Being in a Real Estate career can be a tough one. Working in Real Estate means that you need the discipline to be your own boss. The more you build up your career, the more clients you have. You have to manage your own tasks and timetables.
But you must never let it control your life. Even with the most successful Real Estate agents need to balance their own work-life schedules. It won’t be easy and it takes a bit of work.
You may be bringing home the bacon at the end of the day, but is your personal life up in smoke? You can be passionate about your work, but you also need a moment to catch a break.
Here are some examples of finding balance in your work-life schedules:
- Respect your clients, but don’t forget your family and friends
To be the best Real Estate agent, you have to give the best for your clients. As you expand your carrier, you will work for more clients. But that does not mean that you have to give up time for your friends and relatives.
Work-related stress can have an effect onto your relatives. Your personal-work life should be balanced. People who have great work-life balance are healthier, happier, satisfied, and committed (1) compared to their peers.
- Manage Your Time
Time management can help you find the time for everything. It doesn’t matter if the time you had for each schedule is short, as long as you can be efficient in that timeframe.
Managing your time means that you can deal with overloading work (2). Everything should fall into place without cramming. Business can get overwhelming. But be sure to give yourself time before getting into appointments.
- Do Not Schedule Back-to-Back Meetings
Adjoining meetings just doesn’t work. You may think that you’re being more productive by finishing more meetings in the day. Because less than 50% of the commitments made during meetings are met (3).
How so? Because by the end of the day, you feel overwhelmed by commitments you made in just one day.
- Be Realistic in Your Expectations
It’s good to have high goals in your career, but you have to be realistic if they can be met. Real estate agents are expected to work on weekends, even on holidays. You also need to make some time for your family. Allocate some work time even on holidays, but let your family know that you will so (4).
- Know Your Limits
There is a time when it’s good to push your limits, and there are times when you should stop. Pushing yourself might end up burning yourself out. Burning out in your job can mean increased errors, less productivity, anxiety, depression, and other health issues (5).