So, what are you doing to prepare for 2008? What are your business goals? What can you take from 2007?
This year has been an encouraging one for me. The national media keeps making people believe that the sky is falling. Yet, with all this negative publicity, I still managed to make more money this year than last year. I still managed to help buyers and sellers with homes of all sizes, prices, and styles. I used the word encouraging because if this was supposed to be a slow year, I can't wait to see what I am able to accomplish in 2008 when the market turns around.
In order to keep tabs on myself for 2008, I have set up some goals. Maybe you share some of these goals. If you have others, I would like to hear them.
Goal #1 - Jump into the foreclosure market with both feet. I have already started on this by signing up with BPO and REO companies all within the last month. This will hopefully bring in some extra cash as well as lead to listings in the future.
Goal #2 - Keep in better contact with my past clients. I have a database in place now, but it could definitely use some tweaking and cleaning up. I need to make it more well rounded and fill in the gaps. I have some clients names and numbers, but not email addresses. Or, I have their email, but not there address. (you know what I am talking about) These past clients can be a great source of referrals and future business and I need to spend more time contacting them and keeping in touch.
Goal #3 - Create my on website and use blogging to bring potential clients to my door. (or should I say bring me to their door!). I have got a good jump start on the blogging, and my wonderful bride is giving me a great Christmas gift of a web site. Hopefully I will be up and running shortly after the new year.
So, what are your goal for 2008? Do you have a plan in place to obtain those goals? Best of luck and I wish you all a prosperous new year.