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The Importance of Mental Health and Wellness in the Real Estate Workplace

Mental health holds equal importance to physical health, yet it frequently goes unnoticed in professional settings. This oversight is particularly conspicuous in the real estate industry, which often entails high levels of stress and demands.

In my role as a real estate agency owner, I have witnessed firsthand the toll that stress can take on my team members. When employees experience stress, they are more prone to errors, difficulty concentrating, and eventual burnout. These issues can translate to decreased productivity and lower levels of customer satisfaction.


For this reason, prioritising mental health and wellbeing is a core principle within my real estate agency. We have implemented several measures to support the mental health of our employees:


1. We offer flexible work arrangements to help employees strike a better work-life balance.

2. Regular training on stress management and burnout prevention is provided by a life coach – Mona Babla

3. We cultivate a workplace culture that fosters positivity and encourages open discussions about mental health challenges.


The positive outcomes of these mental health initiatives have been palpable. Take, for instance, the experience of one of our team members, let’s call her ‘x’, who grappled with anxiety and depression. Her work performance suffered, and she often felt overwhelmed. Encouraging ‘x’ to engage with our life coach proved transformative. With the support of our team, she acquired coping strategies and successfully managed her symptoms, ultimately thriving in her role.

Mental health should be held in equal regard to physical health, and creating a supportive workplace is imperative. By investing in the mental health of your team, you can enhance their productivity, morale, and overall quality of life.


Here are some practical tips for real estate professionals to bolster their own mental health:


1. Incorporate breaks into your workday, even if they are brief.

2. Prioritise regular exercise and time outdoors for fresh air.

3. Maintain connections with a supportive network of friends and family.

4. Set achievable goals and reasonable expectations for yourself.

5. Don't hesitate to seek assistance when needed.



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