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Good quesrion. You said the key word. 'Take' down time. it is really up to you. The key, which I am still learning, is time blocking. There are some great books, blogs and training on time-blocking to make a life and not just a living. All the best.
Your Castle Realestate
The foundation of your question is based on a FALSE premise.
Vendors have been selling the message that we MUST be omni present or instantly avialiable to succeed. This is simply UNTRUE.
You can and should create the environment allowing those who need your help to self-select. You will find acting as a professional, instead of a puppet, results in being treated in the manner and with the professionlism and seriousness you desire. -
We all know we paticipate in an 'interrupt' driven business. But not all interruptions need emergency room treatment. However, too often. we only allow one option with the consquence being, no 'down time."
This concept is incompatible with a fear based or scarcity mindset. 'Without losing potential clients' suggests the presence of such a mindset.
Be clear in regards to the business you want.
Be clear in what you want the prospect to do.
Be clear regarding what they should expect.
Be vigilant to squash any embedded counter-intentions.
You will discover, your few downtime interruptions will be golden..not caustic.
Best of success
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL