When business gets hectic, you have to ask yourself: Are you truly productive or just busy? Often, we mistake busyness for productivity. Just because your day is filled with activity doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of your time. Instead of wishing for an extra hour or two in each day, take control of your time and boost your productivity.
Set goals. Goals are critical to business success. They give you a target to aim for to help you streamline your focus. Set ambitious goals and then create smaller milestones to reach along the way. As you achieve milestones, you’ll become much closer to achieving your goals. Did you know that Referral Maker CRM can help you set goals for your business and other areas of your life as well? It’s true! You can set and track your goals all in one spot.
Prioritize your day. When your priorities are set, you know what you need to get done during the day. Many of us create to-do lists, only to grow frustrated when we can’t seem to cross anything off. We get distracted by everything else that arises during the day and put off the tasks that truly drive our businesses. Instead of spending time handling the fires that arise or less important time-consuming tasks, prioritizing your day gives the tasks of top importance the attention they deserve. Select the top one or two activities that have to get done each day, then once those are finished, move on to the next most important tasks. Referral Maker CRM can help you prioritize your tasks, relationships and your day overall.
Block out your day. One of the biggest complaints people have is they don’t have enough time to focus on the important tasks. Time blocking allows you to carve out that time. Block out 60- to 90-minute chunks of time throughout your day and add 15- to 20-minute breaks in-between each block. Dedicate one task per time block to ensure you complete your top priorities of the day. The break times will help your brain to relax so you can focus on the next task.
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Although you may consider yourself a very social person, there may be times when picking up the phone to call your clients may make you a bit anxious. Even the most seasoned agents suffer a bit of nerves when calling clients, especially new referrals. Why? The fear of rejection! However, when you work by referral, your leads are warm; they want to hear from you! Additionally, calling your clients isn’t like a transactional agent cold calling, hunting for the next lead. Since you already have a relationship with your clients, calling them is an exercise in checking in with them. Here are three tips to make your calls more effective: Continue reading
When you login to Referral Maker CRM, you may notice something’s different. What is it? We’ve just unrolled a new round of enhancements to improve your experience and make you even more productive and efficient! Continue reading
When you work relationally, your relationships are your business. One of the best ways to build trust and relationships with your clients is to offer outstanding customer service. Once your clients like and trust you, they’ll be more likely to refer you to their family and friends. The best time to ask for a referral is when you’re working with your clients on a transaction; however, the second best time is now. Since you’re likely busy closing deals and connecting with your clients more often at this time of year, you have many opportunities to ask for referrals. Every time a client refers you, be sure to show your appreciation. Here’s how: Continue reading
The home buying process can be stressful, especially if your clients haven’t purchased a home before. Although they may have all the information they could ever imagine at their fingertips on their smartphones, they lack the expertise you have to interpret it all. Working with first-time homebuyers gives you the chance to show off your knowledge, skills and experience while building the foundation for a lasting business relationship. Here are three ways to help your first-time buyers through the real estate process. Continue reading
Midsummer is the perfect time to review your goals and your progress toward them. Are you on track to achieving all you hope to this year? Checking in with your goals is only one of the reviews to do at this time of year. Here’s a list of ways to ensure you stay on track in your business. Continue reading
Have you ever wished you could add another hour or two to your day? If you’re overwhelmed by all the tasks on your ever-growing to-do list, it’s time to step back and assess how you work. The most successful people understand their to-do list will only grow longer; however, by focusing on their priorities, they’re able to maintain productivity and get more out of each day. Luckily, Referral Maker CRM can help you take control of your time and to-do list. Continue reading
Providing value to your clients is one of the best ways to stand out in your market, or any market, for that matter. While many transactional agents only focus on getting the next deal, agents who work by referral are always looking for ways to serve their clients better and build your relationships. By providing value, you not only stay on your clients’ minds, you also reinforce your expertise. Here are five ways to provide value to your clients. Continue reading
Working by referral is all about serving your clients and giving them the highest level of service possible. The best service addresses the needs of your clients and may help you show your expertise. How do you know what your clients need? Listen! People reveal a lot during the course of a conversation. It’s important to be present and listen to what they’re telling you. Continue reading
The monthly mailing was created to help you stay connected with your clients each month and give you an opportunity to contact them. Similarly, the eReport was developed as a follow-up tool to help you stay in touch. When you send it each month, you’ll boost the effectiveness of your marketing flyer, and when leveraged with the stacking effect, will help you deepen your relationships with your clients. Here’s how the eReport can make your marketing more effective: Continue reading