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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there is no wasted time....my leisure time during EVERY DAY is important to me.... working out; tanning time; cooking time; etc.... then I work more efficiently....

Mar 17, 2016 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Seriously, time is more valuable to me than money. But like money, you have to pay yourself first.

Mar 17, 2016 03:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I agree with the ever wise Barbara Todaro .  I would also suggest finding more ways to delegate.  A

Mar 17, 2016 09:36 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I know I personally need to be a better Time Manager Fred Griffin.  I can maximize my time better by keeping a DayTimer and writing down daily tasks and appointments, the night before.  For me, 'wasted time' is when I have to go back over something twice, for whatever reason - HA!

Mar 17, 2016 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am looking forward to when the clocks fall back in the fall.  There will be an extra hour to do more things.

Mar 17, 2016 07:45 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have gone to makin gsure trips are done in bunches when possible.  Living 4 miles one way and 10 miles the other can be a big time waster

Mar 17, 2016 06:50 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Tell me about it Fred, I agree 100%.

Mar 17, 2016 05:05 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question.  I try to avoid distractions, but it's tough.  I should hire an assistant.

Mar 17, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainer
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I don't have "wasted" time though it may turn out to be unproductive.   All the time the good Lord gives me is precious and I try to make the most of it.

To answer your question though; to expand my productive time, I need to convince the bank to hire another assistant for me and I'm working on that.   My production numbers are UP notably this year and upper management has already noticed and commented as such.

When they ask me the same question, they will get THE SAME ANSWER !

Mar 17, 2016 04:46 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do have far too many things scheduled into my day and I am noticing that time seems to be refusing to stretch to accommodate the amount of things that i would like to do.

I may have to start eliminating a few things...

Mar 18, 2016 08:31 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Time is so precious, you need to make a list, and be sure to prioritize so the most important is completed.

Mar 18, 2016 03:46 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Cut down on AR and stay on top of my to do list

Mar 17, 2016 03:34 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm happy with my balance

Mar 17, 2016 02:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wasted time: sleeping, eating.

Mar 17, 2016 02:28 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Fred, I just keep going, lots of diet pepsi/coke.  Not the right answer but it's an honest one.

Mar 17, 2016 11:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Standing around for long periods of time drinking coffee with people in the office is wasted time to me. I shut my door and focus and churn out the work and when my work is done I leave. I have very productive days.

Mar 17, 2016 10:30 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

The busier I am, the more I get done. Sometimes it's in the morning, sometimes at night. One little thing I need to do can start me going for hours. The only thing I can't then do is stop for food; food slows me right down. I never eat before meetings or negotiations either.

Mar 17, 2016 10:00 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Organize and schedule my task.   Working on this daily.  

Mar 17, 2016 09:49 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Maybe I should spend less time on here.

Mar 17, 2016 08:56 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I must admit to wasting a lot of time on my computer.  It's better to be out there on the streets, either previewing or with clients.

Mar 17, 2016 08:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For anything needing or wanting to be done....Make time is all I know

Mar 17, 2016 06:25 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

If it makes me happy or is helping me accomplish goals, it's productive.  If not, I try to stay away from it.  The only time I tend to really waste is in the morning on my phone - trying to break that habit

Mar 17, 2016 04:53 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You can not.

The concept of time management is comical, unless you CAN change the rotation of the earth.

But you can manage the tasks you do.

If there are too many tasks, you need to understand the problem YOU.

Basically a fear of losing control. Needing to micromanage. Believing it must be your way or noway.  This is a byproduct of the vanity of mankind, the belief they can control all things. The outcome is stress then cardiac arrest.

So, stop doing the $10 stuff.

Today create your 'To Don't' list.

Mar 17, 2016 04:00 AM