"Can you give me 5 minutes?" 15 Ideas for What To Do With 5 Extra Minutes

Services for Real Estate Pros with AnotherME, LLC

clockIn working with busy Realtors, I get that question a lot.  And sometimes I'm the one who's saying it!

Our lives have become a hurry up and wait game!  Waiting for an appointment, waiting in the bus line at school, waiting at the drive-thru window, sitting in traffic, waiting for the water to boil, waiting for a webinar to start - and my all time favorite, waiting on hold!

Everyone's looking for ways to save time and become more productive.  It's a constant battle.  One of my goals this year is to be more efficient with my time and to keep up with the "little things" so they don't end up becoming "big things'. (think piles of paper, piles of laundry, etc)

So what can a busy Realtor do with an extra 5 minutes?  Here's a few suggestions:

  1. Call a past client
  2. Send 2-3 short "thinking about you" emails to a past client or someone in your SOI.
  3. Print out 2-3 copies of your listing presentation and put in a folder
  4. Make a price change in the MLS
  5. Scan client docs to your computer and save
  6. Add an update to Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn (just don't start reading others updates!)
  7. Make a Grocery list or a Must-Do list
  8. Snap a few photos for your Active Rain Blog
  9. Delete old messages on your phone
  10. Add a contact to your database (Top Producer, WiseAgent, MyRedTools, Outlook,etc)
  11. Scan your emails to see if you missed responding to someone
  12. Throw away or file one stack of papers on your desk
  13. Set up Dropbox
  14. Post an article to your Posterous blog
  15. Clean out the trash in your car

What do you do in your extra 5 minutes?  Hey, why not take a minute and post a comment!


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Comments (4)

Social Media Marketing Companies
Seattle, WA

I shall indeed!  It's not the hours in a day that we "work" its the work we accomplish in those hours in a day that is the recipe for our success!

Mar 07, 2011 01:56 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Patty, I need to do all of those things!!!

Mar 07, 2011 03:06 AM
Patty Keller
AnotherME, LLC - Atlanta, GA
AnotherMe - 770-414-9393 - RE Virtual Assistant

Excellent point - Social Media Marketing Companies

Mar 08, 2011 08:19 AM
Patty Keller
AnotherME, LLC - Atlanta, GA
AnotherMe - 770-414-9393 - RE Virtual Assistant

Connie - we're going to take 5 minutes at RETSO and have a toast!!

Mar 08, 2011 08:20 AM