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25 things that you can do to increase your productivity as a real estate agent

December 30, 2021

As a real estate agent, your ultimate goal should be to get the most out of every. single. day. If you set goals for yourself and create repeatable systems that make your job easier, then you are one step closer to hitting those goals and being more productive long-term. 

We’ve compiled a list of 25 things that you can do to help increase your productivity as a real estate agent!

  1. Use a planner on a daily, weekly, monthly AND yearly basis.
  2. Plan your day before it begins.
  3. Create a routine and stick to it.
  4. Set boundaries for yourself- know when to work and when to take time off.
  5. Delegate tasks whenever possible.
  6. Start your day with the most important task, then work your way down the list.
  7. Set long-term goals.
  8. Set daily goals to help reach your long term goals.
  9. Eliminate distractions by working in a quiet environment and/or wearing headphones.
  10. Stay hydrated and well-fed to keep your energy up.
  11. Take breaks– but make sure they are productive breaks!
  12. Set deadlines for yourself and stick to them.
  13. Track your progress regularly.
  14. Create (and use) checklists to help you stay on track.
  15. Create repeatable systems for everything you can, from paperwork to follow-ups.
  16. Learn how to say “no.” Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
  17. Stay up-to-date on industry trends + market shifts.
  18. Network with other agents and real estate professionals.
  19. Network with people outside of your industry.
  20. Attend continuing education courses regularly.
  21. Eliminate stressors and anxiety triggers.
  22. Start each day with a positive attitude.
  23. Change your environment-  take a long lunch and work at a coffee shop!
  24. Find meaning in the work you’re doing…you don’t HAVE to work, you GET to work.
  25. Believe in yourself!

If you can check off most of the items on this list, then you’re well on your way to being a more productive real estate agent! Implementing just a few of these strategies can make a big difference in your day-to-day routine, so try out what works best for you and see how it affects your productivity. And most importantly, don’t forget to have fun with your job!


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