Time Management for Real Estate Agents – the Favorit-est Tips!


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Last week we did a teleseminar show in the SWS Virtual Studio called “Time Management for Real Estate Agents” (catchy, eh?) where we shared tips and strategies for getting the most out of those 24 hours we all have in which to get stuff DONE. At the end of the show we polled the audience to see which of the dozen+ tips we shared were the Favorit-est, and this is what they told us:

Favorit-est Tip #1: Use a white board (dry-erase) to list your long-term projects. Put the board somewhere in your office where you don’t see it every day, but glance at it from time to time to see how you’re doing. You’ll be surprised how many of your projects get DONE, some without your even realizing you did them!

Favorit-est Tip #2: When prioritizing your day, always put your clients first, ahead of your prospecting. If you focus on caring for your current clients instead of hunting down your next ones, you may never have to formally prospect another day in your career. Seriously.

Favorit-est Tip #3: When tackling your to-do list, do everything that will take you five minutes or less to complete, regardless of its importance. Once those little to-do’s are DONE, your mind will be much clearer and better able to focus on the subject of the next Favorit-est Tip…

Favorit-est Tip #4: Get the ugly to-do’s done first (after you’ve handle the five-minutes-or-less ones) – anything on your to-do list you’re dreading – DO IT. You’ll be amazed how much better you’ll feel and how open the rest of the day will seem!

Favorit-est Tip #5: Realize that not all problems are yours to solve. Just because someone is willing to dump THEIR problem on you doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

Other tips: Hire a Wife, Change Your Self-Talk, Answer the Phone When it Rings Instead of Letting it Go to VM when possible, Rely on a Planner.