Mexican real estate agents pack as much into each day as possible—from house showings to client meetings to prospecting—all while on the go and from their phones.
Juggling between multiple tasks is typical for Mexican agents. But no matter how much an agent wishes to accomplish in a day, there is one thing that binds us all. And that is “time.” We’re all gifted with the same 24 hours a day.
So how can you make the most out of each day as a real estate professional?
The trick is to stay productive. Top-performing agents in Mexico are not better than you, they just work smarter. They manage their time well, and better time management translates to more productivity. And you can do it too. These tips will help to boost your productivity in no time.
1. Utilize the “2-Minute Rule”
The 2-minute rule was invented by David Allen and published in his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done.” Allen argues that we procrastinate not because the tasks are hectic or time-consuming but because we’ve programmed our minds to act that way.
The rule suggests that if there’s a task that can be completed in less than 2 minutes, do not procrastinate. Rather, do it immediately!
Need to attach a missing document to a contract, send a thank you note, or call a client? Do it immediately. If you don’t take care of these small tasks, they’ll pile up and overwhelm you. This simple rule will help you combat procrastination and stay productive.
2. Automate Tasks
It’s the 21st century, folks!
While Rosey the Robot will not be helping you close more deals any time soon, there are plenty of technological tools you can leverage to perform your daily tasks with minimal efforts.
Take transaction coordinator software, for example. Given the repetitive nature of real estate tasks, transaction coordinator software can help to automate a lot of the groundwork for you. Most importantly, it can help you create electronic transaction coordinator checklists.
With an automated transaction coordinator checklist, you’ll be able to easily monitor which contracts are incomplete, quickly view transaction status information, and never miss a critical due date on any transaction. The time-saving features that these checklists offer not only boosts productivity but can also help you organize deals more clearly.
3. Create Daily To-Do Lists
There’s a saying that if everything is important, then nothing is important—so it’s vital to prioritize your daily tasks.
And to achieve that, you’ll need to get out of your time share and create a daily to-do list.
Your to-do list should contain a list of all the activities you need to accomplish on any given day. Make sure to jot down the tasks in order of priority. It’s also a good idea to keep track of planned tasks, tasks in progress, and completed tasks.
You could use Microsoft Excel to create a simple to-do list or leverage to-do list apps like Todoist, Google Tasks, and Microsoft To-Do.
4. Develop a Morning Routine
One of the most transformative habits Mexican real estate agents can adopt is to develop a morning routine and stick to it.
Experts tell us that the human mind is most creative at night but most productive in the morning. A morning routine that precedes your work should prepare your mind for the day and help you to stay productive.
You could learn a lesson from the former US president, Barack Obama. Throughout his presidency, Obama started each day with a workout.
If you’re one of those people who are most productive in the first 4 hours of the morning, go ahead and do the most impactful tasks at that time. Follow up on leads, prepare marketing content, et cetera.
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