Have you ever gone home at the end of the day, wondering where the time went and frustrated because you barely made a dent in your to-do list? It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. The secret to having a more productive day isn’t to create more to-do lists or to start earlier or to give up dinner with your family so you can work more. Instead, it’s much simpler than that—it all boils down to scheduling your day. Sure, it doesn’t sound high-tech or fancy, but this one single change will help you get more done each day so you can be more successful. Continue reading
When you work by referral, lead generation and relationship building go hand-in-hand. Many agents upload their databases to their CRMs, like Referral Maker® CRM and sort it once, never going back to reprioritize their people as relationships change and evolve. As a result, they may spread themselves too thin as they try to spend a lot of time with everyone. Now, you may say, “I don’t have time to sort my database—I’m far too busy!” the reality is, you’ll be far busier if you don’t take the time to prioritize your relationships, then if you set aside time to do it. Continue reading
Sending your marketing flyers and eReports each month is only the beginning of your marketing system. While doing this is sure to keep you on the top of your clients’ minds, there’s so much more to do! If you want to improve the chances of staying on the minds of your clients, here are a few tips. Continue reading
Do you have a daily routine? If you do, you’re well on your way to success. If you don’t (yet), you may want to adopt one. Routines are the habits you do without consciously thinking about them each day, like brushing your teeth or making your morning coffee. Referral Maker® real estate CRM is a tool that can help you stick to routines that boost your productivity, streamline your day and achieve your goals. Here are three reasons to adopt a positive routine today and how Referral Maker CRM can help. Continue reading
Although most real estate agents and brokers wish they could be more efficient during their workdays, many of them find it difficult to create a plan for their day and stick with it. Sure, they have their excuses: “My days vary so much it would be impossible to plan them,” “I need to have the freedom to deal with situations that pop up,” “I have so much to do that I don’t even know where to begin to plan,” etc. While it’s impossible for most to plan their schedules down to the minute, the most successful professionals are able to plan their days with their priorities in mind, which gives them the ability to work smarter. Professionals who plan tend to find more success than their schedule-phobic counterparts. Here are three benefits of planning your schedule. Continue reading
How do you feel about planning?
a. Planning is great. I always know what I have to do each day.
b. Planning is okay. I know I need to do it, but I don’t always remember.
c. Planning is a drag. I know I should do it, but it just cramps my style. I hate being told what to do even if I’m the one telling me what to do.
If you answered B or C, this post is intended to change your perception of planning. Scheduling is not a prison sentence, nor will it infringe upon your freedom. On the contrary, scheduling allows you to enjoy more freedom in your day. It also allows you to focus on your priorities so that you can be more productive and get more done. That’s not so bad, is it? Continue reading
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your Inbox, panicked about a missing document or feel that you don’t get everything done that you want to each day, it’s time to reassess your organizational skills.
Many of us would like to be more organized, but aren’t sure where to start. While organization doesn’t happen overnight, over time one can learn the habits necessary to become more organized. Here are three tips to help you better organize your life and business. Continue reading
If you’re like many real estate agents, you may struggle with time management. Sure, you may feel busy all day, but when you go home for the day, have you accomplished the big tasks you wanted to complete for the day? Whether you work in an office or from home, distractions are all around. And, as a real estate professional, there’s no doubt that fires spring up that demand your attention. It’s these little things that take away our focus on the important tasks that drive our businesses. Here are a few ways to boost your productivity so that you can reach your goals in 2014. Continue reading
As a real estate professional, you probably start your day with a few things that you ‘have to’ get done by day’s end. Then life hits, and your list grows to include about a million and one important and not-to-important tasks, items and random things that you have to remember. It can be hard to stay organized in these conditions, and the upcoming holiday season will make becoming organized imperative. Continue reading