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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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On Your Bus and In Your Business Whether you run your own real estate business, work for a company, or are part of a real estate team, there are people who you rely on day to day to help the business run smoothly. These are the people I call "on your bus". In an ideal world, the bus runs smoothl...
06/24/2016
Three Important Words in Real Estate Marketing I know you've already heard that old saying that in real estate, the three most important words are, "Location! Location! Location!" Today though, the three most important words that you the real estate agent need to know are, "Database! Database! D...
06/16/2016
Lessons Learned from Skee Ball Photo copyright Scott S. A group of kids playing tag the other day reminded me of the importance of having a strategy and sticking to it. As I watched, I realized that each kid who was it had his own strategy for tagging others. Some relied on the taunt and tag whi...
06/10/2016
The Power of Gratitude Think about your last transaction. Was it a tough one? Were there moments when you didn't think it would close or was it smooth with barely any bumps along the way? Whichever path the transaction took, I bet there were some standout people involved that helped it across th...
06/03/2016
The Feedback Formula What was the last thing you bought online? A book? Toner? Shoes? Chances are if you bought something online that you had not purchased before, you made the decision to purchase based at least partially on the product reviews. When I purchase anything online that I have not p...
05/27/2016
The Real Estate Remodeling Craze The desire for home remodeling has hit an all-time high for a number of reasons. Traditionally the top reasons for remodeling were to improve a home’s livability, modernize or update home amenities, repair and replace worn and broken features, to create additiona...
05/19/2016
The 20-60-20 Principle The 20-60-20 principle covers many different facets of a real estate agent's business, but nowhere does it have a more poignant meaning than with past clients. In today's busy real estate market past clients are often forgotten or agents simply do not have the time to be f...
05/13/2016
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 representat...
05/06/2016
Converting Leads After the Open House An agent asked me recently, "Denise, how do I convert leads from an open house?" Converting leads at an open house is easy because they already met you and I bet they developed some sort of rapport with you. Furthermore, they took the time to see a home so t...
04/29/2016
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Hot Open House Tips This week I am going to answer some of my most frequently-asked open house questions. Enjoy! "Denise, sign in sheets never seem to work for me. I get people using fake names or when I ask them to sign in, it really puts them off. Should I stick with the sign in sheet or not?"...
04/22/2016
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