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By Mark Acantilado | Home Owner in USA, Mobile, AL

How Successful Can You Be In 2013? – Some Words of Wisdom for Realtors

The cards are currently in your favor if you’re an emergent real estate consultant or if your career has gone through a setback following the global financial crunch. According to a CNN Money report in March, home prices continued to show signs of recovery, realized in an 8.1 percent increase in February—the biggest gain posted by the housing market since 2006. Remember though that while these numbers may ease your sales burden, the success of your career lies in your very own hands.  And with the right kind of attitude, you may just be able to flip over a “for sale” sign into “sold” in no time.

Here are some tips that can help you boost your income as a realtor this year:

  • Think positive. Fear shouldn’t be on your vocabulary if you wish to attain success in your endeavor. Don’t let the negative things you hear or see on the news get the better of you. Heed Chicken Soup for the Soul creator Jack Canfield’s advice: “I hear there’s a recession going on and I choose not to participate.”
  • Focus on your objectives. Focus on what you want to accomplish this year. Set some goals. For instance, how much income do you want to earn this year? How do you want to help people? Focus on upgrading your skills and if you’re a little bit rusty, take refresher courses. Seek advice on how to get a real estate license if you still don’t have one or if you’re working on a freelance basis.
  • Make no time for procrastination. You already know that it’s the best time to make money off properties. Do not put off staging that model home that you’re selling.
  • Be proactive and use all means available to you to make a sale. Realtors have in fact doubled their income despite the financial slowdown by connecting with more clients. Active Rain data shows that successful agents use technology spend six times more on technology and marketing than their unsuccessful counterparts. Real estate agents who use social media actively tend to do better in reaching more potential customers.

While it’s true that older and seasoned agents may be a step ahead of you in term of sales volume and revenues, by keeping a positive mindset and being proactive, you can reach your income target this year—or even beat it.

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