3 Best Ways Real Estate Agents Can Manage Time

 

 

While time management is essential in all occupations, it’s an especially important skill for real estate agents that hope to be successful in their field.

If you’re a real estate agent that wants to take their career to the next level this year, keep reading for tips on how to manage time successfully.

1. Start Every Day With a Plan

Sometimes being a real estate agent can feel like being your boss. Because of this, it’s vital for real estate agents to go into each workday with a plan.

It’s helpful to get into a routine where you plan daily, either early in the morning or in the evening for the next day. Highlight what needs to get done, including any appointment times, and block out time for all these activities. By starting the day with a plan, you can stay organized and know what you realistically have time for.

2. Stay Organized

Staying organized is a must for being successful in real estate. If you’re disorganized, you can disappoint and steer away from potential and current clients. Find a scheduler or task management system that works for you.

If you’re a pen and paper person, consider getting a planner to help you manage your time.

Planners are a great option because you can block out time by the half-hour, making sure you know what’s on the agenda daily, weekly, and monthly. If you choose this option, make sure you keep your planner on you constantly in a briefcase or purse, so that you can refer back to it at any time.

If this seems archaic to you, there are plenty of digital task managing options that you can access from your laptop or mobile. There are many free options, such as Glip and Airtable. These apps are a great option, as you can access them from anywhere.

3. Stay Distraction- and Procrastination-Free

Whether you work at an office or from home, distractions are everywhere. It’s a good idea to limit distractions in your workspace. Get in the habit of zoning into your work with a Focus playlist.

If you don’t need your phone for whatever work you’re doing, turn it off or put it away. Finding your own habits that lead to a distraction-free work zone can seriously help you stay on task. Try to limit multitasking, as it’s a sure way to get off-topic and can reduce the quality of your work.

We all have times where we put tasks off, especially those that are more difficult than others. Procrastinating is a sure way to cause yourself even more stress in the workplace. Give yourself time to get your work done so that you can produce impressive work.

If there’s something on your list you don’t want to do, try doing it first. This takes the pressure off and lets the rest of the day flow much more quickly.

4. Monique’s Time Management Recommendations & Schedule

1.  Get up early.  Monique starts her day at 5:45 am to fit in some personal and mental wellness before the day gets going.  In real estate, you’re often working into the evening or on weekends showing homes – which means that morning is gold for real estate agents.

2.  Find a way to work out.  She generally tries to get to the gym by 6:15 am before she has to get her kids out the door to school.  Choosing a gym close to your house makes it much more likely that you’ll go.

3.  Monique says, “I like to plan my day out at the beginning of the day with tasks so I can be very efficient with my time while driving around, etc. I work from my phone while I am waiting for clients to show up, etc in order to stay caught up.”

4.  Delegate tasks to assistants.  You can’t do it all.  This might include personal tasks like grocery shopping, running errands or planning travel.

5.  Know your worth.  Another Monique-ism, “I have a house cleaner and try to hire out any services that cost me less per hour than I am worth in order to maximize productivity.”

Make your career in real estate the best it can be by following these simple steps to manage time effectively.

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New Year, New Goals! 2020 Goals for Monique

2020 is a year of change for Monique, owner and agent and Market Source Real Estate! With the new year, she has some 2020 goals – both personal and professional.  

You know what they say – a goal that isn’t written down is just a wish.  And so, she wanted to share her 2020 goals, because, you know… accountability! 

Here are what she is working towards in 2020:

2020 goals for Market Source Real Estate

  • Sell 65 homes in 2020.  Last year she did 54 (and it was her biggest year yet).  So now she’s reaching higher!
  • Attend 2 networking events per month.  Sometimes this feels like a push – but it is always worth it

2020 goals for her personal investment portfolio

  • Buy a condo, townhome or other investment property

Physical and mental health goals for 2020

  • Exercise at least 2-3 days per week.  Which means getting up at 5:45 am and hitting the gym at 6:15 am.
  • Meditate at least 4 times per week

Goals with family & friends

  • Take kids on 2-3 great vacations, including Lake Powell, Moab, Flaming Gorge.  They are all so close, and we don’t get out of town enough.
  • Have friends over for dinner at least once per month

Goals for Personal development

  • Read 2-3 books per month on personal development, wellbeing, meditation, and self-reflection
  • 2020 is the year to write my own book!

What are your 2020 Goals?  We’d love to hear!

Interested in learning more about what we offer at Market Source Real Estate?  Read On:

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Confessions in Real Estate on the I Am Salt Lake Podcast

How do two fine arts majors (ceramics for Monique / photography for Jeremy) get into Real Estate?  And did those degrees even help us at all?

We sat down and had a lively chat with Chris and Krissie Holifield with the I Am Salt Lake Podcast earlier last month.

Confessions in Real Estate on the I Am Salt Lake Podcast | Market Source Real EstateSome highlights:

  • Find out how about how we first met (HINT: we were young)
  • Get the scoop on how we got our start in Real Estate (HINT: it was kinda an accident)
  • How many homes we’ve owned (Hint: think double digits)
  • Have we ever owned a haunted home?
  • Why we specialize in buying and selling older homes?
  • Where we like to eat out and about in Salt Lake City

You’ll 100% want to listen in HERE.  Thanks again to the I Am Salt Lake Podcast for hosting us!

You can find us in our new offices in the heart of Sugar House – right by Sugar House Coffee and Best Friends Animal Society.  In the words of Krissie “Get a coffee, get a dog, get a house”

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