How to Be a Better Realtor® Next Year Than You Are Today

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Great stuff here if you missed it. My coach is all about "Routine is the new sexy" and I've got to get back into mine, and improve it more. 

I also highly recommend "Take The Stairs" by Rory Vaden and "Mind over Market" by Tamara Dorris.

Hard to keep up with the reading, the blogging, the Facebook LIVE videos, shreek........

Original content by Nadine Larder BRE# 01392374

Sit back for a moment and think about your real estate business. Are you improving? Are you growing? Or are you just barely making it, surviving from moment to moment?

Unless you’re planning to get out of the real estate business soon, it’s important to be a better agent at this time next year than you are today. The question is, what steps can you take to improve your skills? And where can you find the time?

Find the Time to Grow with Routines

There’s an incredible book series called The Miracle Morning, and they’ve produced a book specifically focused on real estate agents. The key with Miracle Morning is that it shows you how to create a routine. Part of the morning routine is taking time to read self-development books and journal the insights you gain.

A routine of any sort allows you to save your mental energy for important decisions in your day. They also create habits that streamline specific parts of your day, which save you time and help you incorporate new practices – like becoming a better Realtor®.

Read Books That Help You Improve

There are so many books you can read that will help you grow and develop as a Realtor®. The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller is a classic and worth reading more than once.

You can also read books that help you focus on mindset, such as The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and Reinventing Yourself by Steve Chandler.

Finally, reading books that help you with the skills you need to be a great agent will also help you grow. Two of my favorites are Just Listen by Mark Goulston and The Go Giver by Bob Burg.

Take Action on What You Learn!

There’s only so much that learning will do for you. What’s vital is to act on what you learn. There are three ways to approach this.

The first way you can act on new insights is to pick one thing every day that you want to bring into your day. It can be an insight you gained in your reading time during your morning routine, something that someone mentioned to you the day before, or anything else you’d like. By taking one new action a day, you can test new ideas and see what works for you.

The second method involves creating new habits. If you have something you’d like to do on a regular basis, work on incorporating it into your life by stacking it with an existing habit. For instance, after you walk into your office every day, do your new action first, before starting with the rest of your day.

Finally, you can focus on trying to be 5% better in one area today than you were yesterday. What can you do to make your marketing calls 5% better? How can your social media outreach be 5% better? How can your farming efforts be 5% better? By becoming just 5% better today than you were yesterday, you can get incredible gains over the course of a year.

 

I’d like to hear from you – what are you doing to be a better agent at this time next year? Head over to the Printerbees Facebook page and let us know!

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Comments (3)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you for the reading suggestions Thom Abbott and have a good day today.

May 21, 2017 08:47 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Great choice for a reblog...thanks for bringing it to our attention. 

May 21, 2017 10:32 AM
Randy Hilman REALTOR® Associate Broker
Randy Hilman Homes - Moultonborough, NH
Guide & Mentor to Home Buyers & Sellers

Hi Thom Abbott.  Thank you for the reblog.  I committed myself this year to two books a month. The piece by Nadene Larder has given me my reading list through August. 

May 21, 2017 11:53 AM