Can’t remember the last time you took some time for yourself? Get out of town – literally. It may be the only way to retain your sanity – and subsequently your business. Think that’s counterintuitive to the usual real estate agent selling tips? Think again.
You need time off
The world won’t fall apart without you, but your mind and body – not to mention your family – may if you don’t take a break every now and then. Vacations are important to your physical and mental health.
The infamous Framingham Heart Study revealed women who vacationed rarely (every 6 years or less) were 8 times as likely to experience a heart attack, or develop heart disease, than those who took at least 2 vacations annually. Men were also not immune, with those who sidelined vacations 32% more likely to succumb to a heart attack than those who took an annual getaway.
How can you take time off without losing out on business?
• Partner up.
If your real estate business is uber-busy, it may be feasible to consider taking on a partner. With two sets of commissions coming in – you may not even feel a financial pinch. It will not only offer you a chance at time off, but additional freedom and a higher quality of life when you return.
• Add on.
Hire someone to act as a buyer’s agent. They will be perfectly capable of handling clients while you are away enjoying time off. Want to stay solo? Consider an assistant who can handle a host of duties in your absence instead.
• Consider a temp.
Hand off business to a fellow associate for an agreed upon split.
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