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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Big time multi-tasker.  I enjoy doing every aspect of my job, I even place the For Sale Signs, all paperwork, everything myself.  It is a great way to learn the business.   I showed 60 properties last week, if I had assistants showing those properties, I would know less about the great Tucson housing market :)
Spirit

Jun 12, 2015 09:16 AM
Rainer
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Teresa Evans-Johnson
Pearson Smith Realty - Martinsburg, WV
Realtor - Pearson Smith Realty 304-279-8140

I know many agents get consumed with business prospects and I can appreciate the utilization of a trusted assistant.  However, I have discovered that for me personally, I would much rather do tasks myself than to pay someone to do them for me.  I've been disappointed in the past with the lack of work ethic and integrity in delivering a product I feel proud to put my name upon.  I pride myself on a job well done always. With no assistant, I can accept the credit, or be accountable for the blame (if any).  So to answer your question -- I am a multi-tasker.

Jun 12, 2015 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No Genius...just a working fool

Jun 12, 2015 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,147,037
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

A checklist works wonders as long as I can continue to read.

Jun 12, 2015 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
699,177
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I do it all

Jun 12, 2015 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

neither.... when I was actively working as real estate broker/associate, I did one task at a time....and never with the help of anyone....did it all myself....

Jun 12, 2015 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Sanity requires an assistant.  I can multi task like crazy...much easier to focus on one thing at a time and much more accurate. A

Jun 12, 2015 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,570,671
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do not have a personal assistant. I try not to multi-task--it is less efficient than dealing with one item at a time.

Jun 12, 2015 10:56 PM
Rainer
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

But Barbara Todaro, now you are the assistant (or perform the duties of an assistant). I think the other question, Paul, is does an assistant help your business produce more than you could produce by yourself? And I think the answer is no, not if you have to go behind the assistant and correct all of their mistakes. So then the next question is how do you find a trustworthy and competent assistant who is worth the compensation you pay them?

Jun 12, 2015 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, No, No, not me. I can only do one thing at a time and only if there are no distractions...I have an assistant, in another room, far, far away, upstairs.

Jun 12, 2015 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
937,291
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I am a one man show, but would never consider myself a genius.

Jun 12, 2015 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,267
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm not a multi tasking genius, but I do make lists of things I need to get done and I'm constantly adding to it as the day goes by. That helps me keep track of what I need to do and what I've done. 

Jun 12, 2015 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington No personal assistant here.

Jun 12, 2015 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,678,375
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sandy and I rely on each other.

Jun 13, 2015 12:04 AM
Ambassador
956,233
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Just me. 

Jun 12, 2015 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,623,382
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

A personal assistant?  What is that Paul?  

Jun 12, 2015 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,537,424
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I am not a good multi-tasker but have a very good assistant.

Make it a great weekend!

Jun 12, 2015 07:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,637
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Paul. Multi-tasking is a lie. It cannot be done. I do not hire multi-taskers.

Jun 12, 2015 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,568,363
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm currently multitasking since I'm not that busy. I work with a team, so it is often helps. Otherwise, I bring additional help for a specific tasks.

Jun 12, 2015 04:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am currently reading "The One Thing", while doing a dozen other things, as Gary Keller says, I probably am not as good at multitasking as i thought i was.

 

Jun 12, 2015 04:31 PM
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3,987,060
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am a pretty good multi tasker but still can't do it all myself and need a part time assistant. 

Jun 12, 2015 04:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,813,520
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have a wonderful assistant. Enables me to focus more.

Jun 12, 2015 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes and Yes!

Jun 12, 2015 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Not sure about being a genius but even with an assistant I do some multi-tasking.

Jun 12, 2015 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
431,293
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I'm a multi-taster...

Jun 12, 2015 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
818,052
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Both.

Jun 12, 2015 07:48 AM
Ambassador
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Does a husband count?

Decades we were led to believe that multi-tasking was the way forward.  We now know this is not true and we are to do one thing, do it well, and move to the next thing.

Jun 13, 2015 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Neither, just struggle to make do.

Feb 17, 2019 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Both!

Apr 25, 2018 05:50 AM
Rainer
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Curt Hess
ExecuHome Realty - Annapolis, MD
Luxury Home Consultant, Team Leader & CEO

I've read that multitasking actually lowers ones IQ. That must be why I seem to get dumber over time? Dunno, I need to get back to whatever I was working on before the ActiveRain email came in.

Jun 13, 2015 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
612,606
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

The appearance of my desk does not lie...I am a multi tasker.  Luckily we are a family run business so we "assist" each other.

Eve

Jun 13, 2015 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Multi tasking is a misnomer.. I can only do one thing at a time ! Would love to have an assistant to help me stay on track!

Jun 13, 2015 01:00 AM