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Ask Denise: How to Handle the Holiday Slump

Q: “Denise, it seems like my business falls off at this time of year every single year…and I panic. I am so sick of feeling this way over the holidays. Can you help me get through this?” A: Every business has a pace. If your business gets quiet this time of year every year, then […]

This November: Are You Winding-Down When You Should Be Winding-Up?

Every year in mid-November I hear the same comment from agents: “Denise, the market is slowing down. I think I’ll just wind things down, assume nothing else is going to happen, and then wind up next year.” Think again! If you aren’t ready to close your books on your business for the year, it is […]

Ask Denise: Holiday Gift Ideas

Q: “Denise, I want to do something special for my past clients this year for the holidays. I already do an annual property report in January and don’t want to do a client appreciation event. I am thinking of something like a gift. What ideas do you have for a great client gift?” A: That […]

The Last 90 Days Can Make or Break Your Year…and Set the Tone for Next Year

Every year around this time I hear from agents that are examining their current year’s production and are worrying about finishing the year strong.  After nine months of hard work it is normal for agents to get tired, lose some of their selling steam, and be looking forward to the holidays.  Most agents want a […]

Stop Trying to be Perfect over the Holidays

A number of brokers have asked me recently if it’s too late to send out the holiday card or mailer that they had planned to send out by December 10th. In fact, one of my clients has all of her holiday cards addressed, stamped and ready to go but she is worried that now it’s […]

Ask Denise: Politically-Correct Holidays

Q: “Denise, I feel like the holidays used to be so easy, but now I am so afraid of offending someone! I don’t want to send cards. I am afraid of giving out ornaments or cookies or anything! I have clients who are all different religions or from different countries. An agent in my office […]

Ask Denise: Setback? Rebound!

Denise, I am frustrated! I have been in the business for 15 years and each year my business has gotten a little better and a little better. I was on track at the beginning of the year to finish the year a smidge higher than last year, but several clients have had a change of […]

Connect with Your Clients with an Annual Client Review

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The holiday season is a great time for people to connect and reconnect with each other. Every year at this time agents ask me what they can do to connect with their clients in a big way during the holidays. While I do agree that it is nice to get a holiday greeting of some […]

Ask Denise: Holiday Message?

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Q:  Denise, I will be taking next week off and want to have the following as my voicemail message, “Thank you for your call. I will be taking the week of December 21st off for the Christmas holiday. I will be returning all calls on Monday, December 28th. Happy holidays!” However, a co-worker said that […]

Ask Denise: Client Holiday Gifts?

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Q:  Denise, I always wonder about what I should send to my clients this time of year. I usually just send a card, but others in my office are giving their clients wreaths, pies, and cookies. I do send a meaty personalized report in January, but am I missing the boat here? Should I just […]

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