Great question. Here’s what I always say. Even when you think you don’t have a routine that’s your routine. 😂
But let me help you by reminding you that you need to prioritize yourself first and prioritize the things that will get you going in the direction that you want to get too. In this case you want to prioritize prospecting and creating relationships.
1. Start Early: Like many successful professionals, real estate agents often benefit from an early start. Morning routines can help set the tone for the rest of the day. Consider spending time on personal wellbeing, such as exercise or meditation, before transitioning into work. I have a video on this if you need it.
2. Plan Your Day: Planning is crucial for a real estate agent. Review your calendar first thing each morning and set a list of tasks for the day. This could include client meetings, property showings, or paperwork. Prioritize the tasks based on urgency and importance.
3. Prospecting: A critical part of a real estate agent’s routine is prospecting. This could include cold calls, following up on leads, or reaching out to past clients for referrals. Allocate a specific block of time each day for this crucial task. Social media as long as you treat it like a business and use my LCM Strategy.
4. Continuous Learning: Real estate is an ever-evolving field. Keeping up with the latest market trends, changes in local property values, and new real estate laws is vital. Carve out a part of your routine for reading industry news, attending webinars, or participating in professional development courses. Study your MLS and make appointments to see the houses in your area on a broker open.
5. Client Relationships: Building and maintaining client relationships is central to your success as an agent. Dedicate time each day to touch base with current clients, providing them with updates or simply checking in to ensure their needs are being met. 1 on 1 coffee is amazing.
6. Marketing and Social Media: In today’s digital age, a strong online presence is critical for a real estate agent. Schedule time each day for managing your website, updating listings, and engaging with followers on social media platforms. Block this time so it doesn’t fall into “whenever I feel like it it”.
7. Paperwork and Administration: Despite being less glamorous, paperwork is a crucial aspect of real estate work. Dedicate a specific time slot each day to manage this. This includes updating your CRM, responding to emails, and managing contracts. Usually after lunch is the best time for this or right before lunch time.
8. Personal Time: Finally, remember to incorporate downtime into your routine. Burnout can be a serious issue in the real estate industry, so ensuring that you have time to relax and recharge is paramount. Give yourself time to do things you love, that rejuvenates you.
Experiment with different routines, take note of what enhances your productivity and wellbeing, and adjust accordingly. With time, you’ll develop a routine that suits your professional goals and personal lifestyle.