What is your work-life balance like when you become a mortgage broker?

In our fast-paced world, one of our most treasured assets is our health and wellbeing. However, with the stresses and responsibilities of conventional full time employment, often we can let our work-life balance fall by the wayside. 

Fortunately, there is an alternative option for those who are seeking a different approach to work. Flexible working hours – a concept that might have been almost entirely foreign a few decades ago has been gaining in popularity, enabling people to tailor their hours to suit their lifestyle.

When you become a mortgage broker with Redrock, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the hype for yourself, but here are some of the benefits. 

Improved health and sleep quality 

A study by Penn State University found that flexible work schedules had a positive effect on employees’ sleep quality, leading to improvements across other areas of their wellbeing. 

“In the absence of sufficient sleep, we are not as attentive or alert, we process information more slowly, miss or misinterpret social and emotional cues and decision making is impaired,” said researcher Dr Orfeu M. Buxton. “For example, we may misjudge risks by undervaluing negative consequences and overvaluing potential rewards.”

The study, carried out over a year, found that when employees had more control over their working hours, the hours they slept, as well as their sleep sufficiency increased. 

“Work can be a calling and inspirational, as well as a paycheck, but work should not be detrimental to health,” noted Dr Buxton. “It is possible to mitigate some of the deleterious effects of work by reducing work-family conflict and improving sleep.”

More time for the important things in life 

When you aren’t beholden to a standard set of hours, you can spend more quality time with your loved ones. As a new entrant into the industry, you’ll be able gradually transition into your new role, allowing you to manage other sources of income or employment at the same time. 

As a mortgage broker, you can take advantage of one of the few careers that enable you to generate passive income via trailing commissions. This can grow depending on the number of loans you settle each month, meaning you can set the tempo for your productivity while bearing in mind your own wellbeing. 

If you’re ready to make the change into a mortgage broker career, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Redrock today.