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The Price is…Wrong?

If your listing isn’t selling and the days on market numbers are ticking upward, you need to look beyond your CMA to find out the cause.  While most agents rely strongly on their CMA, it often doesn’t give a big picture account of what is currently happening in the market. Recently I had two clients […]

Re-Tooling Your Listing Presentation – The Smart Agent’s Guide to Staying Relevant

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read about a new real estate company jumping into the industry with a fancy new idea created to entice sellers into working with their company.  Promises of quick sales and high prices with creative marketing programs abound.  As an agent in today’s diverse offering market […]

Ask Denise: The Art of Statistics

Q: “Denise, I want to put together a snazzy market report infographic that compares median sales price, available listings, new listings, pending listings, solds, and a few more metrics every month. I might mail it out, have it at an open house, or even use it in my listing presentations. I have a vision and […]

Ask Denise: Stronger Pricing Skills

Q: “Denise, I want to get stronger on my pricing as we go into a different spring market. What do you suggest?” A: In addition to looking for clues in comparable properties (which is always an important indicator of future success), looking at days on market and new pendings are the two data points that […]

Ask Denise: Market Statistics

Q: “Denise, where do other agents get all this market data? I get a monthly report from my MLS but it is a broad overview of my county and not very helpful for getting data for individual areas.” A: Your first step is to actually go to your MLS or give them a call. In […]

Ask Denise: Mastering Stat Reports

Q: “Denise, I really wish I were more stat savvy. I see my competition and their offices put together these amazing reports and what I can generate is really lacking (and I don’t know the first thing about where the stats even come from so that isn’t helping). Help!” A: Your first step is education. […]

Ask Denise: Honest Statistics

Q: “Denise, I have been mailing to a farm area now for years and another agent has begun sending postcards to the same area. One of my clients collected a couple and gave them to me. I was shocked! The cards blatantly said she was #1 in sales for the last year. I don’t know […]

Ask Denise: Reassuring Statistics

Q: “Denise, I have a number of clients who are concerned about the change in the real estate market. I am telling them that it isn’t like the Great Recession beginning but I don’t think they believe me. What information would you share with them to get them to calm down?” A: It can be […]

Ask Denise: Standing Out in Marketing

Q: “Denise, in an effort to drum up business, I want to start sending letters about how inventory is low, prices are up, and now is a great time to sell. However, I feel like everyone is sending the same message. How do I stand out?” A: Great question! You can stand out in two […]

Know Your Market: A Telling Look Back!

Houses and people from 1950's and now

A lot has changed over the past two decades in the housing industry. The makeup of buyers, tenants, as well as household formation has all changed dramatically. Here are some changes that are worth noting and keeping track of as time goes on. MEDIAN AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE– There are many reasons people choose to […]

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