EVERYBODY POOPS: Real Estate Tasks You Can Do From the John

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Do you remember a simpler time, when you could go into the bathroom without an electronic device and be perfectly content with conducting your business? Some of us used to have magazines to gain additional knowledge during the time spent just sitting. And now we have social media, angry birds, and youtube videos to help pass the time. An important aspect of time management is using your time effectively...all your time...soooo....


Here Are Some Real Estate Tasks You Can Do While in the Bathroom:

1. Text Messages

How many times a day do you go to the bathroom? Don't answer that, it's rhetorical. Could you commit yourself to sending one text message a day from one of your regular visits? Imagine sending 365 "just checking in" text messages in a year, and how much business that could generate. Challenge yourself to that. Obviously not all 365 texts will lead to a sale, but at least one of them will...and many of them can lead to a referral.

2. Replying to Emails

Most people will instinctively respond to emails the first thing in the morning. It is good to set a time aside specifically for email, and nothing else. What if you could multitask? Spend some time looking through your inbox, and replying to specific messages. Doing it on the throne can clear up your schedule for more important business.

3. Sharing Engaging or Valuable Content on Social Media

There is certainly no official study on the percentage of social media posts that are published from the toilet, because not everybody will admit that they do. The fact is, a good amount of social media consumption will take place in two locations: In the bed right after waking up/before going to bed + On the toilet. Some agents will slip when it comes to social media posting consistency. Well...what if you were to commit to doing one post per day, from the solace of your washroom?

4. Reading Articles

There is so much information on the internet and it can be overwhelming. Ambitious knowledge seekers use their smartphone as a proxy for a magazine. You can use this time learning new skills, brushing up on old ones, or researching more onto particular subjects. Not an expert at Search Engine Optimization? You can read about that in the restroom. Need to find a way to generate more seller leads? Need advice on how to better run an Open House? There are articles for that, and plenty of time can be spent reading those articles.


How about you? Who here uses their toilet as a remote office, and what type of work do you accomplish? Let us know in the comments below!


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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Gotta say this is certainly thinking outside of the box, but INSIDE the John! Funny and creative. I don't do any of these, actually. 

Jan 09, 2019 07:13 PM #1
David Smith
Brokers Guild Classic - Lakewood, CO
Residential and Commercial Broker

I like the creative Title and the approach to time management, sit, think, and ... 

Jan 09, 2019 08:21 PM #2
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Apparently I must be the exception....    I continue to work, even on the john.    Haven't conquered the shower time yet, but I am sure that will be in the future!

Jan 10, 2019 05:12 AM #3
Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Everyone also needs down time and I think this is a good spot for down time! I don't bring my phone in because if it rings, I am not going to answer it!

Jan 10, 2019 11:31 AM #4
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So funny.  I always have my phone in my bathroom while getting ready for work!

Jan 14, 2019 06:33 PM #5
Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Bringing buyers and sellers together!

Whilst habitating in the bathroom (with almost all hard surfaces for sound to bounce around around) you should take special care when talking on the phone.  And the most important thing to remember, if creating something special (if it's yellow, let it mellow) or (if it's brown flush it down) remember where you are at in the cycle of life and DON"T FLUSH!

Jun 28, 2019 08:05 PM #6
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