Build a Routine to Guide Your Success

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No one is going to argue that being a realtor isn’t a 24/7 career choice. You have to be available day and night for your clients, you spend time networking at breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Even weekend community events are on the schedule to help you stay relevant in your community and keep your face in front of people.

Real estate people tend to be great jogglers and re-schedulers to make the most of their time and sales efforts. But you can save significant amounts of time by creating, and sticking to, a daily routine that helps you to focus on the big picture while still leaving time to handle the smaller details and be able to put out the fires when needed.

Start to create your new routine by blocking your day into morning, afternoon and evening periods. Write down for each time block a list of the things you know you do every day, and also the things you’d like to be able to do, in each time period.

Next, give each item in the time period block a value between 1 and 5 where 1 is extremely important and 5 not so much. Those number ones should take precedent over almost any other activity in that time period. It could be checking email, returning phone calls, working on marketing materials, whatever is most important to you to be accomplished at that time, on a regular basis.

You can help yourself to focus by only checking your email in its allotted time and the same goes for returning phone calls, posting and reading social media, and researching new marketing methods.

Once you begin blocking your day into manageable time periods you’ll find it easier to focus on the task at hand and less likely that you’ll be wasting time on half-finished projects or jumping from one item to the next without giving it the attention it needs.

When you are comfortable with the scheduled routine for your daily to-do list of tasks you’ll find that you have a lot more time to handle whatever else comes up and your effective productivity will increase, without being busy and accomplishing little at the end of the day.

There is only 168 hours in a week, start using that time more efficiently.