The Outsourcing Conundrum A Tale of Two Stephens

The Outsourcing Conundrum: A Tale of Two Stephens

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Stephen Atcheler


Hey folks, it’s Stephen Atcheler here—your dynamic duo of real estate wisdom, both as a skeptic and a convert. Today, we’re in for some Jekyll and Hyde action, with a twist of humor and a sprinkle of “Ah, that makes sense!” Let’s talk about the apprehensions many real estate business owners have about outsourcing. But not just from Mr. ShoreAgents’ point of view; I’ll also be flipping the coin to show you the “Skeptical Stephen.” Are you ready? Good, because I sure am!

Outsourcing No Way Theyre Stealing Our Jobs
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Skeptical Stephen: “Outsourcing? No way, They’re Stealing Our Jobs!”

Ahoy, folks! Skeptical Stephen here, reporting for duty. Let’s cut to the chase. I’m not sending jobs overseas. Period. Why should I when I can support the local economy?

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ShoreAgents Stephen: "We're Not Pirate Ships, We're Cruise Liners!"

Ahoy back, mate! You know, this isn’t a pirate invasion; think of it more like a cruise liner bringing exotic goods and opportunities from afar. When you outsource, you free up your local team to focus on tasks that need their specific expertise. It’s like having a navigator so you can focus on steering the ship! Plus, the ‘stolen jobs’ are helping another economy flourish, which in turn creates a broader market for everyone. Win-win!

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Skeptical Stephen: "I Can Do It All Myself, Thank You Very Much."

I’ve been in this business for years. I know the ropes, and I can get things done faster if I just do it myself. Why pay someone else?

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ShoreAgents Stephen: "From One-Man Band to Orchestra Conductor"

Oh, Skeptical Stephen, you’re the Sisyphus of real estate, aren’t you? But let me remind you, you could be a majestic conductor waving a baton, not a one-man band struggling to play every instrument. With outsourcing, you get a whole orchestra of skilled players, each an expert in their own instrument. Bravo!

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Skeptical Stephen: "Outsourcing Is Like Walking Through a Minefield. So Risky!"

Why should I trust someone halfway around the world with important tasks? What if they mess it up? The risks are just too high.

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ShoreAgents Stephen: "We're Your Bomb Squad"

Oh, you drama king, you! Outsourcing isn’t diffusing a bomb; it’s more like having a skilled bomb squad (that’s us, by the way) to navigate through the challenges. We’ve got metal detectors, protective suits, and years of experience to ensure things go smoothly.

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Skeptical Stephen: "What Can an Outsourced Team Even Do For My Business?"

I mean, seriously, what kind of tasks can someone so far away even handle? Fetch me virtual coffee?

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ShoreAgents Stephen: "From Virtual Coffee to Virtual Empire"

First off, if you find that virtual coffee, let me know. But in all seriousness, an outsourced team can do everything from admin tasks to customer relations, digital marketing, and more. It’s not just a hammer in your toolbox; it’s the entire Home Depot.

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The Grand Conclusion: Meet You in the Middle?

So there you have it, the inner battle of Skeptical Stephen vs. ShoreAgents Stephen. Whether you’re a skeptic or on the fence, the point is to chuckle, ponder, and maybe—just maybe—give outsourcing a whirl.

Let’s meet in the middle, shall we? Go ahead, give us a try, and if it doesn’t work out, you can always tell me, “I told you so.” But if it does, welcome to the ShoreAgents fan club!

Until next time, stay quirky and keep questioning!

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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