Learning how to make the most of your time is the path to achievement, but maintaining an upbeat attitude and learning to compensate for inevitable disappointment is equally vital, according to successful real estate professionals. "Don't let a bump in the road become an obstacle," writes James Kimmons, discussing the major time-wasters that can derail our plans.
Here are 5 tips to help you streamline your busy days:
Track Your Time, Make Lists, Keep Notes
Plan Each Day
Real Estate Coach Tom Ferry notes that 87 percent of real estate agents fail within the first five years; but he writes that a daily action checklist leads to success.
Take Some Personal Time
Learn the Difference Between Yes, No and Maybe
The unexpected happens. Accept it. If a fellow realtor asks you to take a showing, deliver a file or check a listing, try to be accommodating, but not at the expense of your own schedule. Trying to squeeze just one more showing into an already busy day is a recipe for disaster. Set limits and stick to them. Learning how to be realistic is a badge of adulthood, and learning when to say no is the mark of a professional.
Look to the Long Term
The Real Estate Institute of Canada provides an abundance of tools, helping you become a better real estate professional. On our website you can explore course offerings, membership benefits as well our many resources.