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How to Get Back in Control in an Out-of-Control World

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t get reminded just how much things have changed this year and how dramatically those changes have affected the lives of so many people. When I accepted that this would be a year of monumental changes, I also had to accept that I had very […]

Ask Denise: Adding a Buyer’s Agent to My Team. What Should I Look For?

Q: “Denise, I have had a strong business for many years now and I am looking for a way to streamline my time. Not working with buyer leads seems like a great way to do that. I am looking for a buyer agent, but I am not sure what I should be looking for. I […]

Leveraging Your Superpower

This week I want to talk about your superpower, yes you have one! I want to define it, explain it and show you how to put it to work for you. There are so many real estate agents in the field today and there are specific reasons that a client is attracted to working with […]

Sudden or Gradual Decline in Your Business? Look for the Clues!

I have never met a successful real estate agent that didn’t have specific actions that led them to that success. They may not always be able to pinpoint the exact drivers of success, but success leaves clues, and it then becomes easy to identify those action items. Successful agents repeat specific actions and often don’t […]

Ask Denise: Effective Networking

Q: “Denise, how can I make my meetings with my networking group more effective in terms of getting business?” Great question! The first thing you can do is make sure you are making a great impression. That means showing up early, not being on your phone, dressing appropriately for the group, and not leaving early. […]

Pop-Up Brokerages

This past year I have seen some interesting changes and trends in the real estate industry. One is a rise in what I call pop-up brokerages. I define these as a real estate brokerage that has decided to open multiple locations in an entirely new market area in a very short period of time. Many […]

The Quiet Mind: Critical Tips for Peak Performance

A personal practice I have done for over 20 years is called my Hour of Power. It is a time where I sit in my office every workday for one hour of uninterrupted time. I do this so that I can focus on key tasks that I need to do without ANY interruptions. I don’t […]

Turn Off the News and Get Back to Work

I have been overwhelmed with concern from many of my clients about the state of our country now that the election is over and we have a new a new President. I work hard NOT to discuss politics and I will adhere to that rule in this week’s Zebra Report. BUT… I do need to […]

Coping With Life as a Business Owner

How many hats do you wear? As a real estate salesperson, you’re painfully aware that you’re not just a salesperson. You’re a marketer, financial consultant, troubleshooter, negotiator, computer repair person, legal consultant, and customer service representative, not to mention the owner of a small business. Yes, you are the President, the Chief, the Boss and CEO […]

A Foundation for Success, Your Business Vision

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I have coached many agents over the years and the first question I ask them is, “What is your vision for your business?” Without a clear vision for your business, you’re unlikely to ever achieve your business goals. For example, agents tell me all the time that they want to make so much money so […]

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