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11 Secrets to Geo Farming Success

Many real estate agents utilize geographical farming to build a strong predictable lead generation system. It is easy to send postcards to your farm and call it good but is that getting you the results you want?  If not, then it is time to make some tweaks to build a strong PERSONAL PRESENCE. When I […]

Ask Denise: Facing New Competition In My Area

Q: “Denise, there is a new agent who has just started mailing to the same area! His postcards have that “enter your address and learn your home value” feature which I feel is terrible for our industry, but I am worried that it will get results. How can I be true to my business beliefs, […]

Ask Denise: Frustrating Farming

Q: “Denise, ugh! I am so frustrated by my farm area! I have been sending out postcards every few months for a year and no bites! I did the research and the numbers indicated this is a hot area and I should be seeing listings. What am I doing wrong?” A: First of all, don’t […]

Ask Denise: Choosing a Farm

Q: “Denise, I have been mailing to my database each and every month for the last few years, and have decided that since I am already doing that, it wouldn’t be that much harder to add a second mailing and send it to a neighborhood. Anything I need to look for as I choose an […]

Real Estate & Gardening – Kindred Spirits!

Real Estate and gardening have more in common than you might think. Savvy real estate agents have figured this out. Think about planting a garden. You make sure the soil is good quality, you decide what you want to plant, you plant your seeds, and then you water the seeds and tend to that garden […]

Move Your Boat!

…and you may find more fish!!! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hear a real estate agent somewhere complaining about the lack of inventory in our market.  I get it…it is disheartening to be working with a buyer only to have them lose their offer because they are competing against so […]

Ask Denise: Farming Strategy

Q: “Denise, I have been sending letters to a specific area of 200 homes for nine months now. I did the research before I started – there was no established competition in the area and the area had a good turnover rate. I haven’t received any calls yet. What should I do? Should change what […]

Ask Denise: Farming Overlap

Q: “Denise, I was just at my office holiday party and another agent was talking about how he has been mailing to a farm area for the last six months. I was shocked because I have been mailing to this farm area for a year! I have had one or two calls, but should I […]

Ask Denise: Building My Marketing Farm

Q: “Denise, I am going to start a geographical farm (yeah! Finally!). I got a list of 500 names and addresses in my target neighborhood from my title company, but I am having second thoughts about starting with that many people. Any ideas on how to find the best choices in a neighborhood?” What a […]

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 […]

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