Two New Year’s resolutions for every REALTOR®

Everyone seems to have an opinion about New Year’s resolutions.  They’re an opportunity for thoughtful reflection and personal reform for some, or a review to undertake daily instead of annually, and still others see them as an exercise in futility.  Whatever your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions, we present two here for every REALTOR® to keep in 2012.

First, though, we’ve set aside a collection of over 80 ebook titles to help fill your own list and realize your goals in 2012.  You’ll find advice on everything from learning a new language to taking control of your finances, travelling the world to reducing stress.  The eBooks Collection on is a free service for NAR members — browse the site, borrow a title or two, and download them to your favorite device.

The first resolution every REALTOR® should put on their list this year:  NAR requires every REALTOR® to complete their Code of Ethics training every four years — and Dec. 31, 2012 is the next deadline.  If you haven’t done it already, take some time to get it out of the way well before the deadline.  The online course is free and available anytime, or contact your local association of REALTORS® to inquire about Ethics training in your area.

And the second resolution:  Seven decades ago, the songwriter Woody Guthrie jotted down his own list of resolutions for the year 1942 in his notebook.  It’s a curious list of 33 resolutions, combining the easily attainable (“Change socks”) with more ambitious goals (“Love everybody”).  After the wild ride we’ve had in 2011, and the vast array of predictions for 2012, #20 in Woody’s list is one for everyone to adopt as their own:  “Dream good.”

Frederik Heller

Managing Director of Information Services at the National Association of REALTORS®.

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  1. Slemana sadat

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  2. Life lessons !! As the saying goes either you fail to plan or you plan to fail.