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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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Leverage: A Way To Give Yourself a Raise In my two previous Zebra Reports How Much Money Do You REALLY Make? and What's Your Net?, I talked about how to calculate your gross and net rates of pay per hour. This week's article will show you how to take this information and make good decisions base...
05/18/2017
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What's Your Net? Last week I talked about how important it is to truly being able to calculate how much money an agent makes per hour by dividing their gross commission income by total number of hours worked in a given year. For example, if you make $100,000 gross commission and you work 40 hour...
05/12/2017
How Much Money Do You REALLY Make? When I think about how many hours most people work per week, I think you would agree that 40 hours is what most people would guess to be the average hours that most people work in a typical business setting. When I think about real estate agents, I think you wo...
05/04/2017
Real Estate & Gardening - Kindred Spirits! Real Estate and gardening have more in common than you might think. Savvy real estate agents have figured this out. Think about planting a garden. You make sure the soil is good quality, you decide what you want to plant, you plant your seeds, and then ...
04/28/2017
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Tax Pressure! April 18 (tax day this year) is coming up quickly and many of us are experiencing the nail-biting tension of getting receipts and forms in order. If there's any time of the year that forces us to face our own shortcomings with a head-on vengeance, it's tax day. The below lessons ar...
04/14/2017
STEP UP or STEP OUT: What Buyers Need to Know About a Multiple Offer Market I have had at least three calls in the past week from frustrated agents who were trying to figure out what they were doing wrong and why their clients lost yet another offer in a multiple offer situation. After long disc...
04/07/2017
The Changing Climate of Real Estate The real estate market has certainly seen its ups and downs over the past 10 years. If you are a real estate agent that has been in the business longer than a decade you have been witness to a dramatically changed real estate climate. Gone are the days where y...
03/31/2017
Keeping Calm: Strategies for Reducing Buyer Stress In a fast-paced market, emotions can easily run high. In this kind of market, buyers can quickly start feeling defeated - the possibility of winning in a multiple-offer can seem next to impossible. When this happens, it is critical that agents r...
03/24/2017
The Quiet Mind: Critical Tips for Peak Performance A personal practice I have done for over 20 years is called my Hour of Power. It is a time where I sit in my office every workday for one hour of uninterrupted time. I do this so that I can focus on key tasks that I need to do without ANY interr...
03/17/2017
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Move Your Boat! ...and you may find more fish! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't hear a real estate agent somewhere complaining about the lack of inventory in our market.  I get it. It is disheartening to be working with a buyer only to have them lose their offer because they are compe...
03/10/2017
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