According to CareerCast.com, being a real estate agent is the fifth MOST stressful job! I knew my job was stressful, but is it fifth among others? In today's market, possibly, but I find it an exaggeration...
The four ahead of real estate agent are:
Commercial Airline Pilot
Advertising Account Executive
Right after real estate agent are:
Physician - General Practice
Reporter - Newspaper
They don't say where they obtained this information, as it just says, "our research indicates..." so I don't know what to rebut again, but I would think the life of a teacher might be a little more stressful than a real estate agent. I would think an ER doctor's life would be more stressful, a Policeman's life, and probably many others.
I work hard, and I work many hours and admit it can be stressful, but let's not exaggerate our stress levels. We all have a certain dedication to our clients. Sellers need to sell and buyers want to buy. Bringing these two people together is a happy time, usually.
I think the stress mostly comes from the outside factors of the lenders and underwriters and things beyond our control. The next time you buy or sell a house, think about the stresses your REALTOR® goes through...
What do you think about the study by Careercast?
**graphic courtesy of CareerCast.com
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