Endings and Beginnings

Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3158345

Today is the last day of what has been a very challenging year for everyone.  I sure hope you got through the year with limited stress and interference in general life.  

We all faced many challenges but if you are reading this, you are blessed.  What did you do differently this year to stay afloat?  What have you learned from this past year?

I blogged early into the pandemic about this.  I suggested my agents enroll in online training, revisit basic real estate prospecting and follow up tasks and realign goals.  My team had an outstanding year with record breaking closings in December, our traditional slow month of the year.  

This year, I met my yearly goals by mid June.  I set more!  I did some renovations at home and cleaned out every draw and closets except my kitchen which is my weekend project for this coming weekend.  By getting my home in order and pesky projects and renovations done, I'm going to start out the new year with an orderly home.  Organization is half the battle towards keeping life as simple as possible.

Now it's time, actually past time, to plan for the new year.  Is your business plan in place?  If not, get moving!  The hardest thing to get is "going".  Get out of your own way and make realistic goals for your business and personal life.  If you aren't planning for success, you are planning to fail.  It's that simple.

Remember, you can't control everything that happens but you can control how you respond to what happens.  Life is short.  Live each day as if its your last.  

I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. 




Comments (8)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dee and you are so right about Lif is short, live it!.  I hope that we all have a safe 2021 and that things get better for all of us.


Dec 31, 2020 08:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Happy New Year's Eve Dee!   2020 was challenging and really glad it is coming to a close.   We did learn to work around the stuff and keep business flowing.  I brought on a new agent, and together we are planning for a fabulous year.   (she has 5 years experience)     Cheers to you and your team for a fabulous 2021!

Dec 31, 2020 03:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dee- good for you for being proactive and encouraging your agents to do so!!  You took the bull by the horns and your year shows it!!!! Happy New Year and I know that 2021 will be a good one for you. 

Jan 01, 2021 11:38 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


Jan 02, 2021 06:44 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We managed the year much the way you did, had a very busy year and when it slowed for us, we focused our attention to projects at home. We have a closing this next week, and are looking to helping more people buy and sell homes in 2021.  Life is truly what you make it. Your agents are lucky to have you as a mentor. 

Jan 03, 2021 06:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dee Toohey -  Being well organized and  keep you business plan up to date go hand in hand. 

Jan 03, 2021 06:49 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Dee I so agree - starting off a new year organized feels so good!  A clean run way to take off and make things happen in the new year!

Jan 03, 2021 10:38 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

2020 was going to be a record breaking year. That got derailed ( after a very good 1rst quarter). But I finished with a good year AND a lot more time at the Beach !!!!

Jan 04, 2021 05:04 AM