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Ask Denise: Cautious Celebration

Q: “Denise, our state is entering into a new opening-up phase and I had a crazy idea about sending out a celebratory postcard – like a Happy New Year card but to welcome our new phase and include a few facts on the back about what they can expect for real estate – such as […]

Ask Denise: Rebellious Clients

Q: “Denise, I have been working with a buyer couple during COVID. In our area, we have a rule that only myself and one other person can be viewing a home at one time. The other person has to stay in the car. However, the husband has been sneaking in when I am touring with […]

Ask Denise: Maintaining Momentum

Q: “Denise, I have been keeping my chin up with this whole COVID situation but most of my potential clients have decided to wait. I have kept them up on the MLS stats, have let them know about our local MLS protocols regarding showings, and all five of them, some buyers and some sellers, all […]

A Health Crisis, Not Housing Crisis = Opportunity!

The fundamentals of a strong real estate market are simple: Strong demand and a healthy supply makes for a good real estate market. But what happens when the world is faced with a health crisis and real estate agents are faced with the challenge of having to navigate unchartered territory?

Ask Denise: When Can I Plan?

Q: “Denise, I am taking this time to schedule my client appreciation event which I was going to have this summer – a lovely garden party with big hats and tea. I know it sounds weird, but I have gotten a lot of my clients from my garden club, so it is really relevant. But […]

Ask Denise: Covid-19 Care Packages

Q: “Denise, I am thinking of putting together a little Covid-19 care package for my past clients. What do you think and what would you include?” A: I think that is a great idea to stay connected and let someone know you are thinking about them. There are a few ways you could go with […]

Lessons from the Racetrack

Some of my fondest childhood memories were at the racetrack. Yes, that is correct, I said the racetrack.  The photo above was taken only a month ago by my sister Debbie at my favorite childhood racetrack. Let me explain. My father was a restaurant owner and many of his patrons were the trainers and jockeys […]

Ask Denise: Support First

Q: “Denise, I have been sitting on this letter draft that you wrote but I haven’t sent it out. I am concerned about someone challenging me on the future impact to real estate. I feel like I need answers that I don’t have.” A: Because none of us have a crystal ball, none of us […]

The Power of Being Still

There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. For most of us, this creates a heightened degree of stress and uncertainty.  Over a third of the country has been asked to stay home and our once booming economy has come screeching to a halt.  When can any of us remember being told by the […]

What Can History Teach Us About Real Estate?

There is no doubt that the last few weeks have been a challenge in many of our strongest real estate markets. In many places we have strong buyer demand, but are unable to satisfy that need because of the demand for social distancing. We have MLS services in some markets that are not allowing open […]

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