One of this summer's hottest best sellers according to the New York Times is The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. This book does a great job discusses the benefits of outsourcing, automating and systematizing your way to the life you want. It's about escaping the chains that tie one to a desk and limit our income and freedom.
If you've read this book I'm sure you thought about it being helpful to hire someone on an outsourced basis to help you build your business and capture some free time. But, training that someone to understand the contract management or listing management can be difficult. Many of our clients have told us they tried that before coming to us.
If you haven't read it, I promise you won't be disappointed. There are so many ideas in this book that you can implement immediately to help you take back the freedom you seek in owning your own real estate business.
While it would be tough I agree to work as a Realtor for only 4 hours a week, I do believe that implementing systems and enlisting help can drastically cut back busy work.
Do what you love and what you're good at and outsource the rest.