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The Unbusy Podcast Show shows you how to ‘unbusy’ your PM team and be able to take away up to 80% of the everyday mundane tasks they get burdened with so you can free them up to focus on more dollar-productive, high-value activities that will strengthen and grow your rent roll. For more information go to TeamsByDesign.com.

Episode #49- Adding Desk Costs- the Full Cost of Employing Locally​

When real estate business owners employ someone locally to do everyday repetitive mundane tasks they fail to add up the total cost of employment that includes ‘desk costs’ as well, which are the extra ‘add-ons’ that simply come with having someone based at your location. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 tasks list at teamsbydesigntasks.com

Episode #49- Adding Desk Costs- the Full Cost of Employing Locally​

When real estate business owners employ someone locally to do everyday repetitive mundane tasks they fail to add up the total cost of employment that includes ‘desk costs’ as well, which are the extra ‘add-ons’ that simply come with having someone based at your location. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 tasks list at teamsbydesigntasks.com

Episode #48- SEVEN Red Flags to BEWARE when Interviewing a VA

Michael Sanz has interviewed thousands of Virtual Assistants and outlines SEVEN red flags you must watch out for. Ignore these and you could very well be in for a bad Virtual Assistant experience. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 tasks list at teamsbydesigntasks.com

Episode #48- SEVEN Red Flags to BEWARE when Interviewing a VA

Michael Sanz has interviewed thousands of Virtual Assistants and outlines SEVEN red flags you must watch out for. Ignore these and you could very well be in for a bad Virtual Assistant experience. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 tasks list at teamsbydesigntasks.com

Episode #47- Michael the ‘CandyMan Entrepreneur’ and Thinking Differently

When Michael was ten years old, his parents said “If you want pocket money, go and earn it”… and so he did. Noticing a ‘gap in the market’ at school in Grade 5, he became the school ‘CandyMan’, earning more than his parents were paying their restaurant staff! This story really sets the stage for Michael much later to find new ways to run his property management team leading to Virtual Assistant entrepreneurship. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 task list at teamsbydesigntasks.com.

Episode #47- Michael the ‘CandyMan Entrepreneur’ and Thinking Differently

When Michael was ten years old, his parents said “If you want pocket money, go and earn it”…and so he did. Noticing a ‘gap in the market’ at school in Grade 5, he became the school ‘CandyMan’, earning more than his parents were paying their restaurant staff! This story really sets the stage for Michael much later to find new ways to run his property management team leading to Virtual Assistant entrepreneurship. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 task list at TeamsByDesignTasks.com.

Episode #46- The Philippine Annual TBD Christmas Party and Team Culture

Darren Hunter and Michael Sanz recorded this podcast episode while waiting at the Sydney International Airport for their Manila flight, to attend the annual Philippine TBD Christmas Party where we fly our whole TBD team from around the country to converge at an exotic Philippine location. In this podcast episode, Michael explains the importance of team culture and why this investment into this annual event is so important for everyone. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 task list at teamsbydesigntasks.com.

Episode #46- The Philippine Annual TBD Christmas Party and Team Culture

Darren Hunter and Michael Sanz recorded this podcast episode while waiting at the Sydney International Airport for their Manila flight, to attend the annual Philippine TBD Christmas Party where we fly our whole TBD team from around the country to converge at an exotic Philippine location. In this podcast episode, Michael explains the importance of team culture and why this investment into this annual event is so important for everyone. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com. Get the 30 task list at TeamsByDesignTasks.com.

Episode #45- Beating the Staffing and Salary Crisis- The New Normal

Rent Roll Bosses are calling us saying they no longer can find new staff and when they do, they’re asking for unsustainable salaries as their fees and revenue cannot support this expense. What can you do now to ensure that your rent roll doesn’t crumble under the same crisis? Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter give you real-world solutions of what you can be doing right now to deal with this issue that will affect so many rent rolls.

Episode #45- Beating the Staffing and Salary Crisis- The New Normal

Rent Roll Bosses are calling us saying they no longer can find new staff and when they do, they’re asking for unsustainable salaries as their fees and revenue cannot support this expense. What can you do now to ensure that your rent roll doesn’t crumble under the same crisis? Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter give you real-world solutions of what you can be doing right now to deal with this issue that will affect so many rent rolls.

