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Ask Denise: Collaborating Over Competing

Q: “Denise, if I go on vacation and another agent helps my client out and, in fact, helps one of my clients find a house, write the offer, and complete the transaction (this was a cash client who closed quickly), who gets to keep the client? I thought it was my client but apparently this […]

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 […]

The Market Seems Slow, Should I Be Worried?

I have had many inquiries lately about the state of the real estate market.  Many agents have asked me if they should be concerned about their local market slowing down. But, as we all know, real estate is a local cyclical business that has its ebbs and flows.  We have been experiencing a very active […]

Ask Denise: Stuck in Vacation Mode

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I have had a great spring, busier than I have ever been. I took a few well-deserved weeks off this summer and I am having a very hard time refocusing and getting motivated. What do you suggest?” It sounds like this is not quite your moment to get completely back to work. It […]

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 […]

It’s the Most Advantageous Time of the Year

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I can feel it in the air… The National Association of REALTORS conference is next week, followed shortly thereafter by Thanksgiving. It’s the feeling of brokers looking forward to turning their attention away from their business and towards family and friends. While others may be smelling gingerbread and stuffing made from scratch, I smell opportunity. […]

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 […]

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