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5 Habits That Make You a Less Productive Realtor


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Do you ever feel that you are running around all day trying to get things done, yet never manage to accomplish anything? Here are some tips that will help improve your productivity! every single day.

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5 Habits That Make You a Less Productive Realtor

  1. 1. 5 Habits That Make You a Less Productive REALTOR
  2. 2. 2 Habit 1: Beginning your day in a frenzy.  Do you rush around the house, down a cup of coffee, and barely leave time to brush your teeth?  Lots of us are in the habit of hitting the snooze button a few too many times and rushing through the house in semi-panicked chaos.  This hectic morning habit takes a toll on your well-being and productivity for the day. Problem
  3. 3. 3 Habit 1: Beginning your day in a frenzy.  Set your alarm 10-30 minutes earlier to break the manic morning habit.  Take some time to breathe before you start your day.  Choose your outfit and prepare your lunch the night before to relieve your morning stress. You’ll begin your day feeling calmer, more centered, and more industrious. Solution
  4. 4. 4 Habit 2: Working Without Structure  It’s harder to focus on a task without a defined list in place to structure your work day or week.  You tend to focus on whichever project is easiest or most urgent without mapping out other important items that also need to be completed. Problem
  5. 5. 5 Habit 2: Working Without Structure  Structure your day with a “to-do” list and review it each morning  Focus on the items on your list and tackle something challenging first thing in the morning. Solution: use a “to-do” list A good real estate CRM will come equipped with a task list. It will even send you reminders of when it’s time to check off an item!
  6. 6. 6 Habit 3: Overdoing the Multitasking  Research at the University of Michigan showed that a 3 second distraction can lead to double the mistakes in your work.  Working on two tasks at the same time can result in poor cognitive performance on both tasks  For a real estate agent who is working with sensitive timelines, financial documents, and tight schedules, you want to avoid as many errors as possible Problem
  7. 7. 7 Habit 3: Overdoing the Multitasking  Resist the urge to work on multiple tasks at the same time and try “singletasking” one important thing before moving on to the next. Your work will be more accurate and your productivity will increase! Solution: “Singletasking”
  8. 8. 8 Habit 4: Postponing dealing with something.  Do you skim email and think “I’ll deal with that later”? Suddenly, it’s weeks later and you still haven’t responded to it?  Postponing tasks is a time vacuum that many of us fall in to. Problem
  9. 9. 9 Habit 4: Postponing dealing with something.  When you deal with an item only once, it frees up your mind to move on to more pressing issues, and increases your potential to be productive. Solution: deal with items only once
  10. 10. 10 Habit 5. Manually carrying out tasks.  Do you spend time frantically trying to find a past client’s phone number, or attempting to respond to web leads via email?  Tasks like these are unavoidable, but they don’t have to dominate your entire day! Problem
  11. 11. 11 Solution: Choose a Real Estate CRM  Take advantage of the automated features to free up your time  A good CRM can send follow-up emails to leads and assign them to a drip email nurture campaign, so your new leads are receiving communications from you without you having to type them out  Automated task reminders will ensure you’re not forgetting any important to-do’s
  12. 12. 12 Takeaways  Feeling productive can alleviate stress and improve your overall well-being.  Structure your day more efficiently with a task list, focus on a single task at a time, and deal with tasks just one time.  Perhaps most importantly, find the right real estate CRM that can help you get better organized and automate many of your important tasks.
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