Episode #44- VA Sweatshops Versus WFH Model

Many don’t realise that when you employ a Virtual Assistant their mental and physical health is greatly impacted by the work conditions they’re employed under. Being forced into a cramped work environment under ‘the rod’ of demanding supervisors with a very noisy open plan workspace, and then also having to travel up to 6 hours a day to and from work in very difficult Manila traffic conditions. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter explain how these models work, how they impact Virtual Assistants and why a ‘work from home’ model is a lot more caring, sustainable and healthy for your Virtual Assistant team member.

Episode #44- VA Sweatshops Versus WFH Model

Many don’t realise that when you employ a Virtual Assistant their mental and physical health is greatly impacted by the work conditions they’re employed under. Being forced into a cramped work environment under ‘the rod’ of demanding supervisors with a very noisy open plan workspace, and then also having to travel up to 6 hours a day to and from work in very difficult Manilla traffic conditions. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter explain how these models work, how they impact Virtual Assistants and why a ‘work from home’ model is a lot more caring, sustainable and healthy for your Virtual Assistant team member.

Episode #43- EA for Hire: Training Ynna for Meeting Management

Continuing with training Ynna for an EA role with a real estate boss, Michael Sanz discusses with Darren Hunter the third important foundational base- Meeting Management (after email and diary management in the previous episode). Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #43- EA for Hire: Training Ynna for Meeting Management

Continuing with training Ynna for an EA role with a real estate boss, Michael Sanz discusses with Darren Hunter the third important foundational base- Meeting Management (after email and diary management in the previous episode). Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #42- EA For Hire: Training Ynna for Email and Diary Management

Michael is currently training EA Ynna to place under a real estate boss to assist keeping them productive, and in this episode Michael Sanz discusses with Darren Hunter the first two foundations of training- Email and Diary Management. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com

Episode #42- EA For Hire: Training Ynna for Email and Diary Management

Michael is currently training EA Ynna to place under a real estate boss to assist keeping them productive, and in this episode Michael Sanz discusses with Darren Hunter the first two foundations of training- Email and Diary Management. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #41- EA for Hire: How Michael recruited Ynna as an EA

In this podcast episode Darren Hunter and Michael Sanz discuss the Ynna the new EA Michael has recruited to personally mentor train and place under a business owner (Ynna is for hire). In this episode we discuss her background, and what special things Ynna does that makes her a quality EA (and NOT a VA). Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #41- EA for Hire: How Michael recruited Ynna as an EA

In this podcast episode Darren Hunter and Michael Sanz discuss the Ynna the new EA Michael has recruited to personally mentor train and place under a business owner (Ynna is for hire). In this episode we discuss her background, and what special things Ynna does that makes her a quality EA (and NOT a VA). Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how an EA or VA can work with you and your team @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #40- When BUSY becomes BURNOUT for Business Owners

Get too busy in the business and you stand to lose your mental health, your business and even your relationships with your loved ones. In this episode Michael Sanz from Teams by Design shows you the solutions you can implement right away that will turn around burnout fast. If you’re burnt-out as a business owner, listen to this episode! Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #40- When BUSY becomes BURNOUT for Business Owners

Get too busy in the business and you stand to lose your mental health, your business and even your relationships with your loved ones. In this episode Michael Sanz from Teams by Design shows you the solutions you can implement right away that will turn around burnout fast. If you’re burnt-out as a business owner, listen to this episode! Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #39- When BUSY becomes a BURDEN for Business Owners

Getting too busy doing the wrong things keeps you away from being the ‘rainmaker’ for your business. In this episode Michael Sanz from Teams by Design looks at the core issues that keep you busy, but away from the high-value dollar productive tasks you really need to be doing. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #39- When BUSY becomes a BURDEN for Business Owners

Getting too busy doing the wrong things keeps you away from being the ‘rainmaker’ for your business. In this episode Michael Sanz from Teams by Design looks at the core issues that keep you busy, but away from the high-value dollar productive tasks you really need to be doing. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #38- Get EA Unbusy with Travel and Personal Management

