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The Key to Winning a Seller’s Confidence

When I was a new agent – and I mean a brand new agent in my very early 20s – I was called to go out on a  listing presentation. I had not met the seller before nor been on his property. I got to the house and briefcase in hand, began walking up to […]

Pop-Up Brokerages

This past year I have seen some interesting changes and trends in the real estate industry. One is a rise in what I call pop-up brokerages. I define these as a real estate brokerage that has decided to open multiple locations in an entirely new market area in a very short period of time. Many […]

“Days On Market” is a Critical Judge of the Market

When agents ask me how the market is I always answer with, “It depends.” There is no such thing as one general market. Markets change by price point, by area, by neighborhood, and by home style. While the media has been guilty of making sweeping statements that the market is either a strong buyers’ or […]

Ask Denise: Getting Condo Listings

Q: “Denise, I have had a few condo listings lately and have determined that I really like selling them! What are some things I could do to get more condo listings?” What a great question! My first farm area was in an area of townhouses. There is something very unique about townhouse/condo living and it […]

The Questions Potential Clients Should Be Asking Real Estate Agents

2 clients talking to an agent

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions your clients will ever make in their lives and choosing an agent that will be a strong advocate and educator about the process is critical. All too often, buyers or sellers choose to work with an agent who is a friend, relative, or […]

Ask Denise: Learning My Market

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, last week you had a question on how a new agent can get leads fast. But I want to really understand my market. How can a new agent learn their market really quickly? A:  The most important thing you can do is to preview your area by looking at every listing in a […]

Ask Denise: Spotting Market Trends

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to know more about how to research market statistics to spot trends, but I don’t want it to take a ton of time. What do you recommend? A:  Good for you! Your first step should be to take a closer look at your MLS. Many MLS’s have either live […]

Ask Denise: Prospecting List of Historic Homes

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, what do you think of my idea to create a prospecting list of historic homes in my area? A:  I love it! But there are a few things I encourage you to do first: Determine your budget. If you can’t afford to send a piece of mail each month to 500 homes, start […]

The Power of Research

Presenting Data to Clients

When I was a new agent – and I mean a brand new agent in my very early 20s – I was called to go out on a  listing presentation. I had not met the seller before nor been on his property. I got to the house and briefcase in hand, began walking up to […]

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