The End of Another Year...by Betty Winn on 12/28/14
2014 has been a great year for Winn School of Real Estate! We saw a 30% increase in student enrollment over 2013. The interest in the real estate industry continues to increase as the housing values in the quad-city area continue to rise. Although the number of units sold was down from last year by almost 10%, the sold prices are up. Prescott Valley saw the greatest increase in value at 13%. Chino Valley saw a 9% increase in value, Prescott 8% and Dewey/Humboldt 7%.
As of today, there are 856 Realtors (Agents, Brokers & Managing Brokers) in our association (PAAR). Some estimate that only 20% produce 80% of the sales. My advice to the new licensee; hang your license with a company that will provide the training you need to become one of the 20%.
This industry is constantly changing. Stay informed and engaged in the industry you have selected as your career. Being successful starts in your own mind then manifests itself as outlets make themselves evident. Tell everyone you know that you are a Realtor. And remember... you are new to this industry, not to life. Use your life experiences to connect with your customers and clients and excel in this profession like I know you can!
Happy New Year!