We talk a lot about how faster closings improve your real estate practice’s profits. However, life is not all about work. There is a much greater awareness today of the need to balance work and home life, but there are also more tools to make our jobs adaptable enough to accommodate our personal needs. Working smart allows you to complete the HUD closing statement more quickly and have more time away from the office.
Real estate, particularly in a solo practice, is a flexible career which is why it is so often the choice of single parents or of parents looking to bring in a secondary income while still providing care to their children. You don’t have to work a traditional 8-to-5 job. You can take the afternoon off to go see Tammy’s softball game or take care of sick little Bobby without getting a lecture from the boss. You work according to your schedule.
At least that’s how it looks from the outside. Yes you have the option to work non-traditional hours, but then you become aware that every hour you aren’t working is a missed opportunity. You don’t want to take calls on Christmas? Well then you just lost a sale to the agent who is working that day. Maybe that’s a choice you are willing to make, but it’s one you need to be aware of. To be successful, you need to be available at the client’s convenience rather than at yours.
All is not lost. There is more to real estate than face time with clients, and that is where technology helps. After you make that real estate transaction, you need to fill out the HUD 1 settlement sheet. Using software like Easy HUD gives you the ability to handle the closing paperwork much faster. Less time on closing is more time to find new clients — or more time to spend with your family.
Real estate is more flexible than a traditional office job, but that doesn’t mean you can work only when you feel like it. When you take advantage of the latest technology to handle your HUD 1 settlement statement and other closing paperwork, then you give yourself more control over your work day.
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