Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Donna,

Our measuring stick for this is: "Is this worth the time to do it myself?"  How do you value your time per hour?   We outsource considering what we would charge for our time.  Recently, a client wanted us to review their CMA presentation and make new suggestions.  We suggested that he reviews all the points, and let us know what he felt were weak point, and we would work on those,  This saved him $$$ of our hourly rate, and he got what he wanted exactly.  A

Nov 24, 2014 02:56 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Ron & Alexandra Seigel ~That's a good measuring stick. Now I need to figure out what my time is worth! Thanks!

Sarah & Les Oswald ~Very similar to what Ron & Alexandra do in their business!

Gabe Sanders ~We do just about everything ourselves too, that's why I'm trying to determine what's best to outsource. Back end web stuff for sure!

Nov 25, 2014 03:12 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thanks Debbie. It's just me and Rich, no assistants. I'm not sure I want any either. I would prefer to outsource to companies that specialize. Just need to figure out what makes the most sense to do.

Nov 27, 2014 04:18 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Makes good sense Sam Miller .

Jenna Dixon ~I'm not very good about mailings either, however I haven't found a realiable source that mails when I want them too. Guess I need to do more due diligence to find the right partner.

Nov 26, 2014 02:23 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I always ask what is the return of my time worth? Is my hourly rate $10 or am I worth much more? I also make sure I am not spending my time on things I have no expertise at, such as website building.

Nov 25, 2014 12:54 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I have a team.

Sep 23, 2017 10:13 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , Joan Cox and Susan Haughton ~Thanks for sharing. I'm going to be working on our plan for 2015 and I want to be smart about how we spend our time!

Nov 30, 2014 05:18 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We outsource newsletters, website stuff,  monthly local events calendars. photography and videos.  I need to revamp things this year, though, hope to look at that in December.

Nov 29, 2014 10:54 PM
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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 had an assistant last year, and did not work out, so AGAIN doing everything myself.   I did hire someone to come in weekly to clean my floors.  That really helps!   

Nov 29, 2014 11:45 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

This is the first year I have outsourced my photography..hired professionals and love the quality of the pictures and the time saved.

Nov 29, 2014 11:32 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) ~Do you outsource any of your marketing, web design, mailings?

Nov 29, 2014 01:09 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Larry and I handle all our clients, even when it gets a little hectic at times.  We like to know first-hand how a deal is progressing...

Nov 28, 2014 04:27 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I do my best to delegate work to my assistants and trying to empower them more as they learn more/take on more responsibility.  I focus on the customer/estimates/trying to close sales and directing all the marketing/networking.  (I also have to take care of paying bills/books, etc.)

I have an acct to help w/ me taxes and quickbooks, etc.  This year I'm doing more on quickbooks but plan next year is to that hopefully I can have money to pay bookkeeper at acct do this work.

My assts do things like answer the phones, set up appts, confirm, send out thank you cards after appts, 1 yr anniversary, take care of all of productiong (e.g. setting up installs, getting deposits/balances, going to job starts, etc, manage issues/questions that come up on jobs), dropping of donuts to realtors, dropping off thank you gifts to customers, etc.  (we have way more customers than you have clients).  Following up w/ leads to set up appts, read my emails..whatever I can think of to have them do to allow me to go to more appointments w/ customers.

Nov 26, 2014 09:43 PM
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Donna Foerster, We outsource web design, web templates, printing, postcard designs, single page websites, most video editing, court house research on our listings to name just a few.

Nov 26, 2014 10:48 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

Donna Foerster, I do too much myself.  Almost everything.  Back end web design stuff I leave to the experts.

Nov 24, 2014 01:12 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am a believer in empowering others, I teach and coach others to success.

Jun 28, 2019 09:57 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I support my husband in his business.

Apr 25, 2018 09:25 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thank you Susan Haughton and Dagny Eason ! I'll keep your processed in mind when planning for 2015. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 01, 2014 05:08 AM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I like to outsource the photography for the larger more expensive homes, and outsource some of the newsletter and mailings to an old assistant, and have a part time video editor...  During the summers I have been hiring interns to help on some of the research for my website. 

Dec 01, 2014 12:12 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have clearly defined roles within our team of 30+

May 31, 2018 06:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

At this moment - everything!

May 10, 2017 11:38 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Dagny Eason and Roy Kelley ~Thanks for sharing your best practices.

Dec 03, 2014 05:14 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Very busy agents need one or more assistants to help with the phones and to update the database,

Dec 01, 2014 10:13 AM