Debunking Real Estate's Greatest Myths Why Outsourcing Isn't the Villain You Think It Is

Debunking Real Estate’s Greatest Myths: Why Outsourcing Isn’t the Villain You Think It Is

Stephen Atcheler
Stephen Atcheler


Hello, and welcome to the first chapter of what I can only describe as an epic saga! I’m Stephen Atcheler, the Captain Jack Sparrow of the real estate world, steering the good ship ShoreAgents through uncharted waters of opportunities. Grab some popcorn folks, because we’re about to dive deep into the wild, wacky, and utterly misunderstood world of outsourcing in real estate. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a ride full of twists, turns, and perhaps a few somersaults.

“They’re Stealing Our Jobs!”

Ah yes, the classic. You hear it on the news, you read it on social media, and let’s be honest, your Uncle Gary probably yelled it at Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve got news for you: outsourcing is not a sinister plot to snatch jobs like a seagull swoops down for chips.

In reality, outsourcing actually creates a stronger, more robust economy for everyone. It allows businesses to streamline, optimize, and hey, even survive tough times. It keeps your local teams focused on what they do best, which might just secure their job in the long run. Besides, those ‘stolen’ jobs? They’re not going to an abyss; they’re fueling an economy in another part of the world, creating global balance. It’s the Circle of Life, Simba, but for jobs.

“I Can Do It All Quicker Myself!”

Sure, you could be the one-man band, playing the drums, the trumpet, and shaking a tambourine between your knees. But let’s be real, you’re not going to win any Grammys that way.

Outsourcing lets you be the conductor of the orchestra, not the frazzled multi-instrumentalist. You get to lead a team of specialized experts who can take care of tasks faster and often better than you could alone. So put down that tambourine and pick up a conductor’s baton.


“It’s So Risky!”

Let me let you in on a little secret: life is risky! You take a risk every time you step out of your house—or stay in it, for that matter (ever heard of indoor air pollution?).

With proper vetting, the risks of outsourcing are minimal compared to the gigantic, fire-breathing dragon of a reward it can bring you. At ShoreAgents, we’re practically the knights in shining armor, slaying that dragon and bringing you the treasure (in this case, efficiency and savings).

“Yeah, But What Can They Even Do?”

This one always cracks me up. Imagine thinking you’re hiring a virtual assistant, only to find out they can also manage customer relations, handle social media, conduct market research, and maybe even make a mean cup of virtual coffee. Our talent pool is like a Swiss Army knife, packed with all the tools you didn’t know you needed but won’t be able to live without.


Upcoming Weird and Wacky Tales

If you thought this was fun, hold onto your hats! We’re going to be dissecting this topic from all angles—through the eyes of staff, the impact on the Philippines, and even from the perspective of your potentially overworked local team members. Our aim is to at least make you crack a smile, have a good chuckle, or—dare we say it—change your mind if you find yourself nodding along to any of these myths.

So stay tuned, because the best is yet to come. And if after all this, you’re still a skeptic, give us a shot. What’s the worst that could happen? You end up with a more efficient, cost-effective business? Oh, the horror!

Take a leap of faith with me, and let’s dive headfirst into the fantastic world of outsourcing possibilities.

Stay zany and open-minded, my friends. To be continued…

About the Author

Meet Stephen Atcheler, the Managing Director of a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Company. Stephen has been working in the industry since 2013 and has a wealth of experience in making outsourcing work for real estate businesses. He fell in love with real estate at a young age and has been working in the field since 2005. Stephen's passion for real estate and helping other business owners thrive led him to start his own real estate business in 2012, and eventually, to establish a real estate virtual assistant company to take it to the next level. Stephen's wealth of experience and knowledge in real estate and outsourcing make him the perfect person to guide you in setting up your own virtual assistant team. Feel free to reach out to him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

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