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Ask Denise: Flyer Blues

Q: “Denise, I have a listing with a sign in the front and a flyer box. I put 30 flyers in the box every day, but they are disappearing quicker than normal traffic would consume. I suspect kids are taking them out or perhaps a disgruntled neighbor. This is so frustrating! What do you think […]

Ask Denise: Attracting Business

Denise Lones

Q: Denise, why is that some agents seem to attract so much business while others have such a difficult time just making ends meet? A: That is a wonderful question and one that requires us to look at the businesses of top producers to answer. The one thing that all of our industry’s top producers have […]

Ask Denise: Luxury Car

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I was wondering if I should be concerned about not being able to afford to drive a luxury car when working with buyers? A:  That is an excellent question and one that I have had much experience with over the years. I have had the opportunity to work with many agents who could […]

Ask Denise: Niche Markets

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I’ve been hearing that I should develop a niche market … How do I go about developing a niche market? A:  There are two very important things you must do to determine your niche in the market. First, you have to find out what your niche choices are and this will depend entirely […]

Ask Denise: Find Your Fit

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise what is the one piece of advice you think all agents need to hear from you? A:  FIND YOUR FIT. Yes, find your fit! Don’t sell real estate the way others tell you to. Sell real estate authentically by finding your fit and do it your way. There is no one-size, cookie-cutter magic […]

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

A recently released Census Report focuses on the rise of multi-generational households and the effect on the housing industry. The 2009 – 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 4.3 million households were multi-generational. This number represents 5.6% of the total of 76.4 million family households with more than one generation. This new information presents […]

Ask Denise: Showings, But No Offers

Denise Lones

Q:  I have a house listed that I think is priced at the market. We are having a steady trickle of showings, but no offers. It is a nice size home, in a nice neighborhood, on a lovely corner lot. There is a train crossing down the street, but I don’t think that is the […]

Ask Denise: Starting a Blog

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I want to start a blog, but I tend to start things, do them for a few weeks and stop. I don’t want to invest the money in creating a blog if I am just going to flake out! A:  I don’t think you should spend the money on a blog if you […]

Ask Denise: Housing Market Inventory

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I hear you talking about a reduction in inventory, yet in my area we have seen the number of homes on the market increase …  Are you sure inventory numbers are going down? A:  Yes, nationally these numbers are going down, but remember, real estate is local. You may be in an area […]

A Year-End Review … of You!

A Clock Striking Midnight and Confetti

Well, 2012 is drawing to a close. What a year it’s been! I’m thrilled that we’re seeing a recovery of the housing market in most parts of the country. We’ve been through a tough couple of years, and it’s such a great feeling to see us coming out on the other side. I’ll be talking […]

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