Like most of you, 2020 was a difficult year for those of us here at Winning Agent. But while 2020 brought significant challenges, it also brought new opportunities for connection, learning, goal setting, and rejuvenation. While we are all ready to see 2020 in our rearview mirror, this year has undoubtedly shaped us, for better or for worse.
We’re going into 2021 with a new outlook on life, success, and business. Great things are ahead for Winning Agent, and we want to share them with you here.
A Look Back on 2020
When we all look back on 2020, we will remember challenges: working from home, endless Zoom calls, trying to balance our kids’ online work with our own professional tasks. We will remember hardship unseen by the nation and the world. And we will remember sadness after losing family, friends, and neighbors to the COVID-19 virus, cancer, and other causes.
However, as with all things in life, there is a silver lining. This year helped us prioritize what is truly important. We had time to slow down and reconnect with our spouses and children. We recognized how much we rely on friends, co-workers, and neighbors – and we missed interactions with each of them. We had time to look inward and to reassess our values.
As real estate professionals, we also enjoyed a surprisingly successful year. Early on in the pandemic, many of us prepared for the worst. But in the end, 2020 saw record housing prices and record sales, thanks to historically low interest rates.
While we have all struggled this year, there is still much to be thankful for.
Our Year in Review
We have learned a lot this year, both personally and professionally. Despite an unprecedented health crisis, we were blessed with a record year at Winning Agent. When Realtors experienced a lull early on in the pandemic, it gave many a chance to reassess their business goals. For some, that meant focusing on revamping their websites, allowing us to connect with many professionals for the first time.
Winning Agent met the sales goals we set for 2020, thanks largely to our new and updated website themes.
All this while the Winning Agent staff adjusted to stay-at-home orders, virtual learning for our kids, and the struggles of isolation. Like many of you, we faced these challenges head-on, and we are better because of them.
What’s Ahead for Winning Agent in 2021
This year gave us a chance to take a step back and look at the big picture. It gave us time to plan for the future and set audacious goals for 2021.
Winning Agent has new real estate website themes in the works for 2021, helping even more Realtors build a successful business. We will also be filling new staff positions as we grow.
We will be hiring for the following positions in 2021:
- Technical Writer: writing how-to articles about using IDX. We’re looking for someone well-versed in IDX integration who can write detailed articles and create video blogs to assist our clients.
- Marketing and Social Media Manager: Someone familiar with online marketing strategy and can create a thriving online presence for Winning Agent. This person will also seek out affiliates to help us grow our business and spread the word about our products.
- Experienced Coding Professional: A tech-savvy team member who can work directly with clients to assist in website building and expand our offerings.
If you or someone you know is interested in filling one of these positions, please contact us using this form!
A Personal Note from the Winning Agent Staff
Finally, as we round out another year – a year that many of us might want to forget – we want to take a moment to thank YOU, our loyal clients, readers, staff, and friends.
December is often a time to reflect on the year behind and look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time to set goals, both professionally and personally. During this time, we want to say a sincere thank you to all of you who entrust us with your websites. Your positive and encouraging feedback humbles us, and we are grateful for your product suggestions. To those of you who participate in Realtor Brew, thank you for being a bright spot in a year filled with challenges.
From all of us here at Winning Agent, thank you for your continued support. We wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to working with you again in 2021.
All the best,
Richard, Marcy, Clara, Becca, Casey, and Ryan
Winning Agent Staff