Each January a lot of blogs come out discussing things how to get motivated for the new year in the real estate profession. Reading these is enjoyable and in most cases can be pretty motivational. In fact they really do motivate and inspire me. So I guess this is my rudimentary attempt at trying to motivate myself as much as others.
2009 was a learning experiencefor many of us in real estate. Professionals in some areas of the country "learned " themselves out of a job. Other areas showed signs of some recovery from severe real estate market condition, and agents in even other areas found themselves just beginning a down turn. And still a select few other areas didn't really have anything more than a " bump" . But one thing is for certain.
We will all be doing business different from now on . This is no longer your grand dad's world.
So in deciding how to insure a good next year in the business, I believe that it is important to stay motivated , focus on the future, and resolve to do things better, with more efficiency and without delay. And with a committed willingness to increase social networking and computer skills . That all sounds good to me, but will those things make enough difference?
Probably what matters more than than all of those committments however is going to be an asserted effort to sacrifice more, work more hours, concentrate on my SOI, remember those individuals and organizations that helped me get where I am today, Pay more and better attention to my clents, work more FSBO's and God forbid .........KNOCK ON DOORS?
Wait a minute! this is beginning to sound like that old cliche...."I am going to get back to basics this year. And does it not sound a little like how your grand dad did business? Would that be so bad? I admit that I still need to change a whole lot about the way I personaly do business. but something inside says don't let go of those quality business practices that should never go out of style.
So this year while greasing up to get those money gears cranking, don't just resolve to only to try new programs, systems, or techniques. Please consider trying a few of the old things that have stood the test of time......hard work, quality service, a commitment to get the job done.
Now get to greasing those gears!
M.F. "Trey" Thurmond
Serving Bryan-College Station for 3 decades!
Full Residential Service, Commercial , Homesites, Farm and Ranch property, Industrial , Land, and Complete Property Management services. Serving Brazos, Robertson, Leon, Milam, Washington, Burleson, and Grimes Counties.
Classic Realty Associates
3600 Hwy 6 South , Suite 100
College Station, Texas 77845
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