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Ask Denise: Scoring Points in Client Care

Q: “Denise, I am trying to amp up my communication to my sphere database and I remember something from a class of yours that has a numbering system for ranking communication. Can you remind me of that?” A: Of course! That is my 36 Point System and a fantastic way to provide structure to any […]

The Foundation of All Success: ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!

I have coached many agents over the years and most of them want to know what the “secret sauce” is for success in real estate.  Without any hesitate I quickly reply, “ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!!!” You can have the best vision for your business and the loftiest goals but without taking CONSISTENT ACTION in your business […]

Ask Denise: Better Planning

A: “Denise, my office is doing a business planning session in a couple of weeks which I am very excited about. I have no problem with the planning. In fact, every year I make a plan. But how close does my actual year come to my plan? That can be measured in light years. I […]

Ask Denise: Word for 2016?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I understand you encourage people to have a “word” or an overarching theme for 2016. Can you tell me more about that? A:  Having a word for your year is similar to having a short-term mission statement. The word needs to be easy to remember and utilize when making decisions about your business. […]

Get Revved Up for 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Ahhhh!!! Can’t you feel it? 2016 is going to be a great year in real estate! There is so much to look forward to and I am thrilled that you are spending your waning days of 2015 reading this article and getting ready for what the new year has in store for you. If you […]

Ask Denise: Advertising Pens?

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Q:  Denise, I just ordered my calendars for my clients and the printer says I can get 1,000 pens for a good price. Do you think this is something I should do? A:  My first question to you is, “Do you have an annual advertising plan?” If so, are pens on that list of needs? […]

A Foundation for Success, Your Business Vision

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I have coached many agents over the years and the first question I ask them is, “What is your vision for your business?” Without a clear vision for your business, you’re unlikely to ever achieve your business goals. For example, agents tell me all the time that they want to make so much money so […]

Ask Denise: Where To Start?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am nervous about evaluating my business because this year has been insanely busy! I have just been maintaining… I know I am going to owe a ton in taxes. I haven’t touched any projects for the year. I haven’t taken care of my database. And just the thought of spending time looking […]

The Fall Catch Up Plan

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Fall is a natural time to reflect back on your year and to give yourself a fresh start so you can finish out the year strong. With kids going to school and our focus turning away from summer activities, this is a great time to examine your business and determine if you are on track […]

Ask Denise: Listing Presentation Boards

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have been thinking about having your company create some listing presentation boards that you have written about. I love this idea, as it will surprise and wow homeowners. However, I sell a wide range of homes – some are small and modestly-priced while others are large waterfront estates. I have different marketing […]

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