Do you know that the real estate business is where virtual assistants are thriving? The nature of a realtor’s work is to always be on the move, showing houses, meeting new clients, hosting open houses and so much more. Professional real estate agents do not have the enough time for the essential but time consuming duties such as paper work.
A typical real estate agent spends his or her time:
• Making telephone calls to follow-up new leads
• Go out on the streets trying to make a sale
• Chatting to clients
The aforementioned are just a little bit of what real estate agents do. There are loads of stuff that need to be done in order to be a successful realtor, and this is the part that offshore virtual assistants (VA) come into the picture.
Marketing is one of the major function that good real agent should be successful at. This simply means that they will need to sell themselves to their prospective clients. It is impossible to get clients as a realtor without marketing yourself.
VA’s are typically very good at marketing, especially when it comes to online marketing. Real estate agents can easily have their site designed and maintained by their virtual assistants. You can even have your VA do telemarketing for you. A database and a good script is just all it takes
Administrative tasks are the most common work duties that VA’s handle for realtors. They handle the administrative tasks that may take you a couple of hours or the whole day. Most VA’s are experts when it comes to administrative tasks.
Virtual assistants can forward paper work to those who need them, at the time they need them. VA’s can also do the following tasks:
• Manage database
• Set appointments
• Make travel arrangements
• Process mails to clients
Lead Management and Cultivation
This is perhaps a VA’s most vital function. Virtual assistants can help in lead cultivation and management. As a realtor, there should be a consistent flowing of leads; even with a steady flow of leads, you may not be able to manage and cultivate these leads, and they may eventually become stale.
As soon as a lead comes, your virtual assistant will give them a call in order to enquire about their requirements and also know if they are serious sellers or buyers. As soon as the leads are qualified, then your outsourced virtual assistant will forward the qualified leads to you ASAP. This way, you get to save valuable time processing unqualified leads – this can be pretty annoying!
There are still a lot of tasks that you can assign to your virtual assistant. Your VA is there to help you perform better and help you grow your business.
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