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Pricing With Confidence

One of the hardest parts of your job as a real estate agent is the ability to price a seller’s home correctly. There are so many variables that go along with accurate pricing and if agents do not consider all of these, they may be costing their sellers thousands of dollars in lost potential sales […]

Ask Denise: Luxury Marketing Strategy

Q: “Denise, I have a high end listing coming up. Very high end. There aren’t even any comps for this listing. I think I have the pricing end figured out, but am having a difficult time getting my head around the specialty marketing end of this. I don’t want to overspend on marketing, but definitely […]

Ask Denise: The Market’s Time

Q: “Denise, I read your article on the Power of Timing. I have a listing that has been on for about a month now and my sellers are thinking of trying a price reduction this weekend and if it doesn’t work, throwing in the towel and renting it. I am also holding an open house […]

The Power of Timing

When do you list a property? Timing is everything!

In the past month I have heard agents talking about what they believe is the best tine to put upcoming listings on the market. Each of them has their own unique ideas of why waiting or listing right away is more beneficial. What surprises me, however, is that these are closely held beliefs that don’t […]

Ask Denise: DIY Problem Solving

Q: “Denise, this has been a very tough winter weather-wise, and I have a listing that could really benefit from some landscaping clean up. This is a vacation property in an out-of-the-way area so it has been on the market for a bit longer than I would have liked, partially due to the rough weather. […]

A Picture is Worth Thousands of … Dollars?

Woamn taking house photo with tablet

Do you have five minutes? I encourage you to take this time to do a quick tour of your MLS and review the quality of home photography that is passing as “adequate” to someone’s definition (not mine!) this very second. While some agents do an amazing job enlisting the help of a professional photographer, many […]

I Don’t Want It Unless Someone Else Wants It!

hand dangling house key

There is an interesting phenomenon occurring in the real estate world that has some agents perplexed. Some of their listings are getting multiple offers while others sit gaining nothing more than additional days on the market. It seems that the more offers that are received on a property the more offers that continue to trickle […]

Ask Denise: Sharing Listing News?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I live in an area that is experiencing some high turnover and every agent is sending out the same just listed card (because they are all with the same company). I have a few listings coming up, but I want to send something different to share the listing news with the neighbors. What […]

Ask Denise: Losing Listing Presentations?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have lost 3 listing presentations lately. Am I in the wrong business? A: Absolutely not! Just because you didn’t get the last 3 listings doesn’t mean you are no longer skilled and needed. Sometimes you just don’t click with certain sellers and that is okay. Other times this could be a clue […]

Ask Denise: No Lockbox Limitations

Denise Lones

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, […]

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