Vanessa Rombaut, Author at The Contactually Blog | For Relationship-Based Businesses
Real Estate Agents’ Top Time Saving Tools

Real Estate Agents’ Top Time Saving Tools

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the PieSync blog, you can find it here.  We all know there are loads of apps out there claiming to help you get the most out of your time. But who has the time to test out all of those time-saving tools to see if they live up to their claims about saving you time? If you’re a Real Estate Agent, you’re pressed for time more than anyone. When deals can be made or broken in mere minutes, you don’t have time to be dilly-dallying with things or tools that may waste your time. Full Disclosure: I’m not a Real Estate Agent. So I thought I’d ask a whole bunch of working Real Estate Agents what time-saving tools they recommend, and this list is the result. 9 Time Saving Tools for Real Estate Agents: Check out the list of these handy time-saving tools for real estate professionals…from real estate professionals! Aren’t in the real estate business? We recommend checking out the list anyway, these tools are great for anyone looking to maintain productivity and crucial business relationships. Erin Wheelock, Real Estate Salesperson with The Alliance Team at Keller Williams NYC, recommends the following two apps:  Boomerang My favorite extension is Boomerang to track when emails are opened. This way I know exactly when clients open emails, and then I can call when it’s fresh in their minds, or even in front of their face. ProfitDash My favorite app is ProfitDash. This app tracks all of my spendings on a per listing basis. This allows me to create more accurate budgets for my...
Three Ways to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Three Ways to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Struggling with productivity at work? Is the soothing lull of procrastination too tempting to resist? You’ve probably tried and tested hundreds of productivity tips, from the Pomodoro method, to taking ten-minute naps, and while these might work well for the first week or so, you find yourself slipping back into bad old habits. Here’s three methods you may not have thought of, that you can add to your arsenal to boost your productivity at work. How to Boost Productivity: 1. Have Courage Do you go home at the end of the day with a lingering sense of frustration that you did nothing at all? Even though your whole day consisted of thousands of small tasks, ranging from answering emails, writing a few sentences on a report, and attending meetings, you still leave work with the feeling that more needs to be done. The problem is you lack courage.  If we perceive that the cost of failure is too high – we buffer this potential failure by committing to multiple smaller tasks. This ensures failure before we’ve begun because we don’t give enough attention to any single task enough in order for it to succeed. “By attempting to do too many things at once, we guarantee none will get the time and energy it needs to succeed. We must realize that committing to many things commits us to failure. Our very search for the sure thing actually sabotages our chances,” writes  Pearson in a recent Entrepreneur article.  Instead of scattering your attention across many different little projects, have the courage to focus on one project, even if the risk of failure...