Is Your Time Management Directed by Your GOALS?

by | Jul 11, 2014 | Real Estate Moms

It is not how much we do, but what we get done that counts. Top producing Real Estate Agents and Managers alike understand that if they are clear about what they have to do to hit their goals and concentrate on those things, they will achieve so much more. The reason Real Estate Professionals are not successful is that they do not pursue specific goals.

How do you direct your activities and your time around your goals? Start by setting SMART Goals. SMART is an acronym to guide your efforts.

* Specific: ‘I will contact 3 past clients a day.’, instead of ‘I will keep in touch with past clients this month.’

* Measurable: In order to evaluate how you are doing, you need some measure of your success. How many listing sales do you need this month? This year? This week? How many listings do you have to take this month? How many listing appointments do you have to go on this week?

* Attainable: The goal should be something that is challenging but also within your ability to achieve. Is it possible to make 20 calls to past clients in a day, or is 3-5 a better number?

* Realistic: Know your limitations and be realistic about what you can accomplish. You can set a goal of writing 10 contracts this week. But if you only have one A-Buyer lead, and no active listings, how realistic is that goal?

* Time-bound: Set a start date and a completion date. Then, you can set another goal when you have accomplished the first one. If you are going to concentrate on developing an expired listing plan that really works, set up a time that you will complete that process and when you are going to begin the program.

One very important rule to remember in both Time Management and Goal Setting is to write things down! A goal that is not written down is not a goal, it is a wish. An activity that is not written down and scheduled into your daily plan is a suggestion, not a priority.

When you are breaking down your goals and the activities that need to be completed in order to reach your goals, I suggest using a Master Project List. If you would like information on how to use a Master Project List, email me at with ‘Master Project List’ in the subject line and we will get the ‘Next Level Master Project Guide’© out to you.

Setting goals takes time and organization. However, going through your day reacting to the moment and doing only the things that come at you as urgent is a sure fire way to not manage your time effectively and not hit your goals. Isn’t it worth it to spend your time going after what will really make a difference?

Real Estate and Life Coach Cheri Alguire has partnered with hundreds of Real Estate Professionals to help them become more successful in business and in life. Coach Cheri offers Group Coaching for Moms, Working Mothers and Pregnant Women in Real Estate, on how to balance careers with family responsibility. Learn more at, and visit Coach Cheri’s Real Estate Moms blog at Real Estate Moms.


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