Greetings, fellow REALTORS® in the wild and wacky world of real estate! As your President, I couldn't resist the opportunity to bid a fond (or not-so-fond) farewell to 2023 and welcome you all aboard the crazy train that is 2024! Buckle up, because it's time to roll into the new year with humor, high spirits, and maybe a touch of real estate-induced madness!
Everyone says time flies when you’re having fun; but it also flies when you’re head down, nose-to-the-grindstone, laser-focused on the work in front of you. It seems like only yesterday we were planning for 2023, and here we are about to reach its end. For some, it has been a challenging year and for others, a triumphant one. One thing is certain, 2023 has been a year of change – in the market, in our Association, and in our industry.
We’ve all heard it said in one way or another… the one constant in life is change. The past few years have brought many changes in our communities, our Association, and our industry. This year, in particular, has been rife with challenges, and change feels imminent on many fronts. It may be easy to allow ourselves to get mired down in the uncertainty and the questions, wondering what changes will shape our future, but it’s important to find productive ways to navigate the unknown.
September is REALTOR® Safety Month, but safety should be a priority all year long. As REALTORS®, we often find ourselves alone, with strangers, in unfamiliar settings. It’s the nature of our business, and whether we’re brand new or well-seasoned agents, we can take measures to stay as safe as possible.