The first week in December 2011 Best Agent Business instituted an innovative new service for clients. The objective of the ten-day introductory Time Management Program is to assist real estate professionals in planning and implementing a consistent daily schedule. It was believed this would help agents to free up their time and work in a more timely and cost-effective manner.
According to team leader Tomica Bonner, the plan was that group members would receive a daily email giving them questions to answer about their day. “We help them to see where they are spending the majority of their time. With that knowledge, they could then adjust their schedule to become more productive.”
Participants chart out what they would like to accomplish each day vs. what they are actually getting done. Then they develop a plan of action in order to meet their daily goals. Bonner says, “We have weekly group conference calls that are completely optional. Steve hosts the call and participants can ask questions on areas that may need improvement. It's a quick session and lasts about 30 minutes. However, it's been really productive. I communicate with each member in the beginning with a brief 10-minute phone call. This is to understand their time management concerns so that we can help them better.”
“The program has received positive results. Those that have stayed committed the entire ten days of the program have noticed drastic improvements in the amount of work they are able to accomplish. It has also led to some members signing up for our 30-day time management program and our email program. We've found that email can eat a lot of your time and they need assistance in developing a plan to manage their incoming/outgoing mail.” Bonner said.
The program seems to be a keeper based upon client testimonials that Best Agent Business has received from participants.Louis Weil of The Star Team Real Estate in Atlantic City, NC said, “I was very impressed with Steve's Time Management 2-week exercise. You plan the "perfect day" but it never seems to happen. I quickly realized that you cannot manage time, so you must manage yourself... and that's the key. It really makes you focus on making a plan and putting first things first. In only two weeks, I was able to create an extra hour, every day, just for me, and that has been a very good change. It has also helped me to be more productive in my business. I highly recommend Steve's time management program.”
If this sounds like something that would be beneficial to you, you can schedule a phone call with Steve Kantor, President of Best Agent Business, please use our innovative online appointment calendar by clicking here. Open times are typically Tuesday through Friday, 8am-9am, 11am-12pm, and 4:30pm-6pm EST. alternately, you can email him directly at email@example.com .