Glued to the TV
As I am glued to the TV every evening, watching the Olympics, putting everything aside to enjoy and cheer for all the athletes participating in the Olympics, it got me thinking. My real estate business is certainly not in Gold Medal contention, heck not even a Bronze contender.
So what can I do to improve my business? I need to focus, remain committed and be determined that this business will continue to support my family.
I need to have the attitude and the commitment to learn and sharpen my skills to adapt to the changes and challenges of current real estate market.
A Shift in Focus
In 2005, a short sale was not a part of the real estate vocabulary, but now they are a huge part of the Real Estate Market all over the country, I look at them like a gymnast looks at a fall off the beam. What can I do to make sure that the short sale transaction stays on track to close and does not fall out leading to a possible foreclosure for my client.
REO homes account for a large portion of the homes for sale and are not without risk for my current and future clients- so I need to learn, train to make sure that I know the pitfalls of REO transactions and that I am protecting the interest of my clients to the best of my ability.
What About You?
Olympic athletes have coaches that push them, teach them and help them remain focused and accountable. Are you an track to achieve your goals for 2008? What skills do you need to ensure that your business makes it to the finish line? Do you have a coach or someone to hold you accountable or that pushes you to meet your goals?
I am going back to the gym to work on my skills, evaluate my goals and looks to see how I can become a gold medal winner in my own little Real Estate Olympics.