Would you like more time, better performance, more success, less responsibility? These are just a few of the reasons to hire an assistant. I want to quickly show you how to easily identify items you can delegate to an assistant. I will let you be the judge on how helpful it will be to hire an assistant.
Let’s do a quick exercise. Compose the following 2 lists:
- List all of the tasks you do for your real estate biz and how much time that takes
- List all tasks that would help improve your biz and how much time they will take
Example Tasks: Total 40 hours
Write 5 blog entries – 3 hours
Maintain participation in forums, social media – 5 hours
Send out newsletter – 4 hours
Answer my emails and phone calls – 10 hours
Market to find 25 prospects and evaluate – 10 hours
Write 5 offers – 5 hours
Face to face meetings – 3 hours
Tasks to improve my biz:
Market to find and evaluate 25 more deals per week – 10 hours
Write 5 more offers per week – 5 hours
Network, social media, buyers lists, private money generation, build relationships – 10 hours
Now I would like you to look at these lists and ask yourself, “Could someone else help me with these tasks?” “Do I HAVE to do this?” I look at the example lists above and realize that all of them can be delegated to some degree. Some I need to make the final say, but that would only require about 20% of the allotted time to each task.
The key is to define a system and delegate every process and task in that system that you do not absolutely positively HAVE to be you. Of course I want to make the final decision on whether to write an offer. But I can delegate as much of the marketing and evaluation as possible so I can quickly be presented with the all the information and make a quick decision. An assistant can easily maintain social media, email and phone calls. Anything an assistant cannot handle is passed on to me/you.
After a few months, you can really improve these systems and delegate many tasks to an assistant. It is amazing how much time can be saved, business can grow, performance improves, etc. I highly recommend getting an assistant, even Virtual Assistants are a great resource in your success.