Kyle Zaylor, author of the fantastic RealEstate Java blog recently wrote a blog post about the Pomodoro time management technique. The post hit home with me since I've been using the technique for the past year or so. I can say without a doubt that I've been able to increase my focus based on the Pomodoro (Italian for 'tomato') technique, which is especially useful as a commercial appraiser where I need large blocks of uninterrupted time to concentrate. I'd recommend reading his blog post and finding a way to incorporate the Italian Tomato it into your commercial real estate practice.
Since I'm on a computer most of the day, I've found the tomatoi.st web app to be particularly useful. It's free, so go try it out now to streamline your productivity. There are also several mobile apps. Does anybody recommend a Pomodoro app for their smartphone?