The real estate market sleeps for no one. There will always be buyers in waiting, new listings to go over, new potential contacts to meet. But one of the most underrated and neglected topics of discussion is how to take a vacation as a real estate agent.
The key to happiness and longevity in any job is to avoid burnout. If you don’t allow yourself sufficient time off, your life will become nothing else but work. And the quickest way to lose the flame of passion for anything is by doing too much of only it.
When you are truly invested in your work, it can be difficult to overcome the urge to incessantly keep working and growing your business. You see this happening all the time in real estate – whether they’re agents just starting out or those who have been in the business for several years or even decades. They don’t get enough time off and appear overworked, and it inevitably leads to burnout and stress. This then culminates in an increased inability to fulfill clients’ needs and sustain long-term growth.
If you’re a solo agent and don’t have anyone else working for you yet, the quick solution is to hire temporary help. Have them take over your shows, your contracts to close, and maybe even some of your prospecting and lead generation while you’re gone. It’s also super easy and straightforward to hire a virtual assistant to do the most simplest, time consuming tasks at a very affordable price. Here are some popular virtual assistant platforms to explore:
But if you don’t have that infrastructure in place yet, you should work on starting to develop it. That way you can route inbound calls to assistants or key team members while you’re gone. Make sure to give them the authority and responsibility to solve problems for your clients when you’re away.