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Ask Denise: That 70’s Paneling

How to advize clients to make modifications

Q: “Denise, I have a listing with terrible 70’s paneling in the living room. I have asked the sellers to remove it, but they have been hesitant to do so. I know that if they do this the house will sell. How do I convince them to remove it so the house will sell?” A: […]

The Hidden Danger of Elbow Grease

Have you ever picked up a shovel or a paintbrush in the spirit of helping a seller get their home on the market? If so, I am talking to you. Over the years I have been witness to many sad situations that could have been prevented if the real estate agent involved had thought twice […]

My Ideal Real Estate Agent

…direct from the horses mouth! I recently received calls from two different friends of mine telling me that they are thinking of either buying or selling.  They asked me if I knew of a good real estate agent and I asked them what they defined as “good” and what they wanted and expected in the […]

Ask Denise: When to Reduce the Price?

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I have a listing which should have sold given the market conditions. However, it is on an odd lot and I think that is why it isn’t selling. It has been on the market for two weeks now and everything else around it is goes under contract within a week. In the past […]

The Teeter Totter Approach to Selling

man on tightrope

There are agents who are all about the relationship and agents who are all about the task at hand. Is one area of focus better than the other? This is a discussion that has provided debate over the years. You’ve likely heard the expression “he/she can sell ice to Eskimos” — implying that the individual […]

WHAT IF? Essential words to use when working with sellers

House with For Sale Sign

Sellers can be the lifeline of a real estate agent’s business. Working as a listing agent can give agents much more control over their hours and time spent with each client. In fact, it takes about one-third of the time to close a listing transaction as opposed to working with a buyer. However, working with […]

Ask Denise: Listing During the Holidays

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, it seems like every December I have at least one crazy client who wants to put their home on the market – right during the holiday season! What can I say to dissuade these people from listing their home at this time of year? A:  Actually, those sellers may not be as crazy […]

Ask Denise: Open Houses

Denise Lones

Q:  I’m trying to do some planning for 2013, and am wondering about open houses. More and more people I talk to think they’re a waste of time. I don’t really like to do them. Should I just leave them out of my plan for next year? A:  That depends! It depends on a lot […]

Video … it’s Everywhere!

I promised last week I would share a great story about a client of mine in this week’s Zebra Report … and that’s exactly what I’m going to do a little later. But first, let me set the stage … Lately I’ve been thinking about the ‘good old days’ of video technology, when home-grown video […]

The Final Keys to a Successful Open House

As the fourth and final installment of my open house series, I’m going to share the importance of strong follow-up and communication plans, and why you’ll never achieve the full potential of an open house without them. Follow-up … or fail! Quite often one of my clients will call me and say, “I thought I […]

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