Looking for New Year's resolutions to kick your year off? Here are our top six resolutions for the ambitious real estate professional in 2023!
The new year is always an exciting time. Your entry to 2023 symbolizes a fresh start.
The year 2023 presents 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. With a new beginning in front of you, what better time than to focus on advancing your career?
Those working in the real estate industry are presented with challenging choices and new information every day. The industry is constantly evolving, so those working in real estate must also evolve. Here are six career-changing real estate resolutions for the ambitious real estate agent in 2023.
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 and Top Real Estate Photography Trends.
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 should 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 2023.
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 whole 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 away from technology and be amazed at how refreshed you feel after!
In a world where most of our personal and professional lives are lived online, it is incredible what just a few minutes of technological peace can do for you. It is just 10 minutes – you can do it! Want an even bigger challenge? Try logging off for 30 minutes every day in 2023.
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?
Social channels across all platforms provide outstanding 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 and personal lives during the renewal season. After completing the CE courses required in your state, you can relax and watch the rest of the industry scramble to complete their courses in time.
6. Take the next step in your career!
This is the year you get to take the next step in your career. And with so many amazing career training offered 100% online, you can complete your courses any time, anywhere. VanEd offers courses in the following careers:
Written and Published by: VanEd