Bosses: Right now your time is being smashed doing tasks that an Executive Assistant could be doing instead, allowing you to focus a lot more on the high-value tasks that will propel your business forwards. In this podcast episode, we take a look at how you can be unbusy with your data entry, e-filing and your travel bookings and personal appointments. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #38- Get EA Unbusy with Travel and Personal Management

Bosses: Right now your time is being smashed doing tasks that an Executive Assistant could be doing instead, allowing you to focus a lot more on the high-value tasks that will propel your business forwards. In this podcast episode, we take a look at how you can be unbusy with your data entry, e-filing and your travel bookings and personal appointments. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #37- Get EA Unbusy with your Emails, Calls and Appointments

Bosses: Right now your time is being smashed doing tasks that an Executive Assistant could be doing instead, allowing you to focus a lot more on the high-value tasks that will propel your business forwards. In this podcast episode we take a look at how you can be unbusy with your email management, calls and appointment bookings. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #37- Get EA Unbusy with your Emails, Calls and Appointments

Bosses: Right now your time is being smashed doing tasks that an Executive Assistant could be doing instead, allowing you to focus a lot more on the high-value tasks that will propel your business forwards. In this podcast episode we take a look at how you can be unbusy with your email management, calls and appointment bookings. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #36- Eight Essential Ingredients that make a Great EA

Bosses- you need to fire yourself from doing $10 and $15 hour tasks, stop burning long hours using up family time and get rid of your ‘ball and chain’ by setting yourself free by hiring an Executive Assistant. Here are the EIGHT key attributes in an EA you need to look out for! Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #36- Eight Essential Ingredients that make a Great EA

Bosses- you need to fire yourself from doing $10 and $15 hour tasks, stop burning long hours using up family time and get rid of your ‘ball and chain’ by setting yourself free by hiring an Executive Assistant. Here are the EIGHT key attributes in an EA you need to look out for! Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well, or just book in direct @ unbusychat.com.

Episode #35- How to RECRUIT an Executive Assistant… working remotely

The Philippines is a great place to find the right person who can take the workload off your shoulders, do your mundane low-end tasks and make your life as a boss so much easier.

BUT you can’t just employ anyone for this skilled professional role. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz from Teams By Design explains how you find them, what skills and background you’re looking for plus some other factors you’ve never even considered. If you’re burnt out and want someone to shoulder the mundane workload for you that just keeps you busy but not productive… listen to this episode. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #35- How to RECRUIT an Executive Assistant… working remotely

The Philippines is a great place to find the right person who can take the workload off your shoulders, do your mundane low-end tasks and make your life as a boss so much easier.

BUT you can’t just employ anyone for this skilled professional role. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz from Teams By Design explains how you find them, what skills and background you’re looking for plus some other factors you’ve never even considered. If you’re burnt out and want someone to shoulder the mundane workload for you that just keeps you busy but not productive…listen to this episode. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #34- How to FIND an Executive Assistant… working remotely

The Philippines is a great place to find the right person who can take the workload off your shoulders, do your mundane low-end tasks and make your life as a boss so much easier.

BUT you can’t just employ anyone for this skilled professional role. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz from Teams By Design explains how you find them, what skills and background you’re looking for plus some other factors you’ve never even considered. If you’re burnt out and want someone to shoulder the mundane workload for you that just keeps you busy but not productive… listen to this episode. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #34- How to FIND an Executive Assistant…working remotely

The Philippines is a great place to find the right person who can take the workload off your shoulders, do your mundane low-end tasks and make your life as a boss so much easier.

BUT you can’t just employ anyone for this skilled professional role. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz from Teams By Design explains how you find them, what skills and background you’re looking for plus some other factors you’ve never even considered. If you’re burnt out and want someone to shoulder the mundane workload for you that just keeps you busy but not productive…listen to this episode. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #33- Get Your Life Back- with an Executive Assistant

Bosses everywhere first went into business for freedom reasons, but over time inadvertently became a slave to what they created, making them resentful and burnt-out. Join Michael Sanz from Teams By Design and Darren Hunter from IGT as they discuss the freedom they’ve experienced by hiring an Executive Assistant (each), and how you can do it too, at a THIRD of the price of an in-office EA. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #33- Get Your Life Back- with an Executive Assistant

Bosses everywhere first went into business for freedom reasons, but over time inadvertently became a slave to what they created, making them resentful and burnt-out. Join Michael Sanz from Teams By Design and Darren Hunter from IGT as they discuss the freedom they’ve experienced by hiring an Executive Assistant (each), and how you can do it too, at a THIRD of the price of an in-office EA. Contact Michael at TeamsByDesign.com on how this can work for you as well.

