The First Monday of the New Year

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Real Estate VA License # 0225089470

The First Monday of the New Year

There's something about Mondays I love.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Monday is my favorite day of the week.

The first Monday of 2021 was a tad confusing.  Having come off of two long holiday weekends, my internal day of the week clock is way off.  Nonetheless, I was able to get my business plan committed to paper and finally get my 2021 goal out there.  Part of my success is getting my family, friends and past clients behind my goal and working to help me meet it.  They are responsible for 63% of the deals I closed last year.

In other business news, I stopped by a rental listing I'll be bringing to market the middle of this month.  As is standard for my business, it will be lightly staged and have professional photography.  All listings deserve the best marketing.  The landlord has very little to do to get this home ready.  It was very well kept.

That's it for today, beyond attempting to chase the doctor down at my mom's care facility and making a couple of veterinary appointments.  Monday is a day to get things rolling.  I know I'm ready to go for the rest of the week.


Comments (12)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I love Mondays too Chris Ann Cleland ! Any day that ends in Y is a good day!  This two week long holiday thing does get a little confusing but by now I feel like we're in the middle of January...full speed ahead!

Jan 04, 2021 02:51 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I am sure by mid-week I'll feel back in the right time line.

Jan 04, 2021 03:20 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sounds like a very busy yet productive day.  mine was not quite a busy but a good day none the less

Jan 04, 2021 03:51 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

And there's much more to do today.  Just realized I need to get settlement statements together for folks for tax time that bought and sold last year.

Jan 05, 2021 09:26 AM
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

I think this is the first time I have heard someone say they love Mondays Chris Ann Cleland

Jan 04, 2021 03:53 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I have only loved them since starting this career.  Hated them in every other job I had.

Jan 05, 2021 09:26 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Chris,  I agree,  I think Mondays are a great day to set my purpose and my goals for the week. 

Jan 04, 2021 04:23 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I actually find myself wishing Sunday to be gone.  Monday is just my favorite.

Jan 05, 2021 09:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Chris Ann Cleland - Any day we get to breathe is a good day! Monday is a great day to set goals for the week. I wish you good health and prosperity too!

Jan 04, 2021 04:27 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I don't take any day above ground for granted, but I think there is something special about Monday.

Jan 05, 2021 09:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Chris Ann Cleland - I love Mondays as well. In fact, I love every day I get to spend on earth in a happy, healthy body and mind.  Cheers to you for getting your plan out there.  No doubt you will reach your goal in 2021. 


Jan 04, 2021 04:33 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

I think it may need to be upped by September if predictions for the market are correct.

Jan 05, 2021 09:28 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I love your attitude Chris Ann. Yes, Mondays do feel good. It's great to get several taks done and out of the way for the week.  My best to you on exceeding your goals. It's supposed to be a great year for purchases. 

Jan 04, 2021 07:10 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

My attitude has been struggling with a bit of an oppressed feeling due to the COVID restrictions.  Trying to find the things I can focus on and control.

Jan 05, 2021 09:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Chris Ann... the biggest "bother" of the first Monday of the new year for me was tracking down people who were still on "holiday time."

Jan 05, 2021 04:39 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

That was a problem for me too Nina Hollander .  I have to speak with my mother's doctor about a growth on her elbow.  He was uinterested in returning my call.

Jan 05, 2021 09:29 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Chris Ann Cleland - I had a first Monday productive day and sounds like you did too.

Jan 05, 2021 05:05 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

Big goals are much more manageable on a daily basis.

Jan 05, 2021 09:30 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Chris Ann Cleland - Good for you!  It is not easy for most to get started after the holidays.

With a new listing that came on market on December 30th, I haven't stopped working. That includes New Year's Day!  

Jan 05, 2021 06:00 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

I was supposed to have a new listing on January 1st Sheri Sperry - MCNE® , but they got delayed on a basement project.

Jan 05, 2021 09:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I like Mondays too. Actually I guess I like any day where I wake up.

Have a great Tuesday!

Jan 05, 2021 06:26 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

I have a visceral reaction to Sundays.  Don't like them at all unless I am preoccupied with work or something.

Jan 05, 2021 09:31 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I hope that you got all your veterinary appointments in place - have a great week

Jan 05, 2021 03:27 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

All the appointments are booked.  Now I just need to get in to see a dermatologist and get some spots on my face checked out.

Jan 06, 2021 07:51 AM