The Real Deal Miami

Meditation for home woes

June 26, 2008 02:13PM

A group of real estate agents for Illustrated Properties of Palm Beach Gardens are working with meditation specialist Mordy Levine to teach agents how to manage stress, an increasingly helpful skill as South Florida’s housing slump rolls through a third year with no clear turnaround in sight. The median prices for existing homes have plummeted in Palm Beach and Broward counties by 26 and 24 percent, respectively, since peaking in late 2005. That leaves agents trying to make sales turning to any tools they can. For Levine, that means breathing exercises to reduce stress and to help project an appearance of calm in difficult times.