Episode #32- Dealing with the DANGER of Data Breaches

The media has recently brought to the real estate industry the issue of data breaches and working with Virtual Assistants. In this episode, Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter list out the risks not only with Virtual Assistants but also risks that happen in a typical real estate office, but more importantly what things you can have in place with your Virtual Assistants and team members, to reduce your risk of a data breach occurring… substantially. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can do to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #32- Dealing with the DANGER of Data Breaches

The media has recently brought to the real estate industry the issue of data breaches and working with Virtual Assistants. In this episode, Michael Sanz and Darren Hunter list out the risks not only with Virtual Assistants but also risks that happen in a typical real estate office, but more importantly what things you can have in place with your Virtual Assistants and team members, to reduce your risk of a data breach occurring…substantially. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can do to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #31- The NINE Keys to Effective Delegation

If you hang on to tasks that someone else could do more cost-effectively than you can… then you must delegate. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz outlines the NINE keys to effective delegation so you can focus on higher-value, more dollar-productive tasks instead. Whether it’s to another team member in the office or virtually, if you need to delegate your tasks (or know you should be), you need to listen to this podcast episode. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can do to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #31- The NINE Keys to Effective Delegation

If you hang on to tasks that someone else could do more cost-effectively than you can…then you must delegate. In this podcast episode, Michael Sanz outlines the NINE keys to effective delegation so you can focus on higher-value, more dollar-productive tasks instead. Whether it’s to another team member in the office or virtually, if you need to delegate your tasks (or know you should be), you need to listen to this podcast episode. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can do to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #30- TRUE COST Challenge: PM Office Staff Versus Virtual Staff

When you add it all up, with a property manager salary, plus additional costs like super and work cover, plus operational expenses (car/phone/rent/tech/cloud subscriptions etc) to have them based at your office, how much an hour it all actually costs versus that of a Virtual Assistant… per hour. When a Virtual Assistant can do up to 80% of the same tasks a Property Manager can do (once trained), you need to know if you’re wrongly assigning lower-value tasks to your higher cost office staff, when they could be done much cheaper. In this podcast, Michael Sanz dissects these costs in detail so you can see for yourself, and know what tasks could be done virtually. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can be doing to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #30- TRUE COST Challenge: PM Office Staff Versus Virtual Staff

When you add it all up, with a property manager salary, plus additional costs like super and work cover, plus operational expenses (car/phone/rent/tech/cloud subscriptions etc) to have them based at your office, how much an hour it all actually costs versus that of a Virtual Assistant… per hour. When a Virtual Assistant can do up to 80% of the same tasks a Property Manager can do (once trained), you need to know if you’re wrongly assigning lower-value tasks to your higher cost office staff, when they could be done much cheaper. In this podcast, Michael Sanz dissects these costs in detail so you can see for yourself, and know what tasks could be done virtually. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can be doing to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #29- Best FIVE PM TASKS to unbusy your team with right away

Michael Sanz from Teams By Design managed 650 properties with an in-office team of 1.5 staff, and 80% of the work being done by Virtual Assistants elsewhere. In this podcast episode, Michael gives you the very best FIVE tasks you should offload now, to get the best results to UNBUSY your team the fastest so they focus more on customer service and growing your rent roll. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can be doing to unbusy your PM Team.

Episode #29- Best FIVE PM TASKS to unbusy your team with right away

Michael Sanz from Teams By Design managed 650 properties with an in-office team of 1.5 staff, and 80% of the work being done by Virtual Assistants elsewhere. In this podcast episode, Michael gives you the very best FIVE tasks you should offload now, to get the best results to UNBUSY your team the fastest so they focus more on customer service and growing your rent roll. Go to TeamsByDesignTasks.com for a list of 30 Tasks Virtual Assistants can be doing to unbusy your PM Team.