To be a landlord is to be an entrepreneur, and to be an entrepreneur is to never really shut off.
But we all need a break sometimes, and if you’ve been juggling work, your rental property, and looking after a family, now is the moment to take a breather.
Christmas is the one time of year when the entire country shuts down, which makes it an ideal moment to step back and recharge for the new year from a business and personal perspective.
A good start would be sharing our Lettings Winter Prep checklist with your tenants to lay the ground for a trouble-free time.
Then, once you’ve done that, swap those thoughts of yields and rent for our tips on a Yuletide reset to spring back in January with a whole new lease of life.
Being a landlord doesn’t end at 5pm each day, and property is an obsession for all of us, but being on 24/7 isn’t healthy, so try these tips for a lettings detox until the new year:
All of these things are essential elements to being a landlord, but you are allowed a few days off to think purely about yourself: the news will still be there when you get back to work.
Taking care of your well-being isn’t just for yoga retreats in Ibiza and ashrams in India. Everyone - and that includes landlords - needs a balance between their personal and professional lives.
The festive season is a perfect time to create new healthy habits, and some of the easiest ways to get started include:
Without nurturing your body and mind, stress can quickly become your new normal, which is not just bad for business, but also for the soul. So remember to put yourself first.
Forget FOMO and embrace the zen of your couch. Staying in can be just as fulfilling as going out, so stock up on food, turn off the phone, and recline in comfort for some audio, visual or literary consumption.
As a bonus, staying at home is the perfect way to use up all your Christmas leftovers - and if you’re stuck for inspiration, Olive Magazine has some great recipes to cook up a storm and leave nothing to waste.
Getting out of your regular habitat is an excellent way to recharge your batteries, and you really don’t need two weeks in the Maldives. A couple of days or even a few hours can make all the difference.
Changing your environment is a proven and effective method to switch off by replacing familiar surroundings with a whole new range of stimulating sights and experiences.
Although this blog is about taking a break, we’ll hazard a guess that you’re going to think about lettings and landlording at some point over Christmas.
So why not use that brain space to get ahead of some tasks that often get left to the last minute, or to make your home life more comfortable for a clearer mind heading into the new year?
Imagine having one or more of these ticked off by the end of the year. What sort of difference would that make to your day-to-day routine in 2024 and beyond?
Whatever you get up to over the holiday season, we’d love to wish you a very merry Christmas and lots of success for 2024.
And if you’d like to talk about rental property in the Wilton & Salisbury area and life as a local landlord, give us a call on 01722 580059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat with one of our team.
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