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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Megan Barber Real Estate Virtual Assistant, REVA Trainer and consultant. Currently mentoring and training new Real Estate VAs to serve busy real estate pros.
Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions is owned and operated by Megan E. Barber. With over 13 years in of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to starting BVAS in 2005, Megan has worked "behind the scenes" of the real estate industry as support staff, real estate office manager, Realtor assistant, and an advertising coordinator/marketing assistant in a full-service marketing department in Oregon's largest real estate company.
In her experience, Megan has:
Coordinated listing and sale transactions.
Handled real estate office operations.
Coordinated newspaper advertising for the company's 1000+ agents.
Assisted with the agents' marketing efforts with flyers, postcards, brochures and presentations
Helped maintain company website and trained agents and staff how to utilize it.
Aided in the planning of large company events.
Maintained agent's individual websites
Megan is a Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant (PREVA) and is an Ethics Checked VA and Certified Real Estate Support Specialist (CRESS), by the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA). She has also been certified as a REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHERTM Professional. Megan constantly keeps up with the ever changing trends & technology that impacts the real estate industry. She receives training and information on the latest and greatest real estate technology products.
Megan currently works to train and mentor new and up-and-coming Real Estate Virtual Assistants through REVA Academy - a one stop real estate skills training resource for Virtual Professionals.
Areas of Expertise:
Here is a sampling of the services we provide:
Real Estate Support
Createproperty flyers & brochures
Just Listed & Just Sold postcards
Create & update listing presentations
Compile Buyer & Seller packets
Website maintenance & management
Handle MLS data & changes
Digital photography of listings (local clients only)
Expired & FSBO Letters
Preparation of CMAs
Coordination of Drip Email Campaigns
Purchase Closing Gifts for Clients
Monitor & Assist in Real Estate Designations
Schedule and confirm appointments & meetings
Social Media Marketing Services
Social Media Strategy Session
Social Media Profile Set-up (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Facebook Fan Page set-up
Blog feed integration and automation
Ongoing profile maintenance
Video marketing assistance
Power Point Presentations
Mailing list creation and management
Coordination of Direct Mail Campaigns
Spreadsheets, graphs and charts
Letters & memos
Scheduling of Travel Arrangements
The following list are some of the programs and software frequently used:
“Megan’s knowledge will amaze you. She always keeps up on what is the latest in technology relevant to the real estate business. She has saved me time by doing research, marketing pieces, given advice on organizing my business and office, and helped build & maintain my web site. Megan designs my flyers making them an effective marketing tool and has many marketing ideas to help me grow my business. She makes you look good.
Megan is honest and honorable in how she uses her time. She is an efficient professional and really understands the ins and outs of the real estate industry. After trying to save money by hiring someone else cheap and I ended up spending more money and got less in return. In working with BVAS, I now realize that Megan is definitely worth every penny.”
"I have worked with Megan for many years, first as our office manager, a personal assistant, and now as a virtual assistant. Anyone in our business knows how important your assistant is, and when Megan moved from Los Alamos, I was devastated. I couldn’t imagine how I could ever make it without her. I do miss seeing her sweet face, but as far as the work she is doing for me, I couldn’t be more satisfied. Everything has continued to move smoothly. I have been extremely busy the past few months and Megan has never failed to anticipate my needs. My website is always a work in progress, and people love it. All my mailings are sent in a timely manner, presentations for listings are emailed to me the day after the pictures are sent to her. She continues to promote me in ways I would never think of. Megan is ethical, trustworthy, talented, proficient, and most of all a wonderful Virtual Assistant, and friend."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.