You wake up (early) every day to make you can maximize each hour to be productive. You spend hours in front of the computer making sure all documents are filled out properly, sent to the right people and received on time. You talk to countless people on the phone or via email following up and before you know it, the sun has set, the moon has shown its face yet your still chained to your office chair.
You even missed dinner with your family and friends. You go back home (hopefully before midnight) and get some rest but get woken up by a client calling you at 4AM.
Yes, you get praised for your dedication to work with all you early mornings and late nights, you earn more money this way but the problem is, if you spend all your efforts on others, switch-up your schedules, and never set limits, then you run yourself dry.
I mean, what good is it if you can’t spend quality time with your family and friends? What good is running yourself too thin until you’re sick? (Even if you have loads of money)
It’s 2020, don’t you think its high time to improve on the way you work? Here are a few suggestions if your interested to do so:
1. Reasonable Schedules
When setting your schedule make sure it’s reasonable. As a real estate agent, you would want to accommodate every prospective client but instead of dropping everything at once to go meet someone, check your schedule and set an appointment with them. You can say something along the lines of “I’d love to show you this property! I can meet at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. today. Which would work better for you?” It may seem easy, but it’s more difficult in practice.
Stop double booking yourself or booking yourself one appointment after the other immediately. Allow yourself some time to rest, review and then move on to the next client.
2. Learn to Decline (Say NO)
This is so hard to do, especially if you’re new to real estate.
But in case someone hasn’t told you, you don’t have to work with jerks. You don’t have to work with the person who creeps you out. You don’t have to work with the super demanding client who calls you at 4 am for something so insignificant. You can say NO.
If you’re feeling weird about a client or something doesn’t seem right, refer that person over to someone else and go about your day.
3. Take Breaks
You over think, details keep falling through the cracks, you keep having to do things again and again, you can’t seem to focus, you’re working days, nights and weekends yet you still feel like there’s so much more paper work left.
Do not allow yourself to be burnt out, your business needs you longer! Please, learn to take breaks. Whether it’s a 20 second break to rest your eyes from the computer, a 5 minutes break to stretch your legs, or a weekend with your family.
Breaks don’t have to be grand, but you have to take some to refresh and re energize yourself.
4. Learn to Trust
It’s understandable for you to be skeptical about other people doings tasks for you and your business but when the time comes that there’s juts too much tasks for you to handle alone, learn to delegate tasks to other people and trust that they have you and your business’ back.
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About the writer: Shaura Cuyan writes about all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for Summit VA Solutions! She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs and writes her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, taking up her Masters in Development Communication.