The Two Main Reasons
Hiring a real estate assistant is a big step for your real estate career. It allows you to focus on your clients while growing your business. Training a new assistant, though, is time-consuming.
Instead of taking time away from clients and business development to train your assistant, enroll your new assistant into a training program designed for real estate agents like you.
Real estate assistant training provides the knowledge, systems, tools and resources they need to succeed, and there are two primary benefits to investing in this training.
Training Expedites the Onboarding Process
Onboarding a new employee takes time. You need to not only introduce them to your processes, but also to real estate practices in general if they are new to the industry. From contracts to client needs and your network of stagers, contractors, and inspectors, it’s important that your assistant learns how to properly handle every situation while knowing who to call.
Enrolling your assistant in training, though, gives them the foundation they need to succeed in their role so you can stay focused on what matters: building your business.
You Stay Focused on Building Your Business
As a real estate agent, your business is focused on you building relationships with your clients, which takes time and energy.
You hire an assistant to be a resource and sending them to real estate-specific training ensures that they really do become that resource.
Then, when they complete their in-person training and begin the coaching phase, they’re ready to step into your office to support you as you build your business.
What Your Real Estate Assistant Can Expect
It’s important to prepare your assistant for the training so they know what to expect. This is typically done during the interview process when discussing job expectations, but an additional conversation can be helpful.
Real estate assistant training includes both hard and soft skills:
- What their role entails
- What they can and can’t do if they aren’t licensed
- How their role differs from an agent’s role
- How to get and stay organized
- How to hold you accountable as needed
- How to read contracts and agreements
- What tools and templates to systemize their work
Our training program also includes one-on-one coaching. While you will have to handle certain elements of their onboarding, we find that one-on-one coaching helps you stay in the field while your assistant continues to get personalized help to resolve questions without contacting you.
Investing in real estate assistant training will do more than save you time while onboarding. It ensures your assistant can help you grow your business by properly handling contracts, keeping you organized, and how to use assistant-specific tools to help save you both time and money.
As a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry, I support Georgia real estate agents by helping you hire assistants to reduce stress, increase productivity, and grow their business. I also offer training services so your new or current assistant can help you grow your business by managing day-to-day tasks. For Keller Williams’s assistants, I offer an additional half-day of training for Keller Williams assistants on KW Command.
If you’re ready for hiring and training support for your new assistant, give me a call at (404) 451-0044 or send me a message.
Loreé Moore has spent almost 20 years in real estate. While she enjoyed being a licensed real estate agent, she discovered her strengths lay in her superb organizational skills and attention to detail. She turned her talents and real estate insight to running several agent teams, which resulted in the creation, implementation, and constant updating of systems to help agents run their businesses more efficiently.
Because of her success in bringing order out of chaos, Loreé spent several years as a Market Center Administrator for two separate Keller Williams offices in Atlanta, where she oversaw the financial management and reporting of offices with 250+ agents each, with attention towards fiscal compliance with state, company and brokerage guidelines.