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Re-Tooling Your Listing Presentation – The Smart Agent’s Guide to Staying Relevant

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read about a new real estate company jumping into the industry with a fancy new idea created to entice sellers into working with their company.  Promises of quick sales and high prices with creative marketing programs abound.  As an agent in today’s diverse offering market […]

Evaluate the Market with Facts, not Emotion

When agents ask me how the market is doing, I always ask them, “Why they you asking?” Considering they are in the market day to day I assume that they have a very good idea of how the market is doing. The challenge is that for many agents that were licensed during the downturn/correction/crash/recession (or […]

Millennials Out Number Baby Boomers: Big Changes Coming Because of it.

Baby Boomers are born between 1946 and 1964 while Millennials are those individuals born between 1982 and 2000.  They have now officially outnumbered the Baby Boomers and this is creating some interesting shifts and demands in the real estate market.  If you are helping Millennials to buy or sell in this market there are some […]

The Power of Numbers

Lately I have been working with a lot of numbers and I have been reminded of their power. While numbers themselves are non-emotional, often they bring up a lot of emotion and therefore, are sometimes avoided. Anyone who has ever not opened their credit card statement or avoided revisiting their commission statements knows exactly what […]

Ask Denise: No Lockbox Limitations

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Q:  Denise, what should I do about a seller who only wants me to show his home? He is not comfortable using a lockbox. We have tried this for a few weeks, but the listing is not getting the traffic it should because it is too difficult to show. It should have sold by now, […]

Ask Denise: Kids vs Car Kit

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Q:  Denise, I really enjoyed your article last week on organizing my car. I was totally inspired and created my whole kit complete with hammer, measuring tape, zip ties, the works! I even bought snacks in the event I have buyers that I am touring and they get hungry. However, I went out to my […]

Ask Denise: Client Negativity

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I had a listing that I knew was overpriced, but I agreed to it with the expectation that we would revisit the price if it was still on the market after few weeks. When that time came, the seller blamed me, claiming the lack of traffic was my fault. Although I was armed […]

Ask Denise: Seller Wants Too High Price

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, with our tight inventory and multiple offers, my seller thinks if we price the house really high (20% above my price!) that buyers will flock to it anyway and continue to drive the price up. I have tried to redirect him, but how can I prove that it just won’t sell at that […]

Ask Denise: Should I buy a new car?

Denise Lones

Q:  I am embarrassed by my work car and am trying to talk my husband into purchasing a new one. It isn’t too old, but as a family car it is “decorated” with crayons, dog hair, and smells funny. I clean it all the time, but the messes just come back. My husband feels that […]

Conflict Q & A

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I have shared my Conflict Resolution formula over the last few weeks, and have been asked a few questions that several of you might be wondering about as well. Enjoy! I have a situation that I should have addressed a long time ago, but because I avoided conflict, the situation has gotten worse and I […]

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