By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
Take a deep breath. Relax.
You’re stressed out, according to a recent survey from CareerCast. In fact, working as a real estate agent is considered one of the most stressful occupations you can have, according to its 2010 Jobs Rated report. So you’re not just a little stressed — you’re REALLY stressed!
Real estate agent came in No. 10 as most stressed occupations on a list of 100 jobs. The survey took into account such factors as work environment, competitiveness, and job risk.
Complex transactions, demanding clients, a sagging housing market, and steep competition — who couldn’t blame you for feeling a little over edge these days? It’s not easy to work in real estate!
So since the survey says you’re stressed, see how stressed you really are. Take our job stress quiz.
You’ll learn if your stress levels are beginning to spiral out of control and what you can do to start de-stressing.