It's tempting to throw out the property investment 'to-do' list when December comes around, with the best of intentions, to give it another go next year.
If you ticked off your goals this year and grew your portfolio successfully, congratulations, it's time to put your feet up!
However, if you didn't quite manage to do everything you wanted to do with your property in 2016 (and that's ok), then maybe it's time to take some action while everyone else is winding down?
Why not throw a little investment preparation in amongst the festivities this holiday season?
You'll have the time, and it may just give you an excuse to escape the house guests for a little 'me' time!
So before 2017 rolls around and your property investment goals get lost in resolutions of gym memberships and a clean out of the liquor cabinet, use these top tips to kick the year off strongly!
1. Get ahead of the competition
Agents, buyers, lawyers, accountants and mortgage brokers all head away on holiday shortly and market activity slows up until early February.
If you actively search for property deals and make offers between now and February, it’s a great time to negotiate.
A lack of competition from other buyers means keen vendors who are willing to listen to those still in the market.
2. Use your downtime to practice
Just because you aren't going to be buying just yet, doesn't mean you shouldn't be browsing.
Make like a Christmas window shopper and improve your skill and navigation on the Real Estate Investar property investment platform.
The more comfortable you get with the suite of tools, searching the market, analysing numbers and calculating market values, the more quickly and efficiently you will be making things happen next year!
Take a quick look at this how-to video on researching cash flow properties for ideas:
3. Set your new year goals
Setting yourself some goals for 2017 can help to give you a long-term vision to work towards and simultaneously the short-term determination and drive that you will need to get there.
Goals can help to combine your acquired knowledge and experience and provide the focus that you will need to make the very most of your property investing journey and achieve long term and sustainable wealth.
Lock in a time for personalised demo, where we can show you how we can help you achieve your property investing goals in 2017.
We believe your knowledge and your financial results will grow hand in hand, and now more than ever in history information is everywhere around us just waiting to be discovered.
All you need to do is reach out and grasp it.
Cherish time with your loved ones and embrace all the holiday season has to offer- eat, drink and be merry! Recharge your batteries, shake off any negatives of 2016 and get ready to hit the ground running in 2017!
From all of us here at Real Estate Investar- have a wonderful, safe Christmas and we will see you again for a productive new year. Thanks for reading!