You may still be in “Holiday Mode” and willing to put off getting back to work for at least a few days, or even for another week. If your house is anything like mine, you’ll be wondering where to put the gifts you received. You’ll still be working around all the leftovers in the refrigerator, and perhaps feeling a little sluggish from eating too many goodies.
If you’re as fortunate as I am, you’ll still be visiting with family members who came for Christmas week.
OR – you may be eager to get back to work, but find yourself alone in that regard. I expect it will be difficult to connect with many people for at least another week.
You still don’t need to let the time be wasted.
First, go back to this post for some ideas: https://copybymarte.com/get-ready-for-2020-success/
Then, take time to compose a Happy New Year / Thank you letter to your past and present clients. If you’re using postal mail, try to put your letters in the mail on December 31. Otherwise, send it out on New Year’s Day.
Give a brief recap of some good things that have happened, both personally and professionally. Then thank your clients for the part they’ve played. Thank them for trusting you with one of the most significant events in their lives. Thank them for their support and for their referrals. Thank them for their friendship and for the fun you’ve had working with them.
If you have some really special clients, take time to make their letters personal – with a reference to something specific to them. You could mention kids coming home for the holidays, a trip they were taking, their new puppy, or anything that makes it clear that the letter was for them alone.
If you have big plans for the coming year – personally or professionally – share the news.
Keep it brief and do NOT ask for business.
The only purpose of this letter is relationship-building.
One more way to make the best of the down time…
If you’re feeling energized and ready to make 2020 the best year ever, check out this post about Thrive Real Estate School. They’re offering free personal development videos, plus a free course that will help you avoid mistakes that can damage your reputation and/or cost you money. Depending upon where you live, the course will even earn CE credits.
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