Have you started planning your holidays? If not, then this is your sign to begin thinking about the things you'd do and not do over the upcoming season.
As a realtor, it makes sense to plan your schedule ahead of time so you'll know when to accept meetings, take a break, visit families and friends, and many more.
Now, while having flexible timetables is one of the many perks you have as a real estate agent, learning the do's and don'ts for the coming holiday can help you understand your client's schedules and improve your business as well.
Do's And Don'ts For Real Estate Agents
You can use the best time of year while growing your real estate career. And to help you balance work and the holidays, below are the real estate do's and don'ts for you:
The Do's For Real Estate Agents
- DO Make Yourself Available To Your Clients
Nothing strengthens an agent's and client's relationship more than assisting them during this season, such as with a Christmas Eve home closing. By doing this, you'll gain significant brownie points that you may exchange for recommendations and repeat business.
- DO Make Use Of Slow Days To Catch Up
Take advantage of the free time you have if your business is slow during the holidays. Since this time, most of your clients may be enjoying themselves rather than buying or selling a house, you can use this time to respond to emails, work on long-standing tasks, and generate fresh concepts.
- DO Create A Schedule For Personal And Business Events
You can prevent inadvertently arranging showings or meetings with major events by marking down must-attend occasions like your friend's New Year's Eve party or the dinner at your in-laws. After all, balance is everything. As much as you value work, it's crucial to take a break and have some personal time, too.
- DO Send Holiday Greeting Cards To Your Clients
This season of giving is the perfect time to show appreciation to the ones who helped grow your business, and you can do this by simply sending holiday greeting cards to your clients. You can send one for Christmas and another for the event that your clientele observes.
The Don'ts For Real Estate Agents
- DON'T Assume That Your Clients Are Aware Of The Days You Will Be Spending With Your Family
Any clients you work closely with, including active buyers and listings, should be aware of your availability and time off. Building trust with your clients involves being open and truthful about your time off, which they will typically accept.
- DON'T Miss Out On The Most Significant Opportunities
After all, having a chance to spend time with family and get involved in your community was one of the reasons you decided to pursue a career in real estate. Cherish the significant occasions in life, such as tucking your children into bed on Christmas Eve or any other time that holds the most important meaning for you.
- DON'T Let The Holidays Divert You From Your Work
Maintain concentration during the hours that you are working. Use your working hours to your advantage so that the time you must spend away from the holidays is not wasted.
Learning the do's and don'ts for real estate agents can help make your holiday season more worthwhile. While your work may be a priority, having a two-week vacation or even a couple of days to spend with your family doesn't mean abandoning your clients. After all, having a work-life balance is essential to help you personally and professionally.
What are your plans for the holidays? Feel free to share them in the comment section!