Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: 7 Steps on the Path to a Great 2018

7 Steps on the Path to a Great 2018

7 Key Steps to Greatness 

With just a few weeks until we cross into 2018, it's time right now to lay the plan so you will start the year on your path to success. A successful career doesn't happen on its own.  It takes planning and following that plan to reach your goal.  You alone are responsible for your future and how you travel your path.  

7 steps on the path

  1. It's almost impossible to reach a goal without having a clear and concise plan of action. Putting it in writing makes it real and easier to follow. Internalize it, visualize it.

  2. Systems are important and in this day and time, if you don't have and use systems then you are handicapping yourself. You need your database updated and ready to go sooner than later. You have time now to get it in order so you can start the year at a running pace.

  3. Attitude can make or break you. Do you love what you do and do you let others see it and know it? Be honest with yourself. Sometimes a simple adjustment will make you fall in love with it again. Assess where you are.

  4. It's hard to commit long hours and mental energies if your health and physical condition are not in good order. Get control of your bad habits now and start the year on a healthier you.

  5. Those you hang with can make or break you. Surround yourself with positive thinkers and people that inspire you. Their ideas and enthusiasm will likely be contagious and spill over onto you. Likewise, negative thinkers will pull you down.

  6. Aspire for a better you. Nurture your Spiritual Life. Prayer and meditation improve daily living. Clear the cobwebs and believe in something bigger than you. Life is more than making a dollar.

  7. Be determined, committed and resolved. Yes, you will have to work hard, smart and be consistent. Making your plan now can lay the groundwork for a fast start to success in 2018.

7 Key Steps to Greatness

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Comment balloon 28 commentsDebbie Reynolds • November 07 2017 02:45AM


It’s good to have a system and it’s better to have consistency and joy in what you do! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 1 year ago

7 great steps, Debbie. #6, aspire to a better you, is all too often overlooked, yet that's where it starts. (remember Stephen Covey's "sharpen the saw?")

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 1 year ago

If you don't love what you do, then nothing else matters. Systems and consistency helps to lessen the bumps in the road. Nice post Debbie, I will refer back to it often.

Posted by Dan Derito (Success! Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - This is the best time to get ready for 2018 and you have 7 sure fire ways to bring the year in right. Thank you!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago


This is an excellent checklist for creating success in 2018 and beyond. This should be featured!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Debbie, you offer all of us encouragement to get things lined up for 2018. It takes planning and preparation to have a successful year and you share a great list for what we need to focus on to make it happen.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie.  All of us looking for better results for 2018 need to follow your advice.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie. 2017 was a blur and 2018 is upon us! Never too early to plan! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

"Yes, you will have to work hard, smart and be consistent" but you will be on the right path to a great 2018!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 1 year ago

  We have already begun laying that ground work and making plans....2018 look out here we come !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

This seams like it should be an easy path to follow.  Thanks for guiding us down the way to Success.

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Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 1 year ago

I love your 7 steps to a great 2018, Debbie.  This is the time of year I begin to assess what worked and what didn't, and plan for the coming year.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

CONGRATULATIONS Debbie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Great advice! 

Posted by Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor Strategize, Stage, Sell, Owner of @ the WRichTeam (Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor) over 1 year ago

love this. My new assistant and I are working on 2018 goals and this is a great takeaway to share with her. Appreciate you taking the time to write this one. And share it.

Posted by Bunny Terry, A Different Kind of Realtor in the City Different (Keller Williams Santa Fe) over 1 year ago


Great tips on being great 2018.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

Dear Debbie,

Which database system do you find useful?

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

Debbie--You sound like a lady with a sound plan we could all follow!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Excellent! We need to get control of our bad habits #4, and hang out with positive people (#5). If we follow these steps, we'll have a great 2018. Thanks, Debbie.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie - thank you for sharing these steps. The 7 steps can certainly help us obtain success and maintain success if we consistently do them.

Posted by Carol Dorsey over 1 year ago

Simple plan that makes all the difference in the goals achieved!  Thank you.

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) over 1 year ago

Debbie Reynolds - These are really good steps to take. I would say, for me I should read them often (1 through 7); then start from 7 - 1, and repeat until it becomes part of the natural process. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 1 year ago

Debbie, you are so right!

If we do not have plans already in place for 2018 we will be behind from the start.

Action now is the key.

Thanks for sharing the 7 steps.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 1 year ago

Great reminders. Thank you


Posted by Martha Gomez, Realty ONE Group over 1 year ago

This is excellent advice to share as we prepare for the challenges in the new year.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Great advice Debbie.  You might just encourage others to start on their 2018 business plan.  Your clearly written thoughts are spot on! 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie - I don't know how I missed this wonderful post.  These are important steps to follow in doing your annual goals review and plans for 2018.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

7 Irrefutable Principles; well done!

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) over 1 year ago