Skilled and experienced real estate assistants are hard to find these days. Good news, if you’re an assistant and are thinking about getting licensed, as that skill is in high demand. But if you’re a real estate agent considering hiring an assistant, it’s worth taking a step back and considering how important it is that your assistant has their license before they’re hired. This article will review the pros and cons of hiring a licensed real estate assistant, and I’ll discuss what an unlicensed assistant can and can’t do to help you grow your business. … Continue readingWhat Can an Unlicensed Real Estate Assistant Do?
How can a new hire succeed in the first 90 days? The key may be the 90 Days to Thrive Coaching Program offered by Kathleen Metcalf’s team. This program is geared toward new real estate admin hires and their agent to help the two of them get started on the right foot. In this interview with one of the 90 Days to Thrive coaches, Tiffany Lawson, we explore the universal concepts that can be applied to any team, any hire.
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Imagine this scenario: your assistant has worked with you for about a year. You like them and they get along well with your team and the office. At this point you trust them to complete all of their job duties and when necessary to go above and beyond to help you. You believe that they are loyal and you feel good about their performance. Then, all of a sudden, or perhaps over the course of time, you notice that things are slipping through the cracks. Projects are taking longer to complete and your assistant doesn’t seem as focused as they used to be. What happened? Believe it or not, it’s your job to know how to keep a talented real estate assistant motivated. … Continue readingHow to Keep a Talented Real Estate Assistant Motivated
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