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September Client Mailer Content has Arrived

Yes, Club Zebra Pro members, September’s content is here. As summer winds up we bring you new content for you to use in your client mailers that is fully written and ready for you to send out, without any attribution to The Lones Group! As always, both long and short form versions are available in case […]

Stop Sending Out Stupid Mailers with Stupid Content

First, I must confess that I too at one time in my early real estate career sent out a stupid mailer with stupid content; but it only happened once. My company had sent all of us agents to a seminar on making money in real estate utilizing mailers. I was very excited to go and […]

Simplify!

We just had a great two-day Safari workshop this week. What I love most about Safari is that no two are alike! Although the principles and foundations of each are the same, the application of those principles of each are driven by the unique needs of the agents in the room. At this last Safari, […]

STEP UP or STEP OUT: What Buyers Need to Know About a Multiple Offer Market

I have had at least three calls in the past week from frustrated agents who were trying to figure out what they were doing wrong and why their clients lost yet another offer in a multiple offer situation. After long discussions that detailed every step of what these agents did, I was convinced that it […]

Challenging Appraisals in Today’s Real Estate Market

There isn’t a week that goes by lately that I don’t hear a nightmare appraisal story from one of my clients. There has been a huge surge in appraisal challenges in the last 90 days and it makes me wonder what is going on! Many transactions today are being delayed because appraisers seem to be […]

Buying to Renovate: What Your Clients Need to Know!

Many buyers are finding themselves having a hard time purchasing the type of home they initially began searching for. Often they are faced with a decision to alter their criteria and even their price expectations. Many areas are experiencing severe inventory shortages, leading some buyers to make the decision to remain in their homes and […]

The Investor Tipping Point

Several weeks ago, I introduced the idea of The Tipping Point – that moment in time when it becomes more advantageous for a seller to sell than to stay in his or her home. In areas where markets have inventory shortages, making more homeowners aware that their tipping point may be near is critical for […]

Don’t Fall Into These Legal Pitfalls!

business people in serious discussion

It is not like real estate agents don’t have enough to be aware of in their business but there are a few things that I have been seeing lately that are of concern. Lack of awareness around these issues can cause agents a lot of grief in their business. There are 10 mistakes agents need […]

Persistence is Powerful: Lessons I’ve Learned from Mati

Her name is Matilyn (I call her Mati or Monkey) and she is one of my daughter’s best friends. After years of her spending time in my home and at horse shows together she has become my friend too. In fact, my daughter jokes that when Mati comes to visit, she is really coming to […]

Ask Denise: Should I Grow My Farm Area?

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I have been getting some responses from my farm area and have even had a few closed sales. I am thinking of expanding to a larger area. What do you think?” I think that is a great idea! Of course, check to make sure the expanded area has a good turnover rate (about […]

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