Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
realestatebusiness logo

Breaking news and updates daily. Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Home of the REB Top 100 Agents
Breaking news and updates daily. Subscribe to our newsletter

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Work sprints and 8 weeks of holidays: top agent’s tips

By Hannah Blackiston
08 October 2015 | 1 minute read
Work sprints in real estate

If you’re starting to feel burnt out at work, you might need to reassess your work style.

Kate Strickland, Marshall White director, spoke at AREC 2016 about work sprints – what they are and how taking eight weeks a year off increases her productivity. 

When Ms Strickland realised her workplace stress was pushing her to a breakdown, she decided she needed to take more time for herself and introduced work sprints into her life.  

A work sprint is when you work hard for a specified amount of time before taking some time off. Ms Strickland does 10 weeks on and two weeks off.  

“You might be thinking, ‘My gosh, do you ever work?’, but I actually earn it in those 10 weeks, I go hard and then I take my foot off the pedal,” she said.

Ms Strickland said she is lucky to be working at Marshall White which encourages its agents to take time off.

“If you’re working every day of school holidays, someone will come and tap you on the shoulder and say ‘Get out of here, go and enjoy yourself,’” she said.

Not only will work sprints keep you fresh and motivated, it will also benefit your relationships.

“Your family and friends will know you’re not around at this time, you’re heads down bum up in that 10 weeks, but when the two weeks come, Kate’s going to be here, we’re going to have a great holiday, a great break, and she’ll be present on that break and not working,” Ms Strickland said.

Work sprints and 8 weeks of holidays: top agent’s tips
sprinting business man
lawyersweekly logo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Listen to other installment of the Real Estate Business Podcast
Rankings
rankings
JUST RELEASED
May 09, 2022

REB Top 50 Women in Real Estate 2022

REB is thrilled to present the Top 50 Women in Real Estate 2022 ranking, which sets t ... LEARN MORE

rankings
JUST RELEASED
May 04, 2022

REB Top 100 Agents 2022

Now in its second decade, the REB Top 100 Agents 2022 rankings are the most revered s ... LEARN MORE

rankings
JUST RELEASED
May 02, 2022

REB Top 50 Agents NSW 2022

Even a pandemic has not put the brakes on the unstoppable property market in NSW, whi ... LEARN MORE

rankings
JUST RELEASED
April 27, 2022

REB Top 50 Agents VIC 2022

The COVID-19 crisis has not deterred the property market in Victoria, which has been ... LEARN MORE

rankings
JUST RELEASED
April 25, 2022

REB Top 50 Agents QLD 2022

As the property market continues to roar in Brisbane and Queensland, the REB Top 50 A ... LEARN MORE

Coming up

rankings rankings
Do you have an industry update?

top suburbs

12 month growth
Mirador
103.33%
Bawley Point
98.13%
Walla Walla
90.7%
Byron Bay
86.67%
Kiama Heights
85.93%
Greta
84.14%
Nulkaba
81%
South Hobart
78.78%
Diddillibah
76.25%
Lennox Head
73.98%
SEE AREA REPORTS ON SMART PROPERTY INVESTMENT WEBSITE
Subscribe to Newsletter

Ensure you never miss an issue of the Real Estate Business Bulletin.
Enter your email to receive the latest real estate advice and tools to help you sell.