Top 5 Signs You Need a New Employee

Have you ever had an employee who was “OK” but not really fantastic? They were capable of doing the job but maybe their attitude wasn’t the best, or they made a lot of little mistakes? They were probably a nice person and your clients probably liked them but in your gut you knew that they were not performing at the level you really needed them to. … Continue readingTop 5 Signs You Need a New Employee

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Hiring Mistakes Realtors Make (and How to Avoid Them)

By the time a Realtor calls me for help filling an open role on their team, chances are they’ve looked on their own, and they’ve probably made a few hiring mistakes along the way. Today I’m going to share with you the four most common hiring mistakes I hear from agents, based on my more than ten years of experience helping Realtors hire. … Continue readingHiring Mistakes Realtors Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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, and if you put too many steps into your process, you risk losing great candidates along the way because another employer swoops them up. … Continue readingReal Estate Assistant Job Interview Questions

How to Use the Disc When Hiring Assistants

If you think about it, the way we interview candidates is fraught with pitfalls. First of all, you put two strangers in a room, and one stranger asks the other stranger a long series of questions. And then in a relatively short amount of time, both people have to decide if they want to be in a long-term interdependent relationship. … Continue readingHow to Use the Disc When Hiring Assistants

How to Assess Candidate Skills (Real Estate Skill Tests)

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. … Continue readingHow to Assess Candidate Skills (Real Estate Skill Tests)

How to Grow a Real Estate Team | Interview With Coach Bill Renaud

There’s a lot that you can learn from this interview, but there are a few important things that we guarantee you’ll be able to internalize and apply in the future.
The secret to leading a team of talented, motivated people
How to decide when and how to grow a real estate team
When and how to hire a buyers agent
How to find clarity during your team-building process
The importance of getting buy-in from all team members at every stage of your growth
Bill’s screening method for testing someone’s commitment level
How to reduce employee turnover
I’m really grateful that I had the chance to pick Bill’s brain, so I hope you enjoy listening. Don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments if you have questions, concerns, or simply want to give feedback on what you think it takes to build a rockstar real estate team. Want to start building your own team? Click here to dive in. Learn more about Bill and his incredible company at:
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Listing Coordinator vs. Listing Manager Job Description

What’s the difference between a real estate Listing Coordinator and a Listing Manager? What qualifications are required for each job? Learn about the “day-in-the-life” for these essential jobs on a real estate team. If you’re new to the industry, it can be difficult to understand what all these different jobs mean, and what kind of qualifications you need in order to be a top-quality candidate.
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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. … Continue readingInterview | Virtual Executive Assistant Liza Lambert

Transaction Coordinator vs Transaction Manager Job Description

Being a transaction coordinator is a highly process-oriented job. This is a job for someone who loves paperwork and details and can handle multiple projects at the same time. However, even though the process is, essentially the same every single time, every transaction is different. Every client is different. And therefore while there are repetitive tasks in this job, there is still a lot of variety. … Continue readingTransaction Coordinator vs Transaction Manager Job Description

Real Estate Assistant Salary Guide – 2019

In 2018 Pro R.E.A. Staffing placed 81 candidates across the United States and Canada, but for the data set we’re talking about today, we’re going to throw out the salaried buyer’s agents, the property managers, and the very high-level, senior-level roles, and we’re just going to focus on real estate assistants. However, under that umbrella of real estate assistant, we have a lot of different job titles and different levels of responsibility. So we are also talking about executive assistants, marketing coordinators, listing coordinators, transaction coordinators, and a few other roles. If you want the details, the granular details, download our salary guide. … Continue readingReal Estate Assistant Salary Guide – 2019