A major challenge most real estate agents face is time management and productivity. There are so many things to keep track of and get done on a daily basis! Client management, prospecting, team meetings, trainings, appointments, showings, open houses, social media, and the list goes on.
At the end of the day, there is one thing we know for certain...ALL real estate agents get 168 hours a week to get it all done, YET very few real estate agents are earning over 6-figures a year. This begs the question, what can a real estate agent do in order to be more proactive, more productive and create more opportunities to generate MORE BUSINESS!?
#1 Wake Up Earlier
Did you know that 90% of successful executives wake up before 6am, and 50% of all self-made millionaires wake up at least a few hours before their day actually starts. Success leaves clues and we have certainly noticed that top producing real estate agents wake up EARLY!
#2 Reflect At The End Of Your Day
Have you ever sat down and really looked at what you accomplished for the day? Chances are, there are a few tasks that weren't necessary. It's easy to get distracted doing "busy work." Take a few minutes at the end of the day to reflect on what you got done and see if there is either room for improvement or room to just never add it to your to-do list again...OR delegate it.
#3 Use a Daily Planner
No plan is a plan to FAIL! How many times have you forgotten to make a follow up call or missed an opportunity because you didn't add it to your calendar or planner? All of the top producers in real estate swear by plotting out there week in a very specific schedule. If you don't know what you're doing next Tuesday...chances are it's not going to be getting a new listing...
#4 Create To Do Lists
Have you ever made a to do list and crossed items off? Chances are you have AND it felt amazing when you did it! Begin each day with a specific to do list and cross things off as you accomplish them. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable.
#5 Label a Top 3
Now this is more of an add on to number 4, but each day you should have a list of the top 3 things you MUST get done in order to have a successful day. This doesn't mean you shouldn't get more than 3 things done, it just means you should label 3 to do list items as non-negotiable.
If you've been struggling with time-management, we know this can seem like a lot to commit to, but you and your real estate business deserve to commit to it! Think about all the things you can accomplish if you followed these 5 simple rules for weekly productivity.
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