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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 […]

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: Client Event Substitutions

Readers, last week I addressed a question about client appreciation events and whether you should continue your planning of these with our current COVID situation. You can read that answer here. This week, I wanted to provide some alternative live client appreciation ideas so you can still keep your past clients top-of-mind no matter what […]

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 […]

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