The job of a manager of a property business is one that is very busy. A typical day will include visiting property with exigent clients, responding to calls from tenants and landlords, visiting the housing bureaus and other government offices for permits and a host of other duties. By the end of a day, the manger of such a business may wish they had 36 hours instead of 24 hours in a day. What this means is that time management in the property business is a very important factor. While time may seem like a limiting factor, proper time management and a few changes in your work habits will help ensure the business is managed in the most appropriate way.
Start by planning
The tendency for most people is to start their day with the task to be accomplished only in their head. However when it comes to managing a business, planning is not oral. It also has to be written. That means that if property managers are to achieve their business aims, they have to start each day by planning out what has to be done and how it is to be done. Ideally, it will be better to write to do list at the start of the day and strike items of the list as they are done. This will help ensure that the manager stays on track and is not derailed by trivialities.
Organize your work space
While it is important to plan your work, the most important part is to execute the plan. Sometimes you may have a good plan but execution may be a hindrance. One thing that usually hinders work is the work area itself. For effective work, your work area should be well organized. Files should be well coded and stored in archive in an orderly manner. This will help ensure that reaching out for archived file does not take up most of the working day. If the work area is well organized, work becomes enjoyable as it is easy to reach out and find what you need.
Set time blocking periods
As a manager of a business, you will be interrupted throughout the day by junior colleagues who need your attention for one thing or the other. While this is important, it can actually hamper the pace of your work. That is why it is important to set time block periods during which you cannot be interrupted. It is during such periods that you will try to do most of your work.
At the end of it all try to avoid multi tasking especially if you are working on task that require your complete attention. Multi tasking can sometimes slow down work.