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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Or, they've given it all they've got and the rewards are just not there for them any longer.

When I was in nursing, ICU burn-out was very common - when one loses a large percentage of their patients, they can only take the losses for so long.

I suppose you could relate that to our business as well...

 

Jun 02, 2017 05:32 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Because they have no balance on their entire life. 

Jun 02, 2017 05:16 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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It's easy to get very caught up in hyper momentum in our business. We have a series of starts and stops going on all the time, beating the crap out of our adrenals. Neglect self care, taking care of everybody else. Then, during lulls, the depression of manic depression kicks in. LOL The only way to keep from burning out is to have a real good business plan, stay in control of your time to the greatest degree possible and balance your lifestyle in a way that's right for you.The sure way to totally burn out is to worry about what other people are doing.

Jun 02, 2017 07:44 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

If I had to take a stab at it, I would say that most people need a regular paycheck. If you have a family to support, I can see that. That's probably why many go into it later in life when they already have some equity built up. Others probably just aren't suited for this highly competitive business, it's very stressful even if money does flow in.

Jun 02, 2017 07:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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One I know to be true is working with difficult clients.  It is one reason why I will sometimes pass on working with them. We can only serve so many people. If we work with ONE client that consumes all of our time, them #1 and #2 quickly come into play.

Jun 02, 2017 07:16 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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People burn out because they overdo in one aspect of their life.

Jun 02, 2017 05:32 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I agree with Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM ... it's about life balance.   

Jun 02, 2017 05:29 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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7. Their life's priorities are wacky.

Jun 02, 2017 04:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't find it grueling.

Jun 02, 2017 04:53 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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I think he biggest burnout is when honesty is no longer circling the Earth.

Jun 03, 2017 05:54 AM
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Bob Crane
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Too close to the flame.

Jun 02, 2017 10:25 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

You make a good list.  I like the no money and morons choices.  But, I think likely its because they just overdo it, work constantly to the detriment of themselves and those around them and find they don't particularly like what they are doing. -Kasey

Jun 02, 2017 09:57 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have hit burn out before and it wasn't any of those answers. I was making great money, had good people around me and a supportive company. It just happened and I took a breather and looked for a different avenue in real estate to pursue.

Jun 02, 2017 07:52 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I agree that both Candice A. Donofrio and Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 have the "Stairway to Enlightenment" as opposed to the "Steps to Enlightenment" down, and also agree with Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM and many others, that "Balance" needs to be found.  Then . . .  hopefully, no burn-out!! 

Jun 02, 2017 04:04 PM
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  They don't know when to stop and take a break.

Jun 02, 2017 12:10 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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Watching the greed of others (some anyway) get in the way of doing real business that benefits the ones who pay for the services.

Jun 02, 2017 11:22 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not enough time to releax and enjoy life.

Jun 02, 2017 09:15 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

All the stress associated with Q&A, the constant drive to accumulate more points, I want to be liked on FB .... it just goes on & on.

Debe made a good point. I know that every once in awhile, deals fall, health fails & you've just about taken enough. 

Jun 02, 2017 08:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Pushing themselves beyond what they can recover. This is common in Silicon Valley often people do not come home til mid night.

Jun 02, 2017 07:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Burn-out is misguided efforts...

Jun 02, 2017 07:16 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It is better to burn out than to fade away. Def Leppard taught me that. Most often, whether 1 source or many, it is stress.

Jun 02, 2017 06:30 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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Burnout happens when people feel that they have no control over the outcomes of their work. "No matter how hard I try, I can't make more money!"

Jun 03, 2017 07:01 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - as Lou Ludwig would say, people have choices and they choose to get burned out!

Jun 02, 2017 10:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For many they set unrealistic goals

Jun 02, 2017 08:48 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

some flame out!

Jun 02, 2017 07:42 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM ..balance in life is the key!

Jun 02, 2017 07:07 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Lack of balance

Jun 02, 2017 07:01 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You grow weary of dealing with real estate agents.

Jun 02, 2017 04:47 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Annette,

They burn out because they keep going and going.  Even the Energizer bunny runs out of juice eventually.  They would burn out regardless what they were doing. A

Jun 02, 2017 07:01 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 7. Working harder and not smarter.

Jun 02, 2017 06:38 AM
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Alan May
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because burning-in would be called indigestion.

Jun 02, 2017 05:58 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Joe Pryor nailed this one!

Jun 02, 2017 05:42 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Where else can you dictate (for the most part) when you work or when you play. You are not bound to be at a certain place at a certain time and so on.  A lot of people cannot cope with that.   Self motivvated people are successful. Those who are not, will not last

Jun 02, 2017 05:22 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

No plan to make anything work correctly.

Jun 02, 2017 05:08 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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They do not ask for assistance

Jun 04, 2017 05:48 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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They forgot what their goals are in life.

 

Jun 03, 2017 08:42 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

3.  Definitely 3!

Jun 03, 2017 04:09 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Run out of fuel and I burn out.

Jun 03, 2017 05:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jun 02, 2017 05:14 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Any or all of the above could apply or they could not take enough time for other things

Dec 22, 2017 09:57 PM