How To Accomplish More In Your CRE Business
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, yet some commercial real estate professionals accomplish a lot more than others. While there is no secret formula that is guaranteed to boost your productivity, you can use these tips to accomplish more in your CRE business:
Prioritize Your Health
First and foremost, you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. Make it a priority to get plenty of sleep each night, and aim to wake up and go to sleep at the same times each day. Without adequate sleep, your mind and body won’t be able to function their best. In addition to a great nights sleep, it’s important to eat nutritious foods and move your body. Eat a healthy breakfast, don’t skimp lunch, and keep your body hydrated throughout the day. If you’re at your desk for long periods of time, set an alarm on your phone to remind you to get up and move at least once per hour to keep the blood flowing – which will help you to feel more energized and refreshed.
Set Up A Schedule
One of the best ways to accomplish more in your CRE business is to set up a schedule – and stick to it. While your day to day activities may vary, there should be blocks of time set aside for property tours, client meetings, and office work. Many top CRE brokers use a time-blocking method to get the most out of their day. For example, they do emails and office work from 8am to 10am, client meetings from 10am to 12pm, property tours from 12pm to 2pm, cold calling from 2pm to 3pm, and remaining emails and office work to wrap up the day from 3pm to 5pm. The point of time-blocking is to give yourself a consistent schedule to stick to, and help you to boost your productivity by limiting distractions.
It may take a little trial and error to find a schedule that suits your needs, but it’ll be worth it when you see how efficient you can be with the time you have allotted to each task. Before you leave the office each day, make a list of the top three tasks that you need to complete tomorrow and leave it where you will see it when you arrive in the morning. That way you can hit the ground running as soon as your day begins.
Utilize A CRM
Having the right CRM can change your commercial real estate business. You can focus on only the prospects and clients you need to and stop spending time calling out of date phone numbers and calling duplicate clients with slightly different information. The right CRM will offer you everything you need to keep up with and gain new clients. You can track notes when you meet with clients and keep up with all of your transactions with a CRM. ClientLook offers you a CRM with boundless features to help you maintain your successful real estate business.
Get A Virtual Assistant
Data entry can be time consuming, but our exclusive Virtual Assistant team can handle that for you. While they are keeping your database up to date, you can be spending your valuable time on revenue generating tasks instead. You’ll be accomplishing more in less time. Talk about a win-win!
Just Say No
Only you can decide what tasks are a valuable use of your time. However, being able to say no to the unimportant tasks will keep your time free to accomplish more essential items instead. Beware of meetings that could simple be an email (or phone call), and make sure you are clear about the topic and expectations prior to each meeting so you can get the most out of it. Lastly, while social media is a great way to stay connected and market your business, it can also be a time consuming distraction. Limit your social media use to a couple scheduled times throughout the day so you stay on track.
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