Managing stress during busy times

At any given point in time, most real estate agents will be working across multiple clients, projects and properties. As such, there is a significant potential for agents to have elevated stress levels – sometimes for extended periods of time. It is therefore important for agents to be well-equipped with stress management strategies. To this end, you may want to consider the following tips:  

1) Consider keeping a ‘stress log’: given the fast-paced nature of real estate, some agents may find it more difficult than others to isolate their various stress triggers. Given this, you might want to look at implementing a stress log over a busy working week. Once completed, a stress log may help you to better pinpoint stressful working practices. With this knowledge, you may find it easier to devise and implement effective stress management strategies;  

2) Set aside time for reflection: a lunch break can provide a great opportunity to not only re-energise for the remainder of the working day, but to also self-reflect and re-motivate. Taking the time for personal, positive reflection that focuses on – for  example – recent achievements,  may help to reinstate a sense of mental order and decrease your stress in the workplace; 

3) Manage your deadlines: deadlines can throw an entire week’s work into a tailspin if they’re not managed effectively. As such, it is important to have effective strategies in place for time-management and task prioritisation.  Some strategies include, but are not limited to: to-do lists; work-in-progress meetings; diarising tasks; calendar notes; brainstorming sessions; and electronic reminders. Of course, everyone is different, and one organisation method may work better for one agent than another. However, there is usually one or two methods which suit an individual’s way of thinking; try a few strategies out and see which ones work best for you. 

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 09/05/2013 at 12:00 AM | Categories:

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