Q: Denise, I’ve heard you talking about the importance of taking time off. That is all well and good, but I am in the middle of three transactions, am completely burned out! Every time my phone rings I cringe and literally want to throw it in the lake. I just need to not be needed for a day, but I can’t with all these transactions. And I expect to have another listing go pending next week! I need a break, but I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel to take one.
A: You sound like many agents in fast markets right now. The key for you to make sure no balls are dropped is to find someone who can cover for you. This could be another agent, a transaction manager, or you could even discuss with your managing broker. But you need help, pronto. If not, your resentment is just going to grow and it isn’t good for your clients, or your business. Instead of feeling helpless, take the bull by the horns and take the time off. Today. Go find a solution. There is help out there if you just ask for it.