What are you goals for 2010?

Real Estate Agent with Jane Haas Photography

Goal Planning and You!  I'm sure we all look back at things we have spent money on and kicked ourselves for it, why not share and give each other a heads up!  I think we all need to start gearing up for next year, come out of the gates with a bang! 

  • We are in the last quarter of 2009, have you made any goals yet for 2010? 
  • Since the market changed, what types of advertising do you feel worked best for you that you will continue doing next year and what will you drop from your ad budget? 
  • Also, with all new legislation coming about to help rev up the market, what do you hope comes about and what would you like to see gone? 

So after all is said and done, how do you feel the market has changed in your area over the past year?  Better or worse?  Around the Jersey Shore, I'm noticing several higher priced homes going short sale or into foreclosure because unfortunately, first time buyer tax credit wasn't enough to help anyone in the upper price ranges and the mortgage modification has a cutoff too low to help anyone affected by the economy that held higher paying jobs.  A few have actually said they feel discriminated against because they made too much money in salary, yet paid more in taxes and felt they should have been helped as well. 

I do hope that the buyer tax credit is expanded and extended to all who want to buy homes, revving up some of the toughest part of the markets!

Comments (3)

June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Goal setting is crucial if you are going to succeed in real estate.  This is the time of year to set your goals for 2010 and to make a great entrance into the new year. 

Oct 23, 2009 05:45 AM
Jane E. Haas
Jane Haas Photography - Davenport, FL

So have you thought about your goals for the upcoming year yet?  I'm expanding my social media relationships and trying to figure out new ways to reach out to people in the area and capture them in my social media networks, and creating a healthy balance between my real estate, photography and social life!  I see many people work 24/7 and burn out, not making time for friends or family.  Life is too short for that!  Just streamline work to allow for more time with friends and family.  That should certainly become a part of goal planning.

Oct 23, 2009 06:17 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

One of the things I discovered when I moved into a real estate career from marketing was most Realtors do not have a business plan, marketing plan or web strategy or now social media one. The focus seems to be on transactions rather than seeing themselves as the CEO of their real estate practice. The game plan is more reaction based rather than focused on planning and vision. 

My planning process is centered on quarters rather then annually. I can track results, analyze what is working or not working, stay tuned to income and expenses and most importantly adapt to changes in the market, the economy and my life quickly and more with an understanding of what happened.

Nothing I know stays the same for a year, especially in our new landscape of real estate.

Oct 30, 2009 11:13 PM