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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Debbie is my right arm.  

Jul 19, 2015 11:28 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am a team of three--me, myself, and I.

Jul 20, 2015 08:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I used an assistant for many years at the office and my wife has served as an assistant at home.

Jul 19, 2015 11:56 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

At the office, I have a transaction coordinator to make sure the required paperwork is in order but I'm responsible for it.  Personally, it's all me.  For better, for worse.  

Jul 20, 2015 12:37 AM
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Amanda Powell
Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland - Millersville, MD
Real Estate agent Serving the Fort Meade MD area

I have an amazing assistant.  With her help my team is able to focus on our clients and lead generation.

Jul 19, 2015 11:53 PM
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Mike Young
203kOnLine.com, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

Yes, and yes from time to time. LOL, just kidding but there are times when I wonder what they are thinking.

Jul 19, 2015 11:47 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School My Wife helps me out a lot.

Jul 19, 2015 11:46 PM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I do it all on my own, that way I know it gets done and done right.

Jul 20, 2015 04:51 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I currently am working by myself.  Have had a personal assistant, did not work out, and tried out two virtual assistants, and did not help much.

Jul 20, 2015 04:43 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

I'm my own. I can't fire me. But I do need one

Jul 20, 2015 04:25 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'm on my own.  I like to be engaged in the transaction and with a transaction coordinator, I feel as though I don't have control.   I've never had a personal assistant, though I've wanted one at times.

Jul 20, 2015 01:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet! Getting bogged in the $10 an hour stuff will consume all the time required to work ON your business as opposed to working IN your business.

My security system referred to as Sasquatch does many things.

Jul 20, 2015 12:02 AM
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Shirley Linahan
Coastal Lifestyle Realty Group - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Real estate agent serving Santa Rosa Beach & 30A

I do not use a personal assistant and am basically on my own with my husband Steve Linahan, who is also a licensed realtor and we go it on our own.

Jul 21, 2015 04:41 AM
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Rhonda Burgess
Southern Living Realty Partners - Smyrna, TN
Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist

I've had a virtual assistant before but I am presently on my own.

Jul 21, 2015 02:07 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I am a year into my full-time stint as a Realtor and I'm looking to get an assistant shortly. As Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 mentioned I am getting too busy to work on stuff that is better handled by someone grateful to be doing the work.

Take your income for the year and calculate the hourly rate. Now ask yourself if you should be bundling postcards?

Jul 21, 2015 01:36 AM
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Gerhard Ade
RSVP Real Estate - Seattle, WA
What sets me apart, will set you apart.

My experience with teams over 14 years is worse than with individuals. Less accountability, worse responsiveness. 

Jul 21, 2015 01:32 AM
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Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Great topic to discuss!  I'm on my own but use byferralonly.com to keep me organized. 

Jul 21, 2015 01:30 AM
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Victor Amadi
PRODUCER Realty, LLC - Greenville, SC
Greenville SC Realtor

I have a complete team, which includes a personal assistant. She helps me do most of my marketing, paperwork, entering, etc. 

Jul 21, 2015 01:21 AM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Like Nina, it is me, myself and I.  I am looking to see if I can find someone to lend a helping hand from time to time.\, when things get a little overwhelming.

Jul 20, 2015 10:05 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Captain Wayne - I am all on my own, however, I have a broker that helps with a lot of the filing and stuff. Plus, I have to say, my wife has a lot of real estate experience, and she speaks Spanish. She can sometimes be a great asset.

Jul 20, 2015 04:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So much more can be accomplished with good delegation.  I have several people who assist me.

 

Jul 20, 2015 02:39 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

On my own with my wife and we do considerable outsourcing which is a part of the Gig Economy.

Jul 20, 2015 12:54 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I have my own Neese...She is the best ..been with me since 1988.

Jul 20, 2015 11:18 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Hello, Captain Wayne. I have a complete Team, and a Personal Assistant.

Jul 20, 2015 06:16 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use a number of team members to help with my work.

Jul 20, 2015 05:29 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm looking for one now to work part time. We are getting a transaction manager at our brokerage too.

Jul 20, 2015 03:49 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I am on my own.  I need an assitant to help with the paperwork.

Jul 20, 2015 02:24 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Too many restrictions for licensed assistants, and unlicensed assistants need to know what they can and can't do. I have never used one.

Jul 20, 2015 01:42 AM
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is another stellar example of teamwork making the dream work in clear terms that anyone can understand.

Jul 21, 2015 03:04 PM