Real estate life can be an up and down life.
And part of that life means you'd best develop an elephant caliber skin thickness.
Daily life involves (to borrow a bit from Hamlet) a decision to be made:
"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles"
Each day offers opportunities to exercise patience or unleash the tongue.
- The potential buyer that you KNOW is lying when they say they'll call you back
- The agent who calls during her showing of your listing and tries her best to make herself look better to her buyer by trying to make YOU look bad
- The agent that tells you "that home is overpriced and needs updated" and you've done your homework and know there are only THREE homes priced cheaper in the entire school district and every one of them is inferior to your listing.
The challenge is taking the day's fatigue and stress and put it all aside for the benefit of your clients. Biting the tongue, taking a couple of deep breaths, and never letting the other person know just how much you'd like to unload.
Nope, better to keep the professional outlook, provide what is needed to keep things favorable for your clients and go home and pet the dog :)
It might not be what you'd like to do, but you just never know who you're going to cross paths with more than once. The person you flame today might be tomorrow's gatekeeper to something you need.
And now, it's time to feed the zoo of furry ones :)