As a real estate agent, you know that there are a lot of tasks that you need to handle, and it simply makes great business sense to outsource these tasks. A lot of realtors are a part of a big real estate agency or may actually be in a small market and will have to perform each and every tiny detail for every transaction.
Quite honestly, you will have to spend a lot of time meeting prospective clients or getting listings. Would it not make your life a whole lot easier to simply outsource some of the administrative tasks and concentrate on getting new leads?
There is no doubt that outsourcing is a really hot topic, and I know that there are some people who still do not look upon outsourcing in a favorable light.
As a realtor, it does make sense to cut down on your overhead expenses and boost your profits. There is a lot of success outsourcing to the Philippines. Do you know that you can get an outsourced virtual assistant for your real estate business at less than a thousand dollars for 160 hours a month?
Yes, it may seem pretty wrong, and you may even be thinking of suing me for “taking advantage” of these offshore workers. It is important that you understand that the wages that are acceptable in some parts of the world are far below the wages accepted here in the US. Trust me; these workers are more than happy to earn $997 per month in a country where the average person earns below $500! So you will not be taking advantage of these workers, they will be very happy to work with you and will be totally committed to their duties.
Some of the tasks that you can outsource as a real estate agent include:
• Posting property listings to social media websites
• Returning e-mails
• Updating Facebook page
• Conduct research
• Tweeting new property listings
• Posting blog entries and ads etc.
You do not have to outsource your company’s financial tasks, especially if it contains a buyer or seller’s financial information – quite frankly, it is not ethical. Some clients will be quite upset if they found out that their real estate agent is outsourcing their administrative tasks and their financial information is traveling across the globe and back.
Instead of sitting in the office trying to make calls, reply emails, call clients, find new and better property listings and doing other administrative tasks all by yourself. Why not employ the services of an offshore real estate virtual assistant to ease your burden? It is not going to cost you a fortune to hire the services of a reliable and competent assistant. What are you waiting for?!
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com