Fun 30 Second Quiz: What’s your Time Management IQ?

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Take this fun quiz to see how well you’re doing at staying organized and managing your time effectively. It’ll take less than 30 seconds to complete. Jot down either true or false for each question and at the end of the quiz,


  1. I follow a daily calendar and task list.     T/F
  2. I use drip marketing programs to automate some of my “keep in touch” work.     T/F
  3. I use listing and closing Activity Plans so nothing falls through the cracks.     T/F
  4. I set up automatic prompts so important meetings, commitments, and activities are not forgotten.     T/F
  5. All of my contacts are managed in one centralized real estate database.     T/F
  6. I manage all of my transactions and active buyers from one centralized location.     T/F
  7. I prioritize my tasks and activities based on level of importance.     T/F
  8. I regularly run reports to understand my business better and define areas of improvement.      T/F
  9. I have the right technology systems in place to help me manage and organize my business.     T/F
  10. I plan ahead.     T/F
  11. I have weekly or monthly goals that I work to achieve.    T/F
  12. I carve out different portions of my day to accomplish different tasks and activities (when possible).     T/F
  13. I record and keep track of the communication history between myself and my clients and prospects.     T/F

How well did you do?

9-13 true answers: You’re doing very well when it comes to organization and time management. You’re proactive and have your business under control. Great job! However, unless you got all 13 answers correctly, there’s still some room for improvement.

8-5 true answers: You’re doing some things right when it comes to organization and time management, and you likely have a lot under control. Try to review the statements you answered “false” to and see what changes you can make to improve.

Less than 5 true answers: There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done, but don’t fret! It’s easy to make needed changes to get more organized. Start with using a good CRM for Agents. It’s the foundation to getting and staying organized and managing your time effectively. It’s also the basis for building that coveted referrals and repeat business.

How many “true” answers did you circle? What do you do to stay organized? Please leave a comment below!

Are you in dire need of getting yourself more organized, keeping in touch with your contacts and managing your time better? Try IXACT Contact free for 5 weeks. It’s easy, convenient, mobile and will help shape you into a better real estate agent.

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rich,
Time Management is a huge problem for many agents. Systems and a way to deal with the constant interruptions and distractions each day presents is critical.

Feb 18, 2020 05:51 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Rich - thanks to Carol Williams and her SCS Second Chance Saturday post today, I was introduced to this post and to you.  Just as you "promised" it was quick and easy.  Not painful at all.  

Feb 22, 2020 05:38 AM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you for this post. It was quick and easy and I found I have room for improvement!

Feb 22, 2020 05:53 AM #3
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Yes, quick and easy to find out that there is still room for improvements. Running your daily life with a system like yours seems to be a great way to stay on top of it all.

Feb 22, 2020 06:08 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rich. It took me a minute or two to figure out what T/F was. Other than that...... a good one.

Feb 22, 2020 06:43 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I think, overall, we're doing pretty well. The weekly goal, is certainly one we can add to the list. I can see that it could be helpful. 

Feb 22, 2020 06:48 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Rich Gaasenbeek - thank you for this checklist.  It certainly is a worthwile goal to set.

Feb 22, 2020 07:18 AM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Rich:

Thanks for the checklist - not surprisingly I have room for improvement, and you've given me some things to think about.


Feb 22, 2020 04:49 PM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

After 30 years I earned my merit badge with all of these being true.

Feb 23, 2020 07:30 AM #9
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

9-13 true answers: I'm doing very well when it comes to organization and time management. I'm proactive and have my business under control. Great job Thomas (LOL)! No matter the score, there’s still some room for improvement. Fun post.

Feb 25, 2020 07:03 PM #10
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Thanks Rich for this informative post and great checklist.

Feb 25, 2020 07:45 PM #11
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Great post!  I am doing well, however there is room for improvement.  Thank you for sharing a fun way to do a self check. 

Feb 26, 2020 04:47 AM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great post now we can all become Pinocchio's:)  and  tell tall lets be honest and turn the tables Do You do all of this? I do not, Endre

p.s.: I feel bad for Sheila Anderson  about the T & F :))))))))))))

Feb 26, 2020 10:07 PM #13
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

This was a great post. Tere is always room for improvement and i was happy to see where i can make more growth. Thanks!

Feb 27, 2020 09:01 AM #14
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