We’re sure you’ve heard the expression “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.” This can apply to so many aspects of life, including your career. The most successful people are the ones who put their time and energy into their jobs.
Does this mean you have to work 24/7? Not exactly. It’s healthy to set boundaries for your work life and personal life or you can easily get burned out. Keep reading to find out what time commitment is right for you in order to be a successful real estate agent.
How To Separate Work And Play
When figuring out your time commitment, think through what you want your schedule to look like. As a real estate agent, odds are you will have to work some weeknights and weekends since that’s the only time most people aren’t working. Knowing this information beforehand can help you plan better and decide when you want to work.
Many real estate agents may take off one day of the week or Sundays, for example. This allows them to mentally have “off” days so they can focus on their personal lives. Be sure to let your clients know when your personal days are so they can know ahead of time.
Set Quantity-Based Goals
The best way to stay on track with your goals, especially in the real estate industry, is to set quantity-based goals. Measurable goals are much easier to work towards than open-ended, non-specific goals.
Setting goals for yourself will also help you determine your time commitment. For example, if you want to sell 12 houses in a year, you’ll need to sell one house per month on average. This means your weekly hours may look different than someone whose goal is to sell 20 houses. As you create your schedule for the week, use your annual goals as a guide for your weekly goals. The more specific your goals are, the easier they will be to reach.
Other Tips To Be Successful
No matter how many hours you spend on your business, if you don’t have the right attitude, you won’t be successful. Here are a few tips on how to achieve success in real estate or any other career:
- Have a positive attitude, no matter the situation.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Choose not to gossip about clients or other agents.
- Work with others, not against them.
- Always be early and prepared.
- Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
- Admit your faults.
If you’re new to the real estate industry or considering becoming a real estate agent, we would love to talk to you! Call us at (574) 551-0316 or use the form on our contact page to reach out to our team.
In real estate, your personality is your greatest strength, so use it!