As I sit here and think back on the past few months of holiday and Christmas parties, I notice that I have probably added a bit more to my “bottom line” than is necessary. Too many family, work and friends had dinners, parties, get togethers etc..
It’s kind of funny to think of the analogy between the last couple of months and the last year and a half in the real estate industry.
I met MANY people recently that were looking to take advantage of the “easy money” in the real estate game. As we begin what I think will be a very interesting year for the Arizona real estate market, I look around and notice people leaving the real estate and lending business by the thousands. There is no doubt that many of my past clients had jumped in to the real estate business for the quick and easy money. I also have no doubt that many new agents will not be sticking around for the long haul. To be honest, I would hate to just be getting started in the business right now. The amount of competition and the challenges of the current market need to be taken very seriously. Heck, look at some of the huge mistakes made by some of the builders during the past run up in “values.”
Our market will find level ground. It is my goal for the year to continue to keep an eye on trends, continue to take many classes and attend seminars and to take advantage of many of the new technologies that are available in my business. I guess you could say that I intend to be a “lean, mean real estate machine” so that people have confidence in knowing that when they are buying or selling real estate, all they have to do is… “Just Call Nick!” 🙂
Happy New Year to you…