Ready for 2008? What are your Goals? How will you hit them?

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates

So, what are you doing to prepare for 2008? What are your business goals? What can you take from 2007?

This year has been an encouraging one for me. The national media keeps making people believe that the sky is falling. Yet, with all this negative publicity, I still managed to make more money this year than last year. I still managed to help buyers and sellers with homes of all sizes, prices, and styles. I used the word encouraging because if this was supposed to be a slow year, I can't wait to see what I am able to accomplish in 2008 when the market turns around.

In order to keep tabs on myself for 2008, I have set up some goals. Maybe you share some of these goals. If youChecklist have others, I would like to hear them.

Goal #1 - Jump into the foreclosure market with both feet. I have already started on this by signing up with BPO and REO companies all within the last month. This will hopefully bring in some extra cash as well as lead to listings in the future.

Goal #2 - Keep in better contact with my past clients. I have a database in place now, but it could definitely use some tweaking and cleaning up. I need to make it more well rounded and fill in the gaps. I have some clients names and numbers, but not email addresses. Or, I have their email, but not there address. (you know what I am talking about) These past clients can be a great source of referrals and future business and I need to spend more time contacting them and keeping in touch. 

Goal #3 - Create my on website and use blogging to bring potential clients to my door. (or should I say bring me to their door!). I have got a good jump start on the blogging, and my wonderful bride is giving me a great Christmas gift of a web site. Hopefully I will be up and running shortly after the new year.


So, what are your goal for 2008? Do you have a plan in place to obtain those goals? Best of luck and I wish you all a prosperous new year.

Todd Jones - Realtor, ABR, SRS, OA - Selling Scranton, Clarks Summit Real Estate 

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Jess Rankin
Pickering Group - Phoenix, AZ

All great thougts.  Now you just need to add video.

Jess Rankin

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Dec 24, 2007 04:54 AM #1
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

All sound advice, Todd!  Keep those goals nearby so that you can check them off as they're done and revise them as need be.  You'll be surprised at how much more you'll accomplish with the list on your desk, marked with revisions, etc.!

Here's to a better year than last in 2008!

Debe in Charlotte, NC

Dec 24, 2007 04:58 AM #2
Matt Kofsky
Transaction Realty 500 Reno, Nv. - Reno, NV
My goal for 2008 is to exercise more and lose some weight.  I also want to clean off my desk.  I don't think that either goal is possible :).
Dec 24, 2007 07:28 AM #3
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
Goal #2 is mine as well. Every day I say I will do A or I will do B but then day by day goes by and I dont get it done. I will stop that or at least get better at it.
Dec 24, 2007 02:01 PM #4
Todd Jones
Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates - Clarks Summit, PA

Jess - Great site. Love your family pics.

Debe - Putting a white board above my desk to keep me accountable

Matt - I also share both of those goals. I think I have better luck completing the 3 I listed in the blog!

Heather - Best of luck with your goal! You can do it!

Dec 29, 2007 11:07 AM #5
Vincent Coccia
Construction Services Integration - Paoli, PA
Great info and thanks for it.  I can even utilize some of these in my field of work.
Dec 29, 2007 02:28 PM #6
Ann Guy
NA - Allentown, PA
Hey Todd, the first step to your desired result is now complete.  You set your goals, and wrote them down.  Follow thru and success will be yours. 
Jan 04, 2008 12:36 PM #7
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Good luck with your goals. I am under the impression that in Pa we can not do BPOs.I would love to get into the foreclosure market.
Feb 03, 2008 08:29 PM #8
Andrew Carroll
Special Asset Management - Saratoga Springs, NY

Guys, all that is great.  it really is.  Be proactive in a distressed market is the best  approach,  But why aren't you all putting yourselves in front of the bankers/decision makers that have the REO's.  Check out Thats my site and it seems self serving to post it but lets talk about real best practices.

If you want foreclosures you need to be in front of the banker.   NAR should really be helping you with this.  For the life of me I don't understand why you guys pay your dues  to them.



Feb 27, 2008 06:48 AM #9
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

they are so important and to have them written down and visualize is equally important. I believe you have to have a way to measure your progress.

Jul 23, 2011 06:29 PM #10
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