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  • Writer's pictureDan Plowman

Get Off The Real Estate Agent Hamster Wheel

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

There are many different answers you will get when you ask real estate agents why they decided to take this career path.

“I wanted a challenging and rewarding work life”.

“I wanted to help people’s home-ownership dreams come true”.

And our personal favorite:

“I wanted a life that was tailored to me”.

These answers are great and might very well be the truth, well the half-truth anyway. Most real estate agents get into the business for one reason. Money. It is well known that SUCCESSFUL real estate agents are able to mold their schedules to meet their lifestyle while bringing in the income they need to support it. Where there is a miss communication of sorts between established agents and agent prospects, is the in-between area. While working your way to becoming a top seller, you need to put in the work, a lot of work. You will need to work long days and weekends in order to establish your business, however, during your long days and hard work you want to insure you developing systems that will allow you to leverage more free time, more money, and a business that may even be worthy of selling some day. Too many people allow time to pass while doing the same thing day in and day out – and never get off the so-called ‘hamster wheel’.

A lot of agents that are just starting out (usually within the first 5 years) find it hard to hit a balance between highs and lows regarding success. We at Dan Plowman Team Systems believe that to be a successful agent you must be able to control the highs and lows of your business. which will create a steady flow of income and emotional stability. (Yes, being a real estate agent can be an emotional roller coaster too!).

Below are some great tips we preach to our clients here at Dan Plowman Team Systems.

You must be driven

To get the freedom you want for your life, you must have the motivation to get it. You need to have the right drive to get off this ‘hamster wheel’ and do things differently for your business. If you believe that your life and career are status quo, then you will always live on the’ hamster wheel’. You have to acknowledge that you can be doing things better and use that motivation to drive you further.

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