Need office help…are temps the way to go? - Posted by JohnB_NJ
Posted by JohnB_NJ on May 05, 2000 at 01:23:35:
Funny, last year I was not doing that much business…this year…I am on fire. I had 3 closing this week (two buys & a simultaneous flip close). Now,I am not complaining…but I am working 12 to 15 hour days. Between marketing, rehabbing (minor cosmetic stuff…yeah, I should hire someone to do the painting) and getting the closing bugs worked out, I don’t have any time to enjoy the day.
So, it is time to hire someone to help me with my lead generation (calling fSBO’s out of the various papers, sending out postcards from fresh lists) and various other things I just can’t keep up with.
What would be the best route? Hire someone and deal with payroll, SS taxes, fed and state withholdings…yuck…
or should I hire someone from a “temp” agency. That way I do not have to deal with payroll and all the hassel that comes with it.
I do have another choice, one of my tenants was a telemarketer and she offered to use her skills to net me some leads. I am considering that approach because she is not shy about calling people and reading a script and working with it so it doesn’t seem like she is reading from a script.
Anyway, i am would greatly appreciate any input. Thanks!
PS: Today’s simultaneous closing was a real “sweater”…I had my seller and my buyer at the title agency and my buyer’s mortgage company didn’t wire the money. My seller was very confused because he didn’t know about my buyer in the other room. Thank God I have a great title company…the underwriter signed off on the funding and promised the wire in the morning…my title company closed the transaction and paid off the seller. OK, I have to wait until tomorrow to pick up my check…that’s ok… I am just glad the deal didn’t crash.