You’re probably one of two people…
The first one has never had a team, and has always been solo. Doing their own thing, marching to their own drummer, and spending countless hours working in their business, rather than on it.
The second one has been put through the wringer. They’ve come out the other side, dead-set on never growing or building a team again. They don’t want to be a babysitter. Why should you?
Does that sound about right?
The truth is, whether you’re Person A or Person B, I have the solution for you.
But before we get into that, let’s talk about the advantages of the team model.
Why Should I Have A Team?
The real question should be “Why shouldn’t I have a team?”, as the PROs for team far outweigh the CONs against a team.
Here are the Top 6 reasons you should have a team.
#1: Get leverage so you can grow our core capital faster and larger
#2: Have more money to put back into advertising and marketing and generate more leads
#3: Allow you to focus on dollar productive activities
#4: Free you of doing the things you never got into RE to do, i.e., transaction processing, listing processing, filing, faxing, emails
#5: Put yourself in position to become the true CEO of your business: i.e., work when you want, don’t work when you don’t want
#6: Build a large enough business so that the majority of your income is derived from past clients and SOI
The Team Member Who Will Give You Back Your Life
The first step for many of our members who are interested in building a team is hiring an Administrative Assistant.
Because that position will get a great majority of the unproductive tasks off your plate. When you think about it, do you make a difference in filing? Or processing listings? Or sending out faxes? Or responding to emails?
All of these tasks could easily be delegated to a talented administrative assistant, and in reality, an excellent administrative assistant is the glue that holds your office together.
The Skills and Responsibilities of a Rockstar Admin (aka “The Glue”)
The responsibilities of this position are varying, depending on what you need in your business. Remember, you can make the position whatever you need it to be.
These are sample Responsibilities…
- Maintains workflow by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; and developing reporting procedures.
- Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms control, office layout, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changes.
- Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Provides information by answering questions and requests.
- Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning and completing administrative projects; expediting work results.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
These are sample Skills (but, more than likely, you shouldn’t accept anything less)…
- Reporting Skills
- Administrative Writing Skills
- Microsoft Office Skills
- Managing Processes
- Analyzing Information
- Problem Solving
- Supply Management
- Inventory Control
- Verbal Communication
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