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5 Minutes to Empower the Rest of Your Day (and a good habit to get into)

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Greater Princeton

This is simple enough and probably something you may have heard before in the past. If so, then take this as a good reminder: Commit to making one 'difficult' call within the first few minutes of your day EVERY DAY. You know the call I'm talking about. Maybe it's to the irate seller, maybe to tell the buyer that there's a problem with the mortgage, maybe it's a FSBO or expired that you never seem to get to call. Go ahead and make THAT call first. Do the one call that you FEAR the most; the one that causes you anxiety.

The result is threefold: you'll get over that fear real quick; you'll actually accomplish something; and you'll feel like the rest of the day is a breeze (instead of having an unpleasant task hanging over you).

Still find it difficult to do? Think for a minute the absolute worse that can happen if you do it. Then think of the best and most probable thing that will happen. I think you'll see the benefit far outweighs the fear.
Bryan King
Ascent Home Loans - Simpsonville, SC

Great post!!!  I have that problem every once in awhile.  Don't want to tell that client that they don't qualify for that loan.  Can't get the loan because they left out the fact they went bankrupt six months ago, they didn't do their taxes the last three years, etc.  You just have to go ahead and do it, but nicely.  Maybe they'll qualify 6 months from now.  As you can guess, I am a loan officer, but we go through the same things as realtors when it comes to irate clients!!  Take care, and good luck in your career!

Jun 30, 2008 05:16 AM
Jackie Cross
Real Living All Florida Realty - Port St Lucie, FL

Great advise, Get that hard one out of the way and your day does not just go smoother it will be more productive.  Without the fear of procrastination you will just move forward faster.

Jun 30, 2008 05:26 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi James,

I enjoyed your post.  Good idea, I'll give it a try.  Have a great week.  Michael A. Caruso

Jun 30, 2008 05:27 AM
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
Realtor

You have a point. get it done early and move on. i will apply this in the am.

Jun 30, 2008 01:38 PM
Asiyah Ali
Asiyah Ali, Broker/Owner - Virginia Beach, VA
Associate Broker

Greetings from Virginia Beach!

I love this!!! How many times have this been suggested but the way you put it, simply and to the point.  I actually will do it first thing! THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Jun 30, 2008 02:52 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

This also works for door knocking, the first door always seems to be hardest to knock on but, when they always seem to answer with a smile, it is real easy to go on to the next one.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Jul 01, 2008 05:49 PM
Brian Solinsky
Keller Williams Realty - Puyallup, WA
CDPE, CNE, ABR

Great idea. I'll have to give it a try tomorrow morning.

Jul 08, 2008 05:52 PM
Laura T. Perry
Keller Williams Elite - Lancaster, PA
CRP, GMS, Award Winning Relocation Specialist

Interesting. Pls. view our Re/Max RELO message -  http://actvra.in/4jHG

Aug 06, 2014 09:21 AM