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Ask Denise: Motivation & Focus

Q: “Denise, I am following your advice and not getting freaked out by the current state of affairs. I am worried about income, but I figure everyone is in the same situation. Here is my issue: I really want to work on my business structure and systems right now, but nothing is holding my attention. […]

If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

Ask Denise: The Best Laid Plans

Q: “Denise, I am sure you have heard this a million times. I have a marketing plan in place. I plan on mailing to my database each month like you said. I am doing open houses like you said. And I plan on marketing to expired listings like you told me. But the only thing […]

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 […]

Ask Denise: Business Plan to Action Plan

Q: “Denise, I am just working on my business plan for 2019 and I know you are a big proponent of an action plan rather than just a business plan. I am thinking through how this could work for me. I have a list of stuff I want to accomplish in 2019 as well as […]

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

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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 […]

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