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.
Referral Maker CRM was designed to help you get more done each day. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more.
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
In January, motivation is at its peak, so begin to take advantage of the momentum now. If you harness your energy now, and revisit what makes you motivated throughout the year, you’ll be sure to achieve all your goals. Continue reading
Is one of you goals to become even more successful in 2018? Now is when many agents and brokers begin to think about what they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Whether or not you’ll succeed in achieving those goals depends on the habits you’ve developed over your career. Your habits do more than help you succeed; they also decide how effective and efficient you are as an agent. If you want to improve, look at your habits first. Continue reading
While many real estate professionals would like to make more money each year, they may find that their bank accounts aren’t filling up as quickly as they’d like, despite closing more deals. They may scratch their heads and wonder where all the money went. Even the best salesman can find himself behind the eight ball when it comes to making ends meet and building a successful business. When you don’t have the luxury of a steady paycheck, it’s important to make the money you do earn stretch to cover the lean times. Although creating a budget is important, it’s only part of the solution. The other part is tracking your expenses. Keeping track of what you spend means you can keep more of what you earn, which in turn helps your business thrive financially. It’s important to develop a tracking habit so that when you get busy, you’re still able to make time to record and update your expenses. Continue reading
Many people set goals for their businesses and other areas of their lives in January, only to forget all about them by March. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. After all, you set goals for a reason—to help you live the life you want to live and run the business of your dreams. If you’ve fallen off track, now is the perfect time to recommit to your goals. 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.
Do you want to be more successful in 2017? Taking time to plan now allows you to adopt the habits you’ll need to succeed before the New Year begins. This allows you to get a jump on 2017 and start the year right. Here are seven tips to help you become more effective, efficient and successful in the coming year. Continue reading
Although working for yourself gives you freedom, it also “frees” you from the security of a steady paycheck. As a real estate professional, your income relies on how often you close a transaction. Some months may have a record number of closings while other months have one or two. Many transactions go smoothly; however, when there’s a hiccup, it often delays the closing, and subsequently, your commission. While your income may not be predictable, it is possible to achieve your financial dreams if you earn like a pro. Here’s how: 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