262: New Year Update 2023

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
262: New Year Update 2023


Happy New Year! Can you believe we are in 2023? It’s always exciting as you flip over the calendar and start to think about the new year in your business. I’m going to share with you our business update for the month—getting started in 2023—and I’m going to share a little bit about the year coming up. This time last year, I was announcing that we were going from two episodes a week to three. So, you should just expect changes every January—nothing crazy. We’ll still do three episodes a week this year and I’m excited about that.

Real Estate Business News

2022 was a great year and I did really well in real estate. It was a pretty slow August through November, but then, as I expected, things kind of picked up in late November and December. I’m excited to get into 2023—I have a couple of deals settling and already have people that are biting the bullet to start buying houses in the new year. I’m really looking to increase my production in terms of units sold as well as an increase in income of about 20%, 20 to 25%. Last year I wanted to do 1.5%, 1.5 times the volume I did the year before, but didn’t quite get there. That’s okay, I still feel really good. And like I said at the end of December, a lot of it was due to a shift towards the membership. So, 2023 is going to be a really big year going for that 20 to 25% units and dollars goal, and I feel really good about that—I feel like I’m definitely going toget there.

Community for Realtors

The membership is probably what I’m most excited about this coming year—where it’s headed. Right now, the membership consists of 25 or 30 people and I would love to grow that to a hundred by the end of the year. I would love to get two new people in per month, which feels reasonable, feels like something that definitely could happen. I’m putting a lot into the membership. In fact, I’m actually expanding some additional value to people in the membership. Not just a private Facebook group, not just the recordings, not just the live calls Mondays at 10:00 AM but also a group thread. We haven’t decided the platform, but we’re planning a group thread where there’s an extra layer of accountability and the ability to ask questions to the membership and access to me as well as to some of the people that help lead what I’m doing. This will allow access to the membership in a quicker format than having to go to a Facebook group and try to get connected there. Super excited about that. I will do a couple episodes this week talking about who this is for, and who this is not for. I feel like that’s a really good place to start with 2023—year three of what we’re doing here on the podcast. After that, you will not hear from me till the end of the month— I am taking a break from the podcast. You’ll still hear from me Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, but I will be going back through my story again. The podcast has grown a lot, and many new people find the show and ask what’s my story and how did all this get started? So, starting next week we will re-share the nine-part story. Even if you’ve heard it before, there’s probably some good stuff in there that will help your business. January 30th I will come to you and talk about what’s next. I just want to take a few weeks off—I want the ability to really enjoy Christmas, enjoy family time, enjoy this move, and get settled into the new house. Leave the mental plate empty for a little bit just to kind of decompress, clear my head, and then get back to it.

On the Home Front

I did share on my December business update about a few deals I have under contract. What I didn’t tell you at the time was that one of them was mine. It has been a crazy December as we packed up our home and have been moving stuff into our new home for a couple weeks. Tomorrow, January 3rd, we settle on our new home. It’s about 12 minutes from where we were living, and it has a little more space—a bigger yard and an office. Once we get all moved in this week, I’m going to start hitting the pavement hard on the goals I’m working on and what’s coming up.

Thank You

I’m pumped to share what’s next at the end of the month—what I’m building in my business in 2023. I have some amazing interviews and guests planned for you guys in February. I really appreciate you guys sticking with me on the journey. I’m going to take a few weeks of a mental break and enjoy getting into this new house with our family, then the rest of this week we will talk about who this is not for and who this is for. Then we will jump into the best of with my nine part story, after which I’ll come back. The last show of the month, on Monday the 30th, will talk about what’s next before we will get into February. I am so pumped to get into this year of podcasting with you guys—thanks for listening. I know this is a little different and I know this month’s going to be a little different, but I’m excited. I like to try new things and I appreciate having you guys on the journey.

The podcast is edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails.com. John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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