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.)Read More
Whether you are trying to launch your real estate sales career or land your first job as a real estate assistant, getting your first job in real estate can be tough. Learn how to get your foot in the door and start your career in real estate.Read More
Updated January 2019 | Average Real Estate Assistant Salary and Bonus Structure Guide | Pro REA Staffing
In 2018 we placed 81 candidates across the United States and Canada. In this post, I share those placements average salaries and bonus structures and I talk about the fluctuations in regional average starting salaries for real estate assistants.Read More
The holidays are quickly approaching, and you might think it’s time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor before 2019 hits.
However, when it comes to growing your team and finding that perfect new hire, it’s better to start early.
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
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
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
There are so many career options in the real estate industry, but most people only think of becoming real estate agents when they venture into the business. They imagine making a comfy living while working on their own schedule and being their own bossRead More
In last month’s newsletter I shared a couple of fun videos about the Millennial generation and what it is like to work with them. (If you didn’t see them, check them out here).As I shared in that article, the common complaint about the Millennial generation is that they don’t share the same “core values” as their predecessorsRead More