10 Ways to Ensure a Successful 2016!

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Short-term or long-term success goals are just a business plan away. It is never too soon or late to write thoughts down on paper. They will be set to motion and guide you through the new year to a prosperous end when implemented consistently and thoughtfully.


Back in 2010, I originally wrote this motivational post based on past experience and now realize the list continues to stand on its own merit! This is the year to capitalize on strengths and improve in areas to drive your business forward, ensuring overall success. 


Are you ready to take on 2016?


Successful real estate transactions are an exciting and viable part of business. A homeowner sells their property and a homebuyer purchases the home they desire at a good price and we, as residential real estate professionals, are rewarded for our efforts.


The following are some guidelines for goal-setting that have helped in the past and will continue to be my guide for the coming New Year as well.


1. Set realistic goals that are reachable...it's okay to go high as long as they're attainable!

2. Put your list of goals in a highly visible location you will see it several times a day for reinforcement...bathroom mirror or refrigerator or both.

3. Take problems and turn them into challenges.  Don't get defeated by the little things!

4. Train yourself to find solutions rather than complaining. People zone you out when you tend to unload on them and they will eventually avoid you.

5. Surround yourself with positive, driven people. Negative people will suck you dry of energy and motivation.

6. Hold yourself accountable to stay on task of your goals. Get a day planner or plug your daily activities into your phone.

7. Measure your success at the end of each month. Are you where you should be?

8. Reach out to a mentor or fellow REALTOR® when you need help. Most seasoned professionals are more than willing to help!

9. Know the direction you want to take and GO FOR IT! It's up to you how busy you wish to be!


10. Be Thankful. Be sure to show appreciation to those around you who help in so many ways to ensure that you are successful, your broker, title people, lenders, appraisers, inspectors and especially your family.


Happy sales to you all!

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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wanda!  You have compiled a very good list ... my favorite is #1 ...... 

Set realistic goals that are reachable! 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Bring it on ... 2016 -- I'm ready!  

Dec 22, 2015 11:21 AM #19
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Your post reminds me that it time for a review of my business plan.  I just recovering from an illnes that kept me sidelines for months.  So much to do before 2016 begins.  Thanks for your guidance.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Dec 22, 2015 12:13 PM #20
Irina Tibbits
Panhandle Real Estate, Inc - Panama City, FL
Investment, Sellers, Buyers,Relocation

Great Plan !

Thank you for sharing

Dec 22, 2015 12:44 PM #21
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Wanda.  Still working on my 2014 goals... LOL  Not really, I do have goals but I have never put them in writing.

Dec 22, 2015 06:49 PM #22
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a peaceful, prosperous 2016!

Dec 22, 2015 07:03 PM #23
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Great list, and Sandy & I hope you enjoy a pleasant Christmas Celebration with your Family. We look forward to more posts from you in 2016!

Dec 22, 2015 09:25 PM #24
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

I like #7-review your progress each month.  It helps to have a plan, but if you don't review and assess, you won't know which direction you are headed.

Dec 22, 2015 10:25 PM #25
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

Excellent tips, I especially like #10 Very important to be thankful--for the good things that happen and the unfortunate times that teach you a lesson of some sort!

Dec 23, 2015 12:53 AM #26
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Wanda, thanks for the post. 

Dec 23, 2015 01:22 AM #27
Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

Both Great and Timeless!  Thanks!  Debbie

Dec 23, 2015 01:50 AM #28
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Sounds like a plan.  It is all about defined measurable goals that are actually measured during the year and not at the end of the year!

Dec 23, 2015 01:58 AM #29
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

This is a great list.  But I am in a silly Holiday mood and I could think about was spoofing it with 10 ways to fail in 2016.  Probably will not get around to it though.  

Dec 23, 2015 02:55 AM #30
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE for stopping by! It is good to know that you all can use this information to move forward in business!

Dec 23, 2015 10:12 AM #31
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin 

This is an excellent list, and good timing for me as I work on finishing my 2016 plan. Having attainable goals put down in writing is key IMO.



Dec 25, 2015 11:34 PM #32
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Loved your post, glad I came across it in the archives. Hope 2015 has been a successful year.

Dec 29, 2015 10:40 AM #33
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

 loved your post - so to the point!  Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2015 07:24 AM #34
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Happy 2016 New Year!

May this new year bless you with peace of mind, harmony, love and joy and perfect health!

Dec 30, 2015 08:33 AM #35
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

Happy and prosperous new year Wanda, very thought out goals for sure.

Jan 03, 2016 07:05 AM #36
Alan Grizzle
Chestatee Real Estate - Dahlonega, GA
Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega

Life often gives you what you expect. Expect to have a good year and put the work in to make it happen.

Jan 11, 2016 10:55 AM #37
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I missed this post the first time around . . . .  Thanks for sharing an insightful post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 01, 2016 11:07 AM #38
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