Zebra Report

Our weekly industry newsletter. Explore over a decade of topics, full of tips techniques and topics of interest to real estate agents and brokers just like you!

2024 New Construction Outlook

Interest rates, permitting delays, additional environmental reports, labor delays, supply shortages have all increased the cost and risks of building. How will the building industry meet our housing needs under these conditions? Denise provides a building industry outlook for all levels of the industry and shares what is ahead.

Letting Go and Learning to Delegate

Today's message is one of the things I know today that I wish I had embraced earlier in my career. Learning how to delegate is more than a key to saving time, it is a crucial key to growing your success.

Don't Chase Rates, Create Opportunities

Are you a real estate agent that is frustrated by today's interest rates? Time to stop waiting for government to solve your problems and create your own business opportunities.

Three Real Estate Formulas You Need to Know

Practical formulas for appreciation, future appreciation, and a handy formula for converting circumference to diameter that you can use out in the field.

New Opportunities to Expand Your Expertise

Topping the first half of our 2024 year of coaching won't be easy! Our Housing Options Certification course was an incredible adventure, but we have an awesome line-up of robust training content that we are rolling out for the second half of the year.

Where Is Your Listing Inventory?

This year's real estate season looks to be robust through the fall for many areas. If your area is experiencing a shortage of inventory, with homes quickly exiting the market almost as fast as they appear, clearly there is demand, but not enough homes. So where will your next listing come from?

Need Inspiration and Results?

Whether it is flooring and materials or it is a new listing coming onto the market, there's no substitute for getting out from behind your computer screen and into the real world to experience it in person.

Take an Election Year Media Diet

Misleading news headlines and content can lead your real estate business astray and waste your mental energy with fear and waste your time with misdirection.

Barriers In Your Business

5 steps for identifying and overcoming the challenges that are holding your real estate business back.

Buyer Brokerage Agreements

With all the changes coming to buyer agency, you need to be able to explain why you are a valuable part of the home buying experience and how buyer agency agreements are in their best interest. Are you and your website ready for that conversation?

The Tools You Need to Fight for Buyer Brokerage Compensation

The Tools Your Real Estate Business Needs in Light of the NAR Proposed Settlement.

2024 Home Interior Trends You Need to Know

The International Builder Show in Last Vegas is like Disneyland for me. Not just the Builder Show, but I got to go to the Kitchen & Bath show too! I loved it. This week I want to give you some highlights and takeaways that I think brokers need to be aware of when providing service to both buyers and sellers.

Website Reveal: Kelly Burns

Experienced real estate professional Kelly Burns needed a website that would take care of itself and represent her as a local expert within her community.

Microsoft Publisher's Days Are Numbered

Microsoft's big announcement this week sets the stage for a shake-up in the world of consumer print publishing that has been long overdue: the retirement of its venerable Publisher software. First released in 1991, fourteen versions later, the 2021 Publisher will be the last edition - although, to be honest, it has been a decade since publisher saw a truly meaningful update beyond a hasty reskin to keep-up appearances. How might this affect you?

The 2024 Spring Market has Sprung

People are finding ways to get out of the homes that they haven’t wanted to stay in. While 2023 was a Year-in-Limbo, 2024 is already shaping up to be great. How can you capitalize on that?

What QVC Can Teach You About Marketing

By anyone's standards, the QVC shopping network has been a huge success and offers a prospecting and sales model that real estate agents should pay attention to. By employing a system of authentic and honest storytelling, combined with facts, a sense of urgency, and strong visual and personable components, QVC's consistent process contains lessons that you should pay attention to.

Find Your People

Healthy relationships and working alongside people that share your outlook and compliment your weaknesses can propel your business and mental health to new heights. Just the same, negative cultures, toxic relationships, and personality friction can sap the life out of you and hurt your potential. Denise shares advice for dealing with unhealthy relationships.

Don't Let This Challenge Derail Your 2024

While you are evaluating how you would like to see this year be different from the last, I want you to be aware of one key thing you can do for your business in a year that will be filled with change and opportunities.