This blog was born out of curiosity more than anything else. Yes, I love to rave about my career and industry but that is not the motivation behind this piece.
Knowing what I know and doing what I do, I have to ask all agents..........what has stopped you from hiring an assistant, remote or onsite?
In talking with my clients and other agents who have hired an assistant, the only regret I ever hear is "Why didn't I do this sooner?" Is money stopping you? Are you just the type that prefers to do all the work yourself? Do you have a problem delegating? I suppose the reasons behind not hiring an assistant could be any number of things yet it still doesn't make sense to me.
One other thing I have found out is that many agents have trouble finding qualified assistants locally and they shy away from having to train and take on a physical employee and all that comes with it. Real Estate Virtual Assistants have really become the best choice for many offices and individual agents. No employee taxes, no training (other than agent specific tasks), they are self supporting and have their own equipment. No desk space needed! Here on Active Rain, REVA's even have their own group that every one of you should check out. The benefits of hiring a REVA are really endless. If you were to just simply use a REVA for Contract to Close transactions, their fee can be wrapped into escrow and paid at closing so guess how much time you just saved and didn't pay a dime!!
According to Clareity, the Transaction Coordinator is the MOST under-utilized asset in the Real Estate industry, so like I said in the beginning, out of curiosity, what is stopping you from hiring an assistant?