Most of us are fighting to squeeze everything we can into a day. We sometimes cheat ourselves out of sleep to get more done, or take work home instead of spending time with family. Even so, we often get to the end of a day and say, ‘where did the time go?’
For real estate offices and agents, there actually is a way you can gain another 23 hours each week. Let us explain.
Before we put this in a real estate context, though, imagine for a moment if you really were given an extra 23 hours each week. That’s almost one full day. Eight days a week instead of seven … what would you do? How would you react?
You might invest part of it in getting more sleep. Studies show most Americans are sleep deprived, which means we aren’t putting our best selves out there.
You might devote a few hours to a family activity each week, building relationships with those closest to you. Or you might choose to catch up with friends, read a book you’ve been meaning to read, or maybe do a little more planning so the hours you do have are used well.
When you let yourself think about this, how does it make you feel? It might feel like the fantasy we all indulge in sometimes, ‘how would I spend $1 million if I won the lottery?’ It feels good to dream; it can excite us and give us hope. Dreams can motivate us to reach higher and farther.
An Extra 23 Hours in the Real Estate World
The thing is, in real estate at least, there actually is a way you can gain another 23 hours each week. How? In the way you handle showing requests.
Every real estate agent’s time is valuable, and the ‘high payoff’ tasks – like prospecting – are where they want to spend their time. Often, those money-making tasks get pushed aside by other urgent items … like a phone call requesting a showing appointment while you’re with a client, for example. That’s a good call to get, of course; but perhaps it suits you better to let others handle that so you can attend to the task at hand.
A ‘silent partner’ like an appointment center – one that specializes in scheduling real estate showings on your behalf – can take the burden of urgent tasks off your shoulders.
And the 23-hour gift? That’s courtesy of ShowingTime. It serves agents 23 hours longer every week than any other vendor. Calls are taken 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. (EST) seven days a week. That adds up.
Give it some thought. You could 1) gain a partner efficiently handling requests for you and your sellers; and 2) get a 23-hour gift to use in ways that pay off in more listings, quicker closings, more time to enhance your skills … or maybe even some time to spend with family or friends.
What would you do with an extra 23 hours every week?
Do you spend too much of your day scheduling and confirming showing appointments? Learn how the ShowingTime Appointment Center helps free up your time to focus on other tasks to grow your business.