Do You Use An Assistant Or Do You Fly Solo???


I have been thinking about hiring an assistant, even though I do have systems in place.  It’s good to get rid of the busy work.

Via Barbara Todaro (RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma):

How do we know when we have reached our maximum capacity for workload?  How many active transactions have you had at one time to bring to completion?  The market has slowed down presently compared to that period before the bubble burst, so this is not really an ideal testing period.

Do you follow up on your own transactions or do you have an assistant?  I was never in favor of leaving my transactions in the hands of anyone other than myself.  Follow up was my job along with everything else that was required to close a transaction. 

In my opinion, an assistant is required only if you are not an organized person and do not have systems in place.  For those who have systems established, there is really no limit to the number of transactions that one can handle on their own.

I’ve had as many as 45 new construction transactions at one time.  That magnitude of work demanded many procedures to be diligently followed so that the correct information was relayed properly to the right builder.  This was certainly a test of organization and following specific procedures routinely through the completion of each of the 45 homes.  It was a great exercise in discipline, and at that time, I thought nothing of it.  One needs to be young, energetic and focused to accomplish that without an assistant.  Do you use a co-pilot or do you fly solo??




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About susanmorrison

After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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