Balance. It’s all about finding equanimity in both work and personal life. As a real estate agent, after time it seems to all blend together. Before approaching a new year and starting to set your resolutions, take a moment to think about what is realistic for you and what you can truly commit to achieving.
Here are a few of our top areas for your consideration.
Earn more money
Do you have a specific number in mind for how much more you’d like to earn the next year? It’s important to set goals for yourself and develop a plan on how you will track your success.
Are you taking on more than you can handle? Then it’s time to tighten your belt and lose the weight of having too many responsibilities. It happens to us easily: we take on more projects than we can handle and instead of delivering quality service, we are giving a larger number of clients just okay service. Think about the return on investment you’ll get from giving really great service to a few clients, who are more likely to refer.
“We all have times in our lives when we just have too much stuff going on. There are always deadlines, exams, due dates and just too many priorities to juggle. And when everything is going wrong, the world is screaming for your attention and you just don’t have time – the last thing you need to hear is to “just take a day off”. So here are 55 gentle ways you can take care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and attention.”
“Develop a listing and closing activity plan. It’s easy for things to fall through the cracks, especially when it comes to details pertaining to listing and closing a home. Listing and closing activity plans will help you manage and remember the steps involved in these processes.”
Manage time better
“Time management and balancing between work and your personal life is crucial to your success. It is equally important to realize that schedules don’t always work out as planned. When organizing your year, be sure to leave time slots available to catch up on any activities that may be falling behind.”
Spend more quality time with family and friends
In real estate, your business is built on developing strong relationships; it’s what helps makes you successful. However, because of the nature of the industry, real estate agents aren’t left much time for friends and family. It’s important to remember that after all listing and closing are said and done, your family and friends are the ones that will still be there for you—they’re your support system.
As a real estate agent, your business is all about connecting people to communities and communities to people. With that said, it can be beneficial to your business to give back to your community by volunteering.
“We tend to think our own bliss relies on bettering ourselves, but our happiness also increases when we help others, says Peter Kanaris, PhD, coordinator of public education for the New York State Psychological Association.”
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