We’re on the last stretch of our 2012 journey. There are only 10 weeks remaining in this calendar year, and we have been working on 2013 deals with our new construction. March of 2013 closings are where we are focused right now.
That’s one of the advantages of listing new homes. It takes 6 to 8 months to build them. So while most agents are still working on this year’s transactions, we are at the end of the first quarter of 2013. Resale properties will fill in the gaps!!
Digging deeper for resale listing inventory is our goal right now. Those are the listings that will fill in the gaps of our new construction closings to the end of the year. It’s important to plan ahead and know exactly what you need to do to finish every phase of the year.
I’ve noticed a lot of agents from other offices making moves, and those are usually the agents who are experiencing instability with their income. Most will blame it on the office and jump ship, only to experience the same results!! I’ve noticed more agents taking on part-time employment in the real world, only to end up with two part time jobs (one in real estate and the other somewhere else!)
This election will hopefully result in some changes in the future, but it’s not going to happen overnight. There are no magicians running for office. We have many more years of this roller coaster real estate market ahead of us. How many more agents will walk away; how many more will jump ship; how many more will find part time employment only to reduce their production in real estate; and will we ever see a stable economy within the next 10 years? Are you ready for 2013?