Time is your most precious commodity

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                            Time is your most precious commodity


Whether you are referring to business or your personal life "time" is your most precious commodity.  Return your calls and emails promptly and deliver clients what they are looking for sooner than expected.  If they ask you to send them a handyman's name and number take care of it immediately. If they need a referral for a good window washer make sure they have that information as quickly as possible.  

It's no different in your personal life.  If your child asks you a question a thoughtful answer means more when answered immediately.  A response at the time of the request is more helpful and meaningful and will be remembered longer.

Enhancing your competitive edge for your business is effortlessly done by time blocking and responding to your clients needs immediately. Enriching your relationship with family and friends is no different! 

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Rainmaker
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good morning Dorie!

That is a great advice...Always return the calls as soon as possible.

Have a great day.

Mar 14, 2011 12:02 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Great advise and blog and a great way to start off my week with a positive and productive start. Thanks

Mar 14, 2011 12:23 AM #7
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Dorie - I just finished reading Surviving Your Serengeti, and am really focused on my personal and professional efficiency for similar reasons; I feel I'm not working as efficiently nor leveraging my resources as efficiently...

Mar 14, 2011 12:32 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debbie,

Glad you think so! Have a great week!

Mar 14, 2011 01:22 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gita,

Yes that is true..time should be used wisely!

Mar 14, 2011 01:23 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Jolana.

I hav found the same thing and things do happen in our business to throw us off track!

Mar 14, 2011 01:24 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Bill,

It looks like you handle it quite well!

Mar 14, 2011 01:25 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael,

It is amazing..you wonder if they ever got your call to begin with!

Mar 14, 2011 01:26 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good mornng Joshua,

It is important to repond quickly in all parts of your life!

Mar 14, 2011 01:27 AM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Martha,

THank you..glad this message can point you in a good direction this week!

Mar 14, 2011 01:28 AM #15
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Dorie ~  Well said and something for each of us to take to heart on a personal AND professional level!  Leaning . . .

Mar 14, 2011 02:01 AM #16
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Time is precious and to be respected.  Great message about returning your communications as well.  Have a great week!

Mar 14, 2011 02:09 AM #17
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Gloria - Good reminder that it's best to respond to people's calls and questions ASAP, including our kids! "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today"  - that pile keeps adding up. I'm a list person - this keeps me on top of my game while giving me momentum to accomplish more as I cross things off my to-do list and gives me a sense of accomplishment!  

Mar 14, 2011 02:16 AM #18
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Michele Myers
Prudential Homesale Services Group - Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg/Hershey Realtor

I agree . . .time is our most important commodity.  It is something that should be valued and not wasted.  Thank you for a very timely blog.

Mar 14, 2011 02:25 AM #19
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Dorie - This is a good reminder to us all of the value of answering promptly, and delivering our information and services promptly. I really laughed at the graphic you used with the kids and all the "Whys" - I asked my mom that so many times as a kid that she took to saying "Because Y is a crooked letter." Guess I kinda exhausted her there...  ;-)

Mar 14, 2011 02:45 AM #20
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Good reminder we need to stay on top of both our professional and personal lives.  We can't get the lost time back.

Mar 14, 2011 02:58 AM #21
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That's so true Dorie.  Yesterday while I was waiting for my buyers to arrive I got an email asking for some info.  I emailed him.  He emailed back and said no, what I need is this and not that, and I emailed back and said... here it is and this is how I found it.  (I gave him the public country tax assessor info) and then my clients arrived.  A few hours later when I got back I had a "thank you" email from the guy.  He'd given me the wrong address by mistake (transposing numbers) and was so thankful that I'd given the source of the info and that he had found what he was looking for.  Make me smile to get the thank you too.

Mar 14, 2011 03:12 AM #22
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Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
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Hi Dorie,

thanks for a great reminder and encouragment to always strive to be the best at the time it is most needed.

Have a Pfanntastic Week.

Mar 14, 2011 04:41 AM #23
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Whether it's our personal or our professional schedules, time blocking can be one of the hardest things to maintain. One thing is for sure though, I always time block for the moments when my little one needs me.

Mar 14, 2011 06:43 AM #24
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Dorie,

I know it's back to the basics thinking, but time blocking does work, yet we glance over this reality too often to remain multi-tasked.  I'm having to re-configure my time schedule to write a book about transformation.  Time blocking is essential... g

Mar 14, 2011 12:40 PM #25
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