New Years’ Resolutions
By: Sierra Petty
New ideas, goals, and aspirations come with the new year.
A lot of people set New Year’s resolutions for themselves each year. Statistically, 23% quit the first week and only 9% successfully keep the resolution.
How can one keep a resolution? If we label our resolutions as goals, we may see a difference. Certain words tend to carry a negative connotation which sets us up for failure. If we label this New Year’s Resolution as a New Goal for the year there is a better chance for success. Instead of only 9% succeeding, 20% can. Perhaps, your goal for this year includes financial growth. Does that mean a new career or investing?
If it means a new career, there is an excellent opportunity through Keller Williams Realty. They offer a program called KSCORE where you can go through online real estate schooling at no monetary cost. You are only responsible for paying for the test at the end. This opportunity could save you thousands. Real estate agents get to create their own schedules, determine how much they will make in a year, and even be their own bosses. There are so many options when it comes to being a realtor. As a realtor, you could be a dual-career agent, a stand-alone agent, or become part of a team of realtors. Call or text Bill Vernon today for more information at 254.495.5661. Maybe instead, you are more interested in investing this year.
Investing can be an intimidating adventure to start. “Under the right circumstances, real estate can be an alternative to stocks, offering lower risk, yielding better returns, and providing greater diversification.” While real estate can be more labor-intensive than just putting money into stocks, it can be far more lucrative. Buying a home, doing some quick simple repairs, then turning it over for a bigger profit is one way to invest in real estate. That way of investing has become popular through HGTV shows that feature house flipping.
Another alternative is buying a home, then renting it out. There are a variety of ways to invest in real estate. Even just buying a home to keep for several years, then selling is a huge financial investment. I35 Group recommends reading “Your First Home” by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, and Jay Papasan. This book delves into all the steps to buy your first home, but it can also be beneficial to learn how to invest in your first property.
Whether you are wanting a new career this year or looking to invest, call Bill Vernon today at 254.495.5661. We currently host Career Lunch events at noon on the last Tuesday of each month at 300 W Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, Tx 76541. This is a free event with great food, but even better education into what becoming a successful realtor looks like. Later this year we will start hosting investment seminars that will explain how to successfully invest in real estate and answer any questions you may have. Also, on the third Thursday of each month at 6p, we host a New Home Buyer seminar. This seminar is both online and in person. This is a great introduction to all the steps needed to buy a home, how to get pre-approved for a home, and what to expect during the home-buying process.
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