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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

An old-fashioned, very low-tech "to do" list.  It can be written or by recollection.  Whatever works for you and the one that you will follow is best in my opinion.  

Apr 08, 2019 05:00 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Time-blocking - I HAD to! I was a hot mess, working from 10 lists and finally went to time-blocking and can't imagine life without it now! 

Apr 08, 2019 09:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Time blocking is effective, but it takes discipline and a good assistant.

Apr 08, 2019 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,874,550
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No problem here Will Hamm . 

Apr 08, 2019 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
985,552
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have to work very hard at it. Somedays I'm very successful BUT other days can be a complete disaster 

Apr 09, 2019 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't believe you can "manage" time... you can only manage yourself. Manage yourself and time will not be an issue.

Apr 09, 2019 04:06 AM
Rainmaker
956,131
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I used to over extend myself and finally learned that sometimes I have to say no. Time management really isn't a problem but time blocking has never worked for me. As long as I have my calendar and to-do list in my hand, I set my priorities then adapt and adjust my schedule as needed.

Apr 08, 2019 09:43 PM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

I don't have a problem with time management, but I have a problem with over-commitment. I have to be VERY disciplined in the projects I take on, because I have unrealistic expectations about what I can get accomplished. It took me years to get this through my thick head. I am a fan of the Getting Things Done method, a calendar, and a daily to-do. I have tried electronic, but I prefer paper.

Apr 08, 2019 05:27 PM
Rainmaker
696,592
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No not really.

Apr 08, 2019 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

never had a problem.....when I was active, if business doubled, I'd spend more time....everything was handled properly.... 

Apr 08, 2019 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,999,736
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Put it in writing.  If something more important comes up as Gary Keller "write it in pencil if you must erase then you replace".

Apr 09, 2019 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
888,545
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Sister Chronos here.♑ No, I handle my schedule with enough gaps that I am not overwhelmed. The big mistake is filling up your time too much that you're late all the time. I will not overbook, and if somebody tries to make me, I will refuse. That way whatever comes up, I have time to handle it.

Apr 08, 2019 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,214,634
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope. I've taken control of my schedule through time blocking.

Apr 08, 2019 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
524,636
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am an old fashioned gal ... still love my To Do List and Checking off items as completed. Ah! So satisfying.

Apr 08, 2019 07:57 PM
Rainer
321,557
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do. Until I get rid of the things tying me down, I just do what I can with what I have.

Apr 08, 2019 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,857,177
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I really don't have a problem. I have the same 24 hours as everyone else, and I just manage that time the best I can. I do a lot of planning and organizing so am usually in head of any problems that might arise.

Apr 08, 2019 04:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,923
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope, just over-extension.

Apr 08, 2019 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,873,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Apr 09, 2019 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I live and breathe by my old fashioned written to-do list which is completed the night before.  I'm confident that my days are more productive than others. 

Apr 09, 2019 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,074,320
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Make the list before the nightly head layed in the bed. Prioritize what needs doing now... what is on the list heading north or south or west. Heading east is not a list for me because I am less than two miles from the the New Brunswick Canada border and can't practice real estate list, twist, sell (repeat) over there eh? Check off the "along the way" remembering to do this, this and that when heading in that direction coming or going back to the office beehive. Squeezing more time out of the minutes and seconds we all have means efficiency of the tick tick tock. Make it a game. Real estate is a sport.

Apr 09, 2019 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
441,110
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Learn to delegate certain tasks

Apr 09, 2019 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
534,546
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Have a schedule and stick to it. Yes I do waiver once in a while, but know it is better to stick to the plan for a more productive day.

Apr 08, 2019 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
5,530,156
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

I know what my top items are, and that is what I start with.  Ron has a to-do list, and mine is for all those not so important items...A

Apr 08, 2019 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,665,578
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Gave up on it, Will. Now, it's more of a target than a regime. So far, so good. 

Apr 08, 2019 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
6,547,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Schedule your time.

Apr 08, 2019 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I suggest doing a two week timne study of yourself first. Second if you need digital help try the app Pomodoro Pro. I set 4 Pomodoros with 25 minute time limits and I am monitored. When you set those limits your work goes faster.

Apr 08, 2019 04:24 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not.  I am a get-r-done person.  

Apr 09, 2019 06:46 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I always refer to my to do list to keep on track and organized ...

Apr 09, 2019 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,322,398
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The answer is scheduling. I like to set my schedule the night before. I also like to write it down. 

Apr 09, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Before the technology age, I used a Day Timer, now I use my iPhone!

Apr 09, 2019 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Can I get back to you on that?  Not enough time right now.

Apr 09, 2019 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anyone that is introduced to this concept is forced to learn when practicing it. It is our default to manage/steward and Nature and all of existence  supports it. We all play a part but how well? The part we play or don't should be the focus and then the refinement of same

Apr 09, 2019 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
896,173
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

For me, time management is a continuing struggle. 

Apr 10, 2019 07:50 AM