How to Write the Perfect Job Description in One Step
I want to share with you the easiest way you can go about hiring for your very next position. For a lot of us in real estate, this is going to be like an administrative-type hire.
First of all, what I want to say is if you are starting to expand into a team model - you are moving beyond the solo agent model - the first hire you should be making is not actually a buyer's agent. I think that is one of the biggest mistakes folks make. I made that same mistake when I started my team. The first hire that you should be bringing on your team is an administrative person to basically take some of the work off your shoulders.
The easiest way to go about writing your job description is to make a list of all the things that you do not like doing in your business. A great place to start would be all the things that you do now that you know do not actually make you money, such as scheduling a home inspection. You have already landed that client, earned the trust from that client, found them their home and negotiated the deal. Scheduling the home inspection is not actually making you new money. It is just servicing the business that you have already won. So, that is not a good thing for you to be doing. Changing out the batteries in the lock boxes that are warning you that they are about to die ... that would be another one, as an example.
Now, you're going to turn that list into a hiring ad. The person you are looking for is somebody that can take over items one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that you do not want to do in the business anymore or you simply do not have time for or they are not adding basically to the business's bottom line!
Your job description really is that easy to write!
Further, I also want to share with you the job description that we used to get over 140 job applications in this tough market where unemployment is at 3%. Send me an email at [email protected] and let me know that you are looking for that job description. I will be happy to send it to you - verbatim - the way that we had posted it. Take it, rip it off, duplicate it and make it your own. Hopefully, it works well for you!