In my corner of the world, real estate is booming ( I'm holding my breath that it will last for a while). The last 3 weeks have been crazy. 6 sales, 3 contracts still being negotiated, numerous new listings & 4 new buyers. I'm working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day and still can't keep up. I called in a temp assistant yesterday, who worked for 5 hours. It felt soooo good - I was finally caught up with paperwork!
Then today came --- and by the end of the day, I was almost in tears because I was behind again. Just keeping up with the phone calls, emails, negotating, new addendums, etc, I never even touched the list of things on my TO DO list.
How do you keep up?? Even the temp said I had good systems in place, I simply had too much "stuff" that needed to be done. I can't keep up!
I've thought about a virtual assistant; but that won't help with the faxing, completing forms, submitting sales to the office & that sort of thing.
I'm not complaining, it's a nice problem to have; but I have to find a solution to weather the storm.