2009 Business Plan--Will you be held accountable?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

Ahh the New year.. And with it hopes, dreams, resolutions and of course GOALS!!  Do you have yours set?  Do you have a business plan?  Last year many Realtors saw a decline in business and are hoping for a more profitable 2009, but you have to do more than just hope.  Now is the time for action.  If you don't have a plan set in place how do you expect to pull yourself out and up to where you want to be financially?

Here are a few tips to get you rolling on your plan for excellence in '09.

First you need to set an attainable  goal and how many sides you need per month to reach the goal.  Your goal may be monetary, or it could be a purchase you have had your eye on, or a vacation, either way a goal is a goal.  That is the easy part, not figure out how you are going to do it and who will make sure you stay on path?

If there is nobody holding you accountable to your day to day practices that will lead you to your goal, how will you possibley stick to the routine?  Share your plan.  Tell a close friend, spose, or business partner what you are doing to meet your goals for 2009 and make a pact to meet with them once a week and discuss not only your goals, but their goals as well, and what they did to reach them.  Usually a business plan for realtors have a certain number of contacts that they have pledged to reach each week, or FSBO's they will call each month, etc..If you are taking a short cut and not reaching out to those people, are you going to call yourself out and ask why? 

It's easy to put the year on paper, but the hard part is sticking to the plan and actually following through. It's like your New Year's resolution to lose weight.  You go to the gym on you own for about a month and then slowly quit going..If you hired a trainer you would be more likely to stick to the plan because someone would be calling you out. 

This year, add some fat to your business workout and train to be your best by making sure someone is jogging along side of you pushing you all the way!!!



Comments (5)

Patty Luther
RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

Shari...I would love to train with you and you with me! We will push each other this fine year of 2009! Here is to a good year in the Lewis-Clark Valley!

    Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2009 06:54 PM
Paul Duffau
Safe@Home Inspections, LLC in SE Washington - Asotin, WA
Caring for People, Educating about Homes

Nice article on goal-setting, Shari.

I took some time to plan out the year only to have everything get clobbered two weeks into the year.  It's back to the drawing board for me while I adjust to some of the changes happening to home inspectors in Moscow/Pullman.


Feb 01, 2009 06:03 PM
Shari George
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson - Lewiston, ID

Well, I'm still plugging away and dong well with what I have set out to do.  I have made many contacts and gathered many more leads than I would have normally.


Paul, What is going on in Moscow/Pullman???

Feb 02, 2009 03:32 AM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

What happened to your business plan?

Dec 04, 2009 07:27 PM
Ed Gillespie
WealthWise Mortgage Planning, a Division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation NMLS #1850 - Folsom, CA

Happy New Year Shari, and thanks for the "kick"!

Jan 05, 2010 06:27 AM