Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: How to Push the Worry Out of Your Real Estate Business

How to Push the Worry Out of Your Real Estate Business

Worrying is Borrowing Trouble as Mama Used to Say

Meeting challengesEach day in real estate brings new challenges and no matter how long you have been in the business you will encounter roadblocks and difficult situations. This can be discouraging even to the seasoned real estate veteran but especially to new agents. They don't know how to handle it because they haven't had the experience of those that have been around real estate a long time. These new agents tend to worry and get tied in knots.

Never fear this too will pass. Each of these challenges is a training ground for learning what to do the next time this comes around. Getting all stressed out and worrying won't do you any good but I have something that will.  

When a difficult situation is before you, meet it head on. Analyze it and make a plan. Problem solve. If you can't figure it out on your own call a friend that's in the business or talk with your broker. Don't hide or cower or blame others. Don't  come apart at the seams, turn to drink or throw up your hands and quit.

You have invested in your education and career and experience will come in time. You are the professional and professionals work through challenges and come out stronger on the other side.

Worrying will get you nowhere but maybe an ulcer and chewed up fingernails. Confront your problems and challenges and figure out a solution. This will push worry far, far away and out of your real estate business. 

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Comment balloon 28 commentsDebbie Reynolds • June 19 2016 07:09PM


Debbie, this is sound advice for any agent.  I've seen many "seasoned" agents lose it at the drop of a hat.  It's best to take a breath, or even sleep on it.  Sometimes the best response can be wait & see.  Not every crisis requires the agent to jump on board, many times people have a little blow up but then solve their own problems.

Posted by Jenna Dixon, Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience (DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate ) almost 3 years ago

Debbie Reynolds Very well stated here in your blog post. I have many of my plebes calling me through the year with similar issues and I always tell them to not look at the big problem as a whole, but fragment it, and take little bites and before they will realize it; problem solved.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc.) almost 3 years ago

Good morninng Debbie. Spending time worrying robs time from finding a solution. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

Know that no matter the nature. someone has been there before...and there is a solution.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Thank you for the good advice. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 3 years ago

Great advice, Debbie.  I have learned to control the worry a bit over the years, but it's still an issue with me.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

Good Morning Debbie - this is excellent inspiration to all.  Fear keeps us from doing so many things.  This too shall pass if you just do what you fear.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

This is outstanding advice to share. Best wishes for continued success.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 3 years ago

Things can always be worse than they are... something to remember when things don't go as planned. Worrying never leads to positive outcomes. Thanks for a great post!

Posted by Chrissi Chapman Topoleski, HOME~There is no place like it! (Re/Max Real Estate Connections) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, this is great advice for newbies and seasoned agents alike. There are always going to be problems in Real Estate but, as you point out worrying sure won't solve them. Keeping a cool head and breaking things down a step at a time is a must.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) almost 3 years ago

That is a great approach Debbie Reynolds , every day brings something new.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 3 years ago

This is great advice in our field, but in any I suppose...thank you!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 3 years ago

I always tell my agents that they will hit lull's in business. You just have to keep pressing forward day after day and grind it out. Eventually it will pick up again. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) almost 3 years ago

Hi Debbie - You're right - worrying is such a waste of time and energy, and it isn't going to help nearly as much as just dealing with it and learning from it.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds : Facing problems heading on and problem solving is a great starting point. Great blog!

Posted by Marlowe M, We help small businesses build passive income (Passive Generational Wealth) over 2 years ago

I like your nip it in the bud thinking, I try to get out in front of stuff too.... great post.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 2 years ago

Great inspiration! I recently had several nights of poor sleep, lying awake and worrying. I finally faced the dilemma head on, made a decision, and problem was solved.

Posted by Melissa Spittel, "Achieving Results Together " (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago


I can't imagine anyone in this business not worrying about something at some point in time, and at times there can be alot to be concerned about. The trick is to realize that worrying won't do any good and to seek out a solution, either on your own or with the help of others.

Those new in the business with limited experience have to be careful to not get too caught up in worrying, and find themselves not taking any action as a result. You offered some great suggestions on how to work beyond worrying and finding a way to fix it. And some things are simply beyond out control and worrying about them accomplishes nothing.



Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

Debbie I agree, worrying does not help the situation, it only makes it worst.  We need to face problems honestly, head on, and take responsibility for the part we have in it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Or high blood pressure!  For a minute I thought your post was going to be about how to make the phone ring, to reduce that worry!  Great post as always Debbie!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 2 years ago

Debbie, This business is not for the faint of heart. There are challenges every step of the way. No time to worry!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 2 years ago

Sometimes listening to newbies generate further problems in their heads makes me want to scream. Drama.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 2 years ago

I try to mimic my husband. He tries to find a solution to a "slightly difficult situation". He had a life threatening experience in the Gulf of Mexico 20+ years ago. He lost a friend to the Gulf. Nothing has ever been as problematic as that experience for him. He switched places at his friend's request. I'm a very lucky woman! Nothing has ever been that bad since.

Posted by Theresa Akin (CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP) over 2 years ago

So true Debbie, no one but us understands the stress of our work.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Sound advice Debbie, your "Mama" was a smart lady, and we all know that you are too.




Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie -- not always easy but definitely important to keep things in perspective.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie. Your Mama was correct, especially when the trouble is out of your control.  

Posted by Dan Derito (Success! Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Debbie, I love your approach. Take it Head On! Analyze it, and Get it Solved. Who needs to borrow trouble in this business?

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 2 years ago