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Ask Denise: Mastering Stat Reports

Q: “Denise, I really wish I were more stat savvy. I see my competition and their offices put together these amazing reports and what I can generate is really lacking (and I don’t know the first thing about where the stats even come from so that isn’t helping). Help!” A: Your first step is education. […]

Ask Denise: Honest Statistics

Q: “Denise, I have been mailing to a farm area now for years and another agent has begun sending postcards to the same area. One of my clients collected a couple and gave them to me. I was shocked! The cards blatantly said she was #1 in sales for the last year. I don’t know […]

“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: Mid-Year Tips for “Almost Now” Clients

Q: “Denise, this spring has gotten away from me and I have a few ‘almost now’ clients in my pipeline that I need to reach out to. What do you suggest?” A: I would suggest putting together a half-year market review for the area they are considering either buying or selling in. This should include a […]

Ask Denise: Spotting Market Trends

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to know more about how to research market statistics to spot trends, but I don’t want it to take a ton of time. What do you recommend? A:  Good for you! Your first step should be to take a closer look at your MLS. Many MLS’s have either live […]

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: Third Quarter Market Update

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I want to send out a 3rd quarter real estate market update, but am not sure what to talk about in terms of what is happening, especially with the government shutdown that just ended. What do you recommend? A:  For those who are uncomfortable with writing, I would let the stats do most […]

14 Tips For More Successful Broker Open Tours

broker's open house

Recently, one of my EVOLVE coaching clients expressed frustration at the low turnout for broker’s open houses (or what you might call broker caravans in your area). “Denise,” she said, “I don’t ever seem to have agents show up at my open houses. What am I doing wrong?” Rather than thinking about what she was […]

Do “For Sale By Owner” Listings Really Save Money? By Denise Lones

I’m sure you’ve seen the signs—“For Sale By Owner”—or FSBO as it’s sometimes called. Many people think they can do better selling their home on their own, supposedly saving the commission they would pay to a real estate agent. But the truth is that without the power of a real estate agent plugged into the […]

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