The new year is here, and you may be looking to take your real estate business to the next level by hiring a licensed assistant. But what makes the perfect assistant? We put together a list of characteristics to look for when hiring as well as a quick overview of what tasks you should hand over once you have your assistant in place.

What Makes a Perfect Assistant?
When deciding who to hire to help you take your business to the next level, there are a few things to keep in mind—and to include on your job listing. The best real estate assistants are detail-oriented so you don’t have to be. They keep on top of managing your schedule, your documents, and everything in between.

Of course, a good assistant also needs to be service-oriented as they’re working to not only make your job easier but also to provide a good experience for any clients they may come in contact with.

Freeing up Time to Make More Money
The most important thing an assistant gives you is more time, and as a top-performing agent, it’s up to you to make the most of it. By giving your assistant the administrative tasks that don’t produce income, you can focus your schedule around making more money.

Just what are these tasks? Start with your listings. A good assistant can manage putting your listings together and making sure they get posted so you can keep your attention on growing your business.

Similarly, consider putting your marketing efforts into your assistant’s hands. From managing your email campaigns and posting on social media to purchasing client gifts, these small tasks can add up quickly, but an assistant can help keep them under control.

Assistants also make great transaction coordinators, managing all the paperwork and deadlines involved in a real estate transaction.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level
While an assistant can free up time to help you grow your business, your choice in an agency can have a big impact, too. If you’re looking to make the most out of your real estate business, consider joining the Benchmark team. Take our quick online assessment today to learn more.