How do you start your day?

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Real Estate Agent with Greater Boston 617-794-3023 www.RebeccaRioRE.com

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My office is mostly at home these days and here is how I start my day...

 

I wake up at 7:20 nearly everyday without an alarm. I don't know why 7:20, it's just the way my body works.

 

I stand up and stretch, make the bed, and sit down at my computer. Check my email and review new listings in Arlington, MA that I auto-send to myself through MLS.

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Log into Active Rain, review new posts and make comments. Sometime the posts launch me into taking action on items.

Yesterday a post by Marie Story (http://activerain.com/blogsview/3237866/if-there-s-an-accident-breakage-or-theft-who-s-liable) inspired me to inform a buyer that if he chose to follow the inspector onto the roof, he did so at his own risk.

 

Today a post by Cheryl Ritchie (http://activerain.com/blogsview/3247125/new-to-blogging-where-are-you-from-) inspired me to change my post signature to include my location and other pertinent information so that my Active Rain colleagues can better remember my service area.

 

After my ActiveRain adventures, I eat a healthy breakfast (today was a banana and a bowl of Raisin Bran) and take a hot shower.

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I usually plan my days the night before. I find it helps me sleep if I make a list of what I need to do the next day, that way I'm not worrying about it all night.

 

My list often includes: follow-up calls and emails, showings to schedule, mailings to get out, online marketing to do, broker's open houses to attend, blogs to write, posts to make....

 

Some days I'm better at sticking to my list than others, but I get better and better each day about establishing a routine. The more of a routine I have to my days/weeks, the more efficient I become and the tasks don't seem so daunting.

 

How do you start your day?

 

 

 

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Kimberly Tapscott
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Rebecca -

Once  I get up and get everyone on the school bus, I head into office for 2 hours of lead generation. Calls to me database, people I've met and expireds. Once that's out of the way, check emails.  This week, I'm setting my alarm clock earlier to include an exercise workout. Time to get the body fit as it tries to keep up with my mind.... great post.

 

May 20, 2012 04:48 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

It seems that I'm frantically running from one thing to another these days. Tomorrow I am meeting a buyer at 8 a.m. to write an offer. That's good but exhausting for me so early in the morning.

May 20, 2012 10:56 PM
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Rebecca Riopelle
Vice President & REALTOR® at BYRE, LLC
Greater Boston 617-794-3023 www.RebeccaRioRE.com

What a nice to surprise to suddenly get all these comments on my post. Thank you, Patricia, for recommending it! I really appreciate that!

Hannah, thank you for the nice compliment. One of my goals this year is to blog more, and your comment is a reminder that I need to stay on top of that.

Chris, I like the analogy of Active Rain being your morning paper. It's such a good point. There are days where I forget to even turn on the morning news, but I always check my ActiveRain! 

Elizabeth, your comment really cracked me up! 

Donna, agreed that every day is different and an adventure. I also love that about real estate. I never know where I'll be going or what kind of homes I'll be looking at from week to week.

Kimberly, I like how dilligent you are with getting your calls out of the way in the morning. I should do that.

Tammie, I hope that offer was accepted!!

Thanks for all the nice comments. I look forward to getting to know you ladies better and reading your blogs!

May 22, 2012 06:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Mannis Real Estate Group

My morning routine is usually around my kids schedule, after 8am I can have my 2 cups of morning cofee( if i don't have early meeting), water plants, shower and face:) I'm ready to review my notes and follow the schedule.

Some motivations speakers, however, suggest setting up an “Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or at least “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment.” 

I like this one:  10 minutes of thinking of everything you’re grateful for: in yourself, among your family and friends, in your career, and the like. After that, visualize “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.”

 

August 28, 2012 08:50 PM
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Rebecca Riopelle
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Greater Boston 617-794-3023 www.RebeccaRioRE.com

Inna, thank you for stopping by and sharing this info. It's funny beause I must've read the same article as you. I saw those same suggestions and thought they were great!! 

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