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 Distractions (in a real estate office)
By: Kimberly Cameron, CRS
Sun, Dec 10th, 2006 11:08 pm

As I'm busy working on other tasks right now (and with the holidays right around the corner) I don't have as much time to blog.  So I thought instead I'd repost excerpt from an article Kimberly wrote a while back that applies to the theme of the Agent's Only Blog.

The article was titled, "Distractions" and posted on March 20, 2005 by Kimberly Cameron to our original blog.  It can be found here.

Kimberly writes about ways to increase efficiency around the office focusing on the Top 5 distractions.

1) "The negative co-worker". It's easy to be sucked into their negatively. So make a policy to only discuss business transactions with those directly involved- that way "Mr. Negative" doesn't effect your professional life.

2) Just Say NO!: Everyone wants to be liked at the office. It's okay to mentor other agents, but not at the expense of your business. Make people plan and work around your schedule if they want advice.

3) Task Management: Create to-do lists through a task management program like Outlook to automate the process and reminders.

4) Demanding People: Create a communication schedule to provide regular contact with clients, coworkers, friends and family to be proactive instead of reactive.

5) Unrealistic Promises: Make sure you follow through on everything you promise. But learn to say NO if you can't handle it.

Originally published on the "The Original St. Louis Real Estate Blog"

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in tech sales which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director. In 2011, he launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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