Time Management for Real Estate Agents

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Education & Training with Real Estate Grad School

Have you ever heard of the term “decision fatigue“?  Basically, the idea is that the more decisions you make throughout the day, the less effective our decision making becomes.

Having a generic routine for the Working Weekdays will save your mental energy for more important decisions that are bound to come up in your work as a Real Estate agent.

You’ll get into a flow of the routine and by doing so, you’ll hit all the most important areas in your career even when you’re running on auto-pilot.  (Of course, many realtors work on Weekends in some fashion, but that takes a different schedule that I’m saving for another post.)

Here are my top tips for your daily routine:

1. Personally Start Your Day. Get ready and complete whatever rituals you have.

2. 10 Minutes of Planning. I’m a big believer in this. We have a daily organizational checklist that really gives you a structure. Some do that the night before. Some start the day by looking at that plan.

3. Start With Coaching. If you’re a coaching client, get onto the 1st Fifteen Webinar and Live Q&A Call.

4. Get Immediately Into Action. Start doing the things that you planned to do. (To help this, do your 10 minutes of planning in your office at the first part of the day.) Just remember to stay in your office. Don’t leave. All the things that could be done in your office are best done there in the first part of the day.

Every top agent I’ve spoken to about this says when you get busy and leave your office for the day…it’s very hard to get back and do anything organized.

5. Lunch Smart. Some people try lunching with colleagues or business people; I love that idea. But everyone does things differently.

6. Get On the Town.  After lunch, it’s time to conduct previews of houses to build your business, inspections, CMA street work – driving and walking out to see the houses, knocking on doors.

7. Time for Appointments. Schedule these later in the afternoon and early evening.

Give this routine a try today, and let us know how it goes!  Join the conversation on our Facebook Page.

Hug the ones you love.
Have a great day.
And make sale.

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Comments (3)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Very good topic, Rich!   Create the plan, the night before, and get into Massive Activity!  The more activity the better the results!!  Even if you forget your daily to do list.... CALL people!!

Jul 02, 2015 01:43 AM
Carla Harbert
www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com - Avon, OH
RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area

Staying focused, organized with a plan in mind is best. Great post to remind ALL of us about managing time to stay productive! And yep, I am one of Rich's coaching students - he is the BEST!!

Jul 03, 2015 12:32 AM
Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ
CRS, GRI, SFR

Rich- Have you read the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod?  Tremendous read that I have recommended to numerous colleagues!   One of the main ideas in the book is early morning meditation, which has been a game changer for me!  You have listed some valuable tips as well!  Best- Steve

Jul 06, 2015 01:45 AM