Looking for New Year's resolutions to kick your year off? Here are our top five resolutions for the ambitious real estate professional in 2021!
Professionally, personally and in every other way that mattered, 2020 did not turn out as we expected. That is what makes our entry into 2021 so exciting – it symbolizes a fresh start. And after this past year, what could be a better gift than the chance to begin again?
Even though the new year does not guarantee an end to all the pain brought to us in the year 2020, it does present itself to us with hope and opportunity. As we close the door on the past year and enter a new one, it is a chance for us to set intentions and make goals for ourselves.
Those working in the real estate industry are presented with challenging choices and new information every day. The industry is constantly evolving, so we must do the same! Here are 5 great real estate resolutions for the ambitious real estate agent in 2021.
1. Learn some new skills!
The everyday life of a real estate agent or a broker is exciting. There is so much movement in the industry and always something new and exciting to learn. This year, carve out a part of your week to learn new skills to stay ahead of industry trends. Dedicating just a few hours a month opens the door to skills that will take your work to the next level.
You can try your hand at photo editing to take your listing images to the next level. We already did the research and found the 3 Best Photo Editing Apps for Real Estate Agents.
Once you are confident with your photo skills, challenge yourself even further and learn how to make a 360° (3D) virtual real estate tour with your iPhone or Android
2. For REALTORS® - get your GRI designation
REALTORS®, if your real estate resolutions include making more money as a real estate agent, advancing your career, and standing out amongst the competition, you might consider getting your GRI designation.
The courses required to obtain a GRI Designation provide thorough training and education for modern real estate professionals. It seems like a no-brainer to bring your real estate career to the next level by attaining your GRI designation in 2021.
Here are 3 reasons to get your GRI designation this year.
3. Turn your phone off for 10 minutes a day
When was the last time you went 10 full minutes without checking your phone? Give yourself 10 minutes away from any technology at some point every day. Give yourself this small chunk of time and be amazed at how refreshed you feel after!
In a world where most of our lives are lived on social media or working online, it is amazing what just a few minutes of technological peace can do for you. It is just 10 minutes – you can do it!
4. Follow more real estate educators
Your social media feed may be full of cute dogs, beautiful destinations, and delicious food. But have you considered adding real estate education to your social media mix?
There are social channels across all platforms that provide great educational opportunities for you while you scroll your favorite social feeds. Get lost in a YouTube rabbit hole of information while checking out the 11 best real estate YouTube channels to follow.
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5. Complete your Continuing Education courses one month ahead of time
We all know it needs to happen at some point, but try not to wait until the last minute to complete your real estate continuing education courses.
Completing your CE a few weeks before it is due will keep you from stressing about the upcoming deadline and allow you to focus on your work. After completing your CE courses required in your state, you can relax while the rest of the industry scrambles to complete their courses.
Written and Published by: VanEd