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The Marketing Triangle

Every real estate professional at some point in their career must face the cold hard facts about ineffective marketing.  Marketing is an essential part of running any successful business and real estate is no exception. Without good marketing you will never be able to predict what your business will look like year to year. Can […]

Ask Denise: Taking Control of Your Investing

Q: “Denise, I am sick of not having control over my money in the stock market and am interested in learning more about different ways to invest in real estate. Is your upcoming Building Wealth Through Real Estate Investments class a good place to get started or is that more for people with a lot […]

Where It All Began: My Love of Investing in Real Estate

From the time I was a child, I was always interested in what my parents were doing in their business. My father was a chef and owned restaurants and my mom was his loyal partner in crime. I remember washing dishes with them on the weekends when I was as young as five and six […]

My Top 5 Investor Tips for Serious Real Estate Investors

I have been investing in real estate for a few decades and have learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top 5 investing tips: 1. Weather matters when you are buying real estate. Depending on where you buy, what is going on with the weather makes a difference in what is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask Denise: Seller Needs More than Market Price

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise what do I do if a seller tells me that they don’t have enough money to sell their home at what we have determined is market price?  A:  This is a question and a reality that comes up often. Frankly, if a seller truly does not have the money to sell then there […]

The Power of Numbers

Calculator, pen and checkbook

This past month 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 […]

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 […]

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It! By Denise Lones

By Denise Lones M.I.R.M., CSP It was a cold and rainy day when I sat down with my broker for our weekly meeting.  I was a relatively new agent in his office, but I was slowly learning how to double (and then triple) my income without working seven days a week. After going over the […]

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