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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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What Do Your Past Clients Want From You? Agents are always telling me that they don't like to generate new leads. It is time-consuming, costs a lot of money, and in the end, potential clients are more likely to be fickle and work with whomever they perceive as the path of least resistance, despi...
09/27/2022
Client Events for Anyone How do we plan a client appreciation event that keeps everyone happy? Simple - we don't! What we need to find is the sweet spot that appeals to the most people. When I started planning a client appreciation event, my first step was to classify my past clients. I had grou...
09/16/2022
Client Gifts and Events Don't let 2022 slip by without recognizing your clients in a big way. Although the pandemic is still affecting us, our celebrations had to be tamped down over the last couple of years. So, dust off that past client database and let's do some big planning between now and t...
09/09/2022
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Past Client Neglect We've all done it. There's not a real estate professional out there that hasn't at one point or another (or many times) neglected their past clients. It's easy to do. Just like anyone else, our current clients and urgent to-do list can take up all our attention and time. So, ...
09/02/2022
Increasing Return Cash Flow on Your Investment If you own an income-producing investment property, cash flow and appreciation are top-of-mind. What if you want to increase your monthly cash flow? Increasing cash flow either means increasing income or decreasing expenses (or both!). Here are just...
08/26/2022
My Worst Real Estate Investment Earlier this week, someone asked about real estate investments that I regretted. I've been really fortunate over the years, and all of my real estate investments have done very well for me. However, that good fortune comes with a lot of hard work. I believe the mo...
08/19/2022
Analyzing an Investment's Pajama Money Rate Investors love their formulas - cap rates, gross rent multipliers, cash-on-cash return - but don't let a bunch of fancy terms intimidate you. The basics you need to know when getting started in real estate investing are really appreciation and cash flo...
08/15/2022
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Pajama Money One of my favorite topics is pajama money! It's a term that I use to describe getting your money to work for you. Whether you are awake, asleep, out sick, or on vacation, those little dollar bills are recruiting more money into your accounts. It's how you can make money without putt...
08/10/2022
Investing in Vacation Rentals Vacation rentals, when done right, will print you money in your sleep! They can be extremely lucrative. However, if you invest in vacation rentals wrong, they will drain the life out of your bank account. I see this most often with people who buy properties in areas...
07/28/2022
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Referral FAQs Over my real estate career as an agent, managing broker, and real estate trainer, I have given and received many agent-to-agent referrals. I believe there is a superior process for referrals and that setting expectations is important. But what happens when things don't go according...
07/22/2022
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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.