Let’s face it. Real estate can be extremely hard on the mind.
One day you’re on top of the world and everything is working well. Homes are selling and the phone is ringing.
The next day people you thought were loyal clients (or sometimes family or friends) will drop you, list with someone else after you’ve given them advice you’ve earned through years of experience, or other agents will throw you “under the bus” and poach your clients.
Have a kids birthday? No problem, some clients will leave you after working with them for months just because you didn’t answer your phone immediately.
You don’t dare post photos of your holidays or your hobbies because clients will tell you you aren’t “committed enough”.
You open your email on Monday to a client excitedly telling you they bought a house yesterday!!! They didn’t want to “bother you” because last time they called you couldn’t fit them in for 24 hours.
It’s not always like this but anyone who has been in the real estate business will tell you these moments NEVER get easier.
How do you cope? Your RECOVERY TIME gets faster, your memory for the bad things gets intentionally worse.
You choose to still see the best in everyone.
You choose to still be open and caring and kind in the face of the opposite.
You choose to get up and try again the next day. And the next. And the next.
You choose to be loyal and honest in all your own relationships because you know how it feels when people aren’t either to you.
You give everyone an extra chance because you know they too have families and lives.
Many leave our industry because of how hard it can be to have no guarantees. Those who stay learn the power of the mind. ❤️