With a slowness in the real estate market year over year too many I hear in the industry look to outside circumstances to change when they could be doing so much more to change their inside.
Market forces will be what they will be but the cream of the crop in any industry will rise during adversity. If a plan can be devised during these tougher times it holds the opportunity to take your play to the next level.
TO ELEVATE YOUR GAME
Many call for a return to fundamentals in prospecting and lead generation along with constant contact with our network. How about learning new ways to interact with prospective clients by using more and more technology available over the Internet like video, widgets, advanced mapping tools, neighborhood market information, etc.? What about the old fashioned telephone call to past clients to see how they are doing?
There are an endless list of inexpensive continuing education classes from everything from RESPA and the new FHA programs to how to set up blogs, listings on Craigslist, and advanced Publisher tips and tricks.
Those that love what they do are constant learners and are invaluable to their clients.
Strive to always get better. Practice, practice, practice. You know you still have gobs of room for improvement.