As 2021 comes to an end, I want to thank you for allowing me to be your YPN Ambassador. This year has been eventful, an
d we have encountered many changes in our market and the way we do business. We have continued to push forward through it all, and I have been able to witness many YPN Members have a record-breaking year! Some of our members have started their own brokerages this year, won top agent awards and even been featured on HGTV. I cannot explain how grateful I am to be a part of the Greater Tampa REALTORS® Young Professional Network. I have grown personally, professionally and made some incredible connections.
As this is my last article as your Ambassador, I want to leave you with some valuable end-of-the-year tips that will benefit you and your business for years to come.
Get right with Uncle Sam. Start reviewing your expenses for the year and ensure that everything is organized correctly in your accounting software. Consult with your CPA; there may be some additional business deductions you can take to offset your tax liability.
Start Planning. Business planning is essential for success in the world of real estate. Write everything you want to accomplish and how you will do it on paper now, so on January 1st, you can hit the ground running. Focus on Your Follow Up. Reach out to your past customers and check-in. A simple holiday card is perfect for following up and reminding them you are still in the business. They may be in the market or know someone who is thinking of buying or selling.
Again, I want to say thank you. This is not a goodbye; it’s a see you later. I am excited to pass on the reigns to the new Ambassador for 2022. As the association continues to open up and allow in-person events, be on the lookout for networking mixers, REALTours, educational events and volunteer opportunities.
Sherman Milton III (Florida Heritage RE Group LLC) is a 2021 Greater Tampa REALTORS® Board member and the 2021 YPN Ambassador.