We did it. We finally hired a full time assistant!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

I'm kind of a control freak.  So is Amanda.  

For this reason, we've held off on hiring an assistant.  To have somebody else in control of some of our stuff scared the heck out of both of us.  

Well, last year we found ourselves running around like chickens with our heads cut off for about 9-10 months of the year.  

That's no way to live.  

We promised ourselves that this spring we'd hire an assistant and we finally did!

This year has been record breaking for us and for our office.  We're on pace to close almost twice as much as we did last year.  

Without an assistant there's no way we could handle that and provide the great customer service that we are known for.  

Plus I'm sure we'd forget things, trip over ourselves, and probably go crazy!  

Letting go of "control" was a little tough at first, but it has become easier.  

Our assistant handles all of our paperwork once it's signed, orders title work, surveys, and inspections, coordinates our closings for us, does some of our marketing, and is in communication with our lenders the title companies through the entire process.  

Just having those things off of our plate is a huge relief.  

This gives us more time to sell more, work more, play more, and to expand on some of our marketing (watch for videos soon!).  

See you at the top!

 

 

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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.

 

Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.

 

Enough about us...

 

Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.

 

Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  

 

Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 

 

We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.

 

Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at JaredChristiansen@gmail.com, or Amanda427@gmail.com.

 

 

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John McCormack, CRS
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Looks like we may have to follow your lead if this HOT market continues.  We've been working 7 days a week.  In fact we worked all the holiday weekend.  Not complaining but rather thankful and blessed with the flood of work.

May 27, 2014 12:34 AM #1
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Hi Amanda and Jared

I can tell you once you have a good assistant you will wonder how you lived without for so long.

May 27, 2014 12:40 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
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This is very impressive.  On track to close almost twice as much as last year!  No doubt, letting go of control and hiring an assistant was the right thing to do. I wish you continued success and happiness.

May 27, 2014 12:44 AM #3
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So far, we are still able to manage, but it is my father, my wife and me, so we have some assistance. I do spend a lot of time working with my agents as the broker in charge helping them with issues, challenges and opportunities.

It was actually slow on the holiday weekend. I had a couple of inquires from agents about showing properties, but no appointments scheduled.

May 27, 2014 12:51 AM #4
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Good for you guys. And you're so right now you'll be able to spend more time where it's important, with your clients and creating new stuff.

May 27, 2014 01:45 AM #5
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Beth Atalay
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Jared and Amanda, it's not easy to let go, you've made a great decision, wishing you continued success.

May 27, 2014 02:13 AM #6
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Congrats on taking the leap. I highered my manager, Michelle last year and it is really a relief to have a second set of eyes tracking escrows, loans, etc.  It is amazing how it can make such a huge differnce and free up time so you can focus on what you do best, sales. 

May 27, 2014 02:13 AM #7
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Glad you made the move, if you do not have an assistant , you ARE the assistant,

Important task are for the people who have the most to lose, now you can spend the time on whats really going to move you to the next level. 

May 27, 2014 02:15 AM #8
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Hopefully your assistant will allow you to continue to see such great growth.  Good decision that will allow you to focus on new business.

May 27, 2014 07:11 AM #9
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Jared, kudos to you and Amanda for giving up a little control - I know that isn't easy at all. Your record breaking year is proof you made the right decision. Can't wait to read about all your continued success. You deserve it and work hard for it!

May 27, 2014 09:21 AM #10
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Thanks so much for the support everybody!  While giving up "control" isn't our favorite thing, we know it's necessary to take our business to the next level.  

Your kind words are appreciated!

May 27, 2014 10:38 AM #11
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Sharon Paxson
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Good for YOU!! I am working on following your lead. I have recently brought on a buyer's agent, but need someone for the day to day operations.

May 27, 2014 11:09 AM #12
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Karen Feltman
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Letting go of complete control is difficult, but it sounds like you found a great person to be a "transaction manager" and that is where you can gain a lot of your time back.  Good for you!

May 27, 2014 01:18 PM #13
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Donna Foerster
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Jared~ I'm a control freak too, however having someone else to count on would be a huge help to our business and free up more of our time. I'd love to find out more about the process you went through to find someone. Maybe we can chat some time next week. (I'm heading out of town tomorrow.)

May 28, 2014 03:20 AM #14
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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Congratulations on finding the right assistant. Sounds like the best move you could make!

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