Looking for a new assistant

Forgive me for the lack of posts the last few days. Have been snowed under with work, in part because we recently parted ways with my assistant.

The bad news is that we’ve had to do a bit of scrambling to pick up the slack caused by her departure.

The good news is that we’re hiring again and I’m hoping one of my readers can help me find the right person. (In fact, if you introduce us to the person we ultimately hire, we will send you a check for $250.)

Before I post about the job, I want to take the time to say the following: In the past, I have been loath to post these kinds of jobs here. The reason is that some regular readers have applied and then I felt bad about not hiring them. So, let me say, for the record:

  • I’m not the easiest person to work with;
  • I need a specific kind of person, and the fit is at least as much about personality as it is about intelligence, work-ethic, knowledge of real estate, etc.
  • So, no one who applies but is not hired should regard this as a reflection of my opinion of that person’s worthiness or future in the real estate business

So, that said, here’s the job: Creating purchase and sale agreements, managing the flow of escrow paperwork, scheduling inspections, assisting with investor relations, and standard personal assistant tasks.

You must be:

  • Unusually intelligent
  • Able to think & write clearly
  • Extremely well-organized
  • Punctual
  • Energetic
  • A decent human being

Prefer prior real estate transaction experience, but willing to train the right person. If this is your first job out of college, I’m going to expect to see very good grades.

Starting pay is $20 / hour. Hours are M-F, 9:30AM – 5:30PM with occasional night / weekend over-time. Health insurance offered after two month trial period. Office is just south of Echo Park.

Successful applicant will be subject to a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.

To apply: Send resume plus a short covering note explaining why you want the job to moses@adaptiverealty.com.