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Join Denise Lones each week as she looks at the world of real estate and the world at large from customer service to the importance of listing presentations in a one-on-one style. Denise has more than 20 years of experience as a successful agent, broker, trainer and coach. Denise is someone in the know when it comes to real estate.
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New Homes Sales to Surge By 30% I have been reporting on new home sales for years and track this facet of the market with a great deal of interest as a Master in Residential Marketing through the NAHB. I find the new home market to be a strong barometer of what is happening with the market as a ...
05/29/2015
Renovating Tips for Your Clients In today's market, where inventory is a challenge and buyers are having a hard time finding what they want, renovating may be a good alternative to buying something turnkey.  If buyers are willing to take on a renovation, they may be able to get exactly what they...
05/21/2015
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"To Do" Overload If you made a list of "to do" items right now in your business, how would you feel? Confident that you had a handle on most of them? Completely overwhelmed by the deficiencies in your business? Or completely indifferent because you weren't planning on tackling them anyway? The a...
05/08/2015
Getting Your Brand to Work For You... ... Even When You Are Not There. In my classes, when I am reviewing the importance of having a strong brand, I often have agents ask me what I think about their brand and request a critique. This is one of my favorite things to do because it not only allows ...
05/01/2015
The Elephant in the Room Have you ever been sitting with a client and your gut told you to ask something, but you just couldn't quite get the words out? This often the case when you are afraid a question will make someone uncomfortable. However, those uncomfortable questions are critical to get ...
04/24/2015
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Credit is Tight! Credit is tight, even for Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke! Low interest rates should mean that opportunity is in abundance for the real estate industry. However, if you can't qualify for a mortgage, even the lowest rates don't help you if you want to finance or refi...
04/17/2015
Bucket List Day: The Best & Worst Day of My Life I have always loved zebras! Ever since I was a little girl I can remember my fascination with and love of zebras. Their unusual stripes and aloof demeanor always intrigued me. I loved that they looked like horses, but were a little stockier and in...
04/14/2015
Task Management: The Key to Getting It All Done A real estate agent that I coach recently presented me with a beautiful weekly calendar with lead generation, client follow-up, and potential client follow-up neatly organized according to time blocks and color-coded. I complimented him on his dili...
04/03/2015
Community Service Client Appreciation Events I am often asked what kind of client appreciation events are the most successful. I am a big fan of client appreciation events because they give you an opportunity to reconnect with your past clients. It is a time to celebrate your clients and to than...
03/27/2015
Low Inventory & What You Can Do About It It is no surprise to anyone that has been following the real estate industry over the past five years that we have arrived at a time of historically low inventory levels. When you take out all the short sales and foreclosures that used to make up a big pa...
03/20/2015
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