Hands-Off But Hands-On : Virtual Assistant Benefits
Boosting productivity with the help of a Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Realtors, we have good news for you! Real Estate Agents can make more by doing less. Yes, you read that right. How? Let us walk you through.
Imagine this, you are your own boss, working independently at your own favorable time and pace, and making a good sum of income while helping people with one of the most complicated and crucial transactions of their lives. This is Real Estates Career. Fulfilling their dreams while fulfilling yours.
This scenario sounds so ideal and real, but of course, it also comes with its downsides. Turning most of these cons to pros—this may be the greatest benefit a Realtor can get from having a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
It is of general knowledge that career in Real Estate highly involves time, money, and effort. Sad to say, many realtors fail to recognize the huge amount of work required to become a successful one in the industry.
Let us break each con as we discuss in simple and concise terms the “SAVINGS” benefit of hiring a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
It is given that in this career, you work in a flexible time, convenient with your own lifestyle at your own designed rate. They say you make the best income depending on the amount of time you invest.
By the start of your day, you check your schedule and activities which generally includes meeting potential buyers and sellers, visiting several sites and present home features to buyers, discussing financial information, maintenance costs, and purchase process with the client, and overall act as an intermediary in negotiations between the seller and the buyer. These are just some, and yet the list of tasks goes on.
If a realtor aims to become a successful one, of course we are not talking about a single transaction. How about the daily paper works that should be accomplished for every deal? The various documents the clients need to have access with to continue along the sale process?
Are you willing to do this way over your own designed schedule to the extent of even eating up your time on your days off? Sad to say, you may end up working more.
Too much work, so little TIME. How to SAVE TIME? Have a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
Have you ever thought of duplicating or having yourself cloned just to do several things in different places at the same time?
Being a realtor requires multi-tasking that often goes out of hand. We are aware that you can only do so much.
You would want to close as many deals, and at the same time, prepare data and create presentations that would be of valuable use to your client during the process. You would want to do on-site visits on properties with the buyer, and at the same time, generate more leads and manage network relationships online. You would want to work with loan officers, attorneys, and agencies to complete the purchase process, and at the same time, actively advertise your business online.
So which are you going to do first? How should you classify which tasks are urgent and important? If you prioritize one task, will the other one be compromised?
It is important that you recognize the need of an assistant—a Real Estate Virtual Assistant in this case. The work of a Realtor requires a varied skill set. In order to perform all duties efficiently, you will need someone who is an expert or has specialized knowledge in marketing and administrative tasks.
Common tasks performed by Real Estate Virtual Assistants include:
• Social Media Management and Online Advertisements
• Lead generation, E-mail correspondence, and Network relationship management
• Appointment Scheduling, Proofreading documents, and Preparation of workbook presentations
Our key word: Leverage.
Focus in doing the things you are good at and let others perform the things they are an expert on.
Money is a huge factor in choosing the real estate career. Cash flow in this industry is highly dynamic, extreme, and risky. Risks can be managed by controlling certain expenses. Cost of hiring a Real Estate Virtual Assistant proves to be much lower than hiring a physical employee.
Virtual Assistants, as independent workers too, are paid only on the extent of what they worked on with no extra expenses on their benefits and needed office equipment or supplies.
Overall… Time saved plus Energy saved results to Money saved.
And so yes, you can actually be HANDS-OFF BUT HANDS-ON.
About the Author
Marketing Manager/Coordinator – ShoreAgents
Currently the Marketing Manager and Coordinator of ShoreAgents, Angie Dayrit has built her career in the Marketing field for 5 years.
Since the early age of 20, she has been exposed to the positivities and possibilities of top career industries–from Banking, Automotive, Insurance & Investment Institutions to Food Manufacturing.
She’s a firm believer of the power of out-of-the-box thinking–taking in the key things of traditional marketing while openly embracing the technological advancements of Marketing.
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