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The OREA Real Estate College will cease to operate on December 31, 2020. Find out how the closing will affect admissions and the deadline to complete programs.

2019 course sessions are now available for enrolment

The OREA Real Estate College is pleased to announce the availability of 2019 course sessions for Registration Education courses. Detailed course information is available on the Course Calendar page of the OREA website, or by contacting the College at 416-391-6732 or 866-411-6732.

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Seven ways to handle stress

March 2017

Seven ways to handle stress

February 22, 2017
  • Stressed man at deskSet priorities and put the tasks that you absolutely must do that day at the top of your to-do list. Keep the list short because interruptions are bound to happen. A long list only leads to disappointment when tasks do not get finished.

  • Block time for specific tasks in your daily calendar. For example, allocate one hour for prospecting from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Stop the task when the time is up and move on to the next item.

  • Read something inspirational, motivating or spiritual at the start of the day, or right before bed. This can help you stay positive when dealing with stress later.

  • Book family time or dinner together as if it were any other appointment. Don’t miss this appointment, since these people are your core support group. You need each other.

  • Enlist the help of other salespeople or support staff with specific tasks when your schedule becomes crazy. Offer to return the favour when you have spare time.

  • Get some fresh air -- even if it’s just a walk around the block.

  • Keep work in perspective. Count to ten, have a cup of tea, or joke with colleagues. Remember that it’s good to be busy when you work in real estate.


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