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Ask Denise: Liberal vs Traditional Loans

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have a lot of clients who don’t qualify for traditional loans. However, I am hesitant to suggest they talk to other lenders with more liberal programs as I am concerned that it looks like we are pushing for the same conditions that led to the mortgage meltdown in the first place. So, […]

Ask Denise: House Cleaning

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have been thinking about hiring a housecleaner for years, but I know that I am just going to clean up before they get there because I don’t want anyone thinking I live in a pig sty. Why should I pay someone to clean when I am just going to do it first? […]

Ask Denise: Buyers and Seasonal Issues

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, one of my buyers bought a home last fall and everything was fantastic. However, now that it is warming up she is having a tough time going outside in her yard due to rampant mosquitoes. I don’t want to scare future buyers off potential properties, but should I be advising them about pests […]

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

“Aging in Place” has been a buzzphrase for awhile, but what does this mean for what buyers want in a home? Click here to read the full article!  

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

Zillow has valued the White House at $319 million with 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, and over 55,000 square feet of living space! To check it out, click here!

Ask Denise: Buyers’ Cold Feet

Denise Lones

Q: Most of my first-time buyers suddenly have cold feet. They are hearing and reading that now is not a good time to buy their first home. Help! A: What they are hearing is one thing. But how you respond to their concerns – and what you can (and should) show them – is completely […]

Open House Preparation

As the third installment of my open house series, I want to discuss how you prepare for your open house, and then how to actually host a highly successful open house.  In order to have a highly successful open house you must prepare, prepare, prepare. Simply showing up at an open house with a couple […]

Put on Your Thinking Cap

This week, I want to discuss why it’s so important for you to choose the right house for your open house. It’s not just a matter holding an open house because one of your sellers wants you to. I want you to avoid doing that!  Instead of letting the house choose you, you need to […]

Throw Open the Doors!

Think open houses aren’t effective in today’s tech-driven society? Think again! Open houses – if done strategically – can generate more business than you would ever imagine. Open houses have been around for a very long time. Twenty or thirty years ago, they were one of the only ways to get buyers into a home […]

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