The latest issue of The Real Estate Book, which is a publication that features local homes for sale, has several pages of agents trumpeting their total sales for the year. Another agent and I joked that we had “missed the memo” stating that this was the year to advertise this way. Seriously, it’s like the sports page. Everyone is sharing their stats.
So, I’ll tell you here – I sold sixteen properties this year.
It’s not pitiful, but it’s not stellar, either. The goal was 24, so I am winding up eight short., or 33% down to goal. Ouch. I like saying I missed it by a single-digit number better.
I took a look at where my business came from, and exactly half came from the Internet (blogging, social media connections, web site visitors), and the other half came from people who already know me. The people who know me either did business with me themselves (hi, Vopalenskys!), or referred me to someone they knew who needed my help (hi, Dahls!).
Regardless of how I came to work with them, I had an awesome group of clients this year. And, I’m looking forward to meeting my 2009 clientele.
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I’ll be posting again on the 2nd.