33 Things to Do (When there's nothing to do)

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33 Things to Do (When there's nothing to do)

It takes money to make money. We hear it everyday. But does it really? Here's a list of activities one can do to boost business without spending hardly a dollar. I liken to electives. Do not have an appointment scheduled? Perform a few of these items below to continue your growth and opportunity in your business.

  1. Plan and write your schedule for tomorrow
  2. Call a friend or client and ask for referrals
  3. visit http://www.rismedia.com/
  4. Preview new listings in your farm
  5. Preview new home models
  6. Review and role play scripts and dialogues
  7. Review local news periodicals
  8. visit http://www.realtor.org/
  9. Watch a training broadcast on RE/MAX University - ATOD
  10. Knock on the door of a FSBO
  11. Hold a strategic open house
  12. Write a thank-you note
  13. Work on your website
  14. Review and practice your listing presentation
  15. Review and improve a system
  16. Sit in on another agent's buyer appointment
  17. Read and post the message boards on RE/MAX Mainstreet
  18. Attend a CE class
  19. Review goals
  20. Visit http://www.banews.com/
  21. Work on your business plan
  22. Shake a few hands at a networking function
  23. Qualify your Sphere of Influence
  24. Watch a program on RE/MAX Satellite Network
  25. Visit a friend/associate
  26. Clean your workspace
  27. Visit http://www.inman.com/
  28. Sit with a title company rep to review tools
  29. Call and expired listing
  30. Create a professional brochure on RE/MAX Design Street
  31. Research your primary competitors
  32. Shadow another agent on a listing appointment
  33. Find a quiet place and think for 5 to 10 minutes


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Comments (13)

R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham
Bank of England (NMLS#418481) - Raleigh, NC
Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)

Activity breeds success!  Or as I call it, you need to circulate and peculate!  Thanks for the reminder.


Bob Mitchell


ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Dec 14, 2007 01:51 AM
Todd Lewis
Legacy Development Group, LLC - Nashville, TN
Thanks for the list Tim!  You provide some great ideas when there is nothing to do...gotta remember, "When you're not working, you're competitors are"
Dec 14, 2007 01:54 AM
Chrissy Myers
Nick's Real Estate - Philadelphia, PA
This a great post. As a new agent I found it very helpful. I'll  keep this in mind next time I'm having a slow day. Thanx!
Dec 14, 2007 01:56 AM
Mary Ellen Elmore
Nunnelly, TN
Great list of things to do during that time you think you hve nothing to do!
Dec 14, 2007 01:56 AM
Nannette Turner
Keller Williams Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA
Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
Great Post!
Dec 14, 2007 02:02 AM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Great ideas Tim! I have a few agents in my office I'll be sharing those with!


Dec 14, 2007 02:08 AM
Renee Parker
Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood - Lansing, MI
Lansing Realtor
There is always to much you can do.  When things are a bit more quiet, it is a perfect time to get to all those things done that we have been putting off for one reason or another.  And you are right...marketing does not have to cost you a lot.  Great list.
Dec 14, 2007 02:08 AM
Mike Wilken
REMAX North Winds Realty - Shawano, WI

Thanks Tim: After reading your list, I just realized how much I have to do, I better get moving!

Bob Mitchell:  "Activity Breeds Success":  My first business was a small used car lot in Northern Wisc.  Facing my first "Dead of Winter",  business was zero and I sat waiting for customers.  After several weeks with nothing better to do I went out to the lot, raised hoods of a car here and there, moved vehicles around and oddly customers never failed to stop in, so I would like to add, "Just do something!"

Dec 14, 2007 02:37 AM
Nannette Turner
Keller Williams Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA
Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
When there is nothing to do you can always blog! 
Dec 14, 2007 02:39 AM
Rey Gallegos
Supreme Lending (NMLS ID #2129) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
Tim, It is always good to have something to do!  Great list!
Dec 14, 2007 05:27 AM
Monika Murray
Re/Max Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage - Burlington, ON
Burlington/Flamborough Real Estate
I totaly agree... This is a great list.  Thanks Tom!
Dec 15, 2007 12:44 AM
Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional
RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA - Charlottesville, VA

What a great reminder!

Thanks and Happy Holidays- Karen

Dec 15, 2007 04:38 AM
Evie Hampton
Re/Max Equity Group, Inc. - Vancouver, WA

Hi Tim!

I couldn't have said it better!  Also when you are doing chores such as grocery shopping...turn it into a business event by just talking to people!   I will share this list with my colleagues! 

evie  (:


Dec 15, 2007 09:04 AM