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Holding Back or Speaking Your Truth

One of the hardest things we are faced with when dealing with difficult people or situations is how to best maneuver our emotions and our need to defend ourselves. Whether it is a personal or business issue where you feel you have been wronged or misjudged you will need to navigate those rough waves of […]

Do You Have Trouble Speaking Up?

Quick show of hands – how many of you had a challenging transaction over the last 12 months? One that was in danger of failing at some point between pending to close? Wow! Let’s see. Hmmm…almost…all of you!

Six Pieces of Data to Wow Your Clients (and tell your market’s story)

Most real estate agents consider themselves “people” people and aren’t as comfortable with data, graphing, pulling numbers, etc. However, if you could master finding out how to pull just six pieces of data in your MLS, I guarantee you will be more confident in your buyer and seller consultations, will be able to drop numbers […]

A Shifting Market? Here’s What You Need to Do!

The real estate market changes all the time as the balance between supply and demand and buyers and sellers changes. If you are seeing shifts in your market – perhaps more inventory is coming on the market, buyers go on vacation, or a new construction development brings on dozens of homes at once, it is […]

Time to Switch Your Elevator Pitch

Today I want to tackle something I hear a lot of people talking about: the elevator pitch. (Some people call it an elevator speech, elevator statement or elevator opening.) It’s a term that bugs me because I don’t like the word “pitch.” It sounds sales-y, pushy, and just plain aggressive. I know that if you […]

Key Communication for Finding Sellers in 2021

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about the severe shortage of inventory in our real estate market and how real estate agents in 2021 need to go about finding sellers. In a business where every day you are seeing shocking list-to-sale-price ratios and these really high sale prices, I’m sure there are moments where […]

Protect Your Peace

Protect your peace. It is probably one of the most important things you can do, not just this season but throughout the year. You need to protect your peace with your clients, vendors, other agents, and all the other professionals we deal with. When I say “protect your peace,” here’s what I’m talking about: If […]

Ask Denise: Planning My Exit Strategy

Q: “Denise, I am five years away from retirement and I am trying to decide how much I want to ramp up my business before retiring. I am on track for a comfortable retirement, so I don’t need to ramp up for the money, but I do think I need to go out with a […]

Covid Communication: Your Chance to Learn

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Zebra Report. This week I want to talk about Covid Communication. Specifically, how our regular, comfortable ways of communicating with each other are really pressed right now because we are in the middle of an epidemic. I’ve had a number of agents that have contacted me this week […]

Ask Denise: Keeping a Fresh Pace

Q: “Denise, I know I am not the only one having a weird year. Spring is usually my busiest time and while I am lucky to have had a steady stream of transactions, due to COVID, overall my production is down. I am not concerned about the financial side because I have some other transactions […]

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