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7 Real Estate Job Descriptions to Hire an All-Star Team
Your job descriptions should be informative, but also stand out. How do you write one that isn't boring, too standard, or just a supremely lame laundry list of duties? The first step in growing your business is to think about hiring your team. And when that time comes, you will need to sit down and compose job descriptions that will entice the best candidates to come knocking on your door. Where do you start? List out the responsibilities of the role, then think about what traits, skills, experience, and education is necessary to perform the job well. We put on our thinking caps and did some of the work for you. Here are some sample job descriptions for various roles that make up an all-star real estate team. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and should be tweaked and personalized to better align with your perfect new hire.
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NAR hires two heavyweights to head up Communications and Advocacy
I recently had the pleasure of working with Victoria Gillespie. When I saw NAR's announcement about her become their new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, I was thrilled! She is the consummate professional and she knows a TON about the effective ways to leverage today's marketing techniques to help an organization engage with its direct customers and their clients. I'm confident she is going to bring a ton of fresh thinking about the ways to make the REALTOR® brand stronger, while finding ways to deliver content to consumers that will help consumers understand why turning to a REALTOR® for all of your real estate needs is a MUST. Congratulations! Shannon McGahn has a very impressive background, too, where she has built lifelong relationships with Washington political leaders. Looks like she has what it takes to take NAR advocacy to the next level!
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Detailed Guide to Hiring an Assistant for Your Real Estate Business
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Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant? What You Need to Know
It seems nearly every successful agent reaches a point in their career where they are "almost" able to afford taking on an assistant. But it's a big leap. You not only have to cover salary, but benefits too. Then there's recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and the onboarding process. Finally, you have to spend time training them – and that could take a lot of time. Time you don't have. Then there's all the paperwork that comes with having an employee. This is why a lot of agents never take the leap. Yet, nearly every top producing agent that hired an assistant took a leap of faith. And they never looked back. It was when their business growth began to explode. But not every agent can afford or would want to hire a full-time agent, even successful ones. Still, busy agents need help and shouldn't be spending so much time on non-income producing tasks.
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Step Up to the Plate and Recruit a World-Class Team
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4 More Tips for Building a Real Estate Dream Team: To Hire or Not to Hire?
  Building a real estate dream team that allows you to achieve a healthy balance between work and your personal life is no easy task. While finding and connecting with these "cream of the crop" candidates who can handle a high level of teamwork is definitely a big step in the right direction, it's only half the battle. In our first article in this series, we highlighted 4 tips for recruiting top talent that Linda McKissack shared during her Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, "Leverage Your Business Through Systems, Tools and People." Once you've piqued their interest about joining your team, it's important that you get to know these potential team members in order to determine if they complement the values and goals that you have set for your business. To do this, there are a few steps that McKissack stresses are of the utmost importance during the interview process. Here are the final 4 tips for building your very own real estate dream team! 5. Get A Background Story According to McKissack, interviews should be used to uncover a person's background story, rather than asking what they can do for your company. She says this can be done in three steps. The first is to have them tell you a little about themselves. Get an explanation of what motivates them, what their career goals are, and have them highlight any skills they are particularly proud of. Remember that "talent knows what it wants or is searching to know," so the next step is to explain your story. Share information like how you have worked your way to becoming a business owner, or your ideas for the future of the business. If they like what you have to say, it may inspire them to join your team with the hopes of reaching the same success in their own careers. The final step is to explain the story of your company and give a tour in order to give them a better understanding of what it's like to be a part of your team.
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The Importance of Having the Right People at Your Real Estate Brokerage
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Monday Morning Mobile
Mobile Technology is changing the way the world operates, largely by providing Smartphone users the opportunity to visit a website directly from their fingertips. It is no secret that while consumers are getting much more demanding of the offerings websites provide on their mobile devices, REALTORS® have been responsive, and answered the need. The services that are currently available to real estate firms for their marketing can include text message lead generation, QR codes, apps and most importantly mobile websites to send listings to consumers’ mobile devices. Being easily accessible from an iPhone, Blackberry, Andriod or other Smartphone is key in this fast paced industry. For that reason, forward thinking brokerages have placed mobile technology in the forefront of their marketing techniques. This has proven to not only enhance the experience of the buyer and seller but also allows the agent the benefits of being the most relevant, and technologically advanced in their market place. This has also resulted in agent productivity and loyalty from the forward-thinking broker’s prospective, “Providing our agents the opportunity to offer it ahead of the competition—considering we are a strong locally owned company vs. the major national companies—our agents were able to leverage this mobile technology, property text numbers and QR codes ahead of the market. It definitely has helped set us apart in the markets that we serve in Los Angeles.” says Michael Williamson, executive vice president of The John Aaroe Group.  
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