Real Estate Agents – A Most Stressful Job?


Careercast’s 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2010 list is out and Real Estate Agents are in the Top 10. This is no surprise with the erratic hours and stresses of the industry. Stress is coming from all sides; whether its the angry home seller, the needy buyer, the uptight home inspector or the strict mortgage lender and the list can keep going and going. Agents also have the stresses of staying on top of their game, the minute you slip there is another agent there ready and willing to take over your buyer or listing.

Careercast measured the amount of stress mainly on three “Mega Factors” impacting office anxiety the most: work environment, job competitiveness and risk. Real estate agents scored a 191 of 200 for stress rank, while Careercast also ranked time pressure high and competition very high.

Office stress is linked with low productivity, increased illness and obesity. With these extreme pressures agents are under, it is necessary to try and relieve stress when possible. Following stress relief tactics can help restore your physical and mental health.

See the following list of possible stress relievers that can help you feel less stressed by your job:

  • Meditation
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Exercise
  • Music Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Playing Games
  • Take a Vacation
  • Journalism
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Relax with friends and family
  • Go to a spa

With the state of the economy today, all Americans are more stressed than ever. Even though most agents do not have the time to practice these techniques, it may worthwhile to find a way to squeeze in the time. In the end, you may just find that you have increased focus and productivity enabling you to work smarter not harder.

Click Here for the full article form Careercast.

Jason Parker

Jason Parker

Jason worked for several years in the real estate industry as a licensed agent and member of the National Association of REALTORS. He has an MBA from Florida State University and enjoys writing about how agents can improve their marketing efforts.
Jason Parker

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5 thoughts on “Real Estate Agents – A Most Stressful Job?

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  3. A great support system can’t be understated. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and friends/family that continually encourage me emotionally and spiritually.

  4. As the years pass stress reduces with the right frame of mind. Push forward but remember to enjoy your days and relax in the pool! Florida living also helps!

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