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Five Things to Avoid in Your Listings

As an agent, managing broker, trainer, and for nearly two decades of coaching, I’ve been witness to just about every listing faux pas, misstep, and bad decision. Long time agents may say, “Oh, these are junior mistakes,” but it is not just new agents who get caught in these practices and it’s always good to […]

“Days On Market” is a Critical Judge of the Market

When agents ask me how the market is I always answer with, “It depends.” There is no such thing as one general market. Markets change by price point, by area, by neighborhood, and by home style. While the media has been guilty of making sweeping statements that the market is either a strong buyers’ or […]

Ask Denise: Getting Condo Listings

Q: “Denise, I have had a few condo listings lately and have determined that I really like selling them! What are some things I could do to get more condo listings?” What a great question! My first farm area was in an area of townhouses. There is something very unique about townhouse/condo living and it […]

Lost your Mojo? Get it back!

Do you feel like you have lost your energy and mojo from the effects of a fast-paced, low inventory market? If you feel like you have, you are not alone. Many agents are complaining of exactly the same thing after finding themselves exhausted from running around with buyers that keep losing during the frenzy of […]

Ask Denise: Need More Listings?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, as per your request, I am currently going through my 2015 numbers and comparing the number of buyer solds versus the number of listings sold. I was stunned to learn that I had waaaaay more buyers than sellers. Holy cow, no wonder I am so tired! It is clear that in order to […]

Ask Denise: Struggling for Listings

Q: “Denise, I am in one of those severe inventory shortage areas and I am seeing agents all around me thriving and getting listings while I am struggling. I am very frustrated. I usually generate leads by holding open houses, but there are no open houses to be had. What should I do?”

Low Inventory & What You Can Do About It

low inventory

It is no surprise to anyone that has been following the real estate industry over the past five years that we have arrived at a time of historically low inventory levels. When you take out all the short sales and foreclosures that used to make up a big part of the inventory and you sprinkle […]

Ask Denise: Learning My Market

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, last week you had a question on how a new agent can get leads fast. But I want to really understand my market. How can a new agent learn their market really quickly? A:  The most important thing you can do is to preview your area by looking at every listing in a […]

Ask Denise: Listings with No Showings

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I know you said last week that the market is in a bit of a lull, due to the time of year, but after the activity of weeks and months past, this is eerie. I have listings with no showings when just two weeks ago I was having multiple offers! What should I […]

Ask Denise: Getting Results

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am trying to focus on action rather than results, but it is hard! I have been mailing very strong content to my farm area for six months. However, my phone has not rung once! I am concerned about continuing to pour money into this. What do you recommend – stopping the farm […]

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