Getting back to Basics in 2009!

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Well  2008 is now behind us and many  of us have a sigh of relief.  2009 is a fresh start and for most of us it is needed.  If you work in the real estate or financial industry and you are still here to talk about it - you are definitely a survivor.

It is interesting chatting with folks in different  industries . . . some feel the worse is over,  others feel we still have some rough spots ahead.  Regardless, we must move forward and do our best in our  industries! 

Getting back to basics is the key:

  • Using "common sense" in our finances, both for personal and business. DO NOT spend more than you earn.  As a matter of fact, spend less!
  • In marketing and prospecting efforts for your  business, I have a theory, "LEAD BY REVENUE".  If the marketing budget is tight, then it is time to go FACE to FACE and  BELLY to BELLY with your prospecting efforts.  Get  out and talk to your clients and prospects!
  • Offer exceptional service to our clients, the kind of service  we expect and want.  It is no longer good enough to just be good.  We must go the extra mile.  Return phone calls before they expect it!  Send a personal note instead of an email.  Send them birthday wishes!  Ask your clients what they expect - this may surprise you!
  • Smile & be Sincere!

I know that I am preaching to the choir but it never hurts to hear the basics again.

May you be Blessed in 2009!

Cheryl Tolan


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Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Cheryl, good reminders for all of us.  We should never tire of hearing the basics, the "meat and potatoes" of our business.

Jan 04, 2009 07:08 AM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Cheryl

Sounds like a plan for success for 2009.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Jan 04, 2009 07:09 AM #2
Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs

Yes, I agree with the 2009 approach. Back to basics.

Jan 04, 2009 07:15 AM #3
Terry Grahl

Hello Cheryl,

Great advice and don't forget faith, gratitude and never stop believing in your dreams.

Many Blessings,

Terry Grahl Detroit,MI.

Jan 04, 2009 07:58 AM #4
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