Bill Renaud was a top producing real estate agent with a large and thriving team. Today he coaches the 1% of 1% of real estate teams across the USA and Canada for Goodfellow Coaching. In this interview, we explore how he built his team and what he learned along the way.Read More
Paige Ring, the Agency Director at Artifakt Digital shares her insight into how successful real estate teams utilize an agency for graphic design and content work while keeping tasks such as marketing coordination and social media management in-house. Learn how to interview a social marketing assistant for your real estate team, what questions to ask, and red flags to avoid during the hiring process.Read More
You just met with a fantastic candidate for about an hour, the resume is perfect, and they said all the right things. So, what's your next step?
Today we're talking about a critical step in every interview process that far too many people skip over and this is the skill assessment interview. There is no set of interview questions and no online skill test that can compare to putting a candidate at their future desk and having them do some real-world assignments. In today's blog post we are going to talk about how to structure those assignments and some best practices around testing candidates for real estate assistant positions.Read More
By taking the DISC and looking at somebody's primary, secondary, and even their absent style traits, we can predict how they'll communicate, how they'll behave in certain situations, and also how they'll organize their work.Read More
When you interview candidates, you have three main objectives that you need to accomplish during your process. First, of course, you need to verify that the candidate has the skills, experience, and culture fit for your office, but you need to do that while also getting their buy-in. They need to like you as much as you like them. And then, of course, you have to do all of this as quickly as possible because both you and your candidate are busy.
How do you get all of the information that you need to make an informed decision about a candidate and how do you do that as quickly as possible?Read More
Real Estate Agents and Sales People, in general, tend to make hiring decisions with their gut. This works for some, but it is just as likely to end in disaster. With over ten years of experience helping Realtors hire real estate assistants, we have seen every mistake in the book. These are our top four hiring mistakes real estate agents make when hiring and how to avoid them.Read More
Does this sound like you? You need help growing your business, but you are not ready to take the leap and hire a full-time assistant. You're in that in-between stage. If this sounds like you, keep reading.
Today, we're talking about what to do between having no assistant and a full-time assistant.Read More
Have you ever asked, “How are your Excel skills?” when interviewing a candidate for an admin position? Or maybe you’ve asked, “Do you know how to use the MLS?” These are fair questions to ask but if someone says that they know how to use Excel what does that really mean? If you require your employee to have specific skills when they join your team then you need to test candidates for those skills before you hire them.Read More
If you can relate to this picture you might be ready to hire your first Real Estate Assistant. But is your business ready as well? Today I'm going to break down the three critical steps you must take before you hire your first Real Estate Assistant. Yes, I know I'm giving you homework, but if you follow these three steps I promise you, you will be prepared for your new hire and they will thank you for it.Read More
Do you really need a licensed real estate assistant to help you grow your team, or would an unlicensed assistant suit your needs? In this article, I break down the difference between a licensed and an unlicensed real estate assistant's job description, and we'll talk about some of the pros and cons of hiring a licensed assistant.Read More
Are you wondering how much to pay your Real Estate Assistant in 2018? As of July, we have place 48 assistants this year. In this article we break down how much assistants earn in 2018.Read More
With all the technology that’s available to agents and teams, there’s no reason why you should still be spending hours on your marketing or recreating the wheel with your listing systems.
Of course, some tech tools are better than others. Here are a few of our favorite tools and platforms that will enable you to save time, streamline team collaboration and make sure you remain on the cutting edge of marketing and productivity.
There are no affiliate links here - just a list of platforms and tools that we admire.Read More
Do you know what it takes to recruit your top Real Estate Assistant candidate away from their current job to come and work for you? Learn what Real Estate Assistants really want and how to craft a job offer that your top candidate will accept.Read More
The thing that separates the average from the world-class Real Estate Assistant is their ability to build, document, and manage systems. Christen Tull, a veteran Real Estate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA shares her approach to building effective office systems, and getting her team to adhere to them!Read More
Let’s face it—assistants take on a lot of responsibility in making sure everything runs smoothly for you and your clients, from overseeing transactions to communicating with clients, to updating your database, and maintaining your marketing calendar. But even the best assistants are not mind readers with ironclad memories, which is why it is necessary to put systems in place that keep things running smoothly. It’s part of the job description! Which is why when you, the agent, deviate from those systems, it drives your assistant a little, well… nuts.Read More
Why do you do what you do? Is it to make the most money or impact people’s lives? Is it to beat the competition or to contribute to the world in a meaningful way? The truth is that everyone needs a reason to do what they do. And while everyone may need a job to pay the bills, money isn't the core motivating factor for most people to do quality work. In fact, it rarely is.Read More
Looking for strategies for improving the communication between you and your assistant? In this sort mastermind video, Pro REA Staffing President Vanessa Rosenblum and Real Estate Team Trainer and Coach Kathleen Metcalf discuss the ways in which salespeople and assistants communication differently and how to bridge that gap.Read More
If you haven’t yet taken the plunge by hiring an Executive Assistant, it’s possible that one of the things holding you back is the fear of becoming a boss. It’s a huge responsibility! And part of that fear likely stems from not knowing whether you’ll communicate well with your new hire. Suddenly you will need to delegate, provide constructive feedback, and hold someone accountable.Read More
Writing a compelling job ad that offers a competitive salary is only half the battle. Now that you’re staring at a flooded inbox full of tons of candidates, you’ll have to begin the difficult task of finding the best new hire.Read More