Welcome to a New Year! There’s something wonderful about a fresh, new year and all the possibilities it brings. If you’re like most, you probably have goals you plan to reach this year, and a good idea of how to achieve them. This is a perfect time to take advantage of the momentum you’ve built up in your time off and watch that positivity bring growth to your business!
Make Some Goals
If you haven’t done so already, write out your goals for the coming year. What would you like to accomplish? Were you happy with your business in 2017, or do you see lots of room for growth? It’s important to be ambitious, but realistic when you plan ahead. Making goals that are just out of reach may challenge you, or it may intimidate you, depending on your personality. Know what works for you and plan your year accordingly.
Stick With It
After you’ve set some goals, put pen to paper to create an action plan of how your work each month of the year will help you reach success. For many, carving out time to spend on your own business can be the most difficult task. Set aside time to work on your business, and stick to that plan as you would an appointment with a client. Your business deserves your attention, too!
Resolutions and Reminders
This is a great time to reach out to clients and remind them of important dates in the New Year. Home maintenance schedules, Texas Homestead Exemptions, and organizational tips are all great ways to stay connected and prove your value.
Get your Valentine’s ready! Whether you’re treating your contacts to a pop-by for Valentine’s Day, or celebrating some lesser known February holidays (National Send A Card To A Friend Day is February 7 and National Love Your Pet Day is February 20 – see more unique days at National Day Calendar), now is definitely the time to prepare.
Social Media Challenge
Try a Photo-A-Day Challenge for your January Social Media efforts. You can track your own New Year’s Resolution progress, give followers a glimpse into the life of a real estate agent, or show something a little more personal. The idea of the challenge is to give followers a chance to see the “real” you. Photos have a high rate of engagement across all social media platforms, so there’s even one more benefit!