Article: Real Estate Agent Survival Tips

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You know us: We’re not here to patronize you. Real estate is a tough business, or at least it can be, and with interest rates on the edge of a hike and uncertainty in many markets, this may be one of those times.

We have confidence you’ll work hard and find success, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a helpful list of “do’s and don’ts” from time to time, just in case you’re in need of a bit of a refresher – or a reminder of why you got into this business to begin with.

Inman has a list of positive-thinking reminders and general agent wisdom which you can not only read for yourself, but easily Tweet out to your networks (you are on Twitter, right)? After all, no one understands you like your fellow agents, right?

Here are a couple of examples:

Successful agents apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time. Whether it is getting their business off the ground or improving their health, consistent and steady always brings results.

Or, how about this:

Successful agents don’t waste time wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past transaction history and can say what they’ve learned from it.

However, they don’t constantly relive a bad experience or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

That stuff’s pretty earnest, right? But what if all you need to get you through a stressful day is a belly laugh? Look no farther than www.lightersideofealestate.com.

This site is full of memes, videos and funny listicles (houses that look like Game of Thrones characters is just one top-of-site example). Some of it only you and fellow Realtors will get, others are mom-approved and perfectly fine to share on Facebook.

On the lighter-side resources include the Real Estate Humor Facebook page, various Pinterest boards (we like this one) and a long, semi-bizarre blog post with capropertyfinder.com that has a remarkably high Google placement that includes a number of jokes and cartoons.

Remember: If you have a sense of humor, you’ll endear yourself to your clients, fellow agents, and make even the tough days just a little bit easier.