Buyer & Seller Caller Application Process
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This page is for new applicants and Ishidos interested in joining our Buyer & Seller Lead Calling Team.
Job Requirements | Why Consider Buyer & Seller Lead Calling? | Calling Statistics | FAQs | Caller Directory

If you are selected for hire, you will be assigned a mentor for training. You must complete all paperwork and training to continue on with the Lifebushido Calling Team.

As a Lifebushido employee, you will be required to work a minimum of ten hours per week, with the opportunity to work up to a maximum of 25 hours per week, or 100 hours per month. Our schedules are generally flexible, and if a client requires consistent, regularly scheduled hours, you will only be assigned to those hours if you want to commit to those hours. A majority of our clients offer a flexible schedule, with calling taking place between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm in their time zone. Once you are an employee, you will have the opportunity to train for a variety of different types of calling, and once you achieve 100 hours of calling, you will be able to apply to other teams within the company or advance into a variety of different positions. Total weekly hours of work for Lifebushido cannot exceed 25 hours per week (100 hours per month), inclusive of all teams that you work for. Together, we will help you find your perfect work mix.


What are the requirements to become a caller?

  • Calling Team FAQ's http://lbinternal.wikispaces.com/Calling+Team+FAQ%27s
  • You must enjoy talking with people and helping people.
  • You must have a passion and desire to provided excellent customer service.
  • You will need a pleasant phone voice. Your phone voice for both messages and live calls could be critiqued by Steve and other management when you apply and once calling for clients.
  • You will need unlimited long distance for outbound calling and the ability to call from a blocked number if required.
  • You will need a quiet environment to call from with zero chance of background noise.
  • You must have high-speed internet access.
  • You must be able to commit to ten hours of calling per week.
  • You must be able to read and follow directions with little supervision.
  • Once you have started training you must be completed within the timeframe discussed in your interview with Kristina Richardson.
  • You must attend meetings bi-weekly with your mentor.
  • Types of calling we do on the calling team: http://lifebushido.wikispaces.com/Caller+-+Quick+Links+-+Types+of+calling



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Why consider buyer & seller lead calling?

  • Flexible schedules. You will have a number of required hours to meet each week, but you can do it around your life.
  • It's fun! Many of our callers never considered this type of calling before, but after trying it, they love it.
  • Customer satisfaction. You will get to see the benefits of your calling as leads become clients.
  • The ability to build a schedule between 10 and 25 hours per week. We work with our callers to be sure they have the amount of hours they need.
  • Caller camaraderie. Most of our callers are active on Trillian or GTalk chat, and they are more than happy to assist each other.
  • Growth and experience. Many people that started as Callers with us have advanced to other non=phone positions to create a good mix of hours. After calling for 100 hours, you can mix phone and nonphone work to build the perfect work at home position. The sky is the limit!



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Calling Statistics

Whether the calling is to current clients or prospects, the following are rough averages of the quantity of calls and numbers.

  • Per Hour - A Caller makes between 20-30 calls per hour, depending on the type of call and database.
  • Bad Phone - Often, about 5-10% of the phone numbers are bad or disconnected and we simply update the database.
  • Voice Mail - A majority of calls are a voice mail machine and we leave a short 30-second voice mail message. The message will always mention the real estate agent name and their phone number so any callbacks go directly to our client. About 80% of calls are voice mail, with an average of about 60%. Thus, it is important to be persistent and consistent in leaving messages in a cheerful voice and updating the database for a future callback.
  • Live Calls - The vast majority of live calls will be pleasant and happy to hear from the real estate agent company. Our experience is that probably 1-5% of calls, at most, are not interested in chatting for a few minutes.



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FAQs

I have no real estate knowledge, can I call?

Sure you can! Calling is a great way to start learning about real estate. We will train you on real estate programs that you will use for calling. If you have a desire to learn, you can call.



I've never made outbound calls before, but I love working with people. Can I call?

Yes. If you have a pleasant speaking voice, meet the requirements and you are not afraid to jump in and start, you can call.



What is the purpose of Buyer & Seller Lead Calling?

Real Estate agents are extremely busy and most of them do not have time to properly follow up with their leads. That is where we come in. We follow up with leads for them and work to connect the leads to an agent when they are ready to buy. This type of calling is warm because these leads have voluntarily provided their information to the agents either while attending sponsored events or having visited their Website.


To Apply:

The application process takes about 1 hour. If we like your application, you will be selected for a phone interview. To apply and be considered for a phone interview, be hired and start within two weeks, please do the following:
  1. Send us an email following these guidelines:
  • To: talent@lifebushido.com
  • Subject: Applying for a Calling Position at Lifebushido - FirstName LastName
  • Attachments: Your resume & your Lifebushido Job Application Essay(these should be uploaded into your Online Job Application on Quickbase, as part of Step 2, prior to sending this email).
  • In the body of the email include - These attachments must be submitted in either Word format or PDF document to be considered for interview.
    • The questions below along with your answers.

Once you have sent in your application package, our talent team will contact you for with further information.

Please copy & paste the following questions into your email and answer them:

Your Name:
Your Location and Time zone:
Your Phone:
Your Email:

Top 2-3 Team Choices from the list below:

Lifebushido General Questions
Lifebushido Team Specific Questions
  • Are you experienced with social media posting?
    • If so, what forms or places?
  • Are you experienced with website work?
    • If so, briefly explain what web design experience you have.
  • Do you write and/or blog? Please explain if yes.
  • Do you have any experience with Real Estate?
    • If so, briefly explain.
  • Are you able to schedule calls with clients and keep a calendar? Please list what calendars you have experience with.
  • Do you have unlimited long distance?
  • Do you have a zero noise background available when making calls?
  • In your time zone, are you able to make outgoing calls between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm?
    • If not what hours are you available Monday through Sunday?

Have you signed up for the recruiting process emails via www.lifebushido.com and jobs@lifebushido.com?
  • Have you completed the Online Job Application in Step 2, above, and uploaded your resume and job application essay to Quickbase?



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