Trying To Stay Afloat In Today's Market

Real Estate Agent with Chase International 01366299

As we near the end of  2007, we start preparing for the 2008 year.  I just recently read that numbers nearing 150 -250K realtors will be exiting our buisness.  It can be an opportune time to step back and evaluate our plans of action and how we hande our business daily.  With the added extra time, re-evalute what makes your business work and what doesn't.  Weed out the dandelions and bring in the dafodils for spring.  Plant the seeds this fall for next years crop! 

Action!  Take action right now to build your leads for the 2008 year.  It too will be a challenging year, but if prepared, we will succeed.  Walk your farms.  I heard ofi a realtor who walks 50 houses daily in his farm and hands out his news letter.  Five days a week, 250 homes, 1000 homes a month!  Now thats ACTION..  Take this time to be kind and sensitive to your past clients.  Let them know you care.  Some of us have not taken this action of managing our past clients.  Just open the door to a new conversation, and rekindle the relationship.  Remember, they choose you for a reason over all the other realtors. 

Take time if you are a Top Producer to help a newbie in the business.  They are strugging for sure.  Focus on an These are the agents who will survive this market.  Help them narrow the daily activities necessary to build a solid lead generation business.  Often times, we are so caught up in our daily escrows, we forget to take time for those around us.  After all, as newbies, we needed help at some point!

Network, walk the talk and enjoy.  Put a  smile on your face and let's help bring this duldrum market into a new positive light and let those buyers know, NOW IS THE TIME!

We'll know this is our gifted talent if we make this market work!





Comments (4)

Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
Great post and great attitude. After 21 yrs in the game i still need to go back to basics. Anyone can do this but you still have to show that YOU CARE. Good blessings and a prosperous 2008.
Oct 04, 2007 03:12 AM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Kim, Welcome to AR. You will do well here.

Bill Roberts

Oct 04, 2007 03:23 AM
Andie Depass
Legacy Real Estate & Associates - Fremont, CA

Thank You Kim for the kind words. I just recently found this site myself. It give me some sort of direction for the future. Staying afloat in this market for someone who isn't a superstar, is for sure a challenge. I recently added a new service to my business. In this market I find that we have to create next year crop I am going the extra mile, knocking on doors inviting people to discover the MMA software from United First Financial.

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Oct 04, 2007 03:30 AM
Jennifer Esposito
JenRan Realty, LLC - Woodstock, CT

I'm hoping market activity will increase by fall 2008.

50 houses a day-thats a lot of miles!  But I am in the process of expanding my business so I can be ready for next year.

Oct 04, 2007 03:47 AM