Another year of real estate ends

We are fast approaching the end of another year, and for many of us it’s a time for reflection, to take stock and decide what we’re going to do differently in the coming year. In the world of real estate, this last year has certainly been an interesting one as I am sure most real estate agents will tell you. For many of us realtors, 2009 was a time to reassess how we did business as we tried to roll with the punches that the property industry definitely dealt us. I think everyone in real estate should now be in a position to look forward and move forward in 2010.

 

I have posted often this year about how to make your business a success, and what makes a successful real estate agent, and a successful business isn’t only measured by how many clients you have. That’s why the end of a year gives people the perfect opportunity to take stock of where they are and decide where they want to be. Taking stock of your current position and business will allow you to move into the coming year armed with the plan you need to make next year an even greater success.

 A great way to assess what you should be doing in the new year is to ask yourself what you’ve done in this one. For example, have you taken advantage of professional associations and networking opportunities? Have you got a good website and are you keeping up with new media trends like facebook and twitter?

What about how you relate to your customers? How long is it since you bought or sold a property? Are you actually aware, firsthand, of what your customers are living through in their real estate transactions? Are you communicating with your customers, past, present and prospective? If not, why not?

 

Looking at where you’re at and where you want to be is a great way to get your business plan together for the coming year. Real estate success isn’t going to be handed to you on a silver platter, you need to put some effort into making 2010 your best year ever. Remember that the family at Century 21 pride themselves on being local experts, so if now is the time for you to buy or sell property, don’t hesitate to pop in to your nearest Century 21 office. And if 2010 is the right time for you to consider starting your own real estate business, or joining the world’s most recognized name in real estate, you also shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to another successful year of real estate in 2010, and although I am about to depart for the holiday season, I’ll be back blogging in the New Year so will catch up with you then! Happy holidays! 

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 22/12/2009 at 10:49 AM | Categories:

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