Don’t pump the brakes in November. In the brokerages I’ve worked in, every year around this time managers deliver one valuable piece of advice to their agents: don’t take the last two months of the year off. In November, it's tempting as business slows to use the time to do a bit of self-care, to get caught up in family events, to take a vacation or two and maybe to put real estate on pause until things start getting busy in the new year. But just because many people’s focus is on Thanksgiving turkey or holiday parties doesn’t mean that we can put our businesses on hold. Used correctly, this is actually a brilliant time of the year for two main points of focus: making connections and getting organized. Make connections Small Business Saturday on November 26 has now become a national event, and many small businesses participate. Some neighborhoods also host “shop the block” events. As a real estate agent or brokerage, there are two main ways you can take part...
- As business slows, it's natural to want to take time off, but this is a great time for growth.
- Make yourself visible at community events, and offer your help where you can.
- Don't wait until the new year to work on resolutions to get organized.