Time Management & Priorities, observations of a Beverly Hills Realtor

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Having been a Realtor for over twenty-four plus years, I have learned early in my Real Estate career, that the most important challenge any Realtor faces is ‘Time Management and Proper Prioritization of their Tasks’.

This business can be chaotic, especially if one does not know how to master the priorities of the business in an efficient manner. Keeping it in mind, this is a universal and a common thread of the real estate profession. It does not matter if you are a Beverly Hills Realtor or a Los Angeles Realtor the principles remain the same.

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 As, Winston Churchill once said “…you create your own universe as you go along…”  I find that, this is such a spot-on observation and so true in Real Estate. I am a firm believer, that you need determination, as well as you must have the proper mental attitude and resilience, just like a US Army Infantry Officer. If you do not have these attributes, you are destined to face a difficult road ahead, hence you need to be mentally prepared and have the grit to survive. These all need to be in line, well before you can prosper. My compressed advice is:  the faster you incorporate these attributes into your life, the quicker you will have a successful mindset.

As R Buckminster Fuller once said, “Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable”. My point being, buyers and sellers, as well as people who are inquiring about a property do not know what is going on in your life, or what has just has transpired prior to their call to you. They are expecting solid advice and answers to their questions, hence it is critical that the one per cent they see or hear is positive and helpful.

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Equally important, is to have a balance in your personal life. Often this is just as difficult to achieve, because of the same reasons: Real Estate can be very disruptive in our personal life too, if we do not manage it properly.

For me, the advances in technology over the years have become a huge help. They made it possible for me to be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. This is mostly possible by having a great laptop, a fantastic smart phone and a comfortable car with a great navigation system to name a few. Keep in mind, in case you did not know, I started my real estate career with a beeper and having to run to a pay-phone with dimes.

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Just to give my most current example of work life balance:  today, I was in Malibu taking pictures of my latest ocean view land listing with my smart phone and Diane joined me for the ride. On the way back, we stopped in Marina Del Rey for lunch, creating balance in work and life.

If you are looking for a Client Service Oriented Realtor in the Los Angeles area who has a strong grasp of his priorities, please reach out to me directly!

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  you know that you are right again:)Endre

Oct 24, 2017 07:11 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  I have been on a Bloody Mary quest trying to find the best one and this one was up there:))Endre

Oct 24, 2017 07:13 PM #21
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Hi Endre

Love this post! You clearly have a good system in place, great technology, and the right philosophy. Knowing what the priorities are, and dealing with them appropriately, is essential. And clients expect and deserve this!

Jeff

Oct 24, 2017 10:32 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti  learned it in Ranger School & West Point:))Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:36 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  indeed that does happen once in a while, try not to but that is just how it is, Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:37 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe it is not easy:))Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:38 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider  it was a good Bloody Mary indeed:))Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:39 PM #26
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Steffy Hristova there is a reason why:))) Coastal Commission & Hillside ordinance and three years later maybe you will be building:))Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:40 PM #27
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  you made me laugh and I find s.. serious... at the same time if you liked the pictures all three were taken with my smart phone, when it comes to professional photography I subcontract that... for this one I felt it was sufficient to use my phone for starters:)Endre

Oct 24, 2017 10:42 PM #28
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You are so right Endre Barath, Jr. I remember those days with the dimes, though not from real estate.  I was a court reporter at the time and at each break in the testimony, everyone would run for a pay phone - with dimes!  

Oct 25, 2017 03:47 AM #29
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Endre, It is all about balance and setting the priorities that are good for you and your business.  Thanks for sharing that great example of blending your work and private life in one road trip. Cheers!

Oct 25, 2017 10:35 AM #30
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Endre it's important to remember balance is like trying to find the non-moving spot on a teeter-totter.

Oct 26, 2017 10:35 PM #31
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Sharon Tara  yes lunch is important, especially when you drag your significant other out:) my drink was an appetizer:))Endre

Oct 26, 2017 10:39 PM #32
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Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner  funny you should say that, my ocean photo has attracted a lot of inquiries of my listing and Instagram was very positive of my Bloody Mary:))Endre

Oct 26, 2017 10:40 PM #33
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Endre Barath, Jr. - I'm glad tools have changed too. Once upon a time I was a Recuriter and had a pager. It was always and forever going off and I didn't own a cell phone. Thank goodness for better technology today than yesterday. Your illustration around focus and time management is critical to succeed. Clearly, no matter what type of technology is present or lacking, you have used time management proficiently and you will continue to succeed. 

Oct 27, 2017 06:21 AM #34
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Okay, so that's some blog fodder I could really enjoy, Endre - "The Best-of-the-Best Bloody Marys in LA!"

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Oct 28, 2017 10:15 PM #35
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Dick Greenberg  yes clients can sometimes force us to 'reprioritize" the list:)) Endre

Oct 28, 2017 10:25 PM #36
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George Souto  I tend to be a brutal time blocker and that usually makes things go smoother, Endre

Oct 28, 2017 10:27 PM #37
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI  so many things we did in those days and  now we reflect back and just say "wow how did we do it?",Endre

Oct 28, 2017 11:02 PM #38
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Flexibility of time is of utmost importance to me.  That does mean we have to decide who we are and how we are going to proceed with life because no one else is making that decision for the real estate agent.  I love it that way.  Don and I usually have lunch together every day.  Our granddaughter works for us and has a 9 mo old who comes to the office with her.  I get baby time daily and wouldn't trade my life for anyone else's. 

Dec 10, 2017 02:17 PM #39
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