With this icy, snowy weather we're having at the start of the New Year, it's too easy for me to justify sitting by the fire with a cup of tea and just working my way through my daily work checklist. I know there is more I could do, and I know that how I start my year sets the tone for the rest…and with 2 snow days to kick off 2014, I've had time to come up with a revised plan.
Enter a work/productivity booster. 31 Things in 31 Days. It's not a new or original idea. Trulia is running a challenge/sweepstake on the same subject. I've used a similar list for things like housework and cooking (and once for exercise, which didn't work out - haha!) but I hadn't formally applied it to to real estate until today. I read a few different real estate websites to find ideas for new things to supplement my checklist & calendar. There are so many articles, blogs and websites offering ideas. Just doing the research inspired me!
There are a lot of great things you can add to your January 31 Things List to help start the year strong. My list covers several real estate-related categories that I already work on, but is broken down into very specific tasks in these categories: communication, social media, education, follow-up, writing, growth and networking. Everyone's list will be different based on their own business plan or style or even experience. Once I got the ideas flowing, I actually came up with MORE than 31 ideas to add to my list! (What about taking a day off? Yes, I've got that covered. I am hoping for a whopping 3 days off this month, and I've scheduled those days' tasks on other days, in order to keep the 31 as a total.) Some tasks will take longer than others, but it's a kick-ass list, and it's all about accountability. Accountability in real estate is a big deal to me. I'm really excited about it! It may very well lead to a "28 Things in 28 Days for February!"