Did you make a New Year’s resolution to buy, sell, or even refinance your home? Resolving to get involved in the New York real estate market is an excellent goal as 2022 looks to be another stellar year for homes. But as we all know, making a resolution and keeping it are two different things. So if you’ve got your sights set on real estate goals in 2022, these are the steps you can take to reach them.

Write your goals down – and get specific

The number one thing you can do to turn your dreams into reality is to write them down. By writing down what you hope to achieve you are turning a thought into something tangible. The more specific you can be, the better. By thinking through your goals and fine-tuning them, you’re more likely to reach the finish line. Reflect on what you truly want, whether it’s to save for a down payment, get a better interest rate on your mortgage, or put your home on the market by May.

Be realistic about what’s possible

Perhaps you daydream about owning a luxurious and serene estate in Eastchester, or an impeccable new construction home in Mamaroneck. We get it – we have those dreams, too. But when it’s time to turn a dream into a reality, it’s essential to be realistic about what’s possible. There’s nothing more demoralizing than setting a goal that’s impossible to reach. For this reason, you should tailor your goals to what is attainable. Use an online calculator to find out how much house you can afford. Know the value of your home before you sell so you know what to expect. And be realistic about how much time you’ll need to get your home ready for the market.

Set measurable goals

Another excellent tip for setting real estate goals is to create ones that you can measure. This allows you to see how close or far away you are from reaching your goal. This can also help you to set smaller goals within a larger goal to keep you on track. For example, maybe you’ve set a goal to have your New York home listed by May. This gives you a framework so that you can set smaller goals with deadlines. Those smaller goals could include cleaning and decluttering, sprucing up your home’s exterior, and conducting research about your local market.

Adjust as you go

Life can throw us curveballs. The last two years have been one curveball after another. That’s why it’s essential to reevaluate your goals as you go and adjust as necessary. Maybe that means moving up your home sale because you just got a great new job. Or perhaps you need to extend your timeline for buying a home so that you can save more for your down payment. Give yourself some wiggle room so that you can respond to any unexpected challenges or opportunities life throws your way.

Work with a team of professionals

One of the best ways to help ensure you meet your 2022 real estate goals is to work with a team of professionals. Having an expert partner can help you stay on track and help you through the journey from start to finish. If you’re ready to get a jumpstart on your 2022 real estate goals, then contact the Keller New York Bronx office at 718-697-6800 or the Eastchester – Scarsdale office at 914-713-3270 today. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!