We changed Acaboom to incorporate a traffic light system to see what’s on your to do list. What other hacks are there to stay on top of your agency must dos?
At Acaboom, we know that organisation is the key to any efficient business. That’s why when we developed the New Acaboom, packed full of new features, we added a traffic light system. In short, this means immediately you can see where each of your vendor’s is in your process.
No more asking if you’ve sent them a valuation, or if they’ve signed a contract – it’s all there. When these visual to do lists are added, you could save up to an hour a day. Not only will streamlining this allow you to structure (and save) your time, but you’ll feel prepared.
It’s a little like a to do list – but even simpler. Do you love or hate to do lists?
At I Done This, they discovered some interesting numbers demonstrating the common struggle to conquer our to-do lists in general. According to their study:
It seems that it’s not the list that’s the problem, but how we approach it. It’s the same with our days. They run away. So, what other hacks are there to save time in your day?
Bin the old tech and old ways
There are inefficiencies everywhere in your business, bit only you can spot them.
It’s estimated that apps or tech that tackles the ‘daily grind’ and admin tasks could save you as much as 1.5 hours a day. That stacks up! In your personal life this could be meal ordering, using a shared online family calendar or even buying multiples of the same neutral outfits so you never spend a minute more than you must making a sartorial choice. When it comes to work, there are some great things to look at.
Although you are likely a master of rapport, it can really help to have a structured way to guide people through the market appraisal. Just like in another meeting, set the tone by explaining they are free to ask questions, but that your presentation may answer some of them, or get them excited by saying ‘your home looks just like one that sold recently – let me show you’.
A digital presentation works so well here as it follows a simple path towards a conclusion and can be sat down and viewed.
By not getting too far off track (while retaining your human side!) you can avoid too many questions early on about things like photography or conveyancing or even the market in general, and focus on their property, followed by other areas of interest.
The traffic light system for Acaboom works so well because it actively creates a to-do list without giving you an overwhelming to-do list. Simply do all the work and send everything out – your vendors all have green dots! It’s visually satisfying.
Satisfaction and calm, taking time and enjoying the small things can all make a huge impact on your day. While it feels good to be busy, being busy isn’t always representative of your best work.
It sounds fluffy but even something as simple as buying a new gentle alarm sound from iTunes for your iPhone so you aren’t startled out of bed can get you in the right headspace. After that, your routine is down to personal choice.
Working with your natural rhythms of creativity or focus is key to producing the best work at the best time for you.
Look back at your success rate on valuations. If you’re a little stagnant in the morning, perhaps that’s a better time for other activities. Now, to convince the MD!
Wishing you all, a very satisfying, time saving day.