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During these unprecedented times, much of the U.S. workforce is working from home. Although many real estate professionals have the distinct advantage of doing much of their work away from the office anyway, the current pandemic presents new challenges.

Besides the obvious obstacles like not being able to host open houses, agents and brokers are likely facing much more pressing issues as the crisis lurches towards the summer months. Here are some tactics for staying productive while you’re stuck working remotely:

Create a workspace. One of the best ways to trick yourself into being more productive while cooped up in your home is to create a dedicated workspace for yourself. Whether it’s an office that you already have set up or an area on your kitchen table that you’ve organized, having a workspace is vital to handling tasks while at home. Nothing hampers productivity like laying in your bed all day on your phone or laptop.

Set a schedule. Being stuck at home during this pandemic could be much worse, but it isn’t without it’s negative physical and mental effects. The longer you quarantine, the more the days blend together for many people—it’s easy to forget what day it is. Due to this, it’s more important now than ever to set a schedule for yourself everyday. Write out all the tasks you need to get done for the day or use this moment as a time to utilize your CRM more deeply.

Attend online webinars

As important as it is to stay up-to-date on the current situation with the pandemic, it’s also important for your own well-being and the well-being of your business to stay informed on what’s happening in the real estate industry. With all the extra time you’ll be spending at home, take advantage of those extra hours by attending webinars and remaining a resource for your current and prospective clients.

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