If you’re like most agents, you want to be more productive, and to do so you may churn out longer hours at the office, working without breaks or time off. For a short time, we may convince ourselves that we’re getting more done. In actuality, the longer hours are causing us to sacrifice our time with our loved ones, sleep less and stress more. Soon, we realize despite all of our busyness, we’re not seeing the results we want and are too frustrated, tired and burned out to keep going. The reality is, productivity doesn’t hinge on long hours, it hinges on using your time wisely and, most importantly, making time for rest. Here are five things you can do to boost your productivity. Continue reading
Many agents work tirelessly, often skipping lunch and staying late, to check off all the boxes on the day’s to-do list. They repeat the cycle day in and day out for weeks at a time and then wonder why they’re feeling burned out and tired all the time. They may also wonder why they’re not seeing results. The more you work the better the results you’ll have, right? Not so much. The key to productivity isn’t working more; it’s being smarter with the hours you have. It’s about creating structure, delegating tasks and embracing the word “no” all to help you manage your energy so you can give your clients the best service you offer. Continue reading
If you want to be more productive, you don’t have to make sweeping changes at work or in your life—you can become more productive one small habit at a time. After all, the most successful people in the real estate industry aren’t born more productive than their peers. They don’t have a secret formula that makes them more productive. Instead, they’ve developed their habits over time in order to become more productive. Here are five habits to help you get started. Continue reading
How productive is your team? Sure, they may look busy, but do you know how much they’re getting done each day? There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. Many of us are ‘busy’—that is, we work tirelessly from the moment we get into the office. However, we may be so busy trying to put out fires that we don’t get around to doing the activities that drive our business. When you’re productive, you complete your priorities for the day and don’t get sidetracked by the unexpected issues that arise. So, is your team productive or just busy? Here’s how to find out. Continue reading
The first quarter is the ideal time to generate a large share of your leads for the year. Why? Your motivation is high, your clients are starting to think about getting involved in the housing market and you’re still feeling social from the holidays. When you work by referral, generating leads is a social process which puts you in contact with your favorite clients. Here are a few tips to help you optimize the process this quarter. Continue reading
When you improve your mind, you’ll improve your business. The more time you set aside for personal and professional growth and development, the more successful you’ll be in your business. It’s true—the most successful real estate professionals understand that in order to offer you clients the highest level of service, it’s vital to keep one’s skills sharp, habits good and attitude positive. Here’s how: Continue reading
It’s the beginning of the year, a time when many of us set goals for our businesses and personal lives. However, many people will forget about these goals within a few months because they haven’t made SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific and written, Measurable, have an Achievable outcome, are Realistic in time and skill and are Time-based. These goals tap into your strengths to help you achieve the numbers you want to this year in regards to closings, leads and referrals. Here’s how to set them.
1. Picture success. Visualization is a powerful tool that allows you to focus on the most important aspects of success. It’s more than choosing an arbitrary number to shoot for—it involves seeing how achieving your goals will impact your life. When you take the time to see every detail of the future you’d like to live, it can motivate you to achieve your goals.
2. Break it down. Goals are easier to achieve when they’re broken down into smaller pieces. Break down your large goals into smaller goals, including 10-day goals and 3 month goals. Think of these goals as milestones that will keep you motivated and will make achieving your goals a bit easier.
3. Track. We can’t stress enough the importance of tracking. When you document your activities and results, you create a clearer picture of your progress and provide motivation when you need it most.
We created Referral Maker® CRM to make it easy and fun to work by referral. Referral Maker allows you to do more than document your connections with your database, you can track your activities, plan your business and even set and manage goals for your business and life. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more and get on track to achieve your goals this year.
Want to make sure your team is on track to reach their goals this year? With Referral Maker® CRM for Teams, you can generate powerful new reports that provide insight into your team’s productivity, transactions and lead progress. No more wondering what your team your team is up to and how many transactions they have in the pipelines. Just open the correct report and get all the information you need, in real time. Continue reading
The wait is over! We’re excited to launch the Referral Maker® CRM Team Dashboard, available for purchase in November 18. This all-new Teams feature is designed to give you powerful insight into performance of your team every day. Continue reading
As we head into the last quarter of the year, are you on track to meeting your goals? Whether you’ve managed to stay on track or you’ve fallen off course, let Referral Maker CRM help you get and stay on the path to success. If success is on your agenda this year, read on: Continue reading