How Many is Too Many Resolutions?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400

 

Happy new YearMy publisher asked if I had any real estate New Year's Resolutions…she should know better by now than to ask a Type E such a question! Ask for a solution and the Type E brain answers with a jumble of possibilities as if to say, "Here! Try these!" 

Here's what came out of mine. Yes, I know they are not all strictly real estate-related, but they all have an effect on how I do business:

  • Contact my listings for review and price adjustments.
  • Get taxes ready for my CPA.
  • Healthy foodBe available to Lee and Erica.
  • Call past clients to wish them a Happy New Year.
  • Get some new signs made.
  • Get up to speed on Twitter and other social/business networking sites.
  • Get my car washed BEFORE it needs it and I am embarrassed.
  • Continue with my gym program.
  • Make healthy eating choices.
  • Go to bed early at least one night a week.
  • Clean my desk.
  • Fill my bird feeders – even the one that the squirrels have taken over.Squirrel
  • Offer sellers and agents the option of Auction.
  • Get on the top 10 book list. Oh yes, I already did that with Trulia.
  • Attend more Active Rain gatherings.
  • Loaded DeskCall all the sellers who I recommended they wait to list thier homes.
  • Stay in touch with the CyberStars through the listserve.
  • Stay in touch with the CyberProfessionals.
  • Being an ACRE ambassador, help share this group's philosophy.
  • When I choose to have chocolate....really enjoy it! 
  • Mentor newer agents like Steve Warrene.
  • Find out what I can do to promote Silloway Press.
  • Speak more about Realtor-friendly auctions.
  • Get more publicity for Real Estate the Rome Way.
  • Take no more unsaleable listings.
  • Accept no more kindness-impaired clients.
  • Stay in touch special people
  • FireworksCall and encourage new Active Rainers.

I think the more the merrier when it comes to positive thoughts for the new year. What about you? Do you have one or two or a score of resolutions?

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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
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Looks like a good list -- if you can do half of those things - you will have a great 2009! (lol)!  Happy New Year and great success with your book.

Dec 31, 2008 01:44 PM #47
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Ann Hayman
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Hi Margaret, thanks for the call and the information. I did the Equiz, result was 27, I will have to compare that with my true color and my Heritage Profile, to see if everything meshes.

I'll be talking to you on AR. Have a great 2009 in all areas of your life, Ann

Dec 31, 2008 02:33 PM #48
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Steve, About your first resolution...how many 'signings' does that translate in to? You know what I mean.

Oops see comments are not being saved. I'll be back

Jan 01, 2009 12:31 AM #49
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Ann H, Another Type E...how fun

Joan, Happy New Year. I've done quite a few on the list.

Roland, Just do what you do what you do best.

Kristi, Thank you. I love using "kindness impaired". It softens many a situation.

Teri, That accent comes out more when I am a bit tired.

Christine, Always need goals. Here's to a successful '09

Fred, Thanks for the fireworks. Ours in Baltimore were canceled due to the high winds.

Jan 01, 2009 12:43 AM #50
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Connie Harvey
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Margaret - I couldn't help laughing out loud when I got your message and then saw your

"Oh nooooooooo Anne, C Tann, mARTi and Connie, you just slipped in comments! Happy New Year!"

I forget how fast things happen. I've really stepped out of my "box" today thanks to you, and done a post this afternoon!!! :)

Jan 01, 2009 08:24 AM #51
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Patricia Kennedy
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Resolutions, Humbug!  And have a wonderful 2009!

Jan 01, 2009 08:40 AM #52
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Connie, Congratulations on your first sale of 2009! I am so proud and so excited for you. Your clients are lucky to be working with you.

Pat, I don't make resolutions and I don't make lists. This was a spur of the moment response when Peg asked. Happy New Year. Make it good one!

Jan 01, 2009 09:29 AM #53
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Elayna Fernandez
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Margaret. Thank you for being such a dedicated ActiveRainER. I went through your list and my smile went away when I read "taxes" and "CPA" - definitely NOT my favorite time of the year.  I admire and share the fact that you do not work with kindness-impaired clients. No one likes jerks as clients, but sometimes necessity (sometimes greed) makes us deal with a few of them. I made this decision a while ago. I may not die rich, but probably will die happier because I enjoyed my job more.  Well, that's the way I see it. Thank you for everything and Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2009 01:28 PM #54
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Maria Morton
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Well, Margaret, the first thing I'd do every day would be to fill the bird feeders!

Jan 01, 2009 08:20 PM #55
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Elayna 

 Thanks for stopping by. I want to know more about your business and you. You have a beautiful, family but I don't know how you keep the the E names straight. Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2009 09:05 PM #56
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Maria, Looking at the time posted, I am guessing one of your groups might be  LATE NIGHT - EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN

Those squirrel bird feeders are large enough to go for a week.

Jan 01, 2009 09:09 PM #57
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Great list Margaret...oh surprise..the book arrived in Wisconsin 12.30...tonite we begin a new ritual..."Bedtime Stories With Margaret" and other mind expanding thoughts to sleep on, mold and put into action...our very best wishes for your continued success and a healthy, happy 09 !

Jan 01, 2009 10:53 PM #58
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Sally and David, I will be thinking about you both after midnight. Sweet dreams. You two are an inspiration! Sally, how are you feeling?

Bedtime stories with Margaret.....I love it!

Jan 01, 2009 11:42 PM #59
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Mike Klijanowicz
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I totally agree with everything you wrote, especially NOT TAKING ANY MORE "UNSALEABLE LISTINGS!"

Jan 02, 2009 11:14 AM #60
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Michael, You agree because you know how to say, NO.

Jan 02, 2009 11:28 AM #61
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Michael, You agree because you know how to say, NO.

Jan 02, 2009 11:28 AM #62
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Good list!  I think I'll take some of those for myself.

Jan 02, 2009 11:30 AM #63
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Allen, Be my guest, take as many as you like.

Jan 04, 2009 03:45 AM #64
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Dee Nofziger
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I have added "stay away from kindness impaired clients" and "take no more unsaleable listings" to my own personal list. Thanks Margaret.

Jan 04, 2009 09:10 AM #65
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Dee, Those two can help make a Happy New Year.

Jan 04, 2009 09:39 AM #66
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