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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I aways keep the wage low with  a bonus in months when she/he helps the company  to excel.

Sep 01, 2015 02:01 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Yes, but keep in mind that not all assistants are a "her".

Dec 21, 2018 12:07 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I would suppose it depends on her work performance and what you're paying her.  

Sep 01, 2015 11:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

An argument can be made for this, but it does depend on what you are paying your assistant. I had one in NYC who has a broker's license and didn't want to sell. I paid her nothing, but 5% of each commission and she made more money than many full-time agents in the office (and was very happy and loyal).

Sep 01, 2015 10:08 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great question - I think a bonus helps - we work essentially on bonuses 

Sep 01, 2015 08:30 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Will. I have two assistants, pay them salary and bonuses.

Sep 01, 2015 05:54 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Will - You can certainly start with a regular wage and then tie some sort of bonus based on performance/meeting certain goals/revenue generated.

Sep 01, 2015 04:31 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

OH HECK YA!!! and my dear Will :) arent i as a man good enough to be your assistant.. SORRRRY could resist that. yes for sure a bonus and a % on deals she gets/saves /influences  etc

Sep 01, 2015 02:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It depends how you assess the situation.  I would start with a regular salary to begin with, and she how it works out, and then if it does, think bonus.  A

Sep 01, 2015 02:09 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Absolutely. It will enhance their feeling part of the tean, and prospering with you.

Sep 02, 2015 05:02 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Thats your call.  Depends on how valuable the assistant is to you and how busy your business is.

Sep 02, 2015 04:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Bonus arrangements are great incentives. However, I would wait to see some performance before offering additional incentives. 

Sep 02, 2015 03:55 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Will Hamm It would depend whether the assistant was licensed.

Sep 01, 2015 11:54 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Assistants eligible for bonus are those on the consumer contact lead generation and conversion tasks. No bonus for the assistant who edits the video tours and writes and creates the fliers.

A questioner yesterday was considering paying a telephone assistant $1,200 for every closed deal. Now that is a over the top bonus. That persons phone should be burned up with all the incoming requests to 'help' make those call.

Sep 01, 2015 09:53 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No, that should be based upon the quality of work. It can be an incentive?

Excellent question Will.

Sep 01, 2015 02:11 PM