1. Tweak Your Marketing Plan
No matter how successful you were at real estate investing and marketing during 2011 you must be proactive in improving your returns and harnessing emerging marketing trends if you want to stay ahead and realize your maximum real estate investing potential in 2012. How will you weigh your marketing initiatives around seasonal cycles, what do you need to begin developing now in order to lead the pack in the New Year and who should you be hiring now to get it done?
2. Minimize Your Tax Liability
You only have a few weeks left to minimize your tax liability for your 2011 returns. Don’t wait until February to talk to your CPA. Talk to an accountant now and see what you can do to reduce the amount of taxes you will owe at tax time. Make gifts, donate to charity and fund your self-directed IRA.
3. Real Estate Education
Don’t just hope you will have time to fit in some additional real estate education next year. Plan for it. Get that new real estate investing course you have had your eye, commit to coaching for the New Year or book tickets to events now to block your time, get the extra tax deduction and lock in big discounts.
4. Line Up New Business
Don’t wait for the New Year to get here to begin marketing again. Line up new business now so that you can launch your real estate investing business into January with a bang and see plenty of income coming in right away. Commit to making 10 new contacts before the end of the year and lining up at least 10 appointments for January.
5. Take A Week Off
Yes, this could be the hardest part of this list but it is absolutely essential and just as important to your real estate investing success as any of the other items already mentioned. Take a week to recharge and reignite your inspiration, spend quality time with family and start the New Year fresh.