Like everyone else, I have a list of unfinished projects that need addressing. I’m not really talking about things that I want to do or am planning to do, but projects that have already been set into action, with money spent and time invested.
The unfinished items include everything and anything from some incomplete home improvements to revamping several websites to getting better organized.
As the list continues to get longer and longer, I have dismissed my inability to keep up as a natural occurrence commensurate with my age. Perhaps I am slowing down a bit as time takes its toll.
But I am not ready for the retirement home yet, and I’m pretty robust for my years. So I came to the realization that my inability to keep up with these activities is actually related to my work as a real estate broker.
Very simply put; the real estate business demands a lot more time than in years past. Not only does it take a lot more effort to generate leads and create new business, but transactions in progress require substantially more work than in the past.
It is not uncommon to spend an hour a day on each transaction that is already “in the drawer,” two to three hours doing online marketing and social networking, and another hour scrubbing leads and following up on prospects.
That’s not counting the actual hardcore business of preparing listing presentations, scheduling showings, and actually meeting with clients to list a home or to show property. It makes for some very long work days.
This leaves very little remaining time to complete all of these unfinished business and personal projects that I have started.
There are just not enough hours in the day!