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Rainmaker
2,138,379
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Yes, and it has been the best experience. They do a wide variety of behind the scene online tasks for me. If interested in all they can do, contact Katerina Gasset

Apr 16, 2018 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
180,584
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Have not personally, but have a few friends who do and love having one. ( side note- they keep a detailed list of duties etc for them and do enough business to farm out 20 hrs worth of work t them every week)

Apr 16, 2018 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,827,931
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I have not used a virtual assistant.  Yet.  I know people who use "real"  and "virtual" help.  

Apr 16, 2018 04:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,114
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I prefer to do it myself.

Apr 15, 2018 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
769,835
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I use 3!

Thoughts: well, I use 3!!! 

Apr 16, 2018 05:45 AM
Ambassador
3,856,536
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not yet - but will soon, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,

Apr 15, 2018 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,167,168
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

the time is NOW for a virtual assistant.... I AM my teammembers' assistant... but those who are beating the pavement without an assistant would be wise to speak with one.... Katerina Gasset is one who offers that service...

Apr 16, 2018 08:04 AM
Rainer
132,006
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have not, but an agent in the office does and he swears by it. The VA is in FL I believe and they take care of all of his weekend stuff and keep him organized from what I have collected when speaking with him.

Apr 16, 2018 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,823,445
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Several over the years.  It's great!

Apr 16, 2018 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
505,369
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I haven't tried one but have thought about it so... parked and reading.  :)

Apr 16, 2018 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
342,185
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have been thinking of using a VA for a while now ... Like You, I'm looking for the opinion of my peers ... going to read all your responses!  Wishing you the best ... 

Apr 16, 2018 09:04 AM
Ambassador
2,435,329
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have and I opted to hire locally and couldn't be happier!

Apr 16, 2018 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,561,781
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not use a VA.  I do what needs to be done. It gets done when it needs to be done and it gets done correctly.

Apr 16, 2018 07:52 AM
Rainer
74,289
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

For our property managmeent company yes.

This person answers the phone for all rental inquiries, sets up showing times, and handles the maintenance along with a person on the ground here.  Also she processes applications, verifies backgrounds, etc. 

Apr 16, 2018 07:34 AM
Ambassador
1,988,624
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

N/A

Apr 16, 2018 07:17 AM
Ambassador
3,523,237
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

No I haven't but know plenty of people who do with much success.

Apr 16, 2018 07:09 AM
Rainer
346,699
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Have not as of yet.   I do think it may be a useful tool in the future.

Apr 16, 2018 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,377,348
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, never given it a thought

Apr 16, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,587,967
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not as I feel i lose all oversight. I would rather do it right myself than have to be worried about if it is or is not done right

Apr 16, 2018 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,562,259
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Have not, but if I were more active I definitely would consider it!

Apr 16, 2018 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
106,713
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

yes and it did not work out. 

Apr 16, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
314,005
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

I've been one, and it works pretty well as long as they have a decent computer. :) 

Apr 16, 2018 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
831,134
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I know a few have used overseas VA and they are affordable.  AR had them when they can afford someone to remove spams.  

Apr 16, 2018 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,637,429
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Yes, it depends on the assistant.  A

Apr 16, 2018 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
26,955
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Tried it twice, both times was not happy with the results.  

Apr 16, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,349,738
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

One from let's just say 'out of the country' was a total disaster. Canned them & they were recommended.

Other place I investigated I needed a 'retainer' for services plus a giant 10 page contract. I declined on that.

Apr 16, 2018 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,501,125
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No. I have preferred my own associates.

Apr 16, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,912,539
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 16, 2018 03:29 AM
Rainmaker
202,788
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have not and would be interested to hear other's experience.

Apr 16, 2018 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,247,032
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Suri seems to be working out

Apr 16, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,147,942
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Apr 16, 2018 05:59 AM
Ambassador
2,693,374
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I failed at that.  yes I tried.  I hated it.  I now have a live in my office assistant and that is working out great.

Apr 16, 2018 08:43 PM
Ambassador
2,592,353
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, You can text me at 561-502-1577 and we can talk. I will answer your questions so you can make an informed decision as to your best path. 

Apr 16, 2018 01:28 PM
Rainer
2,400
Byron Weston
EasyStreet Realty - Atlanta, GA

Looking to hire one soon to do some extra prospecting. Anyone recommendations on companies to find the best trained VA’s?

Apr 16, 2018 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,437,806
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had 3, all the same, do things at the last minute, and I can get them done quicker.

Apr 19, 2018 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
512,034
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team utilized an off-shore virtual assistant for a while. Perhaps we never learned how to make that work to our best advantage, but we no longer have that relationship.

Apr 18, 2018 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
2,397,796
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not; however, I know there are some great ones out there.

Apr 18, 2018 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,308,117
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

No.

Apr 16, 2018 10:51 PM
Rainer
9,693
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

No, I have a regular assistant.

Apr 16, 2018 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,509,896
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Apr 16, 2018 06:22 PM
Ambassador
3,586,359
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My assistant of several years moved away and now is my virtual assistant. It works pretty much the same except I can't send her to the post office or to take a photo for me.

Apr 16, 2018 05:39 PM
Rainer
3,792
James Saffell
Beaches To Ranches - Brooksville, FL

I have and I couldn't be more pleased after hiring locals and not getting results. Actually my VA is the reason I'm on active rain now. Hey is always making suggestions And trying to improve my business everyday by making suggestions and doing work that I just cannot get completed during the day. I highly recommend

Apr 16, 2018 05:11 PM
Ambassador
3,303,099
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have explored it many times, still do not see how it would work successfully for me.

Apr 16, 2018 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,304,926
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes... many years ago... and did not find it helpful. But that doesn't mean I'm closed to the idea of doing it again at some point in the future.

Apr 16, 2018 10:14 AM