This week we’re talking about how to hire for your property team – whether it’s a property manager, an assistant, a bookkeeper, or just about any other role you can think of.

We’ve talked about the benefits of hiring many times, so this week we talk through the exact process we use to maximise our chances of finding the perfect candidate.

We cover:

  • How to set yourself up for success before hiring begins
  • The different hoops we make applicants jump through (and why)
  • How we organise the process to keep track and minimise our time input
  • The questions to ask in an interview
  • One critical step you mustn’t miss out
  • The killer question to ask when taking up references

Resources we mention are:

Resource of the week

This week’s resource is a Trello board, which is the template we use when we’re executing the hiring process we talk about in this episode. Take it, make whatever modifications you want, and you’ll find that it makes it way easier to keep track of where you’re up to with all your applications.

Get the Trello board here

And as an extra bonus resource, Rob B was on the Graduate Jobs podcast talking about how to land a job in property – so if you’re seeking a role rather than hiring for one, make sure you check out his words of wisdom.

News this week

House price growth is hotting up in the north and cooling down in the south, according to The Telegraph.

Wow, does that mean we’ve actually got a prediction right for once?

Don’t forget to register for a meetup!

Next week will be the first Thursday of the month, which means…it’s meetup time again!

There are over 30 meetups taking place, and they’re totally free. All you need to do is find one near you, put your name down, and turn up for an evening of friendly and informative chat with other property obsessives.

See the full list and sign up here

Join the conversation

Do you have any tips from when you’ve hired for your property team?

Which tasks do you wish you could hire someone to take off your hands?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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