Well, we have made it through another year! The last post of the last month of the last day of the year. It seems so final, but only until the door opens on the New Year, and it is a new beginning.
In keeping with the "new beginning" mode, we thought this would be a great time to present some resolutions from our peers, and here are what a few of them have told us about their resolutions:
Gregg Goldsholl, an agent with Houlihan Lawrence brokerage in Larchmont, New York: Price every listing for today's market - not what the seller wants to get, Work smarter not harder. Make sure buyers have financing before going out, Continue to provide killer client service, Do the things that lead to success. There are no shortcuts.
Kelsey Lane, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley: I am getting my green designation through the National Association of Realtors - that is only part of the resolution though. The other part is that I am going to educate sellers, as I am helping them get their homes ready to sell, that we should be using as many green remodeling techniques as possible (for example, no VOC paint, light fixtures that accommodate CFL's attractively, SmartStrand carpet made from corn, etc.)
Leonard Baron, a San Diego State University Professor and Real Estate Investor: Buy some more properties in 2011 - I bought 8 in 2009/2010. Interest rates are very low, housing prices are very low, vacancy is very low, so investment returns on properties are very high. Anyone who wants to do real estate for the long term, and you should NEVER buy real estate for the short term, should be out there learning, understanding, and then buying property.
A lot of my own personal and business resolutions are closely related to those listed above. What are your resolutions for the New Year? Do you have any that differ from what was listed in this article? Please share with us here, as we would love to know.
Wishing You a Happy, Healthy, and a Prosperous New Year !
Have a Great Weekend, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
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