Happy 2015!

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Here’s hoping that 2015 is your finest year ever! Predictions point to pretty good markets across this nation of ours and…. BONUS…… no election year to distract us from achieving our goals.

For me, 2014 was both exciting and frustrating. It was awesome to get out and visit agents all around the country and do my best in helping them advance their businesses. I taught sixteen Two Day CRS courses and nearly a dozen one day versions the past year. Hopefully, many agents were exposed to the Certified Residential Specialist designation and see the value for their careers. I also taught many REBAC courses, including ABR, SRES and MRP most often. All in all, I can’t complain.

Unfortunately, too many were cancelled for a multitude of reasons. It is my hope in 2015, to design systems to help course sponsors consistently get butts in the seats and spread the CRS message.

With the new year peeking around the corner, my hope is to serve you in whatever way possible enhancing your business and mine. I’ll be adding some fantastic courses in the coming year, like the CRS One Day Win/Win Negotiating class (already accomplished and booked three so far) and the Lead Conversion (want to have that one on board by the first quarter’s end). I’ll be adding more convention oriented breakout type classes in 2015 like The Carabiner: The Climber’s Secrets to Real Estate Success; SmarterPhone, Visual Chiand others. I’m also excited about doing someInstructor Development in the coming year!

I was excited about the success of, and feedback from, my Audio Learning Series. The mini-courses on Pricing, Sphere Marketing and Presentations were well received. My available CD collection will be expanded in the coming year to include audio courses in Toning Your Techno Core, Efficiently Working With Buyers, and Negotiating. I am also excited to unleash theAgent Transformation System, a ten week business expansion project suitable for agents of all abilities. Both of these additions should be available by mid-January.

Last, but not least, I will continue The Two Minute Tip. My original vision of a weekly tip didn’t quite come to fruition. But, twenty-seven tips isn’t bad, and the process was a lot of fun.

On the personal/running front, I will have logged just under 2300 miles in 2014. Not bad either, especially considering my HUGE motivation problem (not having much).

I’m excited for 2015 and ready for us to jump into it together. Have a FANTASTIC year, God Bless You, and Happy New Year!

Rich Sands