent’s annual business plan. They are a superb opportunity for you to thank your clients for their business – and their friendship! You may be shocked at the number of leads and referrals a client appreciation event can produce. A successful client appreciation event requires […]

Ask Denise: Paying for Staging

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have a seller who is insisting that I pay for the staging in their home. It is not part of my business model, but this is a listing that I really want. Should I just do it? A:  I think many agents have been in a position like this at some point […]

Ask Denise: Planning for 2013

Denise Lones

Q:  Is it too late to do some effective planning for 2013? It seems like every year I don’t get this on the calendar until the end of the year. By then I’m so tired I don’t even want to think about next year – I just want a break! A:  I believe it is […]

Is Your Business Plan Doomed to Failure?

Overwhelmed Man at Desk

As a real estate trainer and coach I see agents with many different attitudes toward business planning. There’s the agent who has a plan that’s so detailed it lacks flexibility (not to mention the fact that it takes three months to put it together!), the agent who has a plan that’s so lacking in structure […]

Ask Denise: Setting Goals for 2013

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I’m going to try to set goals for 2013. I’ve never done this before, and don’t really know how to go about it. How do I start, and what is the right time to do this? A:  Congratulations! I’m a big believer in goal setting. If you’ve never set goals before, it can […]

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