New Year's Resolutions and Real Estate

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New Year's Resolutions and Real Estate

We all have done it.  Not so much the setting of goals, or wanting to get back into shape, or find new work out plateau's.  But the setting of those goals and starting on January 1st.  That in and of itself is not a bad thing.  Actually very comendable.  Where it goes bad is in wanting to accomplish it all in the first week!

Even if you don't belong to a Club just drive by one the first week or so of January.  I am betting you will see a parking lot that is jammed with cars.  Almost no where to park.  Inside much the same story.  Weight machines full, cardio vascular classes packed, lap lanes in pools doubled up.  Make a point of driving by again maybe mid to late February.  Most likely you will not even see half the # of cars in the parking lot.

I have done it myself, and quite sure most of us have.  We set out that first week wanting to see end results immediately.  Lifting weights to the point of barely being able to move, running distances Olympic runners would be proud of, and in general not thinking beyond today.  We see more harm than good.  More pain than benefit.  And disappointment rather than success.

With Real Estate it is even more important to understand and plan for the long term.  It is a given anything we do today in Real Estate shows itself 45 to 60 days down the road any many times longer.  To expect results sooner is setting ones self up for failure.  

Plan for the long run.  Plan for day to day, week to week, and month to month consistancy.  It is in consistancy that our goals are best met.  Flurries and flashes do more harm than good, just as in working out.  

We best accomplish our needs, goals, and desires as well as that of our clients by realizing success is a day to day process, and yet not acheived in any ONE day.   Success is not in actually reaching the top of the mountain, but all the plateau's, ridges, and peaks acheived in that journey to the top.  

Is 'YOUR' Realtor® planning for today, or the months and years ahead?

Experience the change of pace Living In North Idaho will make.  Contact me as your local North Idaho Real Estate Resource.  



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Mark Don McInnes

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Mark -- I think we've all seen it and done(or not done) it too.   The best course of action is consistency while always improving.   And that can start any time.   

Jan 08, 2017 08:26 AM #1
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mark,  Not a New Year Resolution however I did explore a gym on Friday around 4pm. There was hardly anyone there.  Every thing we do adds up ... we add what we do to our intentions and focus and that creates the results we see in life and in business. Make it a great day   

Jan 08, 2017 09:40 AM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I have noticed the workout facilities overflowing with vehicles lately as well.  I wonder what the parking lots will look like in a few weeks.

Jan 08, 2017 11:22 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This month I set a goal that I will need about five years to accomplish.  I think it was the fuel I needed to keep burning in this business.  I've been super motivated since.

Jan 08, 2017 02:14 PM #5
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

"We best accomplish our needs, goals, and desires as well as that of our clients by realizing success is a day to day process, and yet not achieved in any ONE day.   Success is not in actually reaching the top of the mountain, but all the plateau's, ridges, and peaks achieved in that journey to the top."

Well said...!!


Jan 08, 2017 02:18 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I no longer make New year's resolutions, Mark.  Though, I do have plans for the year.

Jan 08, 2017 04:55 PM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Turn the New Years resolutions  into written goals go after them with the determination to achieve them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 08, 2017 05:56 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Let's resolve to work on those self improvements every day this year.

Jan 08, 2017 06:07 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like your approach and commitment it what works for me in the end. Have a fantastic week ahead, Mark.

Jan 08, 2017 07:53 PM #10
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Mark, I really enjoyed your post this morning. Rome wasn't built in a day and I think it's important we remember to be consistent and build on our business each day. You wrote it out perfectly. Have a wonderful and productive week!

Jan 09, 2017 06:45 AM #11
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Mark

Hope you had a wonderful New Year 2017 celebration and I am not into goal setting for the new year, just keep doing what I'm doing.

Jan 11, 2017 07:34 PM #12
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