There are few jobs that require as much on-the-job communication and customer service as leasing agent jobs. Working as a leasing agent can be extremely fast paced and stressful, requiring strong time management and organizational skills. If you’re a leasing agent who’s constantly feeling overwhelmed at work, it’s time to make a change. Implementing even just some minor adjustments to the way you work can prevent burn out and create a more positive work experience for you to excel.
Below are some simple, yet highly effective strategies you can put into action today to make your work life a lot easier:
Plan your day ahead of time.
It’s common for leasing managers to get so wrapped up in incoming emails and calls they neglect other more important or time-sensitive tasks. Every evening after work it’s helpful to put together a solid to-do list of items you must complete the next day. This will allow you to organize your thoughts before the demands of the day hit you, and most importantly, keep you on track to get the most urgent tasks out of the way. Taking this approach will set you up for a more productive day, reducing your stress levels and allowing you to better prioritize your schedule and workload.
Take regular breaks.
You simply can’t be productive every minute of the day without taking breaks to step away from your work and regain your focus. Regardless of how much you may need to get done, it’s imperative you take frequent breaks on the job. Whether it’s a quick walk outside or a coffee run, every leasing agent needs a few minutes away from countless emails and phone calls. Short breaks can help you clear your mind and return to work more productive and focused than you were before. They can also present an opportunity to chat with co-workers and learn about what else is going on in your workplace. If you struggle to take breaks, mark them in your calendar and stick to it!
Assess your communication style.
Believe it or not, the way in which you communicate has a direct effect on how you manage your time. For example, do you email co-workers about every single thing that comes up? You may want to consider gathering all your thoughts in one email, rather than sending out 10 emails at a time. In some instances, a phone call may be the quickest way to get a hold of someone. Depending on what you need to convey, there are many ways to consolidate your messages and make your communication more effective. Taking some time to evaluate the way in which you communicate with others will allow you to make changes to your communication style as necessary, which can potentially save you several minutes, and even hours each day.
Managing your time effectively is one of the most important things you can do to stay sane as a leasing agent! By implementing the above practices throughout your workday, you’re more likely to excel in your career and grow professionally.
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