Carmen Phu: ‘If you have a bright idea, you share it … we’ll find a way to do it’

A day in the life of a real estate office manager

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Inman is interviewing office managers. Here’s Carmen Phu, office administrator and marketing specialist at McGuire Real Estate. Walk us through a day in your life. What’s the first thing you do when you get to the office and the last thing you do before you leave? What happens in between? On a typical day, one of my various tasks is to make sure all photography is scheduled, and to design any needed graphic pieces for marketing -- postcards, brochures, fliers, newspaper ads, private showing invitations and more -- for listings awaiting to come on the market or planning for a big community fundraiser event, or pet adoptions, etc. I then review all files to ensure they’re compliant by communicating with the broker or transaction coordinators. For planning events, I organize caterers, photographers, local artists, design invitations to send out, and we’re well-advertised across all types of news and media outlet. In my free time, I work on neighborhood map...