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This November: Are You Winding-Down When You Should Be Winding-Up?

Every year in mid-November I hear the same comment from agents: “Denise, the market is slowing down. I think I’ll just wind things down, assume nothing else is going to happen, and then wind up next year.” Think again! If you aren’t ready to close your books on your business for the year, it is […]

Finding Success Your Way! (Part 2)

Last week I discussed the top 5 of 10 common denominators that successful real estate agents possess. This week I am unveiling my remaining list of essential elements that a successful real estate agent needs to be utilizing in their business. Don’t forget the key is to find your fit and create YOUR FORMULA FOR […]

Ask Denise: Winter Doldrums

Q: “Hi Denise –  I am struggling with the winter doldrums! I think the market is slowing down, so why don’t I just take some much needed time off?” A: If time off is what you need then of course you need to take time off.  Taking time off is more dependent on when you […]

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 […]

Ask Denise: Holiday Message?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I will be taking next week off and want to have the following as my voicemail message, “Thank you for your call. I will be taking the week of December 21st off for the Christmas holiday. I will be returning all calls on Monday, December 28th. Happy holidays!” However, a co-worker said that […]

Ask Denise: Finding the Right Agent to Cover My Vacation

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I want to take some time off this summer. I am in a new office and haven’t had a chance to connect with all the agents yet so I don’t know who I would want to have cover my business while I am out of town. Any suggestions?”

Ask Denise: Low Inventory Burnout

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, this market has made me absolutely exhausted! I have buyers who can’t find a property… I have sellers who want to sell, but they are very concerned about being able to find a home to buy, so they aren’t going to list right now. I can’t seem to make any forward progress on […]

Ask Denise: Compensating a Back-Up Agent

Denise Lones

Q: Denise, I like your idea of looking at transaction categories and applicable commission for agents covering for agents on vacation, but I am just going to be gone for one week over 4th of July and two more weekends. It seems the percentages of commission for those covering for me would be so small […]

Ask Denise: Time Off for Holidays

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, how do I gracefully tell my clients that I won’t be available while I am taking a week and a half off over Christmas? A:  Easy! It sounds like you want to take the time off, but you aren’t actually going anywhere. Generally agents find actually leaving easier than taking time off and […]

Time to Wind Down or Time to Wind Up?

sleeping woman next to excited woman

Every year in mid-November I hear the same comment from agents: “Denise, the market is slowing down. I think I’ll just wind things down, assume nothing else is going to happen, and then wind up next year.” Think again! If you aren’t ready to close your books on your business for the year, it is […]

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