As a Real estate agent, you are inherently busy, often finding yourself on-the-go and always asking where the day went. There is always another contract to be signed, another house to be shown and more activation to be done to generate leads. Yet, certain steps like prioritizing, delegating, utilizing apps like CamScanner as well as setting time aside can not only save time and improve efficiency but also create a more healthy work life balance.
Even for the most successful agents the daily grind can be stressful and overwhelming and improving time management and utilizing key tools can help to minimize this burden.
Here are 4 actions that agents, brokers, and leaders can take advantage of to save time and improve efficiency.
A successful day, week or month begins with a plan. Juggling many housing listings, things consistently come up throughout the day or week that need to be handled, inspections, price reductions, contract signings. Often important tasks that need immediate attention can be lost in the scheme of things.
Prioritizing is key to being successful and efficient. By first listing which goals you are trying to accomplish in the month, week and given day will first allow you to understand what needs to be done. By putting a weight on each of these goals allows you to recognize the importance of each and which one needs more time and attention than others.
Once you have weighted each goal you can create your to-do-list in order of importance, ensuring your day, week and month is well planned out, but also make sure set time aside for emergencies because as we all know, they always come up.
Many agents have difficulty of letting go of control and often try and do everything on their own even if it is the simplest tasks, but delegation is key to simplifying your schedule and allowing you the time to focus on what is most important. There are many tedious tasks in real estate that are simple to complete but very time consuming, it’s important to work with your team, know each other’s skills sets.
This will not only save you more time, but it will help the overall agency operate more smoothly and in return receive more referrals and praise while generating more revenue.
Digital innovation has had a direct impact on how the industry operates these days between online listings, virtual tools, and mobile apps. One app that has one of the largest impacts on multiple fronts to save time is CamScanner, a mobile scanning app. With the number of documents an agent handles in a day that needs review, multiple signatures, cloud storage etc. CamScanner allows an agent to handle each aspect and more all-in-one.
With agents always on the go, time can quickly be lost running around gathering signatures, or personally delivering offers to buyers or sellers, CamScanner allows you to scan any document and digitally e-mail, fax or text message links for downloading to any party with security.
Tony Lonergan of Clockhouse Realty in Boston, MA reaffirms its necessity stating “I use it every time I have to send documents to clients, or actually anyone”
Real estate is an around the clock occupation with all the tasks that are necessary to be complete for each client and with the management of the agency, but it’s necessary to set aside time for oneself as well as friends and family. Often this can become an afterthought like many other important tasks as one gets caught up in the routine of every day, yet taking a break to relax and spend time with loved ones allows one to relax, reflect and reset ensuring that you can properly start the next day with a clear head.
A happy work life balance helps not only the individual but also helps those around them including their co-workers ensuring everyone can operate at maximum potential.