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Ask Denise: Too Much Yes

Q: “Denise, as I look back on 2018, my common theme was too much yes…not enough me. Meaning, I said yes to way too many people – buyers wanting to see homes out of the area and out of their price range, sellers with high price expectations, and even my kids expecting I could take […]

Ask Denise: Mobile Office

Q: “Denise, I am trying to create a mobile office in my car since I seem to be out and about so much. I have also been called to meet with new clients at the last minute and I want to be prepared. But with my dogs and kids in and out of my car […]

Ask Denise: Branding Within the Rules

Q: “Denise, I am ready to create a brand for myself in 2017, but my company is very particular about using their templates for business cards and property marketing (house flyers, just listed cards, for sale sign). What should I do?” A: You should defer to your brokerage rules, but there may be ways that […]

Coping With Life as a Business Owner

How many hats do you wear? As a real estate salesperson, you’re painfully aware that you’re not just a salesperson. You’re a marketer, financial consultant, troubleshooter, negotiator, computer repair person, legal consultant, and customer service representative, not to mention the owner of a small business. Yes, you are the President, the Chief, the Boss and CEO […]

10 Ways to Boost Your Business Any Time of the Year

If you find yourself feeling that you aren’t where you need to be in your business, I have some great ideas to help you take action and get you moving forward. The key to mastering any business or even sport is to keep taking the action you need to improve. Many real estate agents get […]

Ask Denise: Persistent Clients

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to take some time off next week, but I have this one client who won’t stop calling me! She is a buying a high end home with me and she is calling me like three times a day. If I don’t answer, she leaves me a very long message […]

Ask Denise: How to Say “No”

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, you talked in your Safari class about making rules and I have made a few rules. One of them is a rule around how far out I will take the buyers who are looking for homes. I have buyers right now who want to look at homes that are more than an hour […]

Fair Housing: Things You May Not Know, But Should!

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I remember when I was the broker of a large real estate company and I got that dreaded phone call from a Federal Fair Housing Auditor with the message, “One of your sales associates has violated a Fair Housing law.” Wow! That hit hard! I remember feeling sick to my stomach, wondering, “What exactly did […]

Resolutions That Should Be at the Top of Your New Year’s List

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Every year in January real estate agents look to the past year for clues about what worked well for them and what they could do better. It is a time of revitalization and slate is wiped clean of the previous year’s wins and losses. It is a time to start fresh and begin doing all […]

Ask Denise: Quality of Life

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I want to have quality of life. I want to spend more time with my kids, but every time we have a “date” to do something, I get a call with a client emergency. How do I stop this cycle which is leaving me wiped out and my kids constantly disappointed? A:  By […]

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