During this time, you may get an unsettling feeling, and you are not alone. Emotions such as fear, worry, and anxiety can prevail amongst other feelings, but it is important to stay positive. While it is uncertain when things will go back to normal, it is important to remember that things will go eventually go back to normal and it will be business as usual. So the question is, as a real estate agent, how do you manage to connect with your clients, stay productive, organized, and on top of that, stay positive? Especially when you have a fast paced career and you are often out and about. We’ve compiled a list to show you how to stay positive and productive during the COVID-19 Virus pandemic. Hopefully this will motivate you and ready to take full control of you and your real estate business.
1. Develop a Routine or go about your usual routine
Treat this time as if you were going about your regular day-to-day life. That means, waking up at the same time in the morning, eating breakfast at the same time you usually do, and opening up your laptop to check on your emails or CRM. This comes with a big caveat though. Avoid going to the gym, your favorite brunch spot, or crowded areas. This may not be hard to do as most businesses aren’t open or are offering take-out and delivery services.
2. Get dressed and ready as if you were going to meet clients
Many of you who already work from home know that you can get accustomed to the idea of doing your real estate business in your pyjamas. While the idea does sound nice, you don’t want to get too comfortable. Get ready as if you were going to meet a potential client. For men, that doesn’t mean putting on a suit and tie, but even just putting on presentable attire is great. Females do not have to resort to putting on a full face of makeup (unless you like doing so). Even some mascara and lipstick will make you feel refreshed and productive.
3. Avoid Netflix or other streaming services as much as possible
It is so tempting to have Netflix playing in the background while you are working, especially when you are watching back-to-back episodes of your favorite show. But don’t forget, you have business to take care of. While you can take a break during lunchtime and watch an episode, try to refrain from background noise. If it is just too quiet or quite the opposite, if you have a full house, put on your headphones and listen to a calm instrumental or other music that will help you work more productively.
4. Take the time to organize yourself
We do not know when things will go back to normal, but in the meantime, while you have to stay home as much as possible, take the time to organize yourself.
This applies to organizing your home, such as that pesky overflowing drawer in your bedroom and even your contact database. If your desktop is covered with sticky notes strewn all over, it is time to get a bit more organized with your database. If have no idea where to start, you can try a real estate CRM out. This will immediately sync your contacts to your database and house them all in one spot. Gone are the days where you relied on sticky notes and notepads to write down contact info. Your real estate business will now be clean, organized, and will no longer overwhelm you.
5. Think outside of the box
During this unsettling time, you are not to have any face to face meetings with clients and prospects. In times like this, you have to work with what is already in front of you. So, how do you connect with your leads and past clients? That is where a marketing automation tool comes in handy. A marketing automation tool will streamline the process of how you connect with your contacts so that you don’t have to constantly worry about the prospect of reaching out to your contacts. In this case, a reliable real estate CRM will have customizable, ready-to-go automated nurture drip campaigns, ecards and greetings, and even automated social media content for your followers to connect to. Your real estate CRM will also remind you of important key information for each of your prospects and past clients, as well as have all of your correspondences recorded, so that you don’t have to worry about making notes on notepad, which you may lose later on.
You can either take this time to oversleep, casually check on your emails every now and then, and stress about what is happening, or you can use this time to plan, work productively, and most importantly, take care of yourself. This is not a time to go back to old habits, but a time to self-reflect and build. You can really develop some great habits, and the good thing is, once this is all over, these habits will become part of your lifestyle. Developing a routine, getting ready for the day, avoiding binge-watching shows, getting organized, and thinking outside of the box are just a few ways you can become the best real estate agent you can be. And when you look back at this time, you can always feel satisfaction because this time helped shift you to become a top real estate agent.
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