Mona's Real Estate Matters and a Myriad of Other Conversations: The Perfect Real Estate Schedule...Hire THAT Agent!

The Perfect Real Estate Schedule...Hire THAT Agent!

Yeah, if such a thing existed!  Most full time working agents go to bed thinking about what needs to get done the following day and hoping they'll remember come morning. Some of us even jot it down on whatever scrap of paper that we spy.  The techy agent has learned to enter the items into their smart phone.  To each their own, I've heard that some agents can even commit their to do lists to memory. Freaks.


To Do ListI'm a paper agent that dabbles in smart phone technology.  Actually, after owning the iphone for a couple of years I discovered the "Notes" app and believe it or not, have even used it.  Not for the Realtor To Do List, for me pen to paper reinforces the task stronger than fingertip to tiny keyboard.


Does the list get completed? Sure! Does it get completed every day? In the words of a favorite CE instructor when responding to  questions, "It depends". Attorneys love that response as well.  I've learned to also embrace the phrase in real estate too but hey, that is blog fodder for another day! Back to completing the list in a single day.  For sure all closings and showing appointments are completed...pretty much right on schedule "unless" something occurs to throw the time/space continuum during those appointments. Let's review. This is a real estate schedule, something always upsets the time/space ratio to accomplish given tasks during the usually over-long day of a real estate agent.


In all realty reality, even after the customary re-prioritization of the To Do List most things are dealt with within 24 hours. The term "managing expectations" isn't just a buzz phrase it is a valuable business practice concept.  Maybe even the most valuable concept to learn. Managing expectations isn't something you communicate others without having a handle on it yourself. Experience will teach you how to manage your own expectations. Once you learn how long it will reasonable take you to complete the tasks of your to do list, then you can manage the expectations of family, friends, prospects, clients...whomever!


There are no end to the things that will prompt prioritization...bad weather, closing becomes chaos, showing becomes offer, clients are late, lock won't open, a walk in potential customer, negotiations...there are a myriad of reasons your day won't end up as you hoped.  All you can do is deal with it and move onto the next day!


Well, gotta run...I've got a hell of a schedule today lol!

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Comment balloon 5 commentsMona Gersky • April 28 2017 12:26PM


Good morning Mona. Making the switch from paper to technology is not easy, especially for me! Working on it! Gotta go! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

There are times when we just go to move in the right direction with the others

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 3 years ago

Good morning Mona. I enjoyed this and it is so good to have you back here. The older I get the more I find I need to write things down.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Mona I use the notes app on my phone a lot and it is a life saver.  You've got a pretty long list - it makes me exhausted thinking about doing all that!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 3 years ago

Hi Mona - I'm a pen and paper guy too, at least for my to-do list, and it's a rare day when it all gets done, but the important stuff does seem to get checked off. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 3 years ago