How does a team's culture impact its success? || Interview with Realtor Debbie Sharp

When I think of a real estate team with a strong sense of shared values and mission, Debbie Sharp’s team, The Sharp Group in Burlingame, California is one of the first teams to come to mind. Since starting in real estate 17 years ago, Debbie has sold over $600M in real estate, and she is ranked among the top 1% of Realtors in San Mateo County. Throughout that time, she has managed to hold on to her key employees. Today most of her team members have been with her for more than five years.

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From Assistant to Operations Manager: How to Promote Your Real Estate Business’ Secret Weapon

How do you know whether you should promote your assistant to a managerial position? And what should you expect in doing so? Below, we’ve outlined some of the main differences between an assistant and operations manager, as well as what you can expect in making the transition.  

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How to Read Resumes Quickly

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. Hopefully, you’ve done yourself a huge favor and targeted that job description to suit the most desirable applicants imaginable. (See our recent post on crafting the perfect job description.)

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How to let go of tasks and delegate || Real Estate Team Building

If you are a micromanager or you know that you need to learn how to let go and delegate to your team so that you can grow in your role this video is for you. Today I’m going to share five strategies that helped me transition from being the "Jill of All Trades" in my business to being the leader of a highly effective team.

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Transaction Coordinator vs Transaction Manager Job Description

At its core, a transaction coordinator is responsible for assisting a real estate agent with the administrative duties that occur during the contract-to-close process. They're the ones who are responsible for the paperwork, compliance, and communication between all parties so that the deal runs smoothly.

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Interview | Virtual Executive Assistant Liza Lambert

In this interview, Liza, Pro REA Staffing’s Super Star EA is in the interview seat for a wide-ranging interview that both executive assistants AND hiring managers will appreciate. Learn how Liza “manages-up” and stays ahead of a boss who doesn’t always follow the established systems. Listen to her approach to building an Operations Manual that people actually use, on-boarding hire hires, supporting multiple people with different work styles, and her strategies for keeping the communication flowing in a virtual office environment.

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How to Hire a Marketing Assistant for Your Real Estate Team

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.

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How to Assess Candidate Skills (Real Estate Skill Tests)

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.

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Real Estate Assistant Job Interview Questions

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? 

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Hiring Mistakes Realtors Make (and how to avoid them)

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.

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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Virtual Assistant, Part-time Assistant, or Shared Assistant

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.

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