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In real estate, the highs can be really high, but unfortunately the lows can be just as low. Sometimes we go weeks feeling like we are on fire, listing and selling like crazy. Then, more often than not, you hit a slump and struggle to secure a listing appointment for what feels like forever.

The secret to success in the real estate industry lies within the boring, monotonous, day-to-day tasks associated with running your business. We all know what I’m talking about…cold calling, signage, flyers, e-mails, open houses, blogging, networking, juggling finances, working community events, the list goes on and on.

When you need a change of pace, here are some ways to advance your real estate career without feeling trapped in day-to-day monotony:

Clear the pipeline

No matter how diligent you are, some quality leads will slip through the cracks. Even if they’re old contacts, go ahead and reach out, touch base, you never know what could come of it.

Schedule out

Surf online for interesting news about the industry, then share them on social media. You can schedule posts for weeks ahead of time!

Go to a preview

Previews are an opportunity to network with other realty professionals, see what’s on the market, and get out of the house for some free food!

Read some wisdom

Clear some time in your schedule to be inspired by published professionals in your field.

Meet with old clients

Treat a former client to lunch of coffee. It’ll be a change of pace for you and will ensure positive word of mouth to future clients!

Find a new spot

Sometimes doing the same old work in a fresh, new spot can make all the difference.

A few simple productivity tips:

  • Take a break from looking at your computer screen every 20 minutes.
  • Eat the frog as they say. Start your day with your most dreaded tasks.
  • Go outside on your breaks.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Don’t start your day by checking emails.
  • Turn push notifications off on your phone.