Let’s say you’re a real estate agent and business is going well. You have a full-time list of clients that keeps you busy. But you also find that you can’t be in two places at once, which puts strain on the way you handle your business. Sometimes, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to handle everything from data entry to follow-up to dealing with other realtors.
What do you do? The fastest way to expand is by hiring a real estate virtual assistant who has experience in dealing with these exact issues. Not only will they help you free up your time by handling your most menial and time-intensive tasks, but they’ll do it with skill and experience that you can’t get from just any virtual assistant.
And what exactly can they do? Let’s take a look at some of their unique skills:
- Real estate marketing. Real estate marketing is its own skill. Creating buyer’s packets, powerpoints, mailers, handling graphic design with sites like Canva, scheduling blog posts…they all come with their own unique subset of skills, which is why it’s important to hire someone with specific experience in real estate.
- Real estate operations. From helping with transaction management to the data entry that comes with each listing, a real estate virtual assistant should have the knowledge and skills to take away your burden without constantly asking how to do everything.
- Research. How well can a virtual assistant with a more general background conduct research? With enough time, they may eventually figure it out. But it’s far easier to hire a real estate virtual assistant who knows how to update your CRM with new notes on your leads, handle client feedback, research new leads for buyers and sellers, and access everything online.
- Following up with leads. This is a common task for most virtual assistants, but in the world of real estate, you’re talking about following up with leads who are spending a lot of their hard-earned money on these major transactions. It takes a virtual assistant who understands that—and everything involved—to do this well.