Why December is the BEST Month For Your Business

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Happy December!

Did you know that this is the absolute BEST month for your business?

Yes, even though in many parts of the country it’s cold and grey. The real estate market in your area may be especially slow.

So how can it possibly be the best month for your business?

There are two key reasons. Here they are!

It’s Time to Plan For Future Success

Success in 2019 won’t just happen on its own. You have to plan for it and know exactly how you’re going to make it work.

December is the PERFECT time to do that. If the market is slow in your area, use the extra time to plan for creative marketing strategies! If the market is still moving well, take advantage of the chance to keep your marketing consistent.

A lot of business owners have great success by planning 90 days at a time. Planning for a whole year is overwhelming, and no one knows what’s going to happen a year from now anyway.

Instead, just plan how things are going to go for first quarter. What are your SMART goals for January – March? How can you break that down into weekly goals?

Once you have weekly goals for 1Q, you’ll be ready to start January with confidence and momentum. All because you took the time to plan in December!

December is the Perfect Time to Get Your Marketing

A major part of your 1Q plan will be the marketing strategies you will use during that time. You should consistently send farming postcards, prepare to do pop bys, and more.

Those efforts require supplies. And December is the PERFECT time to buy those elements.

Why?

Because it’s your last chance to make purchases that you can write off on your taxes! Stock up on seasonal farming postcards, get new business cards, and much more.

Not only will those marketing materials set you up for success in the new year, they’ll help you pay far less in April when taxes are due.

It’s an absolute win-win, and December is the BEST time to do it!

This is Not a “Slow Season”

I definitely hope you take time to spend with family and friends this holiday season. However, don’t make the mistake of telling yourself that this is a “slow season” and you don’t have much to do.

The truth is that even if your local market is slow, you have a lot to do. Set up your marketing plan, get your door hangers and postcards, and plan out your weekly goals for 1Q. Then, write off all your purchases on your taxes next year!

You’ll be amazed how much more ready you’ll be for the “busy season” when you take these steps now. This isn’t the time to hibernate – get planning!

 

What are you doing to plan for 2019? Share in the comments!

 

This post originally shared on PrinterBees' Real Estate Marketing Magazine.

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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Great post and ideas.  Thanks for your help this next year.  

Dec 11, 2018 03:59 AM #1
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello and you are right but I did my marketing plan over the week of thanksgiving.  Your company is included in the plan since I do lot of mailings.

 

Dec 12, 2018 06:42 AM #2
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Clint Lohr
Keller Williams Los Feliz - Glendale, CA

The concept of planning for 90 days in advance is usefeul. Thank you.

Dec 12, 2018 05:55 PM #3
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Bud Rozell, ACI
Good Home Inspection - Dallas, TX
Residential and Commercial Inspections

Truer words have not been spoken. Feed your hopper if you want to get hopping.

Dec 12, 2018 07:18 PM #4
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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I couldn't agree more. It's also the time to review your website, make updates, and add pages.

Dec 12, 2018 07:59 PM #5
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It is what you make of it! Great advice!

Dec 13, 2018 05:13 AM #6
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Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I totally agree! I've got my plans in order, especially since I've switched brokerages. I have a lot of announcments to get out.

Dec 13, 2018 07:18 AM #7
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I agree, this time of year is perfect for planning 2019--updating marketing materials. making a to do list. I'm actually learning some new software during this slower time.

Dec 13, 2018 07:49 AM #8
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Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Excellent post. Always use December and possibly November as a time to re consider your  business plan. I personally devote about 2-4 hours each day for this process because January is go time.

Dec 13, 2018 07:53 AM #9
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Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
Your agent under the sun

Our business is like gardening... It's a great idea to use the "down times" to prepare, recoup and sow the seeds for future harvest!

Dec 13, 2018 11:59 AM #10
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Monica Hill
RE/Max Associates - Wilmington, DE
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Great suggestions!

Dec 13, 2018 02:13 PM #11
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thankfully I've already written my business plan for next year, spoken with my CPA about taxes, and working on client files because once again - this is a busy December.  Typically, December is a slower month for sales, but the last 2 years in a row, December has been busy.  Your list is a great one for many to consider plans for next year! 

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