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New Years goal setting.
New Year's resolutions. Yuck! You set them. Then for most people before January even ends, you have already broken them. I have never been one for making these resolutions. If you are in the real estate business, then you need to be doing what normal business people do.
Treat your business LIKE A BUSINESS. Take the slow time during the winter months to work on your budgets. Figure out what is and is not working. Then set some goals, both long-term and short-term for your business. Develop a strategic plan of action to make those goals happen. I call mine a strategic business plan, and I make sure to review and re-develop it at least once every quarter.
Maybe that is all a little too deep for your average real estate person, but it should not be. So here are a few tips on developing and then achieving your goals.
Just remember the acronym S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Your goals need to be:
(1) Specific. Clearly defined and written. If a goal is too vague, it becomes too hard to measure and plan for. If it is not in writing, then you probably are not serious about it anyway.
(2) Measurable. You need to have some way to determine how close ... more
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