How my To- do Lists help me in having a work life balance.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I am fortunate that I do not have problem with managing my time.

My secret formula : Prioritize daily chores and activities. Make to-do list but be flexible. I have daily, weekly and monthly lists. 

I remember that even when I was in middle school I used to make lists . We used to have assignments during Christmas and Diwali vacations . I used to make a schedule and complete the assignments well in advance.

I have a religious holiday gettogether at my house every year in the Fall. I invite about 60 guests and prepare 21 items. In our culture when food is prepared on such occasions it has to be prepared on the day of worship. I cook everything on that day. I can do this because I have the to-do list for the week and for the day eg grocery shopping, cleaning, setting the table and cooking. People wonder how I can make so many items in a few hours.

I am not a procrastinator. I like to do things as soon as I possibly can. 

I work with home  buyers and sellers and renters..

Most of the renters who call me want to see homes in the evenings. They call on my rental listings.I schedule all appointments between 5 pm and 630 pm . 

I do not just go and show the home. I ask them questions about credit , pets and landlord references and when they want to move and based on these answers I do not waste much time showing homes because landlords have requirements of credit and landlord references.

When I am showing homes to buyers I make sure they are prequalified. This is one thing I learned after a couple of  years in real estate. I have wasted time showing homes in the first couple of years. If someone called on a house when I was on floor duty I used to rush to show the home. I do not have floor duty now.

I always ask buyers to come to my office for initial appointment.

I like to hold open houses on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. I do not have the open house for more than 2 hours  but I may be there with buyers who come in at last minute. I do not have them every weekend. I like to watch a few football games with family.

I manage to attend a  couple of basketball games and football games every year . I plan it well in advance so that buyers know I am not available to show homes on those days.We always go on vacation every year. 

I know some people who say they will do those things when they retire. 

I  show homes in the morning on Sundays. 

I do not spend much time on social media, except Active Rain. As I am an early riser it does not affect my activities.

I make a daily To Do list but am flexible as it is important  to be flexible  in our business. 

I do not multi task my real estate activities but multi task my personal things. Eg I knit when I am watching TV.

I made this set cap, blanket,  sweater and mittens for my grandson .

I check the mail and pay bills when I am cooking. 

I would like to conclude this article by quoting my mother who said this about me , ' if you can have all your meals at one time in the morning , you would do it and get it done so you can do other things the rest of the day. ." 

This is my entry for this month's time managment contest.

Basketball event with the Sixers coach.

Football game 

 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing some of your successful business practices.

Oct 06, 2017 10:44 AM #1
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William Feela
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I do my best to get the hard stuff done first and then the day is easy

Oct 06, 2017 11:00 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good afternoon Gita. Sounds like your system works well for you! Enjoy your afternoon 

Oct 06, 2017 11:17 AM #3
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Roy, thank you.

Oct 06, 2017 12:13 PM #4
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

William, that is a great idea.

Oct 06, 2017 12:13 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

wayne, you too.

Oct 06, 2017 12:14 PM #6
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Oh my that's a lot of cooking to do in one day Gita. You must be very organized. That sweater set is adorable!

Oct 06, 2017 12:17 PM #7
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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Gita, 

Good entry in the time management contest I will have to get back in the swing of things and enter it!

Oct 06, 2017 02:47 PM #8
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Gita Bantwal ,

Congratulations on mastering some excellent business time management skills. I'd say you have procedures in place that work for you!

Oct 06, 2017 06:48 PM #9
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Great entry, Gita, to this month's contest. You've certainly figured out an approach that works for you.

Oct 07, 2017 12:36 AM #10
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sheila, thank you for reading

Oct 07, 2017 03:18 AM #11
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yolanda, thanks for stopping by.

Oct 07, 2017 03:18 AM #12
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Dorie, thank you.

Oct 07, 2017 03:18 AM #13
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Nina, thank you.

Oct 07, 2017 03:19 AM #14
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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This is an excellent way to manage your life and business, Gita.

Oct 07, 2017 04:56 AM #15
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Gita Bantwal - thank you for your entry for this month's contest.  You like a very active life.

Oct 07, 2017 04:59 AM #16
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Gabe, thank you.

Oct 09, 2017 03:48 AM #17
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Gita Bantwal
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Grant, thank you.

Oct 09, 2017 03:48 AM #18
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