276: Business Update February 2023

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
276: Business Update February 2023


Real Estate Business News

It was a big month in my business—in everything I’m building with real estate, the podcast, and the membership. I’ve been inundated since the first of the year with people looking to buy or sell a home in 2023. In January, I added at least four new clients that are going to buy or sell over the next few months. I’m really excited about it—I couldn’t ask for a better start to the year. I’ve been having a lot of good conversations and follow ups with people who have been reaching out about real estate. The follow up is so important and something we will be talking more about on the podcast. It’s always a great idea to reach out through text messages and social media to wish your contacts a Happy New Year and update them on what’s happening in the real estate market. I’ve had a few clients who put their plans on hold for one reason or another, but then I added those 4 or 5 new clients, so I’m happy with how my year is going. New buyers, two settlements (including my settlement for our new home—it’s a good start to the year to have two deals close and add in new buyers as well.

Community for Realtors

I’ve been doing the podcast for almost two straight years now. I’m looking forward to putting out more podcast downloads and increasing listeners every month. I made some great connections at PodFest. I was there about a week and just got home late Monday night. It’s amazing how many people come to these events, and I always make great connections and try to help people (and let them help me as well). I always hate to leave my wife and kids, but these events are so valuable—I learn a lot and get a lot out of them. I always go to help others and serve, but when you do that others will think of you and help you grow your business as well. I’m very thankful for the people I met there and the help they brought me. I hope I can help them as well. The membership community is continuing to grow, and big things are definitely coming. We’re about 27 in the membership community right now, and add one more member most weeks—that’s a huge win. If I could gain 50 members this year, I would take that in a heartbeat. I’m doubling down on all my efforts with the membership and continuing to have conversations where I talk to Realtors. I do my best to try and serve them, but I do have a business to run. I have a family to feed, and the membership is part of that. The more I make doing that, the less houses I need to sell. If I were to add one member a week, even at the lowest tier ($50), that would be $31,000 a year from the membership community. That would be a game changer, so that’s why I’m so focused on building the membership. I’m excited about the membership, continuing to have great conversations, and continuing to do the free social media audits. I’m excited to see where this year goes.

On the Home Front

We took most of January to get settled into our new house and sell our old one—that settlement should be the end of March. In a couple of weeks, we’re going down to Florida, which I mentioned earlier this week. We’re very excited about spending that time with our families. I’m very thankful for how God continues to bless our family and thankful for my wife, Valerie. She continues to support me and takes care of the kids for an entire week while I go to events like PodFest.

Thank You

Thank you for being a part of this and for supporting the show, sharing it with people, leaving reviews, and helping the show grow. I appreciate it so much. Whether you want a free trial to the membership, social media help with your business, or if there is anything I can do to help you in your business. Anything to help your business thrive and grow, or support and encourage you along the journey, I’d love to do it. Feel free to connect with me. Thank you for listening. Thanks for supporting everything going on here. I’m excited about the possibilities of 2023! See you guys on Monday.


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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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