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5 Life Hacks for Busy Real Estate Agents

By Ben Shepardson | May 4, 2017

5 Life Hacks for Busy Real Estate Agents

Are you busy? Do you think life hacks are too convoluted to work for you? Think again. Here are five practical life hacks for busy real estate agents.

Use a Multi-Stop Route Planner

The house showing is a central part of your job as a realtor. You need to impress clients. On some days, you have multiple house showings. A multi-stop route planner maps out your journey in the most time-efficient way.

A popular solution on the market is Road Warrior. You can enter multiple destinations into Road Warrior. It saves you money by mapping out the shortest way to complete your whole journey. Do you have a showing you need to be at first? The software allows you to prioritize routes. Better still, it integrates smoothly with Google Maps, Waze, and many other types of GPS software.

Road Warrior Route Planner

Road Warrior Route Planner

A route planner gives you less time on the road and more time to show the house. A FedEx Driver on Road Warrior says he delivered to 40% more houses after installing the app.

Fight Fridge Stink With Oats

You know how to make a house smell good. A can of Febreeze is a realtor’s best friend. Yet, what do you do when foul odors have permeated the fridge? One way to fight fridge stink is with oats. Leave a jar of unopened oats in the fridge. Just plain oats, no cinnamon or anything of that nature. It will reduce those foul smells.

Use a Staple Clip Remover on a Key Ring

Sometimes the best life hacks are the easiest. Realtors deal with keys and key rings all the time. Sometimes you need to add or remove a key from a key ring. You’ve tried to separate key rings with your fingernails. It hurts. From now on, use a paper clip remover for separation. Your fingers will thank you.

Use a Time-Saving App

Facebook is a vortex. YouTube is an unknown abyss. ESPN is a black hole. The point is, it’s easy to waste time online during work. You’re working, but you’re not working. Plus, quitting cold turkey is tough.

What gets measured, gets improved. Maybe you have a problem wasting time on the computer, or maybe you don’t. It’s difficult to analyze the problem until you quantify it. That’s why you should use a time-saving app like Rescue Time. Unlike apps that block you cold turkey from the onset, Rescue Time allows you to track time spent on websites. It runs covertly, out of sight, giving you a report on the details.

The details are useful. Reaching a goal starts with knowing where you are. This is an easy way to discover that. You can block sites with Rescue Time too.

Use a Fitness Workplace App

Americans burn 140 fewer calories than they did 50 years ago. Moreover, only 6.5% of Americans meet the minimum requirement for physical activity at work. Here are the problems that brings: repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, obesity, and much more.

Fitbolt is non-intrusive software that helps you get more active at work. It was built with office workers in mind. Everything is doable. It provides in-chair stretches that keep stress off your shoulders, spine and entire frame. It also has equipment free exercises for your cubicle or office space. Moreover, it provides diet tips and posture reminders.

It’s a practical way to move more in the office. Keep fit while you’re not showing houses.

What Are Your Best Realtor Life Hacks?

The best life hacks are easy to use. Hopefully, these life hacks make your job easier. What’s your favorite realtor life hack? Share in the comments.

Photo Credit: RoadWarriorllc


Ben Shepardson is a Realty Biz News Contributing Writer and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, he worked doing enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small business customers.
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