How To Avoid Becoming a BURNED OUT Real Estate Agent

 October 1, 2014

It doesn’t have to end that way.

This “game” is a tricky one and couple that with the cyclical nature of the market with its moody up and down swings and bubbles and what you have is a recipe for “I QUIT”.

Here’s how to avoid that:

#1 – Get a Mentor

YOU don’t know everything.

You need to have someone who you talk to regularly as a mentor.

This is someone who has much more knowledge than you and is willing to help you by sharing what they’ve learned.

In order to do this make sure you make it worth their while, when you close a deal take them out to lunch at that nice place on a Friday afternoon.

Treat them to a round of golf, whatever just make sure that you put yourself in a position to learn what you need to know.

‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’
– Maya Angelou


#2 – Have Realistic Expectations.

You have the potential of selling millions of dollars in real estate but you aren’t there yet and it’s ok.

Don’t get down on yourself because you’re not where you want to be by now or this isn’t how you thought it would go.

Stay focused on how you can improve objectively and be humble enough to make those timely adjustments that will make all the difference in the world.

Ask yourself questions like, “how many leads did my website generate this week?” and “how can I improve that?”


#3 – Don’t Waste Time

Real estate is an industry that attracts the “hanging out social” types like a magnet.

You can get caught up in this “lifestyle image of success” if you don’t watch it.

Many people promote the idea of hobnobbing it up with peers and making it a big point to always attend networking events.

I will tell you this is NOT where you are going to find your next client, so why are you wasting precious time?

Instead spend your energy meeting with clients not your peers.

Follow up with the leads your website brought in or interact with prospective clients on social media.

This will aid your success and keep you from catching the real estate blues.


Darnell Jackson

By Darnell Jackson

Darnell Jackson has completed over 75 real estate transactions in his career he also founded and several other internet properties. He believes we come from absolute greatness and accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves. Follow Darnell @FreedomMMC on Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube.