How real estate agents can avoid tax-season panic

3 tips for staying on top of your finances all year long
  • Although most of your records are probably online, keep track of any remaining paper documents in one place for easy access.
  • Dedicate at least five minutes every week to reviewing your account statements and expenses.
  • Set aside a portion of your commission for taxes -- 40 percent is a good ballpark.

At this point, April 17 may not even be a glimmer in your eye. However, you can still start thinking about your taxes, as it’s never too early to get your finances in order.