Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I start everyday with one & it's taped to my arm. It's in crayon also.

Jul 18, 2017 05:13 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

I typically use ever note but also just started using goole keep since it integrates to google docs

Jul 18, 2017 06:49 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My To Do List and My Calendar are always at my fingertips... never more than a swipe away.   I might be better off starting with a "Don't Do" list.  LOL

Jul 18, 2017 06:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I tend to be more of a mission-centered guy now a days....

Jul 18, 2017 05:15 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I write a new list every night for the next day.  It's on a pad of paper.  I look at it and cross off items on it all day as I am working through it.  I look at it constantly.  It's to the left of me on my desk at all times and sometimes I bring it with me, but sometimes I just bring a post it with the items I need to do while I am away from my desk.  I like a good list. -Kasey

Jul 18, 2017 09:40 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Things to do: Call that Insurance 4 Dallas guy. 

You know what to do.

Jul 18, 2017 02:28 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not daily, but I do have one and it gets longer as my day goes on

Jul 18, 2017 06:43 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, I start every morning with my Miracle Morning routines: S.A.V.E.R.S. and then blogging, then my To Do List, which guides my schedule daily.

Jul 18, 2017 06:31 AM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Michael, I do! I have been working from a to do list for more than 10 years and I find it helps keep me on track. I glance at it maybe 3-4 times per day.

Jul 18, 2017 06:12 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Most definitely!  And I refer to it frequently throughout the day.  

Jul 18, 2017 05:14 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Jul 19, 2017 05:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes I do -- very old school in that regard.   There's nothing quite so satisfying as crossing off a task from the list.  Unfortunately, there are some days when there is more than a bit of carryover to the next day.  

Jul 19, 2017 12:52 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have been doing this so long that the daily to do list in engraved on my mind.

Jul 18, 2017 04:12 PM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

My to do list is either on my calendar or created every morning on the run.  I do have a routine with a method o my madness though...

Jul 18, 2017 01:46 PM
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Christopher Kelly
First Heritage Mortgage Company NMLS# 86548 - Fairfax, VA
Senior Loan Officer serving VA, DC and MD.

Yes, I prioritize and check it until all tasks are completed. During the day, I add items for the next day.

Jul 18, 2017 01:16 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do, and add and check off throughout the day

Jul 18, 2017 06:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I start everyday with a list....and it's by my side on my desk.. as each task is finished, a check mark is in the column.... "old school".... can't change that habit!!

Jul 18, 2017 06:48 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I do! I keep it filed in my head and revisit it often as it is very close by.

Jul 18, 2017 06:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  Get up, drink coffee.  The rest is open.

Jul 18, 2017 06:02 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jul 20, 2017 09:05 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I always have a list to do for the day, sometimes prepared the day before.   I review it several times a day, especially if it is a date on a contract.

Jul 20, 2017 07:26 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I go to bed with one. Don't wait until the next morning and find sleep happens easily creating it early on. Because it is on the list, no worries and the day has a template always under construction, ever changing.

Jul 20, 2017 04:20 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

 I have a list and on good days I get through it.

Jul 19, 2017 07:44 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes and I refer to it throughout the day! Keeps me on track..if I get sidetracked which often happens in real estate and I make sure the important stuff is done!

Jul 19, 2017 05:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, always. I have many of them: daily, urgent, ongoing, long term. It helps me to stay focused. 

Jul 18, 2017 10:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - my appointments are on my calendar - and used to have my 'To Do' list - which was a good practice - not anymore, though.

Jul 18, 2017 10:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good days start with a plan.

Jul 18, 2017 07:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyday and every time I finish an item on the list

Jul 18, 2017 06:29 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I make my TO DO list the night before. I use it as a guide for the next day. 

Jul 18, 2017 06:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I finish the day before with a to do list for the next day. That way I am organized and ready to get 'er done.

Jul 18, 2017 05:53 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

until its done

Jul 18, 2017 02:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have a too do list folder.

Jul 18, 2017 12:46 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, it's my calendar.

Jul 18, 2017 10:41 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes, every day. It's a combination of task reminders auto-generated by my CRM and a simple Word document of initiatives and non-transaction related tasks. I refer to it multiple times a day as tasks get done to remind me what the next priority task is, and also to add new tasks as the need arises.

Also, the all important full time assistant is the magician who takes care of the admin type tasks that would paralyze me. She also relies heavily on task lists autogenerated by the CRM.

Jul 18, 2017 10:10 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Michael I make up my list the previous night and look at the next morning to schedule stuff.  A list stuff comes first....

Jul 18, 2017 09:43 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

I try to have a daily to do list. I do have a day planner or my brain as it is reffered to! I am starting this week to keep better track of my time and tasks. Lead generation and follow up are two big factors this week. Also I have all the ranch and cattle records are in there as well. 

Jul 18, 2017 08:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

We start everyday with a cup of coffee, our breakfast and a discussion of what needs to be accomplished. We usually get everything done. The only list I make is a grocery list, and that often gets left behind.  

Jul 18, 2017 08:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet.  I do it in pencil so I can erase and replace.

Jul 18, 2017 07:57 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I print it out first thing in the morning.  Throughout the day I cross things off, make notes, add to it.  At the end of the day, I make a new list for tomorrow.

Jul 18, 2017 07:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Each morning is a routine for sure.  Starts with meditations and coffee. 

Jul 18, 2017 07:27 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I carry my book "The esstial planner for real estate agents-Success in 10 Minutes a Day by Melissa Zavala with me and it works, keep my on track.

 

Jul 18, 2017 07:14 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes and I 'glance' at it until everything is checked off!

Jul 18, 2017 06:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry I maintain a calendar and do not use a "To do list".

Jul 18, 2017 06:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's the only way to fly.

Jul 18, 2017 06:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not every morning but when I do I get more done and don't miss things!

Jul 18, 2017 06:13 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Most mornings; yes!

Jul 18, 2017 05:27 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on the day. I carry a lot of stuff in my head.

Jul 18, 2017 05:26 AM