We’re getting close to the end of 2013! While so many people take this time to focus on ‘what was’ or ‘what could have been’ with a pen and paper in hand (or Smart Phone) to record their resolutions for the upcoming 2014 which will in most likelihood be forgotten by February. So this year, we’re proposing that you set goals, not resolutions, and focus on where you’d like to see your vision lies in real estate for those new to the market, for those thinking of selling their dwellings and for those souls working tirelessly as real estate agents.
Here is our concise list of proposed goals for buyers, sellers and agents.
Treat your property as a product as of the moment you decide to sell. Keep in mind one question with every decision you make for your house: Objectively speaking, would you buy the property as is right now? If not, it’s time to get a realistic list of ‘Fix It’s’ and ‘Upgrades’ to enhance the sales process when you get to it.
Meet with a mortgage broker to determine said price range so that you can keep your financial house in order. Set your sights on what you want while keeping an open mind. When you look at a property and it’s possibly not up to your standards, set goals up on what changes/upgrades and projects you can tackle to perfect it for you and your family but try not to discount a potential home altogether.
If 2013 didn’t go as well as you planned, go back to the drawing board. Examine if you’re with the right brokerage and whether your business plan needs tweaking and ask yourself these questions:
Could you spend more time and invest in a marketing plan that is current?
Is it worthwhile staging homes professionally or can you do it on your own?
Can you put more into ensuring property photos are a percentage better than last year?
Is there 5 or 10 more minutes to spend on social network sites to engage in the market?
For more information on Real Estate and how you can gain more traction and garner a wider audience for your real estate product in 2014, check out our list of services which we are continuously updating to help you and your business succeed while saving time and money for the more important things in life.