Do you feel like you’re running around 90 miles an hour with your hair on fire?
- Are you running out of time before you've run out of work to be done?
- Do you wish you had two of you to help with your daily duties (a "Second Self", if you will)?
- Has the sales portion of your business (not to mention your family) suffered because you’re spending way too much time on your administrative duties and marketing your business?
Successful real estate professionals know that, in order to be productive and stay on top of their game, they need to delegate their workload so it’s completed in a timely, proficient manner – giving them more time to focus on their buyers and sellers. That's where a Real Estate Virtual Assistant comes in. But, what should a Real Estate Virtual Assistant be doing for you?
The right Real Estate Virtual Assistant has the experience, dedication and knowledge to take care of just about any job a traditional in-house assistant can do for you. They never call in sick, you don't have to pay for their health insurance and payroll taxes, they need no training and you only pay them for work they do. There is no "down time" cost for adding a Real Estate Virtual Assistant partner to your staff.
A Real Estate Virtual Assistant should be able to help you organize and maintain your online presence. This includes blogging, social media networking and marketing yourself where it counts. That's what gets your name on the tips of potential real estate clients’ tongues and keeps your phones ringing.
A REVA can also make sure your clients' listings are promoted across the web to get the most exposure. As you already know, most buyers in today's real estate market turn to the internet first when looking to purchase a home...even before they decide on an agent to represent them. So, getting your clients' listings seen on the internet is an important factor in selling real estate to today's tech-savvy buyers. Using mobile sites, drip campaigns, weekly or monthly newsletters, consistently blogging, targeted social media marketing and a professionally designed and maintained website can create a platform for both you and your clients to gain a widespread audience, especially to those potential buyers who are outside of your local real estate market and are contemplating a move to your area.
Your clients hire you to handle their real estate transactions because they need the knowledge and expertise you possess. This is the same reason you need to hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant. A dedicated REVA continually educates themselves on the latest marketing techniques that help their REALTORS® succeed, just like a smart real estate professional does with their continuing real estate education. The REVA you hire doesn't even have to be in the same city or state as you are to get the job done. We, at Second Self Virtual Assistance, have worked with clients from as far as Hawaii and Alaska to New York and Florida.
These are only some of the things your Real Estate Virtual Assistant should be doing for you. There may be a special project that pops up that necessitates getting help. A REVA can do that. Do you need someone to help you with traditional real estate marketing (such as flyers, postcards, etc.)? A REVA can do that. Only need someone to handle listing syndication or weekly blog writing? A REVA can do that.
Set an appointment with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant to discuss your current support needs and let your REVA set up a Plan of Action to accomplish your professional goals. Stop running around at 90 miles an hour with your hair on fire and start enjoying your real estate profession – and your family!
Originally posted on my Real Estate Support Blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/09/running-around-90-miles-an-hour-with-your-hair-on-fire/.