Real estate agents struggle on a daily basis to balance the demands of the job across several clients and their own personal demands. It can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude when faced with the adversities that come with the industry.
How can you as an agent maintain a positive attitude and keep your eye on your goals when you feel like your job is making you crazy? I offer 5 tips for maintaining a better, positive perspective below:
- Take a step back from your work for a day
Real estate is an industry that is invariably on the go. Time blocking, and setting boundaries for time off is crucial for agents who are struggling with the demands of their job.
Consider taking a small break during the day if you are in the middle of intense negotiations. Or, take one day a week to relax and do something you enjoy. Small breaks will help get the rest you need to better serve your client’s.
- Do something good for someone else
There are endless studies that speak to the health benefits of volunteering. Volunteering can reduce stress and allow you to network and meet other people in your community.
Consider supporting a cause that you are passionate. Volunteer work is a good reality check and a reminder that hardships exist outside our own world.
- It’s not you, it’s them…. Sometimes
A negative attitude will suck the life out of you, those around you, and can hinder your chances for success. Sometimes, we need to step back and give ourselves an attitude adjustment.
There are also instances when you will have client’s who will be unhappy, regardless of what you have done for them. Don’t take these moments personally and remember that sometimes, it’s not you, it’s them.
- The situation is only temporary
The beauty of real estate transactions is they are not permanent. Many clients come and go within a few short months, giving you the ability to move on with a clean slate and a fresh start.
- Rally the troops
There is nothing wrong with bringing in help when you see a situation turning sour. Bring in your Broker or a colleague to defuse a tense situation or offer a different perspective on an issue.
Furthermore, putting several heads together to solve a problem may salvage the relationship with your client and bring down your stress level.
Maintaining perspective on your situation may help see you through a temporary rough patch in your career. Do you have a tip for any fellow readers? Share in the comments below. I would love to read them.