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How Real Estate Agents Can Avoid Burnout

success in real estate Jul 08, 2021

Most real estate agents will identify with at least one of the following:

  1. You don’t have enough time to do everything that needs to be done, and important details are slipping through the cracks
  2. You’re not closing enough deals because you’re so busy with daily tasks that you don’t have the necessary time to focus on your overall strategy 
  3. You’re burned out. You don’t have any energy left to give and don’t have the motivation you need to move your business forward

Today we’re sharing how agents can beat burnout, free up their time, and focus on the work that actually brings in revenue. Read on for 4 ways that you can maximize your business, without sacrificing your health and wellbeing. 

Learn How to Outsource

When looking at successful people, one of the biggest questions people ask is: How do they do everything? The real answer is… they DON’T. If you want to be a successful real estate agent, the first thing you need to learn is how to outsource

Think about it this way: As a real estate agent, you’re running your own business. You’re in charge of social media, managing your website, generating leads, emails, raising awareness, finance, working with clients...and the list goes on. 

Juggling all of these responsibilities yourself will not only make you burn out, but also make it impossible to focus on the work that actually makes you money. 

Identify the core actions that YOU need to take to drive results, and then automate or outsource the rest. For real estate agents, this means focusing on working with your clients and closing deals and finding tools to take care of the majority of your marketing, lead generation, and follow-up. Your time is invaluable, and investing in tools that give you more of it will result in less stress and more revenue.

Set Boundaries

In real estate, we’ve glamorized the grind. Everywhere you look, agents are working around the clock, getting 5 or less hours of sleep, answering the phone 24/7, and missing out on quality time with family and friends. 

We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, if you want to stay in the industry for more than a few years, it can’t be that way. Prioritizing your work above everything else will lead to one thing and one thing only: burnout. 

Prioritize getting enough sleep at night, healthy habits that set you up for success, eating good food, and spending time with the people you love. Make sure to take some time every day to do something that brings you joy, even if it’s just meditating for 10 minutes in the morning, going for a walk, or reading your favorite book before bed. Schedule this time in your calendar to ensure that it actually happens! 

Taking time to make sure that you are happy and healthy will ensure that you are more successful during the hours that you are working. You’ll find that even if you are working less hours, you’re actually getting more done!

Take Time Off

If you feel like you’re on the verge of burning out, take a step back and look at your calendar. When was the last time you took a vacation? If you’re like most Americans, chances are it’s been since before the pandemic started.

Over a year ago, real estate agents went into panic mode, and it hasn’t slowed down since.

Even if you don’t feel like you need it, once you do take that time off you’ll realize just how necessary it was! 

Celebrate your Success

It’s easy to get caught up in your day-to-day work and forget to acknowledge your accomplishments. 

Next time you reach a new milestone or achievement, schedule some time to celebrate! Whether that means going out to dinner with your team, treating yourself to a fancy coffee, or taking a few hours off to go on a hike, recognizing your success will help keep you motivated to work even harder toward your next goal. 

Taking time to step back and reflect on your accomplishments will make you realize just how far you’ve come, and how much more you can still achieve.

When you’re feeling like you’ve reached your limit, take a step back and evaluate. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you making time for yourself outside of work? Are you using tools that save you time and increase productivity? Answering these questions and then implementing solutions will save you from burnout and make sure that you are in the right mindset to get out there and dominate!

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