It’s true: Americans have a problem with work. We aren’t good enough. We don’t work hard enough. We aren’t working long enough hours to prove our worth.
Like most real estate agents, you’re putting in plenty of hours. Not just more, but odd hours – sometimes reaching for your phone in the middle of the night to text back your anxious seller or buyer.
It’s important to manage a good work-life balance so you don’t go completely bonkers.
It’s important to discuss expectations with your client during your first consultation. Discuss your hours, the best ways to contact you, and how quickly on average you can get back to them. Most of the time, your clients want to know this information – so don’t feel guilty for dishing this information out.
Think about including an email signature or voicemail that details specific times when you will get back to them.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in little issues – but these little problems can grow to be the main cause of your burnout. Make sure you’re taking necessary breaks to clear your head. Go for walks, talk with a friend – do what you need to do to make sure you can come back to the task refreshed and ready to go.
You Are Not Alone
Remind yourself of this! If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask. You’d be surprised to know just how many realtors feel the same; they would be happy to help and be helped in return.
Don’t let those bad days get you down. You’re still going to run into them! But that doesn’t mean you have to constantly be on top of the ball.