Need more hours in the working day? Here are some top tips!

As the property market starts to build and we enter the busier period you should look at whether you and your team effectively you manage your time. It can be difficult to fit everything in during the working day; you start with a list of things to do and on a good day you get through some, on a bad day you don’t cross anything off. Then there’s interruptions, unexpected phone calls, problems that can’t wait another day and appointments you need to attend.

There’s nothing wrong with being busy! In the majority of cases that’s a good sign; a sign you’re busy generating revenue! But if your time is not managed effectively you could be missing out on a lot of opportunities. We’ve compiled some top tips on managing your time – give them a go and you could reap the rewards!

  1. Do you know how you currently use your time?

Spending some time honestly evaluating how you use your working hours could open your eyes to a lot of wasted time. Or time that could have been better spent elsewhere. Try keeping a log for a week and see what it shows.

  1. Plan your time

Keeping your diary up to date and blocking out time for key tasks is a good way to ensure you have enough time for the important jobs in the day. Make a list of what you need to achieve and a timescale against each entry. Keep a separate list of tasks that can be worked on where you complete others early.

  1. Work on tasks according to your energy

Do you work more efficiently in the morning? Or maybe mid-afternoon? Schedule your most important tasks for when you are at your best.

  1. Focus on 1 thing at a time

Multi-tasking is necessary but choose where you do this. For example, reading a contract whilst trying to arrange an appointment over the telephone is never going to end well!

  1. Delegate

Effective delegation can make a big difference. It can work to empower your team and help you achieve your daily goals.

  1. Get rid of any distractions

If you can, turn off your phone; if not, ask someone else to answer it for you whilst you work on important tasks. Keep your desk clutter-free and only have open what you need to work on. Sign out of your email account for an hour or turn off desktop notifications to avoid distractions.

  1. Appreciate you can’t plan everything

The nature of the working day means that you will need to respond to something you are not expecting. Prioritising your list/diary can help ensure that you focus on getting the most important tasks done which can help reduce the impact of unexpected tasks.

Savvy Sales Progressors provides outsourced sales progression services for estate agents. If you and your sales team manage the sales progression, you should consider outsourcing your sales progression to regain some valuable time to focus your in-house resource on sales. Outsourcing can provide an excellent customer experience, help you win more valuations and ultimately sell more properties. Take a look at our unique online calculator to see whether you can reduce your costs by outsourcing. You can access the calculator and further information on our service by visiting our website: www.savvysalesprogressors.co.uk

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