A Real Estate Business Plan and You

Take Your Real Estate Business to the Next Level

Ken Horner is The CE Shop's Co-CEO and President, and throughout his long entrepreneurial career, he's crafted many business plans. Ken has a unique love for business planning, and was all too happy to chat about why it's essential for every business to have a well thought-out plan.

You don't have to be as passionate as Ken to write a great plan - the important thing is to think through every aspect of your new business. This business plan template from Zillow and Trulia is specific to the needs of a real estate business, and is a great place to start your planning process.

The first step is often the biggest, and that's especially true when embarking on the road of an entrepreneur. Working in real estate provides countless opportunities for financial and personal freedom, and your business's plan is the map for your journey.

Whether you're just starting your real estate business or have been at it for years, taking the time to write a comprehensive business plan can drastically improve your marketing and sales efforts, and will help focus your attention on what you need to do to grow your business.

The Balance Small Business’s advice is to remember the following:

“You are [an] independent contractor. You are and you own your business.”

No matter where you start, here are a few essential elements that you should include:


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