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16 May 2013

3 Must-Have Time Management Tools

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Time management is a frequent topic discussed among real estate professionals. Between meetings, lead generation appointments and the myriad of daily duties, finding focus can be challenging.

The Pareto Principle, also known as the ’80:20 Rule’ states that an unfocused and poorly managed day will require 80% effort, but only generate 20% of the desired results. Many real estate professionals juggling multiple tasks without a formal way to manage those duties know how true this outcome can be.

The good news is that this percentage flips when you take control of your day. By simply managing your endeavors as opposed to your day managing you, 80% of the desired results can be generated using only 20% effort. Imagine earning back that time throughout your work week!

If your days feel harried and frantic and you are eager to create balance within your life, check out these 3 must-have time management tools for real estate pro’s that will allow you to maximize your workday efforts!

Save your Receipts

Consider a Smartphone app that helps keep track of your receipts. Using the camera on your Smartphone, these apps take a picture of your receipt, allow you to categorize them and then send the receipt to a spreadsheet online. Your expenses are categorized and can be downloaded in one easy-to-read form. Two of my favorites are:

expensify

Manage Your Schedule

MyHours is a unique app that allows you to quickly and easily manage your schedule while on-the-go. MyHours lets you set your schedule, track your hours, record notes throughout the day and sync all of your information directly to your Google Calendar.

myhoursapp

Use Online Meetings

Join.me is a free tool that allows you to share your screen, a presentation or any training tools with clients or team members. This simple online application will save you time and boost productivity by limiting confusing emails and opening up lines of communication.

join.me

 What time management tools are you using? Share them in the comments below!

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