If you want to become a better real estate entrepreneur, then you have to reduce the manual tasks that take up your time, including email. In fact, answering low-value emails is part of the low-value or time-wasting tasks that can take up as much as 30 percent of entrepreneurs’ time. That’s why technology and team members like IFTTT, Gmail plugins and real estate virtual assistants can help automate and take care of these tasks to enhance your productivity. Here’s how:
Automate with Applets Using IFTTT
When you have multiple tasks to complete but not enough time, it’s important to use tools and services to maximize your time. That’s where If This Then That or IFTTT can help. IFTTT is a free service that’s web-based and useful for simplifying task automation. With IFTTT, you connect applications you want to use and automate tasks using small applications called applets to support larger ones.
One way you can use IFTTT is by connecting your Gmail account to your Trello account and create a simple script or what IFTTT refers to as “recipe” to automate creating tasks. For example, you can automatically create a Trello card to funnel sales leads whenever you use your sales label in your Gmail. You can even use an applet to send an email to your Gmail account if you receive a new SMS message on your Android phone. This comes in handy if you get important messages on your business phone when you’re using your computer or another device.