Using Your Real Estate Virtual Assistant To Their Fullest Extent

Just last week, I had an agent ask, “Are you a virtual assistant?” When I told her I was, she said, “That’s great!” As it is becoming increasingly popular, more and more real estate agents are seeing the value of using a real estate virtual assistant. You just want to make sure that you’re using your real estate virtual assistant to the fullest. Then, you can focus on what you do really well, sell houses. That’s why you went into the real estate business. In fact, many real estate agents love that aspect of their business. How To Use a Real Estate Virtual Assistant To Their Fullest Listing Coordination: One of the most sought after tasks that a REVA does is listing coordination. There is no need for you to place all of your energy into marketing your listings when we can do it for you. Blogging: Do you love blogging? If the answer is no, you are not alone. We can help you keep your blog current, so that you gain the benefits of fresh content on your website. Blogging also showcases your expertise – something you don’t want to take for granted. Property Management: There’s a few of us out there that can help you with your lease listings, which can be an additional source of income for you. Social Media Management: Sadly, this is one of...

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Reduce Your Workload By 50% With A Real Estate Virtual Assistant

The beauty of my work is that I get to see firsthand how much can be accomplished when a real estate professional and a virtual assistant team up on a project. You can reduce your workload by 50% with a virtual assistant. Let’s Talk Retraining          Sometimes as a virtual assistant, I will get a call from a real estate agent who has just lost their on-site assistant. Things get serious when, in a day, they need to find someone to fill their assistant’s shoes. This is where we come in. Once we have become familiar with your system and programs, we can quickly work with you to keep your business on track. Create Systems I’m big on systems, as things can fall through the cracks when systems aren’t in place. Online office systems are a great place to start. I work with an agent who has everything online for his team – everything from the buying and selling process to the lease process…and it works. Evernote is a great way to create systems as well. What I love about their checklists is that when you’re ready to use the checklist again, all you have to do is select the Format tab, click to-do, and select uncheck all. Failing to Utilize Your Virtual Assistant To reduce your workload by 50%, you can’t fail to utilize your virtual assistant. While it’s...

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The Real Estate Virtual Assistant – How We Can Help

More and more real estate agents are relying on their virtual assistants to support them to ensure that their listings get maximum exposure.   The time that you spend prospecting and following up with your buyers and sellers can eat away at your day if you have a big enough client base. A REVA, real estate virtual assistant, can give you back some of the hours lost caring for basic admin work.  Why Some Don’t Utilize a Virtual Assistant Many agents choose to juggle all of their responsibilities themselves. Why? Some of them will admit that it’s hard to give up control of their business. They realize that in doing so, they have given up control of their lives. With each listing or lead comes great responsibility. Your client expects you to care for their listing as if it were your only one. At the same time, is this possible when you have three or four listings you have to care for, as well as representing buyers on some of your transactions? The short answer is no. Why Some are Utilizing a Virtual Assistant Agents are choosing to put aside their fears and use the services of a virtual assistant. As they do so, they are finding that they have more time and their business has reached a more productive level.  They’re choosing to do so for countless reasons: ◊ ...

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The Truth About Real Estate Virtual Assistants

You’ve been thinking about using a real estate virtual assistant, but you’re not completely convinced. The truth is that they’re growing in popularity, because the relationship between real estate agents and virtual assistants works so well. Some are saying that real estate virtual assistants have drastically lowered their expenses. Others have said that using REVAs allow agents to better control their overhead costs. How Can I Be Sure The truth is that you won’t be sure until you test the waters. Isn’t this so with employees, though? My sister works in an office where she supervises 30 employees. She says that when she leaves the office, their work slows down. A real estate virtual assistant’s business depends on their dependability. If they are lax in their work habits, it will show and they won’t be in business long. There are other reasons, though. Usually, you hire an employee for 40 hours a week. You can use your virtual assistant for as little as one hour a month. We even have “test the water” packages, where you only purchase one hour of services. I suggest at least five simply because of the discount. However, the one hour package is still there for those who want to try it. What About Communication This has never been a problem with me and my clients. They know how to get in touch with...

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