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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Most real estate brokers that I know got into the business because they love helping people. They are servant people at heart and really want to take great care of their clients. However, the challenge that many brokers face is that they often find themselves between a rock and a hard place when a seller […]

Nuts-and-Bolts Online Resources for Organizing Your World

Of all the things I have seen transform an agent’s business I can tell you that helping them get organized both personally and professionally can have a dramatic effect on their business and confidence.  Finding your own way to keep everything in your world organized is critical to staying on top of your game.  Many […]

Ask Denise: My Officemate is Distracting!

Q: Denise, I am spending more time in my office at the real estate office rather than being at home because I have two teenage kids who are now home for the summer. I have a hard time concentrating when they are hanging out at the house so I am going into my office more […]

Ask Denise: My File System is a Disaster!

Q: “Denise, I read your article last week on filing systems. This all sounds good, but over the last 15 years I have been in business, I have accumulated a lot of files. A LOT!!! Frankly my filing system isn’t so much a system as an unmitigated disaster. I don’t even know where I would […]

Ask Denise: My Personal Aerial Drone?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, what would you think if I bought my own drone for aerial home photography? A: While I applaud that you want to do something unique and special for your listings, but unless you have the special skills and training not only to take professional property photography, but also to operate a drone safely […]

20 Real Estate Photography Tips

woman photographing home

First impressions are critical when selling real estate. Buyers and their real estate agents are scouring the internet and the MLS for potential properties and they have to rely on the accuracy – and appeal – of the photos that accompany the listings online. These photos are what attract and capture the attention of the […]

Ask Denise: Professional Photography

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to use a professional photographer, but I usually sell around the $200,000 price point. So at 3% profit, I gross $6,000, but half of that goes to my managing broker. At the end of the day, I barely have enough left over for me, let alone a photographer who […]

Ask Denise: Conversation Pointers

Denise Lones

Q:  I need your help!  I’m trying to generate leads in my business by taking advantage of some of the things I do in my ordinary life – kids at soccer games, shopping with friends, or volunteer work.  I’m struggling to figure out how and when to move discussions from fun personal stuff, to business […]

Business Boosting Buyer Strategies

A terrific buyer business will have several key components – client engagement, a powerful presentation, and a “concierge-level” buyer tour. But even with the right tools, you will never solidify your buyer business until you are able to write offers that close and create a follow-up plan that builds long-term relationships. Do you have buyers […]

Design Spotlight: “Metallic Garden”

“Metallic Garden” features black and silver, a color combination long favored to create an impression of luxury.  This brand does exactly that, and adds an element of softness and approachability (via the swirls) into what might otherwise be a somewhat daunting image. Whether you want to develop a completely custom brand, or select from one […]

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