Q: Denise, I am at the point where I need some help in my business. However, I have some big concerns about hiring an assistant. The last time was a disaster and I spent so much time on training someone who I never should have hired. I don’t want to go down this road again, but I can’t grow my business doing it all myself. What do you think?
A: It is not unusual to bring someone in your business who doesn’t wind up working out. Did you marry the first person you dated? Finding the right complement to your business can be tough and I see a lot of agents choosing an assistant that has a lot of the same sales personalities they do. I like to look at personalities when choosing the right assistant.
Many agents are either promoters or supporters – people people. However, when looking for someone who is great at tasks and organization, you want to find someone with analytical in them. Analytical personalities are the detail and task folks. They may not be bubbly and overly-friendly because their primary focus is tasks, not people, but you can count on them to get the job done.
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