Take back control of your day by implementing these simple strategies and achieve more than you’ve ever imagined.
It seems as though there is so much controversy regarding when the world’s most successful people start their day. While we don’t condone starting your day at 4.am, there are plenty of things you can do to increase your success in the real estate industry. As real estate agents, we’re constantly trying to manage a multitude of different tasks. Often, at the same time! There never seem to be enough hours in the day. With distractions an arm’s length away, it’s easy to get lost and fall behind. However, through effective planning, discipline, delegation, and healthy habits, increasing our productivity is much easier than you think.
Save Time with Scheduling
If you’re in real estate, you most likely took this career path to achieve specific personal goals. Most real estate agents are goal-oriented. This means, to achieve their aspirations; it’s essential they have a plan. A well-developed plan allows brokers to waste less time meandering in the uncertainty of their tasks by scheduling their ventures in advance. While scheduling isn’t a revolutionary concept, organizing and prioritizing your tasks on a calendar helps make those tasks more tangible. It also offers a greater understanding of exactly what tasks need attention.
Discipline through Time Blocking
Many successful agents and entrepreneurs surpass simple scheduling by systemizing their tasks. This helps improve their time management. Through techniques such as batching and time-blocking, agents dedicate specific hours of the day to address certain objectives, without interruptions. Maybe the first hours of the workday are reserved for handling emails, or following up with cold leads. Prioritizing and completing your least favorite tasks early leaves the rest of the day for activities that you enjoy. By dedicating these endeavors to specific times of the day, you can help yourself stay focused and productive.
Delegate to Employees and VA’s
Sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. After all that scheduling and time blocking, there are still tasks that are a struggle to squeeze into the day. Fortunately, you can save time by delegating these tasks to others.
After effectively organizing your tasks, delegate lower priority tasks to employees, and automate the lowest priority tasks that are best supported by technology. Your other employees can handle client interactions and creative functions. Your apps and virtual assistants can organize databases, manage customer support issues, and process scheduling. You don’t have to get everything done on your own. A few helping hands (whether organic or virtual) can aid in the success of your business.
Practice Healthy Habits
There are plenty of helpful personal habits you should adopt. For example, improving your sleeping habits will keep you alert and focused during the day. Fueling your body with nutritional fruits and vegetables can increase your positivity and energy. For a technical approach, furthering your office skills through typing exercises can passively enhance your productivity. Every article, email, and plan that you draft up will take less time to complete.
There’s plenty an agent can do to improve their time management and in turn the success of their business, without starting their workday at 4 am. With efficient planning, discipline through time blocking and batching, delegating tasks to employees, and picking up healthy habits; it’s easy for a real estate agent to improve their productivity. While you might not have enough hours in the day to get everything done, these tips can help you make the most of the time you have.
If you have any questions or want to learn more, be sure to get in touch with us for a complimentary second opinion on your current strategies.