Selling Real Estate in 2012

Real Estate Agent with Endless Summer Realty


If you plan to be in the business of Selling Real Estate in 2012, I suggest that you have your ducks in a row. Not to be negative, but forewarned is forearmed!! We are heading into a very heated election year, we have had the bubble burst and prices continue to drop, and are experiencing, all over the world, the worst economic chaos that this generation of adults has ever seen, yet, there is the possibility of doing great things and having a boom year in Real Estate! If only we have our ducks in a row..... In times of great depression billionaires are born, but they have vision and do not run scared. The educate themselves and are ready for opportunity. For those of us in the Real Estate industry, Selling Real Estate in 2012 can be the same thing. Here are some tips to get you ready for the New Year!

1. Read, listen to the news, and educate yourself on what is happening around you in the world. Everything affects the Real Estate Market.

2. Get a life or business coach. This is not a time to go it alone. A coach will keep you focused and on your mark!

3. If you are not on top of your game tech wise, hire someone, take a class or partner up with someone in the know. Jump in or get left behind!

4. Sharpen your people skills. Both buyers and sellers are more stressed than ever and patience and good listening skills will be a virtue now.

5. Be cheerful and optimistic.  Happiness is contagious and people are more likely to do business with someone who encourages rather than discourages.

6. Make a goal board with your life purpose, values, goals for the year and read it daily.

7. Get organized and clear out the clutter. Get a fresh start for the New Year and get it done before Jan 1st so you start fresh.

8. Get creative. Stop doing the same old things if they are not working for you. Come up with something new and exciting. Customers love to see change & it keeps it interesting!

9. Get yourself in good health body mind and spirit wise. Get fresh air, take time to exercise, eat healthy, and take time for you. A healthy you is a better more productive you!

10. When times get tough, or people get out of line, take a breath, remember it is not between you and them, it is between you and God, and then have faith. Think as if all things were happening for you instead of to you and you will get through it all. You only carry with you what YOU decide to carry with you.

11. Love and be loved.

If you can do all of these things, you will have an excellent year Selling Real Estate in 2012. There are always people that need and have to buy and sell and if you have your ducks in a row, you will stand out and be the Agent that they choose to work with. I wish you good luck Selling Real Estate in 2012 and a Happy Healthy, Prosperous New Year as well!

Comments (8)

go to & get 20 Listing Appointments per month
Real Estate Faster - Los Angeles, CA

Thanks for sharing your useful tips for the New Year. Excellent blog! Best wishes to you for 2012!

Dec 29, 2011 05:01 PM
Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

Diane - great advice for agents. Too many just jump onto the business treadmill and spend (too much of) their time and energy running like hamsters inside a wheel. For me, I have to get centered FIRST mind-body-soul and THEN...the business flows.  I've tried taking shortcuts or doing business first and I've learned (for me) that is not the way to go.  Best wishes for a great 2012!

Dec 30, 2011 03:03 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


This is a well written blog post (suggested of course) and timely advise for the New Year. It's been a year of challenges, successes, failures, confusion, mysteries, joy, sadness and happiness. You've kept it all in proper perspective.

What better way to end the year for me than to say, I've enjoyed getting to know you here on ActiveRain. You've been a joy. It's been a privilege to get to know you.

A toast to the Good Health of our Nation and all the people (especially those here on ActiverRain). Wishing you a very Happy New Year with lots of good success stories!


Dec 30, 2011 11:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Diane- I had to suggest this as well.  Get your ducks in order is such good advice.  And yes, any time there is an election year people go a little nuts.  Be ready to go into "battle" well equipped. 

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!!

Dec 31, 2011 05:04 AM
Brian Morgenweck
Power Realty Group, LLC Bergen County, NJ - Hackensack, NJ
Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS

I found this at just the right moment, when I needed to read #10... "It's not between you & them...." Thanks! ;-)

Jan 02, 2012 12:44 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent tips for anyone serious about their business in the coming year!  Line up those ducks!

Jan 09, 2012 07:30 AM
Harley Wilcox
West Group Real Estate - Victor, ID
Harley Wilcox

Amazing how the right food and good exercise keeps our spirits up. And may I add "systematize the tedious".

Jan 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Very good advice for every day of the year.  Some of us are having difficulty getting rid of the clutter in our lives.

Have a most productive winter!

Feb 07, 2012 01:14 AM