It’s a truth universally acknowledged in the demanding industry of real estate: there are no guarantees. Perhaps then, that’s why stress is so prevalent among the almost 65,000 agents, brokers and property managers (ABS Census 2011) who are all vying for a share of this cut-throat market. It’s also a reason why anxiety and depression are becoming so staggeringly commonplace in this field.
A report from the Coroners Court of Victoria also ranked real estate as a high risk industry, with an average annual suicide rate of 13.4 people per 100,000 employees (2008-14) – higher in the danger spectrum than police officers.
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