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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?

Denise Lones

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

man drawing thru a maze

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 […]

Making Goals and Striving to Reach Them: The Pros and Cons

Woman with Tunnel Vision

When I encourage my clients to set realistic goals I also help them set up a strategic plan to achieve them. When a plan is followed, success usually follows! The challenge is when they focus too much on the goal and not enough on the plan. When setting realistic goals you have to first have […]

President Obama Has a Lot to Say About the Housing Market

the white house

On Tuesday, August 6th, President Obama spoke in Phoenix, Arizona at Desert Vista High School, explaining his vision to promote home ownership in America. He praised reform of the financial systems and talked about the reckless practices that led to the housing crisis. A visual representation of his vision can be seen if you follow […]

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