Write an email, jump on a conference call, post on social media, engage with friends and family, schedule meetings, go to a networking event - repeat 50x daily, for the rest of your career… or until you burn out.
As real estate agents, the seminars, courses, and networking events we go to all consist of the same message regarding suggestions on how we should spend our time in order to become top producers in the industry. This message is meant to be empowering, motivating, and to fuel the fire that ignites our career in the wonderful world of real estate. It certainly does help to hear other top producers’ stories and experiences, but what happens when you find yourself in the daily grind and all of sudden you feel like you’re stuck in a hamster wheel?
Engaging, planning, scheduling, interacting, and trying to figure out how to do MORE - how to get more time, how to get more clients, how to make more money, how to reach more people, how to have more fun, so on and so forth. This is the world we are living in. You either find a way to balance the chaos - or you find that living in a stressed state is your new normal. It seems that most of us are functioning under the latter.
Real Estate is widely known to be one of the higher stress occupations, yet we don’t talk about how to manage that stress during the process of building and maintaining a career as a real estate agent. I’m not an expert in the wellness industry, however, I am determined to bring awareness to the importance of physical, emotional, and mental well-being while building a real estate business. I have spent 6 and a half years in this industry and have watched newbie agents struggle to find work/life balance only to either give up entirely or work 24/7 - headed straight for a burn out. Either way, they are dubbed as not fit to be a real estate agent. I have seen top producers almost leave the industry after working night and day to build the thriving business all the newbie agents want. And I, myself, have hit a burn out phase that made me question what it is about the industry that I truly love.
Upon this burn out, an epiphany arose. I realized that aside from loving architecture, being involved in my community, and being an entrepreneur, I really love helping people find or build their best lives. Whether that has been by way of helping a young couple find a home to start their family in or consult with a new agent about how to build and manage their new career as a real estate agent. The essence of what I love in this industry is helping people.
On November 30th, I am hosting a summit for women in the real estate industry - don’t worry guys, your turn will come. This event will highlight ways to renew, rebuild, and restore your work/life balance so that you can live a less stressful life, and in turn, continue building a business and career that keeps you fulfilled. Stay tuned for more details and don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE to go Beyond the Sale with me on November 30th.
Beyond the Sale was created by Brittany Wrenn. This started as a blog almost two years ago as a way for Brittany to continue to offer additional education, support, and guidance to any and all that have an interest in real estate and building a lifestyle they'll love. The platform allowed her to continue to reach her clients and new agents with valuable information. This in turn, has grown into a business that speaks to living life beyond just being a real estate agent and selling homes, beyond the paycheck, beyond the expectations, and so much more. She aims to work with women in real estate to provide resources to support physical, emotional, and mental well-being while dealing with the obstacles of building a business. To learn more, Brittany can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been a writer most of my life, but it wasn't until college that I realized I could use this hobby of mine to tell stories and to educate people on different topics. I have published works in various newspapers, magazines, and websites, and continue to find ways to incorporate my passion for writing, sharing stories, and educating into my life and career.