There is no such thing as good news or bad news - there is just news. And it is your outlook to life that determines wether it is good or bad. While most of us can agree the cornavirus, businesses shutting down, and people out of work is absolutely not good news - there are still a few ways to make the most out of it.
Here are 4 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Thrive in Their Free Time:
1. Learn Something New Everyday
There are endless resources to be found online. You can be more active in a Facebook Group for real estate agents. Play some YouTube videos while you are watching your children. Listen to podcasts while you are cleaning or working out. Or perhaps dig into the Zurple Blog for a multitude of topics to improve your internet or social media presence.
2. Work on Your Website?
Your real estate website is a work of art that is never finished. Update your agent profile photo. Add some SEO friendly community pages. Update your bio to reflect your recent successes. Start writing blogs, and schedule them to publish throughout the year. Your website is a work in progress, but the more your work on it - the better your search engine rankings will be.
3. Set Goals to Accomplish
Ensure that this time you have is spent productively by setting goals with varying degrees of difficulty. Here are example goals, with random numbers you can use for inspiration: 1 daily text to a past client. 10 calls to expired listings. 3 calls to leads that have gone unresponsive. 1 personal email to an individual lead. 1 daily post on Instagram.
2. Find Ways to Improve Your Online Business
There is always room for improvement, and that differs for each agent. If you feel like you are missing out on organic search engine traffic, then work on your website. Do many of your leads go cold? Then try using some of your spare time to put more effort into following up. Do your social media posts not get any engagement? Then learn how to write more captivating captions.