Ronda Courtney & Lane Lyon discuss the secrets to Real Estate agents finding proper work-life balance.
Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network:
Real estate agents sometimes struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance, as the job can involve long hours and unpredictable schedules. However, there are some essential skills and strategies that real estate agents can implement to help them find true work-life balance.
Ronda and Lane explained: “The first step is to create boundaries between your home life and professional life. Knowing where the lines between personal and professional lives should be drawn makes it easier to stick to a routine that allows enough time for both work and leisure activities. This could include setting specific hours for when you will be working each day or establishing rules about what devices or platforms you will use during family time or free time. Another helpful strategy is to recognize when you need breaks from work. Regular breaks can help recharge your mind and body, allowing you to focus more effectively when working. It’s also important to schedule time for leisure activities like going out with friends or family, watching a movie, or taking a leisurely walk. When work starts encroaching on these activities, it’s time to step back and reassess the boundaries that you have set up.”
Real estate agents should recognize that their job is only part of their life and must take steps to ensure they live a fulfilling life outside of work. Setting aside time for self-care and pursuing hobbies and other interests can help balance their life and prevent burnout.
Real estate agents can find true work-life balance by developing healthy habits around managing both work and home life. Creating boundaries between the two, taking regular breaks from work, and making time for self-care are all essential components of finding the right balance. With a little effort, real estate agents can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Improving time management skills is also important when balancing work and home life. Planning ahead and prioritizing tasks can help ensure real estate agents have enough time for work and leisure activities. Additionally, delegating tasks or asking for help from colleagues can lighten their workload so that they don’t feel overwhelmed. These strategies can make creating a healthy balance in their lives easier.
Finally, it’s essential to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding the right work-life balance. Everyone has different needs and obligations; what works for one person may not be suitable for another. Real estate agents can find the perfect balance between their home and professional lives as long as they take the time to assess their needs and create strategies that work for them.
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About Ronda Courtney & Lane Lyon
Ronda Courtney has been selling real estate with RE/MAX for over 20 years, earning awards such as the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, 100% Club, Platinum Club, and RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. Working almost exclusively through referrals and voted among the top 7% of realtors in 5280 magazines four years in a row, Ronda is also an award-winning author of the Survival Guide to Selling Real Estate. She has a real estate support page on Facebook where agents come together to help each other in all aspects of this business.
(720) 373-8269 Rondacourtney@remax.net
Lane Lyon has over 20 years of experience in both TV news and as a full-time licensed real estate broker. His commitment to asking tough questions and finding answers continues today and he brings local market expertise plus housing tips from his experience writing and producing programs for HGTV. Since 2013, Lane has been a top producer in Denver real estate and in 2017 was ranked #2 in the DTC office and #5 in Colorado for sales volume by Coldwell Banker. He is also a Rising Star award winner, 5-Carat Diamond Circle award winner, received accolades from 5280 Magazine as a Five Star Real Estate Professional, and in 2018 was promoted to Managing Broker at the Downtown Denver office.
Outside of work Lane enjoys hiking, biking, spoiling his three Chihuahuas and can still be seen on TV occasionally thanks to his long background as a journalist. Born locally he graduated Rangeview High School before attending Colorado State University and now lives with his partner Ethan in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood.
303-667-0309 cell Lane@DenverHomeNews.com