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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 […]

Anxiety or Covid-19: What is the Real Danger to Your Business?

There are many ways to react about the virus breakout. It doesn’t seem to matter where you go – the news is talking about it everywhere. It is completely normal to feel concerned, unsure, nervous, worried, and more. However, the reality is that there is not a lot that any of us can do about […]

Ask Denise: Mentorship

Q: “Denise, I have been asked to mentor a new agent. I am flattered and have wanted to give back, but I don’t know exactly what to expect. I don’t want to overextend myself but I do want to be fairly compensated for my time. What do you think?” If you have been asked by […]

Getting Comfortable with the Truth

Real estate is a people business and can therefore be very unpredictable at times. Clients don’t always do what you think they will do and often they change their minds at a moment’s notice. Real estate requires strong communication skills and the ability to deliver the truth in a factual and practical manner. Most agents […]

Don’t Let Barriers Drain Your Pool of Buyers

There are many barriers to selling a home in today’s competitive selling environment.   The challenge for many agents is how to discuss those barriers without offending the client.  Perhaps the home you are evaluating has a very strong cat urine odor or the seller has just told you that they expect you to be at […]

Personalities and Pending to Close – Your Golden Opportunity!

A highly-overlooked referral opportunity in an agent’s business is the “pending to closing” process. And the more you can tune into a client’s personality during this time, the more effective you can be with that client. In fact, when done correctly this process can yield an incredible referral business. When a buyer or seller is […]

Are You Closer to a Sale or a Price Reduction?

One of the most discussed topics between real estate brokers and their peers is pricing.  Pricing a home to sell is both an art and a science.  But why do so many homes sit on the market gaining days on market dust and creating nothing more than frustrated sellers and real estate brokers? The answer […]

Time and Money

Forgive me, I am feeling a little spicy today so this article is a little more blunt and to the point than usual! I have talked with a lot of stressed out agents this week who are doing too much themselves and not taking advantage of opportunities to leverage their time. If that sounds like […]

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 […]

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