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EP025: How to Hire a Rockstar Team – Thursday's Q&A Session

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This is part-two of a question Audrey asked last week. Be sure to go to episode 23 to catch up on how to hire a great acquisitions manager, and to find out when it’s the right time to hire certain people depending on the stage of your business. Today, Alex furthers the conversation by going into detail on how he finds his talent and pre-screens them. It can become costly hiring the wrong person for your company, which is why you want to take precautions to make sure the person you hire is the right fit for the job at hand.


Key Takeaways:

  • Once you begin to fill your business with rockstar people, you’ll begin to get back your time and have more freedom.
  • Alex loves hiring talent on
  • You want to have your applicants jump through some hoops to weed yourself out of the lazy ones who didn’t read the job description.
  • If you find a great person who you’re already doing business with, reach out with that person and build a connection with them.
  • Avoid playing email tag when trying to setup a time to speak to someone on Skype. Get a scheduling system.
  • What kind of things can you do to pre-screen people?
  • You want your job applicant to answer around 5-7 questions on the interview form.
  • Get your job applicant to post a 2-3 minute video talking about themselves on YouTube.
  • If the person doesn’t complete these hurdles, you know they’re not the right person for you.
  • When they’ve passed the initial interview phase, have them take a Kolbe A Index test.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Here’s a great resource to find pre-screened, trained Real Estate Virtual Assistants!

Kolba A Index Test



You have to put up some hurdles so that when people read your job ad, they’re required to do 1-2 things.

Some of your best hires will come from your network.

I once hired a sales manager and this person was struggling to attach a file to an email.


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