OK, Summers over! back to work!

Real Estate Agent with Optimar International Realty

Although I kep reading how "The Real Estate Market" is in the doldrums, i personally must say that Summer was good to me,albeit I worked my tail off harder than usual to close these transactions, it was fun!

I realized that like many here on A/R, the market has changed which means so has my marketing strategy!

Like many I was spoiled from Buyers who were driving up the housing market! Today, the buyers are different, it`s a tougher market and you have to bring "Your A Game" to work each day.

That means, I`m hiring an assistant to cover my bases as I take the next Leg Up in my career.  

Comments (12)

Jenny Lozano
Florida List for Less Realty,Inc. - Boca Raton, FL


You`ve done amazing this summer! Great job!

Sep 04, 2006 11:13 PM
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
Erika, hiring an assistant will help you get to the next level and be well worth the cost.  Good job!
Sep 04, 2006 11:27 PM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL


You`ve come along way baby!

Sep 04, 2006 11:46 PM
David Eiglarsh
RE/MAX Concierge - Weston, FL
CRS, CDPE, Serving South Florida

Hi Erika, From past experience, be certain to hire the right person (maybe I'll make that a subject of a future blog?!!) If you get the wrong person, it will set you back both in time and money. I've had dozens of assistants since in the past 10 years. Some have been great, others have been disasters!

Sep 05, 2006 12:02 AM
Bob Pavey
RE/MAX Hometown - Aventura, FL
Good for you an assistant will get you to the next level. It's a big step in you business. I recommend someone who can do everything so your time will be in front of Buyers and Sellers
Sep 05, 2006 01:49 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Erika, I thought summer is all year in Florida :-)
Sep 05, 2006 04:23 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
Hard work produces results
Sep 06, 2006 06:40 AM
Peter Andres - Lic. in FL & NY GRI,SRES,CNE
REALTOR - The Villages, FL
When you hire your assistant(s), distinguish the duties for the licensed to the unlicensed assistants, up front with them. Give the unlic. the admin and clerical duties and make them accountable.
Sep 14, 2006 04:45 PM
Maha Musson
Sunshine Eagle Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Great move Ericka, Good Luck
Sep 17, 2006 04:05 PM
Carl Guild
Carl Guild & Associates - East Hampton, CT
Central Connecticut Real Estate
Erika - your doing a great job on your blog. I have thought about getting an assistant. Keep us posted on your trials and tribulations of this next-level advancement!
Sep 20, 2006 06:37 PM
Robert Mayo
Mayo Auction & Realty - Your Kansas City Auctioneer - Kansas City, MO
Congratulations on your decision to hire an assistant.
Sep 23, 2006 06:52 PM
David Gilbert

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Sep 27, 2006 11:51 PM