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Ask Denise: Different Ways to Say “No”

Q: “Denise, I’m exhausted. I feel like I’m always chasing solutions and never have enough time for myself. I have to start saying no to something, but I don’t know where to start and I’m afraid of sounding rude.” A: Being over-committed is something many real estate agents struggle with. I’ve been there myself. You […]

Ask Denise: Too Much Yes

Q: “Denise, as I look back on 2018, my common theme was too much yes…not enough me. Meaning, I said yes to way too many people – buyers wanting to see homes out of the area and out of their price range, sellers with high price expectations, and even my kids expecting I could take […]

Ask Denise: Establishing Boundaries, Setting Hours

Q: “Denise, it has happened once again! My kids have been out of school for a week and they are already driving me up the wall. I thought as they got older this would become easier but now instead of my needing to entertain them, they need a ride to this friend’s house or to […]

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 […]

The Summer Time Hues: The Different Colors of the Summer Real Estate Rainbow

Summer is here, and potential buyers and sellers are experiencing different levels of real estate urgency. Some are rushing to make that summer time purchase or sale while others are basking in the sun with no desire to even think about making a move because they are so busy enjoying the weather. Summer is a […]

Ask Denise: Taking Sundays Off

Q: “Denise, I am going to make a bold move and take Sundays off. I know that you did that too when you sold real estate. I am concerned about making Sunday a ‘no client’ day. Will that cut me off for potential business? How do I handle not responding to calls and emails? I […]

WHAT IF? Essential words when working with buyers to write an offer

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Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering the importance of two little words: “What if?” Simply asking this question in a variety of scenarios will not only help you gauge what your clients are truly feeling about an issue, but it can also be a good tool for your clients to […]

Expectations: Managing Them is Critical

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Every customer has an expectation when buying a product or service. Most of us don’t even think about expectations… until there is a problem with the product or service we have paid our hard-earned money for. In real estate sales the expectations are numerous. We have all worked with buyers who expect you to find […]

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