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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.
How to Hire the Right People for Your Renovation   One of the first decisions you have to make when doing a home renovation is who you will work with to complete your renovation. I wouldn't even think of starting a renovation until I had all the players in place. A renovation is a project that r...
Top 10 Homeowner Renovation Mistakes, Part 2   Last week, I covered ten of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they take on a renovation project. Here is the rest of my list! Failing To Anticipate ChaosWhen you are renovating you can expect that something will go wrong.  Timing dea...
Top 10 Homeowner Renovation Mistakes Home renovation shows on TV are made out to be exciting, rewarding and easily summed up in a half or full hour. However, there are many things that you don't see behind the scenes that can be very problematic during a remodel. Here are 10 of the most common m...
Buying to Renovate: What Your Clients Need to Know! Many buyers are finding themselves having a hard time purchasing the type of home they initially began searching for. Often they are faced with a decision to alter their criteria and even their price expectations. Many areas are experiencing se...
Little Touches, Big Impact The littlest touches can have the biggest impact for your clients. The key is to decide what that one special touch will become your signature touch. It should be something that is unique to you and something that your competition probably isn't doing. For example, thi...
Elephants, Donkeys and the Real Estate Market A presidential election is always a major event in our country. There is no doubt that consumers are waiting and wondering how the election will affect home prices and the real estate market overall.  It is not unusual for consumer confidence to wave...
Numbers Worth Knowing Lately I have been working with a lot of numbers and I have been reminded of their power. While numbers themselves are non-emotional, often they bring up a lot of emotion and therefore, are sometimes avoided. Anyone who has ever not opened their credit card statement or avo...
Your Work-Life Balance Check-Up I would like to take you back to December 31, 2015. You might have been with friends celebrating the new year, traveling with family, or perhaps curled up with a cup of hot cocoa next to the fire, but wherever you were and whatever you were doing, you had probably...
The Market is NOT Falling! I have received so many emails this month asking me if the market is going to crash just because pending sales in their area have decreased slightly. When I ask them what area they are in and when I look the stats up on the MLS I confirm what I know which is that the s...
Custom Home Building: Trend or Here to Stay? More and more people are opting to build their own custom home rather than buy ready-made new construction. There are many reasons for this, which I'll get to in a moment, but this increase will surely create a further shortage of available trades. Th...

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