5 Ways to Stay Organized and Motivated as a Realtor

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Achieving success in the real estate industry is difficult for many reasons, but staying organized and motivated are two of the most tricky to maintain. After all, this industry requires you to be on call practically 24/7! The good news is that there are a few things you can do to stay organized and motivated as a realtor. Below, we've compiled five ways to stay on top of your game and conquer the real estate market.

  1. Develop multiple income streams

Any successful entrepreneur will first tell you to develop multiple income streams as early as possible. This is a common theme throughout many businesses. As a realtor, it's critical to have multiple income streams. This way, you're able to offset any losses that come from your business. It's important to remember that you're not entitled to a commission on every sale you make, which is something most new Realtors need to realize. 

  1. Set time boundaries

Another important strategy for staying organized and motivated as a realtor is setting time boundaries. When you get home from work at the end of the day, you must put an end to your workday. While you can still answer emails and text messages, it's also important to set a reasonable time when you will no longer do so. The benefit of setting a hard stop for yourself is that it forces you to separate your personal life from your business life. This goes back to developing multiple income streams; if you're able to create multiple sources of income as early as possible, then this should allow you the freedom to have a flexible schedule where work and life balance isn't an issue.

  1. Build your business statement

This is a critical step to take as a realtor, but it's often overlooked. When building your business statement, it's very important to think comprehensively. For example, how many homes have you sold in the past three months? Have you made a profit or loss? What are your goals for this year and next year?

It's also important to consider what resources you're willing to invest in yourself and your business. Think about the time you spent learning new technology programs or any other methods used by other successful realtors in the field. These things should all be considered when building your mission statement, as they will help determine where your focus is ultimately going to be.

  1. Build your brand

Building your brand as a realtor is an important step because it will help set you apart from other realtors in your local area. Branding aims to position yourself as a resource for people looking for real estate services, allowing you to create a good reputation quickly.

  1. Keep track of your accolades

The final step in staying organized and motivated as a realtor is keeping track of your accolades. You will undoubtedly run into many instances where you need to identify how you've been successful. It's important to keep track of this information, as it can motivate you in the future. Many realtors make the mistake of not taking this step by simply relying on their memory, which is not a good idea for an experienced Realtor.

Being an organized and motivated realtor can be challenging, especially when you have to do it on your own. However, by following the steps above, you can vastly improve your chances of staying motivated and organized as a realtor.

Comments (6)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good post.

6. Pick up the phone and reach out to friends, family, past clients. It will work, one just has to set apart the time. 

Dec 01, 2022 02:41 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Dawn Castell these are very valuable list of ways for to stay organized and motivated as a Realtor.

Dec 01, 2022 04:32 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I often wonder why these tactics are not taught in high school, perhaps at the freshman level to steer students to achieve success. 

Dec 01, 2022 08:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dawn, they should teach this in real estate school, and maybe agents would last longer than two years.

Dec 02, 2022 05:43 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Inspiring!  Realtors must be self motivated to get in this business--after all, it is your own business --  keeping yourself on track is crucial

Dec 03, 2022 09:48 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

These are very important strategies to be successful in any business.  Thank you for sharing these.  Wishing you the best in your success as you build your streams!

Dec 05, 2022 06:22 PM