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If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

Ask Denise: I Need a Bookkeeper

Q: “Denise, I need to buy some bookkeeping software. I am committed to getting my business paperwork and expenses under control before the end of the year and I need some help.” This is really a three-pronged process that starts with your accountant. If you don’t have a good accountant, take the time to find […]

What’s Your Net?

Last week I talked about how important it is to truly being able to calculate how much money an agent makes per hour by dividing their gross commission income by total number of hours worked in a given year. For example, if you make $100,000 gross commission and you work 40 hours per week for […]

How Much Money Do You REALLY Make?

When I think about how many hours most people work per week, I think you would agree that 40 hours is what most people would guess to be the average hours that most people work in a typical business setting. When I think about real estate agents, I think you would also agree that most […]

The Power of Numbers

Lately I have been working with a lot of numbers and I have been reminded of their power. While numbers themselves are non-emotional, often they bring up a lot of emotion and therefore, are sometimes avoided. Anyone who has ever not opened their credit card statement or avoided revisiting their commission statements knows exactly what […]

The Gift of the “AHA!” Moment

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We all have those moments in life when something hits us when we least expect it and rocks our previous beliefs and changes our actions. I call them “AHA” moments. I have had my share of them, as I am sure most of you have had yours. The two most powerful moments I had as […]

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