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Ask Denise: Beyond Social Media

Q: “Denise, I am an older agent (three years until retirement!). I keep feeling like I am missing the boat when it comes to social media. I don’t want to Tweet! I don’t want to waste my time on Facebook or Insta-whatever! And I certainly don’t want to chat on any Snap-thingy. I don’t need […]

Ask Denise: Opening Doors at Open Houses

Q: “Denise, I am so tired of holding open houses! Every time I ask if buyers are working with an agent, they answer, “yes.” Are they all really working with agents or are they just blowing me off?” A: There is really no way of knowing, but if you are constantly getting shut down when […]

“Hello? HELLO!!!” Are Your Phone Skills In Line?

I am on the phone every day of my life, most of us are. We send messages and receive messages and often we don’t think about the power of a well-thought-out message or a well-spoken reply to a message. I have been greatly disappointed by the quality of the phone messages I hear and the […]

Communication Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes?

Real estate professionals communicate most moments of their working day.  They are problem solvers, negotiators, cheerleaders and counselors.  They make a living communicating and listening.  The more refined your communication becomes and the more intuitive your communication style is the easier it will be for you to connect with your clients and help them make […]

Lessons from Rudolph: A Top Marketing and Branding Guru

Rudolph Zebra

Today I’d like to introduce you to a marketing guru who is a master of his craft. I myself have learned a lot from him. I’d like to share with you some of the incredible insights I have learned from this branding genius. He is a master of attracting attention, developing a strong brand, and […]

Don’t Just Connect…POWER CONNECT!

Real estate is an industry that has seen many ups and downs over the years. It has also seen monumental changes in the day-to-day operations and processes due to technology and the creation of online real estate search sites. Over the past two and half decades I have watched the industry go through monumental changes. […]

Are You Riding the Wave or Treading in the Trough?

Ahhh…summer! On the one hand, I love summer. Warm days and nights. Time out by the water. My dogs frolicking with abandon. But I am always wary of summer because of what comes next. Once agents put away their swimsuits and flip flops panic mode sets in because they have been tending to their suntans […]

Ask Denise: Targeting Two Markets

Q: “Denise, I am going to be relocating to an area that is a high-demand area for retirees from my current area. Just wondering how you think I should use that to my advantage?” A: There are two key audiences that you should be marketing to – your current client base and agents. With your […]

Ask Denise: Collaborating Over Competing

Q: “Denise, if I go on vacation and another agent helps my client out and, in fact, helps one of my clients find a house, write the offer, and complete the transaction (this was a cash client who closed quickly), who gets to keep the client? I thought it was my client but apparently this […]

Ask Denise: Jump-Start the Pipeline

Q: “Denise, I am a little bit concerned about my pipeline. This time of year it is usually overflowing, but right now, I only have two clients in there who are going to be ready in a month or two. What are some things I should do to get things moving?” A: Although there are […]

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