As an Investor, Property Manager, and Mentor I am often asked the question “How will I know if the person I am working with is a true professional?”  This is a question we are all faced with at one time or another, whether we are looking to hire a plumber, accountant, dietician, or hair stylist; and the answer is often very difficult to find if you don’t know what you are looking for.

Below is a list of characteristics I look for when determining if the person I am talking with or interviewing is actually a professional in their field.  It is important to remember that years of experience, or level of education, does not always make a person the professional you want to be bringing on to your team. It is also important to note that a lot of the signs you are looking for are found beyond the words you are hearing.  It shows in their work, their office, their mannerisms, and their beliefs, so just because they have the right answer does not mean they are right for you!

Professional vs Amateur