Productivity

Is it Time to Hire and Assistant?

January 25, 2018

When your real estate business is growing exponentially, client relationships, closings, leads, marketing and maintaining your sanity can get tough. When you find yourself doing everything you can and still not having enough time in the day it may be time to hire a Realtor assistant.

Although finding the perfect assistant may seem difficult and time consuming, once you hire an assistant you are able to pass the busywork along and have valuable time to dedicate to new clients and building your volume.

Yes, hiring an assistant is a big step in your business and may seem a little scary but in the end, it could be worth it!  Still unsure if hiring an assistant is the right move for you?

Here are some other ways to know when it is time to hire a helping hand:

  • You might consider hiring an assistant when you’re consistently closing over 25 deals a year
  • When you have more than 15 leads a month
  • When you find yourself working 50- 60 hours a week
  • If you are pushing deadlines due to being consumed by B and C level tasks that are eating up your time and energy
  • When you find that things are falling through the cracks despite your best efforts
  • Or when you have little to no time to yourself

Hiring an assistant can also become critical when you are no longer:

  • Fast to respond
  • Easy to reach
  • Quick to get people information

When you are no longer fast to respond to clients, easy for clients to reach, or quick to get clients information, then you risk doing major damage to your real estate reputation. Clients look to you for help during a stressful and transitional time in their life and if you can no longer live up to those expectations they are unlikely to refer you to friends.

When you start to get overwhelmed, it makes sense to consider hiring a real estate assistant. Even a part-time assistant can help you organize your schedule and take care of administrative duties so you can spend more time focusing on your buyers and sellers.

Tired of feeling like just a number? Every Village Realtor is a partner in our shared mission to build a better real estate experience.

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