Why Realtors Should Hire Virtual Assistants

Owning a real estate agency can sometimes be a challenge. As an agency owner, you might be an excellent deal closer and shine at client meetings, but you may not be so good at updating your social media page, scheduling appointments, or data entry. Also, your time on mundane tasks is time away from high-value tasks.

What if you could find someone to do all those mundane tasks for you without breaking the bank?

A Secret Weapon: A Virtual Assistant

A Virtual Assistant

Business owners across many industries are hiring virtual assistants. Virtual assistants are highly skilled professionals or teams that work remotely. Virtual assistants add value to all businesses.

  • A full-time virtual assistant can save up to 78 percent over hiring a full-time in-house employee.
  • Hiring remote workers can drastically cut attrition costs.
  • Remote workers take fewer sick days and fewer breaks, resulting in a 13 percent increase in productivity.
  • More than half of virtual assistants have college degrees, and more than half work full time.

 

The Realtor Virtual Assistant

Realtor virtual assistants are highly trained professional assistants specializing in real estate administrative duties. They understand real estate terms. They can complete a number of tasks, including customer service, data entry, uploading listings, scheduling meetings, social media updating, research, and lead generation. They can also create presentations and marketing materials.
Because they are outside your office, they have a unique perspective. They can provide tips on how to run your business more efficiently.

 

Why Hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant?

Real estate virtual assistants provide many benefits.

 

Perform tasks

They take over many mundane tasks, thus freeing up the agent for more high-value tasks, such as meeting with clients and closing deals. The more deals an agency closes, the more revenue it will bring in.

 

Save Money

save money

Realtor virtual assistants are typically less expensive than hiring an in-house employee. They are often based in countries with lower labor costs. You also avoid having to pay benefits and needing to create a workspace for virtual assistants.
 

Lower Stress Level

A virtual assistant can help you reduce stress and enjoy your life. Agents don’t usually like the detailed work; instead, they are drawn to the more exciting tasks such as client meetings and listing and selling properties. They find administrative tasks tedious and stressful. Delegating administrative tasks to an assistant actually can lower stress levels. It can also provide agents with some time to enjoy their families.

 

Specialized skills

Realtor virtual assistants are well-trained in the administrative tasks they perform. They bring specialized skills that you and your agents likely don’t have. Hiring an assistant and delegating tasks to them will increase your business efficiency, which will also help your bottom line.

 

How Can I Be Sure I’m Hiring a Great Realtor Virtual Assistant?

You could go through the process of recruiting and screening assistants yourself, but then you’d also have to provide onboarding and training. Doing all these tasks will take considerable time and defeat the purpose of hiring an assistant in the first place. Besides, much of the cost savings come from offshoring; recruiting and screening an applicant in another country is difficult.

The best option is to use an agency that will do the recruiting and screening for you. Agencies will also do the onboarding for you. The best agencies will also allow you to interview and choose a virtual assistant who has the right skills and fits with your agency’s culture. They’ll also support the assistant so that they can perform well.

Regardless of the size of your agency and the number of years in business, you can benefit from hiring a real estate virtual assistant